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Name: ___________________________________ Date: ______________ ____ 1. Low birth weight is a known risk factor for A) antisocial personality disorder. B) dissociative identity disorder. C) major depressive disorder. D) obsessive-compulsive disorder. E) schizophrenia. 2. A lack of conscience is most characteristic of those who have a(n) ________ disorder. A) dissociative B) antisocial personality C) dysthymic D) generalized anxiety E) obsessive-compulsive 3. A World Health Organization study of 20 countries estimated that ________ had the highest prevalence of mental disorders during the prior year. A) Japan B) Germany C) Mexico D) the United States E) the United Kingdom 4. Schizophrenia is most likely to be characterized by A) suicidal thoughts. B) disorganized and fragmented thinking. C) a lack of guilt feelings. D) alternations between extreme hopelessness and unrealistic optimism. E) periodic intervals of uncontrollable violence. 5. There is some evidence that a relatively low level of autonomic nervous system arousal may contribute to A) post-traumatic stress disorder. B) phobias. C) antisocial personality disorder. D) dissociative disorders. E) generalized anxiety disorder.

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6. The symptoms of ________ are likely to appear at an earlier age than the symptoms of ________. A) antisocial personality; schizophrenia B) major depression; bipolar disorder C) obsessive-compulsive disorder; phobias D) schizophrenia; obsessive-compulsive disorder E) major depression; alcohol abuse 7. An abnormal shrinkage of cerebral tissue is most likely to be associated with A) dissociative disorders. B) obsessive-compulsive disorder. C) post-traumatic stress disorder. D) dysthymic disorder. E) schizophrenia. 8. Evidence suggests that ________ contribute(s) to schizophrenia. A) the internalization of anger B) depressed serotonin levels C) a pessimistic explanatory style D) conscious role-playing E) prenatal viral infections 9. Mr. Kalish, a long-term government employee, falsely believed that his supervisor was a communist agent who was putting poison in the employees' coffee. When Mr. Kalish was referred to a psychiatrist, he claimed to be the grandson of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Kalish is most likely suffering from A) dissociative identity disorder. B) agoraphobia. C) schizophrenia. D) panic disorder. E) an antisocial personal disorder.

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____ 10. A mood disorder involving a chronic state of low energy and low self-esteem that is a bit less disabling than major depression is called a A) bipolar disorder. B) generalized anxiety disorder. C) catatonia. D) dysthymic disorder. E) phobia.

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____ 11. Which perspective suggests that explaining our own failures in terms that are global, stable, and internal contributes to depression? A) psychoanalytic B) biological C) learning D) social-cognitive E) humanistic ____ 12. The risk of suicide is greatest when people A) anticipate the onset of a depressive episode. B) experience the first symptoms of a depressive episode. C) experience depressive symptoms at their most extreme levels of severity. D) begin to rebound from their depression. E) use psychoactive medication prescribed by psychiatrists. ____ 13. Which perspective suggests that depression is a reaction to loss and the internalization of unresolved anger toward parents? A) social-cognitive B) biological C) psychoanalytic D) learning E) humanistic ____ 14. According to the social-cognitive perspective, women are more vulnerable to depression than men because they are more likely to A) have unrealistically optimistic goals in life. B) sense a lack of personal control over their lives. C) struggle with unresolved feelings of anger toward their mothers. D) experience low levels of norepinephrine. E) experience cyclical variations in hormone levels. ____ 15. Norby, an...
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