ST is a twenty-five-year-old male who presents to the clinic with a major complaint of insomnia. He has been experiencing problems sleeping for the past month. He has been “borrowing” medication from his mother and friends, such as diazepam and alprazolam, and he finds that these are helpful in allowing him to sleep. He was also diagnosed with asthma at the age of ten. He has been using an inhaler, as needed, but he cannot recall the name of the inhaler. He is currently working part-time through a temporary agency, and he has not been able to find any full-time work. Answer the following questions:
- What additional information would you like to obtain from ST?
- What are the possible reasons for his insomnia?
- What are the possible strategies you can use to help him with the insomnia?
For medications, include dosages and schedules. Include highlights of patient teaching and/or lifestyle alterations. Support your decisions with at least one reference to a published clinical guideline and one peer-reviewed publication.