Psychopharmacology Review: MAOIs, Alpha Blockers, and Tricyclic Antidepressants

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What is the primary purpose of antipsychotic medications?

To treat psychotic disorders like schizophrenia

Which of the following is a common mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder?

Lithium

Which type of medication is typically used to treat ADHD?

Stimulant medications

What is the primary purpose of defense mechanisms in psychology?

To protect a person from anxiety arising from unacceptable thoughts or feelings

Which of the following is an example of an unhealthy defense mechanism?

Denial

Which neurotransmitter is targeted by cholinergic medications?

Acetylcholine

What is the primary medical use of Methylphenidate?

Managing ADHD

Which class of drugs mimic sympathetic activity?

Andrenergic drugs

What is the primary purpose of antidepressants?

Treating depression

Which type of medications are commonly used to reduce symptoms of anxiety disorders?

Antianxiety medications

Which neurotransmitters are affected by SSRIs and SNRIs?

Serotonin and norepinephrine

What is the primary use of Phenelzine?

Treating depression and anxiety

What effect does alpha-adrenergic blockage have on blood pressure?

Decreases blood pressure

What is a potential complication when combining Amphetamine with MAO inhibitors?

Increased risk of seizures

Which neurotransmitters does Amphetamine primarily increase in the synaptic cleft?

Dopamine and norepinephrine

What class of drugs are Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) commonly known for?

Antidepressants

Which medication is a tricyclic antidepressant mainly used in the treatment of depression?

Imipramine

Test your knowledge on phenelzine, alpha-adrenergic blockage, and imipramine with this quiz on psychopharmacology. Explore the mechanisms and uses of these medications commonly used in treating depression and anxiety.

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