Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing

Integrating Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Complementary and Alternative Approaches Across the Life Span

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing
3rd Ed.
Copyright © 2023 Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Kathleen Tusaie, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC; Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP(H)
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-8533-4
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-8534-1
Nursing, Psychiatry


Now in its third edition, this revised reference continues to serve as the only foundational resource for APRNs to incorporate a focus on integrative interventions with mental health issues across the lifespan. New chapters on Legal and Ethical Decision Making and LGBTQ+ Issues: Care of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients, and Increasing Resilience in Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses, shed light on vital contemporary issues. This text offers expanded coverage on telehealth, population health, and the updated AACN Essentials. Additionally, the third edition provides 10 practical case studies illustrating specific syndromes as well as 2019 updates to the ANCC certification exam.

Comprehensive and practical, this text is organized around commonly seen clinical constellations of psychiatric symptoms and covers neurobiology, theory, and research evidence along with pharmacological information relevant to each syndrome. It delivers an abundance of valuable interventions from which clinicians and clients can co-create the most effective, individualized interventions. Popular decision trees provide an algorithm to help students work through the process of evaluating and treating patients, and a lifespan focus prepares students for treating patients in all age groups.

New to the Third Edition:

  • • New Chapters:
          o Legal and Ethical Decision Making
          o LGBTQ+ Issues: Care of Sexual and Gender Minority Patients
          o Increasing Resilience in Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses
  • • Includes 10 new case studies delivering practical information on specific syndromes
  • • Updated to reflect the 2019 ANCC certification exam and 2020 AACN Essentials

Key Features:

  • • Simplifies complex concepts using clear language while retaining the depth of information
  • • Includes diverse treatment options, decision trees, easy-to-follow algorithms, and pertinent pharmacological data
  • • Edited by internationally acclaimed PMH-APRN practitioner/educators
  • • Contains "Aging Alerts" and "Pediatric Points"
  • • Reflects the DSM 5 and discusses genetic testing

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 92/100
4/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.27 Nursing - Psychiatric
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"The book diverges from many other texts in the field of psychiatric and mental health care by exploring symptom profiles as opposed to DSM-5-TR structured content. While the book acknowledges DSM-5-TR diagnoses throughout, the contributors expertly maintain the focus on the symptoms that bring clients to seek treatment with advanced practice psychiatric nurses, such as sleep disturbances or problems with depression or anxiety, as opposed to DSM-5-TR diagnostic clusters."

-- Timothy Legg, PhD, PsyD, MSN, PMHNP-BC (Legg Counseling and Consulting Services) Doody's Review

"This is an important book for advanced practice psychiatric nurses. It presents options that have not been readily available for the treatment of complex clients and provides overviews and instructions for integrating alternative and traditional therapies for psychiatric patients."

-- Cherie Howk, PhD, FNP-BC (Indiana State University) - Doody's Review - previous edition

"This text is a wonderful compilation of information that is needed within current advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing. The chapters are informative, have excellent references and provide up to the minute information that is grounded in evidence-based practices"

-- Barbara Jones Warren, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, PMH, FAAN - The Ohio State College of Nursing - previous edition

"There are few new books to direct PMH-APRN treatment options...Now, this book provides the path to integration of treatment options for the holistic care of psychiatric client by PMH-APRNs"

-- Doody's Medical Reviews


This title is written for and by PMH-APRNs in direct patient care. In addition to serving as a classroom textbook, it is also set up to be used as a study guide for those preparing for certification. The editors and authors of each section are experts in this field.

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