Assistant Professor in Psychiatry-2019(001/2018)



Assistant Professor in Psychiatry

Question Paper Code: 8/2019/OL

Category Code: 001/2018

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 03-04-2019

Department Medical Education

Question 1 : Who became martyr in ‘Paliyam Satyagraha’?

1. Kesava Pillai Asan

2. A.G. Velayudhan

3. Arattupuzha Valayudha Panicker

4. Velukkutty Aryan


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2. A.G. Velayudhan

Question 2 : Name the president of Cuba

1. Miguel Diaz-Canel

2. Raul Castro

3. Osvaldo Dorticose Torrado

4. Rodriguez Parrilla


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1. Miguel Diaz-Canel

Question 3 : Which article of the Indian Constitution abolishes untouchability?

1. Article 15

2. Article 16

3. Article 17

4. Article 18


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3. Article 17

Question 4 : The Malayalam drama ‘Pattabakki’ is written by

1. Thoppil Bhasi

2. Kattumadom Narayan

3. Ponkunnam varkey

4. K. Damodaran


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4. K. Damodaran

Question 5 : The Journalist murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October, 2018 is __________.

1. Shah Mehmood Qureshi

2. Workneh Gebeyehu

3. Jamal Khashoggi

4. Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir


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3. Jamal Khashoggi

Question 6 : Name the author of ‘Vichaara viplavam’

1. Kuttippuzha Krishna Pillai

2. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer

3. Kesav Dev

4. Kerala Varma Valiyakoyi Thampuran


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1. Kuttippuzha Krishna Pillai

Question 7 : Diwan P. Rajagopalachari appointed a mediator to deal with the agrarian agitation led by Mahatma Ayyankali.Who was he?

1. Changanassery Parameswaran Pillai

2. Padmanabha Pillai

3. Ramakrishna Pillai

4. Nagam Pillai


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4. Nagam Pillai

Question 8 : The procedure and method of election of the president of India has been taken from __________ constitution.

1. German

2. Irish

3. French

4. American


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2. Irish

Question 9 : The first women in the 10-50 age group have to enter the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple following the Supreme Court verdict of September 28, 2018 were __________.

1. Bindu Thankam Kalyani and Libi C.S.

2. Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga

3. Sasikala and Sobha

4. Soorya Devarchana and Parvathi


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2. Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga

Question 10 : The social reformer, who led the ‘Pullad lahala’, an agitation for school entry for the lower caste children was ________.

1. Chathan Puthoorasan

2. Simon Yohannan

3. Vellikkara Chothi

4. Ayyankali


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3. Vellikkara Chothi


Question 11 : The historic summit between the president of the U.S.A. Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held in ___________ in June 2018.

1. Singapore

2. Malaysia

3. Switzerland

4. Norway


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1. Singapore

Question 12 : The social reformer who is known as ‘Yuktivadi’

1. Joseph Edamaruk

2. A.T. Kovoor

3. K. Ayyappan

4. M.C. Joseph


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4. M.C. Joseph

Question 13 : What is India’s rank on the Global Hunger Index, 2018?

1. 103rd

2. 104th

3. 105th

4. 106th


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1. 103rd

Question 14 : The political party founded by Kamal Haasan

1. Dravida Makkal Manram

2. Tamil Makkal Manram

3. Makkal Needhi Maiam

4. Tamil Makkal Maiam


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3. Makkal Needhi Maiam

Question 15 : The social reformer who associated with ‘kallumaala’ agitation in perinad, kollam

1. Gopaladas

2. Kunhiraman

3. Krishnan Ampattu

4. Vellikkara Mathai


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1. Gopaladas

Question 16 : One among the following was the leader of PRDS. Who was he?

1. Vayaleri Kunhikannan Gurukkal

2. Vazhuvelil Ayyappan

3. Kaithayil Mathai Manjooran

4. Njaliyankuzhi Simon Yohannan


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4. Njaliyankuzhi Simon Yohannan

Question 17 : ‘Knesset’ is the name of the parliament of _________.

1. Japan

2. Israel

3. Poland

4. Saudi Arabia


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2. Israel

Question 18 : How many women members were there in the Indian Constituent Assembly?

1. 13

2. 14

3. 15

4. 16


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3. 15

Question 19 : The ruling party of Bengladesh

1. Awami League

2. Bengladesh Muslim League

3. Jamaat-e-Islami

4. Bengladesh National party


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1. Awami League

Question 20 : Who addressed Mahatma Gandhi as ‘one man boundary force’?

1. Lady Mountbatten

2. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

3. Jawaharlal Nehru

4. Lord Mountbatten


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4. Lord Mountbatten


Question 21 : Who has introduced the concept of psychoanalysis?

1. Erikson

2. Morel

3. Freud

4. Charcot


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3. Freud

Question 22 : Insulin coma therapy was introduced by

1. Seligman

2. Sakel

3. Monis

4. Kendel


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2. Sakel

Question 23 : 16 factor theory is about?

1. Thoughts

2. Mood

3. Learning

4. Personality


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4. Personality

Question 24 : The following are dopaminergic tracts except

1. Nigrostriatal

2. Tuberoinfundibular

3. Meynert projection

4. Mesolimbic


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3. Meynert projection

Question 25 : Serotonergic syndrome is characterized by all the following except

1. Fever

2. Constipation

3. Euphoria

4. Myoclonus


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2. Constipation

Question 26 : Draw a person test is a _________ test.

1. Memory

2. Projective

3. Lobe function

4. Intelligence


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2. Projective

Question 27 : Blockade of Dopamine in tubero infundibular tract leads to the following except

1. Osteoporosis

2. Galactorrhoea

3. Sexual Dysfunction

4. Menorrhagia


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4. Menorrhagia

Question 28 : ECT was first introduced in

1. 1958

2. 1938

3. 1917

4. 1946


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2. 1938

Question 29 : Von Meduna is known for

1. Electroconvulsive therapy

2. Psychosurgery

3. Convulsions induced by camphor

4. Therapeutic community


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3. Convulsions induced by camphor

Question 30 : The following are mental defence mechanisms except

1. Illusion

2. Dissociation

3. Projection

4. Reaction formation


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1. Illusion


Question 31 : Papez circuit is about

1. Intelligence

2. Emotion

3. Execution

4. Olfaction


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2. Emotion

Question 32 : Autism was termed after

1. Kanner

2. Meyer

3. Jung

4. Lorenz


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1. Kanner

Question 33 : Kasanin’s contribution is

1. Paraphrenia

2. Schizophreniform disorder

3. Induced psychotic disorder

4. Schizoaffective disorder


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4. Schizoaffective disorder

Question 34 : The following are tricyclic antidepressents except

1. Maprotiline

2. Imipramine

3. Amitriptyline

4. Clomipramine


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1. Maprotiline

Question 35 : Obsessions may be all of the following except

1. Thoughts

2. Images

3. Impulses

4. Emotions


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4. Emotions

Question 36 : Stupor is seen except in

1. Depression

2. Schizopherinia

3. Mania

4. Phobia


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4. Phobia

Question 37 : Cognitive Behaviour Therapy was introduced by

1. Hartman

2. Beck

3. Adler

4. Klein


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4. Klein

Question 38 : Ketamine is used in

1. OCD

2. Acute Psychosis

3. Delirium

4. Depression


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4. Depression

Question 39 : Monitoring should be done for agranulocytosis while the patient is on

1. Lithium

2. Clozapine

3. Sodium Valproate

4. Clonazepam


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2. Clozapine

Question 40 : Mental Health Care Act was signed by the Indian President in

1. 2010

2. 2012

3. 2017

4. 2018


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3. 2017


Question 41 : The word schizophrenia was coined by

1. Kraepelin

2. Schneider

3. Bleuler

4. Kretschmer


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3. Bleuler

Question 42 : Systematic desensitization is a type of

1. Hypnosis

2. Relaxation

3. Psychotherapy

4. Behaviour therapy


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4. Behaviour therapy

Question 43 : The following are mood stabilizers except

1. Topiramate

2. Lamotrigine

3. Carbamazepine

4. Baclofen


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4. Baclofen

Question 44 : Tablet strength of Haloperidol is

1. 100 mgm

2. 50 mgm

3. 25 mgm

4. .25 mgm


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4. .25 mgm

Question 45 : The following are features of Hyperkinetic disorder except

1. Impulsivity

2. Anxiety

3. Hyperactivity

4. Inattention


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2. Anxiety

Question 46 : According to Jean Piaget, which stage of cognitive development is egocentric?

1. Sensorimotor stage

2. Stage of Concrete Operations

3. Stage of Preoperational Thought

4. Stage of Formal Operations


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3. Stage of Preoperational Thought

Question 47 : The size of a standard Rorschach card is

1. 8 × 9½ inches

2. 7 × 9½ inches

3. 9 × 7½ inches

4. 8 × 8½ inches


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2. 7 × 9½ inches

Question 48 : All are correct regarding Pica except

1. Common in Autism Spectrum Disorder

2. More common in females

3. Minimum age for making a diagnosis is 2 years

4. Good prognosis in children with normal intellectual functions


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2. More common in females

Question 49 : Who was the first psychiatrist to win Nobel Prize in 1927 for fever therapy in Paralytic Dementia?

1. Julius Wagner Jauregg

2. Josef Gerstmann

3. Sigmund Freud

4. Eric Kandel


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1. Julius Wagner Jauregg

Question 50 : All are examples of Cortical Dementia except

1. Alzheimer’s disease

2. Creutzfeldt-Jacob’s disease

3. Pick’s disease

4. Huntington’s disease


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4. Huntington’s disease


Question 51 : Which of the following statements is not true regarding the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act)?

1. The act came into force in 2012

2. It is a gender-neutral act

3. Defines a child as a person below the age of 16 years

4. Evidence from the child has to be taken within one month of the special court taking cognizance of the offence


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3. Defines a child as a person below the age of 16 years

Question 52 : The perceptive of normality as described by Daniel Offer and Melvin Sabshin include all except

1. Normality as utopia

2. Normality as intelligence

3. Normality as health

4. Normality as process


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2. Normality as intelligence

Question 53 : Which of these stages of life cycle model of Erik Erikson does not belong to childhood?

1. Trust

2. Autonomy

3. Intimacy

4. Industry


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3. Intimacy

Question 54 : Which of the following disorders is frequently associated as a comorbidity with Tourette’s Disorder?

1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

2. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder

4. All of the above


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4. All of the above

Question 55 : Delusion is a disorder of _____________.

1. Thought

2. Perception

3. Mood

4. Affect


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1. Thought

Question 56 : Atomoxetine is used in the treatment of

1. Tic disorder

2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

3. Schizophrenia

4. All of the above


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4. All of the above

Question 57 : Autistic Spectrum Disorder includes

1. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

2. Tourette’s Disorder

3. Stuttering

4. Language Disorder


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1. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Question 58 : Fragile X syndrome is characterised by all except

1. Large long head

2. Hyperextensible joints

3. Mental retardation

4. Weak skills in communication


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4. Weak skills in communication

Question 59 : CAGE is a brief screening tool for assessment of which group of patients

1. Alcohol Dependence

2. Depression

3. Anxiety Disorder

4. Schizophrenia


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1. Alcohol Dependence

Question 60 : Obsession is a disorder of

1. Formal thought

2. Possession

3. Stream of thought

4. Abstract thinking


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2. Possession


Question 61 : Persisting response to a previous stimulus after a new stimulus has been presented is

1. Verbigeration

2. Echolalia

3. Perseveration

4. Echopraxia


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3. Perseveration

Question 62 : Pseudologia Phantastica is seen in

1. Munchausen syndrome

2. Malingering

3. Erotomania

4. All of the above


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1. Munchausen syndrome

Question 63 : Regarding pseudodementia all are true except

1. Seen in depression in elderly

2. Language impairment is common

3. Less likely to confabulate

4. Memory difficulties limited to free recall than cued recall


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2. Language impairment is common

Question 64 : Which section of Indian Penal Code deals with criminal responsibility of an insane person?

1. Section 39

2. Section 112

3. Section 84

4. Section 144


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3. Section 84

Question 65 : Which Nobel literary laureate with a strong family history of suicide, is considered an example of inevitable suicide, having committed suicide on July 2, 1961?

1. Sully Prudhomme

2. Ernest Hemingway

3. Yukio Mishima

4. Virginia Woolf


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2. Ernest Hemingway

Question 66 : Regarding Stuttering all are true except

1. Typical age of onset is 2 to 7 years of age

2. More common in males

3. Lidcombe program is an operant conditioning model treatment

4. Very few children have spontaneous recovery if untreated


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4. Very few children have spontaneous recovery if untreated

Question 67 : Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder is defined by DSM-5 criteria as persistence of clinically significant symptoms for a period of ___________ in the case of bereaved adults.

1. 3 months

2. 6 months

3. 1 year

4. 2 years


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3. 1 year

Question 68 : Late onset Schizophrenia is characterised by all except

1. Onset after the age of 45 years

2. More common in women

3. Predominantly paranoid schizophrenia

4. Poor prognosis


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4. Poor prognosis

Question 69 : Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, a new inclusion in DSM-5 is characterised by all except

1. Recurrent inappropriate temper outbursts at least 3 times a week

2. Age of onset before 10 years

3. Temper outbursts are consistent with developmental level

4. High risk of progressing to major depressive disorder


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3. Temper outbursts are consistent with developmental level

Question 70 : Which of the following is correct regarding biological changes associated with ageing?

1. Increase in Norepinephrine in central nervous system

2. Decreased transport across Blood Brain Barrier

3. Worsening of Intelligence Quotient after 65 years of age

4. Increased Monoamine Oxidase and Serotonin in brain


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4. Increased Monoamine Oxidase and Serotonin in brain


Question 71 : All are predisposing factors for delirium except

1. Dementia

2. Age more than 65 years

3. Female sex

4. Immobility


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3. Female sex

Question 72 : The lifetime risk of suicide in bipolar disorder is

1. 5-10%

2. 30-40%

3. 60-70%

4. 15-20%


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4. 15-20%

Question 73 : Which was the first country to legalise euthanasia?

1. Japan

2. Belgium

3. Netherlands

4. Luxembourg


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3. Netherlands

Question 74 : Indications for seclusion or restraint of psychiatric patients include

1. Prevention of imminent harm to the patient or others

2. Prevention of significant disruption to treatment

3. Decrease sensory overstimulation

4. All of the above


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4. All of the above

Question 75 : Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome is characterised by all except

1. Elevated Creatinine Phosphokinase

2. Myoglobinuria

3. Elevated liver enzymes

4. More common in elderly


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4. More common in elderly

Question 76 : A person’s degree of hypnotizability depends on ____________.

1. Suggestibility

2. Dissociation

3. Absorption

4. All of the above


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4. All of the above

Question 77 : A person having intense anxiety with peers and authority may benefit best from ___________.

1. Biofeedback

2. Dialectical behavior therapy

3. Group psychotherapy

4. Hypnosis


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3. Group psychotherapy

Question 78 : Systematic desensitization, a behavioural therapeutic technique based on counter conditioning was developed by __________.

1. Sigmund Freud

2. B.F. Skinner

3. Joseph Wolpe

4. Aaron Beck


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3. Joseph Wolpe

Question 79 : Bowen model is employed in ___________.

1. Aversion therapy

2. Family therapy

3. CBT

4. Psychoanalysis


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2. Family therapy

Question 80 : Identifying and testing the validity of automatic thoughts and maladaptive assumptions from the basis for _________.

1. Cognitive therapy

2. Flooding

3. Milieu therapy

4. Psychodrama


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1. Cognitive therapy


Question 81 : Maximum potential for Akathisia is with __________.

1. Clozapine

2. Aripiprazole

3. Risperidone

4. Quetiapine


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2. Aripiprazole

Question 82 : Electro convulsive therapy was introduced in 1938 by _________.

1. Ladislas von Meduna

2. Cerletti & Bini

3. Paul Greengard

4. Sarah H Lisanby


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2. Cerletti & Bini

Question 83 : An agent that binds to the same receptor as agonist for that receptor, but produces the opposite pharmacological effect is called ____________.

1. Partial agonist

2. Mixed agonist

3. Antagonist

4. Inverse agonist


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4. Inverse agonist

Question 84 : The ratio of the median toxic dose to the median effective dose is __________.

1. Toxicity index

2. Therapeutic index

3. Overdose ratio

4. Safety ratio


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2. Therapeutic index

Question 85 : Studies to elucidate specific issues about a drug or to support additional indications of a drug are done in ___________.

1. Phase 1 trials

2. Phase 2 trials

3. Phase 3 trials

4. Phase 4 trials


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4. Phase 4 trials

Question 86 : Limbic Leukotomy is not indicated in _________.

1. Schizophrenia

2. OCD

3. Major Depression

4. Severe Tic disorders


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1. Schizophrenia

Question 87 : Premenstrual Dysphoria (PMD) may benefit from _____________.

1. SSRI’s

2. GnRH Agonists

3. Oral contraceptives

4. All of the above


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4. All of the above

Question 88 : Augmenting agents for Major Depression include all the following except ________.

1. Modafinil

2. Thyroxine

3. Lithium

4. Bupropion


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2. Thyroxine

Question 89 : All the following brain stimulation tools are transcranial electrical methods except ___________.

1. ECT

2. CES

3. TDCS

4. DBS


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4. DBS

Question 90 : ____________ is the teratogenic effect of Lithium.

1. Tetrology of Fallot

2. Ebstein’s anomaly

3. Corpus callosal agenesis

4. Spina bifida


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1. Tetrology of Fallot


Question 91 : All the following statements are true regarding Traumatic Brain injury, EXCEPT

1. Procedural memory is significantly impaired

2. Duration of Post Traumatic Amnesia is a good predictor of vocational outcome

3. Neurofibrillary tangles and diffuse amyloid plaques are seen in Dementia Pugilistica also

4. Deficits are seen in declarative memory


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1. Procedural memory is significantly impaired

Question 92 : Gerstmann’s syndrome is usually a feature of __________.

1. Parietal lobe tumors

2. Temporal lobe tumors

3. Frontal lobe tumors

4. Pituitary tumors


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1. Parietal lobe tumors

Question 93 : Increased interest in philosophical or religious issues, viscosity and hypergraphia is seen in ___________.

1. Charles-Bonnet syndrome

2. Diogenes syndrome

3. Gastaut-Geschwind syndrome

4. Gerstmann syndrome


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3. Gastaut-Geschwind syndrome

Question 94 : Dementia paralytica refers to a clinical condition caused by ________.

1. Herpes virus

2. West Nile virus

3. Treponema pallidum

4. Rubella


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3. Treponema pallidum

Question 95 : All are true about catastrophic reaction, EXCEPT

1. Around 20% of patients with acute stroke lesions develop catastrophic reaction

2. It is the term used to describe anxiety, tears, renouncement, aggressive behaviour often seen with acute stroke patients

3. Usually associated with cortical lesions

4. It results from neurophysiological dysfunction rather than realization of intellectual impairment


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3. Usually associated with cortical lesions

Question 96 : NMDA Receptor antagonist used for the treatment of Dementia

1. Galantamine

2. Rivastigmine

3. Donepezil

4. Memantine


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4. Memantine

Question 97 : Hashish is a preparation of ___________.

1. Opium

2. LSD

3. Cannabis

4. Cocaine


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3. Cannabis

Question 98 : Wilson’s disease is characterised by all EXCEPT

1. Low serum ceruloplasmin levels

2. Elevated urinary copper concentration

3. Elevated heaptic copper concentration

4. Autosomal dominant condition


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4. Autosomal dominant condition

Question 99 : All the following statements are true EXCEPT

1. Hypothyroidism may be a risk factor for Rapid cycling mood disorder

2. Narcolepsy disrupts the NREM phase of sleep

3. SSRI’s are notorious to cause hyponatremia in oldage

4. Depression is the most frequent psychiatric manifestation of Cushing’s syndrome


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2. Narcolepsy disrupts the NREM phase of sleep

Question 100 : Recurrent episodes of extreme sleepiness, voracious eating, hypersexuality and disinhibition is a feature of _____________.

1. Narcolepsy

2. Kleine-Levin syndrome

3. Restless leg syndrome

4. Periodic Limb Movement disorder


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2. Kleine-Levin syndrome



Assistant Professor in Psychiatry

Question Paper Code: 8/2019/OL

Category Code: 001/2018

Medium of Question: English

Date of Test 03-04-2019

Department Medical Education

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