Pop Quiz: Disturbances, Disorientation, and Delirium

May 31, 2017

What do sudden cognitive disturbances, disorientation, and cloudiness of consciousness have in common? Take the quiz and learn more.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is D. Delirium
Sudden cognitive disturbances, disorientation, and cloudiness of consciousness are more suggestive of delirium than mania.

For more information, see Managing Late-Life Bipolar Disorder.

 

Question 2:

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The correct answer is B. False
Similar to what is seen in late-life schizophrenia, bipolar disorder in the geriatric population is only one-third as common as in younger populations.

For more information, see Managing Late-Life Bipolar Disorder.

 

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The correct answer is A. Quetiapine
If depression symptoms also exist, agents that are potentially helpful for both mania and depression (eg, lurasidone and aripiprazole) may be preferred.

For more information, see Managing Late-Life Bipolar Disorder.