This information gathered for this quiz comes from Psychology 101, Chapter 9: Psychopathology.


Directions:  Respond to the following items with either true or false.  When you have responded to all items, click the Score button at the bottom of the page.


1.

Diagnosis of mental illness is made using a text called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
    True
    False

2.

The five Axis system of diagnosis means that every one diagnosed with a mental disorder must have at least five symptoms of that disorder..
    True
    False

3.

Substance dependence is simply the use of a substance to the point that it has a negative impact ion your life..
    True
    False

4.

People with schizophrenia have at least two distinct personalities.
    True
    False

5. 

Persistent depressive symptoms that are mild and last for years are likely diagnosed as Dysthymic disorder.
    True
    False

6.

PTSD is the only anxiety disorder that requires a specific event to occur prior to making a diagnosis.
    True
    False

7.

Multiple occurrences of panic attacks can lead to a disorder known as agoraphobia..
    True
    False

8.

Personality disorders are coded on Axis III unless they are first diagnosed in childhood.
    True
    False

9.

Trichotillomania refers to a disorder marked by the tendency to cause physical pain to oneself through hair pulling, cutting, scratching, or hitting.
    True
    False

10.

A main reason people don't overcome depression has more to do with the stigma of seeking help than the treatment options available.
    True
    False