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Alcohol withdrawal syndrome: Quiz


Question 1: ________ has demonstrated superior clinical effects in the suppression of alcohol withdrawal symptoms in a head to head comparison study with the benzodiazepine drug chlordiazepoxide.

Question 2: [16] Insomnia is also a common ________ symptom which persists after the acute withdrawal phase of alcohol.
Post–acute withdrawal syndromeAlcohol withdrawal syndromeBenzodiazepine withdrawal syndromeBenzodiazepine

Question 3: Magnesium appears to be effective in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal related ________.
Atrial fibrillationMyocardial infarctionSupraventricular tachycardiaCardiac dysrhythmia

Question 4: Protracted ________ has been reported in the medical literature as a possible but unusual feature of alcohol withdrawal.
Benzodiazepine dependenceBenzodiazepine withdrawal syndromeDelirium tremensAlcohol withdrawal syndrome

Question 5: This in turn leads to more profound withdrawal symptoms including ________, convulsions and neurotoxicity.
EmotionMental confusionHostilityAnxiety

Question 6: Symptoms can include a craving for alcohol, inability to feel pleasure from normally pleasurable things (also known as anhedonia), clouding of ________, disorientation, nausea and vomiting or headache.

Question 7: ________ has been shown to be as effective as diazepam in uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Question 8: Unlike most ________ from other drugs, alcohol withdrawal can be fatal.
WithdrawalSocial anxiety disorderAnxiety disorderAddiction

Question 9: Treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome can be managed with various pharmaceutical medications including ________, benzodiazepines and clonidine.
PropofolBarbexacloneBarbiturateGABAA receptor

Question 10: ________, olanzapine or low potency phenothiazines eg chlorpromazine are particularly risky; if used extreme caution is required.

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