Abnormal Psychology Chapter Mood Disorders

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Chapter 7--Mood Disorders and Suicide Key
1. Prior to the DSM-IIIR, conditions that are currently characterized as mood disorders were referred to by several different names, including all of the following EXCEPT: A. B. C. D. 2. depressive disorders affective disorders psychotic episodes depressive neuroses

One of the symptoms of a mood disorder is called anhedonia, which means: A. a feeling of worthlessness B. an altered pattern of sleep C. indecisiveness D. an inability to experience pleasure

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Mood disorders can range from mild to severe; the most severe type of depression is called: A. major depressive disorder B. dysthymia C. cyclothymia D. profound depression

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Most episodes of major depression are time-limited, i.e., lasting up to 3333, although about 10% last as long as two years. A. B. C. D. 3 months 6 months 9 months 1 year

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Which of the following is a symptom of the mood disorder known as mania? A. B. C. D. clear, coherent speech hypoactive behavior fatigue grandiosity

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When used in connection with mood disorders, “flight of ideas“ means: A. anxiety about airplane travel B. rapid speech expressing many exciting ideas at once C. limited imagination reflected in a slow way of speaking D. repression of all creative ideas

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In comparing the length of untreated depressive episodes and untreated manic episodes, which of the following is an accurate statement? A. Depressive episodes generally last longer. B. Manic episodes generally last longer. C. Both types of episodes typically last about the same amount of time. D. This comparison cannot be made because depressive episodes are always treated.

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The physical or somatic symptoms of a major depressive disorder include: A. changes in appetite or weight B. decreased ability to concentrate C. increased energy D. orgasmic feelings

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Which of the following symptoms characterize a manic episode? A. feelings of guilt B. irritability C. anhedonia D. loss of energy

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A 35-year-old individual named Manny has recently formulated an elaborate plan to cure AIDS with vitamin therapy. To provide funding for this cause he has withdrawn all the money from his bank account and purchased thousands of jars of vitamins and small boxes in which to put them. When he appeared at a hospital emergency room loudly demanding names of patients with AIDS, he himself was hospitalized for psychiatric observation. What is your diagnosis of Manny? A. major depressive episode B. hypomanic episode C. manic episode D. postpartum psychosis

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Dysphoric mania refers to a type of mood disorder in which manic episodes are: A. extremely severe B. very mild C. accompanied by depression or anxiety D. related to a medical condition

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What significant finding is usually noted when comparing major depressive disorder/recurrent and major depressive disorder/single episode? A. family history of depression B. severity of symptoms C. more females have the single episode type D. more males have the recurrent episode type

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Most individuals who experience a single episode of major depressive disorder will: A. never have another episode B. most likely have just one more episode C. probably have several episodes throughout their lives D. later have a manic episode

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Debbie has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, recurrent. She wants to know what to expect in the future regarding her condition. You tell her that according to recent research (Angst 1998, Angst and Preizig, 1996), the median lifetime number of major depressive episodes is: A. B. C. D. four eight twelve sixteen

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Dysthymic disorder differs from major depressive disorder because persons diagnosed with dysthymia have symptoms of depression that are: A. B. C. D. more severe longer-lasting episodic temporary

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Jack has experienced recurrent episodes of major depressive episodes. In the intervals between the episodes, he does not seem...
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