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Prescribing Mental Health Medication

Prescribing Mental Health Medication

The Practitioner's Guide

  • Author: Christopher M. Doran
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113628009X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 584
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Prescribing Mental Health Medication is a text for practitioners who treat mental disorders with medication. It explains the entire process of medication assessment, management and follow up for general medical practitioners, mental health practitioners, students, residents, prescribing nurses and others perfecting this skill. Already used by providers and training institutions throughout the world, the newly revised second edition is completely updated and focuses on the following key issues: How to determine if medication is needed Proper dosing and how to start and stop medication When to change medication Dealing with difficult patients Specific mental health symptoms and appropriate medication Special populations including pregnant women, substance abusers, children and adolescents, and the elderly Monitoring medication with blood levels Management of medication side effects and avoidance of medication risk The misuse of medication Prescription of generic preparations Prescriptions via the Internet, telemedicine, and electronic medical records Organizing a prescriptive office and record-keeping Completely updated, this text includes information on all psychotropic medications in use in the United States and the United Kingdom. It incorporates clinical tips, sample dialogues for talking about medications to patients, and information specifically relevant in primary care settings.

DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • Author: Robert J. Hilt,Abraham M. Nussbaum
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN: 161537051X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 355
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Building on the best-selling Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam, The DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health teaches readers how to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan for this patient population. Because these patients are more likely to initiate mental health treatment in a primary care rather than specialty care setting, the authors pay particular attention to the practical exigencies of the primary care setting. Accordingly, chapters are devoted to topics such as diagnostically interviewing around different chief complaints; performing 15- and 30-minute versions of the diagnostic interview; recognizing developmental milestones and red flags for referral, and more. The book's structure is flexible, affording readers the freedom to read sections in their entirety for background or to use the guide on the fly, as with interview questions for specific diagnoses. The book is an essential reference for primary care physicians, pediatricians, residents in training, and general psychiatrists, and other practitioners caring for children and adolescents experiencing mental distress and mental illness. The authors have designed the book with a variety of useful features: Multiple tables and figures make expert advice readily accessible, including tables for developmental milestones, common clinical concerns, and medications. Brief supplements to the diagnostic interview are presented, including an easy-to-use summary of DSM-5 disorders, a stepwise approach to differential diagnosis, the mental status examination and a psychiatric glossary, DSM-5-related diagnostic tools and scales, and coverage of alternative diagnostic systems and rating scales. A seven-step sequential framework for generating a differential diagnosis helps clinicians develop their clinical decision-making skills and ensure that they take into account the many and interrelated causes of mental disorders. Initial psychosocial recommendations are included for such topics as sleep hygiene and behavior management. Recognizing that clinicians need to use DSM-5 criteria and evidence-based treatment protocols to formulate treatment plans, the authors designed this book for all levels of experience. Direct, practical, and informative, The DSM-5® Pocket Guide for Child and Adolescent Mental Health will enable readers to efficiently and effectively use DSM-5 as part of a comprehensive diagnostic interview and treatment planning.

A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Author: Jose de Leon
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461420113
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 507
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Emotional, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric conditions are common in individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs), most notably epilepsy, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, and bipolar and other mood disorders. Despite the prevalence of such problems, there is a scarcity in the literature of reliable information on medical treatments for those with IDs. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities provides a detailed framework for prescribing for this challenging population. Featuring the most up-to-date information on factors that inform prescribing, the Guide addresses basic issues and controversies (e.g., the rift between evidence-based and personalized medicine) in treating adults with cognitive deficits. Clients' specific needs are emphasized in developing appropriate and effective pharmacological intervention for improved outcomes and quality of life. Drugs discussed in the Guide include carbamazepine, clonazepam, diazepam, ethosuximide, felbamate, gabapentin, lacosamide, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, lithium, lorazepam, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, pregabalin, primidone, rufinamide, tiagabine, topiramate, valproate, and zonisamide. For each of these compounds, the guidelines cover: Indications for use; relative and absolute contraindications. Assessment during treatment; therapeutic drug monitoring; warning signs and symptoms for caretakers. Dosage: administration; initial and maximum recommended dosage; modifications associated with drug-drug interactions, personal characteristics, and (where appropriate) genetic variations. Adverse drug reactions: common, relatively uncommon, and potentially lethal, plus risk of metabolic syndrome. Guidelines for discontinuation. References, tables, and drug utilization reviews. A Practitioner's Guide to Prescribing Antiepileptics and Mood Stabilizers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities is an indispensable decision-making reference for psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychopharmacologists, neurologists, internists, and clinical psychologists.

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychiatry
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Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie

Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychiatry
  • Page: N.A
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Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families

  • Author: Peter Roger Breggin
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826108431
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 310
  • View: 534
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Africa Lite ?

Africa Lite ?

Boomers in Botswana

  • Author: Christopher M. Doran
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781468507041
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 284
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The author says DO NOT READ THIS BOOK....... unless you want to spend the day laughing out loud while being inspired by Africa and the Peace Corps In 2008, Dr. Doran and his wife made the extraordinary decision to leave the comforts of America to join the United States Peace Corps. Assigned to Africa for two years, they participated in the fight against HIV in Botswana, a country which has the second highest incidence of HIV in the world. On one level, this is an inspiring chronicle of their work together and the joys and challenges of Peace Corps service for the Boomer generation. The book however, is much more than that. Throughout, the author relates the story of a fictional newspaper, the Kalahari Khronicle, of which he is the editor. Taking reports of news items from around the world, Kgosi (Dr. Doran's Botswana name --meaning “Chief”) consistently entertains the reader with sharp wit and political commentary. Written in a style reminiscent of Dave Barry and Pat Conroy, the Khronicle articles provide clever and at times hilarious observations on both American and African culture.

Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents

Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents

  • Author: John Scott Werry,Michael G. Aman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1489900861
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 502
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Incorporating the latest developments in pharmacology and therapy, this fully revised Second Edition is an ideal quick reference for those who prescribe psychotrophic drugs for young people. New and notable features include: discussions of new drugs and health supplements; revised diagnostic terminology that accords with current DSM-IV nomenclature; reports on anti-epileptic medications; guidelines for the appropriate use of psychoactive medications; and instruction on the monitoring of physical, behavioral, and cognitive effects of various drugs. The handy spiral format makes the book easy to use.

Pediatricians and Pharmacologically Trained Psychologists

Pediatricians and Pharmacologically Trained Psychologists

Practitioner’s Guide to Collaborative Treatment

  • Author: George M. Kapalka
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441977809
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 303
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Many factors affect treatment options for children and adolescents with mental health problems, including age, severity of symptoms, financial and time constraints, and access to qualified professionals. With the limitations of managed care plans and the shrinking pool of pediatric psychiatrists, the trend is toward pediatricians prescribing psychotropic medicines. Pharmacologically trained psychologists can offer valuable assistance to pediatricians caught in this predicament. Tackling fundamental questions of when to treat as well as when and why to refer young patients, the Pediatricians and Pharmacologically Trained Psychologists examines commonly occurring pediatric conditions requiring joint treatment; reviews theoretical models of consultation and collaboration; and spotlights professional issues typically arising from these team efforts. With pertinent clarity and detail, this volume offers in-depth discussion in these key areas: Collaborative treatment of mental health conditions, including mood, disruptive, anxiety, and eating disorders. Collaborative treatment of medical conditions, focusing on gastrointestinal disorders and diabetes. Changing clinical procedures in states that have enacted prescriptive authority for psychologists. Expanding roles for pharmacologically trained psychologists practicing in states that have not enacted prescriptive authority for psychologists. Medical psychology in the pediatric hospital. Integrative care in rural settings and on the reservation. The collaborative future: brain marker technology, training paradigms, and more. Pediatricians and Pharmacologically Trained Psychologists is a must-have reference for a broad range of researchers, professionals, and graduate students, including psychologists, pediatricians and other child mental health clinicians as well as nonphysician prescribers, such as nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics

  • Author: Robert C. Tasker,Robert J. McClure,Carlo L. Acerini
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191015881
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1120
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Now fully revised and updated with the latest guidelines, this new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Paediatrics is a compact guide to all aspects of acute and chronic paediatrics. The handbook's team of specialist contributors and editors have successfully condensed many years of clinical experience into a pocket-sized compendium of clinical problems and treatment options. Taking a child-centred approach to the subject, the authors have provided comprehensive coverage of areas such as neonatology, surgery, genetics and congenital malformations, and child protection in a user-friendly and succinct style. Sections are also devoted to covering the treatment of children in the community, and the psychological effects of illness on both the child and their family. All chapters have been updated for this new edition, with completely overhauled chapters on neurology and respiratory medicine, the latest management guidelines on inherited metabolic disease, further information on medical and research ethics, and enhanced usage of diagnostic and treatment algorithms. With practical advice and space for personalized notes, this handbook will be invaluable to all those involved in the care of the younger patient.

Correctional Mental Health

Correctional Mental Health

From Theory to Best Practice

  • Author: Thomas J. Fagan,Robert K. Ax
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452236313
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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Correctional Mental Health is a broad-based, balanced guide for students who are learning to treat criminal offenders in a correctional mental health practice. Featuring a wide selection of readings, this edited text offers a thorough grounding in theory, current research, professional practice, and clinical experience. It emphasizes a biopsychosocial approach to caring for the estimated 20% of all U.S. prisoners who have a serious mental disorder. Providing a balance between theoretical and practical perspectives throughout, the text also provides readers with a big-picture framework for assessing current correctional mental health and criminal justice issues, offering clear strategies for addressing these challenges.

Mental Health Practice in a Digital World

Mental Health Practice in a Digital World

A Clinicians Guide

  • Author: Naakesh A. Dewan,John S. Luo,Nancy M. Lorenzi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319141090
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 228
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The purpose of the Mental Health Practice in a Digital World: A Clinicians Guide book is to prepare clinicians to understand, critically evaluate, and embrace well-designed and validated technologies that have the potential of transforming the access, affordability, and accountability of mental healthcare. The reader will become aware of the practical applications of technology in mental health as well as research supporting information technology tools, policy debates. Each chapter contains either examples or scenarios that are relevant to the current practice of mental health care. Policy makers, application developers, scientists, and executives that have lead or supported the use of technologies in real world practice are chapter authors. The goal for this book is to be the key resource for current and future mental health clinicians in the U.S. and around the world to become familiar with technology innovations and how they impact and improve clinical practice.

Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

  • Author: Gary Landsberg
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0323297307
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 289
  • View: 6131
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This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome a nd Brain Trauma

  • Author: Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D.,Barbara Albers Hill
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101631619
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 400
  • View: 1446
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A comprehensive guide for improving memory, focus, and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers.

The Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs

The Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs

  • Author: Alan J. Gelenberg,Ellen L. Bassuk
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461558778
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 536
  • View: 604
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Once again, in their new edition of a classic American handbook of clinical psycho pharmacology, Drs. Gelenberg and Bassuk and their colleagues have produced a master work of sound clinical guidelines for the use of medicines as an increasingly central component of contemporary psychiatric practice. They have recruited an outstanding panel of coauthors, but have managed to maintain a high level of consistency of quality and style throughout the many chapters on specific classes of psychiatric illnesses and their corresponding treatments. The book continues to encapsulate the clinically rele vant essentials of the pharmacology of each major class of psychotropic agents in a way that clinicians can easily grasp. Moreover, it provides sound and carefully consid ered specific guidelines to diagnosis, drug selection, and dosing and patient assessment, with particularly rich presentations on the recognition and management of adverse effects. Inclusion of chapters on pediatric and geriatric populations and on topics pertaining to substance abuse disorders and medicolegal aspects of the field are unusual in books of this kind, and so are particularly valuable. Students and trainees will appreciate the handbook's well-organized and readable style, and practicing clinicans should be satisified with its balanced consideration of older, standard treatments as well as the latest medicines and trends in clinical psychopharmacology, with glimpses into future developments.

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health

Handbook of Preschool Mental Health

Development, Disorders, and Treatment

  • Author: Joan L. Luby
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1606233505
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 430
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses

Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses

  • Author: Sue Jordan
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335235506
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 214
  • View: 2927
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"This book was written by a senior lecturer in health science with a great deal of input from nurses. It highlights the burden of treatment and is a resource for non-medical prescribers in identifying adverse drug reactions and for recognising definitions and classifications. ... The sections on 'potential problems' and 'suggestions for prevention and management' were particularly enlightening. The book provides ideas for better patient consultations through discussions about medications and their effects." Nursing Standard "This likeable little book is a definite contributionto the field and should find a home in every ward,unit and hospital library shelf." International Emergency Nursing "This book is exceedingly timely. I am certain it will be invaluable to both undergraduate and post graduate student nurses, and, also act as a continuing reference source. Thoroughly recommended." Molly Courtenay, Reading University, UK "Sue Jordan has combined her deep understanding of her own discipline with her long experience of teaching nurses, to produce just the right type and level of information that nurses need, in a format that they will find relevant to their practice and easy to use. This book will be an essential reference resource for every ward bookshelf." Professor Dame June Clark, Swansea University, UK This popular Nursing Standardprescription drug series is now available for the first time in book format! Organised by drug type and presented in an easy-to-use reference format, this book outlines the implications for practice of 20 drug groups: ACE inhibitors Antibacterial drugs Anti-coagulants Antidepressants Anti-emetics Anti-epileptic drugs Antipsychotics Beta blockers Bronchodilators Controlling gastric acidity Corticosteroids Cytotoxic drugs Diuretics Insulin Laxatives NSAIDs Opioids Oral anti-diabetic drugs Thyroid and anti-thyroid drugs Vasodilators (calcium channel blockers and nitrates) Each drug group is presented in handy quick check format, and covers: Drug actions Indications Administration Adverse effects Practice suggestions Cautions/contra-indications Interactions

Atlas

Atlas

Nurses in Mental Health 2007

  • Author: World Health Organization,International Council of Nurses
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • ISBN: 9241563451
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 67
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This new publication from the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) contains information on nurses working in various mental health settings, including data grouped by geographic region and by country income levels. The information is based on a questionnaire survey conducted in 172 countries around the world which also collected information on undergraduate and graduate level mental health training for nurses.

A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers, Second Edition

A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers, Second Edition

  • Author: Elise Beaulieu, PhD, MSW, LICSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826193498
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 410
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ìBeaulieuís decades of social work practice illuminate every chapter, her years of networking with colleagues in Massachusetts and nationwide enhance every paragraph, and nuggets of insight earned through successfully establishing meaningful relationships with residents and families are reflected in every word. She knows her stuff and through this book shares it with others who are committed to enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents through excellent social work services.î From the Foreword by Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW, MA The University of Iowa School of Social Work "Beaulieu's book... clearly articulates what on-the-ground nursing home social work practice involves... These resources are useful as it is rare to be exposed to this type of information or detail during one's educational training... Beaulieu reveals layer upon layer of social worker roles, responsibilities, and important tools. This is a comprehensive guide for social workers."--The Gerontologist This completely updated guide for nursing home social workers reflects the latest political, economic, and cultural trends and requirements for nursing home facilities and how they impact social workers. It is the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available and includes new chapters on changing expectations and new models for nursing home facilities (including the patient-centered facility), disaster planning, pain in older adults, and families and next of kin as legal representatives. Also included are policies that have been revised or added since the previous edition was published, including information about the new Minimum Data Set (MDS 3.0) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and updated content on dementia, depression, elder abuse, and more. Key Features: Comprises the most comprehensive guide to nursing home social work available Includes new chapters on culture and diversity; spirituality; disaster planning; pain in older adults; new models for nursing homes; and families as legal representatives Provides new information about MDS 3.0 and HIPAA Contains helpful forms for assessments, screenings, transfer/discharge notes, new HIPAA forms, and many others