This book is part of the LWW India publishing program. This program is developed for the Indian market working with Indian authors who are the foremost experts in their respective fields. Our Indian authors do research and teach at the most respected Indian medical schools and academic hospitals. Based on the syllabus prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council for BSc Nursing students, this book covers the subject of psychiatric nursing in a comprehensive yet simple manner. The exposition is systematically organised into the following five major units which will help the student to form a broad picture of the subject: I Basic Principles of Psychiatric Nursing; II Psychiatric Disorders; III Management Modalities; IV Psychiatric Emergencies; and, V Preventive and Legal Psychiatry.