Personality Disorder

 

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1. According to Kretschmer:  
A. Pyknic types were prone to manic depression
T
B. Athletic types were more likely to develop schizophrenia
F
C. Asthenic types were linked with criminality
F
D. Athletic types were more likely to develop epilepsy
T
E. Asthenic types were more likely to develop a depressive illness
F
   
2. The following incidences among the general population are correct:  
A. Paranoid personality disorder: 2 %
T
B. Schizoid personality disorder: 0.5 %
T
C. Antisocial personality disorder: 3 % of males
T
D. Borderline personality disorder: 3 %
T
E. Histrionic personality disorder: 2 %
T
   
3. The following are true:  
A. Antisocial personality disorder is more common in prisons
T
B. Narcissistic personality disorder is more common in women
F
C. Borderline personality disorder has equal sex prevalence
F
D. Avoidant personality disorder is more common in women
F
E. Dependent personality disorder has equal sex prevalence
T
   
4. The following are features of paranoid personality disorder:  
A. Excessive sensitivity to setbacks
T
B. Tenacious sense of personal rights
T
C. Indifference to praise and criticism
F
D. Jealousness
T
E. Lack of close friendships
F
   
5. The following are features of schizoid personality disorder:  
A. Humourless
T
B. Mistrustful
F
C. Detached
T
D. Unconventional
T
E. Unpredictability
F
   
6. The following are features of antisocial personality disorder:  
A. Irresponsible
T
B. Explosive in nature
F
C. Difficulty establishing relationships
F
D. Lack of guilt
T
E. Blames self excessively
F
   
7. In antisocial personality disorder:  
A. There is an increased incidence among MZ twins
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B. There is a link with brain injury in childhood
F
C. EEG abnormalities can be observed
T
D. There are low levels of 5-HIAA in the CSF of violent individuals
T
E. Frontal lobe abnormalities are common
F
   
8. The following are features of borderline personality disorder:  
A. Quarrelsome
T
B. Poor self image
T
C. Unstable mood
T
D. Stable relationships
F
E. Desultory
T
   
9. The following are features of histrionic personality disorder:  
A. Shallow and labile affectivity
T
B. Vanity
T
C. Pedantic
F
D. Afraid to trust
F
E. Said to be due to oedipal conflicts
T
   
10. The following are features of anankastic personality disorder:  
A. Fear of rejection
F
B. Dependence
F
C. Orderliness
T
D. Preoccupation with productivity
T
E. Pedantic
T
   
11. The following are features of avoidant personality disorder:  
A. Restricted life
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B. Social avoidance
T
C. Excessive cautiousness
F
D. Conscientiousness
F
E. Afraid to trust others
F
   
12. The following are features of dependent personality disorder:  
A. Needs admiration
F
B. Fear of not coping
T
C. Feelings of helplessness
T
D. Exploits others
F
E. Envy of others
F


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