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Dx and tx gen anx disorder

6mo, 3+ somatic sx;
Short term tx: benzo
Long term: SSRI, venlafaxine, buspirone

2

Panic disorder: acute and long term therapy

short term: benzo
long term: SSRI, TCAs

3

PTSD: length, short and long term tx

>1mo (reexperiencing, avoidance, numbed response)
short term: b-block or a2 agonist
long term: SSRI, buspirone, TCA, MAOI, psychotherapy

4

Dementia: how dx, how tx?

memory impariment +1 of following (amnesia, apraxia, aphasia, agnosia)
Tx: cholinesterase inh, antipsychotic; no benzo

5

Adjustment disorder vs normal bereavmenet: timeline, sx

Adjustment disorder: resembles mde but does not meet criteria; typically occurs within 3 mo of event
Normal bereavement: no severe impairment/ suicidality; usually

6

Fever, myoclonus, mental status change, cardivascular collapse

serotonin syndrome

7

antidepressant that decr seizure threshold

bupropion

8

Antidepressant causes diastolic hypertension

venlafaxine

9

TCAs side effects

cardiac arrythmia with OD
anticholinergic effects (dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, sedation)

10

presents as ataxia, dysarthria, delirium, acute renal failure

lithium toxicity

11

schizotypical vs schizoid personality disorder

schizotypical: odd behavior, magical thinking
schizoid: loner, isolated, restricted emotional

12

schizophreniform vs schizophrenia

schizophreniform: >1mo and 6mo

13

Components and tx of ADHD

inattention, hyperactivity in 2 settings
tx: methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine, amphetamine,
a2 agonist (clonidine), antidepr

14

Neurodegenerative disorder of females with progressive impairment after 5 mo of normal developemtn

Rett syndrome

15

Severe developmental regression after >2 years normal development

childhood disnitegrative disorder

16

Autistic vs asperger

Autistic: impaired social interactions, communications + langulage and cognitive delays, characteristic behaviors
Asperger: no language or cognitive delays

17

defn of mental retardation

IQ

18

Dx and Tx of tourettes

multiple motor and vocal tics
Dopamine rec antagonist, clonidine
Stimulants can worsen

19

drug intox causing pupillary constiction vs dilation

constriction: opioids
dilation: amphetamines, cocaine

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intoxication causes vertical/horizontal nystagumus, aussaultiveness

PCP