2. A female client with severe depression is about to be

discharged from an inpatient mental health unit.


client’s highest level of education is seventh grade, and

she reads at a fifth-grade level. The nurse is giving her

discharge instructions. 

Which instruction is most appropriate for this client?

1. “Your MAOI should be taken once a day at the same

time each day.”


2. “This is the medicine for your depression, and you

will take it every morning after you get up.”

3. “Your MAOI should be taken q.d.”

4. “Your antidepressant should be taken in the morning

or in the evening at the same time each day.”