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When a patient arrives in the emergency room, he is restless and irritable with unlimited energy and a rapid rate of speech.

The attending psychiatrist believes the patient has taken cocaine or amphetamines and admits him for observation. The next day the symptoms are the same. What condition with symptoms that are similar to those associated with amphetamine use might the psychiatrist now consider as a condition that is relevant to the diagnosis?
a) mania
b) dissociative fugue
c) conversion disorder
d) catatonic schizophrenia

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a Explanation: Restlessness, irritability, and rapid speech are characteristic of both
 amphetamine use and mania.

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