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Quiz 12 :

Personality Disorders

Quiz 12 :

Personality Disorders

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Some have proposed that the personality disorders be replaced or supplemented by a dimensional model in which individuals would be rated on a series of personality dimensions as well as a categorical diagnosis.It is believed that this would have advantages over a purely categorical system.Which of the following would be such an advantage?
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Gender differences observed in the prevalence of many personality disorders (i.e.borderline for women, antisocial for men) may be due to
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The cluster approach to categorising personality disorders is based on
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The characteristic features of personality disorders tend to develop with
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According to the definition of personality disorder, only individuals who show ____________ patterns of maladaptive behaviour or emotional distress as a result of their actions should be diagnosed with a personality disorder.
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Unlike schizophrenia or an eating disorder, personality disorders can be viewed as disorders of
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All of the following are necessary conditions for the diagnosis of a personality disorder EXCEPT
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According to your text, it is likely that future users of the DSM will
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Max is always sure that others are trying to harm him.His perception that the world is a threatening place impacts most of his life.Most likely, Max would be diagnosed with the personality disorder called
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According to your textbook, the main reason that we do not have sufficient research examining the development of personality disorders is that
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In the USA, the prevalence of a diagnosable personality disorder is estimated to be around _______ adults.
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Clinicians who view personality disorders as extremes of normal personality rather than as ________ have historically criticised the way DSM-IV-TR classified personality disorders.
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Cross-cultural research on the five-factor model of personality suggests that
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Which set of adjective pairs correctly describes the clusters into which DSM-5 personality disorders are grouped?
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When someone has a personality disorder,
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A therapist who views personality disorders as a continuum sees these conditions in terms of
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Which of the following would NOT be an advantage of a dimensional model of personality disorders?
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DSM-5 divides personality disorders into ___ distinct clusters.
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The five-factor model of personality includes all of the following as personality dimensions EXCEPT ______________.
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Both Jabulani and Fana meet the diagnostic criteria for paranoid personality disorder.Jabulani's friends are aware of his paranoia although he continues to live a meaningful life.Fana's paranoia is so extreme that he finds it hard to function in society.The DSM-5 diagnosis for these individuals would be
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