Psych Exam 4
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Miss. M. has been experienceing temporary amnesia, a state that is often brought on by extreme stress. Would Dr. Hunksor include information about life stress as part of a DSM diagnosis?
Yes; this is one part of a standard five-component DSM diagnosis
Dr. Leung gives all her patients a short, valid, and reliable questionnair that asks questions about sleeping habits, eating habits, daily activities, and emotional states. Dr. Leung is making use of:
If psychotherapy and biological therapy for a given mental disorder are found to be equally effective and only one therapy can be used:
Psychotherapy should be used because it has no side effects and has longer-lasting effects
If a clinician is asking questions of a client guided by her past experiences, her observations of the client and her anticipation of what problems are most likely present, the clinician should be using:
Which personality disorders belong to the same group?
Avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive
According to an important model of psychopathology, psychopathology is often the result of:
Both diathesis and stress
Rob plans to receive drug therapy for his depressive symptoms. Should Rob expect different kinds of results from drug treatment compared to other kinds of therapy?
He should expect his brain functioning to change whether with drugs or another kind of therapy
Psychodynamic therapy has become increasingly controversial because it:
Is more time consuming and expensive than many other effective therapies
One explanation offered in your textbook for the recent rapid increase in the diagnosis of dissociative disorders is that:
More therapists believe that the disorder is real and elicit reports from their patients that support it
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