Psychiatry Quiz #22: Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

1. A 30-year-old woman presents to her psychiatrist complaining of persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities, and difficulty concentrating. She has been experiencing these symptoms for over 6 months. She is interested in non-pharmacological treatment options. Which of the following is the most appropriate first-line therapy for her condition? 

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2. A 24-year-old man with a history of social anxiety disorder is looking to seek treatment. He reports significant fear and avoidance of social situations that he feels might lead to embarrassment or judgment from others. Which of the following therapies is most likely to benefit this patient by specifically targeting his dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors in social situations? 

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3. A 35-year-old woman with borderline personality disorder presents to a new therapist seeking help. She has a history of intense and unstable relationships, self-image issues, and impulsive behavior. Which of the following therapeutic approaches is specifically designed to help patients like her by focusing on mindfulness, emotional regulation, and improving interpersonal effectiveness? 

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4. A 28-year-old man with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) reports persistent intrusive thoughts about contamination that lead him to engage in excessive hand washing. Which of the following therapies is most appropriate to address the patient's compulsions and the anxiety driving these behaviors? 

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5. A 22-year-old college student is experiencing significant exam-related anxiety. He constantly worries about failing and this has led to decreased concentration and sleep disturbances. He seeks help to manage his anxiety. Which of the following therapeutic strategies is most likely to benefit him by teaching relaxation techniques and cognitive restructuring to address his test anxiety? 

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