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Below are recent practice questions under UNIT IV. PSYCHIATRIC NURSING for Mood Disorders. You can view your scores and the answers to all the questions by clicking on the SHOW RESULT red button at the end of the questions.

1. A client scheduled for electro-convulsive therapy asks the nurse how the therapy helps relieve her depression. The nurse’s response is based on an understanding that ECT:

 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following therapeutic communication skills is MOST likely to encourage a depressed client to vent feelings?

 
 
 
 

3. The nurse is reviewing a depressed client’s history from an earlier admission. Documentation of anhedonia is noted. The nurse understands that this symptom refers to

 
 
 
 

4. A client was admitted to the psychiatric unit with major depression after a suicide attempt. In addition to feeling sad and hopeless, the nurse would assess for?

 
 
 
 

5. A client plans and follows through with the wake and burial of a child lost in an automobile accident. Using Engel’s model of normal grief response, in which stage would this client fall?

 
 
 
 

6. A client denying suicidal ideations comes into the emergency department complaining about insomnia, irritability, anorexia, and depressed mood. Which intervention would the nurse implement first?

 
 
 
 


 

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