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9 Mental Health NCLEX® Questions

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  • Question 1 of 9

A client is experiencing stress after delivering twins 3 weeks ago. The nurse is helping to manage her stress levels and cope with her situation. Which best describes the role of the nurse in crisis intervention?

  • Question 2 of 9

A client with a history of severe depression and anxiety is in the hospital after attempting suicide. Which evidence would most likely be seen that indicates a crisis in a person with a mental illness? Select all that apply.

  • Question 3 of 9

A 45-year-old client with schizophrenia has been brought to the hospital after trying to commit suicide. The client tells the nurse that the voices he hears told him to do it. He is extremely anxious and upset. Which assessment question would most likely help the nurse to assess the client’s perception of this event?

  • Question 4 of 9

A nurse is caring for a client with schizophrenia who tells her he believes that everyone else in the inpatient unit is secretly laughing at him behind his back. Which response by the nurse is best?

  • Question 5 of 9

A nurse is caring for a client in crisis who has endured a physical assault. The nurse would expect to see which behavior associated with the integration phase of crisis? Select all that apply.

  • Question 6 of 9

The nurse is caring for a client with generalized anxiety disorder requiring treatment. Which of the following treatments does the nurse anticipate the client will need? Select all that apply.

  • Question 7 of 9

The nurse is caring for a suicidal client who began taking an antidepressant two weeks before attempting suicide. The nurse knows that first-line antidepressants that have the fewest side effects are which of the following?

  • Question 8 of 9

A nurse is caring for a client with bipolar disorder who is frequently manic. What describes the most appropriate psychotherapy for a client with this condition? Select all that apply.

  • Question 9 of 9

A 46-year-old client is experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after being involved in a traumatic accident. The client has symptoms of nightmares and flashbacks about the event.c The nurse knows that these symptoms most likely develop because of which of the following?

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