Significant advancements have occurred in the treatment of mental illness as a result of newly available psychotropic medications. Update your knowledge of the latest drugs: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics and mood stabilizing agents. Bonus case studies are included!
About The Author(s):
- Identify basic neurophysiology and how it relates to psychotropic medications
- Recognize drug actions, common side effects and serious untoward effects
- Describe nursing assessments and interventions for psychiatric medications
- Describe patient teaching approaches to encourage drug compliance
Florence B. Roberts - PhD APRN BC
Florence Roberts, PhD, APRN, BC, has been involved professionally in either maternal-child health or mental health nursing since the mid-1960s. She earned her BSN at the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston, TX, an MN in Maternal and Child Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, her MSN in Mental Health at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and her PhD in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has taught both pediatrics and psychiatric nursing, but her focus for the past 12 years has been psychiatric nursing. She is certified as a clinical nurse specialist in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatric nursing. She has served as an individual and family therapist, a school therapist, and a PRN staff nurse at a Crisis Recovery Unit. She is currently Associate Professor of Nursing at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA.