Thursday, December 4, 2014

Social Work Exam Quiz: Name the SSRI

Here's another social work licensing exam prep quiz: Name the SSRI! (Cue theme music.) The rules are simple. From the list of medications below, identify which are Selective Sertonin Reuptake Inhibitors and which are not. Extra points for identifying what the non-SSRIs do!

Here's the list:
  1. Ativan
  2. Celexa
  3. Depakote
  4. Fluoxetine
  5. Fluvoxamine
  6. Klonopin
  7. Mellaril
  8. Restoril
  9. Zoloft
  10. Zyprexa 
Answers, from Wikipedia's list of psychotropic medications, are in comments. Good luck. And good luck on the big exam!

1 comment:

  1. Scroll down for answers...

    1. Ativan - benzodiazepine, used to relieve anxiety (Not an SSRI)
    2. Celexa is an SSRI!
    3. Depakote - an atiepileptic and mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain and others. (Not an SSRI)
    4. Fluoxetine (Prozac) is an SSRI!
    5. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) was the first-ever SSRI!
    6. Klonopin - anti-anxiety and anti-epileptic medication of the benzodiazepine class (Not an SSRI)
    7. Mellaril - an antipsychotic, today rarely used (Not an SSRI)
    8. Restoril - a sleep aid of the benzodiazepine class (Not an SSRI)
    9. Zoloft is an SSRI!
    10. Zyprexa - an "atypical" antipsychotic medication (Not an SSRI)

    How'd you do?!