Psych Final Class Questions

1. Which medication is used as a non-stimulant means of treating ADHD?
a. Escitalopram (Lexapro)
b. Amphetamine salts (Adderall)
c. Alprazolam (Xanax)
d. Atomoxetine (Strattera)
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1. Winnie had attempted suicide and vows that she will make another attempt as soon as able. She is not cooperating to voluntary admission to the inpatient psychiatric unit. BY state statute, which chapter of law allows her to be held for 72 hrs due to imminent harm to herself or others?
a. 27
b. 44
c. 51
d. 55
1. Fred presents with delirium and a CIWA score of 28. You are most concerned about the development of what life-threatening event given his presentation? a. Seizure activity b. Vomiting c. Falling d. Cardiac arrhythmiaa. Seizure activity1. A patient in the dayroom of the inpatient sych unit is beginning to yell and clench his fists. Where should you position yourself for maximum safety? a. Near the window b. As close to the patient as possible c. Between the patient and the door with your back to the door d. As far away from the patient as possiblec. Between the patient and the door with your back to the door1. Annie was in a car accident one year ago. Every time she gets into a vehicle, she has thoughts of the car accident, becomes irritable and markedly distracted with intense feelings. What condition does Annie have? a. Paranoid Personality disorder b. Post-traumatic stress disorder c. Bipolar II disorder d. Generalized Anxiety disorderb. Post-traumatic stress disorder1. When working with a suicidal patient, what is a known myth about potentially increasing the risk of suicide? a. Asking about specific plan details or intention b. Stating you do not believe they will go forward with the activity c. Informing the patient that suicide is illegal d. Recommending helpa. Asking about specific plan details or intention1. Pedro is a Hispanic male. He comes to the clinic with concerns about his anxiety. Who is he most likely to have already confided in? a. His boss b. His local priest c. His wife d. His childrenb. His local priest1. Donald had been markedly depressed for the last year. He also notes that he has been hearing voices of people telling him he is worthless and that he should give up. What condition is he most likely to have? a. Major depressive disorder, single episode, severe psychosis b. Schizoaffective disorder-depressive type c. Schizophrenia d. Acute stress reactionb. Schizoaffective disorder- depressive type1. Angela presents to the ER after attending a party at a club. A friend admits that they were "taking stuff for a good time." She had a body temp. of 106.5F. Which illicit substance has she likely ingested? a. Ecstasy (MDMA) b. Cocaine c. Methamphetamine d. Psilocybin (magic mushrooms)a. Ecstasy (MDMA)1. When working with a patient who is grieving the loss of a loved one, what is one thing you should not do? a. Provide hope that the individual may return or the outcome is not real b. Tell the patient they should expect to stop grieving within a defined time frame c. Offer to call their support system d. Offer them a cup of watera. Provide hope that the individual may return or the outcome is not real1. What is the most common type of stroke? a. Hemorrhagic (aneurysm/bleeding) b. Traumatic c. Ischemic (clot/ plaque) d. Lacunarc. Ischemic (clot/ plaque)1. Fran had a stroke. She now had significant visual blurring and double vision which is permanent. Which lobe of the brain was most likely affected? a. Parietal b. Occipital c. Temporal d. Frontalb. Occipital1. Which neurotransmitter is most closely associated with addiction? a. Dopamine b. Acetylcholine c. Serotonin d. Norepinephrinea. Dopamine1. You are educating a patient about their new SNRI medication of Venlafaxine. What do you educate the patient to do at home for the first week? a. Check blood sugar once per day b. Check weight once per day c. Check blood pressure once per day d. Check ankle size once per dayc. Check blood pressure once per day1. Which medication is most likely to lead to dementia development if used regularly over a prolonged period of time? a. Metoprolol b. Alprazolam c. Citalopram d. Bupropionb. AlprazolamWhich medication is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor? a. Duloxetine b. Fluoxetine c. Hydroxyzine d. Buproprionb. FluoxetineWhich medication is an alpha-2 blocker? a. Sertraline b. Propranolol c. Clonidine d. Lorazepamc. Clonidine