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This useful pocket consultant promises easy access to need-to-know info on uncomplicated behavioral theories, key features of psychiatric and main issue interventions, psychological prestige checks and checks, psychological health and wellbeing historical past and evaluation instruments, and more.

The 1st version was once an AJN booklet of the 12 months award winner. thoroughly revised and carefully up to date, the 2d variation provides much more assets and instruments. And, readers will proceed to discover the entire gains that make the Davis's Notes sequence so well known.

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Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) may produce life-threatening arrhythmias and ECG changes. ASSESS 02Pederson (F)-02 6/25/07 7:46 PM Page 26 ASSESS Central Nervous System (CNS) Does client have or ever had the following disorders/symptoms (include date): Headache Head Injury Tremors Dizziness/Vertigo Loss of Consciousness (LOC); how long? Stroke Myasthenia Gravis Parkinson’s Disease Dementia Brain Tumor Seizure Disorder Multiple Sclerosis TIAs Other Surgery CLINICAL PEARL: Remember that myasthenia gravis is a contraindication to the use of antipsychotics; tremors could be due to a disease such as Parkinson’s or could be a side effect of a psychotropic (lithium/ antipsychotic).

When did you last use; what was it and how much did you use? (Continued on following page) ASSESS 02Pederson (F)-02 6/25/07 7:46 PM Page 32 ASSESS 6. Has substance use caused you any problems with family, friends, job, school, the legal system, other? If yes, describe: 7. Have you ever had an injury or accident because of substance abuse? If yes, describe: 8. Have you ever been arrested for a DUI because of your drinking or other substance use? 9. Have you ever been arrested or placed in jail because of drugs or alcohol?

C. Where are you when you use substances and with whom? 5. When did you last use; what was it and how much did you use? (Continued on following page) ASSESS 02Pederson (F)-02 6/25/07 7:46 PM Page 32 ASSESS 6. Has substance use caused you any problems with family, friends, job, school, the legal system, other? If yes, describe: 7. Have you ever had an injury or accident because of substance abuse? If yes, describe: 8. Have you ever been arrested for a DUI because of your drinking or other substance use?

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