Handbook of Mental Health Nursing

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Jul 082020

A concise and user-friendly guide, Handbook of Mental Health Nursing helps nursing students learn the essential skills required for practice. This practical handbook is informed by an interdisciplinary understanding of mental health problems and the recovery from mental health difficulties.


Highlights case studies and draws on narratives of patient experience to help caregivers make educated decisions in partnership with service users
Focuses on assessment, classification, models of therapeutic practice, specific mental health problems and needs, and the organization of care
Use a values-based approach integrating evidence-based data with service users’ perceptions
Presents case studies and participant narratives throughout
Includes practical exercises designed to develop skills and understanding in person-centred care
This book is an essential purchase for all students and educators in mental health nursing and related health and social care fields.





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Cerebellar Disorders: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management

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Jul 012020

During the last three decades, many laboratories worldwide have dedicated their research activities to understanding the roles of the cerebellum in motor control, cognitive processes and the biology of mental processes, behavioral symptoms and emotion. These advances have been associated with discoveries of new clinical disorders, in particular in the field of genetic ataxias, and the growing number of diseases presents a source of difficulty for clinicians during daily practice. This practical guide summarizes and evaluates current knowledge in the field of cerebellar disorders.

Encompassing details of both common and uncommon cerebellar ataxias, including vascular, immune, neoplastic, infectious, traumatic, toxic and inherited disorders, this book will assist clinicians in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of cerebellar ataxias encountered in daily practice. Essential reading for clinicians, including general practitioners, neurologists, pediatricians, radiologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychologists, this will also prove a valuable tool for students, trainees and researchers.





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American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry

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Jun 302020

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry has been meticulously revised to maintain its preeminence as an accessible and authoritative educational reference and clinical compendium. More than 100 contributors 65 new to this edition summarize the latest developments in psychiatry, with new chapters on cellular and molecular biology; neuroanatomy; human sexuality and sexual dysfunctions; nonpharmacological somatic treatments; supportive psychotherapy; combined psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy; treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender patients; and assessment of dangerousness.

The book boasts a new interior design, with more figures and color throughout to aid comprehension. Each chapter ends with 5 10 key points, 5 10 recommended readings, and helpful Web sites for clinicians, patients, and family members. The book also includes complimentary access to the full text online. Online benefits include powerful searching, electronic bookmarking, and access by username and password from wherever you have Web access especially convenient for times when the print copy of your textbook is not where you are. The online version is accompanied by a downloadable PowerPoint presentation, which contains a wealth of material to enhance classroom presentation, study, and clinical use.

An indispensable resource for clinical psychiatrists studying for Part I of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exam, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry is a proven teaching tool and an essential component of every practitioner s library.





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The Intercorrelation of Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD in Neuropsychological Evaluations

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Jun 262020

This concise reference clarifies the gray areas between traumatic brain injury and PTSD while providing an empirically sound framework for neuropsychological evaluation and differential diagnosis. Its extended research review summarizes findings on key topics including the neuroanatomy of brain injury, test battery design and selection, and the salience of accurate diagnosis to ensuring appropriate specialized treatment. The authors offer the possibility of combined diagnosis as well as injuries that may fall through the diagnostic cracks, and consider possible relationships between TBI, PTSD, and the dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease. This knowledge base and the practical guidelines it informs are presented so that readers can better:

·         Understand the clinical distinctions between TBI and PTSD, and among forms of TBI.
·         Recognize cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social components of the disorders.
·         Identify skill areas for neuropsychological evaluation of patients.
·         Select appropriate instruments for individualized assessment.
·         Address test administration and interpretation concerns.
·         Make an accurate differential diagnosis between PTSD and TBI.

With its sharp focus on the nuances of trauma and recovery, The Intercorrelation of Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD in Neuropsychological Evaluations will find a wide, interested audience among psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health counselors, undergraduate and graduate level students, and researchers. In addition, this text may be useful for those interested in psychology and neurology.

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Psychiatry: An evidence-based text

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Jun 232020

Succinct, user-friendly, thoroughly referenced and prepared by leading experts in the field, this book is the only single textbook you will need to succeed in the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ MRCPsych and other related higher examinations.
Chapters follow the structure and syllabus of the examination ensuring that you receive the necessary essential information to pass and indeed succeed
Approachable and succinct text with colour illustrations and key summary points further help to clarify complex concepts and provide you with useful revision tools
The evidence-based approach used throughout is important to help you relate theory and research to clinical practice
The book is carefully structured and sequenced to building upon the basic sciences underpinning psychiatry, through to an in-depth description of pharmacological and psychological treatments used.





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Psychiatry on the Move

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Jun 182020

The Medicine on the Move series provides fully flexible access to subjects across the curriculum in a unique combination of print and mobile formats ideal for the busy medical student and junior doctor.

No matter what your learning style—whether you are studying a subject for the first time or revisiting it during exam preparation, Medicine on the Move gives you the right information whenever and wherever you need it.

Medicine on the Move is:

• Mobile – download the entire book for use on your smartphone or tablet for access anytime, anywhere

• Accessible – bulleted text, flow charts, colourful diagrams and summary tables enable you to find information fast

• Concise – gives you “must have” rather than ‘nice to have” knowledge, ensuring exam success and as a grounding for further study

• Flexible – notes sections, ideal for rapid reference in the clinical setting, guide you quickly to key points while self-assessment material allows you to test and reinforce your understanding

• Relevant – designed by medical students for medical students

Choose from the book and the app to suit different situations and you really will learn medicine on the move!





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Handbook of ECT: A Guide to Electroconvulsive Therapy for Practitioners

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Jun 152020

The Handbook of ECT covers all aspects of contemporary electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) practice. This concise yet informed text provides medical practitioners with both the theoretical background and practical knowledge to guide them in the practice of ECT. The text is filled with ‘clinical pearls’ from an expert practitioner which will be of great use to both new and seasoned practitioners of ECT. Each chapter is comprehensively referenced with the latest ECT research and clinical literature. Topics covered include research on mechanisms of action, patient selection by diagnosis, pre-procedural medical and laboratory evaluation, patient preparation in the ECT suite, stimulus dosing strategies, ECT anesthesia, clinical decision making and continuation/maintenance treatment strategies. This book will be of particular value for practicing psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and medical students rotating in psychiatry.





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From Bud to Brain: A Psychiatrist’s View of Marijuana

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Jun 112020

The trend toward liberalizing medical and recreational marijuana use is increasing the obligation on clinicians to provide useful information to the public. This book summarizes the science all healthcare professionals need to know in order to provide objective and relevant information to a variety of patients, from recreational and medicinal users to those who use regularly, and to adolescents and worried parents. The author brings two and a half decades of studying cannabinoid research, and over forty years’ experience in psychiatric and addiction medicine practice, to shed light on the interaction between marijuana and the brain. Topics range from how marijuana produces pleasurable sensations, relaxation and novelty (the ‘high’), to emerging medical uses, effects of regular use, addiction, and policy. Principles of motivational interviewing are outlined to help clinicians engage patients in meaningful, non-judgmental conversations about their experiences with marijuana. An invaluable guide for physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and counsellors.





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The Burden of Adult ADHD in Comorbid Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders

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May 262020

This book highlights the importance of investigating for ADHD in adults with attention difficulties, poor memory and executive function impairments. The authors advocate a neurodevelopmental assessment approach in all phases of life, and explain how to perform such assessments. The identification of ADHD in adults with other psychiatric and neurological disorders will lead to a better response to treatments, and as a result reduce its social, economic and personal burden.
ADHD can no longer be considered solely a pediatric condition, as it occurs in a significant proportion of adults worldwide. However, ADHD in adults is often unrecognized and untreated. Diagnosing the disorder in adulthood is a challenge, due not only to the different clinical presentation in this phase of life, but also to the fact that other conditions may mask the symptoms. ADHD constitutes a hidden comorbidity with a detrimental impact of those affected, and a poor response (or even non-response) to several treatments.
Intended for psychiatrists, neurologists, specialists in gerontology and neuropsychology, this book is an indispensable resource for all mental health practitioners who want to optimize the treatment of patients affected by psychiatric and neurological disorders who respond poorly to standard treatments.







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Psychiatry: 1,200 Questions to Help You Pass the Boards

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May 182020

This review book contains 1,200 multiple-choice questions modeled on the types of questions seen in Part 1 of the board certification exam in adult psychiatry. The questions are accompanied by answers and explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

Questions are divided into 17 specialty categories—basic psychopathology, schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, geriatric psychiatry, child psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, substance misuse, eating disorders and sexual disorders, mental retardation, sleep disorders, personality disorders, psychopharmacology, psychotherapies, psychology, and neurology. An additional chapter covers miscellaneous topics. All information has been thoroughly reviewed by experienced psychiatrists.


European Journal of Neurology, Volume 12, Issue 11 — “This book, written by four physicians and psychologists from Philadelphia and Cleveland, contains approximately 1200 questions about psychiatry and neurology with detailed answers and explanations, making it one of the few books exclusively targeted at those preparing for Psychiatry Boards, although, according to the authors, it will also be helpful for psychiatry residents and psychiatrists preparing for various examinations. This comprehensive review contains multiple-choice questions each with detailed answers and explanations that will help the candidate to prepare for the examinations and also for daily praxis, and thus, represents a perfect supplement to other psychiatry and neurology resources. Again, special emphasis has been placed on psychopharmacology and neurology, two areas that are covered significantly on the boards. The book will certainly be of value not only for candiates appearing for the Board examinations, but also for psychiatric residents and practising psychiatrists and neurologists.”–European Journal of Neurology

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Volume 1, Issue 68 — “This Q&A book is an excellent additional resource for the psychiatry boards. Two attributes set this book apart: the questions are grouped by topic, and there’s a comprehensive index. The grouping by topic makes it easier to find your strengths and weaknesses, and the index helps you find questions you may want to check again. This offering has a good mix of questions relevant to the boards.”

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Volume 68, Issue 1 — “This Q&A book is an excellent additional resource for the psychiatry boards. Two attributes set this book apart: the questions are grouped by topic, and there’s a comprehensive index. The grouping by topic makes it easier to find your strengths and weaknesses, and the index helps you find questions you may want to check again. This offering has a good mix of questions relevant to the boards.”–Journal of Clinical Psychiatry





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