Chapter 5: Pharmacological therapy

Which of the following are reasonable strategies to consider in patients not responding to antipsychotic treatment after 6 weeks?

 
 
 
 

What is the mortality rate associated with electro convulsive therapy?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the  following are associated with unilateral electro convulsive therapy when compared with bilateral treatment?

 
 
 
 
 

Pharmacological side-effects of tricyclic antidepressants include which of the following?

 
 
 
 
 
 

After lithium has been started generally how many days until initial response to therapy?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are common side-effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors?

 
 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following is the plasma level aimed for when starting  lithium?

 
 
 
 
 

Open studies have suggested that what dose of risperidone is effective in treatment-resistant patients?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following drugs did Paton and Okocha (2005) find beneficial to patients engaging in repeated self-harming behaviour?

 
 
 
 
 

Electro convulsive therapy is associated with an increase in which of the following?

 
 
 
 

How long might it take cyproterone acetate to work?

 
 
 
 
 

Signs of lithium toxicity include which of the following?

 
 
 
 
 

Hypthyroidism due to lithium occurs in what percentage of women?

 
 
 
 
 

In Hegarty et al’s (1994) study what percentage of patients who had switched to placebo after a year of being symptom-free relapsed within 6-24 months?

 
 
 
 
 

Psychotropic medications are often prescribed off-licence for patients with borderline personality disorder to control which of the following symptom clusters?

 
 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following drugs are treatment strategies for tardive dyskinesia?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are actions of monoamine oxidase inhibitors?

 
 
 
 
 

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is characterised by which of the following features?

 
 
 
 
 

Response to clozapine is associated with plasma levels of greater than?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are correct regarding atypical antipsychotic drugs?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the  following are recognised side effects of lithium?

 
 
 
 
 

In aripiprazole the antipsychotic effect results from which of the following properties?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are adverse effects associated with carbamazepine?

 
 
 
 
 

Electro convulsive therapy is commonly administered?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements are correct?