Do You Now About Anxiety Disorder

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Anxiety Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

We are living in a world where mental health is being treated with a lot more respect than ever before, but that means we all need to do our parts to educate ourselves on the symptoms, so we can identify them when one of us or our peers begin to show the signs. Let’s start with anxiety!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The system used by psychologists to classify psychological disorders is the
    • A. 

      APA clinical handbook

    • B. 

      Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-IV)

    • C. 

      Physicians desk reference

    • D. 

      Encyclopedia of psychological disorders

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is not one of the three most common types of psychological disorders?
    • A. 

      Mood disorders

    • B. 

      Schizophrenia

    • C. 

      Substance use disorders

    • D. 

      Anxiety disorders

  • 3. 
    Anxiety disorders are a class of psychological disorders characterized by
    • A. 

      Emotional disturbances of varied kinds that may spill over to disrupt physical, perceptual, social, and thought processes

    • B. 

      Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and deterioration of adaptive behavior

    • C. 

      Physical ailments that cannot be fully explained by organic conditions

    • D. 

      Feelings of excessive apprehension and worry

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not an anxiety disorder?
    • A. 

      Post-traumatic stress disorder

    • B. 

      Hypochondriasis

    • C. 

      Excessive-complusive disorder

    • D. 

      Phobic disorder

  • 5. 
    The anxiety disorder that is characterized by a chronic high level of anxiety that is exhibited by constant worry and is often associated with physical symptoms such as heart palpitations and muscle tension is
    • A. 

      OCD

    • B. 

      Major depressive disorder

    • C. 

      Generalized anxiety disorder

    • D. 

      Panic disorder

  • 6. 
    Paralyzing attacks of overwhelming anxiety along with physical symptoms that may occur at any time are characteristic of
    • A. 

      Panic disorder

    • B. 

      Schizophrenic disorder

    • C. 

      Phobic disorder

    • D. 

      Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • 7. 
    Maria is afraid to leave her home to go shopping or to even go to work. She avoids all public places. Most likely Maria has
    • A. 

      Agoraphobia

    • B. 

      OCD

    • C. 

      Generalized anxiety disorder

    • D. 

      Bipolar disorder

  • 8. 
    Post-traumatic stress disorder is characterized by
    • A. 

      Recurrent, sudden, and unexpected attacks of overwhelming anxiety

    • B. 

      Enduring psychological disturbances attributed to the experience of a major traumatic event

    • C. 

      A chronic high level of anxiety

    • D. 

      A persistent and irrational fear of an object or stimulation

  • 9. 
    Typically and individual who has which of the following anxiety disorders would be most successful in controlling her anxiety?
    • A. 

      Post-traumatic stress disorder

    • B. 

      Panic disorder

    • C. 

      Generalized anxiety disorder

    • D. 

      Phobic disorder

  • 10. 
    Seligman's concept of preparedness best accounts for the development of
    • A. 

      Post-traumatic stress disorder

    • B. 

      OCD

    • C. 

      An elevator phobia

    • D. 

      A spider phobia

  • 11. 
    The cognitive approach to explaining the idealogical of anxiety disorders maintains that people who are more likely to develop anxiety disorders tend to do all the following except
    • A. 

      Focus excessive attention on perceived threats

    • B. 

      Have a pessimistic explanatory style

    • C. 

      Selectively recall information that seems threatening

    • D. 

      Misinterpret harmless situations as threatening

  • 12. 
    Mood disorders are a class of psychological disorders characterized by
    • A. 

      Emotional disturbances of varied kinds that may spill over to disrupt physical, perceptual, social, and thought processes

    • B. 

      Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and deterioration of adaptive behavior

    • C. 

      Physical ailments that cannot be fully explained by organic conditions

    • D. 

      Feelings of excessive apprehension and worry

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a mood disorder?
    • A. 

      Fugue

    • B. 

      Bipolar disorder

    • C. 

      Panic disorder

    • D. 

      Conversion disorder

  • 14. 
    The psychological disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and despair and a loss of interest in previous sources of pleasure is
    • A. 

      Fugue

    • B. 

      Major depressive disorder

    • C. 

      Generalized anxiety disorder

    • D. 

      Bipolar disorder

  • 15. 
    People who display relatively mild symptoms of chronic depression are most likely to be given a diagnosis of 
    • A. 

      Major depressive disorder

    • B. 

      Dysthymic disorder

    • C. 

      Cyclothymic disorder

    • D. 

      Minor depressive disorder

  • 16. 
    The psychological disorder characterized by separate episodes of depression and mania is
    • A. 

      Bipolar disorder

    • B. 

      Post-traumatic stress disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophrenic disorder

    • D. 

      Major depressive disorder

  • 17. 
    Research concerning the etiology of mood disorders suggests that the influence of genetic factors 
    • A. 

      Is stronger for bipolar disorder than for major depressive disorder

    • B. 

      Is stronger for major depressive disorder than for bipolar disorder

    • C. 

      Is equally strong for major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder

    • D. 

      Is not associated with bipolar disorder

  • 18. 
    Mood disorders have been associated with abnormal levels of the neurotransmittors 
    • A. 

      GABA and serotonin

    • B. 

      Serotonin and norepinephrine

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine and dopamine

    • D. 

      Dopamine and GABA

  • 19. 
    Recent research has revealed that the __________ is about 8-10% smaller in depressed individuals compared to non-depressed individuals.
    • A. 

      Prefrontal cortex

    • B. 

      Hypothalamus

    • C. 

      Hippocampus

    • D. 

      Corpus colosseum

  • 20. 
    Inadequate social skills, and therefore a decrease in the sources of social support, have been suggested as factors that contribute to the development of 
    • A. 

      Anxiety disorders

    • B. 

      Dissociative disorders

    • C. 

      Schizophrenic disorders

    • D. 

      Depressive disorders

  • 21. 
    Schizophrenic disorders are a class of psychological disorders characterized by 
    • A. 

      Emotional disturbances of varied kinds that may spill over to disrupt physical, perceptual, social, and thought processes

    • B. 

      Delusions, hallucinations,. disorganized speech, and deterioration of adaptive behavior

    • C. 

      Physical ailments that cannot be fully explained by organic conditions

    • D. 

      Feelings of excessive apprehension and worry

  • 22. 
    The central feature or symptom of schizophrenic disorders involves 
    • A. 

      Disturbed or irrational thought processes

    • B. 

      An absence of or flattening of emotions

    • C. 

      Hallucinations

    • D. 

      Noticeable deterioration in the quality of routine functioning and work, social relations, and personal care

  • 23. 
    It is fairly typical for an individual with a schizophrenic disorder to exhibit
    • A. 

      Inappropriate emotions

    • B. 

      A lack of or flattening of emotions

    • C. 

      Either a lack of or inappropriate emotions

    • D. 

      At times a lack of emotions and at other times inappropriate emotions

  • 24. 
    According to a recent approach to describing subtypes of schizophrenic disorders, an individual experiencing hallucinations, delusions, and hyperactive behavior would be said to exhibit
    • A. 

      Negative symptoms

    • B. 

      Positive symptoms

    • C. 

      Perceptual symptoms

    • D. 

      Behavioral symptoms

  • 25. 
    Research concerning the etiology of schizophrenic disorders has implicated excessive activity of the neurotransmitter(s)
    • A. 

      Dopamine

    • B. 

      GABA

    • C. 

      Norepinephrine

    • D. 

      Serotonin and epinephrine

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