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Life Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

Life Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs Book
Author : Peter Manu,Robert J. Flanagan,Kathlyn J. Ronaldson
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-08-16
ISBN : 0128033908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Life-Threatening Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs describes in detail more than 20 life-threatening effects associated with antipsychotics, presents the best available data on their incidence and case fatality, and gives comprehensive advice on diagnosis, management and preventive strategies. In addition, the book discusses the benefit of antipsychotic medication in a range of therapeutic indications, and demonstrates the gain in life-expectancy associated with clozapine use in severe mental illness despite its serious, potentially life-threatening adverse effects. Covers cardiovascular, neurological, muscular, hematological, gastrointestinal, autonomic and metabolic effects Gives advice on risk factors, confounding diagnoses and measures to minimise seriousness Discusses clozapine rechallenge after each of its serious adverse reactions Makes suggestions for optimum management of somatic disease in those with severe mental illness, to improve life-expectancy Includes data on post-mortem considerations

Psychiatric Drugs Explained E Book

Psychiatric Drugs Explained E Book Book
Author : David Healy
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2008-12-05
ISBN : 0702039535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This version is now out of print. An edition with e-book is available under ISBN 97880702041365. Psychiatric Drugs Explained contains a clear and comprehensive guide to the uses, benefits and impact of psychotropic drugs. It explains how people taking the drugs experience their side effects compared to the benefits they may bring. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to include the latest thinking on the rationale for drug treatements to help mental health professionals and service users understand therapeutic decision making. * Organized by disorder * Comprehensive review of drug effects, action and side-effects * 'User issues' boxes to highlight particular problems experienced * Website addresses to allow searching for further information * Questionnaires to help assess side effects Information on: * New antipsychotic drugs and metabolic complications * New antidepressants * How drugs and therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy interact and compete * Drugs that affect sexual functioning * Evidence-based medicine

A Guide to the Extrapyramidal Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

A Guide to the Extrapyramidal Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs Book
Author : D. G. Cunningham Owens
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-04-10
ISBN : 1139867571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is often implied that antipsychotic-induced extrapyramidal side-effects are irrelevant to modern psychiatric therapeutics, rendered historic by newer, better treatments. This myth arises from limited awareness of the depth and breadth of neurological disruption antipsychotics can mediate. This volume discusses the extensive clinical boundaries of acute dystonias, drug-induced parkinsonism, akathisia and tardive dyskinesia, providing demographic and epidemiological context while illustrating how prescribing choices impact powerfully on their development. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and rewritten to include recent data, expanded references and a new chapter on the concept of 'atypical' antipsychotics. Written in a light, engaging style, liberally illustrated with clinical examples, it also invites readers to consider ongoing controversies - subjective drug effects, the relationship between 'akathisia' and restless legs, the status of the concept of 'atypicality', and so on. Informative reading for trainees as well as established practitioners in the fields of psychiatry, neurology, primary care and geriatrics.

Lithium Carbonate as a Treatment for Various Antipsychotics induced Leukopenia and Neutropenia in a Patient with Schizophrenia a Case Report

Lithium Carbonate as a Treatment for Various Antipsychotics induced Leukopenia and Neutropenia in a Patient with Schizophrenia  a Case Report Book
Author : Erol Gu00f6ka
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Leukopenia and neutropenia are rare but serious adverse effects which can happen with psychopharmacological treatment. Although clozapine is the antipsychotic most likely to cause leukopenia and neutropenia, olanzapine, quetiapine, aripiprazole, risperidone and paliperidone were all reported to be associated with this side effects. When blood dyscrasias occur switching to another antipsychotic usually resolves the problem. But if this not works the adjuvant use of lithium carbonate or granulocyte colony-stimulating factor can be tried.In this case, we report a 50-year-old, female, clozapine-naive patient with schizophrenia who developed reversible leukopenia and neutropenia in response to three different antipsychotic (risperidone, amisulpride, paliperidone) medications. Initiating lithium carbonate treatment improved the observed leukopenia and neutropenia. This treatment did not influence psychotic symptoms.There is no doubt that many different drugs used in psychiatry can cause leukopenia and neutropenia. Although these events are rare, they represent serious and life-threatening hematological side effects. On the basis of our case report it may be important to be consider that the WBC and neutrophil counts should be monitored regularly while using antipsychotics other than clozapine.

Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing E Book

Varcarolis  Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing   E Book Book
Author : Margaret Jordan Halter
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2017-07-11
ISBN : 0323417310
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Edition is the most comprehensive RN psychiatric nursing text on the market! Awarded second place in the 2018 AJN Book of the Year Awards in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing category. User-friendly by design, it simplifies the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric-mental health nursing with a practical, clinical perspective. This edition was revised in conjunction with a readability expert to support clarity and ease of understanding. Chapters follow the nursing process framework and progress from theory to application, preparing your students for clinical practice with real-world examples. New to this edition are full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications, criteria from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) for major disorders, completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and a fully rewritten chapter on Dying, Death, and Grieving to provide students with essential information about difficult topics. Mentor-like writing style reinforces important information and helps in applying textbook content to the clinical setting. Coverage of key topics and emerging nursing trends keep you current with best practices in the field. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of person-centered care in providing competent care to diverse populations in various clinical situations. Vignettes with vivid mini-stories prepare you for real-world practice with personal, descriptive characterizations of patients with specific psychiatric disorders. Health Policy Boxes introduce the role you can play in advocating for patients and the profession. Clinical chapters follow the six-step nursing process, providing consistent guidelines for comprehensive assessment and intervention. NEW! Full-page illustrated explanations about the neurobiology of disorders and associated medications. NEW! DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are fully incorporated in the text, and include updated NANDA content. NEW! Completely revised Evidence-Based Practice boxes. NEW! Revised chapter on Dying, Death and Grieving gives you all the vital information you need. NEW! Ten NCLEX-style questions and answers at the end of each chapter.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry Book
Author : Janis Cutler,Eric Marcus
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-04-28
ISBN : 0199706824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Designed specifically for medical students, as well as other trainees in the health professions, including social workers, occupational therapists, and psychiatric residents, Psychiatry 2e is a dynamic introductory textbook in psychiatry. Ideally suited for first and second year medical students during their psychopathology course and third year medical students during their psychiatry clerkship, the material, including extensive tables, is presented in a clear, concise and practical manner perfect for exam preparation. The authors provide a thorough yet concise introduction to clinical psychiatry, focusing on basic clinical skills like recognition and assessment of psychiatric illness. Clinically relevant information is emphasized, including practical interviewing techniques. Psychiatry 2e also uses case studies, DSM-IV guidelines, and extensive tables offset from the text to act as a comprehensive yet concise guide for the busy medical student studying for exams. In addition, the second edition includes a new chapter devoted to child and adolescent psychiatry and the authors have expanded their coverage of cultural and geriatric issues in psychiatry. A broader discussion of the psychotherapies is also included, in recognition of the increasing role that cognitive behavior therapy plays in the treatment of many psychiatric conditions. Written by two well-known Columbia University Professors who direct medical student education in psychiatry, the tone is balanced and practical, perfect for the medical student not specializing in psychiatry.

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing

Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing Book
Author : Gail Wiscarz Stuart
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2014-04-14
ISBN : 032329412X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using the latest clinical research and diagnoses, Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition provides a holistic, biopsychosocial approach to psychiatric nursing care. It follows the popular Stuart stress-adaptation framework and includes comprehensive coverage to simplify important nursing and medical concepts, promote quality and safety in care, and address psychobiology and psychopharmacology topics integral to today’s psychiatry. New to this edition is a chapter on psychiatric care of military personnel, plus the latest on health care reform, prescription abuse, and obesity issues. Written by psychiatric nursing expert Gail W. Stuart, this market-leading text makes it easy to apply classroom theory to clinical practice. An easy-to-follow writing style makes it easy to understand both simple and complex topics. A well-rounded, collaborative approach provides coverage of all major psychiatric disorders from nursing and medical perspectives. The Stuart Stress Adaptation Model of health and wellness provides a consistent nursing-oriented framework, with clear explanations of biological, psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and legal-ethical components. An evidence-based practice approach bridges the gap between clinical research and everyday practice. Learning from a Clinical Case boxes begin disorders chapters with thought-provoking questions and end chapters with answers and feedback. Summarizing the Evidence boxes in the disorders chapters examine the research and findings that support psychiatric nursing care. A family focus and discussions of outpatient care reflect current trends in psychiatric nursing. A Patient Speaks and A Family Speaks boxes present short vignettes with the patient’s and family’s perspectives of the caregiving process. Competent Caring: A Clinical Exemplar of a Psychiatric Nurse boxes feature the experiences and personal insights of practicing psychiatric nurses. Medical and Nursing Diagnoses boxes and Detailed Diagnoses tables emphasize the interdisciplinary approach to patient care by presenting NANDA diagnoses relevant to specific disorders and describing the essential features of the related DSM-IV-TR diagnoses. Nursing Treatment Plan Summary tables present care plans including patient goals with nursing interventions and rationales. Patient Education Plan and Family Education Plan tables include key information that you need to share with the patient and his or her family to facilitate shorter hospital stays and more outpatient care. Therapeutic Dialogue boxes offer examples of nurse-patient interactions. Clinical examples include selected nursing diagnoses. Focus Points provide a comprehensive, point-by-point review of the important information in each chapter.

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment and Recovery

Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention  Treatment  and Recovery Book
Author : Gary L. Fisher,Nancy A. Roget
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1412950848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Substance abuse is one of the most frequent and serious problems encountered by human service workers, criminal justice professionals, and clinicians. Unfortunately, many professionals in these fields receive little, if any, formal training about this problem. Our planned encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications in A-to-Z format. Rather than create a compendium of specific drugs and drug effects, for which there are any number of fine titles already available, the focus will be upon practical knowledge and skills for pre-service and in-service human service professionals, including substance abuse counselors and prevention specialists.

Foundations of Mental Health Care5

Foundations of Mental Health Care5 Book
Author : Michelle Morrison-Valfre
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2012-09-26
ISBN : 0323086209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Increase your awareness and understanding of a holistic view of mental health care with this book for nurses and other health care professionals. Each chapter covers a specific psychological or psychosocial problem as well as the most current interventions and treatments. This edition features full-color illustrations, updated drug information, and a chapter on complementary and alternative therapies, in addition to more case studies to help you apply the content to real life. This solid background in mental health is just what you need to work comfortably with clients who exhibit both effective and maladaptive behaviors. Multidisciplinary care plans for sample clients show how members of the health care team work together. Client-specific case studies highlight particular mental disorders and help you apply chapter content to real-life situations. "Think About" boxes throughout the text strengthen your critical-thinking skills. UNIQUE "Drug Alert" boxes highlight what you need to know about a wide range of specific psychotherapeutic medications. UNIQUE Standard LPN full-color design and "Content Threads" point out key information and special features in each chapter, consistent with the format of other books in the LPN Threads series. Appendixes give you easy access to mental health care standards, DSM-IV TR diagnoses, and assessment tools that are essential for providing quality care. FREE workbook at the end of the book includes crossword puzzles, multiple-choice questions, and other exercises to boost your comprehension of the material. FULL-COLOR illustrations make the text even more visually appealing and user-friendly. Additional case studies help you apply chapter content to more real-life scenarios such as chronic illness and substance abuse with accompanying questions to test your critical-thinking skills. Chapter on complementary and alternative therapies increases your awareness of the benefits and risks of alternative therapies such as ayurveda, herbal supplements, massage, meditation, acupuncture, and telemedicine. Forensic nursing content familiarizes you with the prevention and treatment of violence-based disorders and shows you how to obtain and document evidence for legal purposes. NEW antianxiety and antimanic drug information keeps you up-to-date on the latest psychotropic medications.

Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Varcarolis  Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Book
Author : Margaret Jordan Halter,Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1455753580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Rev. ed. of: Foundations of psychiatric mental health nursing / [edited by] Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, Margaret Jordan Halter. 6th ed. c2010.

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Canadian Edition E Book

Varcarolis s Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing  Canadian Edition   E Book Book
Author : Margaret Jordan Halter,Cheryl L. Pollard,Sonya L. Jakubec
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2018-03-16
ISBN : 1771721413
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Gain a clear understanding of the often-intimidating subject of psychiatric mental health nursing. Varcarolis's Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2nd Edition uses a practical clinical perspective to prepare you for practice. This thoroughly updated, market-leading text features the latest Canadian research related to psychiatric mental health nursing, including DSM-5 guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Additionally, clinical chapters follow a practical framework and progress from theory to application, preparing you for practice with real-world examples presented within an historically Canadian legal, ethical, and cultural context. Research highlight boxes provide updated research in mental health. Canadian research and statistics provide a current perspective of mental health and mental health practice in Canada. Canadian focus throughout highlights key considerations such as our nation’s cultural diversity and federal/provincial/territorial distinctions. Student-friendly features reinforce important information and help in applying textbook content to the clinical setting, emphasizing key terms and concepts, learning objectives, key points to remember, critical thinking, and chapter reviews. Assessment Guidelines boxes provide specific instructions for diagnosis and treatment. Patient and Family Teaching boxes provide important details that should be discussed with patients and caregivers. Integrative Therapy boxes specifically focus on the mental health disorders covered in that chapter to help you communicate effectively when working with a variety of patients. Considering Culture boxes discuss the importance of cultural considerations in providing competent care to diverse populations within various clinical situations. Drug Treatment boxes feature generic and trade names for drugs used in Canada to ensure you have access to the latest information on medications used to treat psychiatric disorders. NEW! DSM-5 box features provide further evidence of disorders covered by the American Psychological Association. NEW! Added mental health content covers issues in the indigenous population and gender differences. NEW! Updated chapter that covers suicide and non-suicidal self-injury. NEW! Enhanced coverage of substance use disorders prepares you to treat this and related disorders. NEW! Enhanced coverage on the legislative changes related to medically assisted deaths.

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nursing Book
Author : Eris F Perese
Publisher : F.A. Davis
Release : 2012-01-05
ISBN : 0803629990
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Here’s an evidence-based, holistic approach to caring for psychiatric and mental health patients in outpatient settings. Using a biopsychosocial model, this text addresses mental health issues through stabilization of brain chemistry, individualized psychotherapy, and re-socialization into the community. Inside, you’ll find an in-depth focus on specific psychiatric disorders including the epidemiology, etiology, biological basis, clinical presentation of adults, older adults, and children, co-morbidities, differential diagnosis, and treatment. There is also comprehensive coverage of the interventions and “Levers of Change” used to aid patients in their recovery, as well preventative interventions.

Psychiatric Nursing E Book

Psychiatric Nursing   E Book Book
Author : Norman L. Keltner,Debbie Steele
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2014-08-06
ISBN : 0323293522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Learn the therapeutic skills you need to succeed in the nurse’s role in psychiatric care! Psychiatric Nursing, 7th Edition uses a practical approach to psychotherapeutic management that clearly explains how to manage and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders. It emphasizes the nurse’s three primary tools: you and your relationship with patients, medications, and the environment. This edition adds a new chapter on forensics along with coverage of the latest trends and treatments. Written by educators Norman Keltner and Debbie Steele, this text provides a solid, real-world foundation for the practice of safe and effective psychiatric nursing care. Unique! A practical, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management. Unique! Norm’s Notes offer helpful tips from the lead author, Norman Keltner, at the beginning of each chapter, making it easier to understand difficult topics. Nursing care plans highlight the nurse’s role in psychiatric care, emphasizing assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders. Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies. Unique! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each psychopathology chapter. Clinical examples from the authors’ own experiences illustrate concepts with real-life clinical situations. Study Notes summarize each chapter’s important content. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the important principles to follow. Critical thinking questions help you develop clinical reasoning skills. Family Issues boxes highlight the issues that families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness. Learning resources on the Evolve companion website include video lectures, psychotropic drug monographs, and NCLEX® exam-style review questions. Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that the nurse should provide to patients and families. A glossary defines key terms, providing a handy reference at the back of the book. NEW! DSM-5 information is integrated throughout the text, along with updated content and NANDA content. NEW! Survivors of Violence and Trauma chapter focuses on psychiatric treatment for individuals with mental illness in sex trafficking and forensic environments, along with the social implications for individuals, families, and communities. NEW! Integration of QSEN competencies highlights the competencies relevant to psychiatric nursing care such as safety, communication, evidence-based practice and others. NEW! Additional NCLEX® examination-style review questions on the Evolve companion website cover concepts likely to appear on class tests and the NCLEX exam.

Quetiapine Vs Haloperidol in Schizophrenia

Quetiapine Vs Haloperidol in Schizophrenia Book
Author : Ravi Paul,Lavina Prashar
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2011-12
ISBN : 9783846591048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Quetiapine, a dibenzothiazepine derivative, is a novel antipsychotic with demonstrated efficacy in acute schizophrenia. It is closest to Clozapine in its pharmacological profile but is free of the life threatening side effects like agranulocytosis. It may well replace Clozapine in the treatment of refractory schizophrenia and in bringing some miraculous improvements (awakening) in chronic schizophrenia. In addition to improvement in positive and negative symptoms it has also exhibited a beneficial effect for treatment of affective and cognitive dysfunctions in patients of schizophrenia. The salient feature of quetiapine is tolerability in terms of EPS, absence of any effect on prolactin levels and minimal effect on weight, that differentiate it from the other available antipsychotic drugs. Preliminary studies indicate that there is a high level of patient acceptability and satisfaction with quetiapine. Overall, quetiapine is as effective as risperidone or olanzapine for the treatment of psychotic symptoms, and is more effective for the treatment of depressive symptoms. It has an excellent risk/benefit profile and is a suitable first-line option for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Book
Author : Mary C Townsend,Karyn I Morgan
Publisher : F.A. Davis
Release : 2017-10-19
ISBN : 0803669860
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Clearly written, comprehensive coverage of psychiatric mental-health nursing delivers what nursing students need to meet the challenges of health care today. Its evidence-based, holistic approach to nursing practice focuses on both physiological and psychological disorders. Designed to be used in longer psychiatric mental-health nursing courses, this text provides students with a comprehensive grounding in therapeutic approaches as well as must-know DSM-5 disorders and nursing interventions.

Understanding Pharmacology E Book

Understanding Pharmacology   E Book Book
Author : M. Linda Workman,Linda A. LaCharity
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2015-10-29
ISBN : 0323339212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Pharmacology can be difficult. But with the right text, understanding drugs and how they work doesn’t have to be! Using easy-to-follow language and engaging learning tools — like Memory Joggers, Clinical Pitfalls, Do Not Confuse, and Drug Alerts — the second edition of Understanding Pharmacology: Essentials for Medication Safety helps readers really understand how drugs work. In addition to the popular critical thinking activities from the first edition, the second edition also includes more chapter review questions, updated content, and a new organization that centers on the different body systems. For students who have a limited background in the sciences and want complete preparation for licensure exams and clinical practice, there is no better choice than Understanding Pharmacology, 2nd Edition! Entire unit reviewing math, weights and measures, and dosage calculation minimizes readers’ anxiety and promotes medication safety. Clever, easy-to-recognize margin icons help visual learners remember essential side effects of drugs. Simplified heading structure replaces intimidating terminology (i.e. pharmacokinetics) with simplified language (How These Drugs Work) to increase understanding of concepts. Drug Alert!, Do-Not-Confuse, and Clinical Pitfall boxes highlight important tips for safe medication administration. Memory Jogger boxes help readers remember important drug information. Get Ready for Practice sections at the end of each chapter include key points, chapter review questions, and critical thinking activities to reinforce learning. 10th grade reading level uses straightforward, everyday language to really enhance readers’ understanding of pharmacology concepts. Incorporation of adult learning theory features both a simple to complex organization of material along with answers to why readers need to learn something. NEW! Body system organization helps readers better understand drugs that are specific to particular body systems. NEW! More chapter review questions have been added to the text. All review questions are now organized into one of two categories: Test Yourself on the Basics and Test Yourself on Advanced Concepts.

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia  Third Edition Book
Author : American Psychiatric Association
Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
Release : 2020-09-04
ISBN : 0890424691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"The goal of this practice guideline is to improve the quality of care and treatment outcomes for patients with schizophrenia. The guideline aims to help clinicians optimize care for their patients by providing evidence-based statements that are intended to enhance knowledge and increase the appropriate use of evidence-based pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for schizophrenia. In addition, it includes statements related to assessment and treatment planning, which are an integral part of patient-centered care"--

The Acupuncturist s Guide to Conventional Medicine Second Edition

The Acupuncturist s Guide to Conventional Medicine  Second Edition Book
Author : Clare Stephenson
Publisher : Singing Dragon
Release : 2017-04-21
ISBN : 085701255X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Offering a systematic comparative approach to Western and Eastern medicine, this unique textbook enables students and practitioners of Chinese medicine to develop a core understanding of conventional medical language and treatments. Acupuncture practitioners increasingly find themselves working alongside Western healthcare professionals. Now in its second edition, this book is a guide to conventional medical diagnoses, symptoms and treatments, and using examples drawn from the author's experience and knowledge of TCM it encourages reflection on how these diagnoses may be interpreted from a more holistic medical perspective. It includes introductory sections on physiology, pathology and pharmacology, chapters devoted to the physiological systems of the body and the conventional approach to the treatment of diseases that can affect them, and information on dealing with patients in practice. Accompanying online material, including self-testing questions and answers and checklists for revision, is available for those wishing to use the text for systematic study.

Psychiatric Nursing

Psychiatric Nursing Book
Author : Norman L. Keltner
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2013-12-27
ISBN : 0323293514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Learn the therapeutic skills you need for your role in psychiatric nursing care! Psychiatric Nursing uses a practical, three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management that clearly explains how to care for patients with psychiatric disorders. It emphasizes the nurse's three primary tools: themselves, medications, and the environment. Written by Norman L. Keltner, Carol E. Bostrom, and Teena McGuinness, each an educator and advanced practice nurse, this text covers the latest trends and treatments and provides a solid, real-world foundation for the practice of safe and effective psychiatric nursing care. Unique! A practical three-pronged approach to psychotherapeutic management includes: 1) the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship, 2) psychopharmacology, and 3) milieu management. Unique! Norm's Notes offer helpful tips from the lead author at the beginning of each chapter, making it easier to understand difficult topics. Unique! Putting It All Together summaries are provided at the end of each chapter. Patient and Family Education boxes highlight information that should be provided to patients and families. Family Issues boxes highlight the issues families must confront when a member suffers from mental illness. Nursing care plans emphasize assessment, planning, nursing diagnoses, implementation, and evaluation for specific disorders. Case studies depict psychiatric disorders and show the development of effective nursing care strategies. Clinical examples from the authors' own experiences illustrate concepts with real-life clinical situations. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter preview the important principles to follow. Study Notes summarize each chapter's important content. Critical thinking questions help you expand your clinical reasoning skills. Suicide and Other Self Destructive Behaviors chapter identifies risk factors associated with suicidality and various forms and characteristics of self-mutilation. War Related Psychiatric Disorders chapter describes the symptoms and treatment options for posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury patients. New approach for Introduction to Milieu Management chapter recognizes the shift of the therapeutic environment from inpatient units to community settings, plus nurses' changing roles. New approach for Nutraceuticals and Mental Health chapter focuses on foods that provide health and medical benefits. Student resources on the companion Evolve website include downloadable audio chapter summaries, NCLEX® examination-style review questions, psychotropic drug monographs, and learning activities.

Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability Book
Author : Sabayasachi Bhaumik,Regi Alexander
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-01-23
ISBN : 0198794584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Intellectual Disability (ID) describes a lifelong condition of heterogeneous aetiology, associated with the impairment of intellectual functioning (IQ 70), significant impairment of adaptive skills, and onset before the age of 18 years. People with ID experience significant physical andmental health problems like associated sensory/motor impairments and epilepsy, some of which are contributed to by underlying primary causes. Psychiatric problems are also three times more common in people with ID in comparison to the general population.The psychiatry of ID is a core part of training to be a psychiatrist yet there are limited resources on this topic aimed at both trainees and practising clinicians alike. Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability bridges this gap by providing up-to-date evidence-based content onthe assessment, diagnosis, and management of psychiatry in people with ID.Featuring 28 chapters written by international experts in the field, the Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability presents fresh global insight and coverage of the subject. Chapters cover key topics from the developmental aspects of ID, mental disorders in childhood, andbehaviour phenotypes, through to physical health, dementia and other disorders associated with ageing.Each chapter provides trustworthy evidence and a wealth of practical advice for clinical situations, including case studies in community and hospital settings, and multiple choice questions for self-evaluation and consolidation of knowledge.