Psych-Mental Health Internet Resources 2016-2017

American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guidelines
A great resource for NP students but can also be adapted for use with other students as well. These guidelines are free for download, although some other extras such as clinical tools are by paid subscription only. Topics covered include: PTSD, Dementias, BPD, Bipolar Disorder, Delirium, Eating Disorders, Major Depressive Disorders, OCD, Panic Disorder,Schizophrenia, Substance Use Disorders Suicidal Behaviors and the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults. A treasure chest of resources that are easily accessible and reliable.

Enhancing Motivation for Change in
Substance Abuse Treatment
This resource provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers guidelines to help clinicians influence the change process in their clients by incorporating motivational interventions into substance abuse treatment programs. Change within a program/institution to enhance the health of those who access it…….Sounds like a good DNP project!

Action Steps for Improving Women’s Mental Health
This is another great resource from SAMHSA!  I can see where it would be a good fit for a DNP course/project because it presents significant mental health concerns for a specific population, namely women and girls, while providing action steps that can be taken to improve their health and well being. Several of these action steps take place at the macro level. There is a wonderful conceptual framework as well as an expansive listing of additional resources including clinical tools that will keep the often too busy grad student engaged :).

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder in the Primary Care Setting
Jonathan Betlinski MD
Oregon Sciences University

Identifying and Treating Somatic Symptom Disorder in the Primary Care Setting
Oregon Health & Science University
Ruth Tadesse, MS, RN

Counselors Family Education Manual – Jan 2016
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Comprehensive kit provides substance abuse treatment professionals with a year-long intensive outpatient treatment model for clients with dependence on stimulant drugs such as methamphetamine and cocaine. Includes family education sessions and handouts.
You can download the manual for free and there are some very good slides you can also download!

Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: A Pocket Guide
March 2016
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Offers guidelines for physicians using medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. Discusses the various types of approved medications, screening and assessment tools, and best practices for patient care.
Free download!

Online Assessment Measures – DSM 5
For further clinical evaluation and research, the APA is offering a number of “emerging measures” in Section III of DSM-5. These patient assessment measures were developed to be administered at the initial patient interview and to monitor treatment progress, thus serving to advance the use of initial symptomatic status and patient reported outcome (PRO) information, as well as the use of “anchored” severity assessment instruments. Instructions, scoring information, and interpretation guidelines are included. Clinicians and researchers may provide APA with feedback on the instruments’ usefulness in characterizing patient status and improving patient care.

Mental Health Care Guide for Primary Care Clinicians
Oregon Counsel for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Oregon Pediatric Society

Evidence Based Evaluation of Psychiatric Patients
University of Illinois at Chicago
Evidence Based Evaluation of Psychiatric Patients. Leslie S Zun, MD, MBA, FAAEM.
Chairman and Professor. Department of Emergency Medicine.

Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications in Long Term Care
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Thomas Magnuson, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Psychiatric Emergencies in the Pediatric Emergency Dept
Michael F. Ziegler, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta