Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Second Edition provides comprehensive information on psychiatric nursing. Apart from the updated content, three new chapters have been added. This text addresses the fundamental psychiatric nursing principles and their application to various psychiatric disorders. A detailed chapter on conceptual models of nursing practice in psychiatry focuses exclusively on various theories which form the very basis of psychiatric nursing. The section on treatment modalities covers various somatic and psychological therapies. This book addresses the complete continuum of care, including crisis intervention, promotion of health and prevention of illness, and psychiatric rehabilitation. Special attention is paid to the management of psychiatric emergencies and community-based treatment programmes.