Psychopharmacology MCQs

Psychopharmacology MCQs

Try to answer these 30+ Psychopharmacology MCQs and check your understanding of the Psychopharmacology subject. Scroll down and let's begin!

1: The maximum cns effect of caffeine is reached about _____ after drinking coffee.

A.   2 hours

B.   4 hours

C.   3 hours

D.   1 hour

2: Amphetamines are to ________ as barbiturates are to ________.

A.   Hallucinogens; stimulants

B.   Hallucinogens; depressants

C.   Stimulants; hallucinogens

D.   Stimulants; depressants

3: Almost all marijuana smokers eventually enter a stage of __________.

A.   Hash oil

B.   Increased sensitivity to pain

C.   Relaxation

D.   Dosag

4: Both lsd and psilocybin influence _______ receptors.

A.   Alcohol

B.   Fentanyl

C.   Adenosine

D.   Serotonin

5: In 2004, the world anti-doping code was created as an agreed upon list that __________.

A.   Set a standard list of banned drugs

B.   Established systems to test for specific drug use

C.   Identifies penalties for drug users

D.   All of the above

6: In pharmacology, a(n) ___________ is a chemically inactive substance.

A.   Placebo

B.   Psychoactive drug

C.   Analgesic

D.   Endorphin

7: Mainlining refers to __________.

A.   Injecting drugs under the skin

B.   Intramuscular injection

C.   Sniffing the powder drug

D.   Intravenous injection.

8: Peyote has effects similar to those of __________, but with different types of hallucinations.

A.   Philosophy

B.   Hypothesis

C.   Theory

D.   Concept

9: Although lung cancer is not common, about _______ percent of all lung cancers occur in smokers.

A.   10

B.   25

C.   40

D.   80

10: One of the general principles of psychoactive drugs is that "every drug has ____________."

A.   The "drug du jour."

B.   The individual's history and expectations

C.   Multiple effects

D.   Drugs, per se, are not good or bad

11: The effects of epinephrine are typically observed within _________ following administration.

A.   30 seconds

B.   1 minute

C.   1 hour

D.   30 minutes

12: Toxic substances like stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens are metabolized in the_______.

A.   Heart

B.   Lungs

C.   Liver.

D.   None of these

13: The prevailing concept or model of addiction in the united states is the __________.

A.   Moral model

B.   Disease model

C.   Deviant model

D.   Social learning model

14: A sense of belonging activates the _____ , the brain region associated with safety.

A.   Physiological

B.   When studying, check your phone once every 30 minutes.

C.   Increase

D.   Prefrontal cortex

15: The absence of joy and interest in activities that were previously enjoyable is called ____.

A.   Autism

B.   Anhedonia

C.   Helplessness

D.   Irritability

16: Psychologists look at _____ as a possible cause of deviance.

A.   Personality disorders

B.   Medicalization of deviance

C.   Behavioral disorders

D.   Substance abuse problems

17: A major adverse side effect of barbiturate treatment for insomnia is the reduction in __________.

A.   Body weight

B.   Attention span

C.   REM sleep

D.   The time it takes to get to sleep

18: A needle exchange program would be an example of the _________ approach to substance abuse.

A.   Moderation Management

B.   Harm Reduction

C.   Moral model

D.   Disease model

19: Numerous definitions of drug abuse reflect __________, not scientific insight.

A.   Does not occur; LSD is non-addictive

B.   Can produce psychological dependence.

C.   Social values

D.   Agonists

20: The ___ receptor is upregulated when you chronically use, then withdraw, from alcohol.





21: Snorting methamphetamine produces effects within __________ minutes.

A.   8-28 minutes

B.   1-6 minutes

C.   3-5 minutes

D.   2-3 minutes

22: These elements would be part of the ____ history: employment, education, use of drugs.

A.   Objective

B.   Detailed

C.   Social

D.   Consultation

23: A difference between lsd and ecstasy is that __________.

A.   Ecstasy does not produce visual hallucinations

B.   Euphoria and increased emotional warmth

C.   Produce visual hallucinations and are sympathomimetic

D.   Loss of memory for the experience

24: The most correct notation for a comfortable room temperature would be _____ f.

A.   F. 76.4

B.   1.5 pt

C.   30 mL

D.   2 tbsp

25: The __________ regarded tobacco smoke as divine incense that would bring rain in the dry season.

A.   Egyptians

B.   Romans

C.   Greeks

D.   Mayans

26: The order of absorption times from slowest to fastest in the following injections are __________.

A.   Subcutaneous, intravenous, intramuscular

B.   Intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous

C.   Intramuscular, intravenous, subcutaneous

D.   Subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous

27: __________ contains the purest form of resin that can have thc levels as high as 28%.

A.   Magic Lights

B.   Hydro

C.   Hashish

D.   Ganja

28: __________ is used as an antifreeze whereas __________ is used as an antiseptic.

A.   Methyl alcohol; isopropyl alcohol

B.   Isopropyl alcohol; methyl alcohol

C.   Ethylene glycol; isopropyl alcohol

D.   Isopropyl alcohol; ethylene glycol

29: Alcohol is implicated in almost __________ of all violent crimes.

A.   One-tenth

B.   One-quarter

C.   One-half

D.   Almost all

30: Depressants are often classified according to __________.

A.   The first letter in their names

B.   The degree to which they react with alcohol

C.   The degree they decrease CNS activity

D.   Their MSA rating

31: Drugs that are _______ should be avoided by women of childbearing age.

A.   Teratogenic

B.   Able to cross the placental barrier

C.   Psychoactive

D.   D.all of these

32: Drugs that are considered ergogenic are those which __________.

A.   Have effects on one's biology

B.   Increase one's energy.

C.   Enhance athletic performance.

D.   None of these

33: The ________ route of drug administration has the advantage of bypassing the blood-brain barrier.

A.   Topical

B.   Oral

C.   Intramuscular

D.   Intracerebroventricular

34: A fatal dose of nicotine for adults is approximately __________ milligrams.

A.   60

B.   90

C.   50

D.   20

A.   Serotonin depletion

B.   Decreased appetite

C.   Decreased parasympathetic tone

D.   Dopamine depletion