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pharmacology study anti depression and anxiolytic medications
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the client exhibits symptoms of depression after an extended period of financial difficulty. The nurse recognizes that this type of depression is classified as ?
The client admitted with symptoms of depression would require additional evaluation if the nurse collected which of the following data duuring the history and physical exam
history of hypothyroidism
The client asks the nurse how antidepressants work. The best response by the nurse would be that they work by:
The nurse providing discharge teaching for a client recently started on a tricycle antidepressant (TCA) must include the importance of?
Avoiding driving or operating dangerous equipment
The nurse encourages the client to remain compliant with TCA therapy in spite of the common side effect of:
Fluoxetine (Prozac) is precribed for a client wiith depression. The nurse recognizes that the advantage to using this drug rather than tricylic antidepressants is that fluoxetine?
Does not have cardiotoxicity as a side effect
The nurse closely monitors the client beginning SSRI therapy for?
which of the following would be a priority component of the teaching plan for a client prescribed phenelzine (NArdil) for treatment for depression?
Read labels of food and over the counter drugs
The nurse reviews the clients lithium serum drug levels that it is 0.95 mEq/L. The appropiate nursing action is?
File the lab result in the medical record
The parents of a client recieving methylphenidate (ritalin) expresses concern that the health care provider has suggested that the child have a holiday from the drug, The nurse explains that the drug free holiday is designed to ?
decrease drug dependence and assess status
When assessing a client who has a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder the nurse should determine if what symptom is present ?
inability to concentrate at work and complete usual work assignment
which of these measures if included in the plan of care for a client who has a diagnosis of situational anxiety order should the nurse plan to use first?
Instruct the client on the use of biofeed techniques
A nurse is assessing an elderly client who has been taking zolpidem (Ambien) for three months. Which of these findings would require immediate follow up by the nurse?
The client is agitated and combatitive
A client has been taking lorazepam (Ativan ) for several weeks for several weeks for treatment of anxiety. The nurse should plan to assess the client for potential development of what side effect?
A nurse is planning staff assignments on the mental health unit. Which of these clients would be most appropriate for the nurse to assign to a nursing assistant?
A client who is receiving non pharmacological therapy for an anxiety disorder
A client is recieving temazepam ( restoril). Which of theses responses should a nurse expect the client to have if the medication is achieving the desired affect?
The client reports sleeping 7 hours without awakening
A client has been given instructions about the newly prescribed medication alprazolam ( xanax). Which of these statements by the client would indicate that the client needs further instruction?
I will stop the medication as soon as I feel less anxious
A client has been taking diazepam (valium) for three months. The nurse determines that the outcome of medication therapy has been successful when the client makes the statement?
I feel like I am able to cope with routine stress at my job
The nurse is instructing a 32 year old female client on the use of meprobamate (Equanil). The nurse should give which of the following instructions to the client?
*you will need to take this medication a few times a day
* Keep the medication in a locked cabinet
* Notify the physician immediately if you become pregnant
A client is prescribed zolpidem (AMbien). Which of these outcomes should the nurse include in a plan of care
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