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1

List the 5 types of delusions.

-Grandeur
-Paranoid
-Reference
-Thought broadcasting
-Religious

2

What are the 6 areas tested by the Mini Mental State Examination?

-Orientation (person, place, time)
-Memory
-Concentration and attention (serial 7s, "world" backwards)
-Language
-Reading and writing
-Visuospatial ability

3

What is the Tarasoff rule?

Ruling that it is appropriate to notify potential victims and/or protection agencies if a patient expresses imminent threats against others

4

List some factors that increase risk for suicide that you should ask all patients about.

-Suicidal thoughts
-Feeling of hopelessness
-Substance use
-H/o prior suicide attempts

*asking pt will NOT increase their likelihood of carrying out a suicide attempt (I.e, you won't put the thought in their head). Always ask.

5

What does and IQ of 100 mean?

mental age= chronological age (50th percentile in intellectual ability for the general population)

6

What are used to assess cognitive function by evaluating comprehension, fund of knowledge, math skills, vocabulary, picture assembly, and other verbal and performance skills?

intelligence tests

7

Name an intelligence test that can be used to test intellectual ability in patients 2-18 yo.

Stanford-Binet Test
- identifies kids with learning disability

8

Name the 2-part (verbal and visual-spatial) intelligence test used to assess intellectual functioning of people ages 16-75?

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)

9

What is the IQ range of mild mental retardation?

50-70

* greater than 3 SD below the mean (100)

10

What is the IQ range for moderate mental retardation?

35-49

11

What is the IQ range for severe mental retardation?

25-34

12

What is the IQ range for profound mental retardation?


<25


13

What is the IQ range for "very superior"?

>130

14

What is the name of the most commonly used objective personality assessment test?

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2)

15

What is the difference between an objective and projective personality test?

With objective tests, there are standardized-answer formats that can be scored. With projective tests, there are no structured responses (usually ask for interpretations of ambiguous stimuli).

16

Which projective personality test has test-takers creating stories based on pictures of people in various situations?

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

17

What is the goal behind TAT?

evaluate motivations behind behaviors

18

Which projective personality test has test-takers interpret ink blots?

Rorschach Test

19

What is the goal behind the Rorschach Test?

to identify thought disorders and defense mechanisms