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NCLEX® Review Questions

This activity contains 10 questions.

Question 1.
At 10:00 P.M., the nurse offers trazodone (Desyrel) 150 milligrams to a newly admitted client experiencing mania. The client responds, “I feel great, and I don’t need to sleep.” The nurse’s most therapeutic response is:

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Question 2.
During family support group, a family member asks: “How is bipolar disorder different from depression?” Which of the following is the best response?

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Question 3.
Your client states, “Many of the people in my family experience similar symptoms with each depressive episode. Does that mean that we have the same genetic defect?” Your best response includes which of the following? (Select all that apply.)

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Question 4.
Your client states, “I’m going to participate in an experimental brain imaging study. My primary health care provider thinks I have bipolar I disorder. Are there lab tests that can help diagnose mood disorders?” Your first response is:

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Question 5.
You administer the first dose of an antidepressant to your inpatient client with major depression. The client asks, “Is this medicine going to fix my depression?” Your accurate response includes which of the following? (Select all that apply.)

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Question 6.
Based on your knowledge of circadian rhythms, discharge teaching for clients with mood disorders should include which of the following?

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Question 7.
You are the triage nurse in an emergency room. Your initial assessment indicates that depression may be part of the client’s problem. Which of the following nursing actions is essential?

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Question 8.

Your client with intense suicidal ideation has been hospitalized for 1 week, during which time he has received a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). He reports “no change” in suicidal ideation, although he demonstrates a wider range of affect and takes more initiative in self-care. The health care team is considering his imminent discharge. It is essential to consider which of the following factors?
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Question 9.
A colleague expresses frustration with a client with bipolar disorder on his seventh admission within 2 years. “I wish he would try taking his medication. Instead he keeps stopping the medicine and coming back here.” Your best initial response is:

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Question 10.
Frequent countertransference reactions in caring for clients with mood disorders include (select all that apply):

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