What's Wrong With My Co-worker?

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Whats Wrong With My Co-worker? - Quiz

Have you observed any health issues at your workplace? If you keep thinking about what's wrong with my co-worker, take this quiz, and see what could be the reasons. We'll give you the symptoms, and you tell us what the problem is — remember, your co-worker could be suffering something physical or mental. This quiz will help you check your knowledge and update it if you miss out on some questions. You can check whether you are wrong or right about your observations on health issues.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    One of your colleagues is frequently absent, irritable, and unproductive. What is this person suffering from?

    • A.

      Adult ADHD

    • B.

      Depression

    • C.

      Autism

    • D.

      Personality Disorder

    Correct Answer
    B. Depression
    Explanation
    The person is likely suffering from depression because the symptoms described, such as frequent absences, irritability, and decreased productivity, are commonly associated with this mental health condition. Depression can cause a lack of motivation and interest in activities, leading to decreased productivity and irritability. It can also affect a person's energy levels, making them feel tired and unable to perform well at work.

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  • 2. 

    If you observe yawning, hot ears, and nausea in your teammate. It could be the symptoms of what?

    • A.

      Migraine prodrome

    • B.

      Cluster headaches

    • C.

      Insulin shock

    • D.

      Heart attack

    Correct Answer
    A. Migraine prodrome
    Explanation
    The symptoms described, including yawning, hot ears, and nausea, are commonly associated with migraine prodrome. Migraine prodrome refers to the early warning signs that occur before the onset of a migraine headache. These symptoms can vary from person to person but often include fatigue, mood changes, and gastrointestinal disturbances. Yawning is a common symptom during this phase, and nausea and hot ears can also occur. Cluster headaches, insulin shock, and heart attack do not typically present with these specific symptoms.

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  • 3. 

    Your colleague has a habit of ice-chewing. It is often a sign of what condition?

    • A.

      Dehydration

    • B.

      Iron deficiency

    • C.

      Parasites

    • D.

      Stomach infection

    Correct Answer
    B. Iron deficiency
    Explanation
    Ice-chewing, also known as pagophagia, is often a sign of iron deficiency. This condition, known as pica, is characterized by cravings for non-food substances such as ice, dirt, or clay. Iron deficiency can lead to a decrease in the production of red blood cells, causing a condition called iron-deficiency anemia. This can result in unusual cravings for ice or other non-food items. Therefore, the habit of ice-chewing is often associated with iron deficiency.

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  • 4. 

    Your co-worker is sick with norovirus. Which is not a symptom?

    • A.

      Severe diarrhea

    • B.

      Severe vomiting

    • C.

      Stomach cramps

    • D.

      Sore throat

    Correct Answer
    D. Sore throat
    Explanation
    Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that primarily affects the gastrointestinal system. It commonly causes symptoms such as severe diarrhea, severe vomiting, and stomach cramps. However, a sore throat is not typically associated with norovirus. This symptom is more commonly seen in illnesses such as the common cold or strep throat. Therefore, sore throat is not a symptom of norovirus.

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  • 5. 

    When an employee is unable to follow instructions, meet deadlines and get along with others. Which disorder could be the reason for this?

    • A.

      Social Anxiety Disorder

    • B.

      Amnesia

    • C.

      ADHD

    • D.

      Autism

    Correct Answer
    C. ADHD
    Explanation
    ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, could be the reason for an employee's inability to follow instructions, meet deadlines, and get along with others. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a person's ability to pay attention, control impulsive behavior, and regulate hyperactivity. These symptoms can significantly impact an individual's organizational skills, time management, and social interactions, leading to difficulties in following instructions, meeting deadlines, and getting along with others in a work setting.

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  • 6. 

    You observe that one of your colleagues seems to have a tic. What symptoms did you observe?

    • A.

      Repeating words

    • B.

      Throat cleaning

    • C.

      Both 

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Both 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Both". The explanation for this answer is that the question states that you observe that one of your colleagues seems to have a tic. The symptoms mentioned in the options are repeating words and throat cleaning. Both of these symptoms are commonly associated with tics, which are sudden, repetitive, involuntary movements or sounds. Therefore, if you observe both of these symptoms in your colleague, it is likely that they have a tic.

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  • 7. 

    What type of anxiety does your colleague have if they get sweaty and sometimes a bit shaky also before delivering the presentations?

    • A.

      Obsessive-compulsive disorder

    • B.

      Social anxiety disorder

    • C.

      Generalized anxiety disorder

    • D.

      ADHD

    Correct Answer
    B. Social anxiety disorder
    Explanation
    The correct answer is social anxiety disorder. This is because the symptoms described, such as sweating and shaking before delivering presentations, are commonly associated with social anxiety disorder. People with this disorder often experience intense fear or anxiety in social situations, including public speaking. They may worry about being embarrassed or judged by others, leading to physical symptoms like sweating and shaking. Obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and ADHD are not specifically characterized by these symptoms in social situations.

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  • 8. 

    You saw a new intern washes hands a lot — and it means excessively. What do you think is the problem?

    • A.

      OCD

    • B.

      PTSD

    • C.

      PMS

    • D.

      ADHD

    Correct Answer
    A. OCD
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the excessive handwashing behavior exhibited by the new intern suggests that the problem may be OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). OCD is a mental health disorder characterized by uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and behaviors, often centered around cleanliness, order, and hygiene. The intern's frequent handwashing could be a manifestation of their obsessive thoughts and the need to perform repetitive actions to alleviate anxiety or distress.

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  • 9. 

    You see your co-worker with red, itchy, and pus-filled eyes. Which highly-contagious infection causes this?

    • A.

      Pterygium

    • B.

      Blepharitis

    • C.

      Stye

    • D.

      Conjunctivitis

    Correct Answer
    D. Conjunctivitis
    Explanation
    The symptoms described - red, itchy, and pus-filled eyes - are characteristic of conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious infection that causes inflammation of the conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria, allergies, or irritants.

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  • 10. 

    One of your work BFFs gets furious and aggressive just before her period. It seems to be way more extreme than PMS to you. What do you think it could be?

    • A.

      It is PMS only.

    • B.

      PMDD

    • C.

      Cancer

    • D.

      Migraine

    Correct Answer
    B. PMDD
    Explanation
    PMDD stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, which is a severe form of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). While PMS symptoms are relatively mild and manageable, PMDD symptoms are more intense and can include severe mood swings, irritability, anger, and aggression. These symptoms occur in the week or two before menstruation and significantly impact the individual's daily life and relationships. Therefore, PMDD is a more accurate explanation for the extreme mood changes experienced by the work BFF, rather than regular PMS.

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