This book serves as an introduction to mental health and provides the nurse/technician with the information needed to pass the mental health portion of the NCLEX-PN exam. NCLEX-style questions are presented at the end of each chapter, with answers and rationales provided in the back of the book and on an accompanying disk. The outline-style format allows students to scan information and quickly pick up key points. Chapter objectives are National League of Nursing based.
Table of ContentsFoundations of Mental Health. Review of Therapeutic Communications. Admitting to the Mental Health Setting. Dealing with Life Threatening Crisis. Disorders of Affect and Personality. Schizophrenic Disorders. Addictive Disorders. Children and Youth. The Aging Process and Mental Illness. Adjunctive Therapy. Psychotropic Medications.