Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services


Print ISSN: 0279-3695
Online ISSN: 1938-2413

Psychiatric nursing’s most trusted journal for over 50 years

The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services is a monthly, peer-reviewed magazine for mental health nurses in a variety of community and institutional settings. For more than 50 years, the Journal has provided the most up-to-date, practical information available for today’s psychosocial nurse, including short contributions about psychopharmacology, mental health care of older adults, and child/adolescent disorders and issues. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as:

• Monthly feature, “Clip & Save: Drug Chart,” a one-page resource of up-to-date information on current medications for various psychiatric illnesses
• Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
• Articles posted online just 2 months after acceptance
• Continuing Nursing Education credits available each month

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

  • Current Issue
  • May 2015
  • Volume 53 · Issue 5
Table of Contents

Spring is the Time for Renewal

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN



Product Update

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Drugs to Treat Anxiety Disorders


“Evidence” and the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

Robert H. Howland, MD

Aging Matters

Meditation for Older Adults: A New Look at an Ancient Intervention for Mental Health

Jeanne M. Sorrell, PhD, RN, FAAN

CNE Article

Therapeutic Doll Play in the Treatment of a Severely Impaired Psychiatric Inpatient: Dramatic Clinical Improvements With a Nontraditional Nursing Intervention

Shira Birnbaum, PhD, RN; Hilary Hanchuk, MD; Marjorie Nelson, RN, MSN

CNE Article

After the Parade: Military Nurses’ Reintegration Experiences from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM; Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN, OCNS

CNE Article

Synthetic Cannabinoids: The Dangers of Spicing It Up

Deborah A. Salani, DNP, ARNP, CPON, BC-NE; Martin M. Zdanowicz, PhD, MA, MEd

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz