PSY352FINALEXAMPREPPART2

PSY352FINALEXAMPREPPART2 - PSY352 S09 FINAL EXAM PREP PART...

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PSY352 S09 FINAL EXAM PREP PART 2 POSSIBLE ESSAY QUESTIONS Everyone will write two essays (25 points each). I will give you two sets of essay questions, and you will choose one question from each set. There will be at least three questions in each set of choices. 1. The diagnostic criteria for many DSM disorders are different for children than for adults. Give three specific examples of this, providing the disorder and the way(s) in which the criteria for that disorder for children differ from the criteria for that disorder for adults. a. Name 3 disorders and note the difference i. Depression: irritability is the central symptom in kids, deep sadness is a requirement in adults ii. OCD: One major requirement is that the disorder causes distress. This only applies to adults. Kids sometimes may not recognize that their behaviors are unreasonable. iii. Anorexia: kids are expected to be gaining weight (not focused on weight loss) 2. The diagnostic criteria for several DSM disorders are better suited to some groups of affected persons than other groups of affected persons. Give an example of this. Describe the disorder, the affected groups, and the specifics of how the DSM criteria are more appropriate for one of these groups than the other. a. ADHD i. Symptoms must be present before age 7 ii. Disruptive behavior in both or one of the following 1. Attentional problems 2. Hyperactivity iii. It affects about 3-7% of school-age children, but boys are more likely to receive the diagnosis than girls 1. Boys are more likely to show signs of hyperactivity 2. They may be more fidgety during academic coursework, but they may be just as active as the other children during recess or lunch time. Teachers usually report symptoms of ADHD, which are usually seen in the classroom 3. Girls tend to be overlooked because they do not usually show signs of hyperactivity as much as boys. Boys by nature at a young age are more active. It is easier to spot in boys than girls, which makes it also easier to misdiagnose. 3. The diagnostic criteria for several DSM disorders are better suited to some groups of affected persons than other groups of affected persons. How does this happen? Describe common reasons or mechanisms by which the developed diagnostic criteria for particular disorders better represent some groups than others. ??? a. How is it better suited for one group than another b. Ex: adhd: originally it was all boys because they were the most hyperactive. Found more girls have ADD no ADHD
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4. In class, I described girls as a “neglected minority” in ADHD research and treatment. What does this mean? Why are girls with ADHD less likely to be identified than boys with ADHD? 5. Describe the diagnostic distinctions between Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Given that both disorders can entail restrictive behaviors, binges, and compensatory behaviors, how are they differentially diagnosed? a.
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