A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 200 - 201 of 299

Question number: 200

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What is the difference between Cluster B and Cluster C personality disorder (Marks 4)

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Differentiating Cluster B and Cluster C personality disorder are as follows

  • Cluster B- Dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders. Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic and Narcissistic personality disorder belongs to Cluster B

  • Cluster C- Anxious or Fearful disorders. Avoidant, Dependent and Obsessive compulsive personality disorder belongs to Cluster C

Question number: 201

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Sixteen-year- old Chad suddenly lost the use of his arms with no medical cause. The complete paralysis slowly improved to the point that he could slightly raise them. However Chad, cannot drive, pick up objects, or perform most tasks necessary for day-to-day life- This is an example of which disorder (Hint- functional neurological symptom disorder) (Marks 2)

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The above case was an example of Conversion disorder. They generally have to do with physical malfunctioning such as blindness, paralysis or difficulty speaking without any physical or organic pathology to account for the malfunction and it affects sensory-motor systems

The Conversion disorder

The Conversion Disorder