The revised reprint includes all new DSM-5 updates, updated psychiatric nursing content, along with new opening unit pages with vignettes, Selected Concept boxes and a new chapter on stress and stress-related disorders. This updated version equips yourself for today's psychiatric nursing practice with all of the essential nursing interventions and clinical content combined with current research and evidence-based practice. From the author of the bestselling Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, this text was specifically developed to effectively prepare students in today's shorter courses.
New DSM-5 criteria boxes in an appendix
Updated Chapters include:
Chapter 17: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder -new material on the Recovery Model adapted for schizophrenia, new Matrix 7 domains for Cognition affected by Schizophrenia, and an updated chapter drug table which now includes the latest drugs for schizophrenia
Chapter 15: Mood Disorders: Depression - the chapter drug table has been updated with the latest drugs for depression
Chapter 16: Bipolar Spectrum Disorders - the medication tables have been updated throughout
Chapter 11: Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders - this chapter has been updated with new content
Chapter 12: Somatoform Disorders and Dissociative Disorders - the section on somatic symptom disorder has been thoroughly revised
Chapter 19: Addiction and Compulsions - this chapter has been rewritten with additions of substances, medications and new tables
UNIQUE! Examining the Evidence boxes explain the reasoning behind nursing interventions and how research affects everyday practice.
UNIQUE! Applying the Art sections communication tables in the clinical chapters provide examples of therapeutic and nontherapeutic communication techniques as well as realistic nurse-patient interaction scenarios.
Key concepts and terms clarify essential terminology.
Potential Nursing Diagnosis tables give several possible nursing diagnoses for a particular disorder along with the associated signs and symptoms.
Vignettes offer succinct, real-life glimpses into clinical practice by describing patients and their psychiatric disorders.
Assessment Guidelines familiarize readers with methods of assessing patients.
Critical thinking questions introduce clinical situations in psychiatric nursing.
***Key Points to Remember***outline the main concepts of each chapter in an easy to comprehend and concise bulleted list.
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