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
  • June 2015
  • Volume 53 · Issue 6
Table of Contents

On Writing Well: A Tribute to Two Mentors

Shirley A. Smoyak, RN, PhD, FAAN



Product Update

Product Update

Clip & Save Drug Chart

Drugs to Treat Bipolar Disorders


Melatonin, Liraglutide, and Naltrexone/Bupropion for the Treatment of Obesity and Medication-Related Weight Gain

Robert H. Howland, MD

Youth in Mind

Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Mental Health of Veterans

Teena M. McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN; Jessica R. Waldrop, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

CNE Article

Development of a Clinical Competency Checklist for Care of Patients Experiencing Substance Withdrawal Delirium or Delirium: Use of a Delphi Technique and Expert Panel

Jennifer L. Saylor, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC; Kathleen A. Schell, PhD, RN; Mark F. Mendell, MSN, ANP-BC; Jennifer S. Graber, EdD, APRN, CS, BC

CNE Article

Perceived Sources of Stress Among First-Year Nursing Students in Jordan

Ra'ed M. Shudifat , PhD, RN; Raya Yousef Al-Husban, PhD, RN

CNE Article

Mantram Repetition Program Decreases Insomnia Among Homeless Women: A Pilot Study

Mary K. Barger, PhD, MPH, CNM; Sally Weinrich, PhD, RN, FAAN; Jill E. Bormann, PhD, RN, FAAN; Monique Bouvier, MSN, RN, PNP; Sally Brosz Hardin, PhD, RN, FAAN

CNE Quiz

CNE Quiz