The following for this client based on amphetamines dosage, the daily dose will be raised in 10 mg increments at weekly intervals up to the point when the optimal response is achieved.
The “lessons learned” from the case study
One of the challenges in the case is to use effective drug to treat resistant anxious depression while taking into consideration excessive sleep symptoms. A comprehension of the electrophysiologic, as well as, neurochemical that correlates with the stages of sleep is necessary in defining sleep disorders. Just like evidenced in the patient, excessive daytime sleepiness is normally associated with disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and depression.
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