Select the correct definition of the term antianxiety agent.
a. A drug used to improve the depressed mood of a patient.
b. A drug used to calm a patient.
c. A drug which will reduce certain symptoms such as hallucinations and
d. A drug which will remove a patient's fear.
4. Select the statement that best describes the use(s) of antidepressant agents.
a. The treatment of depression that results because of chemical imbalances in the
b. The treatment of depression that is not a result of chemical imbalances in the
c. The treatment of patients who are experiencing periods of overwhelming stress.
d. The treatment of acute and chronic psychoses.
5. Select the statement that best describes the adverse effects associated with
a. Antipsychotic agents are noted for the lack of adverse effects they produce.
b. Antipsychotic agents can cause severe stimulation in many patients.
c. Antipsychotic agents produce orthostatic hypertension.
d. Antipsychotic agents can produce reactions that consist of tremors, muscular