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
  • November 2015
  • Volume 53 · Issue 11
Table of Contents
Editorial Free

Mental Health is in the Hands of Nurses

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN

News Free


Product Update Free

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Drugs to Treat Various Pain Conditions


Buspirone: Back to the Future

Robert H. Howland, MD

Aging Matters

Caring for Depression in Older Home Health Patients

Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH

CNE Article

Self-Rated Mental Health: Screening for Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Women Exposed to Perinatal Intimate Partner Violence

Jennifer C. Kastello, PhD, WHNP, RN; Kathryn H. Jacobsen, PhD, MPH; Kathleen F. Gaffney, PhD, RN, F/PNP-BC; Marie P. Kodadek, PhD, RN; Linda C. Bullock, PhD, RN, FAAN; Phyllis W. Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN

CNE Article Free

Reliability Testing of the Psychosocial Vital Signs Assessment Tool

Charlotte M. Spade, MS, RN, CNS; Kathleen Fitzsimmons, RN, MEd, PhD; Janet Houser, PhD

CNE Article

Management and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder on College Campuses

Megan Lee Amyx, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Kylie Brooke Hastings, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Elizabeth J. Reynolds, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Julie Ann Weakley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C; Shirley Dinkel, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, ANP-C, FAANP; Brenda Patzel, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

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