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(Single Best Answer) Question 1: An elderly housewife lost her husband who died suddenly of Myocardial infarction couple of years ago. They had been staying alone for almost a decade with infrequent visits from her son and grand children. About a week after the death she heard his voice clearly talking to her as he would in a routine manner form the next room. She went to check but saw nothing. Subsequently she often heard his voice conversing with her and she would also discuss her daily matters with him. This however provoked anxiety and sadness of mood where she was preoccupied with his thoughts. She should be treated with ?
A) Clomipramine
B) Alprazolam
C) Electroconvulsive therapy
D) Haloperidol
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(Single Best Answer) Question 2: A middle aged man presented with pain in back, lack of interest in recreational activities, low mood, lethargy, decreased sleep and appetite for two months. There was no history suggestive of delusions or hallucinations. He did not suffer from any chronic medical illness. There was no family history of psychiatric illness. Routine investigations including hemogram, renal function tests, liver function tests, electrocardiogram did not reveal any abnormality. The patient should be treated with ?
A) Haloperidol
B) Sertraline
C) Alprazolam
D) Olanzepine
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(Single Best Answer) Question 3: The treatment of choice in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder is ?
A) Haloperidol
B) Imipramine
C) Methylphenidate
D) Alprazolam
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(Single Best Answer) Question 4: A 30 year old manic patient was prescribed haloperidol one week back. For last two days he has become restless and kept pacing in the room for a day. On examination he was found to have tremors of hand. He is most likely suffering from?
A) Anhedonia
B) Dystonia
C) Restless leg syndrome
D) Akathisia
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(Single Best Answer) Question 5: 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 6: A 31 year old male, with mood disorder, on 30 mg of haloperidol, and 1000mg of lithium, is brought to the hospital emergency room with history of acute onset of fever, excessive sweating, confusion, rigidity of limbs and decreased communication for a day. Examination reveals tachycardia and labile blood pressure and investigations reveal increased CPK enzyme levels and leucocytosis. He is likely to have developed ?
A) Lithium toxicity
B) Tardive dyskinesia
C) Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
D) Hypertensive encephalopathy
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(Single Best Answer) Question 7: 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 8: Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
List I
(Anti psychotic agent )
A. Thioridazine
B. Clozapine
C. Olanzepine
D. Haloperidol

List II
(Side effect)
1. Pigmentary Retinopathy
2. Somnolence
3. Akthisia
4. Agranulocytosis
Code:
A) A1 B4 C2 D3
B) A1 B2 C4 D3
C) A3 B2 C4 D1
D) A3 B4 C2 D1
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