Bipolar Disorder/Mood stabilizer
Mood stabilizers balance certain brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that control emotional
states and behavior
Lithium (Lithobid) are taken as tablets or capsules (orally).
Test 6 Review
Harry Stack Sullivans interpersonal theory: He defined personality as behavior that
can be observed within interpersonal relationships. According to Sullivan, the purpose of
all behavior is to get needs met through interpersonal intera
Communication and cultural implications
o Understand that cultures handle mental health issues differently
How does our society view mental illness?
What do you know about misdiagnoses?
Ethnic variation with pharmacodynamics
o Drugs and drug
Beneficence is the duty to act to benefit or promote the good of others
Autonomy is respecting the rights of others to make their own decisions
Justice is the duty to distribute resources or care equally, regardless, of personal
The importance of receptor subtypes and the role of these receptors in normal physiology,
pathology, and pharmacology are also receiving increasing attention.
Maintenance of Homeostasis: the brain serves as the coordinator and director of the
3, 5, 8,
11, 23, 18
Neurotransmitters: chemical substance that functions as a neuro-messenger.
Neurotransmitters are released from the axon terminal at the presynaptic neuron on
excitation. This neurotransmitter then diffuses across a space, or syna
Resilience: increasingly being promoted and essential to the recovery process. Resilience
is closely associated with the process of adapting and helps people facing tragedies, loss,
trauma, & severe stress.
Diathesis stress model: represents biologi
Mental Health Exam 1 Review Spring 2013
1. Pages 12-14 the DSM- IV-TR review what this book is used for
2. Page 12 understand the second column paragraph starting A common misconception
DSM-IV-TR classifies disorders people have, does not classify peo
1. 110 ethnic variations in pharmacology, review
2. 112 cultural competency what does it mean?
Cultural competence means that the nurses adjust their practices to meet their parents
cultural beliefs, practices, needs, and preferences.
3. 114 areas th
Mental Health Exam 4
Ch. 6 Cultural Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Culture is more than just ethnicity
Be well aware of all components
Worldview with mental health
Should and are obligated to have a legal inter
1. P.119 Ethical concept
- Beneficence: the duty to act to benefit or promote the good of others ( spending extra
time to help calm an extremely anxious pt)
- Autonomy: respecting the rights of others to make their own decisions
( acknowledging the
TEST 5 REVIEW
Eating Disorders-Chapter 16
Anorexia vs. Bulimia Criteria
o Anorexia Nervosa-individuals that refuse to maintain a minimally normal body
weight for height and express intense fear of gaining weight.
Intense fear of gaining weigh