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Mental Health Nursing

Nursing

Quiz 11 :

Psychotropic Drugs

Quiz 11 :

Psychotropic Drugs

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A patient diagnosed with bipolar disorder has an unstable mood, aggressiveness, agitation, talkativeness, and irritability. The nurse expects the health care provider to prescribe a medication from which group?
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B

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A patient asks, "What are neurotransmitters? The doctor said mine are imbalanced." Select the nurse's best response.
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D

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Which instruction has priority when teaching a patient about clozapine (Clozaril)?
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B

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A patient begins therapy with a phenothiazine medication. What teaching should the nurse provide related to the drug's strong dopaminergic effect?
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The parent of an adolescent diagnosed with schizophrenia asks the nurse, "My child's doctor ordered a PET. What kind of test is that?" Select the nurse's best reply.
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The nurse administers a medication that potentiates the action of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Which effect would be expected?
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A patient is hospitalized for severe depression. Of the medications listed below, the nurse can expect to provide the patient with teaching about which of the following?
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The therapeutic action of neurotransmitter inhibitors that block reuptake cause which of the following effects?
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A patient shows signs of fear as well as increased heart rate and blood pressure. The nurse suspects increased activity of which neurotransmitter?
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A nurse can anticipate anticholinergic adverse effects are likely when a patient takes which of the following:
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The nurse prepares to assess a patient diagnosed with major depression for disturbances in circadian rhythms. Which question should the nurse ask this patient?
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A patient taking medication for mental illness develops restlessness and an uncontrollable need to be in motion. Which drug action causes these symptoms to develop?
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A drug causes muscarinic receptor blockade. The nurse will assess the patient for which of the following?
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A patient with a long history of hypertension and diabetes now develops confusion. The health care provider wants to make a differential diagnosis between Alzheimer's disease and multiple infarcts. Which diagnostic procedure should the nurse expect to prepare the patient for first?
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A nurse would anticipate that treatment for a patient with memory difficulties might include medications designed to have which of the following effects?
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The nurse should assess a patient taking a drug with anticholinergic properties for inhibited function of which of the following?
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A patient has acute anxiety related to an automobile accident 2 hours ago. The nurse should teach the patient about medication from which group?
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A patient's history shows drinking 4 to 6 litres of fluid and eating more than 6,000 calories per day. Which part of the central nervous system is most likely dysfunctional for this patient?
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A patient tells the nurse, "My doctor prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) for my depression. I assume I'll have side effects like I had when I was taking Tofranil (imipramine)." The nurse's reply should be based on what information about the drug?
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A patient has disorganized thinking associated with schizophrenia. Neuroimaging would likely show dysfunction in which part of the brain?
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