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Question number: 82

» Abnormal Psychology » Diagnosis of Psychopathology

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Three year old Shawn ate lead paint which was chipping off the walls in an older home. Consequently, he developed a psychosis based on brain damage due to lead poisoning. Shawn’s psychosis would be called a (n)

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

behavioral psychosis.

b.

organic psychosis.

c.

neo-cortical psychosis.

d.

neural psychosis.

e.

functional psychosis.

Question number: 83

» Abnormal Psychology » Diagnosis of Psychopathology

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Which major viewpoint on psychological disorders suggests that the cause is due to inherited or acquired brain disorders involving imbalances in neurotransmitters or damage to brain structures?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

behavioral

b.

diathesis-stress

c.

humanistic

d.

biopsychological

e.

cognitive

Question number: 84

» Abnormal Psychology » Diagnosis of Psychopathology

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The DSM-111-R has improved reliability because it helps mental health workers base their diagnosis on:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

The theories of Binet, Freud and others

b.

A few well-defined categories

c.

Undefined categories

d.

The patient’s observable behaviour

e.

In-depth history of the patient

Question number: 85

» Abnormal Psychology » Somatoform Disorders

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Psychosomatic disorders are best illustrated by:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Neurotic anxiety

b.

Delusions

c.

Asthma caused by anxiety

d.

Insomnia

e.

Over-eating

Question number: 86

» Abnormal Psychology » Dissociative Disorders

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Which of the following is characteristic of a dissociative disorder?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

phobic disorder

b.

amnesia

c.

mania

d.

paranoia

e.

depression

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