Mental Health And Mental Illness

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Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A clinical approach (5th Edition) by Elizabeth M. Varcarolis (ISBN: 1-4160-0088-7). Chapter 1: Mental Health and Mental Illness


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Results in the difficulty in acting in rational thinking, communication skills, and learning

    • B. 

      Results in the inability to engage in productive activities

    • C. 

      Defined as a successful performance of mental functions

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Mental illness is
    • A. 

      Marked by distress, disability, or the risk of suffering diabilty or loss of freedom

    • B. 

      Is described as "strange" and different

    • C. 

      A clinically significant behavioural or psychological syndrome experienced by a person

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      A medical disease that can be identified along a mental health continuum

    • B. 

      A manual that classifies mental disorders

    • C. 

      A clinically significant behavioural or psychological syndrome experienced by a person

    • D. 

      Marked by distress, disability, or the risk of suffering disability or loss of freedom

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Mental health is not the absence of disease

    • B. 

      To be mentally ill is to be different and odd

    • C. 

      The definition of mental illness is clearly defined as a clinically significant behavioural or psychological syndrome experienced by a person

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      A and C

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The textbook defines epidemiology as
    • A. 

      Qualitative

    • B. 

      Measuring distribution

    • C. 

      Applying to a small, selected group of people

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Epidemiologists can identify
    • A. 

      High-risk groups

    • B. 

      High-risk factors

    • C. 

      Information that can lead to important clues about the etiology of various mental disorders

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    The various applications of epidemiology is NOT dependent on
    • A. 

      Descriptive investigations

    • B. 

      Analytic investigations

    • C. 

      Success rate investigations

    • D. 

      Experimental investigations

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Studies that produce basic estimates of the rates of disorder in a general population and its subgroups
    • A. 

      Descriptive investigations of epidemiology

    • B. 

      Analytic investigations of epidemiology

    • C. 

      Experimental investigations of epidemiology

    • D. 

      Success Rate investigations of epidemiology

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Studies that explore the rates of variation in illness among different groups, to identify risk factors that may contribute to development of a disorder
    • A. 

      Descriptive investigations of epidemiology

    • B. 

      Analytic investigations of epidemiology

    • C. 

      Experimental investigations of epidemiology

    • D. 

      Success Rate investigations of epidemiology

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Studies that test the presumed assumption between a risk factor and a disorder and seek to reduce the occurence of the illness by controlling risk factors
    • A. 

      Descriptive investigations of epidemiology

    • B. 

      Analytic investigations of epidemiology

    • C. 

      Experimental investigations of epidemiology

    • D. 

      Success Rate investigations of epidemiology

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    A broad field that addresses what happens to people with illnesses who are seen by providers of clinical care is
    • A. 

      Experimental investigation of epidemiology

    • B. 

      Analytic investigation of epidemiology

    • C. 

      Continuum of mental illness

    • D. 

      Descriptive investigation of epidemiology

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      A study that produces basic estimates of the rates of disorder in a general population and its subgroups

    • B. 

      The quantitative study of the distribution of mental disorders in human populations

    • C. 

      The proportion of a population with a mental disorder at a given time

    • D. 

      Considered a clinically significant behavioural or psychological syndrome experienced by a person and marked by distress, disability, or the risk of suffering disability or loss of freedom

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    The NIMH is
    • A. 

      Provides a summary of statistics describing the prevalence of mental disorders in the United States

    • B. 

      Is the national institute if mental health

    • C. 

      A prevalence rate

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    __________ was passed by congress and requires insurers that provide mental health  coverage to offer benefits at the same level provided for medical and surgical coverage.
    • A. 

      State Mental Health Insurance Act

    • B. 

      American Nurses Association Standard of Mental Health

    • C. 

      Federal Insurance Legislation Act

    • D. 

      Mental Health Parity Act

    • E. 

      State Nurse Practice Acts of Mental Health

  • 16. 
    Biologically based mental illness
    • A. 

      Is also known as psychobiological disorder

    • B. 

      Is a mental disorder caused by neurotransmitter dysfunction, abnormal brain structure, inherited genetic factor, or other biological causes

    • C. 

      Includes schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, major depression, OCD, PTSD, autism, and panic attacks

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    The mind-body dualim suggests
    • A. 

      A mental disorder caused by neurotransmitter dysfunction, abnormal brain structure, or an inherited genetic factor

    • B. 

      The proportion of a population with a mental disorder at a given time

    • C. 

      There is much 'physical' in 'mental' disorders and much 'mental' in 'physical' disorders

    • D. 

      Is a psychobiological disorder

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    A mental disorders is conceptualized as a clinically significant behavioural or psychological syndrome or pattern that occur in an individual and is associated with present
    • A. 

      Disability

    • B. 

      Distress

    • C. 

      Important loss of freedom

    • D. 

      Increased risk of suffering death

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    True or False:The DSM-IV-TR classifies people
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The DSM-IV-TR axis system requires judgments to be made on each of ____ axes
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

    • E. 

      8

  • 21. 
    Axis I of the DSM-IV-TR axis system refers to
    • A. 

      Any general medical condition(s) believed to be relevant to the mental disorder in question (e.g. a neurological dysfunction; e.g. diabetes in a child with a conduct disorder)

    • B. 

      An indication of the person's best level of psychological, social, and occupational functioning during th preceding year, rated on a scale of 1 to 100

    • C. 

      Personality disorders and mental retardation

    • D. 

      The collection of sign and symptoms that together constitute a particular disorder or a condition that may be a focus of treatment

    • E. 

      Reporting psychosocial and environmental problems that may affect the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of a mental disorder

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Personality disorders and mental retardation

    • B. 

      Reporting psychosocial and environmental problems that may affect the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of a mental disorder

    • C. 

      Any general medical condition(s) believed to be relevant to the mental disorder in question (e.g. a neurological dysfunction; e.g. diabetes in a child with a conduct disorder)

    • D. 

      An indication of the person's best level of psychological, social, and occupational functioning during th preceding year, rated on a scale of 1 to 100

    • E. 

      The collection of sign and symptoms that together constitute a particular disorder or a condition that may be a focus of treatment

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      The collection of sign and symptoms that together constitute a particular disorder or a condition that may be a focus of treatment

    • B. 

      An indication of the person's best level of psychological, social, and occupational functioning during th preceding year, rated on a scale of 1 to 100

    • C. 

      Reporting psychosocial and environmental problems that may affect the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of a mental disorder

    • D. 

      Personality disorders and mental retardation

    • E. 

      Any general medical condition(s) believed to be relevant to the mental disorder in question (e.g. a neurological dysfunction; e.g. diabetes in a child with a conduct disorder)

  • 24. 
    Axis V of the DSM-IV-TR axis system refers to
    • A. 

      Any general medical condition(s) believed to be relevant to the mental disorder in question (e.g. a neurological dysfunction; e.g. diabetes in a child with a conduct disorder)

    • B. 

      An indication of the person's best level of psychological, social, and occupational functioning during th preceding year, rated on a scale of 1 to 100

    • C. 

      Personality disorders and mental retardation

    • D. 

      The collection of sign and symptoms that together constitute a particular disorder or a condition that may be a focus of treatment

    • E. 

      Reporting psychosocial and environmental problems that may affect the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of a mental disorder

  • 25. 
    Which axis of the DSM-IV-TR axis system is called the Global Assesment of Fucntioning (GAF)
    • A. 

      Axis I

    • B. 

      Axis II

    • C. 

      Axis III

    • D. 

      Axis IV

    • E. 

      Axis V

  • 26. 
    True or False:Psychiatric mental helath nursing nincludes the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to only actual mental health problems
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Pibloktoq
    • A. 

      Is a recognized form of psychological disorder in Australia, Europe, and the United States

    • B. 

      Is a mental illness recognized in Southeast Asia

    • C. 

      Is an uncontrollable urge to tear off one's clothing and expose oneself to severe winter weather

    • D. 

      Involves engaging in furious, almost indicriminate violent behaviour

    • E. 

      Is a mostly gender specific behaviour

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Involves removing one's clothing and exposing one's self to extreme winter weather

    • B. 

      Generally refers to female behaviour

    • C. 

      Is recognized as a form of mental illness in Canada and Alaska

    • D. 

      Entails voluntary starvation

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    True or False:The difference between the DSM and the DSM-IV-TR is that: The DSM is a manual that classifies mental disorders, whereas the DSM-IV-TR focuses on research and clinical observation when constructing diagnostic categories for a discrete mental disorder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False