Mental Health Question #24


A client who has quit smoking for the past week is agitated and complains of a headache. The nurse interprets the findings as:


  1. Withdrawal
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  2. Addiction
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  3. Dependency
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  4. Tolerance
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Agitation and headache are physical symptoms that occur when a person abruptly stops smoking or stops using caffeine. Addiction and dependency terms refer to drug-seeking behaviors. Tolerance refers to the need for increased use of a drug due to its reduced effectiveness.

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