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Varcarolis' Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach | Registered Nurse (RN) School Study Aid


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15. Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
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Anxiety Assessment
Mild
Increased Alertness
Heightened Perception
Moderate
Perception Narrowed
Short Attention Span
Shaking
Severe
Ineffective Problem Solving
Automatic Behavior
Hyperventilation
Panic
Hallucinations
Inability to Function or Communicate
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Assessment
Repetitive and Intrusive Thoughts
Suppressed by Thought or Action
Interferes with Daily Functioning
May or May Not Be Aware
Interventions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Clomipramine
Venlafaxine
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Benzodiazepines Overview
Indications
First Line for Status Epilepticus
Anesthesia Induction
Anxiety
Eclampsia
Detoxification
Mechanism of Action
'-zepam' and '-zolam" Suffix
Increase Frequency of Cl- Channel Opening
Side Effects
Decrease REM Sleep
CNS Depression
Dependence
Antidote
Flumazenil for Overdose
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2 mins
Buspirone (Buspar)
Mechanism
Increases Serotonin
Indications
Anxiety
Side Effects
Dizziness
Insomnia
Considerations
Delayed Effect
No Alcohol Interaction
No CNS Effects
Low Abuse Potential
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2 mins
Social Anxiety Disorder
Classification
Phobia
Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
Venlaflaxine
Beta-Blockers
Benzodiazepines
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