Mental Disorders Quiz

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There are several mental disorders, and many people you know suffer from them. Check out this mental disorders quiz and see how much you know about how they affect those who suffer from them.

In developed nations, what medical condition is diagnosed most?

In developed countries, mental illness is more prevalent than cancer, heart disease and, of course, Lyme disease.

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How are mental disorders best treated?

Treatment for mental illness or mental disorders is often found in the form of a pill, but the ideal cure also includes psychosocial therapies and support.

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Which of the following symptoms do autistic children often display?

People with autism spectrum disorders exhibit problems with communication and social interaction.Â

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At what age is autism usually noticed?

Autism spectrum disorders begin before the age of 3 years and last throughout a person's life, although symptoms may improve over time.

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Which is NOT a symptom of schizophrenia?

To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, patients must have two of the five symptoms, which are: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior and emotional flatness.

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What does a person with bipolar disorder experience?

Bipolar is one of several mood disorders in which the emotions swing from abnormally high (manic) to dangerously low (depressive).

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Which of the following mental disorders can be treated with medication and therapy?

Most mental disorders can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy.

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Agoraphobia is the fear of ______ .

Agoraphobia is a fear of open spaces. One-third of those who suffer from the disorder avoid normal activities and become housebound.

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What anxiety disorder do many war veterans suffer from?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a terrifying experience that produced a threat of physical injury or in which the patient felt fear, horror or helplessness. It occurs most often in combat survivors.

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What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a combination of reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and repeated actions (compulsions) that a person performs with the belief that it gives him or her control.

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Which is NOT a symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a common childhood disorder, is usually diagnosed in extremely active children who have difficulty staying focused and controlling their behavior.

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What is one cause of ADHD in children?

Genetics put some children at risk, but experts believe other causes may be brain injury, environmental exposure (lead), alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, premature delivery and low birth weight.

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Why do many women suffer from eating disorders?

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder are rooted in complex biological and psychological causes, including depression and anxiety.

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Which is NOT a sign of an eating disorder?

An eating disorder is present when a person experiences severe disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme reduction of food intake or extreme overeating, or feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape.

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What mental illness do many criminals suffer from?

Antisocial personality disorder refers to people who do not follow the rules of society and have little regard for the feelings of others. They often display criminal behavior and show no remorse.

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What do people with borderline personality disorder experience?

Borderline personality disorder causes people to be unstable and impulsive, resulting in suicide threats or attempts.

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Which phobia is the fear of heights?

Some common fears are thunderstorms (astraphobia,) heights (acrophobia,) animals (agrizoophobia,) or blood (hemophobia.)

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The movie 'The Deer Hunter' deals with which mental disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a terrifying experience, such as combat.

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Among what group of people are mood disorders found more often?

Mood disorders can be found across all races and social classes, but are more common among single people without a 'significant other.'

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How can people with with mood disorders find relief?

People with mood disorders benefit from a regimen of antidepressant medications and psychotherapy.

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