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Psychopharmacology

1.  It is important to develop good relationships with local psychiatrists
A) because they may refer patients to you.
B) they will see your patients more promptly.
C) they are more likely to give and accept feedback.
D) all of the above.
2.  Why are there more than one antidepressant?
A) patients have different symptoms.
B) patients have different biochemistries.
C) new medications continue to offer hope.
D) all of the above.
3.  Medications work the same for all people.
A) True
B) False
4.  The most prescribed medications for depression in the US are
A) tranquillizers
B) SSRIs
C) TCAs
D) common asprin
5.  Luvox is most frequently used for
A) manic depression
B) OCD
C) suicidal ideation
D) mania
6.  Celexa is more stimulating than other SSRIs.
A) True
B) False
7.  Paxil is primarily marketed for
A) patients hospitalized for depression
B) social anxiety and shyness
8.  Prozac is
A) the best-selling SSRI in the United States
B) the best medication for all depressed people
C) the newest SSRI
9.  Common side effects of SSRIs include
A) increased risk of suicide
B) agitation
C) nausea
D) all of the above.
10.  A common side effect of tricyclic antidepressants is
A) dry mouth
B) constipation
C) bladder problems
D) all of the above.
11.  St. Johns wort
A) has been shown to be an effective antidepressant by the FDA
B) can interact dangerously with other medications
12.  Tardive dyskinesia is caused by
A) antidepressants
B) tranquillizers
C) antipsychotics
D) exercise
13.  Usually relapses in the treatment of psychosis is a result of
A) stopping or decreasing medication
B) brain injury caused by stroke
C) conflicts between medications
D) a poor diet
14.  The first treatment for bipolar disorder that continues to be used today is
A) Prozac
B) Lithium
15.  Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders in adults and adolescents
A) True
B) False
16.  Agoraphobia is the most treatment resistant anxiety disorder.
A) True
B) False
17.  Bipolar disorderis a major psychiatric disorder that is easily misdiagnosed.
A) True
B) False
18.  Patient adherence to a treatment regimen is of utmost importance for successful outcomes in Bipolar disorder.
A) True
B) False
19.  The goal of acute treatment in bipolar disorder is to stabilize the patients mood.
A) True
B) False
20.  Schizophrenia is a neurodegenerative disease with a high level of relapse.
A) True
B) False
21.  The primary goal of treating schizophrenia is to prevent relapses and restore sociooccupational functioning.
A) True
B) False
22.  Some individuals with severe mental disorders have a lack of insight into their condition.
A) True
B) False
23.  The use of long term medication treatment is a well established response for individuals with schizophrenia.
A) True
B) False
24.  Treatment with several antipsychotic drugs can result in weight gain.
A) True
B) False