Diagnostic Systems

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the topic of Diagnostic Systems.

This includes Apraxia, Agnosia, Violation of social norms, Personal distress, and Maladaptive behavior.

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According to the DSM-5, which criteria is not associated with major depressive disorder?

Change in sleep Change in appetite Loss of interest Anxiety

Based on their symptoms, who is least likely to receive a diagnosis of schizophrenia?

Mark is very impulsive, often engages in dangerous behavior that harms others, and lacks remorse for his behavior. Jason shows little motivation or emotional interest in anything, and rarely speaks. Bryan falsely believes the television is talking to him. Joe hears voices that tell him that his neighbors are watching him. Other people do not hear these voices. Peter's speech is incoherent to others. He often goes off on tangents that make little sense.

Which of the following is not considered a symptom of hypomania in the DSM-V?

Inflated sense of self Increased talkatively Racing thoughts Paranoia Decreased sleep

Which of the following is not considered a negative symptom of mental disorders?

Anhedonia Flat Affect None of these Delusions Apathy

Which of the following classes of disorder is incorrectly paired with its defining symptom?

Apraxia : Difficulty organizing movement Agnosia : Difficulty processing sensory information All of these are correct pairings Aphasia : Difficulty processing the passage of time Amnesia: Difficulty recalling information from memory

Which of the following is not a characteristic of enuresis?

The voiding of urine attributable to the physiological effects of a substance All of these None of these Repeated voiding of urine into bed or clothes (involuntary or intentional) Intense emotional tantrums occuring at least once per week and lasting at least 5 minutes followed by an episode of elimination

Which of the following is not usually associated with psychological disorders?

Violation of social norms A marked break with reality Maladaptive behavior Personal distress

Ellen has a pattern of unstable relationships. She tends to idealize new friends until they anger her, and then completely shuts them out of her life. Which of the following is most likely to be her diagnosis?

Bipolar disorder Borderline personality disorder Narcissistic personality disorder Schizoid personality disorder Antisocial personality disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is not characterized by which of the following?

Significant impairments in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning Deficits in social interactions Communication problems Stereotyped movements Excessive distress upon separation from attachment figures
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