Evidence-based answers to questions in psychiatric

1. The DBT workbook focuses on the 4 major skills of DBT: distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills. There is a history and theory preceding these skills however. Identify 3 distress tolerance techniques that you believe would be useful for your own use. Describe a situation in your life where these techniques are necessary and will be used.
2. Select 3 medications used in the field of addiction (suboxone and any two below) and describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as well as the therapeutic indication, dosage form, and dosing schedule. Some examples include:
Disulfiram (Antabuse)
Naltrexone (ReVia, Vivitrol)
Acamprosate (Campral)
Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Bupropion (Zyban)
Varenicline (Chantix)
3. What is SBIRT?

4. What are 3 second generation antipsychotic medications that cause weight gain?
5. What medication would you use if someone had akathesia and you did not want to decease the dose of the antipsychotic medication and why? (what does it do pharmacologically)
6. What medication would you use for dyskinesia and why? (what does it do pharmacologically)
7. What is the major difference physiologically between first generation and second generation antipsychotics?


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