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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?

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

Question 2

What is a benefit of mild anxiety?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

Question 8

What is Gestalt therapy?

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?

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

Question 10

What is Maslow's Pyramid of Needs?

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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