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A 45-year-old woman with a chronic mental illness seems to be constantly chewing...

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asked Jul 1, 2014 in Psychiatry by Rajesh Bahara

A 45-year-old woman with a chronic mental illness seems to be constantly chewing. Her tongue darts in and out of her mouth and occasionally she smacks her lips. She also grimaces, frowns, and blinks excessively.

1.  These abnormal movements are seen, characteristically, in

  1. Tourette’s syndrome

  2. Akathisia

  3. Tardive dyskinesia

  4. Parkinson’s disease

  5. Wilson’s disease

2. What medication has she received for the past 25 years?

a. Diazepam

b. Phenobarbital

c. Clozapine

d. Perphenazine

e. Amitriptyline 

 

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1. c. Tardive dyskinesia
2. d. Perphenazine
answered Jul 1, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara
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