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Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

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1. A prolonged & disturbed emotional state is known as a(n):

a agoraphobia
b mood disorder
c conversion disorder
d somatization disorder

2. Normal depression is to abnormal depression as ______ is to _____.

a arm; leg
b home; house
c football; baseball
d paper cut; open heart surgery

3. Which of the following is not a mood disorder?

a bipolar I disorder
b major depression
c dysthymic disorder
d antisocial personality disorder

4. If you randomly meet 100 people today, how many will have a lifetime episode of major depression?

a 8
b 16
c 32
d 48

5. _____ is marked by fluctuations between episodes of depression & mania.

a dysthymic disorder
b bipolar I disorder
c minor depressive disorder
d major depressive disorder

6. A less serious form of major depression is called:

a dysfunctional mood disorder
b abbreviated mood disorder
c dysthymic disorder
d bipolar II disorder

7. With regard to mood disorders, personality traits play a significant role in determining:

a the height of mania
b frequency of depression
c the depth of depression
d one's risk of becoming depressed

8. About 80% of the drugs used to treat depression are:

a tricylics
b addictive
c selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
d naturally occurring minerals such as lithium

9. Research on the effectiveness of antidepressants & psychotherapy indicate

a low relapse rates
b serious side effects with both forms of treatment
c relapse rates of nearly 99% for patients who receive either treatment
d relapse rates approaching 70% for patients who receive either treatment

10. The primary disorder that is treated by ECT is:

a social phobia
b substance abuse
c bipolar I disorder
d major depression

11. Which of the following is not a personality disorder described in DSM-IV-TR?

a paranoid personality disorder
b histrionic personality disorder
c depressive personality disorder
d obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
e schizotypical personality disorder
f dependent personality disorder
g antisocial personality disorder

12. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a personality disorder?

a inflexibility
b being unpopular
c maladaptiveness
d impaired functioning

13. Two psychosocial causes have been implicated in antisocial personality disorder. They are:

a parent-child interaction & child-peer interaction
b low socioeconomic status & overly trustful of others
c being an only child & lack of adequate interaction with peers
d parent-child interaction & physical or sexual abuse in childhood

14. Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, & decreased emotional expression characterize:

a depression
b schizophrenia
c somatoform disorders
d generalized anxiety disorder

15. Type I schizophrenia involves _______ symptoms & has a ______ chance of recovery.

a negative; good
b negative; poor
c positive; good
d positive; poor

16. Type II schizophrenia involves _______ symptoms & has a ______ chance of recovery.

a negative; good
b negative; poor
c positive; good
d positive; poor

17. Which of the following are not symptoms of schizophrenia?

a disorders of thought
b disorders of attention
c disorders of perception
d disorders of moral character
e disorders of emotion (affective)

18. Positron emission tomography (PET) has indicated that schizophrenics have:

a diathesis stress
b smaller ventricles in the brain
c less activity in the prefrontal cortex
d increased metabolic activity in the frontal lobe

19. Diathesis refers to a person’s:

a genetic disposition
b reactions to neuroleptic drugs
c level of dopamine in the nervous system
d balance of positive to negative symptoms

20. __________ will reduce positive symptoms & may slightly improve negative symptoms.

a Thorazine
b Phenothiazines
c Typical neuroleptic drugs
d Atypical neuroleptic drugs

21. A woman on a typical neuroleptic for schizophrenia for a long period of time is likely to experience:

a grogginess
b tardive dyskinesia
c lower blood pressure
d skin irritation in the sun

22. The difference between dissociative amnesia & dissociative fugue is that:

a in the former you forget more than in the latter
b these are really two different terms for the same experience
c in the former you stay in contact with reality; in the latter you become

d in the former you have memory gaps; in the latter you may wander away
      & assume a new identity

23. All of the following have been suggested as ways of overcoming mild depression except:

b improving social skills
c increasing social support
d eliminating negative thoughts

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