Dissociative, Somatic Symptom, Schizophrenia, and Neurocognitive Disorders

Question 1.Which psychology model explains hypochondriasis as being a result of a reinforced set of learned behaviors?

  •   the behavioral model
  •   the psychodynamic model
  •   the cognitive model
  •   the sociocultural model

Question 2.Which of the following statements regarding age and schizophrenia is the most accurate?

  •   There are almost no new cases of schizophrenia reported after the age of 40 years.
  •   Women tend to have their first schizophrenia-related symptoms between the ages of 14 and 19 years of age.
  •   Schizophrenia tends to appear much later in life if there was a major depressive episode prior               to the age of 21 years.
  •   The typical age of onset for schizophrenia is earlier for men than for women.

Question 3.Pseudomedical complaints in otherwise healthy people can be an indication of _____________.

  •   DID
  •   body dysmorphic disorder
  •   hypochondriasis
  •   conversion disorder

Question 4.Regarding schizophrenia we can say in general that

  •   we are certain of its exact causes.
  •   we are still unsure what causes it.
  •   most of the symptoms appear to be fake or faked by the individual.
  •   most instances only occur in the senior citizen population.

Question 5.When a person not only develops retrograde amnesia but also leaves home and adopts a new identity, the appropriate diagnosis is

  •   dissociative fugue.
  •   body dysmorphic disorder.
  •   conversion disorder.
  •   dissociative identity disorder.

Question 6.“I like talking to you, because you know my pain too. We’ll go to the zoo, then go home to poo-poo!” This sort of speech pattern demonstrates

  •   derailment.
  •   clang associations.
  •   alogia.
  •   neologisms.

Question 7.A huge advance in the treatment of schizophrenia occurred with the advent of

  •   prefrontal lobotomies.
  •   phenothiazines.
  •   electroconvulsive therapy.
  •   insulin shock treatment.

Question 8.Which of the following Dementia deficits is characterized as a failure to recognize familiar objects despite normal vision, touch and hearing?

  •   Asphasia
  •   Agnosia
  •   Apraxia
  •   Disturbance in Executive Functioning

Question 9.Which potential symptom of Schizophrenia is described as the belief that an individual has some extraordinary talent or power?

  •   Persecutory Delusions
  •   Delusions of Influence
  •   Grandiose delusions
  •   Hallucinations

Question 10.Major or minor neurocognitive disorder due to Parkinson’s disease is

  •   a movement disorder that gets progressively worse.
  •   caused by the destruction of dopamine-producing neurons.
  •   incurable at present.
  •   All of the above

Question 11.From how many distinct personality states must a person exhibit in order to be diagnosed with DID?

  •    1
  •    2
  •    4
  •    8

Question 12.An example of a positive symptom of schizophrenia is

  •    lack of emotional expression.
  •    loss of initiative.
  •    a hallucination.
  •    impoverished speech.

Question 13.Which of the following is not a category of medication that has been used to treat people with schizophrenia?

  •    phenothiazines
  •    butyrophenones
  •    livaroxates
  •    thioxanthenes

Question 14.If you have a factitious disorder,

  •    you have psychological memory loss.
  •    you pretend to be sick.
  •    you are preoccupied with disease.
  •    you feel at times like you are a robot.

Question 15.Which of the following types of delusions has the greatest diagnostic value in assessing whether or not a person has schizophrenia?

  •    grandiose
  •    bizarre
  •    plausible
  •    elaborate

Question 16.The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia states that

  •    individuals with schizophrenia have unusually high dopamine levels.
  •    individuals with schizophrenia have unusually low dopamine levels.
  •    dopamine is the sole causal factor of schizophrenia.
  •    dopamine has been ruled out as a causal factor of schizophrenia.

Question 17.If someone has dementia

he or she has hallucinations.

his or her cognitive ability falls from previous levels.

he or she becomes less and less aware of their surroundings.

he or she has difficulty learning new information.

Question 18.One symptom of major neurocognitive disorder (dementia) is agnosia which is

  •    a sensory experience without sensory stimulation.
  •    an obviously false belief.
  •    a failure to recognize or identify objects despite intact sensory function.
  •    a lack of facial expression.

Question 19.A patient with symptoms similar to “tajinkuofusho” would most likely be diagnosed with what disorder found in the DSM-5?

  •    Conduct Disorder
  •    Histrionic Personality Disorder
  •    Antisocial Personality Disorder
  •    Borderline Personality Disorder 

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