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NURS 6630 MIDTERM EXAM (WEEK 6) – QUESTION AND ANSWERS-WALDEN(VERIFIED)

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QUESTION 1 1. A noncompliant patient states, “Why do you want me to put this poison in my body?” Identify the best response made by the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). A... . “You have to take your medication to become stable.” B. “ Medications work by increasing the types of neurotransmitters produced by the human brain.” C. “Most medications that work in the brain will result in restoring an imbalance of one or more neurotransmitters that your body already produces helping to alleviate your symptoms .” D. “Why do you believe that your medication is poison?” 1 points QUESTION 2 1. Ms. Hill is currently being treated for schizophrenia but has stopped taking her medications due to some side effects she claims she was experiencing. She presents to the clinic today with worsening symptoms. She is experiencing anhedonia, agitation, attentional impairment, and affective blunting. Which one of the symptoms mentioned is considered a positive symptom of schizophrenia? A. Anhedonia B. Agitation C. Attentional Impairment D. Affective Blunting 1 points QUESTION 3 1. Which statement about neurotransmitters and medications is true? A. Endorphins were discovered before morphine which lead to the use of the opioids for pain control. B. Several psychiatric medications have been developed after discoveries of endogenous neurotransmitters and defining their function in the brain. C. Medications work by sending messages to neurotransmitters enabling them to work more effectively. D. An imbalance of serotonin has been directly linked to depression. Following the discovery of this neurotransmitter, pharmacologists were able to develop a well-known drug- Prozac as the first medication used to restore the balance of serotonin. [Show More]

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