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PMHNP Across the Lifespan I

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PMHNP Across the Lifespan I


  • Review the Learning Resources and consider the insights they provide on comprehensive, integrated psychiatric assessment. Watch the Mental Status Examination B-6 and Simulation Scenario-Adolescent Risk Assessment videos.
  • Watch the YMH Boston Vignette 5 video and take notes; you will use this video as the basis for your Discussion post.


Based on the YMH Boston Vignette 5 video, post answers to the following questions:

  • What did the practitioner do well? In what areas can the practitioner improve?
  • Do you have any compelling concerns at this point in the clinical interview? If so, what are they?
  • What would be your next question, and why?

    PMHNP Across the Lifespan I

Then, address the following. Your answers to these prompts do not have to be tailored to the patient in the YMH Boston video.

  • Explain why a thorough psychiatric assessment of a child/adolescent is essential.
  • Describe two different symptom rating scales that would be appropriate for a child’s or adolescent’s psychiatric assessment.
  • Describe two psychiatric treatment options for children and adolescents that may not be used when treating adults.
  • Explain the role parents/guardians play in assessment.

Support your response with at least three peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources, and explain why each of your supporting sources is considered scholarly. Attach the PDFs of your sources.

Upload a copy of your discussion writing to draft Turnitin for plagiarism check. Your faculty has the academic freedom to not accept your work and grade it at a zero if it is not uploaded as a draft submission to Turnitin as instructed. APA Format

Read a selection of your colleagues’ responses.


Respond to at least two of your colleagues on 2 different days by offering additional insights or alternative perspectives on their analysis of the video, other rating scales that may be used with children, or other treatment options for children not yet mentioned. Be specific and provide a rationale with evidence.

Note: For this Discussion, you must complete your initial post before you can view and respond to your colleagues’ postings. Begin by clicking on the Reply button to complete your initial post. Remember, once you click on Post Reply, you cannot delete or edit your own posts, and you cannot post anonymously. Please check your post carefully before clicking on Post Reply

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