Psychopharmacology: Popular Uses

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  • 1. 
    Which drug can be used to effectively treat aggression?
    • A. 

      Clozapine (Clozaril)

    • B. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan)

    • C. 

      Buspirone (BuSpar)

    • D. 

      Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

  • 2. 
    Which drug(s) can be used to effectively treat alcohol withdrawal?
    • A. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan); Diazepam (Valium)

    • B. 

      Alprazolam (Xanax); Diazepam (Valium)

    • C. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan); Citalopram (Celexa)

    • D. 

      Diazepam (Valium); Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

  • 3. 
    Which two drug classes can be used to effectively treat anxiety disorders?
    • A. 

      Benzodiazepines, antidepressants

    • B. 

      Benzodiazepines, antipsychotics

    • C. 

      Antidepressants, antihistamines

    • D. 

      Antidepressants, anticonvulsants

  • 4. 
    Aside from amphetamines, which two drugs can effectively treat ADHD?
    • A. 

      Haloperidol (Haldol); Bupropion (Wellbutrin)

    • B. 

      Haloperidol (Haldol); Gabapentin (Neurotin)

    • C. 

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin); Amitriptyline (Elavil)

    • D. 

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin); Diazepam (Valium)

  • 5. 
    Which drug class can effectively treat behavioral problems?
    • A. 

      Antipsychotics

    • B. 

      Antidepressants

    • C. 

      Benzodiazepines

    • D. 

      Mood stabilizers

  • 6. 
    Which drug combination is effective in treating bipolar depression?
    • A. 

      Olanzapine (Zyprexa) + Fluoxetine (Prozac)

    • B. 

      Olanzapine (Zyprexa) + Lorazepam (Ativan)

    • C. 

      Fluoxetine (Prozac) + Buspirone (BuSpar)

    • D. 

      Fluoxetine (Prozac) + Venlafaxine (Effexor)

  • 7. 
    Which drug causes anterograde amnesia, sleepiness and decreases anxiety as a sedative/anesthetic?
    • A. 

      Midazolam (Versed)

    • B. 

      Diazepam (Valium)

    • C. 

      Amitriptyline (Elavil)

    • D. 

      Escitalopram (Lexapro)

  • 8. 
    Which, specifically TCA antidepressant, can effectively treat enuresis or inability to control urination?
    • A. 

      Imipramine (Tofranil)

    • B. 

      Amitriptyline (Elavil)

    • C. 

      Doxepin (Sinequan)

    • D. 

      Trazodone (Oleptro)

  • 9. 
    Which drug can effectively treat fibromyalgia?
    • A. 

      Amitriptyline (Elavil)

    • B. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan)

    • C. 

      Trazodone (Oleptro)

    • D. 

      Diazepam (Valium)

  • 10. 
    Which two drugs can be used to treat muscle spasms?
    • A. 

      Diazepam (Valium); Lorazepam (Ativan)

    • B. 

      Diazepam (Valium); Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

    • C. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan); Venlafaxine (Effexor)

    • D. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan); Alprazolam (Xanax)

  • 11. 
    Which drug class can effectively treat narcolepsy?
    • A. 

      Amphetamines

    • B. 

      Antipsychotics

    • C. 

      Antidepressants

    • D. 

      Benzodiazepines

  • 12. 
    Which drug can effectively treat nicotine addiction?
    • A. 

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin)

    • B. 

      Lorazepam (Ativan)

    • C. 

      Midazolam (Versed)

    • D. 

      Buspirone (BuSpar)

  • 13. 
    Which drug class can effectively treat PTSD?
    • A. 

      SSRI antidepressants

    • B. 

      MAOI antidepressants

    • C. 

      Atypical antipsychotics

    • D. 

      Benzodiazepines

  • 14. 
    Aside from SSRI antidepressants, which drug can effectively treat Premenstrual dysphoric disorder?
    • A. 

      Venlafaxine (Effexor)

    • B. 

      Sertraline (Zoloft)

    • C. 

      Diazepam (Valium)

    • D. 

      Clonazepam (Klonopin)

  • 15. 
    Which powerful drug is a GABA antagonist and used to reverse the effects of a benzodiazepine drug?
    • A. 

      Flumazenil (Romazicon)

    • B. 

      Midazolam (Versed)

    • C. 

      Clozapine (Clozaril)

    • D. 

      Valproate (Depakote)

  • 16. 
    Which drug can be used to effectively treat sexual dysfunction?
    • A. 

      Bupropion (Wellbutrin)

    • B. 

      Buspirone (BuSpar)

    • C. 

      Paxil (Paroxetine)

    • D. 

      Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

  • 17. 
    Which drug can effectively treat Tourette's Syndrome and its tics?
    • A. 

      Haloperidol (Haldol)

    • B. 

      Quetiapine (Seroquel)

    • C. 

      Alprazolam (Xanax)

    • D. 

      Venlafaxine (Effexor)

  • 18. 
    Which drug can effectively treat trichotillomania or hair-pulling disorder?
    • A. 

      Clomipramine (Anafranil)

    • B. 

      Sertraline (Zoloft)

    • C. 

      Lamotrigine (Lamictal)

    • D. 

      Trimipramine (Surmontil)

  • 19. 
    Which drug would most effectively treat social anxiety disorder?
    • A. 

      Fluoxetine (Prozac)

    • B. 

      Haloperidol (Haldol)

    • C. 

      Alprazolam (Xanax)

    • D. 

      Diazepam (Valium)