Test Your Mental Illness Knowledge

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Mental Illness Quizzes & Trivia
This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of mental illness. There is only one right answer for each question. Please answer based on your existing knowledge of mental illness without the use of other resources.

  
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  • 1. 
    Mental health is defined as:
    • A. 

      A constant feeling of contentment

    • B. 

      Striking a balance in all aspects of your life - social, physical, spiritual, economic, mental

    • C. 

      Achieving a period of 12-18 months without a psychotic episode


  • 2. 
    Mental illness is:
    • A. 

      A single, rare disorder

    • B. 

      A broad classification for many disorders


  • 3. 
    Who is most likely to get a mental disease?
    • A. 

      Poor, uneducated people

    • B. 

      People with stressful jobs

    • C. 

      Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of intelligence, social class or income level.


  • 4. 
    Mental illness is caused by:
    • A. 

      Personal weakness or frailty

    • B. 

      It is hereditary

    • C. 

      Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of intelligence, social class or income level.


  • 5. 
    Violence is often associated with mental illness - true or false?
    • A. 

      True: the general public is often more at risk

    • B. 

      False: people with mental illness are more likely to be the victims, rather than the perpetrators of violence


  • 6. 
    Depression and bipolar disease are collectively known as:
    • A. 

      Anxiety disorders

    • B. 

      Mood disorders

    • C. 

      Personality disorders


  • 7. 
    Panic attacks and phobias are collectively known as:
    • A. 

      Pan-phobic disorders

    • B. 

      Anxiety disorders

    • C. 

      Fear-based conditions


  • 8. 
    SAD stands for:
    • A. 

      Simple Anxiety Defect

    • B. 

      It is a short form for 'sadness'

    • C. 

      Seasonal Affective Disorder, a type of depression that follows a seasonal pattern


  • 9. 
    Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are mental illnesses - true or false?
    • A. 

      True: these are eating disorders where food issues mask mental health problems

    • B. 

      False: intense dieters are just looking for attention


  • 10. 
    Eating disorders are not dangerous - true or false?
    • A. 

      True: a change in diet will solve the problem

    • B. 

      False: left untreated, eating disorders have a high risk of mental and physical illnesses that can cause death


  • 11. 
    Schizophrenia refers to:
    • A. 

      A mental illness that results in split personality

    • B. 

      A mental illness with symptoms that include hallucinations, delusions, social withdrawal and thought disorders


  • 12. 
    Post-traumatic stress disorder is:
    • A. 

      A one-time reaction to a very difficult experience

    • B. 

      A recurring anxiety disorder resulting from the trauma of an unexpected, shattering event


  • 13. 
    A phobia is:
    • A. 

      A strong dislike of some thing or some activity

    • B. 

      An irrational, illogical fear that has a powerful intrusive effect on a person's life


  • 14. 
    The two main types of phobias are:
    • A. 

      Agoraphobia and arachnophobia

    • B. 

      Specific phobia and social phobia


  • 15. 
    Social phobia is:
    • A. 

      An excessive fear of social or performance situations

    • B. 

      A resistance to gatherings of more than 5 people

    • C. 

      A dislike of hosting social get-togethers


  • 16. 
    Eating disorders only affect women:
    • A. 

      True: women are more vulnerable to media images of thin females

    • B. 

      False: men develop eating disorders, too, though in smaller numbers than women


  • 17. 
    Agoraphobia is:
    • A. 

      Fear of the supermarket

    • B. 

      Fear of the outdoors

    • C. 

      Fear of being in places or situations which would be difficult to escape from


  • 18. 
    What is cognitive-behaviour therapy, or CBT?
    • A. 

      A form of treatment for some mental illnesses which includes exposure therapy and anxiety management training

    • B. 

      Lectures that provide people with detailed information about their mental illness and how they should behave


  • 19. 
    Clinical depression is:
    • A. 

      Sadness or disappointment

    • B. 

      Depression brought on by frequent trips to a hospital or dental clinic

    • C. 

      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:
    • A. 

      The sleep deprivation suffered by many parents in the first few months caring for a new baby

    • B. 

      A severe depression affecting new mothers that can last for some months after childbirth


  • 21. 
    "Manic" depression is also known as:
    • A. 

      The highs and lows

    • B. 

      Bipolar affective disorder

    • C. 

      The blues


  • 22. 
    Stigma refers to:
    • A. 

      A plan of treatment agreed to by patient and doctor

    • B. 

      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?
    • A. 

      True: You could put the thought into the mind of a vulnerable person

    • B. 

      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?
    • A. 

      True: mental illness is always a life sentence

    • B. 

      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:
    • A. 

      Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD

    • B. 

      Repetitive syndrome

    • C. 

      Panic disorder


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