OverviewGet a solid foundation for providing evidence-based treatments and patient-centered psychiatric care, with Psychiatric Case Studies for Advanced Practice. Created to support advanced practice nurses treating psychiatric cases, this practical, easy-to-read reference consists of nearly 100 case studies that offer a real-world display of the most common psychiatric disorders. Whether you are a psychiatric, family, emergency, or general practice nurse or student, this is your map to ensuring that your clinical decision-making skills are sharp and based on proven analyses and protocols. Absorb the expert analysis of real-life psychiatric patients from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and conditions . . . - Up-to-date diagnostic content from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), that includes DSM-5's newer diagnoses-gender dysphoria, binge eating disorder, and autism spectrum, plus current treatments for alcohol and opiate addiction - Drug tables that provide easy-to-locate pharmaceutical data - Sample routine screening tools that offer at-your-fingertips checklists and handouts to support patient treatment - Clinical pearls that highlight vital care information - Presents real-world child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric inpatient and outpatient psychiatric cases that ground your skills in the holistic perspective, emphasizing problem-based learning and an evidence-based practice - Clear, succinct case studies that use a simple template format for quick-and-easy reading, organized by age and indexed by diagnostic category for easy reference - Cases presented in a standard format: chief complaint, history, mental status, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment plan, and rationale for treatment prescribed-with questions at the end that guide you to create a diagnosis using the DSM-5 - Cases addressing a wide range of disorders, including neurodevelopmental; schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders; bipolar, depressive, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, trauma and stressor-related disorders; somatic, feeding, eating, dissociative, sleep-wake, and elimination disorders; sexual dysfunction; impulse-control and conduct disorders; and more - Coverage that serves all experience levels and a variety of treatment settings-counseling centers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, hospital consultation and liaison services - Treatments and their rationales that represent the current evidence-based research-treatment sections divided into psychopharmacology, diagnostic tests, referral, psychotherapy, and psychoeducation - Supplemental teaching tool for graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner/APN programs About the Authors Kathleen M. Prendergast, MSN, RN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is an Instructor in Clinical Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York; a Psychiatric Consultant at Seton Hall University Counseling and Psychological Services; and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Caldwell University Counseling Center in Caldwell, New Jersey. Kasey Jackman, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, is a PhD candidate in Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON) in New York City, where she has taught courses in the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program.