MENTAL HEALTH (PSYCH) HESI – FINAL EXAM 2022
HESI Mental Health Exam
A client with depression remains in bed most of the day, and
declines activities. Which nursing problem has the greatest priority for
A. Loss of interest in diversional activity.
B. Social isolation.
C. Refusal to address nutritional needs.
D. Low self-esteem.
The nurse is preparing medications for a client with bipolar disorder
and notices that the client discontinued antipsychotic medication for
several days. Which medication should also be discontinued?
a. Lithium. (Lithotabs)
b. Benzotropine (Cogentin).
c. Alprazolam (Xanax).
d. Magnesium (Milk of Magnesia).
A female client requests that her husband be allowed to stay in the
room during the admission assessment. When interviewing the
client, the RN notes a discrepancy between the client’s verbal and
What action does the RN take?
A. Pay close attention and document the nonverbal messages.
B. Ask the client’s husband to interpret the discrepancy.
C. Ignore the nonverbal behavior and focus on the client’s verbal
D. Integrate the verbal and nonverbal messages and interpret them as one.
A male client approaches the nurse with an angry expression on his
face and raises his voice, saying “My roommate is the most selfish,
self-centered, angry person I have ever met. If he loses his temper
one more time with me, I am going to punch him out!” The nurse
recognizes that the client is using which defense mechanism?
A male client with bipolar disorder who began taking lithium
carbonate five days ago is complaining of excessive thirst, and the