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CAPN 16(5): CME test for Effects of Stimulants and SSRIs on Brain Function in Children: Emerging Clues from fMRI Studies by Michael S. Gaffrey, Ph.D., Rivfka Shenoy, and Joan L. Luby, M.D.

Please identify your answer by checking the appropriate letter that corresponds to your response.


1. Based on ever increasing knowledge of brain change and neuroplasticity, it is understood that the effect of pharmacologic agents on brain function is the same in children and adults.

    A. True
    B. False

2. The Serotonin system plays an important role in the modulation of which psychobiological functions? (Select all that apply.)
    A. consumption behaviors
    B. anxiety/panic behaviors
    C. cognitive function
    D. gastrointestinal function

3. Because both dopamine and norepinephrine systems are believed to play a role in ADHD, recent research has suggested that psychostimulants help tune out the inappropriate signaling from external events.
    A. True
    B. False

4. Frontal brain regions involved in emotion regulation show ____________ following treatment with SSRIs, while regions related to emotion generation exhibit ____________.
    A. increased activity/reduced activity
    B. reduced activity/increased activity

5. Atypical activity in which region(s) of the brain is ameliorated following a period of SSRI antidepressant treatment?
    A. Hypothalamic region
    B. Subcortical limbic and dorsal regions
    C. Noradrenergic region
    D. Brainstem raphe nucleus


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