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Mental Health Nursing Care 2nd Edition by Eby Brown-Test Bank

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  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0136136923
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0136136927

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Mental Health Nursing Care 2nd Edition by Eby Brown-Test Bank

Chapter 7 Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.
1)

The spouse of a client who has been hospitalized with major depressive disorder tells the nurse, “I know this must be my fault. I’ve failed her in some way. Why else would she be so depressed?” The nurse’s best response to this question would be:
A)

“I would not blame myself if I were you. It’s probably more deep-seated than that.”
B)

“It is easy to feel guilt in a situation like this, but a major depressive disorder is usually linked to a decrease of certain brain chemical messengers.”
C)

“We don’t understand the reasons for depression. It just happens, and is out of anyone’s control.”
D)

“This is probably related to something further back in her past that is just now coming to light.”
Answer:

B

2)

A client has been on an older antipsychotic medication, haloperidol (Haldol), for a number of years. When the client develops involuntary movements of his arms and legs, his student nurse asks the nurse for a reason. The best explanation by the nurse would be:
A)

“The medication sometimes causes abnormalities in the extrapyramidal system of the motor cortex of the brain, which normally controls these movements.”
B)

“There is no relation to the medication and your client’s involuntary movements.”
C)

“There is probably a disruption in the nerves of the frontal lobes of the brain.”
D)

“The temporal lobes of the brain have been affected by the longtime use of haloperidol.”
Answer:

A

3)

The physician is considering a brain imaging technique for a client suspected of having Alzheimer’s disease. The nurse is aware that the client has had a hip fracture in the past that was repaired with metal screws. Which imaging technique should be avoided with this client?
A)

Positron emission tomography (PET)
B)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
C)

Computerized tomography (CT)
D)

Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
Answer:

B

4)

The spouse of a male client with schizophrenia is hesitant to give permission for her husband to have a PET scan. The spouse asks the nurse the purpose of this test. The nurse’s best response is:
A)

“The PET scan will help to locate a possible tumor that could be contributing to the schizophrenic symptoms.”
B)

“The purpose of the PET is to look at the soft tissue areas of the brain.”
C)

“The PET scan is used to study metabolic activity in the brain. It is helpful in locating abnormalities in the limbic system of the client with schizophrenia.”
D)

“The PET scan measures levels of neurotransmitters in the brain.”
Answer:

C

5)

Which neurotransmitters are found in greater-than-normal amounts in clients with schizophrenia and mania, but are deficient in depression?
A)

Acetylcholine and serotonin
B)

Dopamine and norepinephrine
C)

Serotonin and GABA
D)

Acetylcholine and glutamate
Answer:

B

6)

The nurse is caring for a client with severe cirrhosis of the liver due to long-standing alcoholism. If the client is prescribed alprazolam (Xanax) for anxiety, about which phase of the pharmacokinetic process should the nurse be most concerned?
A)

Metabolism
B)

Absorption
C)

Excretion
D)

Distribution
Answer:

A

7)

A nurse is caring for a Korean client who recently was diagnosed with depression. The physician has ordered fluoxetine (Prozac) for the client. Due to the client’s ethnic group, what should the nurse understand about the initial dosing?
A)

The dose will be lower than usual due to a slower metabolic rate.
B)

The dose will be higher than usual due to a faster metabolic rate.
C)

The dose will be lower than usual due to slower excretion rate.
D)

The dose will be higher than usual due to a faster excretion rate.
Answer:

A

8)

A client is taking a psychotropic medication for the first time. What is the nurse’s best source of information about whether this client is having side effects?
A)

The physician’s assessment
B)

The pharmacist
C)

The client
D)

A textbook on psychiatric nursing
Answer:

C

9)

A nurse is teaching a client how to manage antipsychotic medication at home. Which of the following information would be the most important for the nurse to include?
A)

The times the client will take the medication at home, and how to renew the prescription
B)

How to reach the client’s local poison control center
C)

Directions on how to reach the hospital physician if the client has questions at home
D)

How other clients manage their medication at home
Answer:

A

10)

How will the nurse evaluate whether the client understands how to take psychotropic medication safely at home?
A)

Ask the client, “How well do you understand how to take your medication?”
B)

Have the client demonstrate how she will take the medication at home.
C)

Teach the client clearly about medication administration.
D)

Ask the client problem-solving questions such as “What will you do if you forget to take your medication?”

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