Antidepressant Drug: Types, Uses & Side Effects Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following classes of drugs can cause Drug Induced Depression?
    • A. 

      Antihypertensives

    • B. 

      Hormone therapy

    • C. 

      Antibiotics

    • D. 

      Acne Therapy

    • E. 

      Antipsychotics

  • 2. 
    Which theory proposes that depression is due to a deficiency of monoamines, such as norepinephrine and serotonin?
    • A. 

      Desensitization hypothesis

    • B. 

      Dopaminergic hypothesis

    • C. 

      Biogenic Amine hypothesis

    • D. 

      Dysregulation hypothesis

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)?
    • A. 

      Citalopram

    • B. 

      Escitalopram

    • C. 

      Fluoxetine

    • D. 

      Bupropion

    • E. 

      Amitriptyline

    • F. 

      Fluvoxamine

    • G. 

      Phenelzine

    • H. 

      Paroxetine

    • I. 

      Sertraline

  • 4. 
    SSRIs differ from tricyclics in that they selectively inhibit serotonin reuptake only while tricyclics nonselectively inhibit reuptake  for ______ and ______?
    • A. 

      Dopamine and serotonin

    • B. 

      Norepinephrine and serotonin

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine and dopamine

    • D. 

      Dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine

  • 5. 
    Which of the following tetracyclines are tertiary amines?
    • A. 

      Amitriptyline

    • B. 

      Nortriptyline

    • C. 

      Protriptyline

    • D. 

      Imipramine

    • E. 

      Doxepin

    • F. 

      Trimipramine

    • G. 

      Amoxapine

    • H. 

      Clomipramine

    • I. 

      Desipramine

  • 6. 
    Which of the following tricyclics are secondary amines?
    • A. 

      Clomipramine

    • B. 

      Nortriptyline

    • C. 

      Desipramine

    • D. 

      Protriptyline

    • E. 

      Imipramine

    • F. 

      Amitriptyline

    • G. 

      Amoxapine

  • 7. 
    MAOIs inhibit the breakdown of ______,  ______ and _______?
    • A. 

      Dopamine,serotonin and epinephrine

    • B. 

      Dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine, epinephrine and serotonin

    • D. 

      Norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin

  • 8. 
    Which of the following antidepressants have a serious side effect of priapism?
    • A. 

      Trazadone (Desryl)

    • B. 

      Sertraline (Zoloft)

    • C. 

      Fluoxetine (Paxil)

    • D. 

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin)

  • 9. 
    A patient just recently diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder has been prescribed Selegiline. Selegeline is an MAOI and therefore interacts with tyrosine. Part of the patient education is advising what foods to avoid. Which of the following food and drinks would you advise the patient to avoid?
    • A. 

      Wine/Beer

    • B. 

      Aged cheese, american and swiss

    • C. 

      Sparkling water

    • D. 

      Aged, canned or processed meat and liver

    • E. 

      Baked chicken

    • F. 

      Sardines and snails

    • G. 

      Soy sauce

  • 10. 
    Which of the following are MAOIs?
    • A. 

      Phenelzine (Nardil)

    • B. 

      Tranylcypromine (Parnate)

    • C. 

      Fluoxetine (Prozac)

    • D. 

      Isocarboxazid (Marplan)

    • E. 

      Amitriptyline (Elavil)

    • F. 

      Imipramine (Tofranil)

    • G. 

      Selegiline (Emsam)

    • H. 

      Nefazodone (Serzone)

  • 11. 
    A young woman has been taking a new medication for her depression for the last 3 weeks. She comes to your office complaining of poor appetite and a general sense of poor well-being. You note she is showing signs of jaundice and decide to perform LFTs. Which antidepressant is she most likely to have been taking?
    • A. 

      Trazodone (Desryl)

    • B. 

      Nefazodone (Serzone)

    • C. 

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin)

    • D. 

      Paroxetine (Paxil)

  • 12. 
    A 45 yo man presents to your office with symptoms of depression and also reports a desire to quit smoking. You mention starting a trial of antidepressants but the gentleman opposes because of the well known sexual side effects. Which antidepressant would you try him on FIRST due to its low risk of causing sexual dysfunction and its success as a smoking-cessation aid?
    • A. 

      Paxil (paroxetine)

    • B. 

      Wellbutrin (bupropion)

    • C. 

      Remeron (mirtazapine)

    • D. 

      Zoloft (sertraline)

  • 13. 
    An elderly female at the nursing home is showing signs of depression. When you review her chart you note she has been losing weight and having trouble sleeping. Which antidepressant would be the BEST choice?
    • A. 

      Viibyrd (vilazodone)

    • B. 

      Remeron (mirtazapine)

    • C. 

      Wellbutrin (bupropion)

    • D. 

      Desryl (trazodone)

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are atypical antipsychotics?
    • A. 

      Effexor (venlafaxine)

    • B. 

      Serzone (nefazodone)

    • C. 

      Desyrel (immediate release trazodone)

    • D. 

      Oleptro (sustained release trazodone)

    • E. 

      Nardil (phenelzine)

    • F. 

      Celexa (citalopram)

    • G. 

      Viibyrd (vilazodone)

    • H. 

      Remeron (mirtazapine)

    • I. 

      Wellbutrin (bupropion)

    • J. 

      Sinequan (doxepin)

  • 15. 
    Wellbutrin (bupropion) works by blocking the reuptake of _______?
    • A. 

      Dopamine

    • B. 

      Serotonin

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine

    • D. 

      Epinephrine

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are SNRIs?
    • A. 

      Effexor (venlafaxine)

    • B. 

      Cymbalta (duloxetine)

    • C. 

      Remeron (mirtazapine)

    • D. 

      Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)

    • E. 

      Zoloft (sertraline)

    • F. 

      Lexapro (escitalopram)

    • G. 

      Tofranil (imipramine)

    • H. 

      Savella (milnacipran)

  • 17. 
    Which antidepressant is FDA-approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia?
    • A. 

      Prozac (fluoxetine)

    • B. 

      Zoloft (sertraline)

    • C. 

      Cymbalta (duloxetine)

    • D. 

      Savella (milnacipran)

  • 18. 
    A 32 yo male presents to the ER with complaints of increased nervousness, heart rate and shivering. You note the man is also hypertensive, diaphoretic (increased sweating), and has a tremor. While doing the H & P you find out he has been depressed since he was 12 yo and was switched from selegiline to fluoxetine (prozac) a few days ago? What is your diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Selegiline withdraw

    • B. 

      Allergic reaction to prozac

    • C. 

      Serotonin syndrome

    • D. 

      Psychosis

  • 19. 
    A young female presents to the ER with a severe case of Serotonin Syndrome. What drug do you administer?
    • A. 

      Propranolol (Inderal)

    • B. 

      Epipen (epinephrine)

    • C. 

      Cogentin (benztropine)

    • D. 

      Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

  • 20. 
    Death from Serotonin Syndrome is usually the result of ________?
    • A. 

      Aneurysm

    • B. 

      Malignant Hyperthermia

    • C. 

      Malignant Hypertension

    • D. 

      Myocardial Infarction

  • 21. 
    A 23 yo female has been seeing you for Major Depressive Disorder. She has been taking her Prozac (fluoxetine) as prescribed for the last 6 mos. This is the second drug she has tried for depression and she reports partial remission of her symptoms. You decide to prescribe an adjunctive therapy to her fluoxetine. What do you prescribe?
    • A. 

      Abilify (aripiprazole)

    • B. 

      Zoloft (sertraline)

    • C. 

      Lexapro (escitalopram)

    • D. 

      Cymbalta (duloxetine)

    • E. 

      Effexor (venlafaxine)

  • 22. 
    Which of the following SSRIs is FDA-approved only for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
    • A. 

      Prozac (fluoxetine)

    • B. 

      Celexa (citalopram)

    • C. 

      Luvox (fluvoxamine)

    • D. 

      Paxil (paroxetine)

  • 23. 
    Which SSRI has a high profile for sexual dysfunction and is a pregnancy category D?
    • A. 

      Paxil (paroxetine)

    • B. 

      Wellbutrin (bupropion)

    • C. 

      Lexapro (escitalopram)

    • D. 

      Celexa (citalopram)

  • 24. 
    What is the brand name for fluoxetine?
    • A. 

      Prozac

    • B. 

      Lexapro

    • C. 

      Zoloft

    • D. 

      Wellbutrin

  • 25. 
    What is the brand name for duloxetine?
    • A. 

      Effexor

    • B. 

      Remeron

    • C. 

      Pristiq

    • D. 

      Cymbalta

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