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Below are recent practice questions under UNIT IV. PSYCHIATRIC NURSING for Schizophrenia and Psychotic 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. The nurse is talking with a client. The client abruptly says to the nurse, “The moon is full. Astronauts walk on the moon. Walking is a good health habit.” The client’s behavior MOST likely indicates?

 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following classifications of medications would be MOST often used for clients with schizophrenia?

 
 
 
 

3. Post-procedure nursing interventions for electroconvulsive therapy include?

 
 
 
 

4. A client with bipolar disorder is reluctant to take lithium (Lithane) as prescribed. The MOST therapeutic response by the nurse to his refusal is?

 
 
 
 

5. A client has been receiving lithium (Lithane) for the past two weeks for the treatment of bipolar illness. When planning client teaching, the nurse understands that it is important to emphasize that the client must?

 
 
 
 

6. A client on an in-patient psychiatric unit refuses to take medications because, “The pill has a special code written on it that will make it poisonous.” What kind of delusion is this client experiencing?

 
 
 
 

7. Which symptom experienced by a client diagnosed with schizophrenia would predict a less positive prognosis?

 
 
 
 

8. A client diagnosed with schizophrenia is experiencing anhedonia. Which nursing diagnosis addresses concerns regarding this client’s problem?

 
 
 
 


 

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