PsychNotes: Clinical Pocket Guide
The psychiatric rotation can be among the shortest (yet most intimidating) clinical rotation. This handy pocket guide delivers quick access to need ... Show synopsis The psychiatric rotation can be among the shortest (yet most intimidating) clinical rotation. This handy pocket guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on basic behavioral theories, key aspects of psychiatric and crisis interventions, mental status assessments and exams, mental health history and assessment tools, and more.The 1st Edition was an AJN Book of the Year award winner. Completely revised and thoroughly updated, the 2nd Edition delivers even more resources and tools.The new features include: Rating Scales in the Assess tab, including the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and the Depression-Arkansas Scale; Disorders in the Disorders/Interventions Tab including Somatoform Disorders, with a table for Somatization Disorder; Drugs A-Z Tab for quick reference to almost 60 psychotropic drugs with expanded information; Intervention content on Emerging Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression; Terrorism/Disasters coverage under the Crisis Tab; and, Indexes for each Tab, with entries listed alphabetically with page numbers for easy look up.The features also include: 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 and assessment tool, multiaxial assessment, cage, and many others; clinical pearls throughout to provide practical on-the-spot advice; and, HIPAA-compliant, wipe-free, waterproof, reusable patient assessment tools and worksheets.