Psychiatric / Mental Health

Care, not chaos

A new document created by ANA and other groups delineates emergency care principles for psychiatric patients.

Cognitive behaviorial therapy

A study of 701 adults with subacute or chronic back pain found that cognitive behavioral therapy reduced pain and disability…
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Dementia: The quiet thief

The nurse’s note read, “not orientated to place and time due to dementia.” Several hours of general anesthesia for a…

Drugs Today – August 2008

Web Exclusive! An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals, at www.AmericanNurseToday.com/journal.

Drugs Today – November 2008

Web Exclusive! An update of drug news, including alerts, approvals, and removals at www.AmericanNurseToday.com/journal.

FDA approves new drug for schizophrenia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Latuda (lurasidone HCL) tables for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia. Read…

From your ANA President and ANF Chair

ANA and the American Nurses Foundation are embracing the power of partnerships to advance initiatives that will benefit patients and nurses.

Letters to the Editor – May 2009

Speaking of psychic experiences Beth Wechsler’s article “A word about patients’ psychic experiences: Listen” in the March issue deserves to…

Psychiatric nurses are in demand

Built on therapeutic communication and relationship development, psychiatric nursing is the basis of all nursing. A core healthcare profession, psychiatric…

Quiz time

Which of the following does not help address issues related to post-intensive care syndrome? a. Diaries kept jointly by family,…

Recognizing depression in children

All kids can be moody and unpredictable. But for roughly 5% of children, behavioral changes reflect depression. Learn why depression holds added dangers for children – and how you can detect it.

Self-mutilation: The cutting truth

People who mutilate themselves excel at hiding their injuries. Find out how to identify self-mutilators and nurture their trust.

Shhhhhh! Quiet zone

Nurses play a significant role in helping patients to get the sleep they need.

Smoking and mental illness

The July 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has a thoughtful essay, “Smoking and Mental Illness —…

Study: Fatigue common in CHD

A study in Nursing Research found that 40% of patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) reported fatigue more than…
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Take Note – November 2007

Medical illiteracy can kill A 6-year study of 3,260 patients ages 65 and older found that almost 40% of those…

Tap your way to fast relief

Want to reduce physical and psychological stress? Emotional Freedom Techniques may be able to help.

The new health insurance marketplace

Our editor-in-chief discusses the upcoming insurance requirement related to the Affordable Care Act and emphasizes the need for nurses to be knowledgeable about the requirements so they can help friends, family, and patients navigate the health insurance marketplace.

What you need to know about bipolar disorder

Extreme mood and behavior swings, disrupted lives, reduced life expectancy, obstacles to getting help—these are among the effects
of bipolar disorder. When you understand this condition, you can help enhance your patient’s quality of life. Besides disrupting lives, this illness can reduce life expectancy significantly.

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