Psychiatric-Mental Health study notes for nursing students. 47 page notes are useful to NCLEX and other nursing students.

  • Class Year
  • 2022
  • Staff Rating
  • 4.75/5


– Mental Health Overview

– Theories and Therapies

– Brain Anatomy & Physiology

– Mental Illness Diagnosis & Origins

– Psychotropic Drugs: Antianxiety & Hypnotic Drugs, Antidepressant Drugs, Mood Stabilizers, Anticonvulsants Drugs, Drug Tx for ADHD, Antipsychotic Drugs, Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Tx; Includes for each (where applicable): Method of Action, Indications, Contraindications, Adverse Effects, Interactions, Black Box Warning, Nursing Considerations and Patient Education, Suffix, Therapeutic and Pharmacologic Classes, Generic and Brand/Trade name

– Treatment Settings

– Cultural Implications

– Legal & Ethical Considerations

– Assessment

– Therapeutic Relationship

– Therapeutic Communication

– Stress

– Childhood & Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Communication, Motor, Tic, Specific Learning, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum, ADHD

– Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

– Bipolar Disorders: I, II and Cyclothymic

– Depressive Disorders: Disruptive Mood Dysregulation, Premenstrual Dysphoric, Persistent Depressive, Major Depressive

– Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: Separation Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety, Panic, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic, Hoarding, Excoriation

– Trauma-Related and Dissociative Disorders: Posttraumatic Stress, Reactive Attachment, Adjustment, Disinhibited Social Engagement, Acute Stress, Depersonalization/Derealization, Dissociative Identity, Dissociative Amnesia

– Somatic Symptom Disorders: Somatic Symptom, Illness Anxiety, Conversion, Psychological Factors affecting Medical Condition, Factitious

– Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-eating Disorder

– Impulse Control Disorders: Oppositional Defiant, Intermittent Explosive, Conduct

– Substance Use Disorders: Cannabis, Hallucinogen, Inhalant, Sedative, hypnotic & antianxiety meds, Tobacco, Opioid, Stimulant, Alcohol

– Personality Disorders: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Histrionic, Antisocial, Narcissistic, Borderline, Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive

– Suicide and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

– Neurocognitive Disorders: Delirium, Mild Neurocognitive, Major Neurocognitive, Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease

– All disorders include discussion of disorder, signs/symptoms and intervention. Where applicable: risk factors, treatment and medications also included.

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