Psychiatric Nursing | NCLEX Quiz 185

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Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Situation: A 30-year-old male employee frequently complains of low back pain that leads to frequent absences from work. Consultation and tests reveal negative results. The client has which somatoform disorder?
    • A. 

      Somatization Disorder

    • B. 

      Hypochondriasis

    • C. 

      Conversion Disorder

    • D. 

      Somatoform Pain Disorder

  • 2. 
    Freud explains anxiety as:
    • A. 

      Strives to gratify the needs for satisfaction and security

    • B. 

      Conflict between id and superego

    • C. 

      A hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal reaction to stress

    • D. 

      A conditioned response to stressors

  • 3. 
    The following are the appropriate nursing diagnosis for the client EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Ineffective individual coping

    • B. 

      Alteration in comfort. pain

    • C. 

      Altered role performance

    • D. 

      Impaired social interaction

  • 4. 
    The following statements describe somatoform disorders:
    • A. 

      Physical symptoms are explained by organic causes

    • B. 

      It is a voluntary expression of psychological conflicts

    • C. 

      Expression of conflicts through bodily symptoms

    • D. 

      Management entails a specific medical treatment

  • 5. 
    What would be the best response to the client’s repeated complaints of pain:
    • A. 

      “I know the feeling is real tests revealed negative results.”

    • B. 

      “I think you’re exaggerating things a little bit.”

    • C. 

      “Try to forget this feeling and have activities to take it off your mind.”

    • D. 

      “So tell me more about the pain.”

  • 6. 
    Situation: A nurse may encounter children with mental disorders. Her knowledge of these various disorders is vital. When planning school interventions for a child with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. a guide to remember is to:
    • A. 

      Provide as much structure as possible for the child

    • B. 

      Ignore the child’s overactivity.

    • C. 

      Encourage the child to engage in any play activity to dissipate energy

    • D. 

      Remove the child from the classroom when disruptive behavior occurs

  • 7. 
    The child with conduct disorder will likely demonstrate:
    • A. 

      Easy distractibility to external stimuli.

    • B. 

      Ritualistic behaviors

    • C. 

      Preference for inanimate objects.

    • D. 

      Serious violations of age related norms.

  • 8. 
    Ritalin is the drug of choice for children with ADHD. The side effects of the following may be noted:
    • A. 

      Increased attention span and concentration

    • B. 

      Increase in appetite

    • C. 

      Sleepiness and lethargy

    • D. 

      Bradycardia and diarrhea

  • 9. 
    School phobia is usually treated by:
    • A. 

      Returning the child to the school immediately with family support.

    • B. 

      Calmly explaining why attendance in school is necessary

    • C. 

      Allowing the child to enter the school before the other children

    • D. 

      Allowing the parent to accompany the child in the classroom

  • 10. 
    A 10 year old child has very limited vocabulary and interaction skills. She has an I.Q. of 45. She is diagnosed to have Mental retardation of this classification:
    • A. 

      Profound

    • B. 

      Mild

    • C. 

      Moderate

    • D. 

      Severe

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