FSCJ Psych Evolve Practice Questions – Exam 1

The quantitative study of the distribution of mental disorders in human populations is called

A mortality.
B prevalence.
C epidemiology.
D clinical epidemiology.

Correct Answer – C

Epidemiology is the quantitative study of the distribution of mental disorders in human populations. Mortality refers to deaths. Prevalence refers to the proportion of a population with a mental disorder at a given time. Clinical epidemiology deals with what happens to people with illnesses who are seen by providers of care.

Which statement best describes the DSM-5?

A It is a medical psychiatric assessment system.
B It is a compendium of treatment modalities.
C It offers a complete list of nursing diagnoses.
D It suggests common interventions for mental disorders

Correct Answer – A

The DSM-5 is a classification of mental disorders that includes descriptions and criteria of diagnoses.

Current information suggests that the most disabling mental disorders are the result of

A biological influences.
B psychological trauma.
C learned ways of behaving.
D faulty patterns of early nurturance.

Correct Answer – A

The biologically influenced illnesses include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive and panic disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and autism. Therefore many (but not all) of the most prevalent and disabling mental disorders have been found to have strong biological influences. Psychological trauma, learned behaviors, and faulty patterns of nurturance may contribute to some forms of mental illness, but they are not major factors in most disabling mental disorders.