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Midterm 2 2AP3, Term 1 2010-1011

Midterm 2 2AP3, Term 1 2010-1011 - N ame Psych 2AP3 Test#2...

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Name ____________________________________ Psych 2AP3 Test #2: Anxiety, Somatoform, & Dissociative Disorders ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Instructions: You have 50 minutes to complete the following 40 questions. Please print your name at the top of this paper, and return it with your scan sheet. On the scan sheet, print your ID number in the leftmost 7 boxes in the section at the top left marked "IDENTIFICATION NUMBER", and fill in the appropriate circle beneath each box. Please be sure to code your ID correctly, since it is the ONLY way the computer has of identifying you!! Please PRINT your name in the space marked "NAME" at the top right of the form, and SIGN your name underneath. In answering questions, be sure to mark darkly. IF YOU CAN STILL READ THE NUMBER IN THE BUBBLE YOUR MARKING IS TOO LIGHT . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1. In discussing the epidemiology of Generalized Anxiety Disorder we noted that: a. it usually starts in the teens or early 20s. b. overall, it is the most common anxiety disorder. c. very few patients with GAD are comorbid for another disorder. d. GAD is equally common among males and females e. none of the above [correct] 2. As your text notes, the effectiveness of Valium in treating GAD supports the hypothesis that: a. a serotonin deficiency underlies GAD. b. heightened autonomic arousal causes the anxiety of those with GAD. c. a GABA deficiency underlies GAD. [correct] d. anxiety increases noradrenergic activity. e. both a and b 3. In discussing the symptoms of panic attacks we noted that: a. they develop very slowly, often not peaking for 40-60 minutes. b. they can last up to 3-4 hours c. they range in frequency from many per day to only once every few months [correct] d. they are typically preceded by an ‘aura’, very much like migraine headaches are. e. more than one of the above 4. In discussing the prognosis or outcome of Panic Disorder , we noted that: a. about 33% of individuals with PD recover completely, or almost completely, without any treatment at all. [correct] b. about 20% of individuals with PD have symptoms that are mild or infrequent, and typically require only occasional treatment. c. about 30-50% of patients with PD have symptoms continuously, and require frequent and continuous treatment. d. all of the above e. none of the above 5. In discussing the epidemiology of Agoraphobia we noted that: a. the lifetime prevalence (U.S.) is estimated to be about 5-7% b. the majority of individuals with Agoraphobia also have current (or have had) Panic Disorder. [correct] c. agoraphobia usually begins in adolescence or early adulthood d. agoraphobia is about equally common among men and women e. none of the above 6. According to the fear of fear model of agoraphobia described in your text: a. agoraphobia develops when the fear caused by a traumatic event becomes associated with numerous diverse environmental stimuli. b. minimal signs of sympathetic arousal come to signal more intense levels of arousal such that slight changes in autonomic activity become triggers for panic attacks. [correct] c.
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