5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Hypomanic Episode
- Major Depressive Episode
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Dysthymic Disorder
- Active Phase
- a 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.
- b Consists of PTSD like symptoms that immediately follow exposure to a traumatic event and last btwn 2 days and 4 weeks.
- c Involves symptoms similar to those associated with a Manic Episode but are less extreme.
- d Distinguished by full blown symptoms of Schizophrenia.
- e 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Not meds to prevent re-experiencing, SSRIs and other antidepressants provide relief of symptoms. CBT may speed recovery and prevent PTSD. EMDR also effective.
- Minimum of one Major Depressive Episode and at least one Hypomanic episode.
- 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.
- disturbance in the level of consciousness with concomitant changes in cognition. Onset is over a brief time period and often clears when the condition relents. Treatment includes treating the underlying cause.
- Flat or blunted affect, avolition (loss of willpower), alogia (speech disturbance), decrease in amount of speech or povery of content of sppech and anhedonia (loss of ability to experience pleasure).
5 True/False Questions
Schizoaffective Disorder → Symptoms for a min of 1 month and max or 6 months. May not experience impairment in social functioning.
Shared Psychotic Disorder (Folie a Deux) → Development of a delusion in in individual who is closely involved with another individual who has prominent delusions.
Treatment for Schizophrenia → Indivdual psychotherapy is the preferred type of treatment - education and teaching relaxation and coping strategies. Benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants are the medications of choice.
Schizophrenia → psychotic disorder characterized by a combination of specific positive and negative symptoms. Must show signs for at least 6 moths. Includes three phases - prodromal phase, active phase, and residual phase. Also several subtypes.
Panic Attack → Intense fear or discomfort that peaks within 10 minutes. At least 4 of the following: papitations, pounding heart, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, sense that one is choking, discomfort in the chest area, nausea or abdominal discomfort, dizziness, derealization, depersonalization, fearfulness of losing control, fear of dying, numbness or tingling sensations, chills or hot flushes.