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By Mercymercyme | Last updated: Mar 15, 2013
| Total Attempts: 36
Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=XiCrniLQGYc
Watch the You Tube video on depression and answer the following questions.
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Questions and Answers
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.
Emergency Department nurses can help patients with depression by:
Encouraging regular excercise
Getting a social work consult for the patient
Suggesting the patient keep a mood journal
Educating the patient about the many faces of depression
All of the above
What other symptoms of depression were highlighted in the "I Had a Black Dog" video:
(choose all that apply)
Loss of pleasure
Explain the relationship between depression and coexisting medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, stroke or HIV.
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?
Depressive symptoms could lead someone to self-medicate with alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism.
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:
His statements may be an indicator of child abuse
These are common feelings in a teenager
These feelings may be an early warning sign of depression
Anger and isolation are part of normal growth and development
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