Terminology for Medications That Help Treat Mental Disorders


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Drugs that relieve anxiety are properly called:

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1. A drug used to treat depression is best called:

2. A drug that can help a person concentrate by increasing the activity of the brain is best called:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of drugs used to treat depression and SSRIs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to determine your knowledge of:

  • Drugs that relieve anxiety
  • Drug used to treat depression
  • Drug used to help people concentrate and focus better
  • Meaning of the suffix -lytic
  • SSRIs and MAOIs

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medication lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what kind of prescription is used to treat people who suffer from depression
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the prescription used to relieve and treat anxiety

Additional Learning

To learn more about medications, review the lesson titled Terminology for Medications That Help Treat Mental Disorders. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what a psychotropic drug is
  • Review the use of certain drugs that treat depression
  • Recall the term antipsychotic drug
  • Understand the use of anxiolytics and how they treat anxiety
  • Learn how stimulants can help people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder