Advanced Psychology - Qp23

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Advanced Psychology - Qp23

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  • 1. 
    Before the ______ century, abnormal behaviour was thought to be caused by moral corruption or possession by demons, and sufferers were treated with great barbarity.
    • A. 

      Seventeenth

    • B. 

      Eighteenth

    • C. 

      Nineteenth

    • D. 

      Twentieth

  • 2. 
    The ‘medical model’ regarded abnormal behaviour as being caused by physiological and chemical abnormalities in the brain, and thus as analogous to physical disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    There are two overlapping classification systems used today, namely the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Both ICD-10 and DSM IV require the psychiatrist to evaluate each patient on five different axes. These are:
    • A. 

      Clinical syndrome

    • B. 

      Personality disorders

    • C. 

      Medical disorders

    • D. 

      Severity of psycho-sexual stressors

    • E. 

      Severity of psycho-social stressors

    • F. 

      Highest level of adaptive functioning

  • 5. 
    Advantages of the Classification systems includes:  (Select four)
    • A. 

      That identifying patterns of symptoms that regularly occur together will help to throw light on the nature of abnormal behaviours and their underlying causes.

    • B. 

      That putting a person into a particular category makes it harder to understand that person as a unique individual.

    • C. 

      That a classification system enables psychiatrists to diagnose more accurately what disorders the patient is suffering from.

    • D. 

      It increases the chance of providing an effective therapy for the problem.

    • E. 

      That individual people do not fit neatly into the categories

    • F. 

      It enables psychiatrists and psychologists to communicate more easily about the nature and causes of their patient’s problems and enables research to be conducted on comparable groups of patients

  • 6. 
    Labelling people as mentally ill may make them worse because of the problems of expectancy effects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    People with abnormal behaviours are treated similarly as people with medical problems.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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