To complete this assignment
- Compare the Ted Talk by Thomas Insel (in attachment) to the NY Times article by Carlat, D. (2010). Mind Over Meds (PDF), and answer the following questions:
- How do you view the role of psychiatric medication in the promotion of patient well-being?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a psychopharmacologist versus also integrating psychotherapy in your clinical practice?
- What does the literature say (that is, support for or lack of evidence) for integration of psychotherapy and prescribing by the same clinician (APRN or MD)?
- What evidence supports the use of both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology as the role for the PMHNP to improve patient outcomes?
- Carefully read the questions presented. You do not need to include the questions in the body of your paper.
- Reflect on the assigned materials from this week and consider experiences from your own practice to support your ideas. Please use proper citations and APA format.
- You may wish to refer to outside sources as well to support your statements.