Chapter 10. Evaluating Treatment

  1. Dr Neil Harris BSc (Hons), RNM, RGN, PSI Diploma, PhD, Consultant Nurse Lecturer2,
  2. Dr John Baker MPhil, MSc, BNurs (Hons), RMN, CPN, PhD, postgraduate Lecturer2 and
  3. Professor Richard Gray PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, Dip HE, DLSHTM, FEANS Professor3
  1. Dr Jennie Day BSc in Pharmacy, MSc, PhD, MPH Pharmacist1 and
  2. Neil Harris BSc (Hons), RNM, RGN, PSI Diploma, PhD, Consultant Nurse Lecturer2

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316155.ch10

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care

How to Cite

Day, J. and Harris, N. (2009) Evaluating Treatment, in Medicines Management in Mental Health Care (eds N. Harris, J. Baker and R. Gray), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316155.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Manchester, UK

  2. 3

    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132893

Online ISBN: 9781444316155

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Keywords:

  • evaluating treatment;
  • psychotropic medications - individualistic response for people taking these;
  • model of shared decision-making with service user;
  • informal assessment;
  • reduction of excessive caffeine intake - dramatic results in improving thinking processes;
  • assessment measures;
  • psychotropic medications - prescribed to eliminate or reduce symptoms of mental illness;
  • Kraweika, Goldberg and Vaughn or Psychiatric Assessment Scale;
  • Psychotic Symptom Rating Scale (PSYRATS);
  • Calgary Depression Scale

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Informal assessment

  • Why use assessment measures?

  • Key measures

  • Evaluating physical health

  • Attitudes to treatment

  • Self-assessment of response to treatment

  • Conclusion

  • References