Mental Disorders Quiz

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

How are mental disorders best treated?
medical intervention and psychotherapy
shock therapy
psychotherapy alone
there is no treatment
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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.

Which of the following symptoms do autistic children often display?
hearing loss
poor communication and social interaction skills
severe bruising
spontaneous sleep
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People with autism spectrum disorders exhibit problems with communication and social interaction.Â


At what age is autism usually noticed?
by age 3
before birth
by 6 months
about age 12
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Autism spectrum disorders begin before the age of 3 years and last throughout a person's life, although symptoms may improve over time.

Which is NOT a symptom of schizophrenia?
catatonic behavior
ability to solve difficult math problems
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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.

What does a person with bipolar disorder experience?
extreme shifts in body temperature from hot to cold
mood swings from one extreme to another
sexual attraction to both men and women
menopausal and premenstrual symptoms
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Bipolar is one of several mood disorders in which the emotions swing from abnormally high (manic) to dangerously low (depressive).


Which of the following mental disorders can be treated with medication and therapy?
bipolar disorder
panic disorder
all of the above
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Most mental disorders can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy.

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

What anxiety disorder do many war veterans suffer from?
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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.


What is OCD?
a fear of open and closing doors
abuse of over-the-counter drugs
occupational control disorder
obsessive-compulsive disorder
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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.

Which is NOT a symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
lack of focus
fidgety behavior
impulsive behavior
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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.

What is one cause of ADHD in children?
premature birth
too much sugar
too much TV
chocolate and caffeine during mother's pregnancy
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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.


Why do many women suffer from eating disorders?
They are afraid of growing up.
They have complex biological and psychological problems.
They want to impress others with how skinny they can be.
They like how they look.
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Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder are rooted in complex biological and psychological causes, including depression and anxiety.

Which is NOT a sign of an eating disorder?
eating only orange foods (carrots, cheese curls, oranges)
excessive exercise
use of laxatives
obsession with food
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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.

What mental illness do many criminals suffer from?
anexoria nervosa
split personality disorder
avoidant personality disorder
antisocial personality disorder
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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.


What do people with borderline personality disorder experience?
They usually do not cross the boundary of their yard.
They are unstable and impulsive.
They have trouble determining their sexual preference.
They have very strong feelings about immigration reform.
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Borderline personality disorder causes people to be unstable and impulsive, resulting in suicide threats or attempts.

Which phobia is the fear of heights?
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Some common fears are thunderstorms (astraphobia,) heights (acrophobia,) animals (agrizoophobia,) or blood (hemophobia.)

The movie 'The Deer Hunter' deals with which mental disorder?
post-traumatic stress disorder
fear of animals
fear of blood
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a terrifying experience, such as combat.


Among what group of people are mood disorders found more often?
Single people without a 'significant other'
the poor
the wealthy
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Mood disorders can be found across all races and social classes, but are more common among single people without a 'significant other.'

How can people with with mood disorders find relief?
ignoring the problem and hoping it will go away
anti-depressant medications and psychotherapy
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People with mood disorders benefit from a regimen of antidepressant medications and psychotherapy.

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