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Quiz 7 :

Mood Disorders and Suicide

Quiz 7 :

Mood Disorders and Suicide

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Mood disorders can range from mild to severe; the most severe type of depression is called
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Most individuals who experience a single episode of major depressive disorder will
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Katie has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder.Most recently, she has been lying immobile for long periods.If someone moves one of her arms to a different position, it just stays there.Katie has stopped speaking and does not appear to hear what is being said to her.What specifier would you apply to her diagnosis of major depressive disorder?
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Prior to the DSM-III, conditions that are currently characterised as mood disorders were referred to by several different names, including all of the following EXCEPT
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Thandi has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, recurrent.She wants to know what to expect in the future regarding her condition.You tell her that according to recent research the median lifetime number of major depressive episodes is
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Unipolar mania
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During a dysphoric manic episode, the patient experiences mania and
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The physical symptoms of a major depressive disorder include
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Dysphoric mania refers to a type of mood disorder in which manic episodes are
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A person who experiences a persistent depressed mood for at least two years but is not experiencing major depression may have
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When used in connection with mood disorders, 'flight of ideas' means
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Milton has been mildly depressed for many years.Just recently, however, his depression deepened, and he was severely depressed for about three months.His deep depression then lifted and he was once again mildly depressed.Milton
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A 35-year-old individual named Manny has recently formulated an elaborate plan to cure AIDS with vitamin therapy.To provide funding for this cause, he has withdrawn all the money from his bank account and purchased thousands of jars of vitamins and small boxes in which to put them.When he appeared at a hospital emergency room loudly demanding the names of patients with AIDS, he himself was hospitalised for psychiatric observation.What is your diagnosis of Manny?
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Which of the following is NOT TRUE about a hypomanic episode?
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Persistent depressive disorder (formerly called dysthymia) differs from major depressive disorder because people diagnosed with dysthymia have symptoms of depression that are
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Xolani has experienced recurrent episodes of major depressive episodes.In the intervals between the episodes, he does not seem to return to 'normal'.In fact, during those periods, he has been diagnosed as suffering from persistent depressive disorder.Xolani's condition is referred to as
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Which of the following is a symptom of a manic mood state?
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Tamara gave birth to a healthy child four days ago.Now she is tearful and having mood swings.Fortunately, these symptoms disappeared relatively quickly.Tamara was probably suffering from
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One of the symptoms of a mood disorder is called anhedonia, which means
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In comparing the length of untreated depressive episodes to untreated manic episodes, which of the following is an accurate statement?
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