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
  • February 2016
  • Volume 54 · Issue 2
Table of Contents
Editorial Free

Do You Believe in Groundhogs?

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN

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Product Update Free

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Drugs to Treat Hypertension


Antidepressant Drugs and the Risk of Intracranial Bleeding: Parsing an Observational Study

Robert H. Howland, MD

Youth in Mind

An Update on Teen Pregnancy

Nancy R. Ahern, PhD, RN; Traci Bramlett, DNP, PNP, FNP-C

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An Older Transgender Woman's Quest for Identity

Charles A. Walker, PhD, RN; Harriet Cohen, PhD, LCSW; David Jenkins, PhD, LCSW

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A Recovery-Oriented Care Approach: Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Newly Built Mental Health Facility

Catherine Clark Ahern, MA, BSc; Peter Bieling, PhD, CPsych; Margaret C. McKinnon, PhD, CPsych; Heather E. McNeely, PhD, CPsych; Karen Langstaff, MHSc

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The Transition to Independence Process: Promoting Self-Efficacy in Transition-Aged Youths

Christopher M. Kalinyak, DNP, FNP, ANP, CNS, MBA; Faye A. Gary, EdD, MS, RN, FAAN; Cheryl M. Killion, PhD, RN, FAAN; M. Jane Suresky, DNP, PMHCNS BC

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