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Aricept (Donepezil) & Namenda (Memantine) are meds commonly used to treat which disorder?

Dementia

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Intuniv (Guanfacine), Strattera (Atomoxetine), and Kapvay are meds commonly used to treat which disorder?

ADHD

3

Saphris, Invega, and Fanapt are common types of

Atypical Antipsychotics

4

Viibryd, Cymbalta, and Pristiq are meds commonly used to treat which disorder?

Depression

5

What are the most common meds used to treat schizophrenia?

Neuroleptics

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How are antipsychotics administered?

pill or injections every 2 to 4 weeks

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name 2 antipsychotic injectables

Haldol D & Prolixin D (effective for non compliant folks)

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Agitation
Hallucinations
Delusions
Combativeness and belligerent behavior
Sleep disturbance
Tension
Paranoid behavior
Disorganized thinking
are example of symptoms most likely to do what when treated with antipsychotics

Respond

9

Impaired judgment
Lack of insight
Depression
Withdrawal
Poor motivation
are symptoms most likely to do what when treated with antipsychotics

not respond

10

Haldol, Thorazine, Prolixin, Loxitane, Mellaril, moban, Navane, Serentil, Stelazine, & Trilafon are examples of

Typical Antipsychotic Drugs

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Name some side effects of antipsychotics

sedation, hypotension, weight gain, photosensitivity, sexual dysfunction, gynecomastia, dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary hesitation, constipation.

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What is TARDIVE DYSKINESIA?

side effect of antipsychotics. Abnormal, involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, jaw, face, and twitching, snakelike movement of the extremities, and occasionally the trunk. Symptoms may persist indefinitely after discontinuation of meds (nerve damage irreversible).

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Which drugs are most effective for treating atypical depressions?

MAOIs however they have crazy food restrictions and drug interactions

14

Nardil, Parnat, Marplan are most common types of...

MAOIs

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Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, Luvox, and Celexa are most common types of...

SSRIs

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T or F SSRIs are less toxic to the heart and safer in overdose than the TCAs

True

17

What 2 medications are most common for treating bipolar

Lithium & Anticonvulsants

18

When should lithium be avoided?

1st trimester of pregnancy

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T or F Lithium is Sometimes used in combination with antipsychotic or antidepressant

True

20

How long does lithium need for full build up in blood stream

2 weeks

21

T or F 70-90% of bipolar people on lithium usually do not respond

False they respond

22

Why should you frequently check blood, thyroid, & kidney function with patients on lithium

can be toxic depending on does and shut down function

23

Tegretol, Depakote, Neurontin, Lamictal, Topomax are used to treat

bipolar

24

Which medications are used to treat Panic disorder with or without Agoraphobia?

Tricyclic Antidepressants, MAOIs, Xanax, SSRIs

25

Which medications are used to treat OCD?

Tricyclic Antidepressants, MAOIs, SSRIs

26

Beta blockers and paxil can be used to treat what?

social phobia and specific phobia

27

What is the only medication used for ADHD that is not speed?

Strattera

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Name the drugs commonly used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

Benzos, Barbituates, Antipsychotics, BuSpar

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Valium, Librium, Ativan, Xanax, Buspar, Klonopin Tranxene are common

Anti anxiety drugs (benzos)

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T or F benzos can be used to treat people detoxing from drugs or alcohol

True

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impaired muscle coordination and impairment in short-term memory (anterograde memory) are common side effects of which meds?

benzos

32

T or F benzos are less effective and have more abuse potential than barbiturates?

False (more effective/less abuse potential

33

Why have barbiturates been phased out?

high abuse potential, safety problem, dangerous when combined with alcohol

34

Name the 3 common sleep aids

benzos, barbituates, trazadone

35

What type of meds are used to treat hyperactivity in children?

psychostimulants like ritalin and adderall

36

Xanax, klonopin, ativan, and valium are commonly used to treat

anxiety

37

Abilify, Clozaril, Geodon, Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa, are examples of

Atypical antipsychotics

38

Depakene, Lamictal, Lithium, Tegretol, and topamax are examples of

mood stabilizers

39

Anafranil, Asendin, Elavin, Norpramin, pamelor, surmontil, tofranil, vivactil are examples of

tricyclics

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Adderall, concerta, dexedrine, metadate, ritalin are common examples of

Stimulants used to treat ADD and ADHD

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T or F SSRIs are most effective w/ depression and axiety

T

42

Which medication is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia in adults and teens 13 +

Risperdol