NCLEX Questions: Personality Disorder Exam Test

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  • 1. 
    The nursing diagnosis that would be most appropriate for a 22-year old client who uses ritualistic behavior would be:
    • A. 

      Ineffective coping

    • B. 

      Impaired adjustment

    • C. 

      Personal identity disturbance

    • D. 

      Sensory/perceptual alterations

  • 2. 
    A psychiatrist prescribes an anti-obsessional agent for a client who is using ritualistic behavior. A common anti-anxiety medication used for this type of client would be:
    • A. 

      Fluvoxamine (Luvox)

    • B. 

      Benztropine (Cogentin)

    • C. 

      Amantadine (Symmetrel)

    • D. 

      Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

  • 3. 
    A 20-year old college student has been brought to the psychiatric hospital by her parents. Her admitting diagnosis is borderline personality disorder. When talking with the parents. which information would the nurse expect to be included in the client’s history? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Impulsiveness

    • B. 

      Lability of mood

    • C. 

      Ritualistic behavior

    • D. 

      Psychomotor retardation

    • E. 

      Self-destructive behavior

  • 4. 
    A hospitalized client. diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. consistently breaks the unit’s rules. This behavior should be confronted because it will help the client:
    • A. 

      Control anger

    • B. 

      Reduce anxiety

    • C. 

      Set realistic goals

    • D. 

      Become more self-aware

  • 5. 
    When working with the nurse during the orientation phase of the relationship. a client with a borderline personality disorder would probably have the most difficulty in:
    • A. 

      Controlling anxiety

    • B. 

      Terminating the session on time

    • C. 

      Accepting the psychiatric diagnosis

    • D. 

      Setting mutual goals for the relationship

  • 6. 
    A client with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder has negative feelings toward the other clients on the unit and considers them all to be “bad.” The nurse understands this defense is known as:
    • A. 

      Splitting

    • B. 

      Ambivalence

    • C. 

      Passive aggression

    • D. 

      Reaction formation

  • 7. 
    The client with antisocial personality disorder:
    • A. 

      Suffers from a great deal of anxiety

    • B. 

      Is generally unable to postpone gratification

    • C. 

      Rapidly learns by experience and punishment

    • D. 

      Has a great sense of responsibility toward others

  • 8. 
    The nurse reviews the activity schedule for the day and plans which activity for the manic client?
    • A. 

      Brown-bag luncheon and book review

    • B. 

      Tetherball

    • C. 

      Paint-by-number activity

    • D. 

      Deep breathing and progressive relaxation group

  • 9. 
    A young. handsome man with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder is being discharged from the hospital next week. He asks the nurse for her phone number so that he can call her for a date. The nurse’s best response would be:
    • A. 

      “We are not permitted to date clients.”

    • B. 

      “No. you are a client and I am a nurse.”

    • C. 

      “I like you. but our relationship is professional.”

    • D. 

      “It’s against my professional ethics to date clients.”

  • 10. 
    When caring for a client with a diagnosis of schizotypal personality disorder. the nurse should:
    • A. 

      Set limits on manipulative behavior

    • B. 

      Encourage participation in group therapy

    • C. 

      Respect the client’s needs for social isolation

    • D. 

      Understand that seductive behavior is expected.

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