27 Mental Health

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27 Mental Health
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  1. administered to control the symptoms of psychosis such as hallucinations are
    Antipsychotic drugs
  2. 1st generation of antipsychotic drugs are
    • Haloperidol (Haldol)
    • Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
    • Thioridazine (Mellaril)

    • Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
    • Trifluoperzine (Stelazine)
  3. Haloperidol (Haldol) is classified as a ___________.
    butyropenone antipsychotic

    hint: others are phenothiazines
  4. 2nd generation of antipsychotic drugs are often referred to as
    "atypical" antipsychotics or typical roleptics.
  5. 2nd gen antipsychotic drugs include
    • Aripiprazole (abilify)
    • risperidone (Risperdal)
    • clozapine (Clozaril)
    • olanzpine (Zyprexa)
    • quetiapine (Seroquel)
    • ziprasidone (Geodon)

    Paliperiodone (Invega) - newest atypical
  6. Most psychiatric drugs react on the
    CNS

    they leave the blood stream to enter the interstitial fluid, the CSF and/or the cells of the brain
  7. Some drugs cannot cross the blood brain barrier in an active form, but will cross in an _________form that later changed into the active metabolite within the brain
    Inactive
  8. The time (typically in hours) that it takes for plasma concentrations of a drug to decrease to half of an initial value?
    Half-life
  9. Assess for:
    Describing "feeling antsy"
    Inability to keep still
    Pacing the floor
    Not being frightened
    Akanthisia
  10. Assess for:
    Expressing thoughts of worry or concerns
    Having fears, even unable to state the source of worry
    Often having somatic sx
    Anxiety
  11. Assess for:
    Exhibiting escalating anxiety and anger
    Vocalizing concerns/complaints
    Possibly demonstrating destructive behavior
    Agitation
  12. Most comomon and consists of a subjective sense of restlessness with perceived need to pace or otherwise move continuously
    akathisia
  13. consists of sustained, involuntary muscle spasms; these most commonly involve head and neck, but occasionally occur in the other muscle groups
    Dystonia

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