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           Questions are numbered by the order in which they appeared in the test.

           * Represents the correct answer.

Question 1
Which of the following assessments made by the               Answers Correct C
admitting nurse suggests that the client is experiencing a           Student's C
manic episode?
   A) Expresses suicidal thoughts
   B) Concerned about persecution
 * C) Shares grandiose ideas
   D) Suspicious of others

Review Information: The correct answer is:
C) Shares grandiose ideas.

Grandiosity is characteristic of a manic episode.

Potter, P. & Perry, A. (2000).
Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice.
St. Louis: Mosby.

Thompson, J., McFarland, G., Hirsch, J., & Tucker, S. (1993).
Mosby''s clinical nursing (3rd ed).
St. Louis: Mosby.

Question 2
A client was admitted to the unit because of severe          Answers Correct B
depression and suicidal threats and was placed on suicidal           Student's B
precautions. The nurse should be aware that the danger of
the client committing suicide is GREATEST
   A) During the night shift
        When the client’s mood improves and energy level
 * B)
   C) At the time of the client’s greatest despair
   D) Following a visit from the client’s estranged spouse

Review Information: The correct answer is:
B) When the client’s mood improves and energy level increases.

Suicide potential is often increased when there is an improvement in mood and
energy level (ambivalence is decreased and a decision is reached to commit suicide).
Fortinash & Holoday-Worret (‘95) p 264

Antai-Otong (‘95) p346

Antai-Otong (‘95) p346

Question 3
A client has many delusions. As the nurse is assisting the     Answers Correct D
client to prepare for breakfast the client comments "Don’t             Student's D
waste good food on me. I’m dying from this disease I
have." The nurse’s BEST response would be
      "You need some nutritious food to help you regain
      your weight."
      "None of the laboratory reports show that you have
      any physical disease."
      "Try to eat a little bit, breakfast is the most
      important meal of the day."
      "I know you believe that you have an incurable
 * D)
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) "I know you believe that you have an incurable disease.".

This response does not challenge the client’s delusional system and thus forms an
alliance by providing reassurance of desire to help the client.

Fortinash, K. & Holoday-Worret, P. (1995)
Psychiatric Nursing Care Plan.
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby p. 83-87

Antai-Otong, B. (1995)
Psychiatric Nursing: Biological & Behavioral Concepts
Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. p 242-247

Question 4
When planning the therapeutic milieu, it is MOST               Answers Correct C
important to select group activities which                             Student's C
   A) Match the clients’ preferences
   B) Are consistent with clients’ skills
 * C) Achieve clients’ therapeutic goals
   D) Build skills of group participation

Review Information: The correct answer is:
C) Achieve clients’ therapeutic goals.

Activity groups are used to enhance the therapeutic milieu and to meet the clinical
and social needs of clients, e.g., to minimize withdrawal and regression, to develop
self care skills, etc.

Keltner, N & Folks, D. (1997)
Psychotropic Drugs.
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, p. 314

Johnson, B.S. (1993)>br> Psychiatric- Adaptation & Growth: Mental Health Nursing.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, p. 185

Question 5
A nurse in the Emergency Department suspects domestic            Answers Correct B
violence as the etiology of a client's injuries. What action             Student's B
should the nurse take FIRST?
   A) Ask client if there are any old injuries also present
 * B) Interview the client alone
   C) Gain client's trust
   D) Photograph bruises and wounds

Review Information: The correct answer is:
B) Interview the client alone.

It is critical to separate the client from their spouse or significant other. Nurses should
consider the potential for abuse when completing client assessments just as they
consider potential respiratory and circulatory problems.

Davey, PA and Davey, DB. (1997).
Domestic Violence: Assessment and Intervention. In KS Martin, BJ Larson, LA
Gorski, and DM Hayko (Eds.),
Mosby''s Home Health Client Teaching Guides: Rx for Teaching, III H 1-8.
St. Louis: Mosby.

Question 6
The nurse is assessing a client for suspected domestic           Answers Correct D
violence. Which statement by the client is MOST                          Student's B
indicative that this individual is in an abusive
   A) "I am determined to leave my house in a week."
        "No one else in the family has been treated like
   C) "I have only been married for two months."
 * D) "I have tried leaving, but have always gone back."
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) "I have tried leaving, but have always gone back.".

Victims develop a high tolerance for abuse; they blame themselves for being
victimized. All members in the family suffer from the effects of abuse, even if they
are not the actual victims. For these reasons, victims often have an extensive history
of abuse and struggle for a long time before they can leave permanently.

Davey, PA and Davey, DB. (1997).
Domestic Violence: Assessment and Intervention.
In KS Martin, BJ Larson, LA Gorski, and DM Hayko (Eds.), Mosby''s Home Health
Client Teaching Guides: Rx for Teaching, III H 1-8.
St. Louis: Mosby.

Question 7
A client was admitted to the psychiatric unit for severe      Answers Correct D
depression. After several days, the client continues to               Student's D
withdraw from other clients. Which of the following
would be the MOST appropriate statement by the nurse to
promote interaction with other clients?
      "Your doctor thinks its good for you to spend time
      with others."
      "It is important for you to participate in group
   C) "Painting this picture will help you feel better."
 * D) "Come play Chinese Checkers with Gloria and me."
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) "Come play Chinese Checkers with Gloria and me.".

This gradually engages the client in interactions with others and uses positive
behavioral expectation.

Fortinash, K. & Holoday-Worret, P. (1995)
Psychiatric Nursing Care Plan.
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby p. 56

Antai-Otong, B. (1995)
Psychiatric Nursing: Biological & Behavioral Concepts
Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. p. 183-84
Question 8
The nurse can BEST ensure the safety of a demented            Answers Correct D
client who wanders from the room by                                   Student's D
   A) Repeatedly reminding the client of time and place
   B) Explaining the risks of becoming lost
   C) Using soft restraints
        Attaching a wander-guard sensor band to the
 * D)
        client's wrist
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) Attaching a wander-guard sensor band to the client''s wrist.

This type of identification band easily tracks the client's movements and ensures
safety while wandering on the unit.

Potter, P. & Perry, A. (2000).
Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice.
St. Louis: Mosby.

Thompson, J., McFarland, G., Hirsch, J., & Tucker, S. (1993).
Mosby''s clinical nursing (3rd ed).
St. Louis: Mosby.

Question 9
A client is brought to the ER by police after receiving       Answers Correct D
several complaints from the neighbors . The client is                 Student's D
unkempt, has difficulty concentrating, is unable to sit still
and speaks in a loud tone of voice. Which of the following
is an appropriate nursing intervention for this client?
      Allow the client to randomly move about in ER to
      decrease anxiety
      Engage the client in an activity that requires her to
      Isolate the client in a secure room until she regains
      Locate a room for the nurse and client with minimal
 * D)
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) Locate a room for the nurse and client with minimal stimulation.

This intervention allows the client with moderate anxiety to have human contact in an
environment with minimal simulation.

Varacolis, EM. (1994)
Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
Philadelphia: W. B.Saunders p. 208
Arnold, E & Boggs, K. (1995)
Interpersonal Relationships Professional Communication Skills for Nurses.
Philadelphia: W B Saunders.

Question 10
A client with paranoid thoughts refuses to eat because he    Answers Correct C
believes the food is poisoned. The MOST appropriate                  Student's A
initial action is to
   A) Taste the food in the client’s presence
   B) Suggest that food be brought from home
 * C) Simply state the food is not poisoned
      Inform the client he will be tube fed if he does not
Review Information: The correct answer is:
C) Simply state the food is not poisoned.

This actions presents reality.

Johnson, B.S. (1993)
Psychiatric- Adaptation & Growth: Mental Health Nursing.
Philadelphia: Lippincott. p. 477

Keltner, N., Schwecke, L. & Bostrom, E. (1998)
Psychiatric Nursing
St. Louis: Mosby. P. 375

Question 11
A client who is hospitalized with anorexia nervosa states  Answers Correct A
after eating lunch, "I shouldn’t have eaten all of that            Student's A
sandwich, I don’t know why I ate it, I wasn’t hungry." The
client’s comments indicate that the client is likely
 * A) Guilt
   B) Bloating
   C) Immediate weight gain
   D) Fear

Review Information: The correct answer is:
A) Guilt.

If people with anorexia lose control and eat more than they believe to be appropriate,
they experience guilt.

Fontaine, K. & Fletcher, J. (1998)
Essentials of Mental Health Nursing.
Menlo Park, CA.: Addison- Wesley. P. 193

Varacolis, EM. (1994)
Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
Philadelphia: W. B.Saunders p. 724

Question 12
A teenage female is admitted with the diagnosis of             Answers Correct C
anorexia nervosa. Upon admission, the nurse finds a bottle             Student's D
of assorted pills in the client’s drawer. The client tells the
nurse that they are antacids for her stomach pains. The
BEST response by the nurse would be
   A) "These pills aren’t antacids."
   B) "Some teenagers use pills to lose weight."
 * C) "Tell me about yourself."
   D) "Are you taking pills to lose weight?"

Review Information: The correct answer is:
C) "Tell me about yourself.".

This is an open-ended question which is nonthreatening and allows for further

Murray, R. & Huelskoetter, M. (1993).
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lang.

Stuart, G. & Sundeen, S. (1997)
Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing.
St. Louis: Mosby.

Question 13
The nurse is caring for a severely depressed client who     Answers Correct D
has just been admitted to the in-client psychiatric unit.           Student's D
Which of the following is a PRIORITY of care?
   A) Nutrition
   B) Elimination
   C) Rest
 * D) Safety
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) Safety.

Safety is a priority of care for the depressed client. Precautions to prevent suicide
must be a part of the plan.

Potter, P. & Perry, A. (2000).
Fundamentals of nursing: Concepts, process and practice.
St. Louis: Mosby.

Thompson, J., McFarland, G., Hirsch, J., & Tucker, S. (1993).
Mosby''s clinical nursing (3rd ed).
St. Louis: Mosby.

Question 14
A client is admitted to the hospital with a history of          Answers Correct D
confusion. The client has difficulty remembering recent                 Student's D
events and becomes lost when she leaves her home.
Which of the following statements would provide the
BEST reality orientation for this client?
   A) "Good morning. Do you remember where you are?"
      "Hello. My name is Elaine Jones and I am your
      nurse for today."
      "How are you today? Remember, you're in the
      "Good morning. You’re in the hospital. I am your
 * D)
      nurse Elaine Jones."
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) "Good morning. You’re in the hospital. I am your nurse Elaine Jones.".

This response establishes time, location and the caregivers name. This response uses
five or fewer words per sentence as recommended.

Fortinash, K. & Holoday-Worret, P. (1995)
Psychiatric Nursing Care Plan.
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby p. 175-176

Antai-Otong, B. (1995)
Psychiatric Nursing: Biological & Behavioral Concepts
Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. p. 264

Question 15
A client says, "It's raining outside and it's raining in my     Answers Correct         D
heart. Did you know that St. Patrick drove the snakes out                Student's D
of Ireland ? I've never been to Ireland." The nurse assesses
that this client is experiencing a speech pattern commonly
seen in manic episodes called
   A) Perseveration
   B) Circumstantiality
   C) Neologisms
 * D) Flight of ideas
Review Information: The correct answer is:
D) Flight of ideas.

Flight of ideas is characterized by over productivity of talk and verbal skipping from
one idea to another.

Shives, L. (1998).
Basic Concepts of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co.

Varcarolis, E.(1998).
Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing.
Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. pp. 600.

                                 PSYCHOSOCIAL ADAPTATION

  I.     Schizophrenia
          A. Definition: a multifaceted psychosis with early onset; criteria from DSM
                IV as follows:
                  1.    When disease is in active phase, client shows psychotic behaviors.
                        (Psychosis is severe ego dysfunction. Psychosis is also part of
                        other DSM-IV diagnoses of dysfunctions of thought and
                  2.    Symptoms involve many psychological processes
                  3.    Previously, client had functioned at a higher level
                  4.    Schizophrenia normally sets in before 30 years of age
                  5.    Symptoms last 6 months or more
                  6.    Not caused by affective or organic mental disorder
                  7.    Involves hallucinations and/or delusions
          B.    General characteristics of schizophrenia      - six losses: S-S-O-B-E-R
                  1.    Self-care often fails
                  2.    Social adjustment is impaired
                  3.    Orientation to the environment is lost
                  4.    Boundaries between self/others dissolve
                  5.    External/internal stimuli are confused (delusions/hallucinations)
                  6.    Reality testing fails
       C.    Etiologies of Schizophrenia
               1.   Biogenetic (possible hereditary factor)
               2.   Biochemical
                      a.    Dopamine hydrochloride - too much neurotransmitter for
                            neural activity
                      b.    Research has suggested abnormalities of neurotransmitters
                            norepinephrine, serotonin, acetylcholine and GABA
                            (gamma aminobutyric acid).

              A term formerly applied to any mental disorder but now generally
              restricted to those disturbances of such magnitude that there is
              personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality.

   1. Paranoid
         a. Dominant: hallucinations and delusions.
         b. No disorganized speech
   2. Disorganized
         a. Dominant: disorganized speech and behavior and inappropriate
   3. Catatonic
         a. Motor immobility
         b. Excessive, purposeless motor activity
   4. Residual
         a. No longer has active phase symptoms
         b. Negative symptoms
   5. Undifferentiated
         a. Has active phase symptoms
         b. No one clinical presentation dominates

Contributing Factors

                       a.    Poor relationships with primary caretaker
             b. Dysfunctional family systems
             c.  Double-bind communication
             d. Stressful life events
             e. Decreased socio-economic status (SES)
E.   Signs and symptoms of schizophrenia

        1. Positive Symptoms

             a.   Hallucinations
             b.   Delusions
             c.   Looseness of associations
             d.   Agitated or bizarre behaviors

        2.Negative Symptoms

             c.   Apathy
             d.   Poverty of speech or content of speech
             e.   Poor social functioning
             f.   Anhedonia
             g.   Social withdrawal

D.   Positive Symptoms
      1. Acute onset
      2. Normal premorbid functioning
      3. Normal social functioning during remission
      4. Normal CT Scan
      5. Normal neuropsychological test results
      6. Favorable response to antipsychotic meds
      7. Appear early in illness
      8. Often precipitate hospitalization
      9. Alterations in thinking, perceiving and behavior
E.   Negative Symptoms
      1. Insidious onset
      2. Premorbid history of emotional problems
      3. Chronic deterioration
      4. Demonstration of atrophy on CT scan
      5. Abnormalities on neuro-psychological testing
      6. Poor response to antipsychotic meds
      7. Interferes with person's ability to:
              a. Initiate and maintain relationships
              b. Initiate and maintain conversations
              c.    Hold a job
              d. Make decisions
              e. Maintain adequate hygiene and grooming
F.   Alterations in thinking
      1. Types of delusions
              a. Ideas of reference
              b. Persecution
              c.    Grandeur
              d. Somatic delusions
              e. Jealousy
              f. Control/being controlled
              g.    Thought-broadcasting
              h. Thought insertion
               i.   Thought withdrawal
      2. Associative looseness
      3. Neologisms
      4. Concrete thinking
      5. Echolalia
      6. Clang association
      7. Word salad
G.   Alterations in Perceiving
      1. Hallucinations
              a. Auditory
              b. Visual
              c.    Olfactory
              d. Gustatory
              e. Tactile
      2. Loss of ego boundaries
H.   Alterations in Behavior
      1. Bizarre behavior
              a. Extreme motor agitation
              b. Stereotyped behaviors
              c.    Automatic obedience
              d. Waxy flexibility
      2. Stupor
      3. Negativism
      4. Agitated behavior

F.   Associated Symptoms
        0. Depression/suicide
        1. Water intoxication
        2. Substance abuse
        3. Violent behavior
     K. Treatments in Schizophrenia
           1. Psychopharmacology
                 a. Antipsychotic agents         and neuroleptics
                         1. Decrease psychotic symptoms
                         2. Decrease agitation
                         3. Less effective with negative symptoms
                         4. Decrease dopamine - dependent neural activity
                              in the brain and other parts of the body
                              (causing extrapyramidal symptoms)
                 b. Antiparkinsonian agents: used to counteract these
                     extrapyramidal symptoms
           2. Individual psychotherapy
                 a. Long-term therapy
                 b. Difficult because schizophrenia impairs interpersonal
                 c. Focused, supportive problem-solving is most useful
           3. Group therapy in schizophrenia
                 a. Oriented toward providing support, an environment in
                     which the client can develop social skills, and a format
                     that allows friendships to begin
                 b. Some success with long-term work
                 c. Less success if client actively delusional and/or
           4. Social skills training
                 a. Role play to simulate anticipated interactions
                 b. Teach eye contact, interpersonal skills, voice, posture
           5. Vocational/Rehabilitation often succeeds
                 a. Long-term treatment
                 b. Includes job training
                 c. Promotes semi-independent daily activities
                 d. Raises self esteem
           6. Family therapy
                 a. To help families cope with psychotic and residual
                     symptoms of schizophrenia
                 b. To help reduce relapse rate

G.      Nursing Care in Schizophrenia
         1. Protect client and others from harm, including suicide
              precautions     as indicated
         2. Administer medications as ordered
         3. Monitor for extrapyramidal symptoms
         4. Establish trust, decrease anxiety
           5.   Encourage or reinforce:
                 a. Client's sense of control
                 b. Reality orientation
                 c.    Self-care
           6.   Help client set realistic goals
           7.   Provide safe and successful experiences
           8.   Assist with hygiene and/or feeding as indicated
           9.   Teach client
                 a. Importance of medication compliance
                 b. Medications and side effects

         Get a Clue
         In major mental illnesses, the nursing care clusters
         around four goals: protection, medication, reality, and
         hygiene. (Popcorn Makes Rick Happy.)

         Protection: Protect client and others from harm,
         including Suicide Precautions; Establish trust

         Medication: Give meds, Teach about meds and
         compliance; Monitor for extrapyramidal symptoms


1. Types
       A. Phenothiazines
       B. Thioxanthenes
       C. Butyrophenones
       D. Dibenzoxazepines
       E. Dibenzodiazepines
       F. Indolenes
2. Physiology: Blocks postsynaptic dopamine hydrochloride receptors in the
   brain that cause psychotic symptoms: hallucinations, delusions,
   disorganized thought patterns and paranoia
3. Used for schizophrenia, paranoia, mania
4. Side effects: extrapyramidal symptoms
5. Contraindications: liver damage, severe hypertension, coronary disease,
   arteriosclerosis , dyscrasias , Parkinson's disease , narrow-angle
   glaucoma , severe depression
6. May cause orthostatic hypotension and drowsiness
7. Advise client to rise slowly from sitting or lying position
8. To prevent hypotension, teach client to avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs
  9. Teach client the hazards of driving and operating machinery while taking
     antipsychotics or neuroleptics

II.   Mood Disorders (Affective Disorders)
       A. Definition:
            1. Elevated or depressed mood, with disturbances in
                  behavioral response
            2. Divided into bipolar and depressive disorders
       B.  Bipolar Disorders: mood disorders that include one or more
           manic or hypomanic episodes and usually one or more
           depressive episodes
       C.  Mania:
            1. Person's elevated mood described as euphoric
            2. Inflated self-esteem
            3. Impaired judgement
            4. Constant physical activity
            5. Pressured speech
            6. Racing thought patterns
            7. Requires hospitalization
       D.  Hypomania:
            1. Symptoms less severe
            2. Does not impair social, occupational or interpersonal
            3. Treated in outpatient setting

       E.   The Seven (7) Traits Typical of Mood Disorders
             1. Impair job functioning
             2. Impair social activities
             3. Impair relationships
             4. Necessitate hospitalization (in most cases)
             5. No time longer than 2 weeks has client had delusions or
                   hallucinations without the mood disturbance
             6. Symptoms are not superimposed on
                    a. Schizophrenia
                    b. Delusional disorder
                     c.   Psychotic disorder
             7. Symptoms are not caused by organic disease
       F.   Etiology - unknown; possible genetic, biochemical predisposition
             1. Psychosocial theories of depression
                    a. Freud: anger internalized and directed against ego
            b.    Seligman: Depression results from learned
                  helplessness: individual who fails over time learns to
                  expect poor outcomes and eventually gives up
            c.    Beck: Cognitive theory: over time, cognition is altered,
                  resulting in negative attitudes; events can trigger
      2.   Biological cycles affect mood (via Circadian rhythm)
            a. Light affects mood by increasing melatonin
            b. Melatonin is a mood modulator which decreases in
            c.    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

      3.   Biochemical theories of Mood Disorders
            a. Mania
                  1. Probably a genetic factor
                  2. Biochemical influences
                          a. Possible deficiency of neurotransmitter
                               GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid)
                          b. Possible excess of norepinephrine and
                               dopamine hydrochloride
                          c.   Possible increase in electrolytes:
                               sodium and calcium
            b. Depression
                  1. Possible deficit of serotonin, dopamine,
                  2. Possible deficit of TSH (thyroid-stimulating
                        hormone) and/or other neuroendocrine
                  3. Depression is more common in viral infections
                        (AIDS, mononucleosis, hepatitis)
                  4. Possible deficit in vitamin intake or metabolism:
                        (vitamin B complex, folic acid)
                  5. Genetics may be involved

H.   Types of Mood Disorders: Mania, Bipolar, Depression

           1.Mania - DSM IV Criteria for mania

            a.    Period of abnormally/persistently elevated mood or
            b.    At least three of these six signs
                    1. Grandiosity
                   2.   Decreased sleep
                   3.   Hypertalkative, with pressured speech and
                        flight of ideas or racing thoughts
                   4.   Highly goal-directed activity (sexual, work)
                   5.   Highly distractible
                   6.   Pursues pleasure, but overestimates own skill
                        and luck

bipolar disorder
      A disorder marked by manic or manic and depressive

      2.   Bipolar Disorders Onset usually before age 30
            a. Bipolar disorder, mixed: both manic and depressive
                  episodes present
                   1. Bipolar I
                          a. Consists of one or more periods of
                                major depression plus one or more
                                periods of clear-cut mania
                          b. Symptoms as in Definition of Mood
                                Disorder (on page 6)
                           c.   No marked drop in social and job
                          d. Manic episode requires hospitalization
                   2. Bipolar II
                          a. Consists of one or more periods of
                                major depression plus periods of
                          b. Includes all symptoms in Definition of
                                Mood Disorder (on page 6) and does
                                not require hospitalization
            b. Bipolar disorder, manic: fulfills criteria for manic
                  episode (see Signs and symptoms below)
            c.    Bipolar disorder, depressed: major depressive
                  episode and at least one manic episode, current or
            d. Cyclothymic mood disorder:
                   1. Many milder symptoms of mania and
                   2. Periods of normal mood are short
                   3. Usually does not require hospitalization
      3.   Depression
            a. Includes all 7 Typical Traits of Mood Disorders
             b.  Specific criteria for Depression (see Signs and
                 Symptoms below)
I.   Signs and symptoms
        2. Mania
             a. Elation, euphoria; inappropriate laughter; very
             b. Irritable, hostile, aggressive
             c.  Flight of ideas, delusions of grandeur, exhibitionism,
                 sexual acting-out
             d. Reduced sleep
             e. Unlimited energy; no time for food or drink
             f. Impulsive, easily distracted
             g.  Manipulative behavior

            a. Melancholia, crying, absence of pleasure; slumped
            b. Apathy; loss of desire for food and/or sex
            c.   Slower reactions
            d. Low self-confidence; inhibition, introversion
            e. Ruminating, decreased communication, social
             f. Fatigue and/or insomnia
            g.   Decreased concentration
            h. Poor hygiene
             i.  Hopelessness, pessimism
             j.  Self-destructiveness
J.   Treatments
        2. Treatments for Mania
            a. Pharmacologic
                   1. Lithium carbonate (Lithane), carbamazapine
                         (Carbatrol), valproic acid (Depakene)
                   2. Antipsychotics: chlorpromazine
                         (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol)
            b. Occupational therapy
            c.   Recreational therapy

occupational therapy
     Therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to
     increase independent function, enhance development,
     and prevent disability; it may include adaptation of task or
     environment to achieve maximum independence and to
     enhance quality of life.

      2.    Treatments for Depression
            a.     Pharmacologic Antidepressants
                    1. Tricyclic antidepressants - amitriptyline HCl
                          (Elavil), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine
                    2. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors - phenelzine
                          (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate)
                    3. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
                          (SSRI) - fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline
            b.     ECT: electroconvulsive therapy
            c.     Psychotherapy
            d.     Occupational therapy
            e.     Recreational therapy
            f.     Cognitive therapy

K.   Nursing Care in Mood Disorders


            a.     Protect client and others from harm
            b.     Provide quiet environment with few stimuli
            c.     Give medications as ordered; be sure client swallows
            d.     Establish trust relationship
            e.     Do not argue with client or provoke hostility
            f.     Redirect client to task at hand
            g.     Set firm, consistent limits; explain them simply
            h.     Allow client to express anger in positive ways
             i.    Offer finger foods
             j.    Increase client's fluid intake to at least 1000cc/day
            k.     Allow client to pace
             l.    Teach client
                     1. Acceptable ways to release anger
                     2. Medications and side effects
                     3. Importance of taking medication

     Be Prepared
           Don't pay attention to how quickly other nursing
           candidates complete their examination. The time taken
           by a candidate to complete the examination is not a
           predictor of passing or failing.

                          ANTI DEPRESSANTS
1. Types

        A. Tricyclics and tetracyclic antidepressants
               1. Prevent nerve endings from taking up norepinephrine
                   and serotonin
               2. Increase the action of norepinephrine and serotonin in
                   nerve cells
        B. MAO Inhibitors (Monoamine oxidase inhibitors)
               1. Lower the production of monoamine oxidase
               2. Thus the central nervous system stores more
                   endogenous epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin,
                   and dopamine
2.   Contraindications: convulsive disorders, prostatic hypertrophy,
     severe renal, cardiac or hepatic disease
3.   Administer with food to prevent GI disturbance
4.   Therapeutic effect may take up to three weeks
5.   Teach client about potential for drowsiness or dizziness
6.   Teach client to avoid drinking alcohol
7.   Do not stop taking antidepressants suddenly

            2.   Depression
                  a. Monitor suicidal thoughts
                  b. Take suicide precautions       as indicated and observe
                       for suicide warning signs
                  c.   Build trust with client
                  d. Speak slowly and clearly in simple sentences
                  e. Administer medications as ordered
                  f. Encourage client to ventilate
                  g.   Provide relaxation exercises
                  h. Help with hygiene and feeding as indicated
                   i.  Help client assess negative thoughts more objectively
                     j.   Divert client from morose thoughts
                    k.    Encourage client to focus on positive attributes
                     l.   Teach client
                           1. Medications and side effects
                           2. Importance of taking medication
                           3. Problem-solving techniques

             Get a Clue
             Remember Popcorn Makes Rick Happy: the four
             goals of nursing care in major mental illnesses:


             Medication and Monitoring

             Reality: In mood disorders, "reality" is relaxation,
             ventilation, and diverting or assessing negative


                          SUICIDE PRECAUTIONS

1. Remove all harmful objects from the environment
2. One to one monitoring of the client day and night, having the client in view
   at all times even during toileting, gradually progress to 15 minute and then
   hourly checks
3. Ask client exactly how she/he would commit suicide. Assess how lethal
   the attempt would be, and how quickly it could be carried out.
4. Keep client within one arm's length distance or less at all times
5. Use plastic utensils
6. Keep electrical cords to a minimum length
7. Take all potentially harmful gifts from visitors
8. Keep all windows locked and if possible keep client in room with
   unbreakable glass in windows
9. Do not assign a private room


1.   Previous suicide attempt
2.   Threatening to commit suicide
3.   Giving away prized possessions
4.   Collecting and discussing information on suicide methods
   5. Expressing hopelessness, helplessness, and anger at self or world
   6. Death or depression in talk, writing, or artwork
   7. Client states or suggests he/she would not be missed
   8. Client expresses no hope for the future
   9. Self-mutilation
   10. Recent loss of friend or family member through natural death, accident or
       suicide; other major loss such as job or divorce
   11. Acute personality changes such as unusual withdrawal or aggressiveness,
       moodiness, or taking risks
   12. Sudden change in academic performance, truancy, or running away
   13. Physical symptoms such as insomnia or excessive sleeping, headaches,
       stomach aches
   14. Use or increased use of potentially addictive substances
   15. Low self esteem; feeling worthless, ashamed, guilty, self-hating

III.   Anxiety Disorder
        A.   Definition: Group of disorders in which anxiety is predominant
             symptom Degrees range from mild anxiety to severe (panic
              1. Seven Types
                     a. GAD: generalized anxiety disorder
                     b. Phobic disorders
                      c.  Panic disorder
                     d. Dissociative disorder
                     e. Somatoform disorder
                      f. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
                     g.   PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder

        B.   Etiology
              1. Found equally in men and women
              2. Hereditary predisposition
              3. Biochemical factors: neurotransmitters may play a role
              4. Psychologic and interpersonal factors
                      a. early psychic trauma,
                      b. pathogenic parent-child relationship,
                      c.  pathogenic family patterns
                      d. loss of social supports
        C.   Signs and symptoms
              1. Fear, dread, or apprehension
              2. Feeling powerless
              3. Crying
              4. Irritability
              5. Scattered thoughts, inability to concentrate or solve
              6. Preoccupation with self
              7. Rapid speech, hyperventilation, tachycardia
              8.   Palpitations, chest pains, jittery behavior
              9.   Diaphoresis
             10.   Insomnia
             11.   Diarrhea and/or urinary urgency and frequency

       generalized anxiety disorder
              Excessive anxiety and worry predominating for at least 6
                                 dissociative disorder
                                        SEE TABERS ONLINE
                                        Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.
                                        Dissociative reaction. A
                                        sudden, temporary alteration
                                        in the normal functions of
                                        consciousness, identity, or
                                        motor behavior.
                                 panic disorder
                                       An anxiety
                                       by panic attacks
                                       with panic
        somatoform disorder
               A mental
               disorder in which
               the physical
               suggest a
               general medical
               condition and are
               not explained by
               another condition
               such as a
               medication or
               another mental
obsessive-compulsive disorder
     A disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions that are
     severe enough to be time consuming or cause marked distress or
     significant impairment
       post-traumatic stress disorder
              The development of characteristic symptoms after a
             psychologically traumatic event that is generally outside
             the range of usual human experience.

       D.   Treatments for Anxiety Disorders
             1. Pharmacologic: Anxiolytics (antianxiety drugs) such as
                  alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium)
             2. Psychotherapy
             3. Occupational therapy
             4. Recreational therapy
       E.   Nursing Care
             1. Provide a nondemanding environment; stay with client if
             2. Acknowledge client's feelings of fear, worry, helplessness
             3. Do not force contact with feared item or situation
             4. If client demonstrates compulsive behavior, allow the
                  compulsion but set reasonable limits
             5. Provide distracting activities
             6. Allow temporary dependence
             7. Speak calmly, slowly and clearly
             8. Assist client in ADL as indicated
             9. Encourage relaxation techniques and regular physical
            10. Administer medications as ordered
            11. Limit caffeine intake
            12. Teach client
                    a. Medications and side effects
                    b. Relaxation techniques

IV.   Borderline Personality Disorder
       A. Definition
             1. Client shows personality traits that are long-lasting,
                  inflexible and maladaptive.
             2. Client may appear to function normally until stressed
             3. Generally begins in childhood or adolescence
             4. More common in women
       B. Etiology
             1. Impaired development of object relations; separation-
                  individuation process is arrested
             2. Issues of dependence, independence, and control are mixed
                  with fear of abandonment, loss of love, or engulfment by
       C.  Signs and symptoms
             1. Personal relationships are unstable; lonely; emotions
             2. Images of self and others are primarily bad; feels inadequate
             3. Anger, Hostility
      4. Projection of hostility onto others
      5. Acts out and denies responsibility for actions
      6. Poor judgment
      7. Impaired problem solving
      8. Very "Black or White" thinking
      9. Regression
     10. Marked mood swings
     11. Demanding
     12. Sarcastic
     13. Manipulative
     14. Behaves self-destructively
     15. Splitting
D.   Treatment
      1. Pharmacologic
            a. Antianxiety agents: oxazepam (Serax)
            b. Antidepressants: carbamazapine (Carbatrol)
      2. Psychotherapy

object relations
        Emotional attachment for other persons or objects.
        Alternating between idealizing and devaluation; failure to
        integrate the positive and negative qualities of self or

E.   Nursing Care in Borderline Personality Disorder
      1. Protect client and others from harm
      2. Administer medications as ordered
      3. Establish a trusting relationship
      4. Set limits, and provide a structured environment
      5. Use a calm, controlled approach; see that other staff stay
      6. Do not argue with client
      7. Encourage client to evaluate consequences of actions
      8. Divert anger, or let client ventilate it in positive ways
      9. Set limits on manipulative behaviors by communicating
           expected behaviors
     10. Teach client
            a. Medications and their side effects
            b. Anger-control strategies
            c.    Relaxation strategies

     Get a Clue
           Remember Popcorn Makes Rick Happy (Protection,
           Medication, Reality, and Hygiene).

           In Borderline Personality Disorders, the client will
           probably care for hygiene. Nursing tasks cluster
           around PMR:

              Medication, and
              Reality (in this case, real consequences of actions
              and ventilation or control of anger).

V.   Suicide Intervention
      A. Definitions:
            1. Suicide is a self-harming act intended to produce death
            2. Degrees
                    a. Completed suicide: Life ends
                    b. Attempted suicide: Failed self-destructive act
                    c.   Suicide ideation: Thoughts of ending one's life
      B. Epidemiology
            1. Women attempt more than men
            2. Men are more often successful
            3. Second leading cause of death in adolescence
            4. Black males have higher incidence
      C.   Etiology
            1. Depression
            2. Delusions/hallucinations in psychotic clients
            3. Hopelessness
            4. Environmental factors: work or school performance, loss of
                  job, death of loved one, unsatisfying interpersonal
      D.   Signs and symptoms
            1. Statements about suicide
            2. Anger, sadness, hopelessness, negative view of future
            3. Recent loss of job, loved one
            4. Perceived lack of support system
            5. Self-mutilation

      E.   Treatment for Suicidal Condition
            1. Objective: to treat the condition that underlies the suicidal
            2. Medications: amitriptyline (Elavil), chlorpromazine
            3. Suicide precautions
       F.   Nursing Care
             1. Administer medications as ordered
             2. Institute suicide precautions
             3. Encourage relaxation strategies

VI.   Crisis Intervention
       A.    Definition - Crisis: Temporary personality disorganization with
             an acute emotional state. Crisis is a normal response to
             threatening environment.
       B.    Types and Phases of Crisis Response
               1. Panic state: acute crisis where client temporarily loses
                     a. Emotional reactions are overwhelming
                     b. Decision making and problem solving abilities are
                      c.   Thinking is scattered
                     d. Social isolation
                     e. Immobilization (unable to act)
               2. Exhaustion crisis
                     a. Under emergency conditions
                     b. Person has lost effective coping
                      c.   Cannot continue to function
               3. Shock crisis
                     a. Sudden external change
                     b. Causes release of emotions
                      c.   Overwhelms client
               4. Four Phases of Crisis (average crisis 4-6 weeks but may
                    vary widely)
                     a. Vulnerable state
                     b. Precipitating event
                             1. Developmental change (maturational crisis)
                             2. A life change (situational crisis)
                             3. Loss of loved one or job (situational crisis)
                             4. Environmental disaster or war (adventitious
                      c.   Acute crisis
                     d. Reorganization
       C.    Signs and Symptoms of Crisis
               1. Mild to severe anxiety
               2. Anger
               3. Crying, social isolation, helplessness
               4. Impaired cognitive processes; inability to concentrate;
               5. Insomnia
               6. Regression
               7. Nausea and vomiting
        D.   Treatment: Crisis Intervention
              1. Objective: to help the client through the current crisis
              2. Brief supportive interventions focused on the phase of crisis
              3. Allow free discharge of emotions
              4. Enhance client's cognitive processes
              5. Pharmacologic: trazodone (Desyrel), alprazolam (Xanax)
              6. Occupational therapy
              7. Recreational therapy
        E.   Nursing Care in Crisis
              1. Provide a quiet, restful environment
              2. Help the client solve problems
              3. Let the client ventilate
              4. Correct any misperceptions about the crisis that the client
                   may have
              5. Help the client to identify support systems, alternative
              6. Help the client to deal with long term impact of crisis
              7. Encourage relaxation strategies
              8. Assist the client in the development of new coping skills
              9. Give medications as ordered

VII.   Substance Abuse
        A. Definitions
              1. Maladaptive behaviors resulting from the regular intake of
                   large amounts of addictive chemicals
              2. Addictive chemicals include alcohol, stimulants,
                   depressants, hallucinogens, narcotics.
              3. Levels of Substance Abuse
                     a. Abuse is pathologic use of mood-altering chemicals
                          that continues for at least 1 month, which impairs
                          social or occupational functioning
                     b. Dependence is a more severe level of abuse that
                          involves impaired ability to control use of substance
                          and results in withdrawal (adverse consequences)
                          when substance is discontinued or reduced. There
                          are three types of dependence
                            1. Psychologic dependence: pleasure that
                                 intensifies craving for substance; often begins
                                 in teens and twenties.
                            2. Physiologic dependence: After repeated use,
                                 physiology changes; and after substance is
                                 reduced or removed, withdrawal symptoms
                            3. Tolerance: Drug dosage must keep increasing
                                 to achieve same effect
             Mentally rehearse how you will take the
                examination and your success.

B.   Alcohol
     Although alcohol is a legal substance, problem drinking has
     detrimental physiologic and social effects.
      1. Dependence
             a. daily intake of large quantities, or
             b. excessive drinking limited to weekends; or
             c.   periods of abstinence with binges lasting for weeks or
      2. Etiology unknown
             a. Stress has been implicated
             b. Some research suggests a familial tendency
      3. Produces withdrawal symptoms
      4. Signs of Chronic Alcohol Use
             a. Anemia
             b. Hypertension
             c.   Tachycardia
             d. Hepatomegaly
             e. Ascites
              f. Cirrhosis
             g.   Gastritis
             h. Esophagitis
              i.  Malabsorption syndrome
              j.  Fatigue
             k.   Depression
              l.  Impaired judgment; cognitive impairment
             m. Tremors
             n. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

      5.    Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
             a. Antianxiety agents: chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
             b.   Vitamin and nutritional therapy
             c. Disulfiram (Antabuse) - alcohol abuse deterrent
             d.   Support groups (Alcoholics Anonymous)

  1. Narcotics
                a. Runny nose, watery eyes
                b. Severe anxiety to panic; irritability
                c. Gooseflesh; tremors
                d. Loss of appetite; nausea and vomiting
                e. Muscle cramps
                f. Tachycardia; Hypertension
                g. Increased respirations
                h. Increased temperature
                i. Insomnia
  2. Alcohol
        a. Acute withdrawal symptoms
                        1. Tremors, Agitation, Tachycardia
                        2. Nausea and vomiting; abdominal cramps
                        3. Diaphoresis
                        4. Visual or tactile hallucinations
        b. Severe Withdrawal - delirium tremens (DTs)
                0. Confusion, Disorientation
                1. Visual, tactile hallucinations
                2. Diaphoresis, Fever
                3. Tachycardia
                4. Grand mal seizures
  3. Sedatives/Hypnotics
         . Weakness, Nausea and vomiting
        a. Hypertension, Tachycardia, Orthostatic hypotension
        b. Gross tremors
        c. Agitation , Anxiety
        d. Disorientation
        e. Hallucinations, Delirium
        f. Convulsions
  4. Stimulants
         . Fatigue
        a. Depression
        b. Disturbed sleep
        c. Apathy
        d. Cravings
  5. Hallucinogens - No withdrawal symptoms reported but flashbacks can
     occur episodically after use
  6. Marijuana
         . Irritability
        a. Insomnia
        b. Loss of appetite
        c. Tremors
     d. Perspiration
     e. Nausea

         6.   Nursing Care in Alcohol Dependence
               a. During acute withdrawal
                     1. Stay with client
                     2. Provide quiet environment
                     3. Administer medications as ordered
                     4. Protect the client from harm
                     5. Institute seizure precautions as indicated
                     6. Maintain adequate fluid intake
               b. During abstinence
                     1. Provide emotional support
                     2. Provide nutritious diet
                     3. Encourage the development of new coping
                     4. Provide relaxation exercises
                     5. Inform client about support groups and rehab

C.      Use of Psychoactive Drugs (prescription or "street"):
        Stimulants, Depressants, Hallucinogens, and Narcotics
         1. Stimulants
               a. Include cocaine, crack, amphetamines
               b. Effects of Abuse of Stimulants
                      1. Psychomotor agitation
                      2. Mood swings
                      3. Tachycardia
                      4. Hypertension
                      5. Dilated pupils
                      6. Perspiration and chills
                      7. Insomnia
                      8. Impaired cognitive function
                      9. Seizures
                     10. If discontinued, withdrawal   follows
               c. Overdose may cause lethal cardiac or respiratory
               d.   Emergency care of overdose on stimulants:
                    Cardiopulmonary support
         2. Depressants
               a. Include barbiturates, tranquilizers, sedatives and
             b.   Signs and symptoms of depressant use
                   1. Slurred speech
                   2. Impaired cognitive function; confusion
                   3. Emotional lability
                   4. Lack of coordination
                   5. Cold and clammy skin
                   6. Produce withdrawal symptoms
             c.   Overdose can lead to respiratory depression,
             d.   Emergency care of overdose
                   1. Respiratory support
                   2. Keep client awake and moving

      3.   Narcotics
            a. Include: heroin, morphine, meperidine, codeine,
            b. Signs and Symptoms
                    1. Euphoria
                    2. Tranquility
                    3. Drowsiness
                    4. Constricted pupils
                    5. Clouded sensorium
            c. Overdose threatens life: depresses respiratory
                 function and alters level of consciousness
            d. Emergency care includes cardiopulmonary support
                 (illustration 1     illustration 2 illustration 3 )
      4. Hallucinogens
            a. Include: LSD, PCP, marijuana, mescaline,
            b. Signs
                    1. tachycardia
                    2. hypertension
                    3. dilated pupils
                    4. hallucinations
                    5. nausea
                    6. impaired attention and judgment
                    7. aggressive behavior
            c.   Potentially life threatening
            d. Potentially psychotic long-term effects
E.   Treatment: Drug rehabilitation

E.   Nursing Care in Substance Abuse
      1. Protect the client and others from harm
      2. Help client through drug rehabilitation as indicated
               3.   Provide emotional support
               4.   Help the client develop a support system
               5.   Provide emergency care for overdose

VIII.   Autism
         A.   Definition: Syndrome in which child does not relate to people
               1. May become attached to objects
               2. Develops before age three
         B. Etiology unknown
         C.   Signs and symptoms
               1. Does not respond to human touch
               2. Lack of eye contact
               3. Talks poorly or not at all
               4. Ritualistic behavior
               5. Cannot deal with change
               6. Emotional lability
               7. May be self destructive (head-banging, hair pulling,
                     finger/hand biting)
               8. Failure to develop friendships or play with other children
               9. Posture or gait abnormalities: poor coordination, tiptoe
                     walking, peculiar hand movements (flapping, clapping)
         D.   Treatment
               1. Special education
               2. May need full time care (institution)
         E. Nursing Care
               1. Support parents emotionally
               2. Protect the child from self harm
               3. Help child with hygiene and feeding as indicated
               4. Maintain consistency in schedule
               5. Allow ritualistic behavior

 IX.    Abuse Syndromes
         A.  Definition - Abuse may be physical, sexual, psychological or
               1. Victims powerless to stop abuse
               2. May be directed toward a child, a spouse, the elderly
               3. Rape is a violent sexual abuse
               4. Abusers
                     a. Often blame victim
                     b. Demonstrate poor impulse control
                      c.   Have frequently been victims of abuse themselves
         B. Signs and symptoms
             1.  Physical abuse
                   a. Broken bones and/or dislocations
                   b. Welts, and/or bruises
            2. Sexual abuse
                   a. Bruising or bleeding in genital or anal area,
                   b. Pain or itching in genital area,
                   c.   Rape, evidence of sexual intercourse,
                   d. Genitourinary infections
            3. General neglect
                   a. Malnutrition
                   b. Habitual behaviors: rocking, head banging
                   c.   Learning disorders
                   d. Social isolation
                   e. Aggressive behavior
      C.   Treatment
            1. In general, cases of abuse must be reported (refer to state
                 statutes for variations)
            2. Removal of victim from source of abuse
            3. Protective services
            4. Directing abuser to help or therapy

      D.   Nursing Care
            1. Provide emotional support
            2. Document all signs of abuse
            3. File appropriate reports (Report of suspected abuse is
                 mandatory in most states)
            4. Assist in placement for protection
            5. Assist abuser in obtaining appropriate counseling

X.   Eating Disorders
      A. A subcategory of disorders that includes multiple types of eating
           behavior disturbances

      B.   Types of Eating Disorders
            1. Anorexia Nervosa
                  a. Weight loss through restriction of food intake leading
                        to emaciation
                  b. May involve purging behaviors
                   c.   Tend to reject mature-appearing body
                  d. Tendency to asceticism
            2. Bulimia Nervosa
                  a. Eating binges alternate with dieting or purging
                  b. Purging behaviors may include self-induced vomiting,
                        misuse of emetics and cathartics or laxatives
             c.    More likely than those with anorexia to show
                   impulsive or chaotic behavior
             d.    Usually near normal weight
             e.    Tend to be outgoing and sensitive to others
             f.    Major issue: control self/environment through eating
             g.    Drive for thinness
             h.    Population at Risk
                     1. Adolescents and young adults
                     2. In industrialized countries
                     3. Models, dancers and gymnasts at higher risk
              i.   Potentially life threatening

C.   Etiology
      1. Psychoanalytic theory
              a. Conflicts stem from oral phase of development
              b. Clients often have anxious, compulsive mothers
              c. Obsessive-compulsive control of body and life, via
              d. Controlling bodily functions is critical to client's
                 attempt at self-control
      2. Interpersonal theory
              a. Results from dysfunctional family relationships
              b. Parents avoid their own conflicts by controlling child
              c. Child's self-identity becomes blurred
              d. During adolescence parents become overcontrolling
                 and demanding
              e. Demands thwart client's attempts at autonomy
              f. Adolescent attempts to control self through controlling
                 food intake.
      3. Cognitive theory
              a. Eating-disorder behaviors are learned
              b. Society glorifies thinness
              c. For the adolescent or young adult, thinness equates
                 with self-worth.
D.   Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorder
      1. Personal relationships become superficial and distant
      2. Social contact avoided especially if food is involved
      3. Preoccupation with food, meal planning, caloric intake and
            methods to avoid eating
      4. Eats in private
      5. Mood irritable and defiant
      6. Exercises excessively
      7. Physical symptoms
              a. Weight falls below 85% of normal
              b. Bradycardia
                 c.   Anemia
                 d.   Amenorrhea
                 e.   Decreased renal function
                 f.   Dental problems
                 g.   Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
                 h.   Delayed skeletal maturation

     E.   Treatment of Eating Disorders
           1. Objective: to correct underlying cause and prevent
                complications of weight loss
           2. Client may require hospital care
           3. Nutritional planning
           4. Psychotherapy: Individual and/or family
           5. Group therapy
           6. Occupational therapy
           7. Recreational therapy
           8. If underlying depression, treat with antidepressants
     F.   Nursing Care
           1. Monitor weight as prescribed
           2. Monitor client's eating/record intake and output
           3. Administer nasogastric feedings if ordered
           4. Encourage oral hygiene
           5. Set limits on eating including time allotted for meals
           6. Stay with client during meals
           7. Accompany client to bathroom after meals to prevent
                self-induced vomiting
           8. Encourage client to express feelings
           9. Encourage socialization
          10. Monitor for signs and symptoms of electrolyte
                imbalance or dehydration
          11. Assist client to identify strengths
          12. Teach client
                 a. Relaxation techniques
                 b. Alternative coping methods
                 c.    Assertiveness skills

   Schizophrenia is the most common psychotic disorder. It originates
    from complex genetic, biological, and psychosocial factors.
   Extrapyramidal side effects of antipsychotic medications must be
   Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe.
   Mild depression is often undiagnosed.
   Antidepressants take 2-3 weeks to take effect.
   Many people have fleeting thoughts of killing themselves at some
    point in their lives.
   Cognitive Triad of Depression - negative view of self, negative view
    of the world, negative view of the future.
   Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are conditions that primarily occur
    among adolescent and young women.
   The three phases of a therapeutic relationship are: (1) initial phase,
    (2) working phase and (3) termination phase.

           The Freudian method of freeing the mind by recalling
           from the patient's memory the events or experiences that
           were the original causes of a psychoneurosis.

           A mental condition in which the patient coins new words
           that are meaningless or words to which he or she gives
           special significance without being aware of their normal
           from the patient's memory the events or experiences that
           were the original causes of a psychoneurosis.

           A mental condition in which the patient coins new words
           that are meaningless or words to which he or she gives
           special significance without being aware of their normal

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