Abnormal Psychology Possible Test Questions Chapter 13-16

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1. The diagnosis of a personality disorder is formerly called a what?
Character Disorder
2. DSM-5 like its predecessor DSM-4TR identified 10 personality disorders. These are clustered into 3 groups as follows except for
a. odd or eccentric behavior
b. dramatic behavior
c. sad and lonely behavior
d. high degrees of anxiety behaviors
c. sad and lonely behavior
3. Fill in the blank… ____________ is diagnosed when individuals hold unjustified suspicions that others are out to harm or get them. These people can be dangerous.
Paranoid Personality Disorder
4. What type of hallucinations are the most common?
Auditory Hallucinations
5. People suffering from Borderline Personality Disorders display all of the following symptoms except for they do not display
a. delusions of grandeur(bigger an greater than you are)
b. display great instability
c. they experience major mood shifts without any triggers
a. delusions of grandeur(bigger an greater than you are)
6. Possible underlying causes for Borderline Personality Disorder include all of the following except for this one:
a. being sexually molested as a child
b. being abandoned as a child
c. being abandoned and getting divorced as a young adult
c. being abandoned and getting divorced as a young adult
7. Which of the following statements about the brain is true?
a. the skull is designed to support 3 tons of weight
b. the brain is only protected by the skull
c. the brain typically weighs about 10 pounds
a. the skull is designed to support 3 tons of weight
8. The misdiagnosis of middle school Joe (Handout) He was initially referred to as being diagnosed with what?
ADHD
9. What lobes of the brain are likely involved in the injury of middle school Joe?
a. frontal lobe
b. occipital lobe
c. both frontal and occipital lobe
d. neither the frontal and occipital lobe
c. both frontal and occipital lobe
10. The ______________ regulates your cardiac and respiratory functions?
Brain Stem
11. Damage to the___________ of the brain will likely result in problems with attention, short term memory, and planning.
Frontal lobe
12. Mild to moderate diffuse brain damage is most likely to result in?
a. attention deficits
b. visual distortion
c. alter sleep pattern
a. attention deficits
13. The ____________ lobe of the brain houses the visual processing center?
Occipital
14. Delirium has a ________ onset while dementia has a ____________ onset?
1 Rapid 2Gradual / Slow
15. This particular disease is the most common cause of dementia?
Alzheimer
16. (Michael J. Fox) The second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s is?
Parkinson’s Disease.
17. Among children, the most commonly diagnosed disorders are:
a. hyper activity (ADHD) & separation anxiety disorders
b. depression & phobic disorders
a. hyper activity (ADHD) & separation anxiety disorders
18. Treatment of ADHD with drugs like Ritalin is thought to be effective as?
a. it increases a person’s ability to concentrate
b. it quiets the voices
c. it acts as a sedative
a. it increases a person’s ability to concentrate
19. What 2 childhood disorders are characterized by aggressive or antisocial behavior?
a. Cognitive disorders & childhood depression
b. ADHD & childhood depression
c. Oppositional defiant disorder & conduct disorder
c. Oppositional defiant disorder & conduct disorder
20. What is the progression of childhood disorders? (Name 3)
1 Oppositional Defiant Disorder
2 Conduct Disorder
3 Anti-Social Personality
21. What_______________ term is defined by the legal system?
Juvenile Delinquent
22. T/F Most youth who develop a conduct disorder were diagnosed with an oppositional defiant disorder first?
True
23. This portion of the brain is responsible for the discrimination of sensory information and spatial sense?
Parietal Lobe
24. (Mother’s Day Question) Our brain is protected by a thick outer membrane called ____ ______ in Latin, this term literally means “hard mother”?
Dura Mater
25. This is the most commonly seen psychological referral to mental health agency?
1 ADHD
(2 Depression & Anxiety are the next two)
26. The Cerebellum is responsible primarily for what?
Motor Control
27. In what ways does therapy differ from simply talking to a friend or family member?
a. therapy takes time while a friend’s guidance is more likely to lead to a quick fix
b. a friend can provide empathy while a professional therapist does not
c. a therapist interaction with a client is guided by a theory
c. a therapist interaction with a client is guided by a theory
28. T/F A histrionic personality disorder was once called a hysterical personality disorder?
False
29. What 2 professional groups deal extensively with emotional problems but have the least amount of training?
Physicians & Clergy
30. In general, a psychiatrist tends to treat a mental disorder by doing what?
prescribe medication
31. T/F It was once believed that drugs and therapy cannot work together?
True
32. What is the main use of Lithium?
Bipolar Disorder
33. The ___________ solution is used to subdue people with mental disorders which affect the neuro muscular control of the individual?
Taser Solution
34. T/F A therapist can never violate a client’s confidence without their permission?
False
(When they endanger themselves or others they can break confidentiality)
35. ESSAY QUESTION: 10 pts. 1st 5 points (name each lobe of the brain) 2nd 5 points (give a brief synapses of what each function of that lobe of the brain is):
Frontal Lobe #A
-attention
-short term memory
-planning
-drive
Parietal Lobe #B
-sensory information
-spatial sense
-navigation
Temporal Lobe #C
-auditory perception
-semantics
-contains hippocampus
-long term memory
-transfer from short to long term memory
Occipital Lobe #D
-vision center
Cerebellum #E
-little brain
-motor control
-posture
-movement related functions
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