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.
of mental illness is made using a text called the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
five Axis system of diagnosis means that every one diagnosed with a
mental disorder must have at least five symptoms of that disorder..
Substance dependence is simply the use of a
substance to the point that it has a negative impact ion your life..
with schizophrenia have at least two distinct personalities.
depressive symptoms that are mild and last for years are likely
diagnosed as Dysthymic disorder.
is the only anxiety disorder that requires a specific event to occur prior
to making a diagnosis.
occurrences of panic attacks can lead to a disorder known as agoraphobia..
disorders are coded on Axis III unless they are first diagnosed in
refers to a disorder marked by the tendency to cause physical pain to
oneself through hair pulling, cutting, scratching, or hitting.
main reason people don't overcome depression has more to do with the
stigma of seeking help than the treatment options available.