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Reading Check 15 (Psychological Disorders) A classification system for psychological disorders allows clinicians to do all of the following except make predictions about how other people might react to the diagnosis of a disorder. A deficiency in which neurotransmitter is linked to generalized anxiety disorder? GABA A fear becomes a phobia when a(n) individual will go to any length to avoid the object of the fear/phobia. A fear of strangers is referred to as xenophobia A professional who believes in the ________ approach to psychological disorders is most likely to consider a person's ethnicity when diagnosing a disorder. Sociocultural According to the biopsychosocial model of psychological disorders, abnormal behavior can be influenced by all of these. Alcohol abuse is a major risk factor for attempted suicide in American Indian/Alaska Natives. Alex is almost always anxious at school, at home, and even when he is with his friends. Alex is most likely suffering from generalized anxiety disorder Amy often offends other people because she does not seem to be able to read their emotions accurately. She shows little or no emotions herself, and maintains an immobile facial expression when interacting with other people. She does not plan or engage in goal-directed behaviors and jumps from one low-paying job to another. Her family thinks she is lazy. Amy is most likely suffering from schizophrenia An optimistic attribution style has been related to ________ levels of depression and ________ risk of suicide. Lower; decreased As reflected by the content of suicide notes, what statement best reflects the difference between those who attempt suicide and those who complete suicide? Those who feel a sense of belonging are less likely to complete suicide Biological support for the notion that dissociative disorders are related to problems in pulling together emotional memories is found in the higher volume of activity in the amygdala and hippocampus. Chronic problems of poverty, hopelessness, and alcoholism are consistent with the finding that ________ have the highest suicide rate of all demographic groups in the United States. Native Americans Eeyore, the despondent and downcast donkey in A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh", is chronically morose but not so sad that he cannot function. For example, when Pooh says, "Good morning, Eeyore," Eeyore gloomily replies, "Good morning, Pooh Bear, if it is a good morning, which I doubt." Eeyore may have ________ disorder. Dysthymic Evan decided to take an F in English class rather than have to get up in front of the class to make an oral presentation. Evan probably suffers from a social phobia. Evette believes that she must touch the door knob seven times before she opens the door so that her mother will not become deathly ill. What is her compulsion? ... View Full Document

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