Psychological Disorders

Q: __________ schizophrenics shift from one pattern of schizophrenic behavior to another.

(a) :  Catatonic
(b) :  Disorganized
(c) :  Paranoid
(d) :  Undifferentiated
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  Undifferentiated
Explanation:  

Q: The distinction between obsessions and compulsions is the distinction between

(a) :  engaging in behaviors that are merely inconvenient and those that are severely disruptive.
(b) :  having positive and negative feelings toward an object or event.
(c) :  thoughts that are evidence of neurosis or those that are evidence of psychosis.
(d) :  having repetitious thoughts or engaging in repetitious actions.
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  having repetitious thoughts or engaging in repetitious actions.
Explanation:  

Q: The Freudian explanation of anxiety disorders emphasizes

(a) :  the avoidance paradox.
(b) :  learned habits of self-defeating behavior.
(c) :  forbidden impulses that threaten a loss of control.
(d) :  the development of a faulty or inaccurate self-image and distorted self-perceptions.
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  forbidden impulses that threaten a loss of control.
Explanation:  

Q: It has been discovered that all major anti-psychotic drugs

(a) :  block the action of dopamine.
(b) :  facilitate the action of dopamine.
(c) :  increase levels of dopamine.
(d) :  decrease levels of dopamine.
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  block the action of dopamine.
Explanation:  

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