Nursing quiz

mental health quiz

mental health quiz

biological psychiatry - 2

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. An important part of the limbic system, a cortical region that regulates motivation, emotion, learning, and memory.

A. Corpus callosum

B. Basal ganglia

C. Hippocampus

D. Cerebral cortex

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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

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4. The limbic system regulates

A. Sex and mating activity

B. Fighting and fleeing

C. Feeding

D. Aggression

E. All of the above

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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

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6. The monoamines neurotransmitters are all the following except:

A. Serotonin

B.N orepinephrine

C. Dopamine


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7. Brain neurotransmitter  serotonin is produced from:

A. Raphe nuclei

B. Substantia niagra

C. locus ceruleus

D. 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


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

6. D



9. B

10 .D

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