ECT has changed over the years. Patients given this treatment now may receive:
To receive a diagnosis of major depressive episode, catatonic, an individual must display:
What would be the most appropriate diagnosis for a person who experienced a major depressive episode, without having any history of mania, and is either immobile or excessively active?
If you had high blood pressure, you would want to be especially careful when using:
The DSM-5 has added premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) as a diagnosis given to certain women who repeatedly experience clinically significant depressive and related symptoms during the week before menstruation. Why has this been an ongoing controversy?
A good way to describe a typical manic episode would be to say that it is like:
Which would a cognitive therapist be LEAST likely to say to you?
With ECT, the electrical current passes through:
If the focus of your therapist is primarily on how communication and problem-solving difficulties with your partner are contributing to your depression, your therapist is using:
According to the DSM-5, all of the following are considered symptoms of a manic episode EXCEPT:
Which is an accurate description of the symptoms of mania?
If a study showed that both monozygotic twins had about a 45 percent chance of having unipolar depression when one twin had unipolar depression, this would provide:
At a suicide prevention center, you hear a counselor say, “Do you have a gun? Is it loaded and do you know how to use it?” Which one of the goals and techniques of suicide prevention do these questions BEST represent?
Which is the LEAST common predictor of suicide?
Suicide prevention programs
Juan is an atheist, does what he wants, and is alienated from others. He feels life isn’t worth living and kills himself. According to Emile Durkheim, he would be classified as an ______ suicide.
Cecil and Jeanne, teenagers, made a love pact, jumping from a cliff to be with each other for eternity. Cecil and Jeanne are examples of what Edwin Shneidman refers to as death:
In research on the relationship between serotonin and suicide, serotonin seems MOST related to:
According to Edwin Shneidman, people who are ambivalent about their intent to die and whose actions leading to death do not guarantee death (e.g., swimming in shark-infested waters) are called death:
“How can we reduce suicide risk for our kids?” asks the high school counselor, the day after one of the school’s star athletes commits suicide. Your BEST answer, based on research, is:
Which BEST represents the concept of “psychache”?
According to Shneidman, the critical way in which the death seeker differs from the death darer is:
Which BEST supports the idea that teenagers who attempt suicide are more uncertain about killing themselves than elderly people are?
The MOST well-developed understanding of the causes of suicide come from the: