Medication that has therapeutic and maintence levels Lithium
A dietary restriction for MAOIs cheese
a life-threatening syndrome that has symptoms of high fever, sweating, unstable blood pressure and it associated with antipsychotic meds neuroleptic malignant syndrome
I am a class of drugs that cross into the CNS and into the placenta and are associated with an increased risk of birth defects. anticonvulsants
Lithium is a salt, while taking this drug I must have regular blood tests and stay _____________. hydrated
Severe headaches, HTN, palpations, neck stiffness, nausea and vomiting may occur if you ingest foods containing high levels of _________ when taking MAOIs. tyramine
A class of drugs that can be associated with birth defects and infants being born addicted to these drugs. benzodiaepines
I am effective in controlling anxiety but I have no effect on panic disorders as well as little to no effect on obsessive-compulsive disorders, who am I? buspirone
Common side effect is anorgasmia for women and erectile and ejaculation disturbances for men, I also work on serotonin. ssri
I can cause mental status changes, autonomic instabilty and neuromuscular hyperactivity. serotonin syndrome

Drugs Used In Mental Health Disorders Crossword


Partial Serotonin and Dopamine Agonist, Short-term relief symptoms of anxiety Buspirone
Common adverse effects: Sedation, Lethargy Serious Adverse effects: Slurred speech, Dizziness Azaspirones
CNS depressants, reduce anxiety by stimulating the neurotramitter Benzodiazepines
All except _____ are used to treat anxiety from alcohol withdrawl Alprazolam
Drug of choice for alcohol withdrawl Serax
Phobic disorders often lead to exaggerated ________ behaviors and leave their victims functionally disabled. Avoidance
Drug of choice for treating OCD ? Fluvoxamine
Used often for mild anxiety: NOT addictive Miscellaneous
Sedative-hypnotic; High potential for abuse Meprobamate
There are 5 types of antidepressants:Miscellaneous agents, MAOI's, SSRI's SNRI's & ____? TCA's
Block metabolic destruction of norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin neurotransmitters MAOIs
Serious adverse effect of MAOIs? Hypertensive Crisis
When taking MAOIs patient shouldn't ingest meals with a high _____? Tyramine
Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Zoloft are ALL _______? SSRI's
Actions: Inhibit reuptake and destruction of serotonin and norepinephrine from synaptic cleft SNRI's
Prolong action of norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin by blocking reuptake Tricyclic antidepressant
Used to treat acute mania associated with bipolar disorder Lithium
Typical and Atypical agents are asssociated with which drug therapy? Antipsychotic agents
_______ effects can be minimized by administering drugs at bedtime. Sedative
Most common cause of nonadherence Extrapyramidal Symptoms
Nueroleptic malignant syndrome is potentially ______. fatal

Bipolar Disorder Terms Crossword


Depression's counterpart in Bipolar Disorder Mania
Sign of Bipolar Disorder Mood swing
Symptoms may include sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of energy, uncontrollable crying, change in appetite causing weight loss or gain, increased need for sleep, and difficulty making decisions Depression
A serious mental illness that is characterized by extreme changes in mood, from mania to depression Bipolar disorder
Symptoms may include excessive happiness, excitement, irritability, restlessness, increased energy, less need for sleep, racing thoughts, high sex drive Mania
Unstable goes from joyful to angry quickly Mood
General term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, or psychologist Psychotherapy
Defined by a distinct period during which there is an abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood Mania Episode
Signs of lithium toxicity coarse hand tremors, mental confusion and muscle hyperirritability Advanced
Four expected side effects of this type of therapy fine hand tremor, weight gain, mild thirst, and polyuria Lithium Therapy
The mildest form of mania, with similar but less serious symptoms Hypomania
It sits between mania and depression, and it’s what people with bipolar disorder aim for in their treatment. Euthymia
Drugs which act on mental activity, sometimes used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Antidepressants
Neuroleptics or antipsychotics are drugs frequently used to treat psychosis. Antipsychotics principally cause changes in the brain making hallucinations disappear Antopsychotics
Found in people who experience manic episodes on a recurring basis alternating with episodes of depression Bipolar I Disorder
People with bipolar II disorder have never experienced a complete manic episode. They go through periods of high levels of energy and impulsiveness Bipolar II Disorder
Unstable, goes from joyful to angry quickly Anhedonia
Researchers believe that some neurotransmitters, including (______) and dopamine, don’t function properly in individuals with bipolar disorder Serotonin
A chronic but milder form of bipolar disorder, characterized by episodes of hypomania and depression that lasts for at least two years Cyclothymia
Nonstop physical activity, can go days without eating or sleeping Behavior

Pharmacology: Nervous System Meds Day 2 Crossword


Methylphenidate can help improve attention and ______. focus
The last dose of a CNS stimulant should be administered before ____ pm. four
Foods high in ______ can cause MAOI hypertensive crisis. tyramine
Clients taking a MAOI that complains of _____ stiffness, should call the MD. neck
Amitriptyline has _________ side effects. anticholinergic
Clients taking Tricyclics should avoid CNS _______. depressants
Clients taking SSRIs should report weight ______. loss
An early sign of Serotonin Syndrome. fever
Clients taking a SNRI may complain of a ______, because of bronchitis adverse effect. cough
Popular drug used to treat bipolar disorder. Lithium
Low levels of _______ can increase the risk of lithium toxicity. sodium
Lithium can cause ______thyroidism. hypo
An early sign of lithium toxicity. (hold the medication) tremors
EPS that causes severe spasms of tongue, face, neck, or back. acutedystonia
EPS that causes restlessness. akathisia
EPS that causes tongue twisting and lip smaking. tardive dyskinesia
_________ malignant syndrome is a serious reaction that can cause death. neuroleptic
Chlorpromazine may cause orthostatic _________. hypotension
Tardive dyskinesia is an _____________ condition, even after discontinuing the antipsychotic. irreversible
SSRIs and other antidepressants can take up to 1-4 ________ to begin working. weeks

Matching Medications (Directions: Match the medication with the correct drug class.) Worksheet

Matching Worksheet

Fluoxetine (Prozac) SSRI, antidepressant
Sertraline (Zoloft) SSRI, antidepressant
Paroxetine (Paxil) SSRI, antidepressant/anxiety
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) SSRI, antidepressant
Phenelzine (Nardil) MAOI, antidepressant
Escitalopram (Lexapro) SSRI, antidepressant
Amitriptyline (Elavil) TCA, antidepressant
Diazepam (Valium) Antianxiety, benzodiazepine
Buspirone (Buspar) Antianxiety
Alprazolam (Xanax) Antianxiety, benzodiazepine
Lorazepam (Ativan) Antianxiety, benzodiazepine
Risperidone (Risperdal) Antipsychotic/mood stabilizer
Olanzepine (Zyprexa) Antipsychotic/mood stabilizer
Lithium carbonate Mood stabilizer
Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban) Antidepressant
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) Antipsychotic
Haloperidol (Haldol) Antipsychotic
Isocarboxazid (Marplan) MAOI, antidepressant
Tranylcpromine (Parnate) MAOI, antidepressant
Phenelzine (Nardil) MAOI, antidepressant

Antidepressant Medications Crossword


Behavior indicated for antidepressants Depression
Something you should avoid while taking these medications Alcohol
This neurotransmitter is known for the role it plays in feelings of well-being and happiness Serotonin
These are usually the first line of medications used to treat depression SSRIs
Diet restrictions for clients on MAOIs Tyramine
This side effect could occur while taking SSRIs Sexual Dysfunction
This medication is an example of a SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitor) Celexa
This medication is an example of a SNRI (Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) Cymbalta
This medication is mainly used to treat and prevent depression and as a smoking cessation aid. Wellbutrin
SSRI's are typically prescribed first b/c they have less_______ Side Effects
This condition can occur within several hours of taking a new drug or increasing the dose of a drug you're already taking. Serotonin Syndrome

Mental Health Crossword Puzzle


Generic name for Luvox is ______. Fluvoxamine
Classification of Fluvoxamine. ssri
What should you always monitor after starting someone on Fluvoxamine or any SSRI? suicide risk
What is the generic name for Parnate? Tranylcypromine
Classification for Tranylcypromine is ________. maoi
This type of diet is contraindicated with Tranylcypromine. Tyramine
Characterized by hyperthermia, tachycardia, BP change, coma, rigid muscle neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome can occur while taking what type of drugs? antipsychotics
This drug can be used to treat neuroleptic malignant syndrome. cyproheptadine
What is the brand name for divalproex sodium? Depakote
The biggest side effect to watch for with Depakote is ____. weight gain
This is a mood stabilizer used short term with Lithium to treat Bipolar. divalproex sodium
This drug is used to treat chronic alcohol abuse. disulfiram
What class does Disulfiram belong to? Antabuse
The brand name of disulfiram is ________. disulfide
Sertraline is one of the first line of drugs used to treat ________. depression
What is the generic name for Zoloft? sertraline
Sertraline is classified as a _______. ssri
What is the generic name for Lithobid? lithium
Lithium is used to treat _____. bipolar disorder
Do not let the patient get _______ while taking lithium! dehydrated
Serum lab values should not get above _____ or toxicity occurs. one and a half
Severe toxicity can occur with a serum lab value of ______. two and a half
Do not take _____ while taking lithium because it can cause blood levels to reach toxic level. diuretics
Shuffling gait, rigidity, pill-rolling movements can be categorized as _____? pseudoparkinsonism
Pseudoparkinsonism, akathisia, and dystonia are all apart of ___? eps
Pseudoparkinsonism, akathisia, and dystonia are all possible of occurring while taking 1st line ______? antipsychotics
Donepezil is used treat ______ disease? alzheimers
This drug is classified as a cholinesterase inhibitor. donepezil
Donepezil works by slowing breakdown of _____. acetylcholine

Psych Bingo

Bingo Cards

imipramin (Tofranil)
amitriptyline (Elavil)
venlafaxine (Effexor)
duloxetine (Cymbalta)
desvenlafaxine (Pristiq)
bupropion (Wellbutrin)
lithium carbonate (Eskalith)
haloperidol (Haldol)
resperidone (Risperdal)
quetiapine (Seroquel)
aripiprazole (Abilify)
Major depressive disorder
dysthymic disorder
bipolar disorder
cyclothymic disorder
CNS neuro-transmitters
Risk of suicide
Tricyclic antidepressants
Atypical antidepressants
Serotonin Syndrome (SES)
Hypertensive Crisis
Positive symptoms
Negative symptoms
Cognitive Symptoms
Conventional, 1st Generation
Acute dystonia
Tardive Dyskinesia
Anticholinergic effect


Fetal alcohol syndrome Crossword


difficulty in the eyes vision
Effected during pregnancy fetus
Lacks the ability to stay steady and straight balance
The trouble to stay clam Hyper activity
Troubles on how they act Behavior
Birth defects on the child's body Physical defects
Of facial features Impairment
Alcohol crosses to the fetus through what placenta
Where deformities can occur joints
should not drink during this pregnancy
Alcohol causes the most problems to this organ during developement brain
Disorder that makes it harder in school and learning learning disorder
Rapidly changes mood
Alcohol interferes with the delivery of what? oxygen
Harmful substance that causes birth defects Alcohol
Most noticeable part on the baby's body of physcial defects face

Anti-anxiety Medications Crossword


Class of CNS depressant prescribed for fast acting relief of anxiety Benzodiazepines
_____ amounts of benzodiazepine over time to maintain therapeutic effect Increase
______ symptoms occur when patient stops taking benzodiazepines Withdrawal
_______ can be given with a CNS depressant but should not be given with an MAOI - can cause hypertensive crisis Buspirone
Class of medications that treat anxiety, are fast acting, and block histamine Antihistamines
Side effects of anti-anxiety meds such as dry mouth, dry eyes, urinary retention are known as ________ effects Anticholinergic
Beta blocker used to treat "fight or flight" symptoms of anxiety Inderal
Hypertensive used off-label in the treatment of anxiety Clonidine
Class of meds that can take 4-6 weeks to achieve therapeutic effect and therefore are not used in immediate relief of anxiety symptoms Antidepressants
The goal of medication in the treatment of anxiety is to _______ CNS calm

Birth Defects Crossword


Cause: genetics, sunken in chest, No cure Marfan Syndrome
Parasite from cat feces Toxoplasmosis
Functional, poor growth, intellectual disabilities, weak muscle tone Prader Willi
metabolic disorder, body is unable to breakdown amino acids PKU
leg bones are missing or fused together Sirenomelia
internal organs are born on the outside of the body Gastroschisis
A birth defect that destroys brain cells, most children don't live past birth, caused by a defective gene TaySachs
Stillborn, deformities in bones, failure to grow, shortness of breath Thalassemia
Spine fails to develop properly SpinaBifida
_________________ birth defects are related to a problem with how a body part or body system works Functional
_________________ birth defects are related to a problem with body parts Structural
Physical, Chemical and Biological causes of birth defects are from this category Environmental