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Identifying risk factors for schizophrenia in young

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Identifying risk factors for schizophrenia in young adult client 1. Risk factors include: violence against others, hallucinations, delusions, self harm. Interventions following intimate partner violence 1. The greatest risk to this client is injury from intimate partner abuse. Priority action the nurse should take is to assist the client with the development of a safety plan that includes the identification of safe places to live. 2. Pregnancy tends to increase the violence towards the intimate partner. Systematic desensitization
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1. Begins with mastering of relaxation techniques. Then a client is exposed to increasing levels of an anxiety-producing stimulus, either imagined or real, and uses relaxation to overcome the resulting anxiety. 2. The goal of therapy is that the client is able to tolerate a greater and greater level of the stimulus until the anxiety is no longer interferes with functioning. 3. This form of therapy is especially effective for clients who have phobias. Use of positive reinforcement 1. Client receives positive rewards for positive behavior. Assessing for transference 1. Occurs when the client views a member of the health care team as having characteristics of another person who has been significant to the clients personal life. 2. Behaviors a. Client expects exclusive services from the nurse (extra session time) b. Client demonstrates jealousy of the nurses time or attention c. Client compares nurse to a former authority figure.
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