Alcohol And Ptsd: Changes In The Dms5

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The DSM 5 Criterion A4 describes experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to aversive details of the traumatic event(s) (e.g., first responders collecting human remains; police officers repeatedly exposed to details of child abuse). All of the following are examples of meeting this criteria except:
    • A. 

      A police administrator reviewing reports of violent crimes

    • B. 

      First responders collecting human remains

    • C. 

      A photo journalist reviewing rolls of graphic war zone photos

    • D. 

      A young person repeatedly exposed to graphic images while surfing web sites containing explicit material

  • 2. 
    The eleven diagnostic criteria in Alcohol Use Disorder are organized into four groups. The four groups are:
    • A. 

      Impaired social control, social impairment, frequency of use, physical impairment

    • B. 

      Impaired social control, frequency of use, social context, risky use

    • C. 

      Impaired social control, social impairment, risky use, pharmacological criteria

    • D. 

      The consolidation of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence, to Alcohol Use Disorder

  • 3. 
    Effective assessments for alcohol address:
    • A. 

      Quantity, frequency, and symptoms of alcohol use

    • B. 

      Type of alcohol consumed, frequency, setting

    • C. 

      Social context, family history, number of life areas impacted

    • D. 

      Barriers to sobriety, natural supports, health issues

  • 4. 
    When diagnosing a Substance Use Disorder a "severe" diagnosis would what range of symptoms?
    • A. 

      2-3

    • B. 

      4-6

    • C. 

      7 or more

    • D. 

      Can be as few as 5 depending on the type of symptom

  • 5. 
    Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders (a continuum) (TSRDs) are a new DSM category and include: 
    • A. 

      Reactive Attachment Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders

    • B. 

      Isinhibited Social Engagement Disorder, PTSD

    • C. 

      A and B

    • D. 

      Eactive Attachment Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobias

  • 6. 
    As a result of clinicians using DSM-IVTR-based treatment protocols for PTSD, clinicians could inadvertently disempower or blame clients by:
    • A. 

      Failing to recognize the distinction between avoidance and numbing

    • B. 

      Allowing clients to have too much contribution to their clinical treatment plan

    • C. 

      Although there are differences in the DSM IVTR and DSM 5, these differences do not have direct implications related to ethical and effective services

    • D. 

      Failing to effectively confront patterns of avoidance early in treatment

  • 7. 
    The Four Phenotypes of PTSD in the DSM 5 are:
    • A. 

      Phobic Anxiety, Anhedonic/Dysphoric, Externalized, Numbing

    • B. 

      Phobic, Dysthymic, Externalized, and Dissociative

    • C. 

      Fear-Based Anxiety, Anhedonic/ Dysphoric, Externalizing, Dissociative

    • D. 

      Fear-Based Anxiety, Altered Mood, Externalizing, Dissociative

  • 8. 
    Which of the following are new to PTSD in the DSM 5:
    • A. 

      Avoidant is now fear-based anxiety

    • B. 

      Alcohol Dependence and Abuse are now Alcohol Use Disorder

    • C. 

      Negative Cognitions and Mood

    • D. 

      The shift from four to three symptom clusters

  • 9. 
    Alcohol uniquely mimics FIGHT and FLIGHT and ___________of our endorphin response to extreme stress/ trauma. 
    • A. 

      Adrenaline

    • B. 

      Self-medication

    • C. 

      Analgesia

    • D. 

      Delay

  • 10. 
    One commonly held belief regarding the relationship between trauma and alcohol use is that a person uses the substance to medicate the escalation of distress. This is called:
    • A. 

      Tension-Reduction Theory

    • B. 

      High Risk Theory

    • C. 

      Self-Medication

    • D. 

      A and C

  • 11. 
    Rather than alcohol use and cravings increasing during stress, research has shown that carvings and use most often increase __________ after traumatic stress, when specifically,  analgesic beta-endorphins have cleared the system.
    • A. 

      2 hours

    • B. 

      5-6 hours

    • C. 

      This statement is false, cravings and use of alcohol are most likely during a stressful event

    • D. 

      24 hours or more

  • 12. 
    Another term for the period following stress in which the endorphin withdrawal cycle occurs is:
    • A. 

      Closing time

    • B. 

      Stress Compensation

    • C. 

      Analgesic Window

    • D. 

      Happy Hour

  • 13. 
    Two new criteria in the DSM 5 related to diagnosing issues with alcohol are:
    • A. 

      The addition of alcohol addiction and craving

    • B. 

      The removal of severity specifiers, and addition of "legal problems"

    • C. 

      The removal of "legal problems" and addition of craving

    • D. 

      Removal of polysubstance, and removal of cravings

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is a specific DSM 5 update within Substance Use and Addictive Disorders?
    • A. 

      Polysubstance use can be used when multiple substances are being used

    • B. 

      The consolidation of Alcohol Abuse and Dependence, to Alcohol Use Disorder

    • C. 

      Internet gaming addiction has been added as a formal diagnosis

    • D. 

      The DSM 5 is nearly identical to the DSM IVTR related to Substance Abuse and Dependence

  • 15. 
    The diagnosis of PTSD in the DSM 5 has become more clinically-focused by placing the emphasis on symptom presentation rather than the experiencing or witnessing of a traumatic event. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The DSM 5 eliminates the requirement that "the person's response to the event must involve intense fear, helplessness, or horror.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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