Jack reports being in a wonderful mood. He has been very active at work lately, even working far into the night, as he seems to need only a few hours of sleep at night. He is very talkative and quickly moves from one topic to another, describing a scheme he has for making a fortune in the stock market. These behaviors represent a change from Jack’s normal behaviors and have caused severe functional impairment. He reports no previous periods like this. Which of the following diagnoses would best fit Jack?
“When I am trying to relax and read a book, my father puts his thoughts into my head so that I cannot concentrate.” This statement by a schizophrenic patient is an example of what type of symptom?
Mindfulness-based therapy is
“My thoughts get all jumbled up. I start thinking or talking about one thing but then by the time I get to the end of the sentence, I find myself talking about something else instead.” This is an example of which of the following symptoms of schizophrenia?
Alcohol dependence is particularly high among which of the following groups?
Stressful life events appear to be a causal factor in depression, on the basis of research showing that
Which of the following persons will be most affected by two ounces of alcohol?
When people with schizophrenia are hearing voices, one of the parts of the brain that appears to be activated is
In the DSM-5, __________ is included in persistent depressive disorder.
A possible side-effect of antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia is akathisia,
Heroin is broadly classified as a
Mark’s parents bring him to see a psychologist because they believe Mark is experiencing delusions. What piece of information would most indicate that Mark had schizophrenia and not some other diagnosis?
The DSM-5 criteria for a diagnosis of schizophrenia include all of the following categories EXCEPT:
Lizzie has a depressive disorder. Which medication from the list below is NOT LIKELY to be prescribed?
Which of the following disorders is newly included in the DSM-5?
Wanda drinks frequently and requires more alcohol now than she did six months ago to achieve the same effect. She reports that she can out-drink most people. Wanda is probably
Data on expressed emotion (EE) indicates that those with schizophrenia are more likely to relapse (that is, return to the hospital) if their families
Which of the following is a risk of administering drugs to alcoholics as a means of treating their symptoms?
According to the DSM-5, bereavement-related symptoms are no longer excluded from the diagnosis of
Cognitive enhancement therapy seeks to
Connie is receiving psychological therapy for schizophrenia. A major focus has been practicing more effective methods for dealing with others, as well as basic life skills such as ordering in restaurants, filling out applications for employment, and reading train schedules. She is likely receiving
Roger has a vacant stare. He answers questions in an apathetic, monotone voice, and shows no emotion, even when discussing such events as his mother’s death. Roger’s affect would be described as
Schizophrenia most commonly appears in
Schizophrenia is diagnosed more frequently among:
Howard had a psychotic episode following the death of his wife. He had hallucinations in which he would hear her speaking to him, telling him to kill himself. Howard developed elaborate delusions about his ability to communicate with his wife’s spirit. Howard recovered from this episode after one week and had no further symptoms What DSM-5 diagnosis would fit Howard’s case?