PsychNotes: Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition (Davis's Notes)

PsychNotes: Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition (Davis's Notes)

Darlene D. Pedersen

Language: English

Pages: 246

ISBN: 0803639228

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A Davis's Note Book!

Includes DSM-5 Content and is the First Place winner of the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing!

This pocket guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on basic behavioral theories, mental health assessments including screening tools (depression, anxiety, suicide, postnatal and geriatric depression, alcohol, hoarding and others),  key aspects of psychiatric and crisis interventions, updated and "at your fingertips" key psychotropic information, terrorism, PTSD and Military, labs/tests, and client education and much more!

The 4th Edition has been thoroughly updated to deliver even more resources and tools, plus new DSM-5 content.

"Psych Notes is packed with all of the essential content necessary to REVIEW (you should also have expanded knowledge of this content) and pass the ANCC PMHNP certification exam. You will be astonished with the depth and breadth of information contained in this easy to read and use (spiral bound) book. Be sure to access the online information that accompanies this book, too as it contains a grid comparing the changes from DSM-IV and DSM-5!"--Sandra Hannon-Engel, Ph.D., RN, CNS, PMHNP, Assistant Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Boston, MA.

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as well as ever 8. I have felt sad or miserable.* ■ Yes, most of the time ■ Yes, quite often ■ Not very often ■ No, not at all 10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me.* ■ Yes, quite often ■ Sometimes ■ Hardly ever ■ Never Total score ϭ (See scoring p. 46) Instructions for users: 1. The mother is asked to underline the response that comes closest to how she has been feeling in the previous 7 days. 2. All ten items must be completed. 3. Care should be taken to avoid the possibility

lot about a specific way to commit suicide? (1) No (2) Yes (Continued on following page) ASSESS 02Pederson (F)-02 6/25/07 7:46 PM Page 48 ASSESS Diagnostic Score (see scoring below) Part A Part B Total Score (A ϩ B) ϭ D-ARK Diagnostic Scoring Part A: If respondent scores Questions 1 or 2 greater than or equal to 2; then Part A ϭ 1 Part B: Score individual items as follows: If question 1 is greater than or equal to 2, Criterion 1 ϭ 1; Score If question 2 is greater than or equal to 2,

phase – The client is committed to the process and to the relationship and is involved in own self-help; takes responsibility and shows some independence. ■ This is known as the working phase because this is when the hard work begins. ■ Client must believe and know that the MHP is caring and on his/her side when dealing with the more difficult issues during therapeutic exploration. ■ If this phase is entered too early, before trust is developed, clients may suddenly terminate if presented with

po Start at 2 mg po hs, may ↑ to 3 mg if needed. Starting dose: 10 mg/d (not to exceed 60 mg); Caution with hepatic/renal impairment and with multiple medications (long T1/2). Elderly at risk for excessive CNS stimulation, sleep disturbances, and agitation. Fluoxetine Range: 20–80 mg po (Prozac, Prozac Depression/OCD: Weekly, Serafem Start 20 mg/d po, [PMDD]) may ↑ weekly up T1/2 ϭ 1-3 d to 80 mg; Panic (norfluoxetine: disorder: Start 10 5-7 d) mg/d po up to 60 Protein binding ϭ mg/d; Prozac

mg/d) Start: 50 mg/d po, increase 50 mg/wk up to 200 mg bid. Use: Seizures, migraines (unlabeled: bipolar, treatment-resistant) CSE: Dizziness, drowsiness, impaired memory/ concentration, nervousness, diplopia, nystagmus, nausea, weight loss, ataxia, paresthesias, INCREASED SEIZURES, SUICIDE ATTEMPT Anticonvulsant Contraindicated: Lactation. Topiramate has not been shown to be as effective as monotherapy in bipolar disorder, may be efficacious as adjunctive treatment. Concomitant use with

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