Multiple Choice Questions
1) When an individual is suffering from body dysmorphic disorder the symptoms include:
2) Somatoform disorders include which of the following:
3) Individuals with somatoform disorders may often display a surprising indifference about their symptoms- especially when the symptoms to most people would be disturbing (e.g. blindness, paralysis). This is sometimes known as
4) In order to assume the sick role, Intentionally produced Physical or psychological symptoms are known as?
5) An extreme form of factitious disorder is known as
6) Sometimes parents or carers make up or induce physical illnesses in others (such as their children) and this is known as
7) Which of the following is a basic feature of Conversion Disorder?
8) A Symptom of Conversion Disorder, where numbness begins at the wrist and is experienced evenly across the hand and all fingers, is known as
9) Before conversion disorder was included in the DSM, it popularly known in psychodynamic circles as what?
10) Even though a thorough medical examination fails to identify any underlying medical condition, an individual with Hypochondriasis will have a preoccupation with fears of having or contracting a serious disease or illness based on a misinterpretation of bodily signs or symptoms. This preoccupation can be with which of the following?
11) In Pain Disorder, which of the following are considered as central features?
12) The essential psychodynamic view of somatoform disorders is one of
13) There are many similarities between the behaviour of the individual with conversion disorder or somatization disorder and the effects of which of the following?
14) Sometimes parents view all underlying problems (including psychological ones) as being physical rather than emotional. Consequently many individuals may learn to describe emotional symptoms in physical terms and in extreme cases begin to adopt which of the following?
15) In somatoform disorders the sufferer sometimes believes they have physical deficits or symptoms that are significant and threatening. However, in most cases there is little or no medical justification for these beliefs. Such cognitive biases are termed:
16) Individuals with hypochondriasis are inclined to actively seek out and accept information which confirms their own view of their medical state, but they ignore or reject arguments against their own beliefs. This is known as :
17) Sufferers of pain disorder usually fear pain itself rather than the illness, injury or disease that might give rise to pain, and so when experiencing pain they have a tendency to catastrophise it. This results in which of the following?
18) Information biases acquired by those with somatoform disorders are developed by a range of experiences, and these representations provide inappropriate templates by which information is selected and interpreted. These are known as:
19) Which form of treatment for somatoform disorders has been found to be significantly more effective than no treatment control conditions:
20) Sometimes Behavioural methods can be used to prevent and extinguish undesirable behaviours associated with somatoform disorders. These include which of the following?
21) For pain disorder, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for pain would normally include which of the following?
22) Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder often exhibit rapid improvement in symptoms when treated with which types of drugs?
23) Cognitive and information processing biases are common features of somatoform disorders. Which of the following are considered to be these types of biases?
24) Which of the following procedures involves injecting radioactive molecules into the bloodstream:
25) According to a study, the observed mothers playing with medically related toys with their 4-8 year-old children. who exhibited somatization symptoms were:
26) Which of the following is not a disadvantage of adopting a sick role ?
27) Which of the following is not a common motor symptom in Conversion Disorder?
28) According to research by Rief, Buhlmann, Wilhelm, Borkenhagen et al. (2006).what percentage of individuals with body dysmorphic disorder reported suicidal ideation?
29) The prevalence rate for hypochondriasis in the general population is estimated to be
30) Body dysmorphic disorder can also occur in those who are preoccupied with their musculature, and it is often associated with excessive weight training and the use of body-building anabolic steroids (Olivardia, Pope & Hudson, 2000). Such an obsession is known as