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Psychiatric Nursing Questions and Answers (Q&A)

The antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others. The diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder is not given to individuals under the age of 18 but is given only if there is a history of some symptoms of conduct disorder before age 15.

The fact that this disorder is characterized by a lack of stability in job or school and home life further points toward this diagnosis.

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C is the best answer to this question. What the client needs right now is a more quiet environment so that the patient will start to relax. At the same time, some depressants would need to be administered to the patient. It is important that just the right amount will be given so that the patient will not get hurt in the process.

There is no need to restrain the patient as long as the patient is not harming himself or harming other people in the process. There are also some patients who may only get agitated more when they become restrained. It is also not ideal for checking the patient’s blood pressure very often because this will only disrupt the patient’s rest.

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Option B - Listening to a personal stereo through headphones and singing along with the music will make it easy for the brain to focus more on the music rather than focusing on the auditory hallucinations.

Sitting in a quiet dark room and concentrating on the voices would make it harder for the patient to stop focusing on the voices. Discussing with friend will make client pay more attention to the voices. Engaging in strenuous exercise will not do much.

The client needs to engage in activities that will help him / her focus on other things rather than focusing the voices.

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The correct answer to this question is B. Hallucinating clients that have paranoid schizophrenia should practice saying, "Go away" or "Stop" when they hear voices. Researchers have found that by saying these things, schizophrenics can learn to be in control.

Clients may overmedicate on psychotropic medication if they take it every time they hear the voices. The client needs to learn to cope with the voices instead of relying on drugs, because the voices that the clients hear are unlikely to go away permanently. Distractions like singing loudly may be helpful to some clients, but it may upset other clients.

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When this situation occurs, you need to be calm. You do not want to provoke the patient even though you know that being intoxicated is obviously the cause of the accident. You can go with letter B. Say “Tell me how you feel about the accident.”

This will help the patient loosen up a bit. It would prompt the person to say his part of the story. It will allow you to understand the patient better. At the same time, you can let the patient know that you care about what the patient has gone through. There are so many responses that can be provided by people when they are asked this question.

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