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Psychiatric Nursing Quizzes & Trivia

Are you interested in working in the health care field as a nurse? Did you know about the specialty of nursing which cares for people of all ages who have mental illnesses or mental distress? If this sounds exciting to you then you should definitely try our Psychiatric Nursing quizzes immediately! We’ll help you to see if this could be your career calling and we’ll help prepare you for future exams and tests!

Can you answer questions on the world of mental illnesses? Do you know what Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis, Depression, and Dementia are? If you do, then you’re already halfway there! Answer tricky questions such as, “What is electroconvulsive therapy?” and, “Can nurses prescribe psychiatric medication?” Good luck!
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A psychiatrist is tasked with diagnosing mental illness in a patient. For most cases, they usually prescribe medication and therapy and medication varies with what a client is suffering from. These medications help in relieving...

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 7598   |  Last updated: Jan 5, 2021
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    According to the National Institute of Health, approximately what percent of people with a mental illness improve or recover with treatment?

Mark the letter of the letter of choice then click on the next button. Answer will be revealed after each question. No time limit  to finish the exam. Good luck!

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 9401   |  Last updated: Sep 28, 2020
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    Marco approached Nurse Trish asking for advice on how to deal with his alcohol addiction. Nurse Trish should tell the client that the only effective treatment for alcoholism is:

This quiz deals with an extremely noble profession in psychiatric nursing, which is the occupation of someone who specialises in mental health and cares for people who suffer from mental illness and distress. What do you know...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 723   |  Last updated: Nov 9, 2017
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    Situation: Clients with personality disorders have difficulties in their social and occupational functions.   Clients with personality disorder will most likely:

Mark the letter of the letter of choice then click on the next button. Answer will be revealed after each question. No time limit  to finish the exam. Good luck!

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 4027   |  Last updated: Sep 10, 2020
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    Nurse Tony should first discuss terminating the nurse-client relationship with a client during the:

Mark the letter of the letter of choice then click on the next button. Score will be posted as soon as the you are done with the quiz. You got 60 minutes to finish the exam. Good luck!

Questions: 50  |  Attempts: 1699   |  Last updated: Jun 7, 2015
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    The nurse is caring for a client with schizophrenia. Which of the following outcomes is the least desirable?   
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Psychiatric Nursing Questions & Answers


What is the best nursing intervention at this time if a client begins to experience alcoholic hallucinosis?
The best nursing intervention that should be given to a client if he/she begins to experience alcoholic hallucinosis is to provide a quiet environment for the patient so as to prevent stimulation, i.e., to prevent the patient from creating more respo
What is the most famous crime in history?
1. antisocial personality disorder.-the clients history of delinquency, running away from home, vandalism, and dropping out of school are characteristic of antisocial personality disorder. this maladaptive coping pattern is manifested by a disregard
What are some behaviors of people with dependent personality disorder?
A person with a dependent personality disorder is someone who is excessively in need of being taken care of. They may become clingy towards the person who is showing them care. They may often feel like they cannot set out on their own because they ne
Which of the following nursing actions would be most appropriate? Joe who is very depressed exhibits psychomotor retardation, flat affect, and apathy. The nurse in charge observes Joe be in need...
The best answer to this is letter D. There are moments when simply asking the client to take a shower will not be enough since the client would not want to take a shower anyway. A client who is depressed is often full of thoughts that he will not be
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