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Holland/Adams/Brice, Core Concepts in Pharmacology 5th Edition Test Bank Chapter 10 Question 1 Type: MCSA A client complains of restlessness, fatigue, nervousness, and sleep disturbances. The nurse knows these are symptoms of which clinical disorder? 1. Obsessive-compulsive disorder 2. Generalized anxiety disorder 3. Panic disorder 4. Post-traumatic stress disorder Correct Answer: Rationale 1: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is incorrect because OCD describes recurrent, disturbing thoughts or repetitive behaviors that interfere with a person’s normal activities or relationships. Rationale 2: Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include restlessness, fatigue, nervousness, and sleep disturbances. Rationale 3: Panic disorder is incorrect because these are symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder. Panic disorder is characterized by intense feelings of immediate apprehension, fearfulness, terror, or impending doom, accompanied by increased autonomic nervous system activity. Rationale 4: Post-traumatic stress disorder is incorrect because PTSD is a type of anxiety that develops in response to re-experiencing a previous traumatic life event, such as combat experience, physical or sexual abuse, a natural disaster, or a murder. The person might dream about the event or be constantly reminded of the event by common occurrences. This re- experiencing of the trauma leads to feelings of helplessness and anxiety that affect the person’s ability to function normally. Global Rationale: Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include restlessness, fatigue, nervousness, and sleep disturbances. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is incorrect because OCD describes recurrent, disturbing thoughts or repetitive behaviors that interfere with a person’s normal activities or relationships. Panic disorder is incorrect because these are symptoms of a generalized anxiety disorder. Panic disorder is characterized by intense feelings of immediate apprehension, fearfulness, terror, or impending doom, accompanied by increased autonomic nervous system activity. Post-traumatic stress disorder is incorrect because PTSD is a type of anxiety that develops in response to re-experiencing a previous traumatic life event, such as combat experience, physical or sexual abuse, a natural disaster, or a murder. The person might 2
Holland/Adams/Brice, Core Concepts in Pharmacology , 5 th edition
dream about the event or be constantly reminded of the event by common occurrences. This re- experiencing of the trauma leads to feelings of helplessness and anxiety that affect the person’s ability to function normally. Cognitive Level: Applying Client Need: Psychosocial Integrity Page Number: 122 Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Nursing Process: Assessment Learning Outcome: 10-1 Identify the major categories of anxiety disorders.

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