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Study Guide Answers

1.     Mental illnesses affect a person's ______________________________________________________.
     thinking, feelings, moods, and behavior
2.     Mental illness can affect virtually anyone. True or false?
     true
3.     Some mental disorders are temporary. True or false?
     true
4.     What are the two categories of mental disorders?
     organic and functional
5.     What causes organic disorders?
     physical illness, birth defects, injuries
6.     What are two common symptoms of organic disorders?
     delirium and dementia
7.     What might cause delirium?
     fever, liver or kidney disease, intoxication, high blood pressure, head injuries
8.     Dementia develops quickly. True or false?
     false
9.     What might cause dementia?
     alcoholism, Huntington's disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease
10.     An anxiety disorder disrupts a person's life. True or false?
     true
11.     A phobia is a(n) ______________________________________________ fear.
     intense, irrational
12.     Disturbing thoughts or images that keep someone from thinking about other things are ____________________________________.
     obsessions
13.     __________________________________ are urgent, repeated rituals.
     Compulsions
14.     Continual anxiety may lead to a(n) _____________________________ disorder.
     panic
15.     What is post-traumatic stress disorder?
     severe, long-lasting aftereffects that result from a terrifying or traumatic experience or event
16.     A person who is in constant conflict with society suffers from ________________________________.
     antisocial personality disorder
17.     People who experience extreme timidity and who are hypersensitive to rejection often develop ____________________________________________ disorder.
     avoidant personality
18.     Someone who fears abandonment and who needs to be taken care of might suffer from _______________________________________________ disorder.
     dependent personality disorder
19.     People who are suspicious and who assume that other people's motives are evil suffer from _______________________________________________________.
     paranoid personality disorder
20.     Schizophrenia" means "_________________________________________________."
     split mind
21.     __________________________________________ hear internal voices and have hallucinations.
     Schizophrenics
22.     Hypochondria is a(n) _________________________________ disorder.
     somatoform
23.     What characterizes affective disorders?
     changes in mood that interfere with everyday life
24.     What is often the result of untreated depression?
     suicide
25.     What disorder is characterized by moods that shift from one extreme to another?
     manic-depression
26.     ___________________________________ can correct chemical imbalances in the brain.
     Medications
27.     Psychologists can prescribe medication. True or false?
     false
28.     Psychiatrists can prescribe medication. True or false?
     true
29.     What professional specializes in organic disorders of the brain?
     a neurologist
30.     What type of therapist helps people to change their habits?
     a behavioral therapist
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