Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations

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CHAPTER
4

Psychopathology
Len Sperry
Florida Atlantic University
Maureen P. Duffy
Richard M. Tureen
Scott E. Gillig
Barry University

TRUTH OR FICTION?
1. A delusion is a belief held despite evidence it is n-ue.
2. A personality trait is a personality pattern that is an infiexible and maladaptive pattern of inner experience and behavior that causes significant impairment, and is abnormal for the individual's culture.
3. A dissociation is mental perplexity with respect to time, place or person.
4. A borderline personality disorder is characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability of self-identity, interpersonal relationships, and moods.
5. Schizophrenia is a Cluster B Personality Disorder and is characterized by dramatic, emotional, or erratic behavior.
6. In describing dy.it hymic disorder by specifiers relating to age of onset andthe pattern of symptoms, use the Early Onset specifier if symptoms start before the age of 21.
7. GAF is the DSM's Axis V Global Assessment of Functioning.
8. Generalized anxiety disorder is excessive anxiety, worry, or apprehension about having a panic attack.
9. Women are two to three times more likely than men to be diagnosed with panic disorder.
10. Dissociative identity disorder is associated with significant child abuse, usually of a sexual nature.
11. You would diagnose autism instead of Asperger's when there is no clinically significant delay in language acquisition and use and fewer repetitive motor behaviors and rituals.

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