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The Nurse's Guide to Mental Health Medicines

The Nurse's Guide to Mental Health Medicines

Second Edition

192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A book written by nurses for nurses providing a simple guide to the most common medicines.

Spanning 8 concise and highly readable chapters, the book explains the pharmacology of different drug types in simple terms while also considering the practical aspects of working with people requiring mental health medicines. 

Key features:

  • A detailed 'Medicines List' contained in each chapter providing the key information on dosages, brand names and possible adverse reactions
  • Takes a life course approach highlighting specific considerations for children, pregnancy and older people
  • Cuts through the complex terminology with clear and simple language supported by real world case studies
1. Antidepressant Medications
2. Mood-Stabilising Medications
3. Medications for Managing Anxiety
4. Medicines for Alcohol and Drug Dependence - by Emily Floyd
5. Antipsychotic Medication
6. Medicines for Rapid Tranquillisation
7. Medication Used for the Management of Dementia - by Sara Soames
Appendix: Drug Calculations

Elizabeth J. Holland

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... More About Author