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A 23-year-old biracial (Black Asian) female arrives at the clinic for an evaluation. She has lost 30 pounds in 6 weeks without trying. She complains of feelings of guilt about her symptoms and everyday sadness that does not go away. She also states she is not able to stay asleep and has difficulty concentrating. Her family is Jamaican and has used herbal teas, not a psychiatrist in the past to treat these symptoms.
Discuss how the principles of good prescribing should be applied to this case.
Describe a cultural consideration that may affect medication adherence for this patient.