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Chapter 15. Bipolar Disorder Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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A patient experiencing 5 episodes of bipolar disorder in a year should be classified by which of the following diagnostic criteria?

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a. Bipolar I disorder

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b. Bipolar II disorder

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c. A mixed episode

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d. Rapid cycling

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Which of the following rating scales would be helpful to use as a screening tool to detect symptoms of bipolar disorder?

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a. Mood Disorder Questionnaire

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b. Brief Bipolar Disorder Symptom Scale

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c. Young Mania Rating Scale

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d. Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression

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Which of the following is the main goal for the treatment of bipolar disorder?

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a. Reduce the severity of acute attacks

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b. Minimize adverse effects

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c. Maximize adherence with therapy

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d. Treat comorbid substance abuse

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Which of the following terms could be described as a mild degree of mania?

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a. Depression

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b. Euthymia

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c. Hypomania

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d. Cyclothymia

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When developing a medication action plan to help a patient to remember to take medications, which of the following techniques would be useful to include in the patient's "What I need to do" section?

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a. Decrease the number of medications he or she takes to 1 per day

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b. Use and fill a pill box on a weekly basis to track missed doses

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c. Carry all medications in 1 pill vial for less confusion

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d. Increase the number of times per day he or she takes a medication

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A patient is experiencing GI upset following an increase in dosage of valproic acid over the past week. Which of the following is the most appropriate course of action?

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a. Refer the patient to the ER due to potential dehydration

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b. Discontinue the use of valproic acid

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c. Consider a switch from valproic acid ...

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