5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Active Phase
- Major Depressive Episode
- Dysthymic Disorder
- Treatment for Schizophrenia
- a Has a major depressive, manic or mixed episode in combination with symptoms of Schizophrenia. Must have had delusions or hallucinations during a 2 week period when mood symptoms were not present. Mood symptoms need to be prominent part of the illness. Antipsychotic meds are the treatment of choice and individual therapy is most common.
- b Distinguished by full blown symptoms of Schizophrenia.
- c Combination of antipsychotic, antidepressant, and anti-anxiety medication depending on the types of symptoms. Wrap around services including social skills training, education, living assistance, case management, and medical compliance. Psychotherapy or group therapy can be beneficial. Family therapy can decrease relapse rates.
- d Minimum of 2 year depressed mood in combination with other depressive symptoms. Antidepressants helpful and SSRI's most common. Best treatment approach is combination of psychotherapy and antidepressant medication.
- e At least 2 weeks of depressed mood or a loss of pleasure in most activities. At least 4 of the following: Change in appetite or a significant loss of weight, sleep disturbance, restlessness, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty thinking, or suicidal ideation.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Symptomology that persists for a min of 1 week and meets the criteria for Manic Episode and a Major Depressive Episode.
- Involves symptoms similar to those associated with a Manic Episode but are less extreme.
- Individual repeatedly re-experiences, over a minimum of 1 month, a traumatic event with increased arousal and avoids internal and external stimuli that are reminiscent of the trauma.
- Mood stabilizers (Lithium, Tegretol, Depakote) are first line treatment in the past and still used. Today Atypical Antipsychotics (Geodon, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Abilify, Seroquel are more frequently prescribed. Antidepressants can be added for depressive episodes. Strong education, planning for relapse, illness acceptance, regular sleep and activity patterns, and direct involvement with family are key to treatment as well.
- Consists of PTSD like symptoms that immediately follow exposure to a traumatic event and last btwn 2 days and 4 weeks.
5 True/False questions
Substance-Induced Disorders → Reversible, substance-specific mental disorders caused by substance intoxication and those cause by substance withdrawal.
Cyclothymic Disorder → Rapid shifts btwn hypomanic Episodes and depressive episodes that do not meet criteria for Major Depressive Episode. Symptoms must persist for a minimum of 2 years.
Brief Psychotic disorder → Involves inpairment in memory solely. No treatments, generally individuals slowly reovery over time.
Substance Dependence → Individual repeatedly uses at least three substance groups over a 12 month period and no one class clearly predominates.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder → Consists of PTSD like symptoms that immediately follow exposure to a traumatic event and last btwn 2 days and 4 weeks.