A 5-Question Quiz on Schizophrenia

September 6, 2016

Do you know the predictors of relapse in patients with schizophrenia? How would you manage excessive antipsychotic-related weight gain? Test yourself with these questions and more.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is A. Metformin

Source: Liu Z, Zheng W, Gao S, et al. Metformin for treatment of clozapine-induced weight gain in adult patients with schizophrenia: a meta-analysis. Shanghai Arch Psychiatry. 2015;27:331-340.

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is D. All of the above

Source: Kantrowitz JT, Javitt DC. Thinking glutamatergically: changing concepts of schizophrenia based upon changing neurochemical models. Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses. 2010;4:189-200.

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is E. None of the above

Source: Mayoral-van Son J, Ortiz-Garcia de la Foz V, Martinez-Garcia O, et al. Clinical outcome after antipsychotic treatment discontinuation in functionally recovered first-episode nonaffective psychosis individuals: a 3-year naturalistic follow-up study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016;77:492-500.

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is A. Is actually comorbid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Source: Ghaemi SN, Bauer M, Cassidy F, et al. Diagnostic guidelines for bipolar disorder: a summary of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Diagnostic Guidelines Task Force Report. Bipolar Disord. 2008;10(1 Pt 2):117-128.

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is C. Benzodiazepines

Source: Tiihonen J, Mittendorfer-Rutz E, Torniainen M, et al. Mortality and cumulative exposure to antipsychotics, antidepressants, and benzodiazepines in patients with schizophrenia: an observational follow-up study. Am J Psychiatry. 2016;173:600-606.