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MENTAL HEALTH EXAM RELIABLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1. A 45-year-old male patient has just started on lithium for manic episodes of bipolar disorder. He tells you that he gets a sour feeling in his st... omach when he takes the medicine. What is the best response by the nurse? a. I believe you'll adjust to it. It is important that you continue with the lithium b. This is could be a toxic effect. Let's not take the next dose, and I'll call the doctor c. It is your right to refuse the medication. I support your decision d. Tomorrow. We will give you your lithium after you eat breakfast 2. A nurse is caring for a client who has bipolar disorder. Which of the following should be recognized as a manic behavior? (SATA) a. Dressing in black clothing b. Interacting with others in a flirtatious way c. Talking in a rapid continuous speech d. Spending large sums of money e. Sleeping for long periods of time 3. A nurse is caring for a client who begins to cry and states. "I knew karma would come back to me and punish me with this deadly disease!" which of the following responses should the nurse make? a. Let's talk about what is upsetting you b. You shouldn't say things that will just make you more upset c. Why do you think you deserve this? d. Don't worry about karma right now 4. A client recently admitted to the behavioral unit, quickly paces about the dayroom while pounding his fists together. The client's speech pattern is rapid, and his affect appears animated and angry. Based on these observations, which intervention should be the nurse's immediate priority? a. Conducting a mental status exam b. Call the provider for an order for seclusion c. Provide a safe therapeutic milieu d. Review the client's medication regimen 5. A client in the detox unit is withdrawing from extensive heroin use. What would be an expected finding with regards to the client's pupils? a. Nystagmus b. Tadpole c. Constricted d. Dilated [Show More]

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