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This activity contains 20 questions.

Question 1.
Which of the following is not an example of an affective disorder?

 
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Question 2.
The antidepressant Iproniazid (Marsilid) works by:

 
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Question 3.
Which of the following is not a monoamine?

 
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Question 4.
Reserpine depletes the brain of:

 
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Question 5.
Most tricyclic antidepressants work by directly:

 
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Question 6.
Schildkraut believed that depression and mania were primarily due to changes in the synaptic levels of what neurotransmitter?

 
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Question 7.
In post-mortem studies, low levels of ______ have been found in the brains of people who have committed suicide.

 
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Question 8.
Over several weeks of treatment, tricyclic antidepressants are believed to cause:

 
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Question 9.
Which of the following is a selective serotonergic uptake blocker?

 
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Question 10.
Which of the following drugs is normally used to treat bipolar illness?

 
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Question 11.
Which of the following can be considered a 'negative' symptom of schizophrenia?

 
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Question 12.
Kety et al (1968) examined the inheritability of schizophrenia by examining:

 
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Question 13.
In the northern hemisphere there is a small but significant likelihood that people with schizophrenia will be born in:

 
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Question 14.
Which of the following would be likely to exacerbate the symptoms of schizophrenia?

 
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Question 15.
When Carlson and Lindqvist (1963) treated rats with chlorpromazine they found that:

 
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Question 16.
Chlorpromazine has been shown to block:

 
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Question 17.
A number of studies (although not all) have found increased numbers of ______ in the brains of schizophrenics.

 
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Question 18.
Which of the following is a relatively common side effect of long term antipsychotic medication?

 
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Question 19.
The mesolimbic and mesofrontal dopaminergic pathways originate in what region of the brain?

 
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Question 20.
Clozapine is currently attracting a great deal of interest because as well as working on D-4 receptors it also shows affinity for blocking ______ receptors.

 
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