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Chapter 34. Schizophrenia Medication Therapy Management Data Set

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Which of the following symptoms is included in the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia?

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a. Disorganized speech

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b. Anxious mood

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c. Depressed mood

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d. Illusions

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Which of the following is the most appropriate action for the MTM provider when assessing a patient with schizophrenia?

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a. Anticipate cataracts as a common medical complication

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b. Measure cognitive deficits using a brief clinical rating scale

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c. Monitor for tardive dyskinesia only during first-generation antipsychotic treatment

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d. Interpret flat affect, poor speech productivity, and low energy as depression, not negative symptoms

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When measuring symptom severity of schizophrenia, which of the following best describes the minimally accepted reduction in total scores that qualifies for a response from antipsychotic treatment?

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a. Remission

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b. 60%

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c. 40%

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d. 20%

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Using living room language, an MTM provider might describe one of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia as:

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a. Hearing voices

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b. Inner restlessness

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c. Constant lack of motivation

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d. Always being suspicious of others

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A patient with schizophrenia reports that her symptoms have been bothersome for 2 days in a row. Which one of the following should be a part of the medication action plan?

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a. Tell the patient to call the psychiatrist and get changed to a new antipsychotic

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b. Instruct the patient to double the dose of antipsychotic for a few days until the symptoms go away

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c. Instruct the patient to disregard the symptoms

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d. Instruct the patient to use coping skills when symptoms occur

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All of the following scenarios should result in the MTM provider referring the patient with schizophrenia back to the patient's psychiatrist EXCEPT:

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a. When the patient continues to have residual symptoms of schizophrenia over time

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b. When the patient's serum triglycerides continuously increase over time

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