Understanding Psychological Disorders Quiz

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What is the medical model's belief about psychological disorders?

They have physical causes that can be diagnosed and cured through treatment

What characterizes panic disorder?

Sudden, overwhelming attacks of terror

Which disorder is characterized by enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning?

Antisocial Personality Disorder

What is the hallmark feature of dissociative disorders?

Loss of contact with reality

Which disorder involves overeating compulsively?

Binge Eating Disorder

In which disorder does a person interpret normal physical sensations as symptoms of a disease?

Conversion Disorder

What psychological disorder is characterized by excessive worry or fear?

Social Anxiety Disorder

Which disorder involves unwanted repetitive thoughts or actions?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

In which disorder does a person experience sudden, overwhelming attacks of terror?

Panic Disorder

What is the key feature of PTSD?


Which disorder involves loss of contact with reality, including hallucinations?


What characterizes an anxiety disorder?

Excessive worry or fear

Which disorder involves enduring behavior patterns that impair social functioning?

Personality Disorders

What is the defining feature of dissociative identity disorder?

Multiple personalities

What is the key symptom of somatic symptom disorder?

Genuine physical symptoms without physiological basis

What is the distinguishing feature of binge eating disorder?

Compulsive overeating

Test your knowledge on psychological disorders like generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, and the medical model of psychology. Explore concepts related to the autonomic nervous system arousal, distressful thought patterns, and the DSM-5 classification system.

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