Now in its Seventh Edition, this psychiatric and mental health nursing text covers both care of patients with psychiatric disorders and the psychosocial aspects of physiological disorders. Geared toward LPN/LVN students, the book's format reflects the nursing model and the shift of psychiatric nursing care from hospitals to community-based settings. New content includes care planning and psychotropic drug monitoring and the DSM-IV-TR. Other features include an increased emphasis on communication, and a family and resource support list that includes selected Web resources. End-of-chapter review questions allow the reader to balance knowledge-based, analysis and application questions. The Ancillary package consists of a printed Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on disk.