Chapter_6--Somatoform_and_D1 - Chapter 6-Somatoform and...

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Chapter 6--Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders Key l. All of the following are classified as somatofonn disorders EXCEPT: A. dissociative identity disorder B. hypochondriasis C. conversion disorder D. body dysmorphic disorder 2. The common aspect of all somatofonn disorders is a pathological: A. belief that a serious medical condition will cause death B. belief that one's appearance is ugly C. concern with appearance or functioning of the body D. concern with the meaning of a physical pain 3. Hypochondriasis exists when: A. nonnal bodily sensations are interpreted by the patient as a sign of a serious illness B. real physical illness is exaggerated to the point where the patient can only focus on the pain C. the patient has an unrealistic fear of contacting genns D. the patient is truly ill but does not trust the medical establishment enough to seek treatment 4. An essential element of hypochondriasis is: A. psychosis B. anxiety C. depression D. dissociation 5. Joe just ate six chili dogs and drank a liter of soda. If Joe is a hypochondriac, he would probably interpret any resulting stomach discomfort as: A. his own fault for eating so much B. the result of poor quality food C. gas pains from overeating D. a sign that something is seriously wrong with his stomach 6. . According to psychological theory, neuroses stem from: A. underlying unconscious conflicts B. the clash of conscious and unconscious therapy C. dream process D. identity concepts
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7. Which of the following is not a similarity between hypochondriasis and panic attacks? A. age of onset B. family pattern c. personality characteristics D. manner in which anxiety is expressed 8. Fear of developing a disease is classified as a(n): A. illness phobia B. hypochondriasis C. panic attack D. developmental disorder 9. Hypochondriacal patients are likely to: A. avoid doctors B. demand unnecessary medical procedures C. be reassured by assurances that they are healthy D. ignore the long-term process of illness 10. Studies suggest that hypochondriacal patients are characterized by a tendency to: A. interpret ambiguous stimuli as threatening B. minimize physical symptoms C. have low sensitivity to perceived illness D. avoid bad news cues 11. Paradoxically, an effective treatment for hypochondriasis involves helping the patient to focus on: A. creating their own symptoms B. ignoring their own symptoms c. getting reassurance about their symptoms D. understanding other life stressors 12. A patient who refrains from taking immediate action to treat a symptom is most likely to be suffering from: A. hypochondriasis B. somatization disorder C. illness phobia D. generalized anxiety disorder 13. Since Jane is a hypochondriac, we can expect her to see her physician: A. often and feel completely reassured that there is nothing wrong with her health B. rarely but continue to believe that she is quite ill C. almost never because she does not trust physicians D. often but continue to be anxious about her health anyway
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Chapter_6--Somatoform_and_D1 - Chapter 6-Somatoform and...

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