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Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing: A Biopsychosocial Foundation for Practice
Author: Eris Field Perese

Pages: 725  Hard Cover  with DavisPlus online resources
ISBN 13: 978-0-8036-2247-0
FA Davis 2012

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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.


Key Features:

  • 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...
    • Etiology
    • Epidemiology
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Biological basis
    • Clinical presentation across the lifespan
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Occurrence of co-morbidities
    • Treatment
    • Course
    • Issues in management
    • Screening instruments
  • Fulfills the textbook requirements of the American Nurses Credentialing Company (ANCC) with coverage of psychotherapy, psychosocial interventions, and pharmacologic management.


Table of Contents:

  1. Foundational Theories that Support Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses’ Practice
    1. Theoretical Framework of Practice
  2. Understanding the Development of Psychiatric Disorders: The Why of Clinical Presentation and Response to Treatment
    1. Neurobiological Theory of Psychiatric Disorders: Brain functioning, brain development and prenatal and perinatal factors disrupting brain development
    2. Postnatal influences on development of psychopathology
  3. Interventions Used by Advance Practice Psychiatric Nurses: Tools of the Profession
    1. Communicating, Interviewing and Assessing
    2. Case Formulation and Diagnosis, Differential Diagnoses and Developing a Biopsychosocial Plan of Care
    3. Psychopharmacotherapy
    4. Psychotherapies
    5. Psychosocial interventions
  4. Psychiatric Disorders: Anxiety Disorders
    1. Response to Stressors: Bridging Normal Responses and Psychiatric Disorders
    2. Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder
    3. Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    4. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders
  5. Psychiatric Disorders: Mood disorders
    1. Depressive disorders
    2. Bipolar Disorder
  6. Psychiatric Disorders: Thought Disorders
    1. Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
    2. Delirium and Dementia
  7. Psychiatric Disorders: Substance-related Disorders--Dual Diagnosis
    1. Dual Diagnosis
  8. Personality Disorders
    1. Personality Disorders
  9. Mental Health Promotion and Prevention of Psychiatric Disorders
    1. Prevention of Psychiatric Disorders



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