Comorbidity refers to circumstances in which an individual
Cannot be accurately diagnosed using DSM-IV-TR.
Has a neurotic disorder that cannot be easily cured.
Has a psychotic disorder that includes a fear of death.
Experiences more than one psychological disorder at the same time.
Professor Hexter believes that unconscious conflicts often cause psychological disorders. Which approach to psychopathology does Professor Hexter use?
Analyses of legal records suggest that the use of the insanity defense is quite ___________ and the probability of it succeeding is quite ___________.
For over a year, Jane has felt anxious or worried throughout the day. It sounds as though Jane is suffering from
Generalized anxiety disorder.
What attribution style puts people at risk for depression?
To diagnose conversion disorder, you'd try to find ___________ that preceded the appearance of symptoms.
A serious physical illness
Psychological conflict or stress
A visit to a medical doctor
Both pain and gastrointestinal complaints
Which of these is a negative symptom of schizophrenia?
Which of these behaviors would not generally support a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?
Manfred blurts out answers during class activities.
Manfred loses his toys and school assignments.
Manfred squirms and fidgets in the classroom.
Manfred cries when other children tease him.
Professor Wyatt believes that 1-year-old Brian is at risk for autistic disorder. The professor might observe Brian to determine whether he
Fails to respond to his name.
Can walk without assistance.
Responds appropriately to loud noises.
Shows smooth pursuit with his eyes.
As part of an introductory psychology class, a professor has her students interview people who have recovered from psychological disorders. This exercise should
Prompt the students to be more affected by the stigma of mental illness.
Have no impact on the students' experience of stigma.
Prompt the students to be less affected by the stigma of mental illness.
Decrease the probability that students would seek treatment for mental illness.