What are the criteria for a schizophrenia diagnosis?
Positive Schizophrenic Symptoms
Disorganized Speech/ Thoughts
Negative Schizophrenic Symptoms
Symptoms lasting > 6 months
All of the choices are correct
Most cognitive symptoms in schizophrenia are correlated with dysfunctions of the mesolimbic system.
Which of the following are structural abnormalites are found in the brians of schizophrenic patients.
Lateral and Third Ventricular Enlargement
Volume Increases of the Prefrontal and Oribitofrontal Cortex
Abnormalities of the Basal Ganglia
Volume Reduction of the Temporal Lobe
NMDA Glutamate receptor activation will produce "schizophrenia-like" symptoms in healthy adults.
Select all of the statements that are prodromal signs/symptoms of schizophrenia.
Sudden development of interest in abstract ideas.
Decline is occupational and interpersonal functioning.
Quiet, passive, introverted personality
Delusions and Hallucinations
Schizophrenia is sa neurodegenerative disorder
Architectural changes are often involved in certain regions of the brains of schizophrenic patients. These same regions become vey active during episodes of hallucination. Which regions below would an MRI show activity during a hallucination?
Select the statement(s) below that is/are involved in the manifestations of schizophrenic symptoms.
Schizophrenia patients usually have over-activity of the dopamine D2 receptors.
5-HT2A Receptors are involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia
Blockage of NMDA glutamate mimic all schizophrenic symptoms suggesting schizophrenic patients have a deficiency in these receptors.
All of the above
None of the above
NMDA receptors require multiple stimuli to converge in order for them to become activated.
Which statement about the glutaminergic hypothesis of schizophrenia is true?
There is hyperactivity of the mesolimbic system and hypoactivity of the mesocortical system.
There is hypoactivity of the mesolimbic system and hypoactivity of the mesocortical system.
There is hyperactivity of the mesolimbic system and hyper activity of the mesocortical system.
There is hypoactivity of the mesolimbic system and hyperactivity of the mesocortical system.
What effect would blockage of the dopamine D2 receptors in the CTZ have on a patient?
Which option below would NOT be a side effect of the use anticholinergics?
What is the course of action for the treatment of a psychotic patient that develops the rare Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Stop Anti-Psychotic drug, IV Dantrolene, IV Normal Saline, & Bromocriptine
Increase Anti-Psychotic drug, PO Dantrolene, Heating Pads, Diphenhydramine
Stop Antipsychotic, Injected Diazepam, IV Fluids, Inject Bromocriptine