Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services


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

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
  • December 2014
  • Volume 52 · Issue 12
Table of Contents


Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN



Product Update

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

FDA-Approved Drugs to Treat Schizophrenia


A Proposed System for Classifying Psychotropic Drugs

Robert H. Howland, MD

Youth in Mind

Adolescents at Risk: Pain Pills to Heroin: Part I

Susanne Fogger, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-BC; Teena M. McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

CNE Quiz

How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading Articles in This Issue

CNE Article

Ahead of the Game: The Use of Gaming to Enhance Knowledge of Psychopharmacology

Terra S. Beek, BA; Cheryl Boone, BS; Grace Hubbard, DNP, PMHCNS-BC

CNE Article

Evaluation of Fall Risk Assessment Tools for Psychiatric Patient Fall Prevention: A Comparative Study

Debra Van Dyke, MA, BSN, BSEd, RN; Bruce Singley, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, MHSA, BSN, RN; Marlon G. Daniel, MPH, MHA

CNE Article

Differences in Male and Female Nurses’ Responses to Physical Assault by Psychiatric Patients: A Supplemental Finding of a Mixed-Methods Study

Lois Biggin Moylan, PhD, RN, CNS, PMH; Meritta B. Cullinan, PhD; Jeanne E. Kimpel, PhD

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz