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a. Hypersomnolenceb. Blunted feelingsc. Loss of interest in significant activitiesd. Intrusive recurrent recollections of the eventWhich of the following neuroendocrine abnormalities is implicated in depression?a. Decrease in adrenal sizeb. Increased cortisol and corticotrophin-releasing hormonec. An exaggerated response of thyrotropin (TRH) to infusion of thyroid-releasinghormoned. Increased inhibitory response of glucocorticoids to dexamethasoneThe clinician has chosen to prescribe an SSRI instead of a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) for apatient fitting the diagnostic criteria for depression. Which of the following is not true concerningSSRIs in comparison to tricyclic antidepressants?a. SSRIs are more effective than TCAs.b. SSRIs take less time to work than TCAs.c. SSRIs have a more favorable side-effect profile than TCAs.d. SSRIs are not lethal in overdose.
After discontinuing fluoxetine, how long must a person wait before starting a monoamine oxidaseinhibitor?a. 2 weeksb. 3 weeksc. 4 weeksd. 5 weeks30 DAYS INTO TX FOR DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE-pt more at risk of following through with suicide due to energyIt is important to educate patients with depression and their family members about reporting signs ofincreasing depression and suicidal thoughts. This is especially true during which time period?a. Before the initiation of treatmentb. 1 to 2 weeks after the initiation of treatmentc. When switching to a different medicationd. 1 to 2 weeks after tapering off medicationsA patient is experiencing extrapyramidal side effects from his antipsychotic medications. Theclinician would most likely take which of the following approaches to treating these side effects?a. Give the patient a “drug holiday” until the symptoms resolve and then restart themedication.b. Switch the patient to a different antipsychotic.c. Treat the patient with anticholinergics.d. Treat the patient with anticonvulsants.According to Kübler-Ross, the stages of grief occur in which order?a. Anger, denial, depression, bargaining, acceptanceb. Anger, denial, bargaining, acceptance, depressionc. Denial, anger, depression, bargaining, acceptanced. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptanceThe clinician is educating a patient about the effects of marijuana. The patient stated she has beensmoking for years and believes the use does not interfere with her life. What is a significant longterm sequelae of marijuana use that the clinician should educate this patient about?a. Memory impairmentb. Sexual dysfunctionc. Dry mouthd. There are no long-term consequences of marijuana use.What blood alcohol level corresponds with the signs of stupor and confusion?a. 0.05b. 0.1c. 0.2d. 0.3Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep occurs how frequently during non-REM sleep?

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