AGNP Board Exam Question and Answers – Psychiatry Assessment


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AGNP BOARD EXAM QUESTIONS Psychiatry Assessment (40 Questions)

  1. A 48-year-old woman states that she began smoking about 10 cigarettes per day at 20 years of age. How should this subjective history be documented?
  2. An example of an alcohol assessment screening tool is the:
  3. A seven- year -old is suspected of having conduct disorder. Which one of the following topics should the nurse practitioner include in the assessment history?
  4. The personality disorder characterized by patterns of attention-seeking, often dramatic behavior to gain the approval of others is:
  5. What is the leading cause of serious injury among U.S. women of reproductive age?
  6. Which of the following statements made by a parent would alert the nurse practitioner to suspect autism spectrum disorder?
  7. Which mental health disorder is characterized by reoccurring thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations that lead to repetitive behaviors?
  8. Physical manifestations of anxiety disorder would include all of the following except:
  9. Social phobia, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are all examples of:
  10. A multifactorial geriatric condition or syndrome characterized by an age-related lack of adaptive physiological capacity occurring in the absence of identifiable illness is known as:
  11. A 65-year-old man presents with complaints of daytime sleepiness, unrestful sleep, and loud snoring. These symptoms are MOST consistent with:
  12. The Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol Withdrawal (CIWA) recommends inpatient management for scores higher than:
  13. Anticipatory guidance for the family of a pre-adolescent with a cognitive impairment should include information about:
  14. Extreme anxiety about physical symptoms (i.e., pain or fatigue) that causes intense thoughts and behaviors that interfere with daily life is classified as:
  15. Which of the following is NOT a symptom associated with the formal diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a child?
  16. What is the second leading cause of death among U.S. women of reproductive age?
  17. An intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia is known as:
  18. Which one of the following questions is NOT asked in the CAGE questionnaire?
  19. Assessment findings of Russell’s sign is NOT indicative of:
  20. A soldier states that since returning from active duty 2 months ago, he is experiencing sleep disturbance, irritability, low energy, and difficulty with concentration. These findings are consistent with:
  21. Symptoms of Sundown syndrome may include:
  22. Which one of the following is at the HIGHEST risk for suicide?
  23. What geriatric condition is characterized by reduction in physical or mental capacity sufficient to interfere with managing day to day tasks?
  24. Which one of the following findings is not typical in a patient who has delirium?
  25. Mood disorders include all of the following except:
  26. A serious disturbance in a person’s mental abilities that results in a decreased awareness of one’s environment and confused thinking is referred to as:
  27. Which mental health disorder is characterized by an overwhelming feeling of sadness, isolation, and despair that lasts 2 weeks or longer?
  28. A 25-year-old with the mental age of a toddler, who exhibits limited language skills and can be trained in very basic activities of daily living, such as dressing, hygiene and feeding, would be classified as:
  29. When asked about alcohol use, the 55-year-old man states that he has no more than 4 drinks a day or 14 drinks a week. This information suggests:
  30. Which one of the following statements is true of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy?
  31. A mental health condition characterized by over-the-top behavior such as emotional outbursts, noisy displays of temper, compulsive attention seeking and self-centered actions is:
  32. Which diagnosis describes people often found to be criminals, who habitually violate the rights of others without remorse?
  33. Which behavior is NOT an observation of a patient’s affect?
  34. The personality disorder characterized by symptoms of instability with self-image, affect, and marked impulsivity is:
  35. During which part of the routine office visit should a person be asked questions related to physical and sexual abuse?
  36. Which of the following is NOT a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria for diagnosing attention deficit disorder (ADD)?
  37. During the mental status exam, a 45-year-old woman is easily distractible and seems to have difficulty responding to each question. This is an assessment of:
  38. A flat affect can be an identifiable finding in an older adult who has:
  39. A patient presents with persistent thoughts of contamination, and dressing and undressing rituals. These symptoms are consistent with:
  40. Which of the following symptoms would be consistent with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?