Mental Health Quiz

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Mental Health Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge on mental health disorders


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A client is being admitted to an in-patient psychiatric unit for the second time in 60 days. The nurse understands the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score, given under Axis V at previous discharge, is important to this admission for which reason?
    • A. 

      To understand the client’s full potential for performing activities of daily living.

    • B. 

      To understand the client’s current symptoms that affect the client’s functioning.

    • C. 

      To understand the client’s discharge needs for current discharge planning.

    • D. 

      To understand the amount of growth that may be expected from this client during 
hospitalization.

  • 2. 
    A client receiving haloperidol (Haldol) complains of a stiff jaw and difficulty swallowing. The nurse's first action is to:
    • A. 

      Reassure the client and administer as needed lorazepam (Ativan) I.M.

    • B. 

      Administer as needed dose of benztropine (Cogentin) I.M. as ordered.

    • C. 

      Administer as needed dose of benztropine (Cogentin) by mouth as ordered.

    • D. 

      Administer as needed dose of haloperidol (Haldol) by mouth.

  • 3. 
    A client with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia comments to the nurse, "How do I know what is really in those pills?" Which of the following is the best response?
    • A. 

      Say, "You know it's your medicine."

    • B. 

      Allow him to open the individual wrappers of the medication.

    • C. 

      Say, "Don't worry about what is in the pills. It's what is ordered."

    • D. 

      Ignore the comment because it's probably a joke.