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Psych Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide
* Basic behavioral/psychological theories at a glance
* Provides 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 at point-of-care
* 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/Alerts throughout provide practical on-the-spot advice
* Eight tabbed sections cover:
BASICS - basic theories of personality development, biological implications (with tables and 4-color illustrations), Maslow's hierarchy, Informed Consent and other ethical-legal issues
ASSESSMENT - reusable history and assessment tool, mental status assessment, DSM-IV-TR multiaxial assessment tool & GAF scale, AIMS assessment tool, cultural considerations and assessment tool, documentation, and others
PSYCH DISORDERS - summarizes major categories of disorders: delirium, dementia, substance-related disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety, gender identity, eating, and personality disorders; and client/family education
PSYCH INTERVENTIONS - key aspects of therapeutic modalities, communication and nonverbal techniques, milieu, family and group therapy, cognitive behavioral, and complementary therapies
PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS - drug classes and common psychotropics, including dosages, side effects and cautions, as well as alphabetical listing (with geriatric dose considerations) for point-of-care reference
CRISIS - includes crisis interventions, anger/aggression management, suicide risk assessment , physical, emotional, and sexual abuse
GERIATRICS - disorders and assessments specific to geriatric clients, including pharmacokinetics, elder abuse, suicide assessment, and medications and the elderly
TOOLS - DSM-IV-TR classifications and diagnostic codes, frequently used phone numbers, NANDA assigned to client behaviors, and psychiatric terminology.
Free access to the PsychNotes online "additional resources" webpage, which includes a review of assessment tools, over 50 complete drug monographs that can be printed, client/family and professional resources, including hotline numbers and contact information for both client and professional organizations.