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The Nurse's Guide to Mental Health Medicines
Holland, Liz | with contributions from Emily Floyd and Sara Soames
Sage Publications / Softcover / 2018-05-01 / 152640835X
Psychiatric Nursing
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184 pages
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Have you ever wished there was a simple guide to mental health medicines that can give you the key facts quickly? If the answer to that question is yes then look no further. Each chapter provides a short and easy-to-read overview of the different drug types used in mental health nursing. It 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. An invaluable, pocket sized guide to a complex subject.

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

Elizabeth J. Holland
Kingston University & St George's University of London, UK
Liz Holland became a registered mental health nurse after undertaking a PGDiP in mental health nursing at Kings College London as part of the 2010 cohort. Prior to her nurse training, Liz obtained a BSc (hons) in Psychology with Mental and Physical Healthcare. Liz is currently completing the final elements of her MSc in Psychosocial Interventions. Liz is a graduate of the NHS Leadership Academy, and has extensive post registration training in physical healthcare, psychological interventions and quality improvement.

Liz has had a varied clinical career to date. Her clinical experience is predominately in acute mental health, and Liz worked as a ward manager on an acute ward before moving in to a senior lecturer role at Kingston and St Georges University, where she one was of the module leaders for psychopharmacology. Lizís current post is the Head of Clinical Effectiveness and Improvement at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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