Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka
III Year B.Sc. Nursing Degree Examination- April 2014
Time : Three Hours                                                                                                        Max.Marks: 75
Mental Health Nursing
(RS - 2)
QP Code - 1770

Your answer shall be specific to the question asked
Draw neat and labelled diagrams wherever necessary.

Long Essay (Answer any two)                                                   2 x 10 = 20
1.  What is mental health? List the characteristics of a mentally healthy person. Explain primary prevention for mental illnesses.

2.    Define Therapeutic nurse patient relationship. Describe in detail about therapeutic nurse patient relationship.

3.    List the mood disorders.  Explain signs and symptoms of mania. Describe nursing management for a patient with mania.


Short Essay (Answer any Eight)                                                           8 x 5 = 40
  1. Explain mental health issues  of adolescents.
  2. Explain the  rehabilitative services available for the  mentally ill patients in India
  3. Nursing management for aggressive behaviour patient
  4. List etiological factors of childhood autism and explain the clinical features of autism
  5. Explain about prevention of mental rerdation
  6. Differentiate between neurotic and psychotic disorders
  7. Explain about complementary and alternative therapies in psychiatry
  8. Explain indications, contra-indications and side effects of lithium
  9. Explain various components of mental status examination

Shortr Answers:                                                                                         10 x  = 20
  1. Meaning of mental illness
  2. Indications of  ECT
  3. Meaning  of thought block
  4. What is echopraxia?
  5. Indications of anti-psychotics
  6. Four symptoms of delirium tremens
  7. What is leave of absence?
  8. List four psychiatric emergencies
  9. Difference between illusions and hallucinations
  10. List the technique of crisis intervention












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