Chapter I Mental Health and Mental Illness

  1. Three years ago, Anna's dog Lucky, who she had had for 156 years, was run over by a car and killed. Anna's daughter repors that since that time, Anna has lost weight, rarely leaves her home, and just sits and talks about Lucky. Anna's behavior would be considered maladaptive because:

    A. Her grief is interfering with her functioning.
  2. Based on the information in Question 1, Anna's grieving behvior would most likely be considered to be:

    A. Delayed
    B. Inhibited
    C. Prolonged
    D. Distorted.
    Distorted is fixed in the anger stage of grieving. All the normal behaviors associated with grieving such as helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, anger, and guilt.
  3. Anna is diagnosed with Major Depression. She is most likely fixed in which stage of the grief process?

    D. Anger
  4. Anna, who is 72 years old, is of the age at which she may have experienced many losses coming close together. What is this called?

    B. Bereavement Overload
  5. Anna, age 72 has been grieving the death of her dog, Lucky for 3 years. She is not able to take care of her activities of daily living, and wants only to make daily visits to Lucky's grave. her daughter has likely put off seeking help for Anna because:

    A. Women are less likely to seek help for emotional problems than men are.
    B. Relatives often try to normalize the behavior rather than label it mental illness.
    C. She knows that all older people are expected to be a little depressed.
    D. She is afraid that the neighbors "will think her mother is crazy".
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Chapter I Mental Health and Mental Illness
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