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.

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  • Current Issue
  • September 2014
  • Volume 52 · Issue 9
Table of Contents
Guest Editorial

The Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Services

Charles A. Walker, PhD, RN

Letters to the Editor

Acknowledging the Grief Process of Parents With Children With Mental Illness

Diana L. Dodds, RN, BSN



Product Update

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Clinical Uses of Anticonvulsant Drugs Other Than for Epilepsy


Atypical Antipsychotics Are Not All Alike: Side Effects and Risk Assessment

Robert H. Howland, MD

Aging Matters

Use of Technology to Enhance Mental Health for Older Adults

Pamela R. Cangelosi, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF; Jeanne M. Sorrell, PhD, RN, FAAN

CNE Quiz

How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading Articles in This Issue

CNE Article

Legalization of Marijuana for Non-Medical Use: Health, Policy, Socioeconomic, and Nursing Implications

Anne Durkin, PhD, RN

CNE Article

Nurse-Police Coalition: Improves Safety in Acute Psychiatric Hospital

Diane E. Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Lt. Frank N. Harris; Alexander de Nesnera, MD

CNE Article

Educational Intervention to Increase Detection of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients at Community Mental Health Centers

Tamatha Arms, DNP, PMHNP-BC, NP-C; Tawanda Bostic, FNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC; Patricia Cunningham, DNSc, APN-BC

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz