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Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs MCQs

Psychopharmacology: Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Drugs MCQs With Answers

1. Which class of antidepressant drugs has the fewest adverse effects and drug interactions?
a. Lithium salts.
b. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs).
c. Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors.
d. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

2. Which is an example of an atypical antipsychotic drug?
a. Clozapine.
b. Molindone.
c. Haloperidol.
d. Chlorpromazine.

3. The long-term side effect, tardive dyskinesia, occurs in which percentage of patients taking typical antipsychotics?
a. 5% to 10%.
b. 15% to 20%.
c. 25% to 30%.
d. 35% to 40%.

4. Which antipsychotic drug requires blood monitoring to detect agranulocytosis?
a. Loxapine.
b. Clozapine.
c. Olanzapine.
d. Phenothiazine.

5. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves which drug for the treatment of Tourette’s syndrome when standard treatment has failed?
a. Pimozide.
b. Risperidone.
c. Ziprasidone.
d. Chlorpromazine.

6. Which antidepressant drug has an elimination half-life of close to 45 hours?
a. Sertraline.
b. Paroxetine.
c. Fluoxetine.
d. Fluvoxamine.

7. Xerostomia is more likely to occur with which class of antidepressant?
a. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs).
b. Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors.
c. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
d. Second-generation and third-generation antidepressants.

8. Lithium salts are mainly used for treating
a. depression.
b. schizophrenia.
c. bipolar disorder.
d. Tourette’s syndrome.

9. Which second-generation and third-generation antidepressant drug facilitates smoking cessation, with a 44% success rate?
a. Trazodone.
b. Bupropion.
c. Nefazodone.
d. Amitriptyline.

10. The minimum duration that antipsychotics and antidepressants should be continued is
a. 3 months.
b. 6 months.
c. 12 months.
d. 24 months.