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1.At this time, _________________ explanations and treatments for mental disorders are dominant.

a.humanist

b.biological

c.behavioral

d.psychodynamic

2.Antipsychotic drugs are also known as:

a.tricyclics.

b.monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).

c.neuroleptics.

d.serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

3.Which of the following drugs is a first-generation neuroleptic drug?

a.Clozaril

b.Risperdal

c.Zyprexa

d.Thorazine

4.Which of the following drugs is a second-generation neuroleptic drug?

a.Elavil

b.Clozaril

c.Thorazine

d.Haldol

5. In his first year of college, Ronald began to behave irrationally and hear voices that were not really there. A psychiatrist diagnosed him as having schizophrenia and prescribed a drug to reduce the psychosis Ronald was experiencing. The intended effect of the drug is likely to:

a. elevate the levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain.

b. block or reduce the sensitivity of dopamine receptors.

c. increase dopamine activity in the brain.

d. block the reuptake of norepinephrine by neurons.

6.One immediate side effect of antipsychotic drugs is:

a.sudden dementia.

b.ADHD.

c.extreme weight gain.

d.aggressiveness.

7.A neurological disorder called tardive dyskinesia is a serious side effect associated with the use of:

a.antidepressants.

b.tranquilizers.

c.lithium carbonate.

d.antipsychotics.

8.Which of the following would likely be the most useful in reducing a patient’s agitation, delusions, and hallucinations?

a.an antipsychotic drug

b.a tranquilizer

c.lithium carbonate

d.an antidepressant

9.Antipsychotic drugs offer little relief from which of the following symptoms of schizophrenia?

a.emotional flatness

b.agitation

c.delusions

d.hallucinations

10.Antipsychotic drugs offer little relief from which of the following symptoms of schizophrenia?

a.jumbled thoughts

b.agitation

c.delusions

d.hallucinations

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