The goal of this assignment is for you to develop expertise in the entire process of producing and utilizing psychotropic medication. A minimum of 5-6 credible references (e.g., governmental websites, peer-reviewed journal article publications) must be used. Students will select a psychiatric disability and describe the following:
o    Overview of the disorder
o    DSM 5 diagnostic criteria
o    Effective Counseling Interventions
o    Psychotropic medication(s) used for treatment
    The student will describe all aspects of the medication, starting with research & development, FDA classification, mechanism of action, pharmacodynamics and kinetics, examples of other drugs in its class and types of antagonists, and FDA approval, including post-market surveillance findings, especially any warnings.
    Also include information related to the development, production (including drug design and delivery methods), application and diversity-dependent influences (how culture, race influences medication) that are essential for successful prescribing.
o    Overview of the disorder
o    DSM 5 diagnostic criteria
o    Effective Counseling Interventions
o    Psychotropic medication(s) used for treatment
    The student will describe all aspects of the medication, starting with research & development, FDA classification, mechanism of action, pharmacodynamics and kinetics, examples of other drugs in its class and types of antagonists, and FDA approval, including post-market surveillance findings, especially any warnings.
    Also include information related to the development, production (including drug design and delivery methods), application and diversity-dependent influences (how culture, race influences medication) that are essential for successful prescribing.