Reactions to Illness in the Hospitalized Adult

How Psychiatric Diagnosis are Made

Assessment Skills in a Crisis Situation

Suicidal in the Hospitalized Patient


Principles of Psychopharmacological Intervention

Major Classifications of Psychiatric Drugs and Their Side Effects

Anti psychotic Agents

Psychopharmacologic Management of the Patient in Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

Special Problems of the Elderly


Suggested Reading


Post Examination


American Psychiatric Association, 1987

Ames, S.W. and Kneise, CR – Essentials of Adult Health Nursing.  Addison/Wesley, 1988.

Andersen, B – How to Assess the Older Mind,. RN. July, 1992, 34-40.

Arana, G,. and Hymanm, I.  – Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy. 
Little, Brown & Co.. 1987.

Barry, P.D. – Psychosocial Nursing, Assessment and Intervention.  JB Lippincott Co., 1989.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition – Revised.

Haber, Leach,, Schuddy and Sidelew – Comprehensive Psychiatric Nursing.
McGraw-Hill, 1988.

Hoff, L. A, - People in Crisis, 3rd Edition.  Addison-Wesley, 1989.

Kelly, F. – Caring for the Patient in Acute Alcohol Withdrawal.  Critical Care Quarterly,
March, 1986; 11-19.

Kinney, J. and Lcaton, G. – Understanding Alcohol.  Mosly Medical Library, 1978.

Maslow, A. – Toward a Psychology of Being.  Van Nostrand, 1962.

Preston, J. and Johnson, J. – Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Easy. 
Med Masters, 1990.

Riedlinger, J. – Understanding Mental Illness and Drug Therapy of Choice. 
Drug Topics, 1991; 74-83.

Rosenbaum & Beebe – Psychiatric Treatment,  McGraw-Hill, 1975.

Wilson, H. and Knerse, C. – Psychiatric Nursing, Fourth Edition.
Addison-Wesley, 1992.