NCLEX Exam: Trivia Questions On Personality Disorders!

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NCLEX Exam: Trivia Questions On Personality Disorders!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following characteristics or client histories substantiates a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder?
    • A. 

      Delusional thinking

    • B. 

      Feelings of inferiority

    • C. 

      Disorganized thinking

    • D. 

      Multiple criminal charges

  • 2. 
    A client with borderline personality disorder is admitted to the unit after slashing his wrist. Which of the following goals is most important after promoting safety?
    • A. 

      Establish a therapeutic relationship with the client

    • B. 

      Identify whether splitting is present in the client’s thoughts

    • C. 

      Talk about the client’s acting out and self-destructive tendencies.

    • D. 

      Encourage the client to understand why he blames others

  • 3. 
    Which of the following characteristics or situations is indicated when a client with borderline personality disorder has a crisis?
    • A. 

      Antisocial behavior

    • B. 

      Suspicious behavior

    • C. 

      Relationship problems

    • D. 

      Auditory hallucinations

  • 4. 
    Which of the following assessment findings is seen in a client diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?
    • A. 

      Abrasions in various healing stages

    • B. 

      Intermittent episodes of hypertension

    • C. 

      Alternating tachycardia and bradycardia

    • D. 

      Mild state of euphoria with disorientation

  • 5. 
    In planning care for a client with borderline personality disorder. a nurse must be aware that this client is prone to develop which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      Binge eating

    • B. 

      Memory loss

    • C. 

      Cult membership

    • D. 

      Delusional thinking

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is expected from a client with borderline personality disorder with a history of dysfunctional relationships?
    • A. 

      “I won’t get involved in another relationship.”

    • B. 

      “I’m determined to look for the perfect partner.”

    • C. 

      “I’ve decided to use better communication skills.”

    • D. 

      “I’m going to be an equal partner in a relationship.”

  • 7. 
    Which of the following conditions is likely to coexist in clients with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder?
    • A. 

      Avoidance

    • B. 

      Delirium

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Disorientation

  • 8. 
    Which of the following nursing interventions has priority for a client with borderline personality disorder?
    • A. 

      Maintain consistent and realistic limits

    • B. 

      Give instructions for meeting basic self-care needs

    • C. 

      Engage in daytime activities to stimulate wakefulness

    • D. 

      Have the client attend group therapy on a daily basis

  • 9. 
    A nurse is assessing a client diagnosed with dependent personality disorder. Which of the following characteristics is a major component to this disorder?
    • A. 

      Abrasive to others

    • B. 

      Indifferent to others

    • C. 

      Manipulative of others

    • D. 

      Over-reliance on others

  • 10. 
    Which of the following information must be included for the family of a client diagnosed with dependent personality disorder?
    • A. 

      Address coping skills

    • B. 

      Explore panic attacks

    • C. 

      Promote exercise programs

    • D. 

      Decrease aggressive outbursts

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