Psychiatry and Mental Health Nursing MCQs With Answers

1. Thought process characterized by a series of ideas without apparent logical connections is referred to as?
a. Loosening of association
b. Flight of ideas
c. Confabulation
d. Tangentiality

2. Which among the following is not a short acting benzodiazepine?
a. Lorazepam
b. Diazepam
c. Oxazepam
d. Alprax

3. Therapeutic serum level of carbamazepine is?
a. 13-24mg/dl
b. 6-12mcg/dl
c. 1-7mg/dl
d. 25-30mg/dl

4. First line drugs for the treatment of mania are?
a. Lithium
b. Valproate
c. Both of the above
d. None of the above

5. The ability to understand one’s own behaviour and emotion is called?
a. Judgement
b. Insight
c. Intelligence
d. Personality

6. Normal response of an individual to the loss of a loved object is called?
a. Grief
b. Low mood
c. Sadness
d. Depression

7. Narcolepsy is?
a. Excessive use of narcotics
b. Addiction to narcotics
c. Excessive sleep during day time
d. Reduced sleep during night

8. Sexual arousal with non-living things is termed as?
a. Zoophilia
b. Pedophilia
c. Fetishism
d. None of the above

9. Fear of pain is termed as?
a. Algophobia
b. Zoophobia
c. Agoraphobia
d. Xenophobia

10. The habitual tendency to be anxious in general is called?
a. Trait anxiety
b. Generalized anxiety disorder
c. State anxiety
d. None of the above

11. How does norepinephrine relate to depression?
a. Decreases in depression
b. Increases in depression
c. Remains unchanged in depression
d. No relation with depression

12. An increased sense of psychological well-being and happiness, not in keeping with ongoing events, is called?
a. Elation
b. Ecstasy
c. Euphoria
d. Exaltation

13. Exaggerated self-importance is a feature of which delusion?
a. Somatic delusion
b. Delusion of grandeur
c. Delusion of reference
d. All of the above.

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14. First discovered tricyclic antidepressant is?
a. Clomipramine
b. Imipramine
c. Venlafaxine
d. Sertraline

15. Juvenile justice act is introduced in the year?
a. 1984
b. 1986
c. 1987
d. 1988

16. Which among the following types of schizophrenia thought to have the worst prognosis?
a. Residual
b. Hebephrenic
c. Catatonic
d. Paranoid

17. Delirium tremens usually starts how many days after the last drink of alcohol?
a. 2 -5 days
b. 1-2 days
c. 6-8 days
d. 8-10 days

18. Disorders of adult personality and behavior is classified under ICD 10 in?
a. F00-F09
b. F90-F98
c. F40-F49
d. F60-F69

19. Techniques used in psychoanalytical therapy are?
a. Free association
b. Hypnosis
c. Abreaction therapy
d. All of the above

20. Initial dose of Disulfiram in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal is?
a. 1000mg
b. 100mg
c. 250 mg
d. 500 mg

21. Magical thinking, peculiar notions, ideas of reference, illusions and derealisation are part of which personality disorder?
a. Paranoid
b. Schizoid
c. Schizotypal
d. Borderline

22. Pharmacological management of OCD is with which medicines?
a. Antipsychotics
b. Antidepressants
c. Antimanic
d. Stimulants

23. ECT was first introduced in?
a. 1980
b. 1933
c. 1938
d. 1976

24. Which among the following is a first generation antipsychotic?
a. Clozapine
b. Olanzapine
c. Chlorpromazine
d. Quetiapine

25. An example of non-therapeutic communication techniques is?
a. Validating
b. Belittling
c. Reflecting
d. Listening

26. Most important factor in a therapeutic relationship is?
a. Trust
b. Knowledge
c. Motivation
d. Professionalism

27. The involuntary blocking of unpleasant feelings and experiences from one’s awareness is known as?
a. Displacement
b. Regression
c. Repression
d. Suppression

28. Generativity Vs stagnation is a psychosocial crisis of which age group?
a. School age
b. Early adulthood
c. Adulthood
d. Adolescence

29. In which defense mechanism anxiety is expressed through physical symptoms?
a. Projection
b. Conversion
c. Regression
d. Repression

30. Drug of choice to reverse a dystonic reaction is?
a. Prochlorperazine
b. Diphenhydramine
c. chlorpromazine
d. Fentanyl


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