By Sheila L. Videbeck
Now in its up-to-date Fourth version, this renowned textual content is designed for undergraduate nursing courses that educate a shortened or built-in psychiatric-mental well-being center direction. The booklet offers sound nursing idea, healing modalities, and medical purposes for the main DSM-IV-TR problems around the remedy continuum, from clinic to domestic environment. The textual content makes use of the nursing strategy framework and emphasizes overview, healing verbal exchange, neurobiology, and psychopharmacologic intervention. positive aspects concentrate on constructing scholar self-awareness, conversation abilities, and using relations and group resources.A bound-in CD-ROM and significant other site provide a number of scholar and teacher assets, together with scientific Simulations, psychotropic drug monographs, and picture viewing publications.
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Antidepressant drugs 2. Describe the current neurobiologic research and theories that are the basis for current psychopharmacologic treatment of mental disorders. 3. Discuss the nurse's role in educating clients and families about current neurobiologic theories and medication management. 4. Identify pertinent teaching for clients and families abput brain imaging techniques. 5. Discuss the categories of drugs used to treat mental illness and their mechanisms of action, side effects, and special nursing considerations.
2 0 0 5 ) . Unlike many physical illnesses that have been found to be hereditary, such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, and Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, the origins of mental disorders do not seem to be that simple. Current theories and studies indicate that several mental disorders may be linked to a specific gene or combination of genes but that the source is not solely genetic; nongenetic factors also play important roles. To date, one of the most promising discoveries is the identification in 2007 of variations in the gene SORL1 that may be a factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Some persons with schizophrenia also demonstrate decreased cerebral blood flow. Although imaging techniques such as PET and SPECT have helped bring about tremendous advances in the study of brain diseases, they have some limitations: 0 The use of radioactive substances in PET and SPECT limits the number of times a person can undergo these tests. There is the risk that the client will have an allergic reaction to the substances. Some clients may find receiving intravenous doses of radioactive material frightening or unacceptable.
Psychiatric-mental health nursing by Sheila L. Videbeck