The nurse is assessing a client who has been receiving treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). What finding helps the nurse to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment?
The client is able to carry out all responsibilities.
A client spends an hour cleaning and rearranging the desk prior to starting work after every break. This occurs about five to six times a day. How does the nurse rate the client according to the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale?
The nurse is educating the client’s family about compulsive behavior. What does the nurse tell them?
The behavior neutralizes anxiety caused by obsessive thoughts.