Chapter 5: Pharmacological therapy

Which of the  following are recognised side effects of lithium?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are adverse effects associated with carbamazepine?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are correct regarding atypical antipsychotic drugs?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

Electro convulsive therapy is commonly administered?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are actions of monoamine oxidase inhibitors?

 
 
 
 
 

Signs of lithium toxicity include which of the following?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements are correct?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

How long might it take cyproterone acetate to work?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

Hypthyroidism due to lithium occurs in what percentage of women?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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?