Psych 2700 Ch. 16
Statistical deviance from the norm, maladaptive, and personal distress are three critical elements for determining if a behavior is abnormal.
Attempted suicide is a DSM-IV criteria for major depressive disorder.
According to the diathesis/stress model, psychopathology is due solely to genetic factors.
In general, autistic children are very intelligent but they simply cannot interact socially in a normal fashion.
Asperger syndrome is a type of autism spectrum disorder.
The extreme male brain hypothesis is BEST associated with explaining the cause of Asperger syndrome.
The executive function theory suggests that autism occurs as the result of a hyperactive prefrontal lobe.
Failure to thrive can result in death.
Hitting is a good example of an internalizing problem.
Fidgeting is BEST associated with the inattention component of ADHD.
Comorbidity is characterized by having a single, extremely damaging form of mental illness.
According to the Multimodal Treatment of ADHD study, the most effective ADHD treatment program relies exclusively on the use of drugs.
Children as young as two or three years are capable of attempting suicide.
Anorexia is more common than bulimia.
A defining feature of anorexia nervosa is a binge-purge syndrome pattern.
Females are more likely to commit suicide than males.
Adult females are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than adult males.
Becoming senile is a normal part of the aging process.
The brain of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease will show excessive amounts of beta-amyloids and neurofibrillary tangles.
Delirium is a reversible condition involving a disturbance of consciousness.
The current American Psychiatric Association text used to diagnose psychological disorders is known by the abbreviation _____.
Fatigue, insomnia, sluggishness, feelings of extreme guilt, and recurrent death thoughts are all diagnostic criteria for major _____ disorder.
Expectations on how one is to act in a particular cultural context are called _____ norms.
The _____-stress model views the cause of psychological disorders in terms of an interaction between genetic and environmental factors.
Deviant social development, deviant language and communicative skills, and repetitive, stereotyped behavior are the diagnostic criteria for _____.
_____ syndrome is a type of autism spectrum disorder in which a child has normal intelligence and good verbal skills, but lacks social skills.
The _____ dysfunction hypothesis states that autism is due to damage in the prefrontal cortex that limits a person’s ability to plan, show flexibility in decision making, and inhibit actions that have already begun.
Bodily symptoms like loss of appetite and disruption of normal sleep patterns are also referred to as _____ symptoms
_____ problems are also called undercontrolled disorders and involve acting out.
Overcontrolled disorders involving inner distress are referred to as _____ problems.
The _____ symptom of ADHD involves acting before thinking and the inability to inhibit an urge
The simultaneous existence of two or more mental health conditions in the same person is called _____.
Selective reuptake inhibitors like Prozac are MOST LIKELY to be used to treat people diagnosed with _____.
_____ literally means “nervous loss of appetite.”
_____ is an eating disorder also known as “binge-purge syndrome.”
_____ coping involves dwelling on a problem in an attempt to analyze the problem.
_____ is the technical term for senility.
_____ disease is characterized by a buildup of beta-amyloids and neurofibrillary tangles.
_____ dementia is characterized by a series of strokes and is also known as multi-infarct dementia.
_____ refers to a reversible disturbance of consciousness characterized by wandering attention, confusion, and hallucinations.