abnormal psych final MC review

abnormal psych final MC review - 1. This vignette sounds...

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1. This vignette sounds most like which of the following disorders? 2. Why is the described disorder coded on Axis I of the DSM? - Axis I d/o are clinical syndromes - Dx usually first occur in childhood and adolescence - Includes: cognitive d/o (i.e. dementia, also culture-bound syndromes), mental d/o due to general med condition, substance-related d/o, Schizophrenia and other Psychotic d/o, mood d/o, anxiety d/o, sexual and GID d/o, eating d/o, sleeping d/o, impulse control d/o 3. In the above vignette, not being able to perform normal activities (like go to class or to a restaurant) indicates… - anything debilitating: Agoraphobia, depression, schizophrenia, 4. This vignette most closely depicts which of the following problems? 5. If you have this problem and you do NOT seek treatment, what is the MOST LIKELY prognosis? – most likely schizophrenia. Tx also often not seeked in mania/bi-polar, personality d/o (but pers d/o are high functioning) 6. Anyone can develop this problem, but who is most at risk? - ppl are at most risk for schizophrenia when around college age, if have blood relatives that have it (bc relatives share similar genes, but also environmental factors and stressors). - African Americans highest risk demographic. Also people in lower SES, more stressors 7. How many people will have an attack of this type at some point in their lives? - for schizo, 1% of Americans get it at some point - for panic attacks, 83% women and 76% men. - panic attack = intense fear accompanied by somatic sx like pounding heart, trembling, shortness of breath, fear of losing control and of dying. Recurrent, unexpected attacks, 8. If you have repeated attacks of this type, to the point where you avoid situations that might provoke one, what is it called? – panic attack with *agoraphobia 9. What is the most effective treatment for this problem? - for panic disorder (& GAD) Cog-Behavior Therapy is most effective - educate about d/o and sx, identify sources of panic, muscle-relaxation training, change unrealistic thoughts, use coping strategies 10. no question 11. no question 12. no question 13. Which of the following would be the best initial differential diagnosis to consider given this information?
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14. Which information would you want next, in order to help you differentiate between these diagnostic candidates? 15. Which of the following would be the best initial differential diagnosis? 16. Which information would you want next, in order to differentiate between these diagnostic candidates? 17. Which differential diagnosis would be best to make first, given this information? 18.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course PSY 352 taught by Professor Kirstenbradbury during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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