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
  • September 2015
  • Volume 53 · Issue 9
Table of Contents
Editorial Free

Sequel to On Writing Well Editorial

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN

News Free


Product Update Free

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Clinical Uses of Anticonvulsant Drugs Other Than for Epilepsy


Deuterated Drugs

Robert H. Howland, MD

Aging Matters

Evaluation of a Rural-Based Community Aged Intensive Recovery Program for Older Adults With Severe Mental Illness

Paul Sadler, MAPS, CCLP; Andrea McIlvena, RN, CMHN

CNE Article

The Force of Habit: Creating and Sustaining a Wellness Lifestyle

Patricia B. Nemec, PsyD, CRC, CPRP; Margaret A. Swarbrick, PhD, OT, CPRP, FAOTA; David M. Merlo, MS, COTA, CPRP, ROH

CNE Article

Achieving Excellence Through Contemporary and Relevant Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Standards of Practice

Gloria McInnis-Perry, RN, DNSc, APN, CNS; Ann Greene, RN, MEd; Elaine Santa Mina, RN, PhD

CNE Article

Millennial Students’ Preferred Methods for Learning Concepts in Psychiatric Nursing

Janet K. Garwood, RN, MSN(Ed)

CNE Quiz Free

CNE Quiz