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11.In a recent study (mentioned in your textbook) regarding people with aggressive outbursts, the group that received ___________ improved the most.

a.Risperdal

b.a placebo

c.Haldol

d.MAOIs

12.Antipsychotics have been shown to be ineffective for the treatment of:

a.hallucinations.

b.agitation.

c.aggressive outbursts.

d.delusions.

13.In addition to depression, antidepressant drugs are also used in the treatment of:

a.bipolar disorder.

b.anxiety.

c.delusions.

d.schizophrenia.

14.A drug that elevates the levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain by blocking an enzyme that               deactivates these neurotransmitters would most likely be used to treat:

a.psychosis.

b.dissociative identity disorder.

c.bipolar disorder.

d.depression.

15._________, such as Valium and Xanax, increase the activity of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).

a.Antipsychotic drugs

b.Tranquilizers

c.Lithium carbonate drugs

d.Antidepressants

16. Ever since she was mugged a month ago, Mona experiences acute anxiety when she leaves her apartment. Her doctor writes a prescription for a drug to temporarily reduce her anxiety, but he tells Mona that she may need to see a therapist because taking this type of drug over a long period is not the treatment of choice. What type of drug was most likely prescribed by Mona’s doctor?

a.an antipsychotic

b.lithium carbonate

c.a tranquilizer

d.an antidepressant

17.Suppose a new drug is developed, which increases the activity of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. This drug is most likely to:

a.  be calming and reduce anxiety.

b.  reduce psychotic episodes.

c.  reduce feelings of sadness and improve mood.

d.  reduce manic behaviors.

18.This class of drugs is primarily used to manage heart irregularities and hypertension, but it is also sometimes used to relieve acute anxiety.

a.tricyclics

b.beta blockers

c.MAOIs

d.neuroleptics

19.People suffering from bipolar disorder often are helped by taking ________, but they must be very careful with the dose they take, because too much can be toxic.

a.an antipsychotic drug

b.a tranquilizer

c.lithium carbonate

d.an antidepressant

20.Who would likely benefit most from taking lithium carbonate?

a.Zara, who is near death from starving herself.

b.Jonathan, who swings from mania to thoughts of suicide.

c.Josué, who has hallucinations and delusions.

d.Barbara, who experiences excessive worry and anxiety.

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