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(Single Best Answer) Question 1: The most appropriate drug for the treatment of bulimia nervosa is ?
A) Amitriptyline
B) Lithium
C) Fluoxetine
D) Sertraline
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(Single Best Answer) Question 2: 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 3: The following statements are true for therapy with lithium, except ?
A) It is used in bipolar disorder
B) Thiazides are useful in treating lithium induced diabetes insipidus
C) Regular measurements of blood concentration of lithium is necessary
D) Na+ is a specific antidote for lithium intoxication
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(Single Best Answer) Question 4: Long term use of lithium is associated with the following endocrine abnormality ?
A) hypothyroidism
B) diabetes mellitus
C) hyperthyroidism
D) cushing's syndrome
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(Single Best Answer) Question 5: Lithium toxicity is increased by ?
A) Beta Blocker
B) Calcium Channel Blocker
C) Clonidine
D) Diuretics
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