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A disorder in which an individual is overexcited, hyperactive, and wildly optimistic is known as


A major depressive disorder is most likely to be characterized by

feelings of personal worthlessness

A psychological disorder in which the symptoms take a bodily form without apparent physical cause is a

somatoform disorder

An incapacitating and highly distressing fear about being embarrassed in the presence of others is most characteristic of

social phobia

Delusions of persecution are most common among those with ________ schizophrenia.


George Frideric Handel composed his Messiah during three weeks of intense, creative energy. Many believe Handel suffered a mild form of

bipolar disorder

In which disorder do people alternate between states of lethargic hopelessness and wild overexcitement?

bipolar disorder

Kaylee is so afraid of spiders and insects that she avoids most outdoor activities and even refuses to go to the basement of her own house alone. Kaylee appears to suffer from

a phobia

Misinterpreting normal physical sensations as symptoms of a dreaded disease is indicative of


offensive and unwanted thoughts that persistently preoccupy a person is an example of what?

an obsession

Positive psychological changes that result from struggling with extremely challenging life crises demonstrate

post-traumatic growth

Psychiatrists and psychologists label behavior as disordered when it is

deviant, distressful, and dysfunctional

Rishi, a college student, complains that he feels apprehensive and fearful most of the time but doesn't know why. Without warning, his heart begins to pound, his hands get icy, and he breaks out in a cold sweat. Rishi most likely suffers from

generalized anxiety disorder

The billionaire aviator Howard Hughes insisted that his assistants carry out elaborate hand-washing rituals and wear white gloves when handling any document he would later touch. His behavior best illustrated the symptoms of

obsessive-compulsive disorder

Those with narcissistic personality disorder are likely to be preoccupied with

their own self-importance

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