Mental 4

  1. 2 Behavior Disorders
    • ADHD
    • AUTISM
  3. When is ADHD primarily diagnosed
    in childhood but may carry over into adulthood
  4. what are the 3 varieties of ADHD
  5. Predominately hyperactivimpulsive
    • Predominately inattentive
    • Combined type
  6. Who is Hyperactivity-impulsive more predominant in
  7. Hyperactivity-impulsive is usually diagnosed by who
    teacher or parent
  8. hyperactivity-impulsive is usually symptomatic in what age group
  9. what kind of behavior does hyperactivity-impulsive usually display
    dusruptive behavior
  10. Is Hyperactivity-impulsive a family linked problem
  11. Inattentive ADHD is characterized by
    poor attention span, and poor task skills, doesn't appear to listen when spoken to, and they are easily distracted.
  12. Combined type is characterized by
    inattention, hyperactivity, impulsicity,
  13. how long must combined ADHD symptoms be present to be diagnosed with it
    6 months
  14. Treatment for ADHD (Counceling/Therapy)
    have a positive behavior or reward system

    need highly structured environment with firm, consistent limits with appropriate consequences for disruptive, unruly behavior
  15. Treatment for ADHD (medication)
    These meds are stimulants that instead of creating them more hyperactive they do the opposite effect.
  16. Stimulant Meds
    • Methylphenidate
    • (Ritalin, Concerta)
  17. Nonstimulant meds
  18. what is the goal of strattera
    increase attention and goal directed behavior.
  19. what are the signs of overdose
    (mild) restlessness, nervousness, insomnia

    (severe) panic, hallucinations, circulatory collapse, seizures.
  20. what do you as a nurse want to monitor on a pt with ADHD
    monitor development, height and weight, subjective/objective data, overdose
  21. what do you want to teach the client and the parents
    to give meds in the am with breakfast and if 2nd dose is required give with lunch

    Monitor for vocal and motor tics: meds need to be stopped!!

    Avoid chewing time released meds(concerta)

    Avoid alcohol OTC and cold or decongestant meds
  22. Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    is a recurrent pattern of antisocial behavior
  23. what do oppositional defiant disorder usually display
    negativity, disobedience, hostility, defiant behaviors toward authority, stubbornness, argumentativeness, limit testing, unwillingness to compromise, refusal to accept responsibility for misbehavior.
  24. How do Oppositional Defiant clientsusually view themselves
    Not self Defiant; and see others as unreasonable
  25. what gender usually have Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Males; before puberty

    Equal in male and females after puberty
  26. Autism is
    an abnormal brain function affecting language, logic and reasoning ability
  27. Autism impairs communications how
    language delay, echolalia, failure to imitate
  28. Autism impairs social interaction how
    lack of responsiveness to and interest in others, lack of eye-to-eye contact, failure to cuddle or be comforthed lack of friendships
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