Welcome to your ultimate NCLEX practice questions and nursing test bank for mental health and psychiatric nursing. For this nursing test bank, test your knowledge on the concepts of mental health and psychiatric disorders. This quiz aims to help students and registered nurses grasp and master mental health and psychiatric nursing concepts.
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Test Banks
In this section, you’ll find the NCLEX practice questions and quizzes for mental health and psychiatric nursing. This nursing test bank set includes 700+ practice questions divided into comprehensive quizzes for mental health and psychiatric nursing and a special set of questions for common psychiatric disorders. Use these nursing test banks to augment or as an alternative to ATI and Quizlet.
Quizzes included in this guide are:
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #1: 75 Questions
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #2: 75 Questions
- Comprehensive Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing NCLEX Practice | Quiz #3: 75 Questions
- Psychiatric Assessment and Fundamentals of Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing | Quiz #4: | 50 Questions
- Psychiatric Medications NCLEX Practice | Quiz #5: 75 Questions
- Alzheimer’s, Delirium, and Dementia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #6: 65 Questions
- Anxiety Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #7: 75 Questions
- Schizophrenia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #8: 65 Questions
- Substance Abuse and Abuse NCLEX Practice | Quiz #9: 55 Questions
- Personality and Mood Disorders NCLEX Practice | Quiz #10: 110 Questions
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Alzheimer’s, Delirium, and Dementia NCLEX Practice | Quiz #6: 65 Questions
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Question 1 of 65
Nurse Isabelle enters the room of a client with a cognitive impairment disorder and asks what day of the week it is; what the date, month, and year are; and where the client is. The nurse is attempting to assess:CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 65
A student nurse was asked which of the following best describes dementia. Which of the following best describes the condition?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 65
Which of the following will Nurse Dory use when communicating with a client who has cognitive impairment?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 65
Mrs. Mendoza is a 75-year-old client who has dementia of the Alzheimer’s type and confabulates. The nurse understands that this client:CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 65
Which ability should Nurse Rebecca expect from a client in the mild stage of dementia of the Alzheimer’s type?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 65
82-year-old Mr. Robeson together with his daughter arrived at the medical-surgical unit for diagnostic confirmation and management of probable delirium. Which statement by the client’s daughter best supports the diagnosis?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 65
Mrs. Jordan is an elderly client diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She becomes agitated and combative when a nurse approaches to help with morning care. The most appropriate nursing intervention in this situation would be to:CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 65
Which goal is a priority for a client with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of delirium and the nursing diagnosis acute confusion related to recent surgery secondary to traumatic hip fracture?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 65
Which of the following is not included in the care plan of a client with a moderate cognitive impairment involving dementia of the Alzheimer’s type?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 65
In clients with a cognitive impairment disorder, the phenomenon of increased confusion in the early evening hours is called:CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 65
80-year-old Mr. Stevens is accompanied to the clinic by his son, who tells the nurse that the client’s constant confusion, incontinence, and tendency to wander are intolerable. The client was diagnosed with chronic cognitive impairment disorder. Which nursing diagnosis is most appropriate for the client’s son?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 65
Which of the following outcome criteria is appropriate for the client with dementia?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 65
A family member expresses concern to a nurse about behavioral changes in an elderly aunt. Which would cause the nurse to suspect a cognitive impairment disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 65
During the home visit of a client with dementia, the nurse notes that an adult daughter persistently corrects her father’s misperceptions of reality, even when the father becomes upset and anxious. Which intervention should the nurse teach the caregiver?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 65
Mr. Lim who is diagnosed with moderate dementia has frequent catastrophic reactions during shower time. Which of the following interventions should be implemented in the plan of care? Select all that apply.CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 65
Francis who is addicted to cocaine withdraws from the drug. Nurse Ron should expect to observe:CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 65
Nurse John is aware that a serious effect of inhaling cocaine is?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 65
A tentative diagnosis of opiate addiction, Nurse Candy should assess a recently hospitalized client for signs of opiate withdrawal. These signs would include:CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 65
A 48-year-old male client is brought to the psychiatric emergency room after attempting to jump off a bridge. The client’s wife states that he lost his job several months ago and has been unable to find another job. The primary nursing intervention at this time would be to assess for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 65
Before helping a male client who has been sexually assaulted, nurse Maureen should recognize that the rapist is motivated by feelings of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 65
When working with children who have been sexually abused by a family member it is important for the nurse to understand that these victims usually are overwhelmed with feelings of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 65
Joy who has just experienced her second spontaneous abortion expresses anger towards her physician, the hospital and the “rotten nursing care”. When assessing the situation, the nurse recognizes that the client may be using the coping mechanism of:CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 65
The most critical factor for nurse Linda to determine during crisis intervention would be the client’s:CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 65
Nurse Trish suggests a crisis intervention group to a client experiencing a developmental crisis. These groups are successful because the:CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 65
Nurse Ronald could evaluate that the staff’s approach to setting limits for a demanding, angry client was effective if the client:CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 65
Nurse John is aware that the therapy that has the highest success rate for people with phobias would be:CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 65
When nurse Hazel considers a client’s placement on the continuum of anxiety, a key in determining the degree of anxiety being experienced is the client’s:CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 65
In the diagnosis of a possible pervasive developmental autistic disorder. The nurse would find it most unusual for a 3-year-old child to demonstrate:CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 65
Malou with schizophrenia tells Nurse Melinda, “My intestines are rotted from worms chewing on them.” This statement indicates a:CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 65
Andy is admitted to the psychiatric unit with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Nurse Hilary should expect the assessment to reveal:CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 65
Propanolol (Inderal) is used in the mental health setting to manage which of the following conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 65
Which medication can control the extrapyramidal effects associated with antipsychotic agents?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 65
Which of the following statements should be included when teaching clients about monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 65
Kris periodically has acute panic attacks. These attacks are unpredictable and have no apparent association with a specific object or situation. During an acute panic attack, Kris may experience:CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 65
Initial interventions for Marco with acute anxiety include all except which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 65
Nurse Jessie is assessing a client suffering from stress and anxiety. A common physiological response to stress and anxiety is:CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 65
When performing a physical examination on a female anxious client, nurse Nelli would expect to find which of the following effects produced by the parasympathetic system?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 65
Which of the following drugs has been known to be effective in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 65
Tony with agoraphobia has been symptom-free for 4 months. Classic signs and symptoms of phobia include:
- Severe anxiety and fear.
Question 40 of 65
Which nursing action is most appropriate when trying to diffuse a client’s impending violent behavior?CorrectIncorrect
Question 41 of 65
Rosana is in the second stage of Alzheimer’s disease who appears to be in pain. Which question by Nurse Jenny would best elicit information about the pain?CorrectIncorrect
Question 42 of 65
Nursing preparation for a client undergoing electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) resemble those used for:CorrectIncorrect
Question 43 of 65
Jose who is receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitor antidepressant should avoid tyramine, a compound found in which of the following foods?CorrectIncorrect
Question 44 of 65
Erlinda, age 85, with major depression undergoes a sixth electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment. When assessing the client immediately after ECT, the nurse expects to find:CorrectIncorrect
Question 45 of 65
Barbara with bipolar disorder is being treated with lithium for the first time. Nurse Clint should observe the client for which common adverse effect of lithium?CorrectIncorrect
Question 46 of 65
Nurse Fred is assessing a client who has just been admitted to the ER department. Which signs would suggest an overdose of an antianxiety agent?CorrectIncorrect
Question 47 of 65
Discharge instructions for a male client receiving tricyclic antidepressants include which of the following information?CorrectIncorrect
Question 48 of 65
Important teaching for women in their childbearing years who are receiving antipsychotic medications includes which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 49 of 65
A client refuses to remain on psychotropic medications after discharge from an inpatient psychiatric unit. Which information should the community health nurse assess first during the initial follow-up with this client?CorrectIncorrect
Question 50 of 65
The nurse understands that the therapeutic effects of typical antipsychotic medications are associated with which neurotransmitters change?CorrectIncorrect
Question 51 of 65
Which of the following best explains why tricyclic antidepressants are used with caution in elderly patients?CorrectIncorrect
Question 52 of 65
A client with depressive symptoms is given prescribed medications and talks with his therapist about his belief that he is worthless and unable to cope with life. Psychiatric care in this treatment plan is based on which framework?CorrectIncorrect
Question 53 of 65
A nurse who explains that a client’s psychotic behavior is unconsciously motivated understands that the client’s disordered behavior arises from which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 54 of 65
A client with depression has been hospitalized for treatment after taking a leave of absence from work. The client’s employer expects the client to return to work following inpatient treatment. The client tells the nurse, “I’m no good. I’m a failure”. According to cognitive theory, these statements reflect:CorrectIncorrect
Question 55 of 65
The nurse describes a client as anxious. Which of the following statements about anxiety is true?CorrectIncorrect
Question 56 of 65
A client with a phobic disorder is treated by systematic desensitization. The nurse understands that this approach will do which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
Question 57 of 65
Which client outcome would best indicate successful treatment for a client with an antisocial personality disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 58 of 65
The nurse is caring for a client with an autoimmune disorder at a medical clinic, where alternative medicine is used as an adjunct to traditional therapies. Which information should the nurse teach the client to help foster a sense of control over his symptoms?CorrectIncorrect
Question 59 of 65
Which of the following is the most distinguishing feature of a client with an antisocial personality disorder?CorrectIncorrect
Question 60 of 65
Which nursing diagnosis is most appropriate for a client with anorexia nervosa who expresses feelings of guilt about not meeting family expectations?CorrectIncorrect
Question 61 of 65
A nurse is evaluating therapy with the family of a client with anorexia nervosa. Which of the following would indicate that the therapy was successful?CorrectIncorrect
Question 62 of 65
A client with dysthymic disorder reports to a nurse that his life is hopeless and will never improve in the future. How can the nurse best respond using a cognitive approach?CorrectIncorrect
Question 63 of 65
A client with major depression has not verbalized problem areas to staff or peers since admission to a psychiatric unit. Which activity should the nurse recommend to help this client express himself?CorrectIncorrect
Question 64 of 65
The home health psychiatric nurse visits a client with chronic schizophrenia who was recently discharged after a prolonged stay in a state hospital. The client lives in a boarding home, reports no family involvement, and has little social interaction. The nurse plan to refer the client to a day treatment program in order to help him with:CorrectIncorrect
Question 65 of 65
Which activity would be most appropriate for a severely withdrawn client?CorrectIncorrect
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