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What result on FBE is typically abnormal in alcoholics?

The MCV is high

2

What is Wernicke's encephalopathy?

Permenant damage to the frontal lobes characterised by a triad of ataxia, ophthalmaplegia, and acute mental confusion

3

What is delirium tremens?

A psychotic condition typical of withdrawal in chronic alcoholics, involving tremors, hallucinations, anxiety, and disorientation.

4

What type of drug is carbamazepine? What is it used for?

An anti-epileptic

Prevention of generalised tonic-clonic seizures

5

What are some side effects of anti-psychotics?

Extrapyradimal side effects (EPSEs)

Orthostatic hypotension

Confusion

Anti-cholingeric effects

6

What is tardive dyskinesia?

Jerky, irregular movements

 

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