Mental Health Study Guide; Test 2; 1
1. Understand the Therapeutic Relationship from introduction to conclusion.
A therapeutic relationship involves a trusting relationship between nurse and client.
Nurse needs to maintain a certain level of
Mental Health Exam 2
Know Non-pharmacological Therapies: Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, Behavioral
Psychoanalysis: therapeutic process of assessing unconscious thoughts and feelings and resolving conflict by talking to a
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Student Kitima Chaimongkol Patient Initials LB-C
Age 51 Date 2/14/14 Time 1125
Alcohol Dependence, continuous depression (not otherwise specified; rule out major depressive disorder), hx of
anorexia and bulimia nervosa
Mental Health - Exam 1
Class 1 Health, Wellness, and Illness
Chapter 1: Basic mental health nursing concepts
Nurses should use various methods to assess clients. These methods include
observation, interviewing, physical examination, and collaboration.
Study guide section 2
Make sure you have practiced the questions in ATI Chapters 7 8 9 10 12 13 25 27 28 29 30 31
Know Non-pharmacological Therapies
Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, and Behavioral Therapies
Group and Family Therapy
Know group process
Calm doing good. Where we want patients to be. Help patient to maintain.
Trigger This causes agitation to increase. Usually unavoidable, because we
cannot see it coming.
Agitation Talk calmly about the situation with the client. Let them ventilate.
Mental Health Fundamentals
Who are the five theorist discussed in class and information provided for in the
file sections on canvas and what are their contributions to mental health
assessment and treatment?
THERE ARE 5 THEORIST!
1. Florence Nightingale:
1. Meds class and action
2. Antidepressants know all the examples
a. Types TCA and the 3 examples
b. MAOIs avoid tyrmaine (aged cheese, avocados, beer, chocolate). Only
given when all other antidepressants have failed. And the 2 examples
c. SSRIs know tha
The environmental theory by Florence Nightingale stressed that having a
positive environment with proper temperature, proper lighting, proper use of
fresh air and a clean environment, will help the patient heal.
Jean Watsons caring theory if we use
1. Appropriate discharge criteria for a patient with chronic anxiety disorder are that the patient
A. Experience no more anxiety.
B. Suppress anxiety symptoms and focus on the future.
C. Identify situations and events that trigger a
Acute stress Disorder: An anxiety disorder in which symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder appear
within 4 weeks of exposure to the trauma and usually last less than 3 months.
Adaptation: In the context of family therapy, the outcome of a familys succ
a. Tricyclic examples: Amitriptyline, Desipramine, Imipramine
b. MAOIs avoiding foods with tyramine hypertensive crisis could result
(avoid aged cheese, beer, chocolate, avocados guacamole). Last
medication to give, only whne
Expected pharmacological action: These medications block reuptake of
norepinephrine and serotonin, thereby intensifying the effects of these
Therapeutic Uses: Depressive disorders
Other Uses: Neuropathic pain
SMV Policy for reporting assault against healthcare workers:
California Health and Safety Code 1257.7
As amended in July 2010 requires all criminal assaults resulting in an injury to an on duty
hospital shall be reported to the local law enforcement
Mo o d/Affe c tive Dis o rde rs
More human suffering has
resulted from depression than
any other single disease
affecting mankind (Kline, 1964).
They are sad, dismayed, and
sleepless. They become thin by
their agitation and loss of
NSG 450/451: Mental Health
*SSRIs are the drug of choice for treating anxiety disorders, Benzodiazapenes are the most
Psychopharmacology: Commonly Used Medications
Stress & Well-Being Survey
scale within a 12month period are moreprone to physical and psychological
One significant change that I experienced last semester was being
assigned a night shift clinical for my preceptorship experience.
The process leading up to this news had already left me feeling
frustrated and anxious since I had not yet been paired up wi