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The Nurse's Guide to Mental Health Medicines

The Nurse's Guide to Mental Health Medicines

May 2018 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The Nurse's Guide to Mental Health Medicines is an invaluable, pocket sized guide to a complex subject. Each chapter provides a short and easy-to-read overview of the different drug types used in mental health nursing, focusses only on the need to know information and the associated risks and side effects. The chapters also provide a short medicines list that gives you fast facts relating to the most common drugs used in practice.

Key features:

  • Simple layout with clear tables putting the facts at your fingertips
  • Written by nurses for nurses providing the perfect amount of detail for the busy student or practitioner
  • Clear and simple language combined with real world case studies to cut through the jargon and terminology  

Chapter 1: Anti-Depressant Medications
Chapter 2: Mood Stabilising Medications
Chapter 3: Medications for Managing Anxiety
Chapter 4: Medications when working with Drug and Alcohol Dependencies
Chapter 5: Anti-Psychotic Medications
Chapter 6: Medicines for Rapid Tranquilisation
Chapter 7: Medication used for the Management of Dementia
Appendix: Conversion table for different units of medicines

'This book will be a great resource for students on clinical placements and as a general reference guide. An asset for nurses who don’t have many books like this to choose from.'

Herbert Mwebe
Middlesex University

The book should be accessible to all health professions wanting to refresh or enhance upon their knowledge in pharmacology. It is a quick go-to guide that encourages the reader to speak openly around mental health.

Personal and real experiences in the format of case studies from clinical mental health nurses all bring the book to life.

Louise Terrell
Nursing Times

This is a super text for all undergraduate student nurses, and in particular mental health student nurses - all years, to be used in conjunction with the most recent BNF publication and NICE Guidance.

It is also a useful aide memoire for practicing nurses, providing again it is used in conjunction with the most recent BNF publication and NICE Guidance. It is well written, clear and concise, and would benefit from an ongoing annual update to include changing best practice.

Highly recommended.

Mr Charles Miller-Fik
School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of East Anglia
August 29, 2018

A really useful resource for students to develop knowledge and understanding of any students intending to work in Health and Social Care. I would certainly recommend this book to all students studying at level 2 and 3

Mrs Michele Ponting
Access to Higher Education, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
September 8, 2018