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APE P3 – Flashcard Essay

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A young man was picked up by police after he was found wondering along an interstate highway in a confused state. The man possessed no identifying information and he was unable to say who he was or where he lived. After his photograph appeared on television, a woman from an adjoining state identified the man as her father. What form of dissociative disorder did this man appear to have?
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Dissociative fugue
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Gwen is preparing for her Psychology of Learning midterm exam. Although she has read all of the material and been active in class discussions, she has recurring thoughts of failing the exam. Her thoughts persist even though she is an honors student and has never failed a test, Gwen is experiencing
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Anxiety
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After discovering that the shadows outside his window were only the trees in the yard, Ralph’s blood pressure decreased and his heartbeat slowed. These physical reactions were most directly regulated by his
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parasympathetic nervous system
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Casandra is an honors student and one of the best varsity volleyball players. Despite her successes, she has begun to worry about her grades and standing in college, and her future. She has noticed that her mind goes blank in class and she difficulty falling asleep at night. Most likely, Cassandra has
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generalized anxiety disorder
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Post traumatic stress disorder is initiated when an individual experiences a traumatic event or
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is witness to serious injury or the violent death of another
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People who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder are characterized by excessive worry about
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many different things
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Cognitive-behavioral therapy approaches the treatment of dissociative disorders by assuming that
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people misinterpret physiological cues
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Mrs. Borhoquez is terrified that she has contracted a viral infection that is invading her body and weakening..
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illness anxiety disorder
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Audra has a lot of trouble looking at herself in the mirror to put on her make-up. She thinks her nose is too big and makes her look like a witch. Which of the following would be a likely diagnosis?
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body dimorphic disorder
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A few weeks ago, Marne experienced a sudden feeling of being removed from her body and observing herself sitting in class taking notes. This unusual experience has recurred. Yesterday, she has a sense that the hand that was writing…
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depersonalization disorder
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Select the statement that is TRUE of mood disorders
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They include conditions characterized by abnormally high moods
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According to proponents of dissociative identity disorder, a failure of ______
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the normal process of “personality integration”
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The diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder may depend on the
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beliefs of the diagnostician
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Biofeedback training often combines monitoring of physiological responses with
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relaxation training
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Using neuroimaging studies, scientists have identified several contributory factors in the etiology of depression, including
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dysfunctional neurotransmitter pathways
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For the past month, Gabrielle has felt lethargic and has been unable to get out of bed in the morning. She has withdrawn from friends and family because she feels worthless and unlovable. Gabrielle is most likely suffering from
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major depressive disorder
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Thirty years of research on psychological interventions for anxiety disorders have shown behavioral therapy and _______________ interventions to be the most efficacious treatments
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cognitive-behavioral therapeutic
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Select the statement about major depressive disorder that is FALSE
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Patients with the disorder have low mood, but they are only rarely at risk of suicide.
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“Double depression” is a term used to refer to episodes of
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major depressive disorder in addition to dysthymia