Awarded second place in the 2017 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. "I welcome, at long last, a book on global mental health targeted to nurses, the front-line health worker for billions of people around the world. The roles that nurses can, and should, play in mental health care are diverse and this book addresses both well-trod as well as emerging concerns across the continuum of care from promotion to prevention to treatment. Importantly, at the heart of this diversity is the foundation of compassion and care, the hallmark of the nursing profession." – Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK Psychiatric disorders have consistently been identified as serious and significant global burdens of disease, yet meeting the needs of people in mental distress has not often been a priority in health care. This important reference work sets out the knowledge base for understanding the state of mental health care globally, and translating that into effective practice. The Handbook provides a historical and contemporary context of mental health care, identifies and discusses evidence-based standards of care and strategies for mental health promotion and explores the need to deliver care from interdisciplinary and community-based models, placing these imperatives within a human rights and empowerment framework. It is made up of four core sections which look at: Key and emerging issues that affect global mental health practice and research, including the social context of health; Evidence-based health promotion strategies for major areas of practice internationally; A range of country studies, reflecting different problems and approaches to mental health and mental health care internationally; and What constitutes empowering practice. The only comprehensive work looking at global perspectives on mental health nursing, this is an invaluable reference for all students, academics and professionals involved in mental health research with an interest in global or cross-cultural issues.
Author: Sheila Grossman
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Featuring brilliant art, engaging new case studies, and dynamic new teaching and learning resources, this 9th edition of Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States is captivating, accessible, and student-friendly while retaining the comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage that has made it a market leader. The book’s unique emphasis on “concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders, helps students grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. Drawing on the expertise of new co-author Sheila Grossman, the Ninth Edition maintains its comprehensive depth, while paring down content where appropriate and replacing descriptive content with striking art. (Approximately 600 illustrations are new or have been re-rendered in a consistent modern style.) Also new to this edition are advanced 3D narrated animations that address the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorders, engaging unit-opening case studies that reinforce critical thinking and set the tone for the content to come, and a wide range of built-in study tools. Now, for the first time, Porth’s Pathophysiology is supported by PrepU, an adaptive learning system that help students learn more, while giving instructors the data they need to monitor each student’s progress, strengths, and weaknesses.
Author: Alexander Johnson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2018-04-05
The best book on the market for nurses preparing for the Progressive Care Certification Exam! This score-boosting new resource is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Following the PCCN blueprint, the book reflects the latest changes to test plan, so you can be confident you are studying the most timely, relevant material possible. With more than 1,200 Q&A, and an easy-to-follow, step-by-step review of all the must-know content, this is a true essential for anyone preparing for the exam. Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exam, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify your weak areas. In addition, handy “Editor’s Notes” highlight what is important and gives you an idea of the number of questions you should expect on a given topic. Features: • Vibrant two-color layout • Chapter ending Summaries encapsulate must-know information • Remediation for answers to practice exams • Boxes and sidebars highlight important information.
Author: Margaret Jordan Halter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric-mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. This edition was revised in conjunction with a readability expert to support clarity and ease of understanding. Chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing your students for clinical practice with real-world examples. New to this edition are full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications, criteria from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) for major disorders, completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and a fully rewritten chapter on Dying, Death, and Grieving to provide students with essential information about difficult topics. Mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting. Coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends keep you current with best practices in the field. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations. Vignettes with vivid mini-stories prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders. Health Policy Boxes introduce the role you can play in advocating for patients and the profession. Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention. NEW! Full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications. NEW! DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are fully incorporated in the text, and include updated NANDA content. NEW! Completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes. NEW! Revised chapter on Dying, Death and Grieving gives you all the vital information you need. NEW! Ten NCLEX-style questions and answers at the end of each chapter.
Author: Wolters Kluwer Health
Release Date: 2011-06-11
The fifth edition of Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing maintains a strong student focus, presenting sound nursing theory, therapeutic modalities, and clinical applications across the treatment continuum. The chapters are short and the writing style is direct in order to facilitate reading comprehension and student learning. This text uses the nursing process framework and emphasizes assessment, therapeutic communication, neurobiologic theory, and pharmacology throughout. Interventions focus on all aspects of client care, including communication, client and family education, and community resources, as well as their practical application in various clinical settings. This new edition is supported with an ancillary package designed to assist instructors with course planning and execution, and student evaluation, and to assist students with comprehensive knowledge synthesis. ORGANIZATION OF THE TEXT Unit 1: Current Theories and Practice provides a strong foundation for students. It addresses current issues in psychiatric nursing as well as the many treatment settings in which nurses encounter clients. It discusses thoroughly neurobiologic theories, psychopharmacology, and psychosocial theories and therapy as a basis for understanding mental illness and its treatment. Unit 2: Building the Nurse–Client Relationship presents the basic elements essential to the practice of mental health nursing. Chapters on therapeutic relationships and therapeutic communication prepare students to begin working with clients both in mental health settings and in all other areas of nursing practice. The chapter on the client’s response to illness provides a framework for understanding the individual client. An entire chapter is devoted to assessment, emphasizing its importance in nursing. Unit 3: Current Social and Emotional Concerns covers topics that are not exclusive to mental health settings, including legal and ethical issues; anger, aggression, and hostility; abuse and violence; and grief and loss. Nurses in all practice settings find themselves confronted with issues related to these topics. Additionally, many legal and ethical concerns are interwoven with issues of violence and loss. Unit 4: Nursing Practice for Psychiatric Disorders covers all the major categories identified in the DSM-IV-TR. Each chapter provides current information on etiology, onset and clinical course, treatment, and nursing care. PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing incorporates several pedagogical features designed to facilitate student learning: • Learning Objectives focus the students’ reading and study. • Key Terms identify new terms used in the chapter. Each term is identified in bold and defined in the text. • Application of the Nursing Process sections use the assessment framework presented in Chapter 8, so students can compare and contrast various disorders more easily. • Critical Thinking Questions stimulate students’ thinking about current dilemmas and issues in mental health. • Key Points summarize chapter content to reinforce important concepts. • Chapter Study Guides provide workbook-style questions for students to test their knowledge and understanding of each chapter. SPECIAL FEATURES • Clinical Vignettes are provided for each major disorder discussed in the text to “paint a picture” for better understanding. • Drug Alerts highlight essential points about psychotropic drugs. • Cultural Considerations sections appear in each chapter, as a response to increasing diversity. • Therapeutic dialogues give specific examples of nurse– client interaction to promote therapeutic communication skills. • Internet Resources to further enhance study are located at the end of each chapter. • Client/Family Teaching boxes provide information that help strengthen students’ roles as educators. • Symptoms and Interventions are highlighted for chapters in Units 3 and 4. • Sample Nursing Care Plans are provided for chapters in Units 3 and 4. • Self-Awareness features appear at the end of each chapter, which encourage students to reflect on themselves, their emotions, and their attitudes as a way to foster both personal and professional development ANCILLARY PACKAGE FOR THE FIFTH EDITION Faculty This fifth edition comes with a collection of ancillary materials designed to help you plan class and clinical learning activities and evaluate students’ learning. The Instructor Resource DVD-ROM contains information and activities that will help you engage your students throughout the semester, including • PowerPoint Slides • Image Bank • Test Generator Additional content and technology resources are available online at ThePoint —http://thepoint.lww.com—allowing instructors easy access to an extensive selection of materials for each chapter, including • Pre-lecture Quizzes • Discussion Topics • Written, Group, Clinical, and Web Assignments • Guided Lecture Notes • Online eBook • Journal Articles Students Free and bound in the book, the fifth edition DVD-ROM supplies the following learning tools: • Movie-Viewing Guides highlighting films depicting individuals with mental health disorders and providing students the opportunity to approach nursing care related to mental health and illness in a novel way. • Clinical Simulations on Schizophrenia, Depression, and the Acutely Manic Phase that walk students through case studies and put them in real-life situations. • Drug Monographs of commonly prescribed psychotropic drugs. These and other valuable student resources, including NCLEX-style psychiatric nursing questions designed to help students prepare to face exams armed with confidence and knowledge, are also available on ThePoint —http:// thepoint.lww.com. As always, I am grateful to all the nursing students who contribute to this book in more ways than they might imagine. Their continued questions and feedback guide me to keep this text useful, easy to read and understand, and focused on student learning. I want to thank the people at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins for their valuable assistance in making this textbook a reality. Their contributions to its success are greatly appreciated. I thank Jean Rodenberger, Katherine Burland, Laura Scott, and Cynthia Rudy for a job well done once again. My friends, Sheri and Beth, continue to listen, support, and encourage me in all that I do while keeping me from taking myself too seriously. And the women in my neighborhood who help me to laugh and enjoy life––their support is greatly appreciated.
Author: Karen Lee Fontaine
Release Date: 2003
Goals ofMental Health Nursing Mental, behavioral, and social health problems are increasing throughout the world. According to recent world studies, four of the ten leading causes of disability worldwide are mental illnesses. In the United States, mental illnesses are the nation's second leading cause of disability, and mental illness has been classified as a public health crisis. My goal is that nursing students and nurses in all professional practice specialties incorporate psychiatric nursing skills as they work with a variety of clients to improve the quality of life and achieve the highest possible level of functioning. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical to every area of practice. In addition, nurses encounter people with mental illnesses in inpatient, outpatient, and community sites including medical-surgical settings, intensive care units, emergency departments, obstetrics, and pediatrics. Thus, wherever you practice nursing, your mental health nursing skills will help you think critically and creatively. The fifth edition ofMental Health Nursingis designed to appeal to both traditional and nontraditional nursing students. The text is written in a user-friendly style for undergraduate students with the understanding that students and clients encompass a wide range of ages and ethnic groups, both genders, and a variety of sexual identities. This diversity is reflected throughout the text. This text is based on the belief that the practice of mental health nursing means taking time to be with clients and their families in deeply caring ways. To that end, nursing students are encouraged to engage in self-analysis in order to increase their self-understanding and self-acceptance. This is important because nurses who are able to clarify their own beliefs and values are less likely to be judgmental or to impose their own values and beliefs on clients. Language is a powerful tool that reflects our beliefs and values. When we refer to someone with a disability by a label, we profess a belief that the disability is the most important feature about that person. This attitude is reflected when we label people as alcoholics, schizophrenics, or quadriplegics. In contrast, I use "people-first" language. I acknowledge the person first by saying, "a person with schizophrenia" or "a person who has a substance abuse problem." In the same spirit, I use the words "client" and "consumer" interchangeably. I believe these terms reflect people with options and choices who have the right to determine their own direction in life. Philosophical and Theoretical Frameworks Many theories and models are relevant to the practice of mental health nursing. It is the integration of these theories that creates the unique domain of mental health nursing as we respond to the social, cultural, environmental, and biological components of mental illness. It is important that we maintain the art of nursing, which is being there, with another person or persons, in a context of caring. It involves compassion and sensitivity to each person within the context of her or his entire life. The model basic to this text is one of competency. This is based on the belief that individuals and families are resourceful and have the capacity to grow and change. The competency model does not ignore pathology and dysfunction but emphasizes strengths and adaptation. The role of nursing is to empower people to respond and adapt to life circumstances. In this spirit, nurses develop collaborative partnerships with clients and families. The overall goal is to provide the support, education, coping skills training, and advocacy necessary for successful living, learning, and working in the community. Consumer-sensitive nursing care helps people assume personal responsibility for where they are in their lives and for where they are going. Traditional Strengths ofMental Health Nursing In the fifth edition,Mental Health Nursingretains many of the strengths that have made it a popular "user-friendly" text for nursing students. There is a heavy emphasis throughout the text on the development of effective communication skills. Chapter 2,Relating, Communicating, and Teaching,includes a new example of a student-client interaction and an analysis thereof in the form of a process recording. Each chapter in Part IV, Mental Disorders, features Clinical Interactions, illustrating a therapeutic interaction between a nurse and client. The nursing process is the organizing framework for Chapters 11 through 23. This organizational consistency is extremely effective in helping students begin to assess, analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate in a systematic manner. TheFocused Nursing Assessmentfeature aids students in learning the type and range of assessment questions to ask particular clients.NANDA diagnosesare correlated withNursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)and withNursing Interventions Classification (NIC)in tables. These taxonomies model a systematic use of the nursing process. At the same time, students are not limited to these taxonomies as the information flows well within other internal models of the nursing process. Clinical Interactionspresent a brief patient history and then provide clinical interactions between client and nurse to promote effective therapeutic communication skills. Vignettesgive insights into brief client scenarios and their applications relevant to chapter topics. Key Conceptsare listed at the end of each chapter. Students who read these concepts before reading the chapter will find this helpful in focusing their attention. Key concepts are also a useful tool to quickly review the chapter content. Culture-Specific Contentcontinues to be a feature of Chapters 11 through 23. In addition to Chapter 5,The Role of Cultural Diversity in Mental Health Nursing,culture-specific characteristics are highlighted throughout these chapters to show students the importance of cultural considerations when caring for a variety of clients. New Features in the Fifth Edition While retaining many of the strengths of the previous edition, this new fifth edition ofMental Health Nursingincludes much new and significantly updated material, new pedagogical features, and new emphases. Learning ObjectivesandKey Termsintroduce each chapter. Page numbers are included with each key term to identify the place where the term first appears in the chapter, in bold blue type. In addition, other important terms are bolded within the chapter content. The glossary on the student CD-ROM, is expanded to twice the previous size. Critical Thinking Exercisesare integrated in every chapter in the text. Answers to these exercises are found on the accompanying Student CD-ROM and the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM and Instructor's Resource Manual. Complementary/Alternative Therapiesdescribe the use of and "how to" apply complementary therapy as an adjunct to traditional psychiatric care. Books for Clients & Families provide a listing of useful books for clients and their families. Community Resourcesinclude names and addresses of agencies and organizations that may provide additional information to students about a variety of topics. Lengthy clinical pathways have been eliminated with the expansion of the nursing process section. A sample of aclinical pathwayis provided in Chapter 11,Anxiety Disorders.Evaluation is linked to outcome criteria, enabling the student to see the ongoing process of professional nursing practice.Interactive Care Plan activitieson the Companion Web site allow students to develop their own care plans based on a specific client scenario. Students can e-mail these custom care plans to their instructors as homework assignments. A new feature,MediaLink,introduces each chapter of the text and lists additional specific content, animations, NCLEX Review, tools, and other interactive exercises that appear on the accompanying Student CDROM and the Companion Web site. MediaLink icons appear throughout the chapter to indicate topics in the textbook that are further explained on the accompanying media supplements. Finally, at the end of each chapter, the section entitledEXPLORE MediaLinkencourages students to use the CD-ROM and the Companion Web site to apply what they have learned from the text in case studies, practice NCLEX questions, and use additional resources. The purpose of the MediaLink feature is to further enhance the student experience, build on knowledge gained from the text book, prepare students for the NCLEX, and foster critical thinking. Chapter 17, a new chapter onSpectrum Disorders,focuses on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, Tourette's disorder, bipolar disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and autistic disorder. These disorders are grouped together not only because they begin in childhood but also because they are linked by overlapping signs and symptoms and genetic similarities. Chapter 19 is a new chapter onNeuropsychiatric Problems.While these are not mental disorders per se, the disorders covered in this chapter have significant psychiatric symptoms as part of the clinical picture. This chapter is designed to help students see the application of psychiatric nursing principles to medical conditions. A new chapter onCommunity Violence,Chapter 23, focuses on the perpetrators and victims of violence in American culture, including the effects of terrorism. The emphasis is on children and adolescents as they are the largest demographic group involved in and affected by violent behavior. Chapter 1,Introduction to Mental Health Nursing,includes new material on the human genome, diathesis-stress model, nature versus nurture, genetic anticipation, and behavioral genetics. The fifth edition of the text increases emphasis on family and community mental health by expanding it to two chapters. Chapter 3,The Family in Mental Health Nursing,focuses on the competency model of mental health nursing. New or expanded material includes boundaries, family burden, family pain, family recovery, expressed emotion, and cultural assessment of families. Chapter 4,The Community in Mental Health Nursing,reflects today's changing health care environment. New or expanded material includes the Americans with Disabilities Act, Individual with Disabilities Education Act, least restrictive environment, homeless populations, crisis response services, recovery-oriented nursing interventions, and community-based nursing practice. Chapter 7 onNeurobiology and Behaviorhas been extensively revised, including new artwork illustrating structures of the brain, pathways of fear, and ligands and neurotransmission. New or expanded content includes neuroplasticity, free radicals and antioxidants, executive functions, reward deficiency syndrome, feedback and feedforward, working memory versus long-term memory, emotions, language and self-talk, motivation, and psychoneuroimmunology. Chapter 10,Treatment Modalities,has been extensively revised and includes the negative impact of seclusion and restraints. Suggestions are provided to prevent the use of these aversive "interventions." New or expanded content includes civil rights protection, crisis intervention, 12step programs, online support groups, social skills training, self-esteem interventions, physical exercise, group therapy, and play and art therapy. An overview of the major alternative therapies is provided, with a focus on how these are used in mental health settings. Most chapters have been revised to include new information from the neurobiological sciences, DSMIV-TR boxes, community resources, and suggested books for clients and families.Age-Specific Characteristicsare integrated into each chapter, appearing as a distinct head in the chapter content and replacing the chapters on children and adolescents and older adults from the fourth edition. This is a separate chapter feature apart from the childhood disorders presented in Chapter 17,Spectrum Disorders. About the Artwork and Poetry All of the artwork and corresponding descriptions at the opening of each unit and chapter are creative expressions of psychiatric patients involved in the Expressive Therapy program at Four Winds-Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York. In the Expressive Therapy groups, patients are encouraged to utilize a range of art media to depict and explore their internal landscapes, clarify and communicate their struggles, and identify obstacles, as well as discover their strengths and create the ways to more effectively direct the journey toward a more gratifying life. Giving shape, form, and color to feelings promotes an increased sense of mastery over even the most painful affect. The communication through art then promotes the sharing of experiences in a safe and nonthreatening manner. The transformation of overwhelming feelings into the constructive communication embodied in the art object nurtures the patients' spontaneity and problem-solving skills in life, thereby promoting increased understanding of self and connection to others. Submission of work for this book was voluntary and offered to patients at the end of each Expressive Therapy group over a period of six weeks. Once submitted, the appropriate legal releases of the work were secured from the individuals or their guardians, if under age 18. Many patients submitted work and were enthusiastic and appreciative of the invitation to contribute to the further education of professionals. By sharing their use of the modality of Expressive Therapy, they are sharing a very intimate dynamic expression of their search for direction, connection, strength, and hope in their individual healing process. Expressive Therapy makes manifest our belief that each individual is unique, as is his or her vision of life experience. To share that vision sparks our recognition of our common human experience. With that recognition comes the possibility of a society of greater benevolence, human dignity, and respect(Catherine Sanderson, Expressive Arts Therapist, Four Winds-Saratoga). All New Comprehensive Teaching and Learning Package To enhance the teaching and learning process, the following supplements have been developed in close correlation with the new edition ofMental Health Nursing.The full complement of supplemental teaching materials is available to all qualified instructors from your Prentice Hall Health Sales Representative. Student CD-ROM.A new addition to this package, the Student CD-ROM includes NCLEX-style multiple-choice questions that emphasize the application of nursing care. Students can test their knowledge and gain immediate feedback through rationales for right and wrong answers. The CD-ROM also provides several animations to help students understand and visualize more difficult concepts in mental health nursing care. Answers to the critical thinking exercises from the textbook NOC and NIC classifications, and the glossary are provided on the CD-ROM, with complete discussions of these topics. Finally, the CDROM allows access to the Companion Web site described below. This CD-ROM is packaged free with every copy of the textbook. Clinical Companion.This clinical companion serves as a portable, quick reference to psychiatric-mental health nursing. Topics include DSMIV TR classifications, common diagnostic studies, over 20 clinical applications for mental health disorders, medications, and much more. This handbook will allow students to bring the information they learn from class into any clinical setting. Instructor's Resource Manual.This manual contains a wealth of material to help faculty plan and manage the mental health nursing course. It includes chapter overviews, detailed lecture suggestions and outlines, learning objectives, a complete test bank, answers to the textbook critical thinking exercises, teaching tips, and more for each chapter. The IRM also guides faculty on how to assign and use the text-specific Companion Web site,www.prenhall.com/fontaine, and the CD-ROM that accompany the textbook. Instructor's Resource CD-ROM.New to this package, the Instructor's Resource CD-ROM provides many resources in an electronic format. First, the CD-ROM includes the complete test bank in Test-Gen format. Second, it includes a comprehensive collection of images from the textbook in PowerPoint format, so faculty can easily import these photographs and illustrations into their own classroom lecture presentations. Finally, the CDROM provides instructors with access to the same animations that appear on the Student CD-ROM, so faculty can incorporate these visual accents into their lectures. Companion Web Site and Syllabus Manager(tm).New to this package is a free Companion Web site atwww.prenhall.com/fontaine. This Web site serves as a text-specific, interactive online workbook toMental Health Nursing, Fifth Edition.The Companion Web site includes modules for Learning Objectives, Audio Glossary, Chapter Summary for lecture notes, NCLEX Review Questions, Case Studies, Care Plan activities, Message Board discussion questions, Web Links, and Nursing Tools, such as Standards of Practice, NANDA Nursing Diagnoses, and more. Instructors adopting this textbook for their courses have free access to an online Syllabus Manager with a whole host of features that facilitate the students' use of this Companion Web site and allow faculty to post their syllabi online for their students. For more information or a demonstration of Syllabus Manager, please contact your Prentice Hall Health Sales Representative or go online towww.prenhall.com/demo. Online Course Management Systems.Also new to this package are online course companions available for schools using Blackboard, WebCT or Course Compass course management systems. For more information about adopting an online course management system to accompanyMental Health Nursing, Fifth Edition,please contact your Prentice Hall Health Sales Representative or go online towww.prenhall.com/demo. Karen Lee Fontaine
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
Release Date: 2013-05-22
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Release Date: 2003-05-27
Genre: Insanity (Law)
This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5[trademark]), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10-plus years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. This manual, which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders, includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings - inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists. DSM-5[trademark] is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders.
This edition of MENTAL HEALTH-PSYCHIATRIC NURSING continues to utilize a conceptual model of holistic nursing care, graphically represented and consistently applied throughout. Its unique behavioral approach focuses on treating patient behavior, not medical disorders. Users have consistently praised this text for its organization, nursing process approach, lifespan coverage, pedagogical aids, and research highlights.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
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