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abnormal psyc. homework #4
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Personality disorders were once known as?
Misdiagnoses are common when looking at potential personality disorders because?
many of the personality disorders share common features.
What do all of the Cluster A disorders have in common?
Oddness or eccentricity
Helen is suspicious and doubts the loyalty of even her friends. She is unwilling to forgive perceived insults and never forgets a grudge. She is most likely to be diagnosed with ________ personality disorder.
Sam shows little emotion and is loner. He has no social relationships, other than his family, and he seems to experience little pleasure, if any. What personality
disorder might Sam have?
Greg has been diagnosed with schizoid personality disorder. Knowing this, which of the following jobs would he be most likely to enjoy?
night time security guard who works alone
Tom tells you that he can make his roommate take out the trash by simply thinking about his roommate doing it. He agrees with you that this could sometimes just be a coincidence, but he seems to truly believe he can sometimes get people to do things just by thinking about it. You find him understandable when he talks, but sometimes hard to follow. His clothes are messy and don't match. Tom tells you not to tell anyone about his power, because he knows that other people don't like him because they are jealous and they would hurt him if they could. The best diagnosis for Tom is
schizotypal personality disorder
While the individual with ________ personality disorder appears cool and aloof, the individual with ________ personality disorder is best described as odd.
Luisa is a lively and emotional graduate student. She dresses provocatively and behaves in a very seductive manner with her male professors. She has had a long
string of short-lived, stormy romances. Luisa is most likely to have a diagnosis of
histrionic personality disorder
Hope believes that she is the "star" of her graduate class and that the other students dislike her because they are jealous of her superior intelligence. She
believes that she is entitled to be exempted from an important exam because of her outstanding performance in class. Hope probably suffers from
narcissistic personality disorder.
Why is it that people with narcissistic personality disorder are unlikely to seek treatment?
they think they are nearly perfect and in no need of change
The histrionic seeks ________, while the narcissist needs ________.
Early criminal behavior is most characteristic of
antisocial personality disorder
Symptoms of what diagnosis are present in individuals who later develop antisocial personality disorder?
conduct disorder or oppositional defiant disorder
Glenna believed that Sam loved her and that she could not live without him. When he told her he did not want to see her again, she became violently angry and
manipulated him into staying with her by threatening suicide. Which of the following personality disorder does Glenna's behavior suggest she might have?
About half of the individuals with borderline personality disorder also qualify for a diagnosis of ________ at some time.
a mood disorder
The individual with avoidant personality disorder is unlikely to develop lasting relationships as a result of his or her
fear of rejection
Helena has avoidant personality disorder. She is likely to
be hypersensitive to any sign of criticism or rejection.
Involvement in an abusive relationship (as the one who is abused) would be most expected of the individual with ________ personality disorder.
The fear of abandonment is seen in both borderline and dependent personality disorder. A key difference is their reaction to it:
The person with borderline personality disorder gets angry, and the person with dependent personality disorder becomes submissive
Harold is perfectionistic and extremely concerned with maintaining a set routine. He probably suffers from ________ personality disorder.
What is the main difference between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)?
People with OCPD don't have true obsessions or compulsions like people with OCD have.
Which of the following is psychosocial treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder?
Dialectical behavior therapy
Henry used to become intoxicated after six drinks. Now he needs ten or twelve to get the same effect. This is an example of
Which of the following statements about alcohol problems is accurate?
The average life span of an alcoholic is twelve years shorter than the average citizen.
Which mental disorder is most commonly comorbid with alcoholism?
major depressive disorder
Korsakoff's psychosis is now known as
alcohol amnestic disorder
Which of the following countries has the highest per capita rate of alcohol consumption?
Which of the following is a narcotic?
Which of the following is both a stimulant and a hallucinogen?
"Crack" is a form of?
Which of the following is most likely to be used to produce sleep?
The drug that can create a state most like psychosis is
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