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Conversion disorder involves:
A)a history of complaints about pain that appear to have no physical cause.
B)excessive preoccupation with some part of the body the person believes is defective.
C)loss of functioning in some part of the body for psychological rather than physical reasons.
D)chronic worry that one has a physical disease in the absence of obvious symptoms.
A person who deliberately fakes an illness to gain medical attention and play the "sick role" may be diagnosed with a:
A)psychosomatic disorder.
B)somatoform disorder.
C)factitious disorder.
D)factitious disorder by proxy.
To be diagnosed with somatization disorder, a person must have all of the following except:
A)two gastrointestinal symptoms.
B)two depressive symptoms.
C)at least one neurological symptom.
D)at least one sexual symptom.
People who are diagnosed with anorexia nervosa often have a highly distorted view of their own appearance; that is, they think they are very large when in fact they are very thin. This symptom of an eating disorder most resembles which somatoform disorder?
A)factitious disorder
B)conversion disorder
C)body dysmorphic disorder
D)somatization disorder
Which of the following statements is false in regards to somatization disorders?
A)It is more common in men than in women.
B)People with the disorder often mask their distress in alcohol abuse or antisocial behavior.
C)Many people with the disorder have episodes of major depression.
D)The disorder is more common in older adults than in middle-aged adults.
Some researchers believe that body dysmorphic disorder is a form of:
A)pain disorder.
C)obsessive-compulsive disorder.
D)somatization disorder.
The primary distinction in the DSM-IV between somatization disorder and hypochondriasis is that:
A)people with somatization disorder are more likely to seek out medical attention immediately.
B)people with hypochondriasis tend to seek out psychological treatment while those with somatization disorder do not.
C)people with somatization disorder experience physical symptoms and those with hypochondriasis do not necessarily experience physical symptoms.
D)somatization disorder runs in families while hypochondriasis has no known genetic links.
Which of the following types of alters is the most common?
A)child alter
B)persecutor personality
C)host personality
D)helper personality
Which of the following types of alters engages in self-mutilating behaviors?
A)child alter
B)protector personality
C)host personality
D)persecutor personality
In which of the following disorders does a person experience frequent episodes of feeling detached from his or her body?
A)dissociative identity disorder
B)dissociative fugue
C)dissociative amnesia
D)depersonalization disorder
A process in which different parts of an individual's identity, memories, or consciousness become split off from one another is known as:
C)psychogenic amnesia.
D)la belle indifference.
Which of the following predisposes an individual to dissociative identity disorder (DID)?
A)a genetic history of either disorder
B)a highly suggestible personality
C)depression in childhood
D)the death of a loved one
Which of the following statements about children with dissociative identity disorder (DID) is false?
A)Children with DID are prone to antisocial behavior.
B)Children with DID tend to show symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.
C)Children with DID tend to hear voices inside their heads.
D)Children with DID exhibit consistently poor school performance.
Which of the following statements about dissociative identity disorder (DID) is false?
A)Most people with DID are diagnosed with a personality disorder.
B)Most people diagnosed with DID have already been diagnosed with at least three other disorders.
C)DID was first included as a diagnostic category in the second edition of the DSM.
D)Most people diagnosed with DID have recurrent suicidal thoughts
Ataque de nervios:
A)involves periods of loss of consciousness.
B)is culturally unacceptable in the Latino population.
C)is often diagnosed in European Americans.
D)is caused by injuries to brain structures.
Psychogenic amnesias:
A)rarely involve anterograde amnesia.
B)rarely involve retrograde amnesia.
C)are caused by brain injury.
D)are caused by disease.

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