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Paying close attention to a patients non verbal communication because

it may more accurately reflect the patients feelings

Which question would a clinician aske the patient during the psychiactric admission assessment in order to gain data on the patients affect

What are you feeling

When asking a bipolar patient where they have lived for the last year, they begin to describe the painting colour they chose and the what was involved with painting the walls. This is an example of which type of impaired communication


A patient that has insight into the mental disorder they are experiencing would .....

have demonstrated a self understanding related to the origin of behaviour

In communicating with a delusional patient it is best to....

help the patient differentiate between the delusion and the reality

The MSE should be ......

integrated into the nurses assessment

When interviewing a depressed patient and suicidal ideation are demonstrated by them, the clinician best intial approach would be to

enquire as to whether the patient is having suicidal thoughts

A depressed patient tells you, take care of my husband when Im gone, this statement is a

suicide ideation

Mental illness is classified according to


The six areas for a MSE are

appearance, behaviour, cognition, perception,affect and converstation

Affect describes

a persons feelings

Postitive symptoms of schitzophrinia include

hallucinations, delusions

Negative symptoms of schitzphrenia include

avoilation, anhendonia

Atypical antipsychotics are now used in the treatment of schitzophrenia, they

have fewer side effects and work better on the negative symptoms

An example of atypical antipsychotic is


Schitzophrenia may be associated with elevated levels oF


Prior to a psychiatric diagnosis being made, it is important that the patient has

had a full physical assessment

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