Clinical Consult for Psychiatric Mental Health Care

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Clinical Consult for Psychiatric Mental Health Care

SKU# 9780826105011


  • Jacqueline Rhoads PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-C, PMHNP-BE, GNP-BE

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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Mental Health!

This quick reference serves as an authoritative clinical guide to diagnostic treatment and monitoring recommendations for patients with mental disorders in the primary care setting. It offers fast and efficient access to evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for managing psychiatric and mental health conditions. The book guides family and adult advanced practice nurses in making clinical decisions that are supported by the best available evidence, reflecting current research and expert consensus. Additionally, researchers may use this book to identify important clinical questions where more research could be conducted to improve treatment decision making.

This comprehensive text is organized by major diagnostic categories, such as anxiety disorders, with specific diagnoses organized alphabetically within each category. It supports informed practice, which increases confidence in differential diagnosis, safe and effective treatment decision making, reliable treatment monitoring and, ultimately, improved patient outcomes. Additionally, DSM-IV-TR diagnostic standard summaries and ICD-9 codes are incorporated for use in the clinical setting. It is an essential resource in everyday practice for all health care providers.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 25, 2010
  • Page Count 432
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826105011
  • EISBN 9780826105028

Table of Contents 

Section I  General Psychiatry

Chapter 1 The Psychiatric Interview and Diagnosis

The Psychiatric Interview

Diagnostic Encounter

Clinical Decision Making

Diagnostic Formulation, Treatment Planning, and Modes of Treatment

Diagnostic Evaluation

Psychological Testing in Psychiatry


Chapter 2  Psychotherapeutic Management

Establish a Philosophy of Management

Standard of Care in Psychotherapy Management

Psychotherapy Initial Interview

Psychotherapeutic Management of Disorders


Chapter 3  Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Psychoanalysis

            Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy



Chapter 4  Principles of Psychiatric Emergency Management


Section II   Syndromes and Treatments in Adult Psychiatry


Chapter 5  Behavioral and Psychological Disorders in the Elderly



            Amnestic Syndrome


Chapter 6  Substance Use Disorders

Substance Abuse

Substance Dependence




Chapter 7  Psychotic Disorders

Brief Psychotic Disorder

Delusional Disorder

Schizoaffective Disorder


Schizophreniform Disorder

Shared Psychotic Disorder


Chapter 8  Mood Disorders

            Major Depressive Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Cyclothymic Disorder

Chapter 9  Anxiety disorders

Acute Stress Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Phobias (Including Social Phobia)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Chapter 10  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder



Chapter 11  Somatoform Disorders

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Conversion Disorder

Hypochondriasis Disorder

Pain Disorder

Somatization disorder


Chapter 12  Dissociative Disorders

Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety

Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood

Adjustment Disorder Unspecified

Dissociative Amnesia


Chapter 13  Sexual Dysfunction

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

Gender Identity Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder



Chapter 14 Paraphilias



Transvestic Fetishism


Sexual Masochism

Sexual Sadism


Chapter 15  Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa


Chapter 16  Personality Disorders

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder


Chapter 17 Sleep Disorders


Primary Insomnia

Primary Hypersomnia



Nightmare Disorder

Sleep Terror Disorder

Sleepwalking Disorder


Section III   Syndromes and Treatments in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Chapter 18  Disorders Usually Presenting in Infancy or Early Childhood (0–5 Years of Age)

Asperger's Syndrome

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Disruptive Behavior Disorder NOS

(includes Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder)


Mental Retardation

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

Rett's Disorder / Rett’s Syndrome (RS)

Selective Mutism

Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)


 Chapter 19  Disorders Usually Presenting in Middle Childhood (6–11 Years of Age) or  Adolescence (12–18 Years of Age)


Pervasive Developmental Disorder

Conduct Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Learning Disorders (includes Reading Disorder, Math Disorder, Disorder of Written Expression and LD NOS)

Mixed-Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder