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Health Assessment and the Nursing Process-Quiz 3 Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. What function do neurotransmitters have in mental health disorders? a. Dopamine levels are increased in schizophrenia. b. Increased levels of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) contribute to anxiety. c. Serotonin is decreased in a state of anxiety. d. Norepinephrine is increased in depression. ____ 2. A male patient scores 125 on the Holmes Social Readjustment Scale. How does the nurse interpret this score? a. He is experiencing a great deal of stress in his life and needs hospitalization. b. At this time he has no stress in his life and is healthy both mentally and physically. c. He has relatively low stress in his life and use of daily relaxation can be beneficial. d. He has a moderate chance of developing a stress-related illness and can reduce this by practicing stress management. ____ 3. A 24-year-old male patient tells the nurse he has had no energy for 2 weeks. He has no trouble falling asleep; in fact, he sleeps deeply about 12 hours every night. He states that he has gained 10 lb in the past 2 months and has no friends. The nurse associates these manifestations with which mental health disorder? a. Depression b. Schizophrenia c. Bipolar disorder d. Anxiety disorder ____ 4. While assessing a man during a physical examination for work, the nurse suspects alcohol use. Which assessment tool is appropriate in this situation? a. AUDIT screening tool b. Rapid eye test c. Mental status examination d. Holmes Social Readjustment Rating Scale ____ 5. A nurse screens every adult and adolescent patient for alcohol consumption. Which patient drinks more than recommended? a. The man who reports drinking 3 beers and one shot of whiskey each day b. The woman who reports drinking 2 glasses of wine and 2 vodka martinis each day c. The older adult man who reports drinking one glass of sherry before going to bed each night d. The woman who reports drinking one glass of wine with lunch and dinner each day. ____ 6. During a sports physical for a 16-year-old girl, the nurse asks which question to collect data about drug use? a. “Many teenagers have tried street drugs. Have you tried these drugs? ” b. “Tell me which street drugs your friends have offered to you?”
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c. “Do most of your friends drink alcohol or do street drugs?” d. “Your high school has a reputation for drug use. Do you use drugs?” ____ 7. During a visit to the clinic for an annual gynecologic examination, a patient tells the nurse that she had a bad experience on an airplane, saying, “When I sat down, my heart started racing, I was short of breath and sweaty, and I felt as if I was going to die.” She stated that her husband helped her to calm down after a few minutes. The nurse recognizes that the patient was describing which problem?
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