This is Psychology multiple choice
30 questions on Module 23 Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia.
1. In the Middle Ages, mental disorders were thought to be caused by:
failure to self-actualize
. demon possession
2. A person is diagnosed as having obsessive-compulsive disorder. In what DSM-IV-TR category would the disorder be found?
Modern Neurotic Disorders
3. Which of the following would not be considered a specific phobia?
fear of snakes
fear of speaking in front of large groups of people
fear of heights
4. When studying the brains of individuals with borderline personality disorder, scans indicate that the brain areas involved in ____ are underactive.
controlling emotional responses
integrating visual information with touch
5. Why should typical neuroleptics be allowed to remain available to patients with schizophrenia?
Health insurance covers them.
There are other less expensive drugs that are much more effective.
A significant portion of those patients receiving it show good improvement.
6. Which of the following is true regarding the use of psychotherapy in treating people with depression?
interpersonal therapy is more successful than antidepressants
lithium is the most successful treatment
in the short-run psychotherapy is as effective as antidepressants with less severe depression
7. Axis IV refers to information about:
psychosocial and environmental problems
8. Plotnik and Kouyoumdjian tell us about the famous Genain quadruplets to illustrate the fact that:
there must be a genetic factor in schizophrenia
science is filled with amazing coincidences
children can “learn” to be schizophrenic from close contact with family members who are ill
9. The fear that a person experiences in a phobia is:
equal to the real danger associated with the object or situation
out of all proportion to the danger associated with the object or situation
10. As a person who struggles with depression, Lilah often goes out for a walk. She notices that her mood improves. Based on research cited in Module Twenty-three, for how long is Lilah’s mood improved?
as long as 12 hours
about a day
about one week
11. To make a diagnosis of dissociative amnesia and dissociative fugue:
the subject must be committed to a psychiatric hospital
the forgotten information must be at least ten years old
physicians should rule out physical reasons for the loss of personal information
12. Kate is participating in a fear of flying program. She starts to have feelings of anxiety. What has Kate been taught to do when this happens?
try to sleep
begin relaxation exercises
take a tranquilizer
13. Intense, excessive and irrational fear characterizes:
14. An individual who is classified as having a histrionic personality disorder will:
be excessively emotional and attention seeking
be incapable of feeling guilt or remorse
have an exaggerated sense of self-importance
15. Following sexual abuse at the age of 15, Lynn forgets her name and identity, and runs away from home assuming a new identity. This is an example of:
dissociative identity disorder
16. A new therapy of aviophobia where the person is never exposed to a real flight is called:
virtual reality therapy
in vivo therapy
17. Most mental health professionals agree that the most useful definition of abnormal behavior comes from the ____ approach.
18. A patient is receiving therapy for panic disorder. Which of the following is most likely to be true of this patient?
The patient is female.
The patient is male.
The patient also suffers from generalized anxiety disorder.
19. According to researchers, ____ may play an important role in the development of antisocial personality disorder.
poor academic performance in elementary school
childhood aggression that is hard for parents to control
low socioeconomic status
20. DSM-IV-TR is to psychotherapy as:
free association is to psychoanalysis
drugs are to depression
diagnosis is to treatment
21. The most common type of phobia is:
22. In studying school shootings, researchers have found that most of the shooters were:
over the age of 18 years old
23. If a person from the Andean highlands looks at a witch, a disorder called _____, which involves depression and fear, may develop.
24. One commonly used drug treatment for bipolar depression is:
25. A book entitled ____ focuses on the genetic, neurological, and physiological factors related to mood disorders.
Failing to Self-Actualize: The Mood Disorders
Mood Disorders: The Biological Theories
Cognitive Theories of Mood Disorders
26. Which treatment for schizophrenia is most likely to lead to relapse once the treatment is stopped?
27. An intense, excessive and irrational fear characterizes:
28. In your psychology course, you are watching a video on schizophrenia. One of the patients portrayed in the video is asked a question about her hobbies. She responds with an answer that consists of new words. This is an example of:
29. A characteristic found in the background of many individuals with antisocial personality disorders is:
often changing residences in childhood
coming from a family with more than three siblings
serious behavioral problems in childhood
30. Behavior attributed to possession by evil spirits or the Devil observed in the Middle Ages is an example of:
generalized fear disorder
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