You have a 26 year old patient with MDD, you will initiate the patient on sertraline 25 mg PO daily.
1- What are the parameters or considerations for diagnosing MDD?
2- Describe the neurobiological of major depressive disorder (MDD). Include genetics,
neurotransmitters, neuroanatomical changes, current theories of the cause of the disease, and cultural factors if it’s involved.)
3- There is any medical condition that can mimic MDD?
4- What laboratories do you need to monitor?
5- what is the first line of treatment for (MDD). what is the neurochemistry action of sertraline, (SSRI), side effects to monitor, expected benefits for the patient, and contraindications?
6- Describe the benefit of behavior therapy in the treatment of a major depressive disorder.
Use APA and Include references from at least 3 sources including the article
from a journal, no older than 5 years.