What is this term: conditions that involve disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awareness, ID, or perceptions during a traumatic experience.
It helps people tolerate what might otherwise be too difficult to bear.
State whether these are acute or chronic stress symptoms:
1. Anxiety and panic attacks, depression, food disorders, lowered resistance to infections, insulin-resistant diabetes, loss of sex drive, cardiac and resp issues. ______
2. Loss of appetite, suppression of immune system, uneasiness, increased metabolism, HTN. ________
T or F: anxiety disorder is twice as common in women than men
Will you see frequent SOB in moderate or severe level of anxiety?
Will you see facial twitching and trembling lips in severe, mild, or moderate anxiety?
What is Hypochondriasis?
When a person believes they have a serious disease involving 1 body system despite absence of medical evidence or positive findings
What is conversion disorder?
also called functional neurological symptom disorder, is a condition in which you show psychological stress in physical ways. ... Conversion disorder signs and symptoms appear with no underlying physical cause, and you can't control them.
A patient presents to the emergency department with a history of chest pain, nausea, & dizziness. These symptoms decreased after talking with the health care provider. VS were: T 98.8; P 110; R 28; BP 140/82. EKG normal. Patient was recently fired from his job, was worried about bills, and was planning to file bankruptcy when the symptoms occurred. Which of the following nursing diagnoses is most important for this patient? Which would you choose?
a. Ineffective coping r/t recent life changes.
b. Hopelessness r/t loss of job & inability to pay bills.
c. Panic & anxiety r/t loss of job & financial changes.
d. Ineffective denial r/t worrying about paying bills.
What is this disorder called?
Intentionally simulate or produce physical or psychological symptoms in order to assume the sick role