Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

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Which of the following symptoms is NOT typical of mania?

Bursts of activity
Intense emotions
Wild plans
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What is always found in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsession with washing
Irrational impulses
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What institution originally created the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1952?

American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
National Institute of Mental Health
Institute for the Detection of Mental Disorders
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Which of the following is NOT a Mood Disorder as defined by the DSM-IV?

Dysthymic Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Substance-Induced Mood Disorder
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Where does the word phobia come from?

From a Greek word meaning flight or fear
From a Latin word meaning distress
From the word phobious meaning radiant
From Dr. Phoebe, a Swiss psychiatrist who coined the term
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A person with mood swings that range from intense depression to incredible hyperactivity and happiness would likely be diagnosed with:

Major Depression
Unipolar Depression
Bipolar Depression
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Which of the following symptoms is NOT associated with Schizophrenia?

Increased social interaction (becomes very talkative)
Formal thought disturbances
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Research on Multiple Personality Disorder has found that:

people with Multiple Personality Disorder always know of their other personalities.
people with Multiple Personality Disorder are often individuals who have been physically and/or sexually abused in childhood.
the patterns of disassociation generally begin in adulthood.
individuals with Multiple Personality Disorder tend to be male.
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Which of the following is NOT a historical explanation for the presence of mental illness?

Demonic possession
Physical illness
Problems stemming from past experiences.
A swelling of the brain
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Which of the following is not among the typical symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Aggressive behavior towards others
A tendency to be easily distracted
Excessive movement when sleeping
Impulsive behavior
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