NUR 530 St Thomas University Common Mental Health Disorder PPT

Goal: Develop an audio presentation and submit a PowerPoint presentation on a common mental health disorder.

Content Requirements:

Students will be randomly selected to participate in groups of three.

Create a case study of a patient based on your assigned group topic only.  

The presentation must provide information:

Introduce a fictitious patient with a disease or disorder based on your assigned group topic.  Must specifically address the disease as it relates to one of the following populations:  infants, toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents, adults, or the elderly.

  • Definition of the disease or disorder
  • Epidemiology of the disease or disorder


  • Prevalence


  • Pathophysiology of the disease/disorder to the cellular level.
  • Including genetics/genomics, neurotransmitters, and neurobiology of this specific disorder.
  • Clinical features of the disease or disorder

History of the patient’s problems

  • Physical findings
  • Psychiatric findings
  • Recommendations

Treatment recommendations according to the US clinical guidelines. 

  • Patient education for management and anticipatory guidance.
  • Non-pharmaceutical, cultural, and spiritual considerations must be addressed.