A patient presents with intense worry and concern regarding a potential disaster for the past 7 months. The was a recent job loss in her family and she is concerned about health and financial issues. The nurse would expect this patient is presenting with
panic anxiety disorder
generalized anxiety disorder
separation anxiety disorder
mild anxiety disorder
Risk factors for anxiety include (SATA)
Loss of employment
Isolation and personality factors
Family incidence, childhood adversity including witnessing traumatic events
A patient that presents with feeling of doom, increased heart rate, sweating and difficulty breathing is likely experiencing what level of anxiety?
A student sits down at the NCLEX with increased alertness, motivation and restlessness. This is prime testing mode and she passes with 75 questions. Way to go Ruth, Jess & Liza WOOHOO, you are rock stars! What level of anxiety is the student presenting?
The patient that presents self absorbed, increased restlessness, and loud speech is at severe level of anxiety.
Which of the following are priority nursing diagnosis for a patient presenting with severe anxiety? (SATA)
Risk for ineffective coping
Interrupted family processes
Impaired social interaction
Impaired physical mobility
When teaching a patient with anxiety disorders, the nurse will (SATA)
explain teaching in great detail to ensure the patient understands
ensure the patient feels safe
A patient presents with the following, which apply to depression?
Hx of anxiety disorder
Alcohol or drug abuse
Which of the following indicate that the nurse understands the priority nursing assessments for depression?
"The first thing I am going to do is check your vital signs."
"Tell me, are you thinking about suicide or death?"
"Tell me about your mood and how you are feeling."
"Please complete this Beck's depression inventory assessment and I will be back in 15 minutes to check on you."
Identify the priority nursing diagnosis for a patient that states, "I'm feeling better now, I just want to do whatever I can to get out of here."
risk for self-directed violence
ineffective health maintenance
What is the most common chronic psychotic disorder that requires lifelong treatment in which individuals interpret reality abnormally?
Schizophrenia risk factors include maternal exposure to virus, toxins or malnutrition and paternal age father (>40 2x, >50 3x).
Positive symptoms of schizophrenia include (SATA)
Negative symptoms of schizophrenia include (SATA)
An individual with schizophrenia presents with apathy, lack of focus, lack of motivation and poor personal hygiene. This is identified as positive symptoms.
An individual presents at the mental health facility with extreme mood swings and emotional high and lows. This is a form of schizophrenia.
Risk factors for bipolar include (SATA)
Periods of high stress such a loss of a loved one or major life event
Periods of low stress and boredom
Moderate alcohol use
A patient presents with three depressive episodes 15 days apart and one hypomanic episode that lasts 5 days. This is indicative which psychosis:
Bipolar I disorder
Bipolar II disorder
Bipolar III disorder
The triad of characteristics for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) include (SATA)
strange repetitive behaviors
Impaired ability to communicate
Aversion to touch and loud noises
Without specific etiology for Autism Spectrum Disorder, determining risk is difficult. Which of the following are linked risk factors for ASD? (SATA)
maternal age (>40)
paternal age (>50)
Extremely late childbirth (<42 wks gestation)
maternal smoking or EtOH use
Traumatic life event, such as loss of loved one or abuse, is a risk factor for which of the following (SATA)
Autism Spectrum Disorder