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1

Amphetamine intoxication has a presentation similar to cocaine intoxication except that it has more prominent _______ features.

psychotic

2

2 major criteria must be met to Dx schizophrenia. What are the other 3 besides hallucinations and delusions?

disorganized speech
disorganized or catatonic behavior
negative Sx (flat affect, social withdrawal, poverty of speech)

3

Abrupt withdrawal from which benzodiazepine can cause severe Sx such as generalized tonic clonic seizures or confusion?

Alprazolam

4

Buspirone is mainly used to treat _______.

Generalized anxiety disorder

5

Persistent involuntary contraction of the perineal muscles in a female preventing sexual intercourse is known as what?

vaginismus

6

What kind of drug is chlordiazepoxide?

benzodiazepine, long-acting

7

What are the 2 treatments of choice for social phobia?

CBT (assertiveness training) and SSRI

8

What kind of a drug is phenelzine?

MAO-I

9

What kind of drug should be used for the lng-term Tx of panic disorder?

SSRI

10

If one SSRI does not work at the max. dosage (after 4-6 weeks), what is the next step?

switch SSRIs

11

Which atypical antipsychotic has the least extrapyramidal Sx?

clozapine

12

Which atypical antipsychotic is associated w/ the foramtion of cataracts?

Quetiapine

13

What should be considered when prescribing clozapine to a person with a Hx of seizures?

Clozapine lowers the seizure threshold.

14

Briefly describe euthyroid sick syndrome.

low T3, T4 despite apparently normal thyroid

15

What are hte levels of TSH in euthyroid sick syndrome?

low, normal, or high

16

What psychiatric illness can cause euthyroid sick syndrome?

anorexia nervosa

17

What complication of anorexia nervosa would make the pt more prone to bone fracture?

osteoporosis

18

Postpartum _______ is a concern for anorexic mothers.

depression

19

What is the main point that differentiates factitious disorder from malingering?

no secondary gain