Psychological Disorders

Q: If a person suffering from schizophrenia has an identical twin, that twin

(a) :  will have a 46 percent chance of becoming schizophrenic.
(b) :  will be no more likely than anyone else to become schizophrenic.
(c) :  is almost sure to become schizophrenic.
(d) :  is also likely to have more than one personality.
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  will have a 46 percent chance of becoming schizophrenic.
Explanation:  

Q: An unusual state called "waxy flexibility" is sometimes observed in __________ schizophrenia.

(a) :  borderline
(b) :  disorganized
(c) :  catatonic
(d) :  paranoid
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  catatonic
Explanation:  

Q: A much-feared outcome of Alzheimer's disease is

(a) :  functional psychosis.
(b) :  paranoia.
(c) :  general paresis.
(d) :  senile dementia.
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  senile dementia.
Explanation:  

Q: In most anxiety disorders, the person's distress is

(a) :  focused on a specific situation.
(b) :  related to ordinary life stresses.
(c) :  greatly out of proportion to the situation.
(d) :  based on a physical cause.
(e) :  None of the above
Answer:  greatly out of proportion to the situation.
Explanation:  

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