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NUR 2459 / NUR2459 Mental and Behavioral Health Nursing Exam 2 Study Guide | Rated A | Latest 2020 / 2021 | Rasmussen College 1) Your patient with acute mania now seems to be responding well to tre... atment, how are you able to tell. - Participating in groups, taking turns speaking, appropriately dressed. 2) Pick healthy coping strategies, - Exercise - Journaling - Using learned coping strategies 3) Your patient tells you “They are after me, they want to kill me”, what is your best response? - That must make you scared, how does that make you feel? 4) Your patient is experiencing auditory hallucinations, what is your next step? - Ask your patient what the voices are saying. 5) Should you assess for depression and suicidal ideation in a schizophrenic patient - Yes 14. Anhedonia - Anhedonia is the inability to feel pleasure. It's a common symptom of depression as well as other mental health disorders. Most people understand what pleasure feels like. 15. Anergia - Abnormal lack of energy is among the negative symptoms common to schizophrenia and depression. 16. SSRI patient/family teaching points - Medications of any kind — prescribed, over-the-counter, or herbal supplements — should never be mixed without consulting the doctor - Alcohol (wine, beer and hard liquor) or street drugs, may reduce the effectiveness of antidepressants - Avoid consuming certain foods that contain high levels of tyramine, such as many cheeses, wines and pickles. 17. Lithium adverse reactions - Excessive urination and thirst (polyuria and polydipsia) are consistently found to be among the most common side effects associated with lithium - Hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Too much lithium in body can cause death. 18. What activities can put someone at risk for lithium toxicity? - Lithium toxicity can occur if you take only slightly more than a recommended dose. Risk factors for lithium toxicity include older age [Show More]

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