Project #10074 - Psychology

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

biological dysfunction

unresolved conflicts

.    demon possession



2. A person is diagnosed as having obsessive-compulsive disorder. In what DSM-IV-TR category would the disorder be found?


Affective Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Modern Neurotic Disorders

.    Dissociative 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

.    fear of enclosed spaces like elevators



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

.    anger



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.

.    Up to 90% of patients who receive the drug are cured of schizophrenia.



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

.    psychotherapy is more successful than lithium



7. Axis IV refers to information about:


personality disorders

medical problems

psychosocial and environmental problems

.    general functioning



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


.    schizophrenia strikes in a random, unpredictable fashion



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

only physiological

.    present even when the person is away from the object or not in the 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

several days

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

.    by law, psychologists must administer the Thematic Apperception Test to the subject



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

.    seek out help from other passengers



13. Intense, excessive and irrational fear characterizes:



panic disorder


mental disorders

.    insanity



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

.    display socially withdrawn and reckless behaviors



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 amnesia

dissociative fugue

dissociative identity disorder


.    catatonic schizophrenia



16. A new therapy of aviophobia where the person is never exposed to a real flight is called:


virtual reality therapy

exposure therapy

in vivo therapy

.    systematic desensitization



17. Most mental health professionals agree that the most useful definition of abnormal behavior comes from the ____ approach.



maladaptive behavior

statistical frequency

.    psychoanalytic



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.

.    The patient is an extrovert.



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

.    educational opportunity



20. DSM-IV-TR is to psychotherapy as:


free association is to psychoanalysis

drugs are to depression

diagnosis is to treatment

.    environmental stress is to abnormality




21. The most common type of phobia is:




specific phobia

.    social phobia



22. In studying school shootings, researchers have found that most of the shooters were:


over the age of 18 years old


drug users

.    the oldest sibling in the family



23. If a person from the Andean highlands looks at a witch, a disorder called _____, which involves depression and fear, may develop.





.    Koro



24. One commonly used drug treatment for bipolar depression is:



tricyclic therapy


.    lithium



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

.    Unconscious Conflicts in Mood Disorders



26. Which treatment for schizophrenia is most likely to lead to relapse once the treatment is stopped?


typical neuroleptics

atypical neuroleptics


.    psychosurgery




27. An intense, excessive and irrational fear characterizes:



panic disorder

mental disorders

.    insanity



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:


neuroleptic behavior

flat affect


.    neologisms



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

.    a death of a close family member or friend



30. Behavior attributed to possession by evil spirits or the Devil observed in the Middle Ages is an example of:


mass hysteria

conversion disorder

generalized fear disorder

.    somatoform disorder






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