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Abnormal Psychology Study Set 2

Psychology

Quiz 16 :

Mental Health Services: Legal and Ethical Issues

Quiz 16 :

Mental Health Services: Legal and Ethical Issues

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In some states, the legal definition of mental illness excludes
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In the late 19th century, the enactment of civil commitment laws resulted in
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In the textbook case of Arthur, who was diagnosed with brief psychotic disorder after talking about his secret plans both to save the world's starving children and to break into a foreign embassy, his parents were unable to have him admitted to a psychiatric hospital because Arthur was
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In terms of civil commitment, "grave disability" refers to
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When parens patriae is used to take a mentally ill individual into custody, it means that the state is acting as a
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The risk of violence among mentally ill patients increases if specific symptoms such as are present.
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State laws permit involuntary commitment when all of the following conditions have been met EXCEPT
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The formal process of civil commitment begins with a petition directed to a(n) .
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Each of the following statements correctly describes the circumstances of mentally ill people prior to the late 19th century EXCEPT
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According to mental health law, what happens if a family member or a police officer certifies that a mentally disturbed person "presents a clear and immediate danger?"
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The popular opinion that the mentally ill are more dangerous than those who are not mentally ill is probably the result of
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Authorities can use police power to hold criminal offenders if they are a threat to society. However, if the power called parens patriae is used to take someone into custody, it means that
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With regard to the mentally ill, popular opinion holds that
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Which of the following is (are) specified in civil commitment laws?
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When a person is the subject of civil commitment proceedings, the rights and protections provided by law include all of the following EXCEPT
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Which of the following statements is correct?
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The term "mental illness" is considered a legal concept and is defined
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Which of the following eras was known as the "liberal era" in regard to mental health treatments?
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What is a critical determinant of the civil commitment process?
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Receiving a DSM-5 diagnosis means that the person
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