Mental Health Nursing

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  1. This term refers to lack of energy.
    What is Anergia?
  2. This term refers to average affect and activity.
    What is Euthymic?
  3. This is pervasive alterations in emotions that are manifested by depression, mania, or both.
    What are Mood disorders?
  4. This term refers to losing any sense of pleasure form activities they formerly enjoyed.
    What is Anhedonia?
  5. This term refers to repeatedly going over the same thoughts.
    What is Ruminate?
  6. This depressive episode lasts at least 2 weeks, during which the person experiences a depressed mood or loss of pleasure in nearly all activities. Symptoms result in significant distress or impair social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
    What is a major depressive disorder?
  7. This mood disorder is characterized by at least 2 years of depressed mood for more days than not with some additional, less severe symptoms that do not meet the criteria for a major depressive episode.
    What is Dysthymic Disorder?
  8. This subtype of Seasonal affective disorder begins in late autumn and abates in spring.
    What is Winter Depression?
  9. This subtype of Seasonal affective disorder begins in late spring or early summer until early fall.
    What is Spring onset depression?
  10. The symptoms of this category of mood disorders starts approximately 1 day after delivery, usually peaks in 3 to 7 days and disappears rapidly with no medical treatment.
    What is Postpartum or “maternity blues”.
  11. This is the newest category of antidepressants and are effective for most clients. Their action is specific to serotonin reuptake inhibition. These drugs produce few sedating, anticholinergic, and cardiovascular side effects, which make then safer or use in older adults.
    What is SSRI’s?
  12. This group of antidepressants was introduced in the 1950’s and are the oldest.
    What are Cyclic Antidepressants?
  13. This group of antidepressants cause extrapyramidal symptoms, tardive dyskinesia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
    What is Tetracyclic Antidepressants?
  14. These antidepressants are used when the client has an inadequate response to or side effects from SSRI’s.
    What are Atypical Antidepressants?
  15. This group of antidepressants are used infrequently because of potentially fatal side effects and interactions. The most serious side effect is hypertensive crisis, a life threatening condition that can result when a client taking MAOI’s ingests tyramine containing foods.
    What ate Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors?
  16. This intervention has the highest priority in a depressed client?
    What is to determine if the client is suicidal?
  17. This intervention is important in having meaningful contact with clients who have depression.
    What is Promoting a therapeutic relationship?
  18. It is important to avoid this as it is impossible to coax or to humor clients out of their depression.
    What is “trying to cheer up” patients?
  19. This intervention is beneficial to the client as it encourages clients to describe in detail how they are feeling.
    What is using therapeutic communication?
  20. This intervention is important as the client must understand that depression is an illness, not a lack of willpower or motivation.
    What is Providing client and family teaching?
  21. This term refers to a process of removal of harmful items and increased supervision.
    What is Suicide precautions?
  22. This term refers to clients that take up to 30 seconds to respond to a question.
    What is Latency of response?
  23. This treatment for depression involves application of electrodes to the head of the client to deliver an electrical impulse to the brain; this causes a seizure.
    What is Electroconvulsive Therapy?
  24. This term refers to a life-threatening condition that can result when a client taking MAOI’s ingests tyramine containing foods and fluids or other medications.
    What is Hypertensive crisis?
  25. This term refers to slow body movements, slow cognitive processing, and slow verbal interaction.
    What is psychomotor retardation?
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Mental Health Nursing
Module II Jeopardy Depression Disorders
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