ABS Exam 1 Practice Quiz

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 15

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  • 1. 
    Addiction takes place in the ___.
    • A. 

      Cortex of the brain

    • B. 

      Mesolimbic system of the brain

    • C. 

      Precentral gyrus

    • D. 

      Postcentral gyrus

  • 2. 
    Alcohol, cocaine, THC, heroin and nicotine don't work in the following way:
    • A. 

      Mimicking the brain's natural chemicals

    • B. 

      Preventing reabsorption of natural chemicals

    • C. 

      Providing negative reinforcement

    • D. 

      Occupying receptor sites

  • 3. 
    Mood disorders, schizophrenia, and generalized anxiety disorder are classified as axis __.
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

    • E. 

      V

  • 4. 
    The Easter & Bach study revealed that:
    • A. 

      Spermicidal lubricants on condoms can increase transmission of HIV

    • B. 

      Sperm can be "washed" to prevent passing HIV from positive parents to their children

    • C. 

      Of 160 opportunities for empathetic responses viewed on tape, 70% were missed

    • D. 

      Children who witness violence in the home experience anxiety and depression.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of a clarifying question or statement?
    • A. 

      "How can I help you today?"

    • B. 

      "umm hmm, go on."

    • C. 

      "I just want to make sure I understand what you've said up to this point."

    • D. 

      ""You said you are feeling depressed. What makes you feel most depressed?"

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Most people who successfully commit suicide have seen a health care provider with 2-3 weeks of doing so.

    • B. 

      50-60% of mentally ill patients only receive treatment from a primary care provider.

    • C. 

      Having the patient recall the three objects she named earlier in the interview is an example of a language assessment in the MMSE.

    • D. 

      Attention and calculation for the MMSE can be assessed by having the patient spell "world" backwards

  • 7. 
    Oriented x 3 does not include the following:
    • A. 

      The patient knows who he is

    • B. 

      The patient knows how she got where she is

    • C. 

      The patient knows where he is

    • D. 

      The patient knows how long she has been where she is

  • 8. 
    A low number on the GAF may indicate:
    • A. 

      Mental retardation

    • B. 

      Superior functioning in a wide range of activities

    • C. 

      Danger of hurting self or others

    • D. 

      A severe amount of physical pain

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Mood can be observed by the provider

    • B. 

      Neologism means rhyming speech in patterns that don't make sense.

    • C. 

      Axis IV deals with general medical conditions

    • D. 

      If the patient were belligerent, you would note it in the general description.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is not a myth?
    • A. 

      Distributing condoms leads to more teenage sex

    • B. 

      Abstinence vows decrease the incidence of STDs

    • C. 

      Parental notification decreases the chance teenagers will seek treatment for STDs

    • D. 

      Spermicidal lubricant decreases the spread of HIV

  • 11. 
    Which is not a goal of the interview?
    • A. 

      Be a medium of education

    • B. 

      Take as many notes as possible for the patient's chart to assist diagnosis

    • C. 

      Help form a relationship between provider and patient

    • D. 

      Determine the problems to be addressed

  • 12. 
    What may be a good way to interview a depressed patient?
    • A. 

      Ask many open ended questions

    • B. 

      Confront the patient

    • C. 

      Ask specific questions with short answers

    • D. 

      Silence

  • 13. 
    The Beckman and Frankel study found that 70% of providers:
    • A. 

      Interrupt patients within the first 18 seconds of the medical interview

    • B. 

      Don't display the empathy required to prevent themselves from being sued when they make mistakes

    • C. 

      Don't ask their patients sexual history questions because they expect the patient to bring up problems

    • D. 

      Use gender-specific pronouns in ways patients find offensive

  • 14. 
    Surveying questions
    • A. 

      Help to prevent "doorknob therapy"

    • B. 

      Allow the patient an opportunity to correct you if you've heard something incorrectly

    • C. 

      Are the easiest method of interviewing a delusional patient

    • D. 

      Allow you to share a patient's responses with his/her family without breaking HIPAA

  • 15. 
    Which of the following should you NEVER say to a patient?
    • A. 

      "Your reaction is perfectly natural for this situation."

    • B. 

      "It seems as though this is hard for you to talk about"

    • C. 

      "I know how you feel."

    • D. 

      "Let me know how I can best help you."

  • 16. 
    What are some things you could ask in the orientation section of the MMSE? (one word answers)
  • 17. 
    Axis III covers
  • 18. 
    Clinical disorders are classified as Axis __.
  • 19. 
    The GAF is classified under axis ___.
  • 20. 
    Psychological and environmental stressors are considered under axis __
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