Organized around psychiatric syndromes, the text covers neurobiology, theory and research evidence related to psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and CAM interventions. It provides a virtual buffet of clear treatment options in the form of well-designed decision trees and accompanying explanatory narratives. The text also includes a section on such special considerations as substance misuse, medical problems, pregnancy, and forensic issues that often co-occur with psychiatric syndromes. Concise, clear language and abundant charts, graphs, and algorithms enhance the books' value in supporting sound clinical reasoning.
New to the Second Edition:Thoroughly updated, evidence-based contentEncompasses new researchPresents three completely new chapters on Integrative Management of Impulse Control, Telehealth, and Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based PracticeIncludes the expertise of new contributorsReflects DSM 5 updates, ANA Standard of Practice for Psychiatric Nurses, and QSEN standardsUpdates quick-access Pediatric Pointers and Aging Alerts
Key Features:Integrates theory and practiceSimplifies complex concepts using clear language while retaining depth of informationSupports clinical decision-making skills through easy-to-follow Decision TreesOrganized around psychiatric syndromesEdited by internationally acclaimed practitioner/educators
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 768
Weight: 1583 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 27 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition