Abnormal Pyshc

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Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    without treatment, it is expected that DID will last
    • A. 

      Lifetime

    • B. 

      10 months

    • C. 

      Several years

    • D. 

      20 years

  • 2. 
    With the regard to the treatment of illness anxiety disorder and somatic symptom disorder, some research supports the use of
    • A. 

      Cognitive-behavioral treatment and stress reduction

    • B. 

      Conditioning

    • C. 

      Humanistic therapy

    • D. 

      Psychoanalysis

  • 3. 
    with regard to the relationship between mood disorders and suicide, which of the following statements reflects the current thinking situation on the issue ?
    • A. 

      A small percentage of adolescent suicides are an expression of severe depression

    • B. 

      Suicide is generally a response to some dissapointment in people who are otherwise psychologically healthy

    • C. 

      All people who attempt suicide have mood disorders

    • D. 

      Suicide is often associated with pyschological disorders, especially depression

  • 4. 
    With regard to the prevelance of mood disorders, which of the following has been found consistently ?
    • A. 

      Men have twice as many mood disorders as women

    • B. 

      Bipolar disorders occur equally across the sexes

    • C. 

      Females experience major depressive disorders less frequently than males

    • D. 

      Dysthmia occur equally across the sexes

  • 5. 
    with regard to evidence for the scientific validity of dissociative identity disorder (DID) the most accurate statement is
    • A. 

      research suggests that faking dissociative experiences is possible. research suggests that faking the dissociativve experiences is possible

    • B. 

      Objecctive tests can always..

    • C. 

      It is virtually impossible to fake...

    • D. 

      Most DID pateints are faking

  • 6. 
    with regard to dissociative identity disorder, the term "alter" refers to ____ within the individual
    • A. 

      He "host" personality

    • B. 

      Dangerous personality

    • C. 

      He most recent personality to emerge

    • D. 

      A different personality

  • 7. 
    Which of the physiological measure consistently distinguishes individuals with the generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) from non-anxious normal subjects
    • A. 

      Decreased EEG beta activity

    • B. 

      Increased muscle tensions

    • C. 

      Heightened autonomic arousal

    • D. 

      Increased heart rate

  • 8. 
    which of the following would be typical for a patient suffering from a conversion disorder ?
    • A. 

      Ability to see some bright objects when calm but suffering complete loss of sight during

    • B. 

      Feeling a lump in the throat that interferes with swallowing, eating, or talking. feeling a lump in the throat that interferes with swallowing, eating, or talking

    • C. 

      Ability to identify everything in the visual field even tho the patient reports that she is blind

    • D. 

      Great concern witth the loss of functon n belief that the symptom of fatal disease

  • 9. 
    Which of the following terms is most associated with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Worry

    • C. 

      Emotion

    • D. 

      Panic

  • 10. 
    which of the following statements is TRUE about DID
    • A. 

      DID is made up of false memories

    • B. 

      DID is absolutley impossible to fake

    • C. 

      DID is easy to fake

    • D. 

      Dissociative symptoms may be the result of sleep deprivation Dissociative symptoms may be the result of sleep deprivation Dissociative symptoms may be the result of sleep deprivation

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements is true ?
    • A. 

      Overwhelming evidence suggests that mood disorders are familial and reflect an underylying genetic vulnerabiltiy

    • B. 

      Studies are now beginning to identify small group of genes that may contribute to genetic vulnerabitltiy

    • C. 

      Genetic contribution to depression falls in range of app 40% females and 20% males

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Which of the following statements is accurate regarding the relationship between anxiety and depression
    • A. 

      Cognitive content (thinking) is more negativr in anxious patients than in those with depression

    • B. 

      Core symptom of anxiety is inability to experience pleasure

    • C. 

      Many depressed patients are or have been anxious and many anxious patients are or have been depressed

    • D. 

      Anxiety is often preceded by an episode of major depression

  • 13. 
    Which of the following statements applies to the condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
    • A. 

      Depression in vulnerable poeple might be triggered by decreased production of the hormone called melatonin

    • B. 

      SAD can be treated with phototherapy 2 hours of exposure to bright light just before going to sleep

    • C. 

      Women with SAD reported more autonomous negative thoughts throughout the year than woman without SAD

    • D. 

      People with SAD have symptoms of decreased sleep and decreased appetite

  • 14. 
    Which of the following procedures is NOT part of Barlow's panic control treatment (PCT)
    • A. 

      Cognitive therapy to modify conscious or unconscious perceptions about the "dangerousness" of feared situations

    • B. 

      Reducing agoraphobic avoidance by exposure to feared situations

    • C. 

      Exercises to elevate the heart rate or spinning to make the patient dizzy

    • D. 

      Creation of mini panic attacks in the therapist's office

  • 15. 
    Which of the following people living in the united states is most likely to devopl GAD
    • A. 

      Billy, an 8-year-old boy

    • B. 

      Monica, a 50-year-old woman

    • C. 

      Tanya, a 15-year-old girl

    • D. 

      Sam, a 50-year-old male

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is the most prevelant psychological disorder in the general population
    • A. 

      Social phobia

    • B. 

      Specific phobia

    • C. 

      Panic disorder

    • D. 

      Agoraphobia

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT TRUE about a hypomanic manic episode ?
    • A. 

      Iit need only lasst 4 days

    • B. 

      It does contribute to the defnition of several mood disorders

    • C. 

      It causes marked impairment in social or occupational functioning

    • D. 

      It is not necessarily problematic

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the sleep of depressed patients
    • A. 

      They enter REM sleep quickly

    • B. 

      They experience intense REM episodes

    • C. 

      They show delayed slow wave sleep

    • D. 

      They show advanced slow wave of sleep

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is an example of the treatment technique for OCD called exposure and ritual prevention (ERP)
    • A. 

      Callie has a hoarding compulsion. She becomes anxious whenever she has to throw something away; she even keeps stuff that she doesn't need and will never use. Her therapist has arranged for all Callie's junk to be dumped when she is away from home.

    • B. 

      Kelly has religious obsessions. She feels that if she doesn't read biblical passages every hour of the day, she will do something evil. Her therapist is treating her by having her attend religious services more frequently so that good thoughts will replace the bad ones.

    • C. 

      Kerry has an obsessive fear of contamination that has led to compulsive hand-washing rituals. Her therapist is treating her by forcing her to wash her hands repeatedly, even when she doesn't feel anxious.

    • D. 

      Carrie has an obsessive fear of contamination that has led to compulsive hand-washing rituals. Her therapist is treating her by making her touch dirty laundry but not allowing her to wash for increasingly longer periods of time afterward.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an accurate statment  about Posttraumatic Disorder (PTSD)
    • A. 

      PTSD occurs in all individuals who experience a traumatic event.

    • B. 

      Acute stress disorder was included as a DSM-IV diagnosis so early severe reactions to trauma could receive health insurance coverage for immediate treatment

    • C. 

      Most persons diagnosed with acute stress disorder do not eventually develop PTSD.

    • D. 

      Acute stress disorder is diagnosed instead of PTSD if a person's symptoms begin 6 months or more after the traumatic event.

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is an accurate statement about factors affecting treatment for PTSD
    • A. 

      Victims of PTSD often repress the emotional part of their memories of the traumatic events

    • B. 

      Re-exposure to the trauma should be accomplished quickly to assure the best therapeutic response

    • C. 

      Psychoanalytic therapists help patients to relive emotional trauma through a process called free association.

    • D. 

      Medications effective for other anxiety disorders are ineffective with PTSD.

  • 22. 
    which of the following is an accurate statement about anxiety
    • A. 

      An inherited tendency can make us tense or uptight

    • B. 

      Panic disorder does not "run in families."

    • C. 

      Stress is a direct cause of panic disorder.

    • D. 

      A single gene makes us vulnerable to anxiety

  • 23. 
    Which of the following factors contribute to the intergrative theory of depression
    • A. 

      Stressful life events

    • B. 

      Stress hormones

    • C. 

      Nuerotransmitter systems

    • D. 

      All of these

  • 24. 
    Which of the following brain areas is NOT closely associated with anxiety ?
    • A. 

      prefrontal cortex

    • B. 

      Hypothalamus

    • C. 

      Amygdala

    • D. 

      Hippocampus

  • 25. 
    When used in connection with mood disorders, "flight of ideas" means
    • A. 

      Limited imagination refelcted in a slow way of speaking

    • B. 

      Anxiety about airplane travel

    • C. 

      Rapid speech expressing many exciting ideas at one

    • D. 

      Repression of all creative ideas