Abnormal Psych Exam II

22 Questions | Total Attempts: 1693

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Abnormal Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

The second exam on abnormal psychology is almost here and we have established how the human mind works in strange ways. The quiz below is designed to help you revise and note key areas you need to study up on. Give it a try and share it with your friends. All the best in the upcoming exam!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most common mood disorder?
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Bipolar Disorder

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Anorexia

  • 2. 
    What is a present oriented mood state?
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Mania

    • C. 

      Fear

    • D. 

      Laughing

  • 3. 
    What is a situation where a person might develop PTSD symptoms?
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Combat or Sexual Assault

    • C. 

      Divorce

    • D. 

      Getting bit by an animal

  • 4. 
    What feeling occurs when a person experiences somatic tension?
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Catatonia

    • C. 

      Dissociation

    • D. 

      Anxiety

  • 5. 
    What kind of medication can social phobia be treated with?
    • A. 

      Anti-Depressants

    • B. 

      Cough Drops

    • C. 

      Klonopin

    • D. 

      Xanax

  • 6. 
    What is depersonalization?
    • A. 

      Losing sense of external world

    • B. 

      Distortion of reality

    • C. 

      Becoming anti-social

    • D. 

      Losing your personality

  • 7. 
    Bipolar II disorder causes a person to experience altercations between what two cycles or episodes?
    • A. 

      Anxiety and Depression cycles

    • B. 

      Hypomania and anxiety cycles

    • C. 

      Depression and hypomanic episodes

    • D. 

      Hypomanic and Social Phobia episodes

  • 8. 
    What is the worldwide prevalence for depression?
    • A. 

      18%

    • B. 

      16%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      5%

  • 9. 
    What type of treatment for depression induces seizures?
    • A. 

      Electric Convulsion Therapy (ECT)

    • B. 

      Prozac

    • C. 

      Zoloft

    • D. 

      Psychotherapy

  • 10. 
    What is dissociative trance disorder?
    • A. 

      A person displays a sudden change in personality attributed to a neurological disorder

    • B. 

      A person displays a sudden change in personality attributed to trauma

    • C. 

      A person becomes obsessed with a person

    • D. 

      A person becomes detached from their environment

  • 11. 
    What disorder does body dysmorphic disorder share similarities with?
    • A. 

      Anorexia

    • B. 

      Bulimia

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • 12. 
    A comorbid diagnosis with anxiety is often
    • A. 

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    • B. 

      Social Phobia

    • C. 

      Depression

    • D. 

      Anti-Social Personality Disorder

  • 13. 
    Large amounts of this chemical help to reduce anxiety.
    • A. 

      Gaba

    • B. 

      Serotonin

    • C. 

      Epinephrine

    • D. 

      Neurotransmitters

  • 14. 
    What is the key difference between Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorder?
    • A. 

      Bipolar I has depression, Bipolar II does not

    • B. 

      Bipolar I has manic episodes, Bipolar II has hypomanic episodes

    • C. 

      Bipolar II is worse than Bipolar I

    • D. 

      There is only one type of Bipolar Disorder

  • 15. 
    The word Mania literally translates into
    • A. 

      Manic

    • B. 

      Mean

    • C. 

      Mania

    • D. 

      Madness

  • 16. 
    What is the prognosis for Bipolar disorder?
    • A. 

      Curable

    • B. 

      Not treatable

    • C. 

      Both curable and treatable

    • D. 

      Incurable but treatable

  • 17. 
    _______ is a psychological experience characterized by future events, and _______ is characterized by concern about current circumstances.
    • A. 

      Panic;anxiety

    • B. 

      Fear;anxiety

    • C. 

      Anxiety;fear

    • D. 

      Depression;anxiety

  • 18. 
    In an integrated model of anxiety, which childhood experience appears to make a person more vulnerable to anxiety in adulthood?
    • A. 

      Negative and inconsistent attention from parents

    • B. 

      Exposure to situations that reinforce a rigid sense of personal control

    • C. 

      Violent interactions with peers

    • D. 

      Academic failures in preschool

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is true about generalized anxiety disorder?
    • A. 

      It is more common in men

    • B. 

      Its course tends to be chronic

  • 20. 
    Why are the majority of people who suffer from agoraphobia women?
    • A. 

      Cultural factors make it more acceptable

    • B. 

      Chromosomal features related to sensitivity of the hypothalamus are more common

  • 21. 
    What technique appears to be the most effective treatment for phobias?
    • A. 

      Exposure to the feared stimulus under therapeutic supervision

    • B. 

      Anti-depressants

  • 22. 
    What is the most essential characteristic of social phobia?
    • A. 

      Fear of evaluation by other people

    • B. 

      Fear of having a panic attack

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