•Tricyclic antidepressants can be fatal due to the cardiac arrhythmias caused by overdose.•Benzodiazepines, antihistamines, and typical antipsychotic are rarely fatal when taken alone.
A patient is prescribed lorazepam for anxiety. The nurse should include which possible side effect in the patient's education?
A patient is prescribed imipramine for the treatment of depression. The nurse should educate the patient about which potentially lethal side effect?
A patient is prescribed amitriptyline for the treatment of depression. The nurse educates the patient about what common side effect?
A patient receiving ziprasidone for schizophrenia has parkinson-like symptoms. To decrease the parkinson-like side effects, the nurse should advocate for which of the following medications?
Over the course of several weeks, a patient with a somatic symptom disorder has several conferences with the psychiatrist. She becomes increasingly anxious and her physical symptoms intensify. Which of the following explains the patient's symptoms?
The nurse is caring for a patient with a history of malingering. The nurse understands that malingering differs from somatic symptom disorders in that the former: