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A 72-year-old man with a long history of recurrent psychotic depres- sion is hospitalized during a relapse. He has prostatic hypertrophy, coro- nary heart disease, and recurrent orthostatic hypotension. Which of the following is the most appropriate antipsychotic medication for this patient?






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A 29-year-old woman with a previous diagnosis of bipolar disorder is hospitalized during an acute manic episode. She is elated, sexually provocative, and speaks very fast, jumping from one subject to another. She tells the nurses that she has been chosen by God to be “the second vir- gin Mary.” BUN, creatinine, electrolytes, TSH, and an ECG are within nor- mal limits. What other test is necessary before starting the patient on lithium?

Pregnancy test

Total bilirubin


Iron-binding capacity

Chest x-ray

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A 72-year-old man develops acute urinary retention and blurred vision after taking an antidepressant for 3 days. Which of the following medications is most likely to cause such side effects?






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A middle-aged man is chronically preoccupied with his health. For many years he feared that his irregular bowel functions meant he had can- cer. Now he is very worried about having a serious heart disease, despite his physician’s assurance that the occasional “extra beats” he detects when he checks his pulse are completely benign. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

Somatization disorder


Delusional disorder

Pain disorder

Conversion disorder

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A 23-year-old woman arrives at the emergency room complaining that, out of the blue, she had been seized by an overwhelming fear, associ- ated with shortness of breath and a pounding heart. These symptoms lasted for approximately 20 minutes, and while she was experiencing them, she feared that she was dying or going crazy. The patient has had four similar episodes during the past month, and she has been worrying that they will continue to recur. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

Acute psychotic episode


Panic disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder

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A 20-year-old woman is brought to the emergency room by her fam- ily because they have been unable to get her to eat or drink anything for the past 2 days. The patient, although awake, is completely unresponsive both vocally and nonverbally. She actively resists any attempt to be moved. Her family reports that during the previous 7 months she became increasingly withdrawn, socially isolated, and bizarre; often speaking to people no one else could see. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

Schizoaffective disorder

Delusional disorder

Schizophreniform disorder


PCP intoxication

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A 24-year-old woman comes to the emergency room with the chief complaint that “my stomach is rotting out from the inside.” She states that for the last 6 months she has been crying on a daily basis and that she has decreased concentration, energy, and interest in her usual hobbies. She has lost 25 lb during that time. She cannot get to sleep, and when she does, she wakes up early in the morning. For the past 3 weeks, she has become con- vinced that she is dying of cancer and is rotting on the inside of her body. Also, in the past 2 weeks she has been hearing a voice calling her name when no one is around. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

Delusional disorder

Schizoaffective disorder

Schizophreniform disorder


Major depression with psychotic features

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37-year-old alcoholic is brought to the emergency room after he was found unconscious in the street. He is hospitalized for dehydration and pneumonia. While being treated, he becomes acutely confused and agitated. He cannot move his eyes upward or to the right, and he is ataxic. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

Alcohol intoxication

Korsakoff Syndrome

Alcohol delirium

Wernicke encephalopathy

Alcohol seizures