Psychiatric Case Studies for Advanced Practice


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“This book will help students and clinicians gain a complete understanding of psychiatric assessment, become familiar with the symptoms that make up the major DSM-5 diagnoses, and formulate treatment planning by using actual clinical situations. It transforms difficult clinical concepts into clear examples, illustrating the process of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning.” —Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP-BC“For practitioners who see patients of all ages for psychiatric care and/or primary care, this book is a wonderful desk resource.”—Elizabeth Bonham, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAANGet much-needed exposure to real-world clinical scenarios and psychiatric evaluations, with this invaluable guide to positive, effective psychiatric advance practice nursing care.For an expert guide to providing patient-centered, evidence-based psychiatric care, keep Psychiatric Case Studies for Advanced Practice by your side.Practical and easy-to-follow, these more than 50 case scenarios clearly display the complaints, diagnoses, and treatments of the most common psychiatric disorders, supporting the critical decision-making skills of nurses practicing in a broad range of settings. Psychiatric, family, emergency, and general practice nurse practitioners of all experience levels will find this an invaluable aid for creating an informed, holistic practice.Follow the real-life cases and expert analysis of psychiatric patients of a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and conditions . . .Real-world child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric inpatient and outpatient psychiatric case studies that emphasize problem-based learning and an evidence-based practiceCurrent diagnostic content from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , 5th Edition (DSM-5), that includes DSM-5’s newer diagnoses—gender dysphoria, binge eating disorder, and autism spectrum, plus current treatments for alcohol and opiate addictionSample routine screening tools that offer convenient checklists and handouts to support patient treatmentContent presented in a simple format —organized by age and indexed by diagnostic category for quick referenceEach case presented in a standard format: chief complaint, history, mental status, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment plan, and rationale for treatment prescribed—with questions at the end that guide you to create a diagnosis using the DSM-5Cases addressing a wide range of disorders and supporting all experience levels in a variety of treatment settings—counseling centers, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, inpatient psychiatric units, and hospital consultation and liaison servicesTreatments and rationales that represent current, evidence-based research —treatment sections divided into psychopharmacology, diagnostic tests, referral, psychotherapy, and psychoeducatioSupplemental teaching tool for graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner/APN programsAbout the AuthorsKathleen M. Prendergast, MSN, RN, APN, PMHNP-BC, is a former Instructor in Clinical Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York; a Psychiatric Consultant at Seton Hall University Counseling and Psychological Services; and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Caldwell University Counseling Center in Caldwell, New Jersey.Kasey Jackman, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, is Postdoctoral Research Fellowin Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City, and has taught courses in the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner program. Dr. Jackman is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at a psychiatric hospital and has previously worked in out-patient, partial hospital, and private practices

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