Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects people at a predictable time of the year. Most people with SAD experience symptoms
as winter turns to spring.
as spring turns to summer.
as summer turns to fall.
as fall turns to winter.
Persistent depressive disorder
is a form of mania.
is a milder form of unipolar depression.
does not affect children.
can only be diagnosed after being present for 9 months.
In practice it can be very difficult to separate the symptoms of personality disorder from those of social phobia.
According to research presented in your textbook, women are about as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression.
Bipolar II disorder is characterized by
major depressive episodes and at least one hypomanic episode
rapid cycling between mania and depression
Which personality disorder is most appropriately associated with people who are overly submissive, to the point where they may act helpless to look after themselves and rely on the decisions of others?
negativistic personality disorder
histrionic personality disorder
dependent personality disorder
Bipolar personality disorder
Which theory of abnormal personality may view mood disorders as a result of giving up trying to cope and reacting to life’s problems with passivity?
Learned Helplessness Perspective
When considering major depressive disorders, this is the term used to describe the inability to experience pleasure is which of the following.
According to the theorists and followers of this theory of personality, depression is considered to be related to the loss of relationships and often involves self-blame, feeling unwanted and worthless.
When it comes to the topic of suicide, many people fall prey to many different myths. Which of the following is NOT a myth regarding suicide?
People rarely attempt suicide while in the depths of depression.
Suicidal people always want to die.
Only insane people contemplate suicide.
People who talk about suicide will never actually kill themselves.
If a psychologist is treating someone and the patient tells the psychologist that he/she is actively
suicidal and ready to try to kill him/herself, the psychologist must
break client-therapist confidentiality and alert the proper authorities.
begin long-term psychoanalysis.
use reverse psychology and dare the client to make the attempt.
anesthetize the client to calm him down.
An individual with a Cluster B disorder is often seen as
eccentric and odd.
self-absorbed, overly dramatic, and theatrical.
fearful and worried.
having hallucinations and delusions.
Which personality disorder might come to mind when you think about a “conspiracy theorist” who always thinks that there is some foul plot occurring that is designed to harm or wrong them?
schizotypal personality disorder
paranoid personality disorder
schizoid personality disorder
autism spectrum disorder
When a person has not responded to psychotherapy or medications to treat the symptoms of their depression, they may opt to undergo
Describing people using a standard set of personality categories defines the approach to diagnosing personality disorders.
According to our text, is considered to be a possible explanation of the gender differences often found between the diagnosis of men and women in terms of depression?
the idea that men just don’t get depressed
the idea that men are more likely to be diagnosed with substance abuse
the fact that clinicians’ are not good at identifying depression