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Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

1.  When making a referral first obtain a signed release from the patient to discuss their personal information with the psychiatrist.
A) True
B) False
2.  It is crucial to cultivate professional relationships with local psychiatrists as well as those who practice in specialty areas.
A) True
B) False
3.  Someone may be an excellent psychopharmacologist, if the patient does not feel comfortable talking with them, their expertise is useless.
A) True
B) False
4.  There is a lengthy literature from both sides regarding virtually any medication.
A) True
B) False
5.  While all pharmaceuticals are extensively tested in the United States, this is generally or almost exclusively done by the manufacturer who holds the patent.
A) True
B) False
6.  Warnings of side effects must be included in any advertizing as well as in the packaging of the medication itself.
A) True
B) False
7.  In order to increase initial sales, pharmaceutical companies provide new medications free of charge as samples.
A) True
B) False
8.  Choosing the right medication, medication dose, and treatment plan should be based on a persons individual needs and medical situation, and under a physician.
A) True
B) False
9.  In most States it is illegal for a therapist to suggest changes in medication to the patient.
A) True
B) False
10.  Information about medications is rarely updated.
A) True
B) False
11.  The time it takes for the medication to begin to produce side effects and main effects is highly variable.
A) True
B) False
12.  Report any dangerous side effects to the psyciatrist.
A) True
B) False
13.  In the best cases, the psychiatrist, therapist, and patient form a team that works together.
A) True
B) False
14.  Psychiatric medications treat mental disorders.
A) True
B) False
15.  Many people with mental disorders live fulfilling lives with the help of medication.
A) True
B) False
16.  It is important to keep in mind that pharmaceuticals are in the business of selling medications.
A) True
B) False
17.  While medications are designed to treat the symptoms of mental disorders, they cannot cure the disorder.
A) True
B) False
18.  Medications work the same for all people.
A) True
B) False
19.  Some people get great results from medications and only need them for a short time.
A) True
B) False
20.  Some people simply respond poorly or not at all to any available medication.
A) True
B) False
21.  Some people get side effects from medications and other people do not.
A) True
B) False
22.  The SSRIs or serotonin uptake inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed medication for treating depression in the United States.
A) True
B) False
23.  Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, and Luvax are somewhat different formulations of the same basic medication.
A) True
B) False
24.  Luvox has been niche marketed for OCD.
A) True
B) False
25.  The SSRIs were invented in 1967 by Paul Kielholz in Germany.
A) True
B) False
26.  Prozac was the first SSRI.
A) True
B) False
27.  Luvox was the first serotonin reuptake inhibitor to gain international approval.
A) True
B) False
28.  Clomipramine is currently seen as the most powerful tricyclic and perhaps the most useful antidepressant ever made.
A) True
B) False
29.  Effexoris the most commonly prescribed SNRI.
A) True
B) False
30.  The most common side effect associated with SSRIs and SNRIs is headaches.
A) True
B) False
31.  Tricyclic antidepressants can cause side effects such as dry mouth and constipation.
A) True
B) False
32.  People taking MAOIs need to be careful about the foods they eat and the medicines they take.
A) True
B) False
33.  Mixing MAOIs and tyramine can cause a sharp decrease in blood pressure.
A) True
B) False
34.  Once a person is taking antidepressants, it is important not to stop taking them without the help of a doctor.
A) True
B) False
35.  Antipsychotic medications are used to treat schizophrenia.
A) True
B) False
36.  People who are taking antipsychotics should not drive until they adjust to their new medication.
A) True
B) False
37.  Atypical antipsychotic medications can cause major weight gain and changes in metabolism.
A) True
B) False
38.  Long term use of typical antipsychotic medications may lead to a condition called tardive dyskinesia.
A) True
B) False
39.  Antipsychotics can produce unpleasant or dangerous side effects when taken with certain medications.
A) True
B) False
40.  Bipolar disorder is commonly treated with mood stabilizers.
A) True
B) False
41.  Beta blockers control some of the physical symptoms of anxiety.
A) True
B) False
42.  Beta blockers generally are not recommended for people with asthma or diabetes because they may worsen symptoms.
A) True
B) False
43.  ADHD medications help many children and adults who are hyperactive and impulsive.
A) True
B) False
44.  Because older people often have more medical problems than other groups, they tend to take more medications than younger people.
A) True
B) False
45.  Dementia is a syndrome due to disease of the brain, usually of a chronic or progressive nature.
A) True
B) False
46.  Dementia produces an appreciable decline in intellectual functioning.
A) True
B) False
47.  Alzheimers disease is a primary degenerative cerebral disease of unknown etiology.
A) True
B) False
48.  Identification of the psychoactive substance used disorder may be made on the basis of self reporting data.
A) True
B) False
49.  Schizotypal disorder possesses many of the characteristic features of schizophrenic disorders.
A) True
B) False
50.  The schizophrenic disorders are characterized by fundamental and characteristic distortions of thinking and perception.
A) True
B) False
51.  The phrase test user qualifications refers to the knowledge, skills, training, experience, and credentials that the APA considers optimal for psychological test use.
A) True
B) False
52.  The use of psychological tests should typically be viewed within the context of the broader concept of assessment.
A) True
B) False
53.  Many problems or questions to be addressed through assessment must be approached with a recognition of the potential for multiple coexisting or competing explanations.
A) True
B) False
54.  Test users should understand issues of test score reliability and measurement error as they apply to the specific test being used.
A) True
B) False
55.  The interpretations and uses of test scores, and not the test itself, are evaluated for validity.
A) True
B) False
56.  Test users should be able to explain test results and test limitations to diverse audiences.
A) True
B) False
57.  The benefits of Internet testing are speed, cost and convenience.
A) True
B) False
58.  Psychologic tests are rarely given in isolation but as a part of a battery.
A) True
B) False
59.  The most important consideration is when to ask for psychologic assessment.
A) True
B) False
60.  The most commonly used personality tests are the Rorschach, TAT and MMPI.
A) True
B) False