chapter_12--personality_dis - Chapter 12-Personality...

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1 Chapter 12--Personality Disorders Key 1. According to the definition of personality disorder, only individuals who show patterns of maladaptive behavior should be diagnosed with a personality disorder. A. suicidal B. the most severe C. relatively permanent D. highly variable 2. All of the following are necessary conditions for the diagnosis of a personality disorder EXCEPT: A. patient feelings of distress B. pervasive pattern of behavior C. maladaptive functioning D. chronic course of behavior 3. On which axis of DSM-IV are personality disorders coded? A. I . II C. III D. IV 4. The reason that personality disorders are coded on Axis II of DSM-IV-TR is that: A. they relate to extreme deficits in functioning B. there is a relationship between personality disorder and mental retardation C. they are biological in nature D. they relate to more ingrained and permanent features than other disorders 5. When someone has a personality disorder: A. the person may believe there is nothing wrong with them B. the person is always distressed by their disorder C. the disorder may come and go D. the disorder tends to start very suddenly 6. Unlike schizophrenia or an eating disorder, personality disorders can be viewed as disorders of: A. biology rather than learning B. learning rather than disease C. degree rather than kind D. functioning rather than disease
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7. Clinicians who view personality disorders as extremes of normal personality rather than as have criticized the way DSM-IV-TR classifies personality disorders. A. medical conditions B. biologically based traits C. separate categories of disorders D. impaired functioning 8. Both John and Fred meet the diagnostic criteria for paranoid personality disorder. John’s friends are aware of his paranoia although he continues to live a meaningful life. Fred’s paranoia is so extreme that he finds it hard to function in society. The DSM-IV-TR, Axis II diagnosis for these individuals would be: A. exactly the same B. categorically different C. in the same category but reflect the different levels of pathology D. in the same category with different specifiers 9. The five factor model of personality includes all of the following as personality dimensions EXCEPT: A. extroversion B. conscientiousness C. expressiveness D. emotional stability 10. Cross-cultural research on the five factor model of personality suggests that: A. there is no such thing as a universal human personality structure B. the five dimensions are fairly universal C. only two dimensions are universal D. Western type personality structure differs from the non-Western type 11. A therapist who views personality disorders as a continuum sees Axis II Disorders in terms of: A. dimensions B. categories C. attitudes D. groups 12. DSM-IV-TR divides personality disorders into distinct clusters. A.
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