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
  • January 2015
  • Volume 53 · Issue 1
Table of Contents

Creativity is the Heart of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN



Product Update

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

New Drugs & Indications for 2014: The Year in Review


Odds and Ends in Psychopharmacology From the Past 10 Years

Robert H. Howland, MD

Aging Matters

Doll Therapy: An Intervention for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia

Juh Hyun Shin, PhD, RN

CNE Quiz

How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading Articles in This Issue

CNE Article

Auditory Hallucinations Interview Guide: Promoting Recovery with an Interactive Assessment Tool

Louise Nigh Trygstad, PhD, RN, CNS; Robin K. Buccheri, PhD, RN, MHNP, FAAN; Martha D. Buffum, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Dau-shen Ju, PhD; Glenna A. Dowling, PhD, RN, FAAN

CNE Article

Eating Disorders and Spirituality in College Students

Lauren Phillips, BS, RN; Jeanne K. Kemppainen, PhD, RN, FAAN; Brandy M. Mechling, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Sally MacKain, PhD; Yeounsoo Kim-Godwin, PhD, RN; Louisa Leopard, BA

CNE Article

High Energy Drinks, With and Without Alcohol: What Do Nurses Know and Do?

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN; Katerina Nowik, BA; Jennifer Lee, BSN

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz