Psych Meds

  1. Match term with symptoms:

    1. hallucinations, delusions, racing thoughts. ____

    2. apathy, lack of emotion, poor or nonexistant social functioning. _____

    a. Negative symptoms
    b. Positive symptoms
    • 1. b
    • 2. a
  2. All antipsychotics have a risk for ____, which can have a sudden onset even after the first dose.
    NMS (Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome)
  3. ____ antipsychotics are a newer form of medication and have fewer sde effects, which treat both negative and positive symptoms of schizophrenia. 

    a. Typical
    b. Atypical
    b. Atypical
  4. T or F: Typical antipsychotic drugs treat both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
    False: only positive symptoms
  5. 1. This antipsychotic requires frequent WBC counts.

    Sore throat, flu symptoms and fever should be reported right away.
    Clozapine (atypical)
  6. This atypical drug should be taken as a sublingual.
  7. Paliperidone, Risperidone, and Quetiapine can increase ____ levels.
    Prolactin (Prolactin is mainly used to help women produce milk after childbirth. It's important for both male and female reproductive health.)
  8. Antiparkinsonians can increase _____ levels, and balances it with ACH.
  9. 1. SSRI decrease the reuptake of _____.

    2. SNRI decrease the reuptake of _____.
    • 1. Serotonin
    • 2. Norepinephrine and serotonin
  10. NASSA's will _____ (increase/decrease) norepinephrine and serotonnin levels.
    Increase: noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressants
  11. Which drug inhibits the re-uptake of dopamine and norepineprhine?
    Bupropion (wellbutrin) a NDRI
  12. Citalopram, Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, Sertraline, fluoxetine, and paroxetine are all types of what kind of antidepressant?

    B. SSRI
  13. Cymbalta and effexor are what kind of antidepressant?

    D. SNRI
  14. T or F: TCAs will increase norepineprhine and serotonin levels
  15. Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, Perphenazine, Thioridazine, thioridazine... are all examples of:

    a. Typical antipsychotics
    b. Atypical antipsychotics
    a. Typical
  16. Benztropine, Trihexyphenidyl and Diphenhydramine (Benydryl) are examples of: 

    B. Antiparksonian
  17. This mood stabilizer is not considered an anticonvulsant
  18. What are the cons of using Lithium?
    • Requires drug level monitoring for narrow therapeutic range
    •  - daily assessment of toxicity and frequent kidney funcition tests
  19. This medication is used for several different medical issues including preventing seizures.

    Also a Mood stabilizer for patients who are bipolar and lithium has not worked or is contraindicated.
    Valproic acid or divalproex sodium
  20. Since Valproic acid carries a risk of serious liver damage, what lab value would you check for?
    Blood ammonia levels checked to track liver health.
  21. Lithium Tegretol, Valproic acid, Depakote, Lamictal, Neurontin are all examples of:

    C. Mood stabilizer
  22. What are Anxiolytics used for?
    To decrease anxiety and as a sleeping aid
  23. What are some examples of Benzodiasepines?
    Valilum, Klonopin, Ativan, Xanax, Restoril
  24. Which antidepressant is now used as a sleep agent?
    Trazadone (Desyrel)
  25. Match NT with levels:

    1. Increased in Schizophrenia, decreased in EPS. ____

    2. Decreased in depression. ____

    3. Decreased in depression. ____

    4. Decreased in anxiety. _____

    a. Serotonin
    b. GABA
    c. Norepinephrine
    d. Dopamine
    • 1. d
    • 2. c
    • 3. a
    • 4. b
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Psych Meds