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Atypical antipsychotic: Quiz


Question 1: During the ________, olanzapine, risperidone and quetiapine were introduced, with ziprasidone and aripiprazole following in the early 2000s.

Question 2: Generally speaking, atypical antipsychotics are hoped to have a lower likelihood for the development of ________ than the typical antipsychotics.
Tardive dyskinesiaAkathisiaTourette syndromeDopamine

Question 3: The atypical anti-psychotics have found favour among clinicians and are now considered to be first line treatments for schizophrenia and are gradually replacing the typical ________.

Question 4: [citation needed] This may explain why atypical anti-psychotics are somewhat less likely to cause ________.
AkathisiaTourette syndromeAntipsychoticTardive dyskinesia

Question 5: ________ is more likely to be less intense with these drugs than the typical antipsychotics[citation needed] although many patients would dispute this claim.
AkathisiaRestless legs syndromeDementia with Lewy bodiesMigraine

Question 6: All of the atypical antipsychotics warn about the possibility of ________ in their package inserts and in the PDR.
Tardive dyskinesiaDopamineAkathisiaTourette syndrome

Question 7: In 2004, the Committee for the Safety of Medicines (CSM) in the UK issued a warning that olanzapine and risperidone should not be given to elderly patients with ________, because of an increased risk of stroke.
Huntington's diseaseDementiaAlzheimer's diseaseParkinson's disease

Question 8: It must also be pointed out that although all atypicals must carry the warning on their labeling, some evidence shows that atypicals are not equal in their effects on weight and ________.
Diabetic ketoacidosisInsulin resistanceDiabetes mellitusEndocrine system

Question 9: [6] Ziprasidone and aripiprazole are thought to have the smallest effects on weight and ________, but clinical experience with these newer agents is not as developed as that with the older agents.
Diabetic ketoacidosisDiabetes mellitusEndocrine systemInsulin resistance

Question 10: Some carry FDA approved indications for acute ________, bipolar mania, psychotic agitation, bipolar maintenance, and other indications.
PsychosisManiaSchizoaffective disorderMajor depressive disorder

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