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Psychiatric history: Quiz


Question 1: In the field of ________ a patient history is an account of the significant events in the patient's life that have a relevance to the issue being addressed.
Specialty (medicine)PhysicianSurgeryMedicine

Question 2: ________ take a similar history, often referred to as a psychological history.
PsychologistPsychotherapyClinical psychologyPsychology

Question 3: This is then combined with the ________ to produce a "psychiatric formulation" of the person being examined.
Mental disorderMental status examinationSchizophreniaAlzheimer's disease

Question 4: Many psychiatric disorders have a ________ component and the biological family history is thus relevant.

Question 5: The patient may have more than one problem and these may be related, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse or seemingly unrelated, such as ________ and premature ejaculation.
AmnesiaPanic disorderPanic attackBipolar disorder

Question 6: Thus a patient who presents with ________ whose mother also suffered from the same disorder and responded well to fluoxetine would indicate that this drug would be more likely to help in the patient's disorder.
Major depressive disorderMood disorderSchizoaffective disorderBipolar disorder

Question 7: It then looks at significant events in the patient's life such as parental separation, ________, education, psychosexual development, peer relationships, behavioural aspects and any legal complications.
DefamationBullyingPsychological abuseAbuse

Question 8: The medical past history documents significant illnesses, both past and current, and significant medical events such as ________, surgery and major illnesses.
ConcussionSubdural hematomaTraumatic brain injuryHead injury

Question 9: A psychiatric history is the result of a medical process where a clinician working in the field of ________ (usually a psychiatrist) systematically records the content of an interview with a patient.
Major depressive disorderPsychosisMental healthDelusional disorder

Question 10: Having developed a ________ of what may be the diagnosis, the clinician next looks at symptoms that might confirm this hypothesis or lead them to consider another possibility.
Scientific methodEmpiricismHypothesisPlato


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