Substance Use and Mental Health


Question 1. 1. Clients who are in treatment for cocaine use disorder and who are court ordered for treatment and have children, usually have immediate case management needs for: (Points : 2)
Vocational training, clothing, and housing
Transportation, child care, and financial support
Transportation, vocational rehabilitation, and medication
Clothing, long-term housing, and GED/college education
Question 2. 2. What is the definition of a mental disorder? (Points : 2)
Mental disorder means that a person has some syndrome that creates a clinically significant disturbance to a client’s cognitive, behavioral, or emotional state
Mental disorder means that a client suffers from high levels of anxiety that can cause depression, mania, or other emotional states
Mental disorder means that a person shows signs of early inability to follow directions or fit into society creating serious life problems for them later
Mental disorder means that a client demonstrates patterns of inability to live in society that makes them less able to understand societal boundaries and beliefs
Question 3. 3. Dual diagnosis clients often have greater case management needs than those with only one condition. Why? (Points : 2)
Dual diagnosis clients usually are involved in the court system through court order treatment
Dual diagnosis clients have more complicated treatment needs and often suffer from severe symptoms requiring longer treatment periods
Dual diagnosis clients have a mental health and also at least one chronic health condition so they have to see doctors more often
None of the above
Question 4. 4. Why do case managers have to know and understand how to use the DSM-5? (Points : 2)
They will be diagnosing clients when counselors do not have time to do so
They need to be able to explain the diagnoses to the client’s family members
They need to know the symptoms and characteristics of disorders to communicate and understand their clients’ needs
They will make referrals based solely on the client’s clinical diagnosis
Question 5. 5. Why do professionals use the DSM to diagnose clients? (Points : 2)
The DSM features many helpful tips for working with clients
The DSM contains a listing of symptoms that help professionals decide whether a client needs help or not
The DSM categorizes disorders by type making it easier to compare symptoms and diagnoses
The DSM provides case histories for clinicians to use in diagnosing symptoms
Question 6. 6. What is the process for revising the DSM? (Points : 2)
Professionals evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the current manual and then submit proposals for revising it
Professionals submit their treatment data to a national data base that is used to analyze the data, revisions are made, and doctors/psychologists vote on revisions
Proposals for revisions are made by workgroups, field trials are conducted, and revisions are reviewed by professionals
The President of the APA reviews treatment data from around the country and creates revisions for APA members to vote on
Question 7. 7. A client who suffers from Opioid Use Disorder is likely to have the following
immediate case management needs (assume the client has just entered
court mandated treatment): (Points : 2)
Immediate employment assistance, transportation, and GED classes
Transportation, medication, and vocational training
Medication, vocational training, and childcare
Medical check-up, food, and financial assistance
Question 8. 8. Why did the developers of the DSM-5 use the International Classification of Disorders-11 (ICD-11) as a guide for revisions? (Points : 2)
They tried to make the guide be more useful for all psychologists in the world to use (e.g., in case a client travels between countries and needs care)
They wanted to allow medical doctors to be able to make psychological diagnoses to save patients money
They wanted to allow substance abuse professionals to make simple medical diagnoses to save money for clients
They wanted to make it easier to dual diagnosis and treatment easier between psychological and medical professionals
Question 9. 9. Why are the neurodevelopmental disorders listed first in the DSM-5? (Points : 2)
The developers thought that it was important to explain how the brain works first since most disorders relate to a neural disturbance
The developers organized the disorders developmentally beginning with the disorders that begin early in life
The developers wanted to emphasize the many new neural disorders that have been added since the DSM-IV-TR
The developers wanted to make it easy for medical professionals to find the medical diagnoses of autism and Alzheimer’s
Question 10. 10. Why is AD/HD over-diagnosed? (Points : 2)
AD/HD is over-diagnosed because teachers and other school staff are allowed to diagnose it in students
AD/HD is over-diagnosed because general doctors and teachers are allowed to diagnose it
AD/HD is over-diagnosed because there are no other good explanations for why children are so active
AD/HD is over-diagnosed because, until recently, there has been no consistent way to diagnose the disorder

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