5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Delusional Disorder
- Prodromal phase
- Treatment for Schizophrenia
- a Characterized by a minimum of one non-bizarre delusion and must be evident for a minimum of 1 month. Psychosocial functioning, apart from the delusions is normal. Antipsychotic medication my relieve delusional beliefs but only temporarily. Individual therapy is most effective.
- b 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.
- c Decline in role functioning and precedes the active phase.
- d 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.
- e 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.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- Reversible, substance-specific mental disorders caused by substance intoxication and those cause by substance withdrawal.
- Minimum of 1 Manic or Mixed Episode and will usually have Major Depressive Episodes.
- Performance in some social situations results in anxiety. Avoidance is often evident. Imipramine has been effective in block some attacks. MAO inhibitors also helpful. Benzodiazepines (Librium, valium) are effective in a phobic situation if taken in sufficient doses. Psychotherapy and behavioral treatments are common interventions.
- Excessive anxiety and worry about a number of things that persists for a min of 6 months. Most commonly prescribed anti anxiety meds are benzodiazepines (Ativan, Xanax, Valium, Librium, and Klonipin). Antidepressants and Busiprone are alternatives. Individual therapy recommended.
5 True/False Questions
Schizophreniform Disorder → Symptoms for a min of 1 month and max or 6 months. May not experience impairment in social functioning.
Negative symptoms of schizophrenia → 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).
Schizoaffective Disorder → 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.
Substance Dependence → Continued use of a substance in spite of the onset of significantly distressful cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms. Tolerance, withdrawal, and compulsive drug use often result.
Substance Abuse → Development of a pattern of substance use that is maladaptive. Treatment needs to be assessed and modified for the individual and to meet the changing needs.