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1.The primary purpose of the DSM is to (a) provide descriptive criteria for diagnosing mental disorders, (b) help psychologists assess normal as well as abnormal behavior, (c) describe the causes of common disorders, (d) keep the number of diagnostic categories of mental disorders to a minimum.

2.List four criticisms of the DSM.

3.What are the advantages of having a diagnostic reference like the DSM?

4.Which of the following disorders is a cultural syndrome? (a) anorexia nervosa, (b) major depression, (c) bulimia, (d) schizophrenia, (e) panic attacks

5.What is the advantage of inventories, compared with clinical judgments and projective tests, in diagnosing mental disorders?

Quick Quiz 15.2 – textbook page 556

Match each term on the left with a description on the right:

1

Social phobia

a

need to perform a ritual

2

Generalized anxiety disorder

b

fear of fear; of being trapped with no way of escape

3

Posttraumatic stress disorder

c

continuing sense of doom

4

Agoraphobia

d

repeated, unwanted thoughts

5

Compulsion

e

fear of meeting new people

6

obsession

f

anxiety following severe shock

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