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Chapter 7, Dr. Jones


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Dysthymic disorder Periods of normal mood may occur briefly, but they usually last for only a few _________________.

    • A.

      Days only no more than a week

    • B.

      Days to a few weeks

    • C.

      Weeks but no more than 3 months

    • D.

      Weeks but no more than 1 month

    Correct Answer
    B. Days to a few weeks
    Explanation
    Periods of normal mood in dysthymic disorder may occur briefly, but they usually last for only a few days to a few weeks.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is NOT a type of depression?

    • A.

      Major depression

    • B.

      Manic Depression

    • C.

      Dysthymia Depression

    • D.

      All of the above are types of depression

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above are types of depression
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "All of the above are types of depression." This means that all the options listed in the question (Major depression, Manic Depression, and Dysthymia Depression) are actually types of depression. Therefore, none of the options listed can be considered as NOT a type of depression.

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  • 3. 

    What is melancholia?

    • A.

      A depressive disorder where there is a complete loss of pleasure in almost all or everything.

    • B.

      A depressive disorder where there is a improvement in symptoms in a short period of time

    • C.

      A deperssive disorder where there high and low periods.

    Correct Answer
    A. A depressive disorder where there is a complete loss of pleasure in almost all or everything.
    Explanation
    Melancholia is a depressive disorder characterized by a pervasive and persistent feeling of sadness and a complete loss of pleasure or interest in almost all or everything. This condition is often accompanied by other symptoms such as changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, low energy levels, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt. It is different from other depressive disorders as it specifically involves a profound loss of pleasure, which significantly impacts the individual's quality of life and functioning.

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  • 4. 

    Mandy is an 18-year-old freshman at Middle Tennessee State University. This is her first semester at college and she is having difficulty adjusting to college life. In fact, she doesn’t feel like her normal self and, upon visiting her family last weekend, they noticed a distinct change in her mood. What are some possible signs that Mandy may be suffering from depression?

    • A.

      She does not feel like eating as much as she normally does.

    • B.

      She cannot keep her mind focused on her professors’ lectures.

    • C.

      She overreacts to things.

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A & B Only

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Mandy's lack of appetite, difficulty focusing on lectures, and overreacting to things are all possible signs of depression. A change in appetite, whether a decrease or increase, is a common symptom of depression. Difficulty concentrating and staying focused is another common symptom. Overreacting to things can also be a sign of depression as it can indicate heightened emotions and sensitivity. Therefore, all of the given options suggest possible signs of depression in Mandy.

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  • 5. 

    Which depression is NOT a mood disorder?

    • A.

      Postpartum disorder

    • B.

      Cyclothymic disorder

    • C.

      Bipolar disorder

    • D.

      Major depressive disorder

    Correct Answer
    A. Postpartum disorder
    Explanation
    Postpartum disorder is not a mood disorder because it is actually a type of mental health condition that occurs after childbirth. It is characterized by feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion, which can interfere with a mother's ability to care for herself and her baby. While it can involve mood symptoms, it is not classified as a mood disorder like cyclothymic disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder, which are characterized by distinct and persistent changes in mood.

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  • 6. 

    Clinically diagnosable Major depressive disorder presents:

    • A.

      Very few manic episodes or mixed episode

    • B.

      During or within a month of substance intoxication or withdrawal

    • C.

      Occuring exclusively during the course of a chronic psychotic disorder

    • D.

      Most of every day and for most days for at least 2 weeks

    Correct Answer
    D. Most of every day and for most days for at least 2 weeks
    Explanation
    The given answer is the correct explanation for the question. Clinically diagnosable Major Depressive Disorder is characterized by experiencing depressive symptoms most of every day and for most days for at least 2 weeks. This duration and frequency of symptoms are important criteria for diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder. The other options mentioned in the question, such as very few manic episodes or mixed episodes, substance intoxication or withdrawal, and occurring exclusively during the course of a chronic psychotic disorder, are not consistent with the diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder.

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  • 7. 

    Between episodes, a person suffering from a recurrent major mood disorder is essentially normal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A person suffering from a recurrent major mood disorder is not essentially normal between episodes. Recurrent major mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, involve episodes of depression and mania. During depressive episodes, the person experiences intense sadness, loss of interest, and other symptoms that significantly impact their daily functioning. During manic episodes, the person experiences elevated mood, increased energy, and impulsive behavior. Between these episodes, the person may have periods of relative stability, but they still have an underlying mood disorder that affects their overall functioning and well-being. Therefore, they are not essentially normal between episodes.

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  • 8. 

    The incidence of depression is highest in

    • A.

      Adulthood

    • B.

      Adolescence

    • C.

      Early childhood

    • D.

      Old age

    Correct Answer
    B. Adolescence
    Explanation
    During adolescence, individuals undergo significant physical, emotional, and social changes. These changes, combined with the pressures of school, peer relationships, and identity formation, can contribute to an increased vulnerability to depression. Adolescence is a period of heightened stress and self-doubt, making it a critical time for the development of mental health issues. Additionally, hormonal changes during puberty can also play a role in the onset of depression. Therefore, the incidence of depression is highest in adolescence.

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  • 9. 

    Major depressive episode with melancholic features may include EXCEPT:

    • A.

      A patient either has lost interest or pleasure in almost all activities

    • B.

      Inappropriate or excessive guilt

    • C.

      Early morning awakenings

    • D.

      Purging

    Correct Answer
    D. Purging
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Purging." Purging is not a symptom associated with major depressive episode with melancholic features. This term typically refers to behaviors such as self-induced vomiting or misuse of laxatives, which are more commonly seen in eating disorders like bulimia nervosa. The other options, including loss of interest or pleasure in activities, inappropriate or excessive guilt, and early morning awakenings, are all symptoms commonly seen in major depressive episodes with melancholic features.

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  • 10. 

    The specifier of major depressive episodes with atypical features includes:

    • A.

      Delusions or hallucinations (usually mood-congruent); feelings of guilt and worthlessness common.

    • B.

      Three of the following: Early morning awakening, depression worse in the morning, marked psychomotor agitation or retardation, loss of appetite or weight, excessive guilt, qualitatively different depressed mood.

    • C.

      A range of psychomotor symptoms from motoric immobility to extensive psychomotor activity, as well as mutism and rigidity.

    • D.

      Mood reactivity—brightens to positive events; two of the four following symptoms: weight gain or increase in appetite, hypersomnia, leaden paralysis, being acutely sensitive to interpersonal rejection.

    Correct Answer
    D. Mood reactivity—brightens to positive events; two of the four following symptoms: weight gain or increase in appetite, hypersomnia, leaden paralysis, being acutely sensitive to interpersonal rejection.
    Explanation
    The specifier of major depressive episodes with atypical features includes mood reactivity, where the individual brightens to positive events. In addition to this, the individual must have at least two of the following symptoms: weight gain or increase in appetite, hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness), leaden paralysis (a heavy feeling in the arms or legs), and being acutely sensitive to interpersonal rejection. These symptoms differentiate major depressive episodes with atypical features from other forms of depression and help in making a more accurate diagnosis.

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  • 11. 

    Which is NOT true of double depression?

    • A.

      Major depression to coexist with dysthymia

    • B.

      Moderately depressed on a chronic basis then but undergo increased problems from time to time, during which they also meet criteria for a major depressive episode.

    • C.

      More common in people with dysthymic disorder who never seek treatment

    • D.

      Nearly all individuals with double depression appear to recover from their major depressive episodes

    Correct Answer
    C. More common in people with dysthymic disorder who never seek treatment
    Explanation
    Double depression refers to a condition in which a person experiences both major depressive episodes and dysthymia, a milder form of depression that lasts for a longer period of time. The given answer states that double depression is more common in people with dysthymic disorder who never seek treatment. This means that individuals with untreated dysthymic disorder are more likely to develop double depression. This statement contradicts the nature of double depression, as it suggests that seeking treatment for dysthymic disorder would prevent the development of double depression. However, the correct answer is that double depression is not more common in people with untreated dysthymic disorder.

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  • 12. 

    Anhedonia is

    • A.

      Really hard to pronounce

    • B.

      The inabililty to experience pleasure,

    • C.

      Lack of impulse control

    • D.

      Lack of menstural cycle for 3 or more months

    Correct Answer
    B. The inabililty to experience pleasure,
    Explanation
    Anhedonia refers to the inability to experience pleasure. It is a symptom commonly associated with various mental health conditions such as depression and schizophrenia. People with anhedonia may find it difficult to derive enjoyment or satisfaction from activities that they used to find pleasurable. This can have a significant impact on their overall quality of life and emotional well-being.

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  • 13. 

    Evidence to date suggests that dependent life events play an even stronger role in the onset of major depression than do independent life events

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The evidence gathered so far indicates that dependent life events have a greater impact on the development of major depression compared to independent life events. This suggests that the occurrence of events that are influenced or caused by an individual's actions or decisions have a stronger association with the onset of depression than events that are unrelated to their actions.

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  • 14. 

    Karl Abraham (1927), both hypothesized that when a loved one dies, the mourner regresses to the _______ stage of development

    • A.

      Oral

    • B.

      Anal

    • C.

      Latent

    • D.

      Fetal

    Correct Answer
    A. Oral
    Explanation
    When a loved one dies, the mourner regresses to the oral stage of development. This stage, according to Karl Abraham, occurs during the first year of life and is characterized by the focus on oral activities such as sucking and feeding. Regression to this stage may manifest in behaviors such as seeking comfort through food or engaging in oral habits like nail-biting or thumb-sucking as a way to cope with the loss and regain a sense of security.

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  • 15. 

    Theorists in the behavioral tradition developed behavioral theories of depression, proposing that people become depressed when their responses

    • A.

      No longer produce positive reinforcement

    • B.

      Their rate of negative reinforcements increases

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      Neither A or B

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both A and B". This means that according to behavioral theorists, people become depressed when their responses no longer produce positive reinforcement and when their rate of negative reinforcements increases. This suggests that both the absence of positive reinforcement and the presence of negative reinforcement contribute to the development of depression.

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  • 16. 

    Which statement is NOT true:

    • A.

      African-Americans are more likely to develop a depressive disorder

    • B.

      Rates of Unipolar disorders are related to socioeconomic status, Bipolar rates are not

    • C.

      Artists are more likely to be bipolar

    • D.

      Individuals in China and Japan do not present guilt or suicidal ideation equivalent to American counterparts

    Correct Answer
    A. African-Americans are more likely to develop a depressive disorder
    Explanation
    The statement "African-Americans are more likely to develop a depressive disorder" is not true. This is because research has shown that there is no significant difference in the rates of depressive disorders between African-Americans and other ethnic groups. Depression can affect individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds equally.

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  • 17. 

    Which is NOT part of the Negative Cognitive Triad

    • A.

      Negative thoughts about self

    • B.

      Negative thoughts about environment or experiences

    • C.

      Negative thoughts about the future

    • D.

      All are a part of the Negative Cognitive Triad

    Correct Answer
    D. All are a part of the Negative Cognitive Triad
    Explanation
    The given answer states that all three options - negative thoughts about self, negative thoughts about environment or experiences, and negative thoughts about the future - are part of the Negative Cognitive Triad. This means that none of the options mentioned are excluded from the Negative Cognitive Triad.

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  • 18. 

    What is NOT the most critical dimension on which attributions are made (in terms of the reformulated helplessness theory of depression):

    • A.

      Internal/external

    • B.

      Global/specific

    • C.

      Stable/unstable

    • D.

      Pessimissim/Optimism

    Correct Answer
    D. Pessimissim/Optimism
    Explanation
    In the reformulated helplessness theory of depression, attributions are made based on internal/external, global/specific, and stable/unstable dimensions. Pessimism/Optimism is not considered as a critical dimension for attributions in this theory.

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  • 19. 

    School-aged boys are more likely to have a unipolar disorder

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Boys are more likely to have a unipolar disorder during their school-aged years. This could be due to various factors such as hormonal changes, social pressures, and academic stress. It is important to note that this does not mean that girls cannot have a unipolar disorder, but statistically, boys are more prone to it during this specific period of their lives.

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  • 20. 

    In Cyclothymic disorder

    • A.

      More severe mood swings than bipolar disorder

    • B.

      Less severe mood swings than biopolar disorder

    • C.

      Similar moods swings with bipolar disorder

    • D.

      Only manic and normal mood swings

    Correct Answer
    B. Less severe mood swings than biopolar disorder
    Explanation
    Cyclothymic disorder is a mood disorder characterized by periods of hypomanic symptoms and periods of depressive symptoms that are not severe enough to meet the criteria for bipolar disorder. Therefore, the correct answer is "Less severe mood swings than bipolar disorder." This means that individuals with cyclothymic disorder experience milder mood swings compared to those with bipolar disorder.

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  • 21. 

     it's tremendous ... ideas are fast ... like shooting stars you follow until brighter ones appear... . All shyness disappears, the right words and gestures are suddenly there ... uninteresting people, things become intensely interesting. Sensuality is pervasive, the desire to seduce and be seduced is irresistible. Your marrow is infused with unbelievable feelings of ease, power, well-being, omnipotence, euphoria ... you can do anything ...

    • A.

      Hypomania

    • B.

      Mania

    • C.

      Depression

    • D.

      Bipolar II

    Correct Answer
    A. Hypomania
    Explanation
    The given description describes a state of heightened energy, creativity, and confidence, where ideas flow rapidly and the individual feels a sense of power and euphoria. This aligns with the symptoms of hypomania, which is a milder form of mania often associated with bipolar disorder. In hypomania, individuals experience an increase in energy and productivity, as well as a decreased need for sleep. They may also exhibit increased sociability and engage in impulsive or risky behaviors. This explanation fits with the given description and the symptoms associated with hypomania.

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  • 22. 

    The fast ideas start coming too fast and there are far too many ... overwhelming confusion replaces clarity ... you stop keeping up with it … memory goes. Infectious humor ceases to amuse. Your friends become frightened ... everything is now against the grain ... you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and trapped.

    • A.

      Hypomania

    • B.

      Mania

    • C.

      Depression

    • D.

      Bipolar I

    Correct Answer
    B. Mania
    Explanation
    The given description describes a state of extreme mental and emotional excitement, known as mania. The symptoms mentioned, such as fast ideas, overwhelming confusion, memory loss, irritability, and uncontrollable behavior, are characteristic of a manic episode. Mania is a common symptom of bipolar disorder, specifically bipolar I, where individuals experience alternating periods of mania and depression. Hypomania refers to a milder form of mania, and depression is a separate mood disorder characterized by feelings of sadness and hopelessness.

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  • 23. 

    Cyclothymia is defined as bipolar disorder EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Hypomanic symptoms

    • B.

      Extreme symptoms

    • C.

      Duration requirement

    • D.

      Nothing

    Correct Answer
    B. Extreme symptoms
    Explanation
    Cyclothymia is a type of bipolar disorder characterized by alternating periods of hypomanic symptoms and depressive symptoms. However, it is different from other types of bipolar disorder in that it does not involve extreme symptoms. Unlike in other forms of bipolar disorder, individuals with cyclothymia do not experience full-blown mania or severe depression. Instead, they have milder fluctuations in mood and energy levels. Therefore, extreme symptoms are not a part of the definition of cyclothymia.

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  • 24. 

    Who is at the highest risk for suicide attempts?

    • A.

      Children

    • B.

      Adolescents 13-17

    • C.

      Young adults 18-24

    • D.

      Adults 25-44

    Correct Answer
    C. Young adults 18-24
    Explanation
    Recent studies indicate the previous age group of 18-24 is no longer the highest in suicide attempts

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  • 25. 

    Being in the recovery phase of depression greatly reduces one's risk of suicide attemps.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Being in the recovery phase of depression does not necessarily reduce one's risk of suicide attempts. While it is true that seeking treatment and experiencing improvement in mental health can lower the risk, it does not eliminate it entirely. Depression is a complex condition, and individuals may still face challenges and relapses even after entering the recovery phase. It is important for individuals in this phase to continue receiving support, therapy, and monitoring to ensure their well-being and reduce the risk of suicide attempts.

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  • 26. 

    Which age group has the highest number of completed suicides?

    • A.

      The elderly

    • B.

      Young adults 18-24

    • C.

      Adults 24-44

    • D.

      Children

    Correct Answer
    A. The elderly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The elderly" because research and statistics consistently show that individuals aged 65 and older have the highest rate of completed suicides compared to other age groups. This can be attributed to various factors such as social isolation, physical health issues, mental health conditions like depression, and the loss of loved ones. Additionally, the elderly population may face challenges in accessing mental health support and may be more prone to feelings of hopelessness and despair.

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