GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Prevention of Disorders

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Example Question #1 : Prevention Of Disorders

Which of the following is not an example of primary prevention?

Possible Answers:

Promoting access to prenatal and postnatal care

Psychotherapy

All of these

Promoting access to education

Parent education

Correct answer:

Psychotherapy

Explanation:

Primary prevention refers to efforts to prevent mental illnesses before they occur. These efforts aim to increase access to quality health care, education, and parenting classes—these factors can help protect individuals against experiencing mental illness. Psychotherapy, medical interventions (e.g. medications), and group therapy are all examples of intervention, not primary prevention.

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