Assignment 13.1: Case Study: Katie Peterson
During her psychiatric interview, you observe Katie with repetitive behaviors and poor eye contact. At one point, she turns the lights on and off repetitively for several minutes before she can sit down to complete her evaluation.
From your perspective as Katie’s psychiatric nurse practitioner, answer the following questions in a two- to three-page double-spaced paper (not including the reference page) in APA format. Include at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based references.
- 1-Confirm Katie’s diagnosis based on the information you have been given. Discuss the importance of the baseline SPECT scan.
- 2-Outline the types of resources you would recommend to help Katie function better.
- 3-What, if any, medications could help Katie improve her mood swings and anxiety? Provide rationale.
- 4-List two types of psychotherapy and a rationale that would help Katie. Explain why these psychotherapies are significant to your evaluation or diagnosis.
What to Submit
Your two- to three-page double-spaced paper (not including the reference page) in APA format. Include at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based references.