1. General principles and standards of mental health nursing in India
  2. Discuss process recording and its use
  3. Explain nurses role in community mental health nursing
  4. Discuss in brief detoxification, antabuse, narcotic antagonist therapy and harm reduction of patient with substance use disorders
  5. Describe etiology and psychopathology of patient with personality disorders
  6. Historical development of community mental health services in India
  7. Discuss the nature, settings and functions of contemporary psychiatric nursing practice
  8. Mention types of substance abuse. Explain nursing care of patient with alcohol abuse
  9. What is Bi-polar mood disorder. Explain care of patient with acute depression
  10.  Discuss the admission and discharge procedures according to the mental health act
  11.  Explain the different types of crisis and discuss in detail the steps of crisis interventions
  12.  What are the clinical features of delirium. Explain the nursing management in acute delirium
  13.  Define crisis and discuss nurses role in crisis intervention
  14.  Describe nurses role in psychiatric rehabilitation
  15.  Explain the admission and discharge procedures according to Indian mental health act
  16.  Define mental health and mental illness. explain in detail the principles of mental health nursing
  17.  Define BPAD and classify the various mood disorders. Discuss management of a depressed patient
  18.  Define ECT. Describe care of a patient before, during and after ECT
  19.  Define therapeutic communication. Explain the phases of therapeutic communication techniques
  20.  What is electroconvulsive therapy. Explain the role of nurse in ECT
  21.  What are the clinical features of catatonic schizophrenia. Explain the nursing management of a patient with catatonic schizophrenia
  22.  Define community mental health nursing. Discuss the role of nurse in preventive psychiatry
  23.  Define bipolar disorder. Explain the role of nurse in the care of a manic patient
  24.  Define substance abuse. Explain the treatment and nursing management of patient with alcohol dependence syndrome
  25.  Explain the etiology of psychophysiological disorders. Describe the management of patient with crohn’s disease
  26.  Describe the clinical features in mania. Prepare a nursing care plan mania for a patient with manic episode
  27.  Define mental retardation. Discuss the nursing management of a child with profound mental retardation
  28.  National mental health program
  29.  Therapeutic nurse-patient relationship
  30.  Depressive disorder



  1. Classification of mental disorders
  2. Interpersonal environment
  3. Communication model
  4. Toxins and poisons
  5. Psycho-physiological disorder
  6. List the functions of mental health team
  7. Psychodrama
  8. Discharge procedure
  9. Tics disorder
  10.  Theory of grief
  11.  Theories of grieving process
  12.  Obsessive compulsive disorders
  13.  Forensic psychiatry
  14.  Behavioral problems of adolescents
  15.  Crisis intervention
  16.  Neurological assessment
  17.  Mental retardation
  18.  Mental health team
  19.  National mental health programme
  20.  Purpose of nursing process in the psychiatric nursing
  21.  Childhood schizophrenia
  22.  Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  23.  Scope of psychiatric mental health nurse
  24.  Describe the major concepts of community mental health
  25.  Discuss the stages of family therapy
  26.  Legal aspects of psychiatric nursing
  27.  Anxiety
  28.  Crisis intervention
  29.  Play therapy
  30.  Sociopathic reaction
  31.  Benzodiazepines
  32.  Narcissistic personality disorder
  33. Clinical picture in generalized anxiety state
  34.  Management in phobia
  35.  Suicide prevention
  36.  Antidepressants
  37.  Criminal responsibility
  38.  Levels of prevention
  39.  Sexual disorders
  40.   Characteristics of mentally healthy individual
  41.  Classify personality disorders
  42.  Neuro leptic malignant syndrome
  43.  Conduct disorders
  44.  Alcoholic anonymous
  45.  Care of patient with suspicious behavior
  46.  Lithium carbonate
  47.  Milieu therapy
  48.  Day care centres
  49.  Any five general principles of psychiatric nursing
  50.  Alcohol dependence syndrome
  51.  Explain signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and briefly explain the nursing management for a patient with PTSD
  52.  Describe etiological factors, and signs and symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  53.  Occupational therapy
  54.  Mental health issues among elderly
  55.   Explain therapeutic impasses and interventions for overcoming them
  56.  Explain the current trends in mental health nursing
  57.  Differentiate institutionalization and de-institutionalization
  58.  Types of admission and discharge for mentally ill
  59.   Johari window
  60.  Existential model
  61.  Difference between normal and abnormal behavior
  62.  Explain the role of nurse in occupational therapy
  63.  Antipsyhotics
  64.  Obsessive compulsive disorder
  65.  Therapeutic community
  66.  Discharge procedure
  67.  Group therapy
  68.  Techniques of therapeutic communication
  69.  Concept of normal and abnormal behavior
  70.  Antidepressant
  71.   Civil right of mentally ill
  72.  Alternative system of medicine
  73.  Somatoform disorder
  74.  Management of patient with aggressive behavior
  75.  Phobia
  76.  Nursing management of patient with narcotic withdrawals
  77.  Enuresis
  78.  Extra pyramidal reactions
  79.  Half way homes
  80.  History collection in psychiatry
  81.  Concepts of normalcy and abnormalcy
  82.  Psychosomatic disorders
  83.  Anti-psychotic drugs
  84.  Substance abuse
  85.  Conduct disorder
  86.  Obsessive compulsive disorder
  87.  Epilepsy
  88.  Rehabilitation



  1. Free association
  2. Half way home
  3. Delusion
  4. Neologism
  5. Word salad
  6. Auditory hallucination
  7. Thought broadcasting
  8. Rapport
  9. Fetish
  10. Atypical antipsychotic
  11.  Token economy
  12.  Intelligent quotient
  13.  Delusion
  14.  Auditory hallucination
  15.  Sheltered workshop
  16.  Lithium
  17.  Projection
  18.  Echolalia
  19.  Aversion therapy
  20.  Cognitive development
  21.  Detoxification
  22.  Genuineness
  23.  Integration
  24.  Magical thinking
  25. Mental imagery
  26.  Phobias
  27.  Reaction formation
  28.  Selective abstraction
  29.  Abreaction
  30.  Delusion of reference
  31.  Alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  32.  Contraindications for electro convulsive therapy
  33.  Voyeurism
  34.   Transference
  35.  Reception order
  36.  Define dementia
  37.  Childhood autism
  38.  Echolalia
  39.  Agoraphobia
  40.  Mood and affect
  41.  Hypochondriasis
  42.  Reaction formation
  43.  Biofeed back
  44.  Neurosis and psychosis
  45.  Narco-analysis
  46.  Oculogyric crisis
  47.  Guided imagery
  48.  Rum fits
  49.  Advantages of token economy
  50.  Indications of light therapy
  51.  Types of crisis
  52.   Meaning of enuresis
  53.  List the sexual disorders
  54.  Antabuse drugs
  55.  Meaning of obsession
  56.  List the types of phobia
  57.  Leave of absence
  58.  Dementia
  59.  Grief
  60.  Forensic psychiatry
  61.  Fugue
  62.  Cataplexy
  63.  Aphasia
  64.  Verbigeration
  65.  Neologism
  66.  Perseveration
  67.  Labile affect
  68.  Cyclothymia
  69.  Ambivalence
  70.  Delusion
  71.  Flight of ideas
  72.  Confabulation
  73.  Transvestism
  74.  Attention deficit hyper active disorder
  75.  Process recording
  76.  Token economy
  77.  Akathesia
  78.  Differentiate between psychosis and neurosis
  79.  Purposes of ego defense mechanism
  80.  Enumerate stages of grieving
  81.  Testamentary capacity
  82.  Cognitive behavior therapy
  83.  Objective of national mental health programme
  84.  Purpose of classification of mental disorders
  85.  Disorders of perception
  86.  Psychosexual disorders
  87.  Patient rights
  88.  Disulfuram drug
  89.  Amnesia
  90.  Insight
  91.  Grandiose delusion
  92.  Play therapy
  93.  Hypnosis
  94.  Definition of mental health nursing


mental health nursing bsc nursing third year rguhs, inc