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Subject: Psychiatric Nursing
Time: 45 Minutes
1. When assessing suicide risk and self-harm, which of the following is NOT considered a major risk factor?
a) Previous suicide attempts
b) Family history of suicide
c) Social isolation
d) Positive coping skills
2. Which of the following is NOT an example of an indirect assessment method for evaluating violence and aggression?
a) Structured clinical interview
b) Self-report questionnaires
c) Observation of behavior
d) Analysis of police records
3. Dissociative disorders are characterized by:
a) Distortions of reality and hallucinations
b) Recurrent, intrusive thoughts or images
c) Disruption of memory, identity, or consciousness
d) Excessive worry and fear
4. When assessing trauma- and stressor-related disorders, which of the following is a criterion for diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
a) Excessive drinking or substance abuse
b) Flashbacks or nightmares related to the traumatic event
c) Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep
d) Preoccupation with body image or weight
5. Which of the following is NOT a domain typically assessed when evaluating neurocognitive disorders?
a) Memory and learning
b) Language and communication
c) Perception and sensory integration
d) Personality traits and temperament
6. Which of the following is NOT an example of an immediate suicide risk factor?
a) Access to lethal means
b) Chronic pain or illness
c) Recent loss or bereavement
d) History of physical or sexual abuse
7. Which of the following is an example of an appropriate response to someone expressing suicidal thoughts?
a) Minimizing their feelings and telling them to “snap out of it”
b) Offering empathy and expressing concern for their well-being
c) Encouraging isolation to prevent them from harming themselves
d) Suggesting alternative coping strategies without addressing the underlying issues
8. When assessing violence and aggression, which of the following factors is typically associated with an increased risk?
a) Age over 65
b) Stable employment history
c) Strong social support network
d) History of previous violent behavior
9. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is characterized by:
a) The presence of multiple personalities or identities
b) Fear of leaving the home or familiar environment
c) Preoccupation with physical appearance and body image
d) Repeated intrusive thoughts or memories of a traumatic event
10. Which of the following is NOT a symptom commonly seen in individuals with neurocognitive disorders?
a) Confusion and disorientation
b) Impaired judgment and decision-making
c) Delusions and hallucinations
d) Changes in personality and behavior
11. Which of the following assessment tools is commonly used to evaluate suicide risk?
a) Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
b) Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)
c) Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D)
d) Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
12. In assessing violence and aggression, the term “proximal risk factors” refers to factors that are:
a) Present at a young age
b) Related to the individual’s immediate environment
c) Predominantly genetic in nature
d) Associated with a chronic medical condition
13. Which of the following is a dissociative disorder characterized by a sense of detachment from one’s own body or experiences?
a) Dissociative identity disorder (DID)
b) Depersonalization/derealization disorder
c) Dissociative amnesia
d) Dissociative fugue
14. In trauma- and stressor-related disorders, what is the main difference between acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
a) ASD requires a longer duration of symptoms than PTSD.
b) ASD is diagnosed immediately after a traumatic event, while PTSD has a delayed onset.
c) ASD is characterized by dissociative symptoms, while PTSD is not.
d) ASD is considered a milder form of PTSD.
15. Which of the following is an example of a neurocognitive disorder caused by a progressive degenerative disease?
b) Vascular dementia
c) Substance-induced cognitive impairment
d) Alzheimer’s disease
16. Which of the following is a protective factor that may lower the risk of suicide?
a) Family history of mental illness
b) Access to lethal means
c) Strong social support network
d) Chronic pain or illness
17. When assessing violence and aggression, what is the purpose of conducting a functional analysis?
a) To determine the individual’s cognitive abilities and intellectual functioning
b) To identify the underlying motives and triggers for the aggressive behavior
c) To assess the individual’s physical health and neurological functioning
d) To evaluate the individual’s level of insight and judgment
18. Dissociative disorders often develop as a coping mechanism in response to:
a) Substance abuse and addiction
b) Chronic pain or illness
c) Traumatic experiences or abuse
d) Perfectionistic tendencies and high levels of stress
19. Which of the following is a characteristic feature of acute stress disorder (ASD)?
a) Excessive worrying and rumination about potential future stressors
b) Avoidance of all situations that remind the individual of the traumatic event
c) Intrusive memories, nightmares, or flashbacks of the traumatic event
d) Pervasive feelings of emptiness and detachment from others
20. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is commonly used to assess:
a) Suicide risk and self-harm behaviors
b) Violent tendencies and aggression
c) Dissociative symptoms and experiences
d) Cognitive functioning and neurocognitive disorders
21. Which of the following is a common risk factor for suicide among older adults?
a) Loneliness and social isolation
b) Stable employment history
c) Strong family support system
d) Absence of chronic medical conditions
22. In assessing violence and aggression, the term “distal risk factors” refers to factors that are:
a) Present in the individual’s immediate environment
b) Biologically determined and difficult to modify
c) Associated with a recent traumatic event
d) Age-related and more prevalent in older adults
23. Which of the following is a symptom of depersonalization/derealization disorder?
a) Excessive worrying and fear of specific objects or situations
b) Disruption of memory, identity, or consciousness
c) Persistent feelings of detachment from one’s own body or experiences
d) Intrusive thoughts or images related to a traumatic event
24. The DSM-5 criteria for diagnosing neurocognitive disorders include a significant decline in cognitive functioning that:
a) Is limited to memory impairment
b) Is reversible with appropriate treatment
c) Interferes with the individual’s daily functioning and independence
d) Is primarily attributed to substance abuse or medication side effects
25. Which of the following is an example of a valid screening tool for assessing suicide risk in adolescents?
a) Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D)
b) Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)
c) Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
d) Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
26. When assessing violence and aggression, what is the significance of conducting a thorough psychosocial assessment?
a) To identify any underlying neurocognitive disorders
b) To determine the individual’s genetic predisposition to aggression
c) To understand the contextual factors contributing to the aggressive behavior
d) To assess the individual’s level of insight and judgment
27. Dissociative amnesia is characterized by:
a) Sudden and unexpected travel away from home or work
b) Recurrent episodes of uncontrollable shaking or trembling
c) Inability to recall important personal information or traumatic events
d) Excessive and persistent worry about multiple areas of life
28. When assessing trauma- and stressor-related disorders, which of the following is a characteristic symptom of acute stress disorder (ASD)?
a) Persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with the traumatic event
b) Depressed mood, feelings of hopelessness, or suicidal ideation
c) Cognitive deficits and significant decline in intellectual functioning
d) Disruption of memory, identity, or consciousness
29. Neurocognitive disorders can result from various etiological factors, including:
a) Social media usage and internet addiction
b) Lack of physical exercise and sedentary lifestyle
c) Exposure to environmental toxins or infectious diseases
d) Preoccupation with physical appearance and body image
30. Which of the following is an example of an objective assessment tool commonly used to evaluate neurocognitive disorders?
a) Rorschach Inkblot Test
b) Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
c) Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
d) Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)