352, The following statements are true concerning general cerebral
insufficiency except:
A. reversible cerebral insufficiency was designated as an acute
brain syndrome
B. non-reversible cerebral insufficiency was designated as a
chronic brain syndrome
C. both states may occur simultaneously
D. the terms “acute” and ”chronic” are often meaningless in
terms of the patient’s symptoms
E. metabolic defects lead only to the acute brain syndrome
REF. p. 242
Delirium is marked by:
systematized delusions
mood disorder
. auditory hallucinations
. clouding of consciousness REF. p. 245
eople with mild delirium notice:
. difficulty in thinking clearly and coherently
. difficulty in focusing attention
. haziness of perception
. progressive impairment of ego-functioning
. all of the above REF. p. 245
elirium is marked by all of the following except:
. variability in symptoms
. nocturnal exacerbation
. aggravation with isolation
. effective memory HOOW>Y MobAWP HUOW>y
and his defense mechanisms REF. p. 245
Schizophrenia can be differentiated from delirium by:
mood disorder
. sexual activity
– drug abuse
. tangential thinking > Hoa clear consciousness REF. p. 245
Which of the following is the most accurate in regard to dementia?
. reversible
accompanied by great anxiety
auditory hallucinations
manifests psychotic symptoms HoOw> irreversible brain damage REF. p. 242
– variability due to the nature of the patient’s past experiences
Senile and Presenile Psychoses
358. Between 1900 and 1950, the number of persons in the United
States over age 65:
. doubled
. tripled
. quadrupled
. decreased
. none of the above REF. p. 249
359. wAoOaAWS BH The normal aging process is manifested in:
. decline in responsiveness
. narrowing of interests
. increase in egocentricity
. yellowing of lens
. all of the above REF. p. 249
360. AvaAW>S Z Normal aging is characterized by:
. retardation of ability to respond to stimuli
. less effective learning in new situations
. reduction of retinal sensitivity to blue light
loss of inner ear nerve cells
. all of the above REF. p. 249
361. The aging show all of the following except:
. decrease in focal, slow waves on the EEG
. increased frequency and depth of depressive episodes
. embellishment of past events
. depression on the basis of anger turned against the self,
rather than of loss
. feelings of personal derogation, shame or helplessness
362. The following statements are true except:
. a young adult brain contains over 12 million neurons
at age 75, the weight of the brain is about 55% that of the
healthy adult’s
. cerebral atrophy is the major gross pathology in senile
. cerebral atrophy is always apparent in senile dementia
. the most striking features of senile dementia are “senile
plaques” of granular or filamentous detritus
REF. p. 250
363. The differentiation of Pick’s and Alzheimer’s disease can be
made most securely on post-mortem examination. REF. p. 263
364. In senile dementia, the patient first becomes “more like
himself”; then, as his defenses fail to protect him from anxiety,
depressive, paranoid and hypochondriacal symptoms emerge.
REF. p. 253
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