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Psychiatric Nursing Quiz
Neuropsychiatry Quiz-I
This page was last updated on May 12, 2011

1. Which of the following condition is believed to be caused by chronic infection of the brain by the spirochete Treponema pallidum?

A. General paresis of the insane (GPI)

B. Huntington's Chorea

C. Parkinson's disease

D. Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD)

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2. Disorientation and visual hallucinations are hallmark of

A. Delirium

B. Schizophrenia

C. Mania

D. Depersonalization syndrome

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3. Clouding of consciousness is characteristic of

A. Schizophrenia

B. Dementia

C. Hysteria

D. Delirium

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4. Delusions in delirium are

A. Unshakable

B. Frightening

C. Self-reference

D. Nihilistic

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5. Impaired consciousness, visual hallucinations, hyperactivity and fragmentary delusions are typically seen in

A. Dementia

B. Delirium

C. Schizophrenia

D. Delusional disorder

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6. Features of delirium are all, except

A. Altered sensorium

B. Clouding of consciousness

C. Visual hallucinations

D. Fast EEG rhythm

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7. Delirium tremens is associated with all, except

A. Rapid pulse

B. Clouding of consciousness

C. Hypothermia

D. Coarse tremors

E. Albuminuria

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8. Patients suffering from which of the following conditions are also called "Sundowners"?

A. Schizophrenia

B. Dementia

C. Alcoholic hallucinosis

D. Delirium

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9. Visual hallucinations, illusions, fugue, disorientation are typical features of

A. Delirium

B. Dementia

C. Schizophrenia

D. Dissociative disorders

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10. A delirium associated with glossitis, stomatitis, and dermatitis is suggestive of

A. Porphyria

B. Myxoedema

C. Pellagra

D. Wernicke's syndrome

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11. The most common post-operative psychiatric condition is

A. Delusional disorder

B. Delirium

C. Depression

D. Mania

E. personality disorders

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12. To prevent and treat delirium tremens, it must be recognized that

A. Electrolyte imbalance should be corrected

B. Patient must be well hydrated

C. Onset occurs 72-96 hours after alcohol withdrawal

D. All are true

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13. The preferred drug of treatment in delirium is

A. Chlorpromazine

B. Thioridazine

C. Clozapine

D. Resperidone

E. Haloperidol

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14. The most common cause of dementia is

A. Multiple sclerosis

B. General paresis of insane

C. Alzheimer's disease

D. Multi infarct lesion

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15. Which of the following is the most accurate in regard to dementia?

A. Impairment of memory

B. Reversible

C. Auditory hallucination

D. Primary delusions

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1. A
2. A
3. D
4. B
5. B
6. D
7. C
8. B
9. A
10. C
11. B
12. D
13. E
14. C
15. A


  1. Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Michael B. First and Mario Maj.John. Edrs. Psychiatry, Third Edition.Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2008.
  2. Kaplan HI, Sadock BJ. Synopsis of Psychiatry , Behavioral Sciences/ Clinical Psychiatry. 9th ed. Hong Kong :William and Wilkinson Publishers ;1998.
  3. Questions relevant to nursing from various entrance examinations conducted in India.
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