Ignore his remarks and remain silent when providing care.
Express doubt that there are spiders on the wall.
Ask the client if he also sees spiders in the day room.
Tell the client there are no spiders and he should stop worrying about it.
Expressing feelings of anxiety
Expressing feelings of being overwhelmed
Bizarre behaviors and speech
Presence of hallucinations
Caution about sunlight exposure
Reminder to call the clinic if fever, sore throat, or malaise develops
Instructions regarding dietary restrictions
A chart to record patient weight
Allow opportunities for him to express his anger.
Provide patient and family teaching regarding PTSD.
Tell the patient that hurting himself will solve nothing.
Report him to the authorities.
Exhibit a nonjudgmental attitude.
Reassure him that everything will be all right.