Test Your Mental Illness Knowledge

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Do you know what a mental really is and what the true effects are? Can you recognize the signs and be a part of the cure? The key to helping is understanding!

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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. Mental health is defined as:
a constant feeling of contentment
striking a balance in all aspects of your life - social, physical, spiritual, economic, mental
achieving a period of 12-18 months without a psychotic episode
4. Mental illness is:
a single, rare disorder
a broad classification for many disorders
5. Who is most likely to get a mental illness?
poor, uneducated people
people with stressful jobs
Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of intelligence, social class or income level
6. Depression and bipolar disease are collectively known as:
Anxiety disorders
Mood disorders
Personality disorders
7. Panic attacks and phobias are collectively known as:
Pan-phobic disorders
Anxiety disorders
Fear-based conditions
8. SAD stands for:
Simple Anxiety Defect
It is a short form for 'sadness'
Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that follows a seasonal pattern
9. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are mental illnesses - true or false?
True: these are eating disorders where food issues mask mental health problems
False: intense dieters are just looking for attention
10. Eating disorders are not dangerous - true or false?
True: a change in diet will solve the problem
False: left untreated, eating disorders have a high risk of mental and physical illnesses that can cause death
11. Schizophrenia refers to:
a mental illness that results in split personality
a mental illness with symptoms that include hallucinations, delusions, social withdrawal and thought disorders
12. Post-traumatic stress disorder is:
a one-time reaction to a very difficult experience
a recurring anxiety disorder resulting from the trauma of an unexpected, shattering event
13. Mental illness is caused by:
personal weakness or frailty
it is hereditary
Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of intelligence, social class or income level.
14. Violence is often associated with mental illness - true or false?
True: the general public is more often at risk
False: people with mental illness are more likely to be the victims, rather than the perpetrators of violence
15. A phobia is:
a strong dislike of some thing or some activity
an irrational, illogical fear that has a powerful intrusive effect on a person's life
16. The two main types of phobias are:
Agoraphobia and arachnophobia
Specific phobia and social phobia
17. Eating disorders only affect women:
True: women are more vulnerable to media images of thin females
False: men develop eating disorders, too, though in smaller numbers than women
18. What is cognitive-behaviour therapy, or CBT?
a form of treatment for some mental illnesses which includes exposure therapy and anxiety management training
lectures that provide people with detailed information about their mental illness and how they should behave
19. Clinical depression is:
sadness or disappointment
depression brought on by frequent trips to a hospital or dental clinic
severe feelings of worthlessness, sadness and emptiness that last for several weeks and begin to interfere with a person's work and social life
20. Postpartum depression is:
the sleep deprivation suffered by many parents in the first few months caring for a new baby
a severe depression affecting new mothers that can last for some months after childbirth
21. "Manic" depression is also known as:
the highs and lows
bipolar affective disorder
the blues
22. Stigma refers to:
a plan of treatment agreed to by patient and doctor
societal prejudice that can prevent people in need from speaking out or seeking help
23. You should never mention suicide to a depressed person - true or false?
True: You could put the thought into the mind of a vulnerable person
False: Just saying the word will not cause a person to attempt suicide
24. There is very limited treatment for mental illness - true or false?
True: mental illness is always a life sentence
False: a person's quality of life can be improved with treatments such as psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, medication, occupational therapy and social supports
25. The anxiety disorder involving persistent thoughts, ideas or images and repetitive behaviours is called:
obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD
repetitive syndrome
panic disorder

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