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    Raymond Zakhari.
    Summary: This review manual prepares students to successfully pass the ANCC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certification examination. It encompasses all of the essential knowledge required, uses a succinct outline format that highlights critical detail, and systematically follows the test blueprint so that those taking the exam will be optimally prepared. The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Manual begins with an overview of the certification examination, self-care, and test tips; the role of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, scope of practice, and regulations; and the theoretical foundations of care. Other topics examined include the neuroanatomy and physiology of mental illness; psychopharmacology; and physical assessment, diagnostic tests, and differential diagnosis. A wide range of psychiatric disorders, as organized in the DSM-5, are also reviewed. Each of the chapters include learning objectives and end-of-chapter review questions. The review manual concludes with a 150-question practice test. KEY FEATURES Reflects the latest ANCC test blueprint Includes test-taking strategies and tips for preparing for the big day; scope of practice; and theoretical foundations of care Covers a wide range of psychiatric disorders, as organized in the DSM-5 Includes end-of-chapter review questions and rationales PLUS a valuable 150-question practice test with rationales--more than 400 questions in total.

    Contents:
    Preparing to Pass the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam
    The Role of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner : Regulations and Scope of Practice
    Theoretical Foundations of Care and Nonpharmacological Therapies
    Neuroanatomy, Physiology, and Mental Illness
    Psychopharmacology
    Physical Assessment, Diagnostic Tests, and Differential Diagnosis
    Substance Use Disorders
    Delirium and Neurocognitive Disorders
    Psychotic Disorders and Delusions
    Sleep Disorders
    Mood Disorders
    Anxiety Disorders
    Child/Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Personality Disorders
    Violence and Abuse
    Practice Test.
    Digital Access R2Library 2021