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Mental Health Nursing Test II - Set A

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1.  Annie is extremely underweight and disappears into the bathroom after meals, angrily says to the nurse, “I don’t need to be here. I don’t have any problems. Stop watching me.” To reduce her feeling of being threatened, the nurse would be most therapeutic by responding:
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2.  The nurse recognizes that the most specific signs and symptoms for diagnosing anorexia nervosa are:
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3.  Katrina is a 15 year-old client who stands 5-foot, 5-inch-tall, and weighs 80 pounds. She is admitted to a mental health facility with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa. The nurse recognizes that her problem most likely is caused by:
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4.  Which characteristic suggests to the nurse that an adolescent may have bulimia?
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5.  Clients with eating disorders often exhibit similar symptoms. The nurse would expect an adolescent client with anorexia to exhibit:
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6.  Mr. dela Cruz is admitted to the psychiatric unit because of a major depressive disorder. He is exhibiting increasingly withdrawn behaviors. The nurse understands that eventually the client will experience feelings of:
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7.  Which can minimize agitation in a disturbed client?
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8.  Aside from feeling sad and having difficulty concentrating and sleeping, what other common signs of depression?
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9.  Which of the following settings an extremely depressed client can do best?.
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10.  The nurse usually has the most difficulty dealing with which type of client with major depression?
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11.  In caring a depressed client, the nurse should initially:
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12.  The nurse should include which of the following plan of continuing care for a moderately depressed client?
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13.  Establishing trust is a major nursing goal for a depressed client and can best be accomplished by which of the following nursing considerations?
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14.  The nurse attends to a depressed client and states, “I will be spending some time with you today. “ The client blurted back irritably by saying, “Go talk to someone else. They need you more.” Which is the nurse’s most therapeutic response?
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15.  A client with a diagnosis of acute depression states, “God is punishing me for my past sins.” Which is the nurse’s best response?
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16.  During assessment, the nurse should expect which behavior of a client with a diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder?
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17.  Tristan is a psychiatric client with the diagnosis of histrionic personality disorder. He demands a sleeping pill before going to bed. After being refused, Tristan throws a book at the nurse. The nurse recognizes this behavior as:
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18.  Desensitization method is utilized successfully by clients experiencing phobias. The method focuses on:
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19.  Juan comes to the psychiatric clinic for treatment of phobia about dogs. The nurse at the clinic should anticipate that this client will demonstrate:
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20.  A 28-year old female client requested for transfer to other room; she expresses hatred on her roommate stating she can’t stand to be in the same room with her. Just as she finishes speaking, her roommate enters, she tells her she missed her and has been looking for her all over the unit. The nurse recognizes that the client is using:
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21.  Aling Tere, a mother of Anton who is hospitalized for extremely disturbed acting-out behavior, leaves a shopping bag at the desk saying, “This is for my son’s birthday. I’m too busy to visit today.” The gift is an unwrapped expensive pocket book with the price tags attached. The daughter becomes upset and tearful after being given the message and opening the package. Aling Tere’s action is an example of:
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22.  A therapeutic relationship has been established by the nurse and acting-out manipulative client in a mental health unit. As the nurse is about to leave, the client says, “Please stay. I’m afraid the evening staff doesn’t like me. They often punish me.” Which is the nurse response to assist the client?
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23.  Rosalinda is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and has been demonstrating manipulative, inappropriate behavior and consistently attempting to the advantage of the other clients. Before confronting the client, which should be the nurse first to consider?
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24.  Following a conference with psychiatrist, a client with borderline personality disorder cries bitterly, pound the bed in frustration, and threatens suicide. It would be most helpful for the nurse to:
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25.  The nurse is aware that withdrawn pattern of behavior eventually produces feelings of:
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