Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

Journal for advanced practice psychiatric nurses providing current research, clinical application, and knowledge about the field.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 3, July-September

Advances in the Pharmacological Treatment of Bipolar Affective Disorders
TOPIC. Advances in the psychopharmacologic treatment of bipolar affective disorders (BPAD). PURPOSE. To increase advanced practice nurses' ability to match prescribing practices with known etiological factors and the neurobiology of this complex...
Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome
The Art of Prescribing is a question-and-answer forum that can help nurses maintain their knowledge of advances in prescribing, psychopharmacology, and implications for safe psychiatric care. Send your questions related to prescribing psychotropic...
Discarding Ideology: The Nature/nurture Endgame
TOPIC. The concepts and research that underpin our understanding of how the brain is the organ of the mind. PURPOSE. To describe the dynamic nature of nervous system functioning and development; to discuss how the nervous system changes anatomically...
Efficacy of Brand-Name vs. Generic Fluoxetine
Although most generic drugs can be substituted for brands cost-effectively, the following case suggests that this may not be possible for some patients on fluoxetine. A 38-year-old woman presented to her family physician in May 1996 complaining of...
Excited Delirium: Does It Exist?
Each year, a small number of people die suddenly while being restrained. Most of these deaths are associated with individuals who were restrained while being taken into custody during a violent police encounter. Other sudden restraint deaths involve...
Nurture: The Fundamental Significance of Relationship as a Paradigm for Mental Health Nursing
TOPIC. Whether nature or nurture is the most appropriate paradigm for mental health nursing practice, education, and research. PURPOSE. To present detailed information that nurture is the most inclusive and sustaining paradigm for mental health...
The ABCs of Psychobiology
This column may be more conversational in tone than previous columns because I want to outline a few basic concepts that are needed if you are to be conversant in today's changed world of psychiatric nursing. First, calling an article the ABCs of...
The Use of Music and Sound to Enhance the Therapeutic Setting
Integrated Perspectives discusses the concepts of an integrated psychotherapeutic approach to patient care and explores some of the underlying principles that make it beneficial. Much of what goes on in a therapy session is determined by language...
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