Type
Crossword
Description

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

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

PRODUCES A CALMING EFFECT DIAZEPAM
USED TO TREAT MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER LEXAPRO
USED TO SLOW PROGRESSION OF ALZHEIMERS REMINYL
ANTIPSYCOTIC AND USED AS A SLEEPAID IN LOW DOSES SEROQUEL
USED TO RELIEVE ANXIETY ATIVAN
USED FOR TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BIPOLAR DISORDER HALADOL
A MOOD STABILIZER USED TO TREAT BIPOLAR DISORDER DEPAKOTE
AN ANTIDEPRESSANT OF THE SSRI CLASS ZOLOFT
USED TO SLOW PROGRESSION OF DEMENTIA ARICEPT
AN ANTI ANXIETY MED OF THE BENZODIAZEPINE CLASS XANAX
USED AS A SLEEP AID AND CAUSES DROWSINESS AMBIEN
A STIMULANT USED TO TREAT ADHD RITALIN
USED FOR ACUTE ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS, HTN INDERAL

Drugs Used In Mental Health Disorders Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Medication Crossword; Nurs134

Type
Crossword
Description

non-opioid analgesic given for mild to moderate pain; should be limited to 4 grams daily according to the FDA Acetaminophen
inhibits production of uric acid; used to treat gout Allopurino
benzodiazepine; treats anxiety and panic disorders; Xanax Alprazolam
calcium channel blocker; antihypertensive; works by systemic vasodilation to decrease blood pressure; Norvasc Amlodipine
antibacterial; may be given for pneumonia, sinusitis, acute bronchitis, middle ear infection, urethritis, pertussis, etc; Zithromax Arithromycin
NSAID; low dose taken routinely is often recommended to prevent heart attack Aspirin
given to treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease Atorvastatin
most frequently given by suppository; stimulant laxative Bisacodyl
opioid analgesic used for management of moderate to severe acute pain; binds to CNS opioid receptors to block perception of pain; Buprenex Buprenorphine
beta blocker; antihypertensive; lowers heart rate and blood pressure; Coreg Carvedilol
anti-infective; binds to cell wall membrane to cause cell death against susceptible bacteria; Rocephin Ceftriaxone
fat-soluble vitamin that promotes absorption of Ca and Phos Cholecalciferol
anti-infective; fluoroquinolones; broad spectrum; used against gram positive (MRSA) and gram negative (E-coli) pathogens Ciprofloxacin
antihypertensive; adrenergic; for management of mild to moderate HTN; inhibits vasoconstriction to reduce blood pressure; Catapres Clonidine
opioid analgesic; often combined with guaifenesin or promethazine for cough suppressant that affects parts of the brain to reduce urge to cough Codeine
long-acting insulin that stimulates peripheral glucose uptake by binding to insulin receptors; Levemir Detemir
sodium; stool softener Docusate
reduces size of prostate and decreases urinary symptoms of BPH Dutasteride
low molecular weight heparin; prevention of VTE, DVT, PE Enoxaparin
antidiabetic; promotes insulin secretion and glucose-lowering mechanisms; Byetta Exenatide
used to prevent acid reflux/GERD; short-term treatment of duodenal ulcers Famotidine
opioid analgesic; short half-life; often given by IV or patch; CNS depressant Fentanyl

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Type
Bingo Cards
Description

ADHD
Bi Polar
BiPolar Disorder
Major Depression
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Adderall
Concerta
Anti-Depressant
SSRI
PTSD
DEPAKOTE
CLONIDINE
mOOD STABILIZER
RITALIN
PROZAC
lexapro
celexa
FOCALIN
STRATERR
INTUNIV
ANXIETY DISORDER
METADATE
TRAZADONE
MELATONIN

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

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

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

Mental Health Medications Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Psychotropic Medications Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

Leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. Cataracts
Medication class used to treat anxiety Anxiolytics
Major side effect of a benzodiazepine (like Xanax or Valium) Sedation
Class of drugs are used to treat depression Antidepressants
Specific type of drug is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant SSRIs
Class of drugs are used to treat schizophrenia Antipsychotic
Example of a first generation typical antipsychotic drug Haldol
A side effect of antipsychotic that causes various movement disorders Extrapyramidal side effects
Class of drugs used to treat Bipolar disease Mood stabilizing agents
The drug that is mainstay in the treatment of bipolar disorders Lithium
An irrational fear, resulting in a conscious avoidance of the feared object, activity, or situation Phobia
Individuals with this disorder feel compelled to perform certain ritual acts, such as handwashing, over and over to relieve their anxiety Obsessive compulsive disorder
Drug that can cause a psychological habituation and drug dependency or addiction Benzodiazepines
Drug that has several dietary precautions - must avoid chocolate, caffeine, beer and red wines, and aged meat and cheeses MAOIs
A sudden onset of intense fear, although there is rarely any discernible cause Panic Attack

Anxiolitics (Benzodiazepines), Sedatives, Hypnotics Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is the most commonly prescribed anti-anxiety drug? Benzodiazepines
What is the reversal agent for benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepines? Flumazenil
What are nonbenzodiazepines commonly called? Z-drugs
What drug class is phenobarbital under? Barbiturates
Zolpidem, Zaleplon, and Eszopiclone are examples of which drug classification? Nonbenzodiazepine
What is the main side effect of these drugs? CNS depression
How should these medication be discontinued? Tapering
These medications are intended for long or short use? short
What should you NOT do while on these drugs? Drive
Identifying a patient on this drugs may appear to be under the influence of what other substance? Alcohol

Mental Health Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

stress
social
environment
motivation
pain
anorexia
eating disorder
personalities
life
hereditary
isolation
treatments
mood
feelings
symptoms
psychological
mental
ilness
bipolar
anxiety
health
depression

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Brand name for Sertaline Zoloft
Acronym for this disorder OCD
Practicing _____ techniques along with anxiety management is important for long-term management behavioral
Symptoms will _____ with stress increase
Behavior or acts carried out to eliminate the obsessions or to neutralize anxiety; can also be ritualistic repetitive
Onset of OCD is rare after the age of _____ fifty
Nursing intervention that teaches client to follow a ______ routine to reduce anxiety daily
Generic name for Anafranil clomipramine
Related disorder to OCD that consists of "nail biting" onychophagia
Medication class of Alprazolam (Xanax) Benzodiazepine
Anxiety will "______" compulsions trigger
The OCD cycle is obessions, anxiety, _______, relief compulsions
Considered a compulsive act in which client keeps unneeded items with no desire to throw away and have a feeling of attachment to the items hoarding
Treatment for OCD is behavior therapy and ______ medication
Medication class of Sertaline, Acronym SSRI