Discussion: Mood disorder

Discussion: Mood disorder

Discussion: Mood disorder


# 1.38

(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

# 1.39

(1 pts.) Catecholamine is to ____ as indolamine is to

A) serotonin; norepinephrine

B) GABA; serotonin

C) norepinephrine; serotonin

D) dopamine; norepinephrine

# 1.40

(1 pts.) The statement “My girlfriend dumped me; all women must hate me” is an example of Beck’s cognitive distortion known as .

A) catastrophizing.

B) dichotomous thinking.

C) excessive responsibility.

D) overgeneralization.

# 1.41

(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.

# 1.42

(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.

A) psychoanalytic

B) humanistic

C) interpersonal

D) intergenerational

# 1.43

(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

B) postpartum

C) melancholic type

D) seasonal pattern

# 1.44

(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.

# 1.45

(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

A) humanistic.

B) behavioral.

C) existential.

D) psychodynamic.

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