Build a broad fundamental knowledge of mental health concepts and disorders with Foundations of Mental Health Care, 6th Edition — perfect for students, nurses, and other health care providers. This market-leading text features new psychotropic drug content and concise explanations of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, as well as descriptions of the most current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. It helps you work comfortably with clients who exhibit a wide range of maladaptive human behaviors, and apply the concepts of holistic care when assisting clients in developing more effective attitudes and behaviors.
UNIT ONE: MENTAL HEALTH CARE: PAST AND PRESENT 1. The History of Mental Health Care 2. Current Mental Health Care 3. Ethical and Legal Issues 4. Sociocultural Issues 5. Theories and Therapies 6. Complementary and Alternative Therapies 7. Psychotherapeutic Drug Therapy
UNIT TWO: THE CAREGIVER’S THERAPEUTIC SKILLS 8. Skills and Principles of Mental Health Care 9. Mental Health Assessment Skills 10. Therapeutic Communication 11. The Therapeutic Relationship 12. The Therapeutic Environment
UNIT THREE: MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE 13. Problems of Childhood 14. Problems of Adolescence 15. Problems of Adulthood 16. Problems of Late Adulthood 17. Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia
UNIT FOUR: CLIENTS WITH PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS 18. Managing Anxiety 19. Illness and Hospitalization 20. Loss and Grief 21. Depression and Other Mood Disorders 22. Physical Problems, Psychological Sources 23. Eating and Sleeping Disorders 24. Dissociative Disorders
UNIT FIVE: CLIENTS WITH PSYCHOSOCIAL PROBLEMS 25. Anger and Aggression 26. Outward-Focused Emotions: Violence 27. Inward-Focused Emotions: Suicide 28. Substance-Related Disorders 29. Sexual Disorders 30. Personality Disorders 31. Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses 32. Chronic Mental Health Disorders 33. Challenges for the Future
Appendixes A: Answers to Review Questions for the NCLEX-PN® Examination B: Mental Status Assessment at a Glance C: A Simple Method to Determine Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms: AIMS Examination Procedure Bibliography and Reader References Glossary