APA Online CE Quiz

No. 17

Title: Anxiolytics: the Benzodiazepines

1. The medications which have been shown to effectively treat anxiety disorders include:
A) Benzodiazepines
B) Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors
C) Tricyclic antidepressants
D) All of the above

2. The benzodiazepines are named for:
A) The person who discovered the first of them, Maurice Benzodiazo
B) Their chemical structure
C) Their toxic effects
D) None of the above

3. This family of medicines is used for:
A) Anxiety disorders
B) Insomnia
C) Seizures
D) All of the above

4. These medicines all by themselves may cause:
A) Akathisia
B) Paradoxical rage reaction
C) Respiratory depression
D) All of the above

5. The withdrawal syndrome from benzodiazepines:
A) Is nonexistent
B) Is mild and not dangerous
C) Is potentially life-threatening
D) None of the above

6. Benzodiazepines should be used very cautiously in conjunction with:
A) Acetaminophen (TylenolTM)
B) Clozapine (ClozarilTM)
C) Valproate (DepakoteTM)
D) None of the above

7. The effects of benzodiazepines are:
A) Irreversible
B) Reversible with flumazenil (MaziconTM, RomaziconTM)
C) Reversible with clozapine (ClozarilTM)
D) Reversible with valproate (DepakoteTM)

8. Patients should not take their benzodiazepine with:
A) Apple Juice
B) Grape juice
C) Grapefruit juice
D) Any of the above

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