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What Is Psychological Abnormality?; What Is Treatment?
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if Matthew suddenly stood on his desk while his professor is lecturing, his conduct would be outside
Meredith just broke up with her boyfriend and calls into a television talk show, featuring a licensed therapist, for advice. According to Jerome Frank, this situation would NOT be a form of therapy because:
there is not a serious contacts between meredith ad the therapists
Jolene is married and a mother with three children. She works part time as a paralegal. She also has numerous tattoos and body piercings and prefers to dress in dark clothing. Although not abnormal, Jolene's behavior could be considered:
Dr. moser a clinical psychologist, believes that abnormality is the result of problems of the living dr. moser, would most likely refer to thise who seek her help as
Phillip is a war veteran who had to have one of his legs amputated. Because of his amputated leg, Phillip can no longer walk nor can he perform many of his needed day-to-day tasks. Considering this situation, which of the following statements is true?
Phillip is dysfunctional but not abnormal.
Eileen has chosen not to get married or have children. She lives with ten dogs and rarely goes out, yet she does not bother anyone. Her behavior would be considered an example of:
Quillia believes that aliens regularly communicate with her through various objects such as plates, cups, even her dog. She also believes they will one day return to Earth to take her to their home planet. She would NOT be considered eccentric because eccentrics:
do not shows signs of distorted thinking
Jose intentionally steps in front of his wife as a mugger attempts to attack her. Recalling "the four Ds," which of the following statements is true regarding this situation?
Jose's behavior fits the definition of danger but is not abnormal.
Robin is a recovering alcoholic and recently joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). She usually calls her sponsor, Erin, once a week to discuss her recovery. Why would this situation NOT be an example of therapy based upon Jerome Frank's key features?
Erin is not a recognized therapist.
Varun was admitted to the hospital after his therapist determined that Varun had a plan to commit suicide. Varun 's admission was the result of which of "the four Ds"?
Dr. Stoffey, a clinical psychologist, believes that abnormality is the result of problems in living. Dr. Stoffey would most likely refer to those who seek her help as:
According to the textbook, this alone does NOT indicate abnormality.
Some clinicians consider this to be the most important criterion to establish abnormality:
Allison, who has recently been diagnosed with depression, and Milo are in a romantic relationship. They talk often of Allison's depression, and she finds it helpful. Why would this situation NOT be an example of therapy based upon Jerome Frank's key features?
Milo is not a recognized therapist.
Firki has been meeting with her friend Doug regularly for coffee. Firki has been having trouble with her boyfriend and Doug is a good listener, often providing encouragement and feedback. Which of the following statements is true regarding this situation?
Firki and Doug are not engaged in therapy.
George feels tormented by the deprecating voices he keeps hearing in his mind. This is an example of which of "the four Ds"?
Legia lives in a remote part of Montana. Suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, she meets with a licensed therapist twice a week by using an Internet connection. Examining Jerome Frank's key features of therapy, which of the following statements is false?
Legia should seek out help from a professional she can meet with face-to-face.
Miles hears voices that tell him his neighbors are out to get him. Miles, in desperation, decides to kill his neighbors before they hurt him. Miles's behavior would MOST likely be considered:
Maria obsesses for hours over her hair and makeup in the morning. As a result, she has been fired from two jobs in the past four months because she does not get to work on time. This is an example of which of "the four Ds"?
Which person experiencing an episode of depression would be the LEAST likely to be diagnosed with a mental disorder?
one whose home was lost in a fire
Jackson, who just broke up with his girlfriend, calls into a radio talk show, featuring a local therapist, for advice. According to Jerome Frank, this situation would NOT be a form of therapy because:
there is not a series of contacts between the therapist and Jackson.
Paris suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and makes an appointment to see a therapist over the Internet. She has one therapy session and afterward she feels that her compulsion is weakening, so she decides not to have any more sessions with the therapist. According to Jerome Frank, this situation would NOT be a form of therapy because:
there was not a series of contacts between Paris and the therapist.
Zaire meets with Dr. Johnson every week. Zaire was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder after a car accident. Which of the following statements is true regarding this situation?
This situation meets the key features of therapy as suggested by Jerome Frank.
Qwaheem goes out drinking every night. He drinks until he passes out and wakes up disoriented, not knowing how he got home the night before. His behavior is MOST clearly an example of _____, one of "the four Ds."
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