Chapter 5: Pharmacological therapy

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the  following are recognised side effects of lithium?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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 adverse effects associated with carbamazepine?

 
 
 
 
 

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?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are actions of monoamine oxidase inhibitors?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following statements are correct?

 
 
 
 
 

How long might it take cyproterone acetate to work?

 
 
 
 
 

Signs of lithium toxicity include which of the following?

 
 
 
 
 

Electro convulsive therapy is commonly administered?

 
 
 
 
 

Which of the following are correct regarding atypical antipsychotic drugs?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

What is the mortality rate associated with electro convulsive therapy?

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 

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