APA Online CE Quiz

No. 92

Title: Racial Bias in Diagnosis

1. The DSM-IV-TR was developed for use in:
A) Clinical settings.
B) Research settings.
C) Educational settings.
D) All of the above.

2. According to recent statistics, which of the following is a common problem regarding mental health treatment for persons of color?
A) Inadequate availability (i.e., quantity) of mental health services
B) Lack of accessibility of mental health services
C) Underutilization of mental health services due to stigma, suspiciousness, and other cultural factors
D) All of the above

3. Which of the following DSM diagnoses is disproportionately diagnosed in African Americans?
A) Schizophrenia
B) Major depressive disorder
C) Bipolar disorder
D) Dysthymic disorder

4. Which of the following is NOT of primary importance during cross-cultural assessment?
A) Cultural factors involved in the therapeutic relationship
B) Social issues related to the client’s culture
C) Family income for payment purposes
D) Cultural history and views toward stigma of mental disorders

5. In order to make accurate cross-cultural diagnoses, psychotherapists should assess clients’ worldviews, which include all of the following except:
A) Previous DSM diagnoses.
B) Personal/social values.
C) Beliefs about mental illness and psychotherapy.
D) Assumptions about the world.

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