MCQ - Set 5

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1. Mental health professionals holding the psychodynamic perspective view mental disorders to be the result of

  • Learned maladaptive behaviour patterns
  • Malfunctioning of the brain and nervous system
  • Intrapsychic conflict
  • Over-sensitivity to the demands and criticisms of others
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2. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is to the _____ as International Classification of Diseases is to the _____

  • World Health Organisation; British Medical Association
  • British Psychological Society; American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association; World Health Organisation
  • British Medical Association; British Psychological Society

3. Which of the following is a criticism of the DSM?

  • It is not perfectly reliable
  • It can be used to label people
  • All of the above
  • It is biased toward the medical perspective

4. A person who has suggested that we should not make any attempts to classify and diagnose mental disorders is

  • Thomas Szasz
  • Aaron Beck
  • Josef Breuer
  • Robert Graves

5. The need for a comprehensive classification system of psychological disorders was first recognised by

  • Einstein
  • Emmelkamp
  • Kraepelin
  • Hippocrates


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