I Had A Black Dog His Name Was Depression

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Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=XiCrniLQGYc Watch the You Tube video on depression and answer the following questions. Once completed you will be entered in a drawing for two "Sign Up First" passes. These passes can be redeemed at any time and allow the lucky winner first access to the schedule.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Major depression is diagnosed when persistent or unrelieved depressed mood or loss of interest is accompanied by four or more additional symptoms for more than two weeks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Emergency Department nurses can help patients with depression by:
    • A. 

      Encouraging regular excercise

    • B. 

      Getting a social work consult for the patient

    • C. 

      Suggesting the patient keep a mood journal

    • D. 

      Educating the patient about the many faces of depression

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What other symptoms of depression were highlighted in the "I Had a Black Dog" video: (choose all that apply)
    • A. 

      Insomnia

    • B. 

      Delusions

    • C. 

      Loss of pleasure

    • D. 

      Trouble concentrating

    • E. 

      Hearing voices

  • 4. 
     Explain the relationship between depression and coexisting medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, stroke or HIV.
  • 5. 
    Initially, the stigma and shame of being depressed kept the character in video from seekng help. How can ED nurses help reduce the stigma of mental illness and encourage patients to seek help for severe or persistant mental illness?
  • 6. 
    Depressive symptoms could lead someone to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You are caring for a 13 year old boy who confides that he feels angry and irritated all the time and wishes everyone would leave him alone. He is noted to be irritable with his mother and the pediatrician. As a nurse you recognize that:
    • A. 

      His statements may be an indicator of child abuse

    • B. 

      These are common feelings in a teenager

    • C. 

      These feelings may be an early warning sign of depression

    • D. 

      Anger and isolation are part of normal growth and development

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