Here's the most complete and easy-to-use resource on how to develop practical, individualized plans of care for psychiatric and mental health patients. It's really two books in one! The first half provides the diagnostic information needed to create a care plan; the second half covers the safe prescription and administration of psychotropic medications. And, the concepts can be applied to a variety of healthcare settings...from in-patient hospitalization through the outpatient clinic...to home health and private practice. Completely revised and updated throughout, the 9th Edition reflects all of the new knowledge and new medications in the field, including the DSM-5, all of today's new psychotropic medications, and the 2012-2014 content in the NANDA Nursing Diagnoses: Taxonomy II.