Professor Bensfield emphasizes that recovery from bipolar disorder involves a continuous interplay among patients' physical reactions to mood-stabilizing drugs, their positive expectations that their lives will improve, and the supportive responses of patients' families and friends. The professor's emphasis best illustrates a(n) ________ approach to therapy.
Generalized anxiety disorder is ________ common among men than women and ________ common among younger adults than older adults.
Xanax would most likely be prescribed in order to help
Jerome overcome feelings of nervous apprehension and an inability to relax.
DSM-IV-TR focuses on clinicians' reports of observable behavior in order to
facilitate the reliability of diagnoses.
Gaining relief from negative thoughts through the distraction of pain is one of the motives for
Chlorpromazine is an antipsychotic drug that reduces paranoia and hallucinations by
dampening responsiveness to irrelevant stimuli.
Melissa suffers from auditory hallucinations and falsely believes that her former high school teachers are trying to kill her. Melissa's symptoms are most likely to be relieved by ________ drugs.
DSM-IV-TR is most likely to be criticized for
classifying an excessively broad range of human behaviors as psychologically disordered.
Which of the following disorders is characterized by the most sudden and unpredictable episodes of distress?
Compulsive hand washing often increases in frequency because it relieves feelings of anxiety. This best illustrates the impact of ________ on compulsive behaviors.
A World Health Organization study of 14 countries estimated that ________ had the highest prevalence of mental disorders during the prior year.
the United States
Unlike psychodynamic therapists, humanistic therapists tend to focus on the ________ more than the ________.