Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services (J PSYCHOSOC NURS MEN)

Publisher: Slack

Journal description

The Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services is the only monthly peer-reviewed publication for mental health nurses in clinical, academic, and research positions in a variety of community and institutional settings. The Journal provides the most up-to-date, practical information available for today's psychosocial nurse. Original articles and regular features are presented in a full-color magazine format. In addition to full-length scholarly articles, the Journal publishes short articles about new clinical approaches; new ways to organize departments, develop programs, or motivate staff; first-person accounts; and opinion pieces.

Current impact factor: 0.72

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.723
2013 Impact Factor 0.873
2012 Impact Factor 0.825
2011 Impact Factor 0.48
2010 Impact Factor 0.528
2009 Impact Factor 0.707

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.76
Cited half-life 6.60
Immediacy index 0.23
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.18
Website Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services website
Other titles Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
ISSN 0279-3695
OCLC 7816794
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Slack

  • Pre-print
    • Author cannot archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On Institutional Repositories
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • NIH authors may deposit in PubMed Central after 12 months
    • Must link to publisher version
    • Publisher last reviewed on 21/04/2015
  • Classification
    white

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    ABSTRACT: Depression in older adults residing in assisted living facilities (ALFs) is often not recognized. ALF staff who work with residents on a daily basis are the most likely individuals to recognize residents' depressive symptoms. The purpose of the current pilot study was to determine feasibility of a 4-week training program for 15 direct care staff to recognize any depression symptoms of 32 residents. Although training significantly improved knowledge, it did not improve staff recognition of residents with positive depressive symptoms. Staff reported the training provided them a better understanding about depression and rated the training as very helpful to be able to recognize depression symptoms. Staff requested more information on ways to respond to someone who is depressed. Additional training should emphasize staff-resident communication skills for staff. Challenges included resident attrition and dwindling staff participation. Strategies to address these challenges are presented. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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    ABSTRACT: The current study adopted a recovery-oriented care approach by emphasizing patients' perspectives and experiences regarding changes to a newly built mental health facility. The inpatient entrance, or “portal,” intended to balance the aims of recovery-oriented care with minimizing risk. A mixed-methods study of the portal's pros and cons was conducted, according to four themes: (a) autonomy versus inconvenience; (b) safety and security versus stigma; (c) unit door versus portal operating costs; and (d) privacy versus community integration. Focus groups engaging with patients (N = 39) indicated that the design effectively supported recovery-oriented care. Patients did not find the portal to be stigmatizing or triggering and valued the safety and privacy it created, and visitors also generally had a positive experience. Survey responses (N = 101) from portal users were also positive about the new design. The study findings suggest that the pros outweighed the cons of the new design. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 54(2), 39–48.]
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    ABSTRACT: Psychiatric unit inpatients often have serious mental illnesses with comorbid personality disorders. Mental illnesses usually respond favorably to medication and psychotherapy, but personality disorders do not. Two personality disorders are commonly seen on inpatient units: borderline and antisocial. These personality disorders may destabilize the milieu with disruptive behaviors and present a challenge to nurses. Difficult patient behaviors and therapeutic responses by nurses are examined. Dialectical behavior therapy techniques and good communication skills may be used by nurses to (a) interact therapeutically with patients with personality disorders and (b) protect other patients and the milieu. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 54(1), 38-45.].
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    ABSTRACT: Trifluoperazine, developed in the mid-1950s and introduced in 1959 as an anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, has been an extensively studied drug molecule that has been used as a calmodulin inhibitor. Regulation of calmodulin has important roles in cellular proliferation, inflammation, neurodegeneration, and other pathological processes. Trifluoperazine also inhibits P-glycoprotein, a protein that transports organic compounds across cell membranes and the blood-brain barrier. Trifluoperazine is currently approved for the treatment of schizophrenia as well as for the treatment of non-psychotic anxiety, but has other potential clinical uses based on calmodulin and P-glycoprotein inhibition. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 54(1), 20-22.].
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    ABSTRACT: Children and adolescents exposed to violence and upheaval of war and relocation are at high risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Rates of PTSD among refugee children may exceed 50%. Additional stressors encountered while adjusting to host cultures add another layer of difficulty. Most refugee children struggling with symptoms of PTSD or depression are never linked with appropriate mental health care resources. Psychiatric nurses can serve a critical function in the identification and treatment of refugee children experiencing PTSD and depression. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(12), 16-18.].
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    ABSTRACT: Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States, and most deaths are related to prescription drugs. A substantial proportion of these deaths involve opioid or benzodiazepine drugs, and many overdoses include a combination of both drug classes. Buprenorphine/naloxone has an unusual pharmacology that distinguishes it from other opioid drugs. Animal and human studies have found that buprenorphine is associated with a ceiling to its cardiorespiratory depressant effect at higher doses, such that it may have a wider safety margin compared to other opioid drugs. Compared to buprenorphine alone, buprenorphine/naloxone is associated with less cardiorespiratory depression. Drug safety data from the National Poison Data System, Drug Abuse Warning Network, and other sources suggest that the safety of buprenorphine/naloxone is favorable compared to the morbidity and mortality associated with other opioid drugs and other classes of psychotropic drugs.
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    ABSTRACT: Adults with mental illness are at increased risk of being diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and consequently cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. The current article explores community-based interventions to decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome by changing health behaviors among adults with serious mental illness (SMI). Ovid Medline, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched for nonpharmacological studies of behavioral or lifestyle interventions addressing risk of metabolic syndrome among adults with SMI. Thirteen studies, seven with statistically significant results, were included in the review. Despite the well-known risks of metabolic syndrome, the majority of available studies had small samples with insufficient power. There was little consistency in methods or outcome measures. Studies that were client-directed and involved peer and staff support appeared most useful in changing health behaviors and improving quality of life. Further research is needed to guide nursing practice in implementing effective methods to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome in community-dwelling adults with SMI. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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    ABSTRACT: Older adults who present with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have an increased risk of developing more advanced dementia. However, no pharmacological treatment currently exists to slow the progression of or reverse MCI. The purpose of the current systematic review is to summarize evidence surrounding the impact of exercise interventions on the cognitive performance levels of community-dwelling older adults with MCI. Computerized database and ancestry search strategies located distinct intervention trials between 1990 and 2015. Results indicated that physical exercise may benefit cognitive function among older adults who have MCI, including improvements in global cognition, executive function, memory, attention, and processing speed. Physical exercise may also positively impact the physiology of the aging brain. However, evidence surrounding the characteristics of effective physical exercise interventions in terms of exercise type, intensity, duration, and frequency remains limited. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, xx(x), xx-xx.].
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    ABSTRACT: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on college campuses is a serious and often underdiagnosed condition. The current investigation analyzed current best practice guidelines for the management of ADHD in a mid-sized university in the Midwestern United States. Best practices were identified through a review of current evidence-based literature on ADHD management. A data collection tool was developed and used to organize data and determine adherence with best practice guidelines. Investigators revealed that policy and procedures followed best practice guidelines. Development and implementation of ADHD protocols on college campuses allows nurse practitioners to confidently provide safe, quality care to patients diagnosed with ADHD. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(11), 46-51.].
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    ABSTRACT: Buspirone, first synthesized in 1968 and marketed in 1986, is a pharmacologically unique azapirone drug. It is effective for treating generalized anxiety, but not other anxiety disorders. Buspirone also is efficacious for depression, either alone or together with an antidepressant drug, and for treating adverse sexual effects. Studies of buspirone for substance use disorders have had disappointing outcomes, although it may be useful for treating coexisting anxiety and one controlled study suggested efficacy for heroin detoxification. Buspirone may be considered a treatment option for managing irritability, agitation, and aggression in older adult patients with dementia as well as in pediatric patients, although additional effectiveness studies are warranted. Buspirone and melatonin may synergistically promote neurogenesis, supporting the potential use of this combination for treating depression and cognitive impairment. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(11), 21-24.].
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    ABSTRACT: Depression is common in older home health patients and increases their risk of adverse outcomes. Depression screening is required by Medicare's Outcome and Assessment Information Set. The Depression Care for Patients at Home (CAREPATH) was developed as a feasible strategy for home health nurses to manage depression in their patients. The protocol builds on nurses' existing clinical skills and is designed to fit within routine home visits. Major components include ongoing clinical assessment, care coordination, medication management, education, and goal setting. In a randomized trial, Depression CAREPATH patients had greater improvement in depressive symptoms compared to usual care. The difference between groups was significant at 3 months, growing larger and more clinically meaningful over 1 year. The intervention had no impact on patient length of stay, number of home visits, or duration of visits. Thus, nurses can play a pivotal role in the long-term course and outcomes of patients with depression. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 53(11), 25-30.].
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