Mental Health Disorders
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Medication Compliance
Therapies
Coping Skills
100

Name five symptoms of depression.

Anhedonia, sadness, low energy, changes in sleep and appetite, trouble concentrating and remembering, low self-esteem, changes in daily behaviors, etc. 

100

True or False: I can share personal information with peers while we are both inpatient.

A BIG NO NO

100

Name three benefits to medication compliance.

Easier to track progress, easier to rule out what won't work, safer (easier to note if there are adverse side effects), promotes honesty between patient and provider, etc.

100

What does CBT stand for? 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

100

Name five common healthy coping skills.

Exercise, meditation, leisure activities, self-expression, being outdoors, relaxing, humor etc.

200

Name four symptoms of social anxiety.

excess fear of situations in which one may be judged, worry about embarrassment or humiliation, or concern about offending someone, avoidant behaviors, rapid heartbeat, nausea, muscle tension, etc.

200

What time is bedtime?

10PM


200

Name three risks to stopping medication abruptly.

Adverse side effects, withdrawal, reemergence of mental health symptoms

200

What does DBT stand for?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

200

Name four common unhealthy coping skills.

Doing drugs, risk-seeking behavior (ex speeding), self-harm, out of control spending, etc.

300

Name three symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Fears (ex germs), intrusive thoughts (obsessions), behaviors that alleviate these stressors (compulsions), etc. 

300

What are five things required of me every day?

Brush teeth, clean room, shower, take medications as prescribed, communicate with my nurses, attend groups, report concerns or changes in my mental and physical state, learn coping skills, try new things, etc. 

300

Name three barriers to medication compliance.

Side effects, difficulty remembering schedule, stigma, lack of access to pharmacies, unaffordability, etc.

300

What are four elements to a successful therapeutic relationship?

Honesty, acceptance, vulnerability, positive regard, trust, accountability, etc. 

300

True or False: coping skills are actions, they are behavioral.

False! Cognitive processes can be coping skills too, such as reframing a problem in your mind, derailing a train of negative thoughts, repeating a mantra etc. 

400

Name two symptoms of schizoaffective disorder.

Delusions, hallucinations, mood swings, etc.

400

Name five professionals who I can meet with during my stay.

Therapist, nurse, psychologist, pastoral care, recreational therapist, behavioral health specialist, occupational therapist, etc. 

400

What are the risks to discussing medications with people other than your clinicians?

When patients compare medications they may be disappointed in their progress, doubt that they are on the right medication, want to try medication without speaking to their clinician, etc. despite the fact that all bodies and mental illnesses respond differently to different medications.

400

What should I do if I have a problem with my counselor or therapist?

Discuss your concerns with your counselor or therapist prior to seeking a new counselor or therapist. 

400

Name three barriers to trying new coping skills.

Overcoming the discomfort of trying something new (especially if it is in public), disbelief that anything will work, lack of energy or motivation, lack of money (for more costly coping skills), etc.

500

Name two kinds of phobias and what they mean.

Agoraphobia (fear of crowds or social situations), arachnophobia (fear of spiders), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), katagelophobia (fear of embarassment), acrophobia (fear of heights), Cynophobia (fear of dogs), etc. 

500

What is the point of a safety plan?

A safety plan provides guidelines to you and your support system so that, after discharge, you can take steps to mitigate a mental health crisis before it rises to a level of re-admission.

500

What is the difference between medication adherence and medication compliance?

Medication adherence is an active process, in which patients take steps based on provider recommendations in order to better their health. Medication compliance is a passive act in which a patient follows provider instructions and little more.

500

What are two of the four pillars of DBT?

mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance

500

Look at you, taking a leap of faith! What a great coping skill. Here are some free points :) 

500!

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