Here’s an evidence-based, holistic approach to caring for psychiatric and mental health patients in outpatient settings. Using a biopsychosocial model, this text addresses mental health issues through stabilization of brain chemistry, individualized psychotherapy, and re-socialization into the community.
Inside, you’ll find an in-depth focus on specific psychiatric disorders including the epidemiology, etiology, biological basis, clinical presentation of adults, older adults, and children, co-morbidities, differential diagnosis, and treatment. There is also comprehensive coverage of the interventions and “Levers of Change” used to aid patients in their recovery, as well preventative interventions.
Covers essential content including theoretical foundations of practice, such as Modeling and Role-Modeling, a biopsychosocial nursing theory of adaptation and Kandel’s theory of brain neuroplasticity.
Uses biopsychosocial approach to assessment and management.
Features specific content of mental health disorders associated with military service.
Includes evidence-based interventions and practice guidelines such as those in American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders Compendium.
Offers content perfect for preparing for certification exams.
Uses a consistent organization for each disorder...
Risk and protective factors
Clinical presentation across the lifespan
Occurrence of co-morbidities
Issues in management
Fulfills the textbook requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Company (ANCC) with coverage of psychotherapy, psychosocial interventions, and pharmacologic management.
Table of Contents:
Foundational Theories that Support Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses’ Practice
Theoretical Framework of Practice
Understanding the Development of Psychiatric Disorders: The Why of Clinical Presentation and Response to Treatment
Neurobiological Theory of Psychiatric Disorders: Brain functioning, brain development and prenatal and perinatal factors disrupting brain development
Postnatal influences on development of psychopathology
Interventions Used by Advance Practice Psychiatric Nurses: Tools of the Profession
Communicating, Interviewing and Assessing
Case Formulation and Diagnosis, Differential Diagnoses and Developing a Biopsychosocial Plan of Care
Psychiatric Disorders: Anxiety Disorders
Response to Stressors: Bridging Normal Responses and Psychiatric Disorders
Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder
Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders