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If You Get 17/20 On This Quiz, You Were Probably A Psychology Major

Let's see how up to date you are with the DSM-V.

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The questions and answers in this quiz are based on information in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), the classification and diagnostic tool of the American Psychiatric Association. But keep in mind that people's IRL experiences and diagnoses with these conditions will vary.

  1. 1.

    Which is not a symptom of major depressive disorder?
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    Ongoing gaps in recalling daily events or personal information
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    Depressed mood or sadness
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    Trouble staying focused or making decisions
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    Fatigue or loss of energy
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    Ongoing gaps in recalling daily events or personal information is not a symptom of major depressive disorder.

    It's actually a symptom of dissociative identity disorder. Major depressive disorder is an illness that causes a person to feel deeply sad (or wholly absent) most of the day, nearly every day. People with major depressive disorder often lose interest in what they used to enjoy.

    Ongoing gaps in recalling daily events or personal information is not a symptom of major depressive disorder.
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    How long must you feel deeply sad or wholly absent in order to be diagnosed with persistent depressive disorder?
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    1 week
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    1 month
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    6 months
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    1 year
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    2 years
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    The answer is two full years.

    Persistent depressive disorder occurs when symptoms for major depressive disorder are present for two years.

    The answer is two full years.
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    Which disorder causes repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions?
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    Social anxiety disorder
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    Obsessive compulsive disorder
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    Bulimia nervosa
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    Depression
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    The answer is obsessive compulsive disorder.

    OCD involves frequent fears, worries, urges, or thoughts (obsessions), which distract and distress the people who have them, and with ritualistic behaviors (compulsions) that are repeated in an intense attempt to deal with the unwanted obsessions. People with OCD may deal with obsessions, compulsions, or both.

    The answer is obsessive compulsive disorder. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Which of these is not one of the main features of ADHD?
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    Inattention
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    Disorganization
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    Hyperactivity
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    Impulsivity
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    The answer is disorganization!

    The three main features of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

    The answer is disorganization!
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    What's the name of the disorder that's characterized by severe worry about a number of topics, events, or tasks, and can include symptoms like muscle tension, sleep problems, fatigue, and irritability.
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    The answer is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

    GAD is when people's severe anxiety and worries exceed the real impact of the expected events. The constant worries disrupt daily function, making it hard to focus on tasks. The disorder often occurs with troubled sleeping, muscle aches and tension, and headaches.

    The answer is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Agoraphobia includes the intense fear or anxiety of...
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    Being in enclosed spaces (shops, theaters)
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    Being in open spaces (parking lots, bridges)
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    Using public transportation (cars, trains, ships, planes)
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    Standing in a line or being in a crowd
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    All the above
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    The answer is all the above!

    People with agoraphobia have intense fear or anxiety about real or expected problems that might occur in a wide range of places outside their homes, which can include enclosed spaces, open spaces, public transportation, or being in crowds or lines. They often change their daily lives to avoid being in these settings.

    The answer is all the above! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Dissociative identity disorder used to be known as?
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    Borderline personality disorder
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    Schizoid personality disorder
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    Multiple personality disorder
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    Posttraumatic stress disorder
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    Dissociative identity disorder used to be known as multiple personality disorder.

    According to Psychology Today, DID was called multiple personality disorder until 1994. The name of the disorder was changed to represent a better understanding of the condition, which is that DID is more of a fragmentation of one's identity, than the development of several random, separate identities.

    Dissociative identity disorder used to be known as multiple personality disorder. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Which is not a symptom of inattention in people with ADHD?
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    Often loses things needed for tasks
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    Doesn't pay close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in school or job tasks
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    Fidgets with or taps hands or feet or squirms in seat.
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    Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort
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    "Fidgets with or taps hands or feet or squirms in seat" is a symptom of hyperactivity in ADHD, not inattention.

    Other symptoms of hyperactivity in ADHD include having a difficult time staying seated, interrupting or intruding on others, and always being "on the go," as if driven by a motor.

    "Fidgets with or taps hands or feet or squirms in seat" is a symptom of hyperactivity in ADHD, not inattention. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    What primary factor puts people at increased risk of dissociative identity disorder?
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    Extreme fear of weight gain
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    Problems during birth
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    Sexual and physical abuse in childhood
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    Exposure to viruses
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    Genetics
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    The biggest risk factor for developing DID is experiencing trauma (physical and sexual abuse) during childhood.

    Children who are exposed to long-term physical, sexual or emotional abuse are at the highest risk of DID. But people who are exposed to natural disasters and combat can also develop the disorder.

    The biggest risk factor for developing DID is experiencing trauma (physical and sexual abuse) during childhood. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    What is the typical onset age for schizophrenia?
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    Early to mid-adolescence for men, late adolescence for women
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    Early to mid-teens for men, late teens for women
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    Early to mid-20s for men, late 20s for women
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    Early to mid-30s for men, late 30s for women
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    The answer is early to mid-20s for men, late 20s for women.

    Schizophrenia is a brain disorder that can disturb normal thoughts, speech, and behavior. It tends to remain for life once it begins and causes problems with daily functioning.

    The answer is early to mid-20s for men, late 20s for women.
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    Which of these are negative symptoms of schizophrenia (i.e. the symptoms that indicate what's absent in a person with schizophrenia)?
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    Lethargy and apathy
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    Hallucinations
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    Delusions
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    Alcohol and other drug abuse
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    The answer is lethargy and apathy!

    Negative symptoms indicate what is absent in a person with schizophrenia — emotional expressiveness, desire for the company of other people, ability to feel or show pleasure, and spontaneity and initiative.

    The answer is lethargy and apathy!
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    What does PTSD stand for?
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    The answer is post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is when people have a range of symptoms as a result of a trauma that involved real or threatened death, severe injury, or sexual assault (such as rape). These symptoms can be recurring nightmares that reflect the details and feelings during the trauma, flashbacks that cause the person to feel like the trauma is happening again, irritable or angry outbursts, and reckless or self-destructive behavior.

    The answer is post-traumatic stress disorder.
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    Which of these is not a potential symptom of anorexia?
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    Dry and yellowish skin
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    Thinning of the bones
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    High blood pressure
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    Growth of fine hair all over the body
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    Brain damage
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    High blood pressure is not a potential symptom of anorexia nervosa.

    It's actually the opposite, low blood pressure, slowed breathing, and a slowed pulse are potential symptoms of anorexia. Other symptoms include dry and yellowish skin, thinning of the bones, growth of fine hair all over the body, brain damage, multiorgan failure, and feeling tired all the time.

    High blood pressure is not a potential symptom of anorexia nervosa. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Which disorder is defined as constant eating of nonfood items with no nutritional value for at least one month?
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    Anorexia nervosa
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    Schizoid personality disorder
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    Rumination disorder
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    Pica
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    The answer is pica.

    A person who eats nonfood items on a regular basis is considered to have pica. Objects that people with pica eat include paint chips, paper, chalk, hair, talcum powder, starch, dirt, and ice.

    The answer is pica.
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    Which of these is not a characteristic of a bipolar manic episode?
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    Symptoms lasting at least one week (or less if person is hospitalized for symptoms)
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    Sudden change in appetite, with weight gain or weight loss
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    Increased risky behavior
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    Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity
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    A sudden change in appetite, with weight gain or loss is not characteristic of a manic episode.

    A manic episode is a distinct period lasting at least a week (or less if the person is hospitalized for the symptoms) in which a person is very happy and in high spirits, or irritable in an extreme way, nearly every day for most of the day. This can involve inflated self-esteem or grandiosity (believing they're better than others), needing less sleep, talking more than usual, and increased risky behavior (reckless driving, careless sex, spending sprees, etc.)

    A sudden change in appetite, with weight gain or loss is not characteristic of a manic episode. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    What is the main way in which bipolar disorder II is different than bipolar disorder I?
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    With bipolar II, you don't experience episodes of hypomania.
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    With bipolar II, you experience major depressive episodes.
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    With bipolar II, you don't use mood stabilizer medication as treatment.
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    With bipolar II, you don't experience episodes of mania.
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    The answer is people with bipolar disorder II do not experience episodes of mania, and people with bipolar disorder I do.

    People with bipolar disorder II experience at least one major depressive episode and at least one hypomanic episode — but no manic episodes. The difference between hypomanic and manic episodes is that while hypomanic episodes can still involve a noticeably inflated self-esteem and change in behavior, they won't be severe enough to get someone hospitalized or suffer extreme consequences (injury, jail time, getting fired, kicked out of school, etc.) like a manic episode would.

    The answer is people with bipolar disorder II do not experience episodes of mania, and people with bipolar disorder I do.
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    People with which disorder relate to others by seducing them, can become depressed when not the center of attention, and act with extreme feeling and public display of emotion with people not known well?
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    Histrionic personality disorder
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    Narcissistic personality disorder
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    Schizoid personality disorder
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    Dependent personality disorder
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    The answer is histrionic personality disorder.

    People with histrionic personality disorder seek constant approval and use their looks, flirting, and other means to draw notice to themselves. They get trapped in the present, and consumed with getting what they want, at the exact moment that they want it. They may become depressed and upset when they aren't at the center of attention.

    The answer is histrionic personality disorder. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    People with which disorder seem to lack a desire for close bonds with other people, are detached, and have a reduced range of feelings?
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    Avoidant personality disorder
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    Narcissistic personality disorder
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    Paranoid personality disorder
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    Schizoid personality disorder
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    The answer is schizoid personality disorder.

    People with schizoid personality disorder seem to be extreme loners, which is what they seem to prefer. They lack a desire for close bonds with other people, are detached, and have a reduced range of feelings.

    The answer is schizoid personality disorder. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Which of the following is not characteristic of borderline personality disorder?
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    Lacks concern or care for the safety of self or others.
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    Extreme changes in self-image
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    Pattern of unstable and intense relationships
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    Intense anger beyond the scope of the issue/issues with anger control
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    Lacks concern or care for the safety of self or others is not a characteristic of BPD.

    Borderline personality disorder is marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days.

    Lacks concern or care for the safety of self or others is not a characteristic of BPD.
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