Causes & Development of Disorders, Clinical Assessment

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the topic of Causes & Development of Disorders, Clinical Assessment.

This includes Generalized anxiety disorder, Major depressive disorder, Bipolar disorder , Schizophrenia, Individual processing disorder, Somatoform disorder, Aphasia, and Prosopagnosia.

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Prosopagnosia is a disorder which involves the loss of which of the following?

Color vision Ability to detect emotions Meaningful speech production Voice recognition Face recognition

Erika, a 16 year old girl, is struggling with her mood regulation. She often swings from upbeat and happy to sad and in tears within hours. She pleads with her boyfriend not to go home at the end of a date, and often fears that he will leave her. She feels she is not sure what her true personality is, and often acts impulsively, in self-destructive fashion. Erika is most likely to be diagnosed with which of the following?


Borderline personality disorder


Bipolar disorder, type II

Alcohol addiction

Increased melatonin production by the pineal gland and a lack of sunshine can cause which of the following?

Major depression Obsessive-compulsive disorder Generalized anxiety disorder Seasonal affective disorder Bipolar disorder

The double-bind hypothesis in clinical psychology offers an etiological explanation for which of the following disorders?

Generalized anxiety disorder Major depressive disorder Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia None of these

Which of the following are considered factors of sensation seeking?

Thrill and adventure seeking Experience seeking Disinhibition All of these

Which of the following theorists developed theories associated with the concept of the cognitive triad of depression?

Carl Jung Sigmund Freud Aaron Beck Albert Ellis

Gambling addiction and drug addiction have many similar diagnostic criteria. Which of the following is a difference in diagnosing these disorders?

A drug addict has a persistent desire or unsuccessful effort to cut down or control use of the substance. A gambler feels restless or irritable when attempting to cut back. A gambling addict will lie about or attempt to conceal their usage. A drug addict's recurrent use of the substance resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school, or home. A gambling addict is often preoccupied with gambling.

An Adlerian psychotherapist would be uninterested in which of the following?

Early medical history Inferiority complex Psychosexual development Spitting in the client's soup Birth order

Which of the following terms is best defined as the inability to recognize faces?

Individual processing disorder Somatoform disorder Aphasia Prosopagnosia

When a person has experienced a life-threatening accident, loss of a loved one, abuse, or a natural disaster they may present with __________.

Posttraumatic stress disorder

Panic disorder

Situational phobias

Somatoform disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder

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Title: Causes & Development of Disorders, Clinical Assessment
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