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Welcome to your Ethics articles for 3 ethics points
1. Screening for depression in adults:
Ensures that pharmacotherapy will cause remission.
Would normally exclude pregnant women.
Increases treatment rates, but does not improve treatment outcome.
Increases response and remission rates.
2. Which one of the following is not generally considered a risk factor for depression?
Low level of education.
Family history of psychiatric disorder.
3. Which one of the following is not generally considered a risk factor for postpartum depression?
Difficult infant temperament.
4. Patients who do not have recognised risk factors for depression
Are unlikely to suffer from depression.
Can be excluded from assessment for depression.
Should still be assessed for depression if clinically warranted.
Will always have a risk factor on closer questioning if they are found to be clinically depressed.
5. Patients in whom screening tests for depression are positive
Should receive antidepressant pharmacotherapy.
Should be assessed for substance misuse and medical conditions.
Should be referred to a psychiatrist.
All of the above.
6. By definition, off-label use of medication:
Is not supported by clinical literature.
Is not considered to be safe.
Is expected to be of clinical benefit.
7. Patients in whom there is most frequently little published data to support the use of medications include:
Patients with eczema.
8. Which of the following is not true of off-label indications?
Pharmaceutical company representatives may provide marketing literature.
Pharmaceutical company representatives may supply published clinical trials.
Pharmaceutical companies may not answer questions relating to off-label prescribing.
Pharmaceutical companies do not collect surveillance data relating to side effects associated with off-label use.
9. Which of the following is true of off-label indications?
Doctors need not explain to a patient for whom the medicine is prescribed that the indication is offlabel.
Doctors are obliged to explain to a patient for whom the medicine is prescribed that that the indication is off-label.
Doctors need not worry about registered indications, as this is a regulatory issue between the pharmaceutical company and the government.
Doctors should never prescribe off-label.
10. Which of the following is not true of addiction?
There may be a genetic basis.
It is not curable.
t is progressive.
It is an inevitable consequence of cocaine use.
11. Which of the following is true of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?
AA recommends slowly cutting down on alcohol consumption.
AA recommends immediate and sustained abstinence.
Successful members of AA are usually able to return to social drinking.
AA recommends that one may return to drinking after period of abstinence of at least 1 year.
12. Participation in a 12 step program requires:
Acceptance that there is a Christian God.
Self-assessment of dysfunctional personality traits and attitudes.
Avoidance of individuals who have been harmed by the addict’s drug/ alcohol use.
Admission to a rehabilitation facility.
13. Relapse rates with all forms of addiction therapy are estimated to be no more than
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