Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 4, October-December

AGPN News
AGPN Division Report We are still in the infant stages of developing the division. Our purpose is to identify, disseminate, and grow the unique body of knowledge that constitutes the scientific foundation for advanced practice psychiatric-mental...
Aripiprazole: A Third Generation of Antipsychotics Begins? (Biological Perspectives)
Aripiprazole (Abilify), recently approved by the FDA, is being touted as a new type of antipsychotic. If these claims hold, aripiprazole would be the first in the third generation of antipsychotics. In any historical review based on the assumption...
Mental Health Care Providers' Perception of Giving Culturally Responsive Care to American Indians
PROBLEM. To determine if mental health care providers delivering culturally responsive care to American Indians experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. METHODS. This qualitative study used grounded theory. Eleven mental health care...
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
TOPIC. Identification and management of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). PURPOSE. To increase advanced practice clinicians' awareness of the prevalence, screening tools, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, and therapeutic management...
Pharmacology for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Literature Review
TOPIC. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to pharmacotherapy responses in general and specifically to noncombat symptomatology related to childhood sexual abuse. PURPOSE. To explore findings related to pharmacological advances in the...
Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses Conference, Philadelphia, October 25-27, 2002. (Psychopharmacology Conference Wrap-Up)
If the numerous positive comments from the evaluations are an accurate indicator, the Psychopharmacology Conference in Philadelphia was wildly successful. More than 300 nurses attended the two-and-a-half-day conference and communicated their...
Trauma Therapy or Exploitation? (Editorial)
Imagine yourself the therapist: The parents of a 16-year-old girl are asking your opinion about what they should do. Their daughter was abducted at gunpoint from a parking lot, tied with duct tape and rope as her drunken captor threatened to kill...