Uses Of Antipsychotic Drugs

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Uses Of Antipsychotic Drugs

Antipsychotic drugs are a class of drugs also known as neuroleptics and are used as tranquilizers to manage people with mental conditions. Take up the quiz below and learn more about the uses of these drugs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An important component of the therapeutic milieu is
    • A. 

      Participation of patients and staff in decision-making

    • B. 

      Participation of the community in decision-making

    • C. 

      Participation of the family in decision-making

    • D. 

      Participation of staff in decision-making

  • 2. 
    The concept of 'transference' by a cient is based on which of the following notions?
    • A. 

      The concious

    • B. 

      The emotions

    • C. 

      Affect

    • D. 

      The unconscious

  • 3. 
    Selective srotonin reupatke inhibitors (SSRIs) belong to which gorp of psychotropic drugs?
    • A. 

      Mood-stabilisers

    • B. 

      Antidepressants

    • C. 

      Antipsychotics

    • D. 

      Anxiolytics

  • 4. 
    One ethical and self-reflective issue that nurses will need to contend with in mental health is
    • A. 

      Unions

    • B. 

      Conversion

    • C. 

      Aggression

    • D. 

      Boundaries

  • 5. 
    The nurse is caring for a client who has been prescribed fluoxetine (prozac) for a daignosis of major depression.  The nurse shoudl caution the client that severe serotonin syndrome can occur if the client takes the medication in conjunction with a/an
    • A. 

      Tricyclic antidepressant medication

    • B. 

      Antihypertensive medication

    • C. 

      Monoamine oxidase inhibitor medication

    • D. 

      A typical antidepressant medication

  • 6. 
    A person classified with a borderline personality disorder may effectiviely use which of the following interventions?
    • A. 

      Psychopharmacology

    • B. 

      Electro-convulsive therapy

    • C. 

      Psychotherapy

    • D. 

      Dialectical behaviour therpay

  • 7. 
    One fot eh main purposes of the multidisciplinary team is to
    • A. 

      Establish rules and regulations for team membership

    • B. 

      Provide a unique perspective on viewing the client

    • C. 

      Establish routine work delegation among team members

    • D. 

      Provide an opportunity for communication

  • 8. 
    When a family is deemed to have hgih levels of expressed emotion (EE) whihc of the following is the appropriate intervention?
    • A. 

      Psychotherapy

    • B. 

      Psychogenesis

    • C. 

      Psychoeducation

    • D. 

      Psychopharmacology

  • 9. 
    In teh past, the traditional antipsychotics, particularly haloperiodol, have been prescribed as PRN medication for acute agitation and distrubed behaviour.  New evidence suggests that
    • A. 

      SSRIs can be just as effective as traditional antipsychotic PRN medication

    • B. 

      Antiparkinsonian drugs are more effective than traditional antipsychotics as PRN

    • C. 

      Benzodiazepines are just as effective as traditional antipsychotics as PRN medication

    • D. 

      Mood-stabilisers are now more effective than traditional antipsychotics as PRN medication

  • 10. 
    Which of the following procedures is a partice that most patients in a mental health setting perceive in a negative way?
    • A. 

      Relaxation

    • B. 

      Meetings

    • C. 

      Seclusion

    • D. 

      Groups

  • 11. 
    A client tells the nurse that she has quit taking a prescribed anxiolytic drug.  The nurse should explain to the client that a common withdrawal symptom is  
    • A. 

      Bradycardia

    • B. 

      Hypotension

    • C. 

      Agitation

    • D. 

      Depression

  • 12. 
    A clinet with a mental disorder has been prescribed an antipsychotic medication.  The nurse should explain to teh client and his family that antipsychotic medications act by blocking the effects of
    • A. 

      Norepinerphrine

    • B. 

      Acetylcholine

    • C. 

      Dopamine

    • D. 

      Epinephrine

  • 13. 
    Motivational interviewing was initially an intervention developed for working with which type of clients?
    • A. 

      People with substance abuse and dependence problems

    • B. 

      People with depressive and suicidal problems

    • C. 

      People with perceptual disorders and problems

    • D. 

      People with mood disorders

  • 14. 
    The main difference between a closed question and an open-ended question is that
    • A. 

      A closed question is used to allow the respondent to answer more fuly an open-ended question elicits a brief answer or single word

    • B. 

      A closed question is used more often in a therapeuti conversation than an open-ended question, to let the conversation flow

    • C. 

      A closed question is used to let the conversation flow and an open-ended question is used more often in a therapeutic conversation

    • D. 

      A closed qeustion is used to elicit a brief answer or single word and an open-ended question allows the respondent to answer more fully

  • 15. 
    For a nurse working in teh mental health area, clinical supervision may provide
    • A. 

      A safe avenue for nurses to express their feelings

    • B. 

      A useful contact for the graduate nurse to be involved in

    • C. 

      A way of talking to supervisors about patients

    • D. 

      A stepping stone for promotion activities

  • 16. 
    An underlying principle of validation in a therapeutic lieu for the client involves
    • A. 

      Accessibility of treatment programs such as group work

    • B. 

      Infromation being available for medication compliance

    • C. 

      Openess with family members concerning treatment options

    • D. 

      Encouraging open discussion of values, feelings and goals

  • 17. 
    A client with a bipolar disorder is being treated with carbamazepine (Tegretol).  The nurse should instruct the client that a toxic symptom of the medication is
    • A. 

      Headache

    • B. 

      Diarrhoea

    • C. 

      Urinary frequency

    • D. 

      Neuromuscular distrubances

  • 18. 
    Apart from commitment and expertise from staff, therapeutic communities also need staff to have
    • A. 

      Skills to empower clients

    • B. 

      Skills in administration

    • C. 

      Commitment to helping clients

    • D. 

      Commitment to time management

  • 19. 
    One of the main concerns regarding the use of ECT as an intervention is that
    • A. 

      People are not certain how ECT works

    • B. 

      People prefer medication to ECT

    • C. 

      People are not certain of how ECT is seen by teh media

    • D. 

      People have fmaily options to consider

  • 20. 
    Adherence and compliance to an antipsychotic medication regimen have been seen as two of the single most important factors in deterring
    • A. 

      Recurring side-effects for a client

    • B. 

      Mdt interaction with a client

    • C. 

      Hospital admission for a client

    • D. 

      Family itneraction with a client