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A patient has been prescribed a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. After taking the new medication, the patient states, This medication isnt working. I dont feel any different. What is the best response by the nurse?
A patient who has been diagnosed with depression is scheduled for cognitive therapy in addition to receiving prescribed antidepressant medication. The nurse understands that the goal of cognitive therapy will be met when what is reported by the patient?
A patient has been resistant to treatment with antidepressant therapy. The care provider prescribes phenelzine (Nardil), a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medication. What teaching is critical for the nurse to give the patient?
A patient with a diagnosis of depression and suicidal ideation was started on an antidepressant 1 month ago. When the patient comes to the community health clinic for a follow-up appointment he is cheerful and talkative. What priority assessment must the nurse consider for this patient?
A patient who is taking prescribed lithium carbonate is exhibiting signs of diarrhea, blurred vision, frequent urination, and an unsteady gait. Which serum lithium level would the nurse expect for this patient?
A patient newly diagnosed with depression states, I have had other people in my family say that they have depression. Is this an inherited problem? What is the nurses best response?
As a nurse in the emergency department, you are caring for a patient who is exhibiting signs of depression. What is a priority nursing intervention you should perform for this patient?
An older adult has experienced severe depression for many years and is unable to tolerate most antidepressant medications due to adverse effects of the medications. He is scheduled for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) as a treatment for his depression. What teaching should the nurse give the patient regarding this treatment?
[Multiple Response] A nurse is developing a plan of care for a patient admitted with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, manic phase. Which nursing diagnoses address priority needs for the patient? (Select all that apply.)
a. Risk for caregiver strain
b. Impaired verbal communication
c. Risk for injury
d. Imbalanced nutrition, less than body requirements
e. Ineffective coping
f. Sleep deprivation