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Chapter 15. Bipolar Disorder MTM Data Set

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

a. Bipolar disorder type I

b. Bipolar disorder type II

c. A mixed specifier

d. Rapid cycling

Answer d.

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

a. Mood Disorder Questionnaire

b. Brief Bipolar Disorder Symptom Scale

c. Young Mania Rating Scale

d. Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression

Answer a.

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

a. Reduce the severity of acute attacks.

b. Minimize adverse effects.

c. Maximize adherence with therapy.

d. Treat comorbid substance abuse.

Answer a.

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

a. Depression

b. Euthymia

c. Hypomania

d. Cyclothymia

Answer c.

When developing a medication action plan for 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?

a. Decrease the number of medications that the patient takes to one per day.

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

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

d. Increase the number of times per day that the patient takes a medication.

Answer b.

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

a. Refer the patient to the ...

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