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1

Psychiatric symptoms associated with steroid use

Depressive illness

(less commonly can also develop mania)

2

Psychiatric symptoms associated with Cushing's syndrome

Depressive illness

(MAY ALSO DEVELOP MANIA, UP TO A QUARTER OF PEOPLE DEVELOP THIS)

3

Psychiatric symptoms associated with Phaeochromocytoma

Anxiety disorder

4

Frontal lobe syndrome may cause which psychiatric symptoms?

Irritability

5

Endocrine disorder which might cause memory problems?

Hypothyroidism

6

Which psychiatric illness is a risk factor for cardiac disease?

Depression

7

Why might anorexia affect your heart?

Hypokalaemia can cause arrhythmias

8

Type of drug which may very rarely cause mania

TCA

9

Anti-muscarinic effects of TCA's

Blurred vision
Urinary retention
Dry mouth
Constipation
Tremor

10

Cardiovascular effects of TCA's

Prolonged QT
Arrhythmias
Postural hypotension

11

Other side effects of TCA's

Weight gain
Sedation
Mania (rarely)

12

Convulsant activity of TCA's?

Lowers the threshold for seziures

13

Symtpoms of serotonin syndrome

Hyperthermia is characteristic

Hypertension, tremor, agitation, diarrhoea, CONFUSION, TACHYCARDIA

14

Adolescents may develop suicidal thoughts if prescribed this type of drug?

SSRI (only fluoxetine licensed for use in adolescents)

15

Risk of bleeding with which type of drug?

SSRI (although they usually have other very obvious co-morbid features which make the bleeding likely, i.e taking loads of NSAIDs)