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
  • August 2015
  • Volume 53 · Issue 8
Table of Contents
Editorial Free

Caveat Emptor: What the New IOM Report Does Not Deliver

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN

News Free


Product Update Free

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Drugs to Treat Overweight and Obesity


“I Want a New Drug”: Exercise as a Pharmacological Therapy

Robert H. Howland, MD

Youth in Mind

Binge Eating Disorder and Youth

Rachele K. Lipsky, MSN, PMHNP, CRNP; Teena M. McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

CNE Article

Alexithymia: Should This Personality Disorder Be Considered During Treatment of Patients With Mental Illness?

Roy R. Reeves, DO, PhD; Deidra Johnson-Walker, MSN, RN

CNE Article

Improving Awareness of an Acute Psychiatric Unit’s Capacity for Admission

Lauren Benolkin, PMH-NP; Dan Kinstler, MSN, MBA, RN; Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, FAAN

CNE Article

Staying Connected: Sustaining Collaborative Care Models with Limited Funding

Brenda J. Johnston, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC; Lora Peppard, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Marian Newton, PhD, PMHNP-BC

CNE Quiz Free

CNE Quiz