Psychiatry Journal of Nursing

Why is Psychiatry so Taboo?

Why is Psychiatry so Taboo?

Tags: culture Mental Illness Psychiatry stigma

In almost every society, psychiatry has an adverse stigma attached to it. Any form of mental illness is perceived as a sign of weakness. In some cultures, psychiatry is not considered an important or prestigious form of medicine. To acknowledge the importance of psychotherapy is to recognize that the members of the society may have some mental abnormality. There is a thin line between sanity and insanity. So to concede that something is wrong with one' relatives is the admittance that one may be inflicted with the same disorder.

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Tourette’s Syndrome: Implications for a Moving Disorder

Tourette’s Syndrome: Implications for a Moving Disorder

Tags: Psychiatry Tourettes Syndrome treatment

This article highlights the subjective, objective and recommended nursing treatment for Tourette's syndrome.

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A Competent Psychiatric Nurse: What role does empathy provide in competency?

A Competent Psychiatric Nurse: What role does empathy provide in competency?

Tags: caring caring in nursing Competency Empathy mental health Mental Illness Psychiatry

The fundamental foundation in initiating competent skills as a psychiatric nurse is similar to any specialty in nursing. We must implement the necessary processes of providing the standard of care by using the method known as the nursing process. To successfully implement these steps it is necessary to seek understanding of the clients’ individuality which takes effort, establishment of rapport, and time. Empathy is an essential factor to obtain accurate data, individualize interventions, and best outcomes addressing the clients’ uniqueness. As a psychiatric nurse one noted that empathy plays a significant role in providing competent care and optimizing positive outcomes for my acute mentally ill clients.

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Managing behavior in children with ASD

Managing behavior in children with ASD

Tags: ASD autism behavior behavioral child children medication mental health pediatric Psychiatry

Unfortunately, many of these children end up in the emergency department for these behaviors due to the lack of community mental health services. These crises visits often times result in unnecessary medications being prescribed for these problematic behaviors.

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Understanding behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Understanding behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Tags: autism autism spectrum disorder behavior behaviors child children medication mental health pediatric Psychiatry

With the rising incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders, nurses need to be educated regarding comorbidities that can cause aberrant behaviors. Along with a thorough medical assesment, finding mental health services can be challenging for many families. Many PCP's and other non-mental health professionals take on medication management of behaviors due to the lack of appropriate mental health resources.

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