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A forensic psychiatrist specializes in

Legal aspects of psychiatry

Which of the following best describes one of the roles of a clinical psychologist

Uses tests to measure mental health and intelligence

Which of the following is a mood disorder

Manic depressive illness

A term that describes an exaggerated feeling of well being is


An uncontrollable urge to perform an act repeatedly is an


Preoccupation with one's self and lack of responsivess to others is characteristic of


False or unreal sensory perceptions


What best describes repression

defense mechanism in which unacceptable thoughts are pushed into the unconscious

Fear of leaving one's home is


Which of the following psychotherapies uses free association and transference


Alternating moods of exalted feelings and excitement with moods of extreme sadness and decreased activity

Bipolar disorder

Short depressive periods and moods with no psychotic features

Dysthymic disorder

Numerous periods of mania and depression, but not of long duration; no psychotic features

Cyclothymic disorder

Resembling mania, but not as severe


Severe dysphoric mood with psychotic features

Major depression

Grandiose sense of self importance and preoccupation with fantasies of success and power


Continually suspicious and mistrustful of other people


No loyalty or concern for others; without moral standards


Emotionally cold and aloof; indifferent to praise or criticism and to feelings of others


Emotional, immature, and dependent; irrational outbursts and flamboyant behavior


Mental symptoms such as amnesia hide the pain and anxiety of unconscious conflicts

Dissociative disorder

Physical symptoms appear as a defense against overwhelming anxiety

Conversion disorder

General preoccupation with bodily aches and pains and irrational fear about one's health


Psychological factors such as anxiety, anger, and fear produce unrealistic body image and reluctance to eat

Anorexia nervosa

Fear of obesity in which binge eating is followed by induced vomiting

Bulimia nervosa

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