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  • 1. 

    The defense mechanism of repression could be connected to which psychological disorder?

    • A.

      Schizophrenia

    • B.

      Generalized anxiety disorder

    • C.

      Phobias

    • D.

      OCD

    • E.

      Dissociative identity disorder

    Correct Answer
    E. Dissociative identity disorder
    Explanation
    Repression is a defense mechanism where unpleasant or traumatic memories are pushed into the unconscious mind. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a psychological disorder characterized by the presence of multiple distinct identities or personality states, which often develop as a result of severe trauma or abuse. Repression could be connected to DID because it allows the individual to unconsciously push traumatic memories or experiences out of their conscious awareness, which can contribute to the development of different identities or personalities within the disorder.

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  • 2. 

    An axis of the DSM-IV-TR that includes personality disorders and mental retardation is reffered to as

    • A.

      Axis I

    • B.

      Axis II

    • C.

      Axis III

    • D.

      Axis IV

    • E.

      Axis V

    Correct Answer
    B. Axis II
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Axis II. In the DSM-IV-TR, Axis II is the axis that includes personality disorders and mental retardation. This axis is used to diagnose and classify long-term patterns of behavior and personality traits that cause significant impairment in functioning. Axis II disorders are considered to be more ingrained and difficult to treat compared to Axis I disorders, which include more acute and episodic mental health conditions.

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  • 3. 

    A positive feature of the DSM-IV-TR, which helps pyschologists and psychiatrists is

    • A.

      It provides a common language for diagnosing disorders

    • B.

      It provides only unique types of disorders

    • C.

      It is compromised of 10 axis's used for diagnosis

    • D.

      It has not been rewritten in over 20 years

    • E.

      Cannot be used for disorders involving origins in the brain

    Correct Answer
    A. It provides a common language for diagnosing disorders
    Explanation
    The DSM-IV-TR provides a common language for diagnosing disorders, allowing psychologists and psychiatrists to communicate effectively and accurately about mental health conditions. This common language helps in standardizing the diagnostic process and ensures that professionals are on the same page when discussing and treating patients. It also helps in improving the reliability and validity of diagnoses, leading to better treatment outcomes and research in the field of psychology and psychiatry.

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  • 4. 

    A milder for of major depression is called _______ deprssion

    • A.

      Cyclothymic

    • B.

      Euphoria

    • C.

      Mania

    • D.

      Dysthymic

    • E.

      Histrionic

    Correct Answer
    D. Dysthymic
    Explanation
    Dysthymic depression is a milder form of major depression. It is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and low mood that last for at least two years. Unlike major depression, the symptoms of dysthymic depression may not be as severe, but they can still significantly impact a person's daily functioning and quality of life. This form of depression is often chronic and can lead to a loss of interest in activities, changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, and low self-esteem. Treatment options for dysthymic depression may include therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.

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  • 5. 

    Catatonic schizophrenia is characterized by the following symptoms:

    • A.

      People who have experienced the symptoms of schizophrenia, but are no longer experiencing symptoms

    • B.

      Delusions of persecution, the belief that everyone is out to get them, along with auditory hallucinations

    • C.

      Bizzare behavior, delusions, and hallucinations

    • D.

      Not consistent with and particular type of schizophrenia

    • E.

      Waxy flexibility- no movement, and a stupor where there is no emotion or a flat effect

    Correct Answer
    E. Waxy flexibility- no movement, and a stupor where there is no emotion or a flat effect
    Explanation
    Catatonic schizophrenia is a subtype of schizophrenia characterized by symptoms such as waxy flexibility, which refers to a person's inability to move or change their position, even when it is physically uncomfortable. This symptom is often accompanied by a stupor, where the person appears to be in a state of immobility and lacks emotional expression or a flat effect. These symptoms are not specific to any other type of schizophrenia and are indicative of catatonic schizophrenia.

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  • 6. 

    Cyclothymic disorder, which is a milder form of bipolor is comparable in revelance to _____, which is a milder form of depression.

    • A.

      Schizoid

    • B.

      Antisocial

    • C.

      Histronic

    • D.

      Dysthymic

    • E.

      Paranoid

    Correct Answer
    D. Dysthymic
    Explanation
    Cyclothymic disorder is a milder form of bipolar disorder, characterized by periods of hypomanic symptoms alternating with periods of mild depression. Similarly, dysthymic disorder is a milder form of depression, characterized by long-term symptoms of low mood, fatigue, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. Both cyclothymic disorder and dysthymic disorder represent less severe versions of their respective mood disorders.

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  • 7. 

    Asperger's disorder is a

    • A.

      Delusions of persecution with auditory hallucinations

    • B.

      Preoccupation with orderliness and perfection

    • C.

      Less severe form of autism often engaging in repetitive behaviors like counting or memorizing

    • D.

      Lack of conscience or remorse for the welfare of others

    • E.

      Exaggerated ideas of self-importance and achievements

    Correct Answer
    C. Less severe form of autism often engaging in repetitive behaviors like counting or memorizing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "less severe form of autism often engaging in repetitive behaviors like counting or memorizing." This is because Asperger's disorder is indeed considered a less severe form of autism. Individuals with Asperger's often have difficulties with social interaction and communication, but they may have normal to above-average intelligence and language development. They may also engage in repetitive behaviors like counting or memorizing as a way to cope with their difficulties.

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  • 8. 

    A type of personality disorder characterized by a detachment of social relationships

    • A.

      Paranoid

    • B.

      Schizoid

    • C.

      Schizotypal

    • D.

      Dependent

    • E.

      Borderline

    Correct Answer
    B. Schizoid
    Explanation
    Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by a detachment from social relationships and a limited range of emotional expression. People with this disorder often prefer to be alone and have difficulty forming close relationships. They may appear indifferent or detached and have little interest in social activities. This aligns with the given description, making schizoid the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Type of personality disorder characterized by always having to be the center of attention

    • A.

      Borderline

    • B.

      Antisocial

    • C.

      Paranoid

    • D.

      Histronic

    • E.

      Dependent

    Correct Answer
    D. Histronic
    Explanation
    Histrionic personality disorder is characterized by a constant need to be the center of attention. Individuals with this disorder may engage in attention-seeking behaviors, exaggerate emotions, and display dramatic and theatrical behavior. They often have a strong desire for approval and may go to great lengths to gain attention and praise from others. This attention-seeking behavior is a central feature of histrionic personality disorder, distinguishing it from other personality disorders such as borderline, antisocial, paranoid, and dependent.

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  • 10. 

    Jimmy has been recently experiencing symptoms of anxiety associated with everything he does including activities that should not cause anxiety. Jimmy could be experiencing?

    • A.

      Schizophrenia

    • B.

      Bipolar

    • C.

      Major Depression

    • D.

      Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    • E.

      PTSD

    Correct Answer
    D. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    Explanation
    Jimmy's symptoms of anxiety associated with everyday activities that should not cause anxiety suggest that he may be experiencing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. This disorder is characterized by excessive and persistent worry or fear about various aspects of life, often without any specific trigger. Individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder may experience physical symptoms such as restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and sleep disturbances. It is important for Jimmy to seek professional help for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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  • 11. 

    Increased dopamine neurotransmitter receptors in the brain could be responsible for the onset of

    • A.

      Depression

    • B.

      Anxiety

    • C.

      Phobias

    • D.

      Schizophrenia

    • E.

      Narcissism

    Correct Answer
    D. Schizophrenia
    Explanation
    Increased dopamine neurotransmitter receptors in the brain could be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in regulating various brain functions, including mood, motivation, and pleasure. Abnormalities in dopamine neurotransmission have been implicated in the development of schizophrenia. Research suggests that individuals with schizophrenia may have an overactive dopamine system, which could be due to an increased number of dopamine receptors in the brain. This imbalance in dopamine signaling can disrupt normal brain function and contribute to the symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments.

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