Questions in the sexual aversion disorder
(1 pts.) In the 70s, Dr. Richard Raskin underwent a radical surgery in which his assigned sex was changed. He is now known as a woman named Renee Richards. Prior to the surgery Dr. Raskin might have been diagnosed as having
A) sexual aversion disorder.
B) gender identity disorder.
C) transvestic fetishism.
D) male erectile disorder.
(1 pts.) John gets nauseous when he thinks about having sexual intercourse and he actively avoids the sexual advances of others. John might be diagnosed as having
A) male erectile disorder.
B) sexual aversion disorder.
D) inhibited male orgasm disorder.
(1 pts.) Joseph experiences such intense and recurrent genital pain during sexual intercourse that even the thought of having sex is unbearable. Joseph might have
A) erectile disorder.
D) inhibited male orgasm.
(1 pts.) Based on this information in the case report in the textbook, what assessment information might have led Dr. Tobin to conclude that Shaun Boyden was abused as a child?
A) His Rorschach responses indicated a great deal of impulsivity.
B) Shaun’s verbal IQ was somewhat higher than his performance IQ.
C) Shaun’s score on one of the MMPI lie scales indicated his responses were guarded.
D) His TAT stories contained themes of victimization.
(1 pts.) Wayne has pedophilia. He tends to victimize boys but does not engage in physical violence or nonsexual aggression. Wayne would be categorized as a(n) ____ aggressor.
D) developmentally related
(1 pts.) Several of the patients with mental retardation portrayed in the 1970s documentary “Willowbrook: The Last Great Disgrace” walk around the ward with no clothes on. Which of the following statements might best characterize this behavior?
A) In addition to being diagnosed with mental retardation, they might be diagnosed with exhibitionism.
B) In addition to being diagnosed with mental retardation, they might be diagnosed with voyeurism.
C) These individuals would be dually diagnosed with mental retardation and hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
D) Because their behavior is likely due to brain damage, their behavior would not be considered paraphilic.
(1 pts.) When Jimmy was a child, he used to hide out in his closet, sit on the floor amid shoes, and masturbate. He now has a shoe fetish. The development of his disorder would be of no surprise to a
C) behavioral theorist.
(1 pts.) Five-year-old Timmy has older sisters who dress him up occasionally and call him “Timbelina” since they really wanted a little sister instead of a little brother. If this pattern continues it is possible that Tim might develop
A) sexual masochism.
B) sexual sadism.
D) transvestic fetishism.
(1 pts.) Why is it difficult to determine whether or not individuals with gender identity disorder have a heterosexual or a homosexual orientation?
A) because defense mechanisms are very strong and do not allow the unconscious tendencies to surface
B) because most report having bisexual tendencies so they really don’t express a preference
C) because the definition of their orientation could be based on either their assigned sex or their gender identity
D) because their gender identity confusion also makes them feel confused about their sexual orientation as well
(1 pts.) Carol is extremely interested in sex but does not experience the vaginal changes that ordinarily precede sexual intercourse. Carol may have
A) sexual aversion disorder.
B) hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
C) inhibited female orgasm disorder.
D) female sexual arousal disorder.
(1 pts.) Pattie is extremely frustrated because every time she has sex with her husband she has painful muscle spasms in her vagina which prevent her husband from penetrating. Pattie may very well have
(1 pts.) Which of the following facts led Dr. Tobin to hypothesize that Janice Butterfield was suffering from depression even during their initial phone conversation?
A) Janice’s rapid speech and grandiose thinking
B) Janice’s faint and slow-paced speech
C) Janice’s melodramatic tone
D) Janice’s delusional thinking
(1 pts.) John is in a period of intense disruptive and heightened thinking, behavior, and emotionality. John is experiencing a(n) ____ episode.
C) dysthymic .
(1 pts.) Howard suffers from mild mood swings that range from dysphoria to hypomania. His mood can change rapidly and at times his behavior borders on eccentric, but he still holds down a job at the neighborhood hardware store, and his marriage although a bit strained is on good ground. Howard might be diagnosed as having
A) bipolar disorder.
B) major depressive disorder.
D) cyclothymic disorder
(1 pts.) Based on Seligman’s ideas regarding depression, which of the following attributions would be made by an individual likely to become depressed?
A) I failed this exam because I am stupid.
B) I missed the game-tying foul shot because I was nervous.
C) I broke up with my girlfriend because of a difference of opinion.
D) I was fired because my boss was a jerk.
(1 pts.) Brad’s therapist is treating his depression by helping Brad evaluate the rationality of his automatic thoughts, and identify and alter the silent dysfunctional assumptions he makes about things that happen to him. Based on this information, it sounds as if Brad’s therapist may be _____ in her orientation.
(1 pts.) Beth is suffering from major depressive disorder. Which of the following facts might lead her therapist to be highly concerned about the possibility of her committing suicide?
A) the fact that she is middle-aged.
B) the fact that her GABA levels are so high .
C) the fact that two of her relatives have committed suicide
D) the fact that she has lost her job.
(1 pts.) Although Juanita has been severely depressed, her motor activity has been frantic. The term for this type of motor activity is
A) psychomotor agitation.
B) somatic hysteria.
C) psychomotor hyperactivity.
D) somatic mania.
(1 pts.) Joe has a mood disorder in which he experiences alternating episodes of severe depression and mild bouts of mania. Which of the following diagnoses would best describe Joe’s condition?
A) bipolar I disorder
B) bipolar II disorder
C) manic depression
D) cyclothymic disorder
(1 pts.) Catecholamine is to ____ as indolamine is to
A) serotonin; norepinephrine
B) GABA; serotonin
C) norepinephrine; serotonin
D) dopamine; norepinephrine
(1 pts.) The statement “My girlfriend dumped me; all women must hate me” is an example of Beck’s cognitive distortion known as .
B) dichotomous thinking.
C) excessive responsibility.
(1 pts.) Andrea, a depressed client, was instructed by her therapist to attend a retirement party she was invited to. Prior to going, he asked her to try to estimate how much fun she would have at the party. Andrea’s therapist is having her conduct a(n)
A) graded task assignment.
B) in vivo exposure.
C) pleasure prediction experiment.
D) self-monitoring task.
(1 pts.) A therapist is treating Scott’s depression using an approach which focuses on the present and whose guidelines have been established through research data. Scott’s therapist is most likely to have a(n) ___ orientation.
(1 pts.) Jenny is suffering from clinical depression. As a result, she typically wakes up early in the morning and tends to be more gloomy in the morning than during the rest of the day. Which of the following specifiers best applies to Jenny’s case?
A) in remission
C) melancholic type
D) seasonal pattern
(1 pts.) Which of the following facts from the case of Kay Redfield Jamison would be of most interest to a behavior geneticist? The fact that her
A) family moved a lot when she was a child.
B) first bout with a mood episode occurred when she was a teenager.
C) aunt was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
D) father suffered from severe depressive episodes.
(1 pts.) Dr. Jaspers feels that Rhonda’s manic episode is an unconscious defense that she is using to guard against sinking into a state of gloom and despair. Based on this information Dr. Jaspers’ orientation is most likely
(1 pts.) Which of the following statements best describes the psychodynamic component of the interpersonal theory of depression?
A) The theory emphasizes id ego and superego.
B) The theory incorporates behavioral contracting.
C) The theory explores the disturbed attachment bonds from early childhood.
D) The theory posits psychosexual stages of development.
(1 pts.) Mary has been in a continual state of dysfunction that has kept her from feeling truly happy or well-adjusted but she has never had a full-blown depressive episode. Mary might be diagnosed as suffering from
A) cyclothymic disorder.
B) dysthymic disorder.
C) bipolar disorder.
D) major depressive disorder.
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