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
  • February 2015
  • Volume 53 · Issue 2
Table of Contents

What’s New?

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN

Letters to the Editor

Health Effects of Marijuana

Samantha Gebler



Product Update

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Drugs to Treat Hypertension


Psychiatric Medications and Sudden Cardiac Death: Putting the Risk in Perspective

Robert H. Howland, MD

Youth in Mind

Adolescents at Risk: Pain Pills to Heroin: Part II

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

CNE Article

Approaches to Reduce Physical Comorbidity in Individuals Diagnosed With Mental Illness

Emily R. Welsh, MS, PMHNP-BC; Geoffry Phillips McEnany, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

CNE Article

Factors Predictive of Depression in First-Year College Students

Julie M. Brandy, PhD, RN, FNP-BC; Sue Penckofer, PhD, RN, FAAN; Phyllis A. Solari-Twadell, PhD, RN, MPA, FAAN; Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, PhD, RN, FAAN

CNE Article

Assessing Sustainability of InSHAPE Participants’ Fitness Activities in a Community Mental Health Setting

Marsha L. Lesley, PhD, MLIS, BSN; Kristi Livingood, RN, BSN, BA

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz