PsychNotes: Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition (Davis's Notes)

PsychNotes: Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition (Davis's Notes)

Darlene D. Pedersen

Language: English

Pages: 246

ISBN: 0803639228

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A Davis's Note Book!

Includes DSM-5 Content and is the First Place winner of the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing!

This pocket guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on basic behavioral theories, mental health assessments including screening tools (depression, anxiety, suicide, postnatal and geriatric depression, alcohol, hoarding and others),  key aspects of psychiatric and crisis interventions, updated and "at your fingertips" key psychotropic information, terrorism, PTSD and Military, labs/tests, and client education and much more!

The 4th Edition has been thoroughly updated to deliver even more resources and tools, plus new DSM-5 content.

"Psych Notes is packed with all of the essential content necessary to REVIEW (you should also have expanded knowledge of this content) and pass the ANCC PMHNP certification exam. You will be astonished with the depth and breadth of information contained in this easy to read and use (spiral bound) book. Be sure to access the online information that accompanies this book, too as it contains a grid comparing the changes from DSM-IV and DSM-5!"--Sandra Hannon-Engel, Ph.D., RN, CNS, PMHNP, Assistant Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Boston, MA.



















89 Client/Family Education: Sexual Dysfunctions/ Paraphilias/Gender Identity Disorders Sexual Dysfunctions ■ Clients and their partners need to understand where in the sexual response cycle the problem exists (arousal/orgasm). ■ If the problem is one of desire or aversion, this needs to be explored further to determine the causes: couple discord, gender identity, sexual orientation issues, negative views of sexual activity, previous sexual abuse, body image, or self-esteem issues. ■ The same

any of the standard psychiatric textbooks and references. DISORDERS/ INTERV 03Pederson (F)-03 6/25/07 7:47 PM Page 98 DISORDERS/ INTERV Psychiatric Interventions Therapeutic Relationship/Alliance ■ The therapeutic relationship is not concerned with the skills of the mental health professional (MHP) but rather with the attitudes and the relationship between the MHP and the client. This relationship comes out of the creation of a safe environment, conducive to communication and trust. ■ An

(Effexor) 160 Hydroxyzine (Atarax) 140 Zalephon (Sonata) 161 Imipramine (Tofranil) 141 Ziprasidone (Geodon) 161 Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 141 Zolpidem (Ambien) 162 Lithium (Eskalith) 142 Lorazepam (Ativan) 143 * Latest drugs approved/released into the marketplace. 126 Psychotropic Drugs A – Z (Alphabetical Listing) ↓ Dose required; begin 0.25 mg 2–3 times/d; assess CNS and risk for falls. Elderly have ↑ sensitivity to benzodiazepines. Psychotropic Drug Tables that follow include each drug’s

increased in hepatic impairment Use/Common Side Effects (CSE) Use with caution; increase slowly. Geriatric & Dose Considerations Use: Depression, generalized anxiety disorder CSE: Insomnia, diarrhea, nausea, sexual dysfunction Use: Major depressive disorder CSE: fatigue, drowsiness, insomnia, ↓ appetite, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, dysuria, ↑sweating, SEIZURES Psychotropic Drugs A – Z (Alphabetical Listing) Dose Range/ Adult Daily Dose Range: 40–60 mg/d 20–30 mg po twice daily Range:

pharmacological (chemical) and infringes on a patient’s (Text continued on following page) BASICS 01Pederson (F)-01 6/25/07 7:46 PM Page 18 BASICS freedom of movement and may result in injury (physical or psychological) and/or death. There must be an evaluation based on benefit: risk consideration and a leaning toward alternative solutions. Restraints may be used when there is dangerous behavior and to protect the patient and others. You need to become familiar with the standards as set

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