Psychiatric Medication Basics

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Basic knowledge related to psychiatric medications.

  
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1.  According to the National Institute of Health, approximately what percent of people with a mental illness improve or recover with treatment?
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2.  Psychiatric medications work by altering the way the brain produces, stores and releases _____________________.
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3.  Which of the following is NOT a class of antidepressant?
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4.  Amitriptyline, amoxapine, doxepin, and nortripyline are examples of what class of medications?
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5.  A person newly begun on despiramine reports experiencing dry mouth, constipation and a feeling of lightheadedness when standing. Which is most true?
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6.  People taking an MAO Inhibitor should avoid:
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7.  Fluoxetine and sertaline are what type of medication?
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8.  Scientific data indicates a relationship between suicide and taking Prozac.
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9.  The medication of first choice for bipolar illness is lithium.
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10.  Obsessive Compulsive disorders are anxiety disorders and respond best to ________________.
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11.  Benzodiazipines generally have a low potential for dependency.
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12.  Psychosis can be a symptom of which of these?
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13.  Which is most true of akathisia, a feeling of restlessness or inability to still?
14.  Effective treatment planning requires providers to choose between either antipsychotic medications or psychotherapy.
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15.  There are no significant risks of not using antipsychiatric medicaions.
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