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Question 1

A client presents with symptoms of paralysis but no organic cause can be found. The client has recently undergone an emotionally traumatic event. What is a possible diagnosis?

Answers:
A. Epiglottitis
B. Esophageal atresia
C. Somatoform disorder
D. Garvin's syndrome

Question 2

What is a benefit of mild anxiety?

Answers:
A. Increased metabolism
B. Therapeutic transference
C. Vigilance
D. Improved learning

Question 3

A client with OCD is in the middle of a ritual and it is lunchtime. What should the nurse do?

Answers:
A. Instruct client to stop
B. Order prescribed anti-anxiety medications
C. Avoid interfering until ritual is over
D. Let client miss the meal to provide negative feedback

Question 4

The Doctor has prescribed zolpidem (Ambien) for a client. How should it be administered?

Answers:
A. At time to go to bed
B. 30 minutes before bedtime
C. 45 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime
D. 1-1.5 hours before bedtime

Question 5

What is a benefit atypical antipsychotics have over typical antipsychotics?

Answers:
A. Less weight gain
B. Less extrapyramidal symptoms
C. Higher efficacy
D. Lower cost

Question 6

A client with schizophrenia is speaking in a mixture of real and made-up words. What symptom is this?

Answers:
A. Neologism
B. Word salad
C. Depersonalization
D. Delusion of reference

Question 7

The nurse is treating a client who has been a very heavy drinker for the past 10 years and has been discontinued from alcohol. The client has some forms of amnesia and invented memories. What is the likely cause?

Answers:
A. Withdrawal from alcohol
B. Brown's syndrome
C. Capgras delusion
D. Korsakoff's syndrome

Question 8

What is Gestalt therapy?

Answers:
A. A form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the individual
B. A way to help lessen substance abuse behaviors
C. A method to desensitize phobias
D. A form of therapy that emphasizes the collective subconscious

Question 9

A soldier returning from deployment is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. What is not a symptom to be expected?

Answers:
A. Anxiety
B. Flashbacks
C. Dementia
D. Worsened concentration

Question 10

What is Maslow's Pyramid of Needs?

Answers:
A. A way to evaluate depressed clients
B. An ordered list of human needs
C. Used for treating schizophrenic clients
D. Rules for in-patient treatment for mental health

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