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Of the following groups, which is the most successful in the ability to cope with their respective problem?

A) A teenager who has poor grades in school and non-supportive parents.
B) A young female who has broken up with her boyfriend of 5 years.
C) A black female who is on social assistance to support her 4 children.
D) A 70 year old male who lives alone.
E) None of the above.
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ans B ...........

the most weird QS .........
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Black female?
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definitely C.
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not racially motivated answer...even the white/asian/Indian would cope with the prob if socially assisted....'C' lol...what do y'all say?def.wierd
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Sorry guys, this is how the question was, not trying to offend anyone! Sorry if i did I will post up the answer soon!
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I am going with D.
No idea though.
Where is this question from and how are we supposed to find the answer?
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option E, none of the above is kinda creepy
the answer looks C, were it not for E
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I am going with D.
No idea though.
Where is this question from and how are we supposed to find the answer?
The source is from a booklet of questions that I have (it just says booklet A & booklet B). They're from a USMLE Based question book and its quite old...from 2003 but it has some really good, thought provoking questions so I read them and if they're worth it I post them on here to share with you guys
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The correct answer is D) A 70 year old male who lives alone.
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The correct answer is D) A 70 year old male who lives alone.
This cannot be true. Risk of suicide is the highest in males 65-75 and doubles if u live alone
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This cannot be true. Risk of suicide is the highest in males 65-75 and doubles if u live alone
Yeah when I was going over this question, C seemed to me like the best answer. From what I have it said that D is the correct answer although I think It might be C since your reasoning is correct. Elderly males do have the highest risk of suicide. The female in choice C) has some sort of assistance AND has a motive to not commit suicide i.e has 4 children. So in my opinion I would've gone with C) as well.

I'm not quite sure of this question. Any one else have any other answers or discussions why D might be wrong and any of the other options be correct?
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The source is from a booklet of questions that I have (it just says booklet A & booklet B). They're from a USMLE Based question book and its quite old...from 2003 but it has some really good, thought provoking questions so I read them and if they're worth it I post them on here to share with you guys

Is this where you get all these questions? Bec. I've always wanted to join question discussions, but I'm generally more comfortable when I know the source. I'm glad you specified it, I'll be able to join you guys now! Is it ok if you indicate after the question if you change your source? Thanks!
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Is this where you get all these questions? Bec. I've always wanted to join question discussions, but I'm generally more comfortable when I know the source. I'm glad you specified it, I'll be able to join you guys now! Is it ok if you indicate after the question if you change your source? Thanks!
Yes. The questions I've posted so far have come from only one of two sources .. and I've made sure to never post a NBME question!! I have posted 2-3 UW questions on here in which I had difficulties to get some help but that's about it! Sorry this question is sort of weird but since its answer didn't have any explanation I wanted to see what everyone would say and get a discussion going here!
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old ppl give up and accept their situation, and live in misery in it.
their way of coping?
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old ppl give up and accept their situation, and live in misery in it.
their way of coping?
Well, what do you think is the answer if not that and please explain.
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Well, what do you think is the answer if not that and please explain.
i guessed D. elderly dude
i chose this because i figured old people cope with bad situations by accepting them, meaning they are more prone to give up and live in misery than young people. especially when the young people have a family dependent on them.

i dont know, it was my backwards logic. and i got lucky with this one.

ive never read anywhere which situations are more likely to be coped than others, id be interested to know where i can find such information if anybody knows.

to me, this was one wacky question.
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I'm not quite sure of this question. Any one else have any other answers or discussions why D might be wrong and any of the other options be correct?
A and D are the least likely answers for me. I thought they have the least social support. They have no one to turn to.

The question stem says "in their respective problem", so in C, the "problem" there is more on financial and not a case of suicide risk. Unlike in the other choices, where the emphasis is emotional struggle. Having 4 kids and being in social assistance (is this food stamps?) aggravate the financial problem. I don't think it's C.

I think it's B... LOL!! It's just breaking-up... What's the big deal... Also, the choice didn't specify her "living condition" like unsupportive parents, being alone, etc. Hence, no "limiting" risk.

I didn't go for E bec. B is ok.

I don't see this type of question often. The stem asks which one is the "most" able to cope, but it gives us the option of "none of the above".
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Yes. The questions I've posted so far have come from only one of two sources .. and I've made sure to never post a NBME question!! I have posted 2-3 UW questions on here in which I had difficulties to get some help but that's about it! Sorry this question is sort of weird but since its answer didn't have any explanation I wanted to see what everyone would say and get a discussion going here!
Tons of thanks!! I'll be joining your question discussions from now on!

Nah, it's ok. Questions usually have glitches.
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to me, this was one wacky question.
I agree with you on that one! I haven't come across such questions in any qbanks either so I doubt they would ask such a thing. But it was interesting anyways
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