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(Single Best Answer) Question 1: An elderly woman suffering from schizophrenia is on antipsychotic medication. She developed purposeless involuntary facial and limb movements, constant chewing and puffing of cheeks. Which of the following drugs is least likely to be involved in this side effect ?
A) Haloperidol
B) Clozapine
C) Fluphenazine
D) Loxapine
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(Single Best Answer) Question 2: A 34 year old housewife reports a three month history of feeling low, lack of interest in activities, lethargy, multiple body-aches, ideas of worthlessness, decreased appetite and disturbed sleep with early morning awakening. She is likely to benefit from ?
A) Anti-psychotics
B) Anti-depressants
C) Anxiolytics
D) Hypno-sedatives
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(Single Best Answer) Question 3: A 19 year old boy suffering from chronic schizophrenia is put on haloperidol in the dose of 20 mg /day. A week after the initiation of medication the patient shows be restlessness, fidgety, irritability and cannot sit still at one place. The most appropriate treatment strategy is ?
A) Increase in the dose of haloperidol
B) Addition of anticholinergic drug
C) Addition of betablocker
D) Adding another antipsychotic drug
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(Single Best Answer) Question 4: A 42 year old male with a past history of a manic episode presents with an illness of 1 month duration characterized by depressed mood, anhedonia and profound psychomotor retardation. The most appropriate management strategy is prescribing a combination of ?
A) Antipsychotics and antidepressants
B) Antidepressants and mood stabilizers
C) Antipsychotics and mood stabilizers
D) Antidepressants and benzodiazepines
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(Single Best Answer) Question 5: Antipsychotic induced "akathisia" is characterized by ?
A) Rigidity
B) Tremor
C) Spasm of muscle / muscle group
D) Restlessness
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