APA Online CE Quiz

No. 5

Title: Primer for Prescription Medicines: The Mood Stabilizers

1. ?F.D.A.? stands for:
A) Federal Drug Agency
B) Food and Drug Administration
C) First Drug Administration
D) None of the above

2. The medicine below which is approved by the F.D.A. for use in Bipolar Disorder is:
A) Carbamazepine (TegretolTM)
B) Lithium (EskalithTM, LithobidTM)
C) Verapamil (CalanTM)
D) All of the above

3. Lithium`s effect on mania was first reported in the medical literature in the:
A) 1870s
B) 1880s
C) 1970s
D) 1980s

4. Carbamazepine (TegretolTM) has the property of:
A) Treating acute depression as well as acute mania.
B) Causing patients few or no side effects.
C) Inducing its own metabolism.
D) All of the above.

5. One of lithium`s main dangers is:
A) Its induction of a tremor.
B) Its effect on the liver.
C) Its systemic toxic effects.
D) All of the above.

6. Many of verapamil`s (CalanTM) side effects as a mood stabilizer are related to the:
A) Heart
B) Liver
C) Kidney

7. Valproic acid (DepakeneTM, DepakoteTM) may be better than lithium in treating:
A) Heart disease
B) Type I Bipolar Disorder
C) Type II Bipolar Disorder
D) All of the above

8. All of the following are anticonvulsants EXCEPT:
A) Carbamazepine (TegretolTM)
B) Gabapentin (NeurontinTM)
C) Lithium (EskalithTM)
D) Valproic acid (DepakeneTM)

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