Hardest Trivia Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Psychopathology?

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How much do you know about psychopathology? There are a lot of mental issues that people experience where some can be curable others can only be controlled through different therapies or drugs for as long as the patient is alive. The quiz below is the hardest on the topic, and only the bravest should attempt it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    __________________________: the study of mental disorders, or a term for the mental disorder itself.
  • 2. 
    __________________________: the hypothesis that mental disorders result from organic (bodily) causes. 
    • earlier view of the cause of mental disorders 
    • A. 

      Somatogenic hypothesis

    • B. 

      Psychogenic hypothesis

  • 3. 
    __________________________: the hypothesis that mental disorders result from psychological causes. 
    • Sigmund Freud argued this standpoint
    • A. 

      Somatogenic hypothesis

    • B. 

      Psychogenic hypothesis

  • 4. 
    __________________________: a conception of psychopathology that says a disorder results when a person has both a predisposition for a disorder and a high level of stress that provides a trigger that turns this vulnerability into a disorder. 
  • 5. 
    __________________________: a conception of how mental disorders arise that emphasizes the roles played by many different factors.
  • 6. 
    Diane's mother has bipolar disorder. Following a death in the family, Diane starts exhibiting symptoms consistent with bipolar disorder. The reason for her developing the disorder is best exemplified by the __________________________.
    • A. 

      Diathesis-stress model

    • B. 

      Multicausal model

    • C. 

      Biopsychosocial perspective

  • 7. 
    __________________________: a perspective on psychopathology that emphasizes the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to mental illness.
  • 8. 
    Amanda believes multiple factors, such as her mother's disorder, the death in the family, and Diane's rocky relationships with her friends, all contributed to the onset of her bipolar disorder. Amanda holds a __________________________ perspective.
  • 9. 
    _________________________________: the manual that provides specific guidance on how to diagnose each of the nearly 200 psychological disorders. 
    • A. 

      Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders

    • B. 

      Developmental and Social Manual for Mental Disorders

    • C. 

      Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disabilities

    • D. 

      Developmental and Social Manual for Mental Disabilities

  • 10. 
    Nearly half of the U.S population will experience at least one mental disorder during their lifetime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    _________________________________: in psychopathology, what the patient reports about his or her physical or mental condition.
  • 12. 
    The mental disorders with the highest projected lifetime risk are _________________________________.
    • A. 

      Anxiety disorders

    • B. 

      Mood disorders

    • C. 

      Impulse disorders

    • D. 

      Substance use disorders

  • 13. 
    _________________________________: the percentage of people in a given population who have a given disorder at any particular point in time.
    • A. 

      Point prevalence

    • B. 

      Lifetime prevalence

  • 14. 
    _________________________________: the percentage of people in a certain population who will have a given disorder at any point in their lives.
    • A. 

      Point prevalence

    • B. 

      Lifetime prevalence

  • 15. 
    _________________________________: the tendency for different mental disorders to occur together in the same person.
  • 16. 
    _________________________________ disorders: a group of disorders distinguished by feelings of intense distress and worry, and in many cases, disruptive and unsuccessful attempts to deal with these feelings. 
    • A. 

      Substance use

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Impulse-control

    • D. 

      Anxiety

  • 17. 
    _________________________: a disorder characterized by continued, persistent anxiety.
    • not caused by a specific situation or object
    • anxiety is continuous, pervasive, and difficult to control
  • 18. 
    _________________________: any anxiety disorder characterized by repeated or disabling panic attacks.
  • 19. 
    _________________________: a sudden episode of terrifying bodily symptoms brought on by fear and terror. 
  • 20. 
    Jean starts experiencing labored breathing, dizziness, sweating, and heart palpitations. It is likely Jean is having a _________________________.
    • A. 

      Panic attack

    • B. 

      Compulsion

    • C. 

      Seizure

    • D. 

      Flashback

  • 21. 
    _________________________: an anxiety disorder characterized by an intense and, at least on the surface, irrational fear.
  • 22. 
    James is absolutely terrified of heights. The thought of going on a roller coaster makes him nauseous. James has a _________________________ of heights. 
    • A. 

      Specific phobia

    • B. 

      Social phobia

  • 23. 
    _________________________ phobia: fear of a particular object or situation.
  • 24. 
    _________________________ phobia: fear of being watched and judged by others.
  • 25. 
    _________________________: a disorder whose symptoms are obsessions and compulsions, which seem to serve as defenses against anxiety.
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