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Cataplexy: Quiz


Question 1: [6] ________ may be used to manage both cataplexy and the REM sleep-onset symptoms of sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitorPardoprunoxTetracyclic antidepressantTricyclic antidepressant

Question 2: ________, the brand-name of the compound (sodium)gamma-Hydroxybutyrate GHB, has been shown to treat not only cataplexic attacks, but in narcoleptics, it has also been shown to significantly reduce daytime sleepiness.
XyremTetrahydrocannabinolControlled Substances ActAmphetamine

Question 3: Recently, ________ (TLC) aired an episode of "My Shocking Story: I Woke Up in a Morgue" which detailed several cases of cataplexy.
TLC (TV channel)Planet GreenAnimal PlanetDiscovery Channel

Question 4: Cataplexy is sometimes confused with ________, where a series of flashes or other stimuli cause superficially similar seizures.
Generalised epilepsyEpilepsyPartial seizureLafora disease

Question 5: These attacks are triggered by strong emotions such as exhilaration, ________, fear, surprise, orgasm, awe, embarrassment, and laughter.

Question 6: Cataplexy manifests itself as muscular weakness which may range from a barely perceptible slackening of the facial ________ to the dropping of the jaw or head, weakness at the knees, or a total collapse.
MuscleFasciaHead and neck anatomyTorso

Question 7: Cataplexy can also be present as a side effect of ________.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitorSSRI discontinuation syndromeAntidepressantVenlafaxine

Question 8: For many years, cataplexy has been treated with tricyclic antidepressants such as imipramine, ________ or protriptyline.

Question 9: However these can have unpleasant side-effects and so have been generally replaced by newer drugs such as ________, a more recent antidepressant.

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