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Post  drmahir70 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:16 pm

1. Cessation of diazepam after chronic use may cause all of the following
A. Depersonalization and derealization
B. Perceptual disturbances
C. Anxiety
D. Constipation
E. Rhinorrhea

2. A 54-year-old man is prescribed buspirone for generalized anxiety disorder.
One of the important facts the patient should know about buspirone is
that it
A. Does not cause dependence
B. Acts rapidly to give symptomatic relief
C. Causes sedation
D. Can cause agitation
E. Is effective in low dosages
3. A 26-year-old woman presents who appears to have generalized anxiety disorder
with panic attacks. Terrified by the panic attacks, she requests medication,
saying: "I need something to control them immediately." She is otherwise
fit and healthy and has no history of any substance abuse or
dependence. A reasonable approach would be to
A. Start the patient on intensive psychotherapy
B. Start the patient on a combination of bupropion and clonazepam
C. Start the patient on any SSRI
D. Start the patient on an SSRI and refer the patient to cognitive behavioral therapy.
E. Start the patient on a combination of an SSRI for the long term and low-dose clonazepam for a short duration


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