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Chapter 20. Depression Medication Therapy Management Data Set

Which of the following is correct regarding the symptoms included in the diagnostic criteria for a major depressive episode?

a. At least 1 symptom MUST be insomnia

b. Symptoms should be present for at least 6 months

c. Symptoms may include fatigue or loss of energy

d. Symptoms may be directly caused by a drug being abused

All of the following questions are appropriate when assessing a patient with depression, EXCEPT:

a. "Have you recently experienced changes in your sleep patterns?"

b. "How often do you miss a dose of your blood pressure medication?"

c. "How long have you had depression?"

d. "Have you ever felt so depressed that you've had thoughts of harming yourself?"

The treatment goal for a patient in the maintenance phase of depression therapy is:

a. Reduce symptoms

b. Induce remission

c. Prevent relapse

d. Prevent another depressive episode

Which of the following is the most appropriate explanation of the term "neurotransmitter" using living room language?

a. Chemicals in your brain that help different areas of your brain communicate with each other to carry out a function

b. Serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine are examples of neurotransmitters

c. Neurochemicals that transfer nerve impulses across a synapse

d. Chemicals that allow the transition of signals from 1 neuron to the next via a synapse

JR is a 48-year-old female who has been taking escitalopram for 4 weeks for a recent diagnosis of a major depressive episode. She reports today that she has felt very drowsy since starting her medication. Her mood has improved and she feels like she is responding, but is very bothered by the constant fatigue. She is currently taking 10 mg daily at breakfast.

Which of the following is correct regarding your MAP for JR today?

a. JR's MAP should include a comprehensive list of all of her medications, including start and stop dates

b. JR's MAP should be written in healthcare ...

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