This handy pocket guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on basic behavioural theories, key aspects of psychiatric and crisis interventions, mental status assessments and exams, mental health history and assessment tools, and so much more. The 1st Edition was an AJN Book-of-the-Year award winner. Completely revised and thoroughly updated, the 3rd Edition delivers even more resources and tools. And, readers will continue to find all of the features that make the "Davis' Notes" series so popular. It includes: preview of "DSM-5" changes to come; specific disorders identified with a special icon; rating scale, "The Mood Disorder Questionnaire", which can be used to screen for bipolar spectrum disorder; Postpartum Depression in Fathers, Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health, and Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN); Antipsychotic Treatment Emergent Diabetes, including BMI and metabolic disorder in the Drugs/Labs tab; diagnostic tests, including structural MRI to diagnose dementias and VeriPsych biomarkers to diagnose schizophrenia; 63 psychotropic monographs updated and revised, as well as 3 new antipsychotic monographs in the Drugs A-Z tab; pregnancy categories added to each drug, as well as the Tools Tab; Terrorism/Natural Disasters, including war and PTSD in the Crisis tab; and, Smartphone Apps for screening for mood and anxiety disorders. It also includes: basic behavioral theories at a glance; Key aspects of psych and crisis interventions; general mental status assessments and exams, with focused assessments for adult and geriatric populations; essential information on psychotropic drugs; client/family education tables, tips and strategies; cultural considerations and assessment tool; reusable mental health history, assessment tool, multiaxial assessment, CAGE, and many other tools; clinical pearls throughout to provide practical on-the-spot advice; HIPAA-compliant, write-on/wipe-off pages; and, Nursing - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
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