The common symptoms of depressive disorder are apathy, sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, worthlessness, guilty, sleep disturbance, anger, etc. Sometimes followed by other symptoms like; thoughst of death, fatique, decreased libido, psychomotor agitation, dependency, passiveness, spontanious crying without apparent cause.
Before giving nursing care plan for patient with depressive disorder, there are things should asses, including;
- History of onset of symptoms.
- The presence of non-mood psychiatric disorder.
- Interpersonal and coping abilities.
- Level of stressor.
- Presence and or level of suicidal ideation.
- Presence of comorbid subtance, alcohol and medication.
- Patient resources and social support systems.
- Physical examination to rule out possibility of the presence of medical ilness.
Key Nursing Interventions for Depressed Patients;
- Accept patients where they are and focus on their strengths.
- Reinforce decision making by patients.
- Never reinforce hallucinations or delusions.
- Respond to anger theraupeutically.
- Spend time with withdrawn patients.
- Make decision for patients that they are not ready to make for them self.
- Involve patients in activities in which they can experience success.
Labels: NCP Depressive Disorder
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