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1 Chapter 15--Cognitive Disorders Key 1. Delirium, dementia and amnestic disorders typically develop: A. from complications of birth B. as part of the normal aging process C. in late adulthood D. as temporary conditions 2. The three categories of cognitive disorders are: A. delirium, dementia and amnestic disorders B. delirium, dementia and Alzheimer’s C. Alzheimer’s, delirium and amnestic disorders D. Alzheimer’s, organic and amnestic disorders 3. The term “organic mental disorders“ is no longer used to describe cognitive disorders because: A. there is nothing “organic“ about these disorders B. cognitive disorders are actually thought disorders C. the term implies that there is no effective treatment D. we have found that most psychological disorders have an “organic“ component 4. The cause of most cognitive disorders is: A. the normal process of aging B. brain dysfunction C. alcohol/substances D. medication side effects 5. Cognitive disorders typically cause impairment in all of the following primary abilities EXCEPT: A. memory B. perception C. dreaming D. attention 6. From the following choices, the age group most likely to use prescription medications is: A. infants and young children B. children and adolescents C. middle-aged adults D. older adults
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2 7. Impaired consciousness and cognition during the course of several hours or days defines: A. delirium B. dementia C. Alzheimer’s disease D. amnestic disorder 8. In DSM-IV-TR, the organic mental disorders are relabeled as cognitive disorders because: A. almost all disorders involve brain dysfunction B. delirium and dementia involve cognitive symptoms while the other disorders don’t C. delirium and dementia occur primarily in the very young D. a & b 9. Which of the following is not a typical cause of delirium? A. poison B. drug use C. infections D. diet 10. Cognitive disorders are often associated with changes in: A. behavior and personality B. anxiety and depression C. paranoia D. all of the above 11. Mr. Smith (age 72) is brought to the hospital emergency room. Mr. Smith’s son explains that his father woke up this morning and was “not himself.“ Mr. Smith appears confused, agitated and a bit frightened. He does not know his own name and cannot recognize his son. Mr. Smith’s son reports that his father had been completely fine with no symptoms prior to that morning. Mr. Smith appears to be suffering from: A. dementia B. Alzheimer’s C. delirium D. amnestic disorder 12. Which of the following groups is likely to show delirium? A. older adults B. AIDS patients C. cancer patients D. all of the above
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3 13. Among the elderly, delirium: A. occurs because drugs are eliminated from their system quickly B. accounts for a significant number of falls and car accidents C. is rarely caused by improper medication use D. is easily attributed to a limited number of causes 14. The symptoms of delirium tend to develop: A. very slowly, over the course of several years B. very quickly, over the course of a few hours to a few days
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 474 taught by Professor Ackner during the Spring '10 term at NMSU.

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