Mental Health NCLEX Answers
Here are the answers to the sample questions. If anything seems fishy, so to speak, please let me know!
Somatoform disorders are when psychological issues translate into physical symptoms. This can be as severe as somatoform paralysis or even pregnancy.
Mild anxiety can assist with learning.
The best time to address a ritual is after it is over. Interfering in the middle can worsen anxiety. The performance of a ritual in and of itself may not need medication.
Zolpidem (Ambien) is relatively rapidly working and should be taken at time for bed.
The atypical antipsychotics tend to have fewer extrapyramidal symptoms. They do tend to cause more weight gain, however, increasing risk of diabetes. They are not significantly more or less effective.
A neologism is a new word. But the act of speaking in a mixture of real and made-up words is called 'word salad.'
Korsakoff's syndrome is caused over a period of time by excessive drinking leading to nutritional deficits in the brain. It manifests with mental issues.
Gestalt therapy, invented in the 40s and 50s, is a form of therapy that emphasizes the individual, specifically the present moment.
Dementia is not associated with PTSD while the other symptoms listed are.
Maslow's Pyramid of Needs is a list of human needs ordered by physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem and then self-actualization.