quiz image

Antidepressants Quiz

FlawlessMemphis avatar

Start Quiz

Study Flashcards

15 Questions

Which medication listed is a mixed 5HT receptor activity and is used more commonly for insomnia?


What are the symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome?

Tremor, sweating, dilated pupils

Which antidepressant is a NE and DA reuptake inhibitor (NDRI) and is also used for smoking cessation?


Which neurotransmitters does Duloxetine block the reuptake of?

Both 5HT and NE

Which medication has a half-life of approximately 66 hours and aims to reduce sexual dysfunction?


Which of the following is NOT an adverse effect of benzodiazepines?


What is the recommended approach for reducing the dose of benzodiazepines during withdrawal?

Reduce by 5 – 10% each 1 – 2 weeks

Which of the following represents an effect of buspirone (Buspar) treatment for anxiety?

Slow onset and modest efficacy

What is the mechanism of action of buspirone (Buspar)?

Unknown mechanism of action

What should be considered when switching benzodiazepines to a long half-life drug to reduce withdrawal symptoms?

Life-threatening withdrawal seizures may be reduced

What can antidepressants induce in bipolar disorder patients?

Manic episodes

What is the first-line pharmacological treatment for general anxiety disorder (GAD)?


Which neurotransmitter deficiency is associated with general anxiety disorder (GAD)?

Serotonin (5HT)

Which antidepressant class is associated with the 'cheese crisis' due to interactions with tyramine-rich foods?

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)

Which antidepressant class is known for its advanced safety in the treatment of depression and its ability to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders?

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

This lecture covers the hypothesized pathophysiology of depression, the rationale for the progression of drug development, medication side effects, and the process of selecting medication based on patient comorbidities and past medication history. The lecture also provides an overview of patient interviews related to medication selection, including past medication history and family history.

Make Your Own Quizzes and Flashcards

Convert your notes into interactive study material.

Get started for free

More Quizzes Like This

Use Quizgecko on...