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Psychiatric Nursing Quiz -1

This page was last updated on June 23, 2011

1. The "York Retreat" for mentally ill was started by:

A. Benjamin Rush

B. Clifford beers

C. Philippe Pinel

D. William Tuke

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2. "Cold Turkey" is a term associated with dependence of:

A. Cocaine

B. Cannabis

C. Alcohol

D. Opioid

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3. Hippocrates classified mental disorders in to:

A. Major and minor mental illness

B. Psychosis and neurosis

C. Schizophrenia, mania and depression

D. Mania, melancholia and phrenitis

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4. A client expressess the belief that armed forces are out to kill him. This is an example of:

A. Hallucinations

B. Delusion of persecution

C. Delusion of infidelity

D. Derealization

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5. A patient percieves that his face is distorted and his hand are becoming long. The term used to explain this condition is:

A. Dejavu

B. Depersonalization

C. Derealization

D. Jamais vu

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6. The best approach for the mental health nurse to take when a client thinks his food is poisoned is to

A. assure the client that all food served on the hospital is safe to eat.

B. obtain an order for a tube feeding for the client.

C. provide the client with food in unopened containers.

D. tell the client that irrational thinking is detrimental to good health.

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7. What nursing action would be most effective in changing the behavior of a child diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHA)?

A. Reward appropriate behavior

B. Sedate the child for acting out

C. Use aggressive punishment to control undesired behavior

D. Use lengthy time out session

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8. When maintaining accurate records in situations of suspected abuse, the nurse should document:

A. an interpretation of the client’s statements regarding the abuse.

B. a body map to indicate size, color, areas and types of injuries.

C. a description of the suspected abuser.

D. generalized statements about the events leading up to the abuse.

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9. During psychiatric interview patient retains a constellation of ideas long after they have ceased to be appropriate. E.g. “where do you live?”, “London”, “How old are you”, “London. The term used to explain the condition is:

A. Perseveration

B Mannerisms

C. Ambitendence

D. Echopraxia

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10. Leo Kanner is known for his studies on:

A. Autism

B. Schizophrenia

C. Bipolar disorders

D. Personality disorders

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1. D 2. D 3. D 4. B 5. B
6. C 7. A 8. B 9. A 10. A
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