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Biological Psychiatry-2

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1. Which of the following manifestations is associated with a raised level of cortosone and ACTH?

A. Schizophrenia

B. Affective disturbances

C. Confusion

D. Dementia

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2. TMay 29, 2019nDate format:Am1 -->September 1, 2013

A. Corpus callosum

B. Basal ganglia

C. Hippocampus

D. Cerebral cortex


3. Recognized functions of reticular activating system includes

A. Sleep and arousal

B. Fine motor skills

C. Memory and higher order thinking

D. Vision and recognition


4. The limbic system regulates

A. Sex and mating activity

B. Fighting and fleeing

C. Feeding

D. Aggression

E. All of the above


5. Which of the following conditions have the best evidence for brain dysfunction?

A. Delirium

B. Simple phobia

C. Generalized anxiety disorder

D. Brief psychotic disorder


6. The monoamines neurotransmitters are all the following except:

  1. Serotonin

  2. Norepinephrine

  3. Dopamine

  4. GABA

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7. Brain neurotransmitter  serotonin is produced from:

  1. Raphe nuclei

  2. Substantia niagra

  3. locus ceruleus

  4. Amygdala

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8. Dopamine pathways in the brain include all except:

  1. Nigrostriatal pathway

  2. Mesocorticolimbic pathway

  3. Mesopontine complex

  4. Tuberohypophyseal pathway

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9. The catecholamines are synthesized from the amino acid:

  1. Alanine

  2. Tyrosine

  3. Taurine

  4. Glycine

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10. Which of the following neurotransmitters is NOT an amine:

A. dopamine

B. norepinephrine

C. serotonin

D. glutamate

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1. B
2. C
3. A
4. E
5. A

6. D



9. B

10 .D





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