Flashcards in Chap 16 (exam 2) Deck (21):
The nurse is administering the antipsychotic drug clozapine (Clozaril) and should monitor the patient for what long-term problem(s) associated with this drug? Select all that apply:
During therapy for depression with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), it is most important for the nurse to instruct the family to monitor for which adverse effect?
The wife of a patient who has started taking antidepressant therapy asks, "How long will it take for him to feel better?" What is the nurse's best response?
"Well, depression rarely responds to medication therapy"
"He should be feeling better in a few days."
"It may take 4-6 weeks before you seen an improvement"
"You may not see any effects for several months"
It may take 4-6 weeks before you see an improvement
When administering certain antipsychotic drugs, the nurse monitors for extrapyramidal effects such as: Select all that apply:
Elation and a sense of well-being
Painful muscle spasms
Painful muscle spasms
The nurse instructs a patient who is undergoing therapy with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) to avoid tyramine-containing foods. What medical emergency may occur if the patient eats these foods while taking MAOIs?
A patient has been taking antipsychotic medication for years, and his wife has noticed that he has had some new physical symptoms. She describes him as having odd facial movements, sticking out his tongue, and having movements of his arms that he cannot seem to control. The nurse suspects that the patient is exhibiting signs of which condition?
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
A non-benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety
Patients taking MAOIs need to be taught to avoid foods that contain this substance
An older class of antidepressant drugs
A type of serious mental illness that can take several different forms and is associated with being truly out of touch with reality
A state characterized by an expansive emotional state (including symptoms of extreme excitement and elation) and hyperactivity
A long-acting benzodiazepine
The most widely used tricyclic antidepressant
An atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia
A group of psychotropic drugs prescribed to alleviate anxiety
Medication used to treat mania
The unpleasant state of mind in which real of imagined dangers are anticipated and/ or exaggerated
Emotional disorders characterized by changes in mood
An abnormal emotional state characterized by exaggerated feelings of sadness, melancholy, and worthlessness out of proportion to reality
Bipolar affective disorder
A major psychologic disorder characterized by episodes of mania or hypomania, cycling with depression