Reading Check 15 (Psychological Disorders)
A classification system for psychological disorders allows clinicians to do all of the
following except make predictions about…
how other people might react to the
diagnosis of a disorder.
A deficiency in which neurotransmitter is linked to generalized anxiety disorder?
A fear becomes a phobia when a(n)…
individual will go to any length to avoid
the object of the fear/phobia.
A fear of strangers is referred to as…
A professional who believes in the ________ approach to psychological disorders
is most likely to consider a person's ethnicity when diagnosing a disorder.
According to the biopsychosocial model of psychological disorders, abnormal
behavior can be influenced by…
all of these.
Alcohol abuse is a major risk factor for attempted suicide in…
Alex is almost always anxious at school, at home, and even when he is with his
friends. Alex is most likely suffering from…
generalized anxiety disorder
Amy often offends other people because she does not seem to be able to read their
emotions accurately. She shows little or no emotions herself, and maintains an
immobile facial expression when interacting with other people. She does not plan
or engage in goal-directed behaviors and jumps from one low-paying job to
another. Her family thinks she is lazy. Amy is most likely…
An optimistic attribution style has been related to ________ levels of depression
and ________ risk of suicide.
As reflected by the content of suicide notes, what statement best reflects the
difference between those who attempt suicide and those who complete suicide?
Those who feel a sense of belonging are less likely to complete suicide
Biological support for the notion that dissociative disorders are related to problems
in pulling together emotional memories is found in the…
higher volume of
activity in the amygdala and hippocampus.
Chronic problems of poverty, hopelessness, and alcoholism are consistent with the
finding that ________ have the highest suicide rate of all demographic groups in
the United States.
Eeyore, the despondent and downcast donkey in A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh",
is chronically morose but not so sad that he cannot function. For example, when
Pooh says, "Good morning, Eeyore," Eeyore gloomily replies, "Good morning,
Pooh Bear, if it is a good morning, which I doubt." Eeyore may have ________