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Chapter 39. Bipolar Disorder

A history of which of the following is the key feature of bipolar disorder with rapid cycling according to the DSM-5?

A. A major depressive episode switching to mania

B. Mania switching to a major depressive episode

C. More than five manic episodes in 12 months

D. More than three mood episodes in 12 months

Factors that increase risk of suicide in individuals with bipolar disorder include:

A. A high number of depressive episodes

B. Late age of onset

C. Low educational status

D. Negative family history of bipolar disorder

Epidemiologic studies show patients with bipolar I disorder spend:

A. More time manic than depressed

B. More time depressed than manic

C. The same amount of time manic and depressed

D. More time acutely ill than stable

Another psychiatric illness that can include a history of manic episodes is:

A. Major depressive disorder

B. Panic disorder

C. Schizoaffective disorder

D. Schizophrenia

Which of the following would be the least appropriate initial choice for pharmacologic therapy of a patient with a manic episode?

A. Divalproex

B. Lamotrigine

C. Quetiapine

D. Risperidone

The primary treatment for acute bipolar depression is:

A. Antidepressant drugs

B. Family and interpersonal therapy

C. Electroconvulsive therapy

D. Mood-stabilizing drugs

Which of the following second-generation antipsychotic drugs is FDA approved for treatment of acute bipolar depression as monotherapy?

A. Lamotrigine

B. Lurasidone

C. Risperidone

D. Ziprasidone

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