Question Categories: Psychiatry

PLAB03-177

Sally is a 35 year old lady and has suffered with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for many years now. You see her for a contraception review. During her appointment she breaks down crying saying she is due to see Psychiatry again as her anxiety is no better. She has now tried two different medications, but …

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PLAB03-178

Jaya is 33 years old and is admitted to the psychiatry ward with suspected puerpal psychosis after presenting with paranoid delusions and suicidal thoughts to her GP. What is the incidence per births for this condition?

PLAB03-179

Amir is 27 years old and known to have Bipolar disorder and has been taking Lithium regularly. He is brought into A&E by his father who is concerned he is drowsy. Which one of the following features would not be in-keeping with lithium toxicity?

PLAB03-180

You work on a Psychiatry ward and are discussing antipsychotic prescribing with the ward pharmacist. Which one of the following medications is not a second-generation antipsychotic medication?

PLAB03-106

A 38 year old male with Depression has recently been started on Venlafaxine by his Psychiatry team and is due to see his GP for a blood pressure check. What are the common side effects he should be aware of? Please select the option which lists the correct common side effects.

PLAB03-074

You see Jordan who is a 40 year old male with longstanding Depression. He has had little benefit with SSRI’s and you decide to switch him to Mirtazapine. Which one of the following is not a recognised side effect of this medication?

PLAB03-017

Manjit is a 33 year old lorry driver who presents with nightmares and flashbacks of a road traffic accident 1 year ago. He admits that he is only presenting now as his wife says he has become increasingly irritable over the last few months and he is struggling to sleep. Manjit is angry about what …

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PLAB02-166

You work on a Psychiatry ward and are speaking to the ward pharmacist about antipsychotic drug prescribing. Which one of the following antipsychotic medications can not be given as a depot injection?

PLAB02-152

Adam is 48 years old and is under the Psychiatry team with longstanding Depression. He was commenced on Moclobemide 3 months ago and his mood has improved on it. However, he presents to the GP this afternoon with an intense headache. He admits attending a party earlier where he had various different foods outside his …

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PLAB02-153

Mary is 35 years old and under the Psychiatry team for management of her Schizophrenia. She has recently been started on Clozapine and is aware of the side effects and blood monitoring needed for this medication. Which one of the following is not a recognised side effect for Clozapine?

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