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Foundations of Mental Health Care

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.

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: September 2012

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08620-2

Contents

  • UNIT ONE: Mental Health Care: Past and Present


    1. The History of Mental Health Care

    2. Current Mental Health Care Systems

    3. Ethical and Legal Issues

    4. Sociocultural Issues

    5. Theories and Therapies

    6. Complementary and Alternative Therapies NEW!

    7. Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy


    UNIT TWO: The Caregiver’s Therapeutic Skills


    8. Skills and Principles of Mental Health Care

    9. Mental Health Assessment Skills

    10. Therapeutic Communication

    11. The Therapeutic Relationship

    12. The Therapeutic Environment


    UNIT THREE: Mental Health Problems Throughout The Life Cycle


    13. Problems of Childhood

    14. Problems of Adolescence

    15. Problems of Adulthood

    16. Problems of Late Adulthood

    17. Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia


    UNIT FOUR: Patients With Psychological Problems

    18. Managing Anxiety

    19. Illness and Hospitalization

    20. Loss and Grief

    21. Depression and Other Mood Disorders

    22. Physical Problems, Psychological Sources

    23. Eating and Sleeping Disorders

    24. Dissociative Disorders


    UNIT FIVE: Patients With Psychosocial Problems

    25. Anger and Aggression

    26. Outward-Focused Emotions: Violence

    27. Inward-Focused Emotions: Suicide

    28. Substance-Related Disorders

    29. Sexual Disorders

    30. Personality Disorders

    31. Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses

    32. Chronic Mental Health Disorders

    33. Challenges for the Future


    Appendix A: Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice

    Appendix B: DSM-IV-TR Classification

    Appendix C: Mental Status Assessment at a Glance

    Appendix D: A Simple Method to Determine Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms: AIMS Examination Procedure

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