Boy Interrupted- Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

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Boy Interrupted- Pediatric Bipolar Disorder - Quiz


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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What characteristics of bipolar disorder did you recognize in the video clips of Evan growing up?

  • 2. 

    Manic episodes may be characterized by: (choose all that apply)

    • A.

      Flight of ideas

    • B.

      Poor judgement

    • C.

      Fatigue

    • D.

      Reduced need for sleep

    • E.

      Hopelessness

    • F.

      Delusions and hallucinations during severe episodes

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Flight of ideas
    B. Poor judgement
    D. Reduced need for sleep
    F. Delusions and hallucinations during severe episodes
    Explanation
    Hopelessness and fatigue are common with the depression symptoms of bipolar illness.

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  • 3. 

    Evan was diagnosed with Bipolar II --this means he had recurrent episodes of major depression that alternated with hypomania (a less extreme and less debilitating type of mania.)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bipolar I is the classic and most familar form. It is the only form of the disease that exhibits full mania, all other classifications demonstrate hypomania.

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  • 4. 

    Manic behaviors can be difficult to deal with in the Emergency Department. Describe how you would deal with a patient who is out of control during a manic episode.

  • 5. 

    Lithium (a mood stabilizer) is a first line treatment for bipolar disorders but may require up to two weeks to achieve a therapuetic blood level.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lithium is commonly used as a first-line treatment for bipolar disorders because it helps stabilize mood. However, it may take up to two weeks for the medication to reach a therapeutic blood level, meaning that it may take some time for the patient to experience the full benefits of the drug. Therefore, the statement "Lithium (a mood stabilizer) is a first-line treatment for bipolar disorders but may require up to two weeks to achieve a therapeutic blood level" is true.

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  • 6. 

    Pediatric bipolar disorder is complex and is a relatively new diagnosis in children.  Identify some of the barriers to early identification and intervention from the list below: (choose all that apply)

    • A.

      Parents & providers think the mania and depression episodes are just the mood swings and that the child will grow out of it

    • B.

      Some think seeking help is giving up and admitting to bad parenting

    • C.

      Symptoms may emerge gradually during childhood or adolescence and maybe overlooked.

    • D.

      Psychiatrist will not treat a child with bipolar disorder until their 18th birthday

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Parents & providers think the mania and depression episodes are just the mood swings and that the child will grow out of it
    B. Some think seeking help is giving up and admitting to bad parenting
    C. Symptoms may emerge gradually during childhood or adolescence and maybe overlooked.
    Explanation
    There are treatment options for patients of all ages who have bipolar disorder.

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  • 7. 

    In the video, Evan was brought to the emergency department after he was found on the roof of his school building. Identify the ways we provide for the safety of suicidal children who present to the ED: (choose all that apply)

    • A.

      There is a strict no visitor policy (including no parents) for pediatric suicidal patients

    • B.

      Pediatric suicidal patients are place in rooms 12 & 13

    • C.

      Special pyschiatric bathroom

    • D.

      Security is available for observation

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Pediatric suicidal patients are place in rooms 12 & 13
    C. Special pyschiatric bathroom
    D. Security is available for observation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that pediatric suicidal patients are placed in rooms 12 & 13, a special psychiatric bathroom is provided, and security is available for observation. This means that when a suicidal child presents to the emergency department, they are assigned specific rooms for their safety, provided with a special bathroom to prevent any harm, and security personnel are present to monitor their behavior and ensure their safety.

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