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PSeptember 1, 2013
Bipolar Disorders Quiz-II
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1. Drug-induced parkinsonism is most commonly presents in

A. Schizophrenia

B. Mania

C. Obsessive compulsive disorders

D. Phobia

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2. Which of the following drugs precipitate dpression?

A. Reserpine

B. Clonidine

C. Methyldopa

D. All of the above

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3. Classical depression is characterised by all, except

A. Psychomotor retardation

B. Loosening of association

C. Retardation of thinking process

D. Pervasive mood of sadness

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4. Insomnia in endogenous depression is

A. Early

B. Middle

C. Late

D. Total

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5. "Learned helplessness" is typically seen in

A. Delirium

B. Dementia

C. Schizophrenia

D. Depression

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6. In grief as in depression, there are similar features, EXCEPT

A. Loss of self-esteem

B. Sense of loss

C. Sadness

D. Loss of interest in ouside world

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7. A biological symptom which is NOT associated with depression is

A. Increased sexual interest

B. Diurnal variation

C. Sleep disturbance

D. Loss of appetite

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8. Common risk of severe depression is

A. Fatiguability

B. Hallucinations

C. Thoght block

D. Suicide

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9. Treatment of choice in depression with suicidal tendencies is

A. Tricyclic antidepressants

B. Lithium therapy

C. MAO inhibitors


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10. Which of the following is NOT used in resistant depression?

A. Low dose antipsychotics

B. Thyroxine

C. Lithium

D. Propranolol

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11. Cognitive behaviour therapy is bet indicated in

A. Schizophrenia

B. Depression

C. Dissociative disorders


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12. Average duration of untreated depressive episode is

A. 1 month

B. 9 months

C. 6 months

D. 3 months

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13. Mania is a

A. Thouhgt disorder

B. Mood disorder

C. Personality disorder

D. Hypersexuality disorder

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14. Which of the following distaurbances is the basic defect in mania?

A. Ideas of reference

B. coining of new words

C.Delusion of grandiosity

D. Elation

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15. The following are clinical features of mania, EXCEPT

A. Elation of mood

B. Disorientation

C. Pressure of speech

D. Grandiose delusions

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  2. Kaplan HI, Sadock BJ. Synopsis of Psychiatry , Behavioral Sciences/ Clinical Psychiatry. 9th ed. Hong Kong :William and Wilkinson Publishers ;1998.
  3. Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Michael B. First and Mario Maj. Edrs. Psychiatry, Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2008.
1. B
2. D
3. B
4. C
5. D
6. A
7. A
8. D
9. D
10. D
11. B
12. B
13. D
14. D
15. B
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