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Which of the following is NOT typically linked to a psychological or behavioral crisis?

History of smoking

1

Which of the following is a normal reaction to a crisis situation?

Feeling "blue" after the break up of a long-term relationship

2

Which of the following statements is FALSE?

Most people with a mental illness are dangerous

3

Learning to adapt to a variety of situations in daily life, including stresses and strains, is called:

Adjustment

4

If the interruption of daily routine tends to recur on a regular basis, the behavior is also considered a_______ crisis.

Behavioral

5

If an abnormal or disturbing pattern of behavior lasts for at least________, it is regarded as a matter of concern from a mental health standpoint.

1 month

6

Patients may show agitation, violence, or become a threat to themselves or others when they experience a(n)________ emergency.

Psychiatric

7

Which of the following is NOT considered a possible cause of a psychiatric disorder?

Emotional disturbance

8

An altered mental status may arise from:

An inadequate blood flow to the brain

9

Organic brain syndrome may be caused by:

Seizure disorders

10

All of the following are examples of a functional disorder EXCEPT:

Organic brain syndrome

11

When documenting abnormal behavior, it is important to:

Document everything that happened on the call

12

Safety guidelines for behavioral emergencies include the following EXCEPT:

Determining the underlying psychiatric disorder

13

In evaluating a situation that is considered a behavioral emergency, the first thing to consider are:

Scene safety and patient response

14

___________ is a behavior that is characterized by restlessness and irregular physical activity.

Agitation

15

Which of the following is NOT considered a risk factor for suicide?

Recent marriage

16

Which of the following is NOT a risk factor to consider when assessing a suicidal patient?

Does the patient appear to be well groomed?

17

Signs and symptoms of agitated delirium include all of the following EXCEPT:

Tachycardia

18

You should request the assistance of a_________ when a mentally impaired patient refuses to go to the hospital.

Law enforcement officer

19

When restraining a patient without an appropriate order, legal actions may involve charges of:

Battery

20

When restraining a patient on a stretcher, it is necessary to constantly reassess the patient's:

Respirations and circulation status