Review the Mnemonics in Psychiatric Mental health Care article:
- Caplan, J. P., MD., & Stern, T. A., MD. (n.d.). Mnemonics in a mnutshell: 32 aids to psychiatric diagnosis (Links to an external site.). Current Psychiatry, 7(10), 27-33. http://mcmasterpa.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/7/3/12737575/0710cp_article2.pdf
Write a brief summary of how you will utilize these in practice. Are there any others you have used in your nursing career in the past that you still recall? What other tips are helpful to you in clinical practice to retain information?
Tip: Choose 1 to memorize and implement it into practice each week for the remainder of the term. Create a memory notecard with the mnemonic information on one side and the NAME on the other to help you recall them.
Example: DIGFAST; Distractibility, Indiscretions, Grandiosity, Flight of Ideas, Activity Increase, Sleep deficits, Talkative