Personality, Mood Disorders, And Suicidal Behavior | NCLEX Quiz 210

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  • 1. 
    Kyle is a client with an anxious.fearful personality who has difficulty accomplishing work assignments because of his fear of failure. He has been referred to the employee assistance program because of repeated absences from work and evidence of an alcohol problem. Which nursing diagnosis would be most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Ineffective coping

    • B. 

      Decisional conflict

    • C. 

      Disturbed thought process

    • D. 

      Risk for self-directed violence

  • 2. 
    Tekla is hospitalized at Nurseslabs Medical Center following a suicide attempt. His history reveals a previous diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder. Which of the following behaviors would be atypical of a client with this disorder?
    • A. 

      Actions designed to please the nurse

    • B. 

      Limited expressions of feelings and emotions

    • C. 

      Odd ideas and mannerisms

    • D. 

      Reluctance to join group activities

  • 3. 
    The community nurse is following up on Mrs. Jenner who was hospitalized at Nurseslabs Medical Center due to depressive disorder.not otherwise specified.following the death of her spouse. In reviewing the client’s chart.the nurse notes that Mrs. Jenner has an Axis II diagnosis of dependent personality disorder. Which behavior would the nurse anticipate in this client?
    • A. 

      Difficulty making decisions.lack of self-confidence

    • B. 

      Grandiose thinking.attention-seeking behaviors

    • C. 

      Odd mannerisms.speech.and behaviors

    • D. 

      Unstable moods and impulsive behaviors

  • 4. 
    Ralph is admitted at Nurseslabs Medical Center with the diagnosis of bipolar disorder.single manic episode. Which of the following behaviors would the nurse expect to assess?
    • A. 

      Apathy.poor insight.and poverty of ideas

    • B. 

      Anxiety.somatic complaints.and insomnia

    • C. 

      Elation.hyperactivity.and impaired judgment

    • D. 

      Social isolation.delusional thinking.and clang associations

  • 5. 
    In a day treatment program.a manic client is creating considerable chaos.behaving in a dominating and manipulative way. Which nursing intervention is most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Allow the peer group to intervene.

    • B. 

      Describe acceptable behavior and set realistic limits with the client.

    • C. 

      Recommend that the client is hospitalized for treatment.

    • D. 

      Tell the client that his behavior is inappropriate.

  • 6. 
    An individual with depression has a deficiency in which neurotransmitters.based on the biogenic amine theory?
    • A. 

      Dopamine and thyroxin

    • B. 

      GABA and acetylcholine

    • C. 

      Cortisone and epinephrine

    • D. 

      Serotonin and norepinephrine

  • 7. 
    Nurse Rica is teaching a client and her family about the causes of depression. Which of the following causative factors should the nurse emphasize as the most significant?
    • A. 

      Brain structure abnormalities

    • B. 

      Chemical imbalance

    • C. 

      Social environment

    • D. 

      Recessive gene transmission

  • 8. 
    Clara is under evaluation for imminent suicide risk.which information given by her would be most significant?
    • A. 

      At least a 2-year history of feeling depressed more days than not

    • B. 

      Divorced from spouse six (6) months ago

    • C. 

      Feeling loss of energy and appetite

    • D. 

      Reference to suicide as best solution to identified problems

  • 9. 
    Rendell is admitted in an acute psychiatric unit at Nurseslabs Medical Center. He suddenly tells Nurse Matt about his plans for suicide. The nurse’s priority is to:
    • A. 

      Allow the client time alone for reflection.

    • B. 

      Encourage the client to use problem solving.

    • C. 

      Follow agency protocol for suicide precautions.

    • D. 

      Stimulate the client’s interest in activities.

  • 10. 
    Which mood disorder is characterized by the client feeling depressed most of the day for a 2-year period?
    • A. 

      Cyclothymia

    • B. 

      Dysthymia

    • C. 

      Melancholic depressive disorder

    • D. 

      Seasonal affective disorder

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