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Graduate Neuroscience
Which of the following are the main indicating characteristics of autism under DSM V?
  1. Deficits in social communication and sensory processing disorders
  2. Deficits in social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities.
  3. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities and intellectual disability.
  4. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior and food sensitivity
Graduate Drugs and Alcohol
Pharmacodynamics pertains to what a        drug        does to the        body       , while pharmacokinetics pertains to what the        body        does to a        drug       .
Graduate Drugs and Alcohol
Bioavailability pertains to the rate and extent by which a drug reaches system circulation.
  1. True
  2. False
Graduate Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
A depressive episode is required for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
  1. True
  2. False
Graduate Medical Terms
Bioequivalence and therapeutic equivalence mean the same thing.
  1. True
  2. False
Graduate Drugs and Alcohol
Most drugs have only one site of action.
  1. True
  2. False
Graduate Neuroscience
The first meta-analysis of all published research on autism and gastrointestinal symptoms shows that
  1. There is no coorelation between autism spectrum disorders and gastrointestinal disorders.
  2. GI disorders are four times more common among children with autism than among other children
  3. Children with autism don't indicate that they have abdominal pain.
  4. There is a greater incidence of abdominal pain in children with ASD, but it is not related to behavioral issues.
Graduate Neuroscience
Linguistic features of language that should be addressed in assessment of ASD include:
  1. Ability to attend to a communicative partner.
  2. ability to understand figurative language.
  3. Engagement and disengagement.
  4. a. and c.
Graduate Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
What is the success rate of gene therapy?
  1. Excellent, as many diseases are now successfully cured with gene therapy.
  2. Fair, as more than half the trials have been successful
  3. Mediocre, as only about half the trials have been successful.
  4. Poor, as there have been few successes but many disappointments.
Graduate Neuroscience
A subtype of diskinetic Cerebral palsy characterized by rigid posturing of the neck and trunk
  1. Spastic Cerebral palsy
  2. Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
  3. dystonic Cerebral palsy
  4. Ataxic Cerebral Palsy
Graduate Neuroscience
When diagnosing a possible case of autism, it is important to look for
  1. physical and behavioral characteristics which might indicate another diagnosis
  2. a medical history of diseases that might cause autism.
  3. birth order.
  4. all of the above.
Graduate Neuroscience
In studies that showed a relationship between ASD and vaccinations, researchers
  1. advocated that parents stop vaccinating their children.
  2. advocated that thimerosal free vaccines be made available.
  3. were of the opinion that the risk of disease was more of a concern than a possible increase in cases of ASD.
  4. b. and c.
Graduate Drugs and Alcohol
Zero order elimination is               independent               of the amount of drug, while first order elimination is                proportional                to the amount of drug in the system.
Graduate Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatments
One of your patients, Jane, recently was put on an SSRI for depression. She states that she has been on the drug for 5 weeks, and while some of her symptoms have improved, she still is very tearful almost every day. Based on this presentation, Jane would be considered in the "acute phase" of treatment.
  1. True
  2. False
Graduate Drugs and Alcohol
When prescribing antidepressants, the clinician should start       low       and go        slow       .
Graduate Drugs and Alcohol
Only about 25% of successfully treated bipolar patients require polypharmacy.
  1. True
  2. False
Graduate Neuroscience
What is a condition in which there is diminished tone of the skeletal muscles
  1. Ataxic cerebral palsy
  2. Dyskentic Cerebral palsy
  3. Spastic Cerebral palsy
  4. Athetoid Cerebral Palsy
Graduate Neuroscience
Under DSM IV criteria for autism spectrum disorders, which of the following were listed separately as possible characteristics of ASD?
  1. qualitative impairment in social interaction, and qualitative impairments in communication.
  2. hand flapping and widely set eyes.
  3. digestive problems and large head circumference.
  4. Rhett syndrome.
Graduate Drugs and Alcohol
What is the brand name for zolpidem?
  1. Ambien
  2. Advil
  3. Norvasc
  4. Zoloft
Graduate Neuroscience
An SLP might refer a person with ASD to a psychologist for:
  1. cognitive testing
  2. a medical evaluation
  3. perscription of medication
  4. a. and c.
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