Do You Really Know About Depression And Suicide?

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According to the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Suicide is one of the top causes of death in the U. S., with rates rising across the country. Nearly 45,000 Americans died by suicide in 2016. This quiz has been developed to test your knowledge and assess you about the symptoms of Depression and Suicide. There is a list of 17 True and False questions. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A phobia is an intense fear about something that might be harmful (such as heights, snakes, etc.)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a phobia is indeed an intense fear of something that is perceived as harmful. Phobias can be specific, such as fear of heights or snakes, or they can be more general, such as social phobia or agoraphobia. These fears can cause significant distress and anxiety for individuals, often leading to avoidance behaviors. Treatment options such as therapy or medication can help individuals manage and overcome their phobias.

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  • 2. 

    Useful interventions for adolescent mental disorders include BOTH psychological and pharmacological treatment

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because effective interventions for adolescent mental disorders typically involve a combination of psychological and pharmacological treatments. Psychological treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help address underlying issues and develop coping strategies. Pharmacological treatments, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, may be prescribed when necessary to manage symptoms. The use of both approaches can provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to treating adolescent mental disorders.

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  • 3. 

    Mental distress can occur in someone who has a mental disorder.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Mental distress refers to a state of emotional or psychological suffering. It can manifest in various ways, such as anxiety, depression, or panic attacks. A mental disorder, on the other hand, is a clinically diagnosable condition that significantly impairs a person's thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Since mental disorders often involve symptoms of mental distress, it is reasonable to say that someone with a mental disorder can experience mental distress. Therefore, the statement "Mental distress can occur in someone who has a mental disorder" is true.

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  • 4. 

    The stigma against the mentally ill is uncommon in Canada.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the stigma against the mentally ill is uncommon in Canada. However, the correct answer is False. This implies that the stigma against the mentally ill is actually common in Canada.

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  • 5. 

    Substance abuse is commonly paired with a mental disorder.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Substance abuse often co-occurs with mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. This is known as a dual diagnosis or comorbidity. Individuals with mental disorders may turn to substance abuse as a way to self-medicate or alleviate their symptoms, while substance abuse can also contribute to the development or worsening of mental health issues. The relationship between substance abuse and mental disorders is complex and requires integrated treatment approaches to address both conditions simultaneously.

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  • 6. 

    The most common mental disorders in teenage girls are eating disorders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    The statement "The most common mental disorders in teenage girls are eating disorders" is false. While eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are prevalent among teenage girls, they are not the most common mental disorders. Other mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also affect teenage girls. Therefore, it is incorrect to claim that eating disorders are the most common mental disorders in teenage girls.

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  • 7. 

    The stresses of being a teenager are a major factor leading to adolescent suicide.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    The statement is false because while the stresses of being a teenager can contribute to mental health issues, they are not the sole or major factor leading to adolescent suicide. There are multiple complex factors involved in suicide, including underlying mental health conditions, family dynamics, social pressures, and access to means. It is important to address and support teenagers in managing their stress, but it is not the only determinant of suicide risk.

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  • 8. 

    Three of the strongest risk factors for teen suicide are a romantic breakup, conflict with parents, and school failure.

    • A.

      True 

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the question asks for the strongest risk factors for teen suicide, but the answer does not provide any information about the actual strongest risk factors. It only mentions three possible risk factors without specifying their strength. Therefore, the answer does not accurately address the question.

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  • 9. 

    Schizophrenia is a split personality.

    • A.

      True 

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    Schizophrenia is not a split personality disorder. It is a complex mental disorder characterized by a disintegration of thought processes and emotional responsiveness. People with schizophrenia may experience hallucinations, delusions, and cognitive impairments, but it does not involve having multiple personalities or identities. The term "split personality" is often used incorrectly to describe schizophrenia, but it is important to understand that they are not the same thing.

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  • 10. 

    A depressed mood that includes a drop in school grades and lasts for a month or longer in a teenager is very common and should not be confused with a clinical Depression that may require professional help

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a depressed mood in a teenager that includes a drop in school grades and lasts for a month or longer should not be considered as very common and should not be confused with clinical depression. In fact, such symptoms may be indicative of clinical depression and may require professional help.

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  • 11. 

    A Generalized Anxiety Disorder usually arises from being burned out by stressful events

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Generalized Anxiety Disorder typically develops as a result of being overwhelmed and exhausted by various stressful events. This condition is characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry and anxiety about everyday situations. The individual may feel constantly on edge and struggle to relax or concentrate. Therefore, it is true that Generalized Anxiety Disorder often stems from being burned out by stressful events.

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  • 12. 

    Diet, exercise and establishing a regular sleep cycle are all effective treatments for many mental disorders in teenagers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because while diet, exercise, and regular sleep can contribute to overall mental well-being, they are not considered standalone treatments for mental disorders in teenagers. Mental disorders often require a comprehensive approach that may include therapy, medication, and other interventions tailored to the specific disorder. While a healthy lifestyle can support mental health, it is not sufficient to treat mental disorders on its own.

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  • 13. 

    Anorexia nervosa is very common in teenage girls.

    • A.

      True 

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    Anorexia nervosa is not very common in teenage girls. While anorexia nervosa can occur in teenage girls, it is not accurate to say that it is very common. Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that can affect individuals of any age and gender, although it is more commonly associated with adolescent girls. However, the prevalence of anorexia nervosa varies and is not considered to be "very common" among teenage girls.

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  • 14. 

    Bipolar Disorder is another name for manic depressive illness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bipolar Disorder is indeed another name for manic depressive illness. This mental health condition is characterized by extreme mood swings, ranging from manic episodes of elevated mood, energy, and activity levels to depressive episodes of low mood, decreased energy, and feelings of hopelessness. People with bipolar disorder often experience periods of stability in between these episodes. The term "bipolar" refers to the two opposite poles of mood, mania and depression, that individuals with this disorder can experience. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    The panic attacks that occur as part of Panic Disorder usually come “out of the blue”.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Panic attacks that occur as part of Panic Disorder often come "out of the blue" without any apparent trigger or warning. This means that they can happen unexpectedly and without any specific cause or reason. This is a characteristic feature of Panic Disorder, where individuals experience sudden and intense episodes of fear or discomfort. These panic attacks can be debilitating and may lead to a fear of future attacks, causing individuals to avoid certain situations or places.

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  • 16. 

    Depression affects about 2 per cent of people in North America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Depression does not affect about 2 percent of people in North America. The given statement is incorrect. Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects a significant portion of the population worldwide, including North America. The prevalence of depression varies, but it is estimated that around 7-8 percent of adults in the United States alone experience depression in any given year. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 17. 

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is equally common in boys and girls.

    • A.

      True 

    • B.

      False 

    Correct Answer
    B. False 
    Explanation
    ADHD is not equally common in boys and girls. Research has shown that boys are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. This may be due to differences in symptom presentation, as girls with ADHD tend to exhibit more internalizing symptoms, such as inattentiveness, rather than the more noticeable hyperactive and impulsive behaviors typically associated with ADHD. Additionally, societal and cultural factors may contribute to underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of ADHD in girls.

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