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Personality Disorders-I
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1. According to DSM-IV-TR classification, antisocial personality disorders is classified under

A. Cluster-A

B. Cluster-B

C. Cluster-C

D. Cluster-D

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2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of schizotypal personality disorder?

A. Inappropriate, inconsistent affect

B. Odd eccentric appearance/behaviour

C. Odd beliefs or magical thinking

D. Excessive sensitiveness to set backs and rebuffs

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3. Pathological fire-setting is also called

A. Pyromania

B. Kleptomania

C. Trichotillomania

D. Dipsomania

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4. Which of the following drug is found to be effective in intermittent explosive disorders?

A. Fluoxetine

B. Topiramate

c. Fluoxamine

D. Carbamazepine

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5. As per DSM-IV-TR classification, personality disorders with odd and eccentric behaviours are classified under

A. Cluster - A

B. Cluster- B

C. Cluster- C

D. Cluster- E

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6. Which of the following condition is not classified under personality disorders in ICD-10 classification?

A. Paranoid

B. Schizoid

C. Schizotypal

C. Dissocial

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7. Narcissistic  personality disorder is characterized by

A. Callous unconcern for feelings of others

B. Self-dramatization, theatricality

C. Ideas of grandiosity and inflated sense of self-importance

D. Significant and persistent disturbances of identity of self.

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8. Incapacity to experience guilt and to profit from experience, particularly punishment is seen in

A. Antisocial personality disorder

B. Schizotypal personality disorder

C. Schizoid personality disorders

D. Dependent personality disorder

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9. Which of the following instrument is related to assessment of personality traits?






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10. Trichotillomania refers to

A. Pathological fire-setting

B. Pathological-stealing

C. Compulsive-hair pulling

D. Compulsive-drinking

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11. Which of the following is WRONG about personality disorders?

A. Relatively persistent traits

B. May show spondaneous exacerbations and remissions

C. Resistant to treatment

D. Results in dementia

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12. A large percentage of cases of paranoid personality occur among people of

A. Average intelligence

B. Low intelligence

C. Subnormal intelligence

D. Superior intelligence

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13. Personality with traits disciplined, parsimonious, punctuality, liking cleanliness is

A. Paranoid

B. Anankastic

C. Antisocial

D. Schizoid

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14. The following features are characteristics of antisocial (dissocial) personality, except

A. Pleasure seeking

B. Inability to work under supervision

C. Deep emotional relationship

D. Drug abuse and alcohol dependence

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15. Antisocial personality disorders are characterized by all, except

A. Low frustration tolerance

B. Drug abuse

C. Learning from past experience

D. Criminal activities

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1. B
4. D
5. A
6. C
7. C
8. A
9. E
10. C
11. D
12. D
13. B
14. C
15. C


  1. Allan Tasman, Jerald Kay, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Michael B. First and Mario Maj (Eds). Psychiatry, Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2008.
  2. Kaplan HI, Sadock BJ. Synopsis of Psychiatry , Behavioral Sciences/ Clinical Psychiatry. 9th ed. Hong Kong :William and Wilkinson Publishers ;1998.
  3. Questions appeared in various all India or state level entrance examinations held in the past for admission to nursing and medical PG courses.
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