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Mental Health Pre-Test

Mental Health Pre-Test: Subjective Data

1.  A 40-year-old client with schizophrenia has been brought to the emergency department (ED) after a suicide attempt. He tells you that the voices he hears told him to do it. He is extremely anxious and upset. Which assessment question would most likely help the nurse to assess the client’s perception of this event?
2. A 50-year-old client is experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being involved in an accident. The client complains that he is experiencing nightmares and flashbacks. The nurse knows that these symptoms most likely develop because of which of the following?
3. A client has been experiencing symptoms of depression along with suicidal ideations. She was started on antidepressants four days ago.  She comes in for a follow-up visit today, and you note that she is more energized and communicative. Which of the following would be most important for the nurse to do?
4. A new adult client is in your unit with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. When you are preparing to do your assessment of this client, which of the following would you need to keep in mind?
5. The nurse is using the CAGE questionnaire to screen for alcohol abuse. Which question would the nurse ask first?
6. Which of the following is a non-modifiable risk factor for mental health disorders?
7. You are assessing an older adult that you suspect is being abused in their home. You interview both the victim and their caregiver together in order to: