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PSYCHIATRIC NURSING QUIZ 1 WITH ANSWERS AND RATIONALE

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Nurse Harry is caring for a male client who experience false sensory perceptions with no basis in reality. This perception is known as:

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Hallucinations are visual, auditory, gustatory, tactile or olfactory perceptions that have no basis in reality.

Nurse Melinda is developing a plan of care for a female client with anorexia nervosa. Which action should the nurse include in the plan?

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Establishing a consistent eating plan and monitoring client’s weight are important to this disorder.

A male client is diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder. Which signs would this client exhibit during social situation?

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Clients with schizotypal personality disorder experience excessive social anxiety that can lead to paranoid thoughts.

Nurse Mary is caring for a female client who has suicidal tendency. When accompanying the client to the restroom, Nurse Monet should…

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The Nurse has a responsibility to observe continuously the acutely suicidal client. The Nurse should watch for clues, such as communicating suicidal thoughts, and messages; hoarding medications and talking about death.

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Nurse Tony was caring for a 41 year old female client. Which behavior by the client indicates adult cognitive development?

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Mike approached Nurse Trisha asking for advice on how to deal with his alcohol addiction. Nurse Trisha should tell the client that the only effective treatment for alcoholism is:

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Total abstinence is the only effective treatment for alcoholism.

Nurse Claire is caring for a client diagnosed with bulimia. The most appropriate initial goal for a client diagnosed with bulimia is?

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Bulimia disorder generally is a maladaptive coping response to stress and underlying issues. The client should identify anxiety causing situation that stimulate the bulimic behavior and then learn new ways of coping with the anxiety.

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A female client is admitted with a diagnosis of delusions of GRANDEUR. This diagnosis reflects a belief that one is:

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Delusion of grandeur is a false belief that one is highly famous and important.

A 20 year old client was diagnosed with dependent personality disorder. Which behavior is not most likely to be evidence of ineffective individual coping?

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Individual with dependent personality disorder typically shows indecisiveness submissiveness and clinging behavior so that others will make decisions with them.

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A client is experiencing anxiety attack. The most appropriate nursing intervention should include?

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Appropriate nursing interventions for an anxiety attack include using short sentences, staying with the client, decreasing stimuli, remaining calm and medicating as needed.

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