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Question 46# Print Question

Comparing autism and Asperger’s syndrome, which of the following is true?

A. Head growth deceleration is seen in autism but not Asperger’s syndrome
B. High male: female ratio is seen in Asperger’s syndrome but not autism
C. Seizures are more common in Asperger’s syndrome than autism
D. Social skills before the age of 3 is normal in Asperger’s syndrome
E. The degree of learning disability is milder in Asperger’s syndrome

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All of the following symptoms are more common in depression associated with learning disability than in those of normal intelligence except:

A. Irritability
B. Sleep disturbances
C. Tearfulness
D. Decline in social skills
E. Hypochondriasis

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A residential care home has 12 residents with learning disability. The nurses at the care home want to use a screening instrument at regular intervals to detect likely mental health problems among the residents.

Which of the following would be most suitable?

A. Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
B. Diagnostic interview schedule
C. Camberwell Assessment of Need for Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
D. Schedule for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry
E. General Health Questionnaire

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An 8-year-old boy suffers from episodes of sudden but brief flexion of neck and trunk and flexion of legs at the hips since the age of one. He has severe mental retardation.

Which of the following EEG pattern is most likely in this boy? 

A. Diffuse triphasic delta waves
B. Flat EEG trace
C. Background high voltage slow waves intermixed with asynchronous spikes in both hemispheres
D. Low voltage EEG with no spikes
E. Periodic 3/second spikes

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Which of the following is true with respect to the use of medications to treat behavioural problems in learning disabled individuals?

A. Antidepressants are the most effective intervention
B. Haloperidol is the most effective intervention
C. Low dose lorazepam has the best evidence base
D. Placebo effect surpasses active medications
E. Risperidone is more effective in high doses

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