Bipolar Disorder Trivia Facts: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    What Type of episode is someone experiencing when they are on a high and are very talkative?

    • A.

      Mania

    • B.

      Depression

    • C.

      Psychopathic

    • D.

      Television

    Correct Answer
    A. Mania
    Explanation
    When someone is experiencing a high state and is very talkative, it is likely that they are experiencing a manic episode. Mania is a symptom of bipolar disorder, characterized by an elevated mood, increased energy levels, racing thoughts, and excessive talking. During a manic episode, individuals may feel euphoric, have a decreased need for sleep, engage in impulsive behaviors, and have difficulty focusing. This state is opposite to depression, which is characterized by low mood and energy levels. "Psychopathic" and "television" are unrelated to the symptoms described in the question.

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  • 2. 

    What type of episode is someone experiencing when they are very sad and want to be alone?

    • A.

      Psychopathic

    • B.

      Mania

    • C.

      Television

    • D.

      Depression

    Correct Answer
    D. Depression
    Explanation
    When someone is very sad and wants to be alone, they are likely experiencing a depressive episode. Depression is a mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, and a desire to withdraw from social interactions. During a depressive episode, individuals often experience low mood, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, changes in appetite or sleep patterns, and feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness. Wanting to be alone can be a common coping mechanism for individuals with depression as they may feel overwhelmed by social interactions and prefer solitude to process their emotions.

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  • 3. 

    What is called when someone can not distinguish between what's real and what is not?

    • A.

      A tumour

    • B.

      A dream

    • C.

      A psychopathic episode

    • D.

      An episode of mania

    Correct Answer
    C. A psychopathic episode
    Explanation
    A psychopathic episode refers to a state where an individual is unable to differentiate between reality and fantasy. During such episodes, the person may experience delusions, hallucinations, and have a distorted perception of reality. This condition is often associated with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or psychotic disorders.

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  • 4. 

    Do people with bipolar disorder have trouble socializing?

    • A.

      Yes, they can't talk to anyone

    • B.

      No, they socialize normally

    Correct Answer
    B. No, they socialize normally
    Explanation
    People with bipolar disorder do not necessarily have trouble socializing. While they may experience mood swings and periods of depression or mania, it does not mean that they are unable to engage in social interactions. Bipolar disorder affects individuals differently, and some may face challenges in social situations, but many are able to socialize normally with appropriate support and treatment.

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  • 5. 

    How does tobacco use affect people with bipolar disorder?

    • A.

      They are more likely to smoke

    • B.

      Smoking is more likely to kill them

    • C.

      They can't smoke, it messes with their mood

    • D.

      It causes psychopathic episodes

    Correct Answer
    A. They are more likely to smoke
    Explanation
    People with bipolar disorder are more likely to smoke because tobacco use can temporarily alleviate their mood symptoms. Nicotine in cigarettes has mood-altering effects, providing a short-term sense of calm or pleasure. This may lead individuals with bipolar disorder to rely on smoking as a coping mechanism. However, smoking can have detrimental effects on their overall health, exacerbating the risks associated with bipolar disorder and potentially leading to other serious health issues.

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  • 6. 

    What is pregnancy or having a child more likely to do to a women who has bipolar disorder?

    • A.

      Have a higher risk of hospital admission after pregnancy

    • B.

      Increase severity of mood swings

    • C.

      Have a higher risk for having a recurrent episode

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Pregnancy or having a child is more likely to have multiple effects on women with bipolar disorder. Firstly, they have a higher risk of hospital admission after pregnancy, possibly due to the challenges of managing their mental health while caring for a newborn. Secondly, pregnancy can increase the severity of mood swings, which are already a characteristic of bipolar disorder. Lastly, women with bipolar disorder are at a higher risk for having a recurrent episode, indicating that pregnancy may exacerbate their condition. Overall, all of these outcomes are likely to occur in women with bipolar disorder who become pregnant or have a child.

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  • 7. 

    Is weight gain a problem for people with bipolar disorder?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Weight gain can be a problem for people with bipolar disorder due to various factors. Medications commonly used to treat bipolar disorder, such as mood stabilizers and antipsychotics, can cause weight gain as a side effect. Additionally, individuals with bipolar disorder may experience changes in appetite and eating patterns during manic or depressive episodes, leading to weight fluctuations. Furthermore, lifestyle factors such as emotional eating, sedentary behavior, and poor sleep quality can contribute to weight gain in individuals with bipolar disorder. Therefore, weight gain can indeed be a problem for people with bipolar disorder.

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  • 8. 

    People who have bipolar disorder are more likely to have.....

    • A.

      Alzheimer's

    • B.

      Eczema

    • C.

      Strep throat

    • D.

      Heart diease

    Correct Answer
    D. Heart diease
    Explanation
    People who have bipolar disorder are more likely to have heart disease. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings, including periods of depression and mania. Research has shown a link between bipolar disorder and an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease. This may be due to various factors, including lifestyle choices, medication side effects, and shared genetic and physiological factors. It is important for individuals with bipolar disorder to monitor their cardiovascular health and adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of heart disease.

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  • 9. 

    What type of therapy was discovered in the 1930's?

    • A.

      Talk therapy

    • B.

      Electroconvulsive therapy

    • C.

      Medication

    • D.

      Psych therapy

    Correct Answer
    B. Electroconvulsive therapy
    Explanation
    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was discovered in the 1930s as a treatment for mental illnesses. It involves passing electric currents through the brain to induce controlled seizures, which can help alleviate symptoms of severe depression, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric conditions. ECT is typically used when other treatments, such as medication or talk therapy, have not been effective. It remains a controversial treatment due to its potential side effects, but it has also been shown to be beneficial for some patients.

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  • 10. 

    Who is bipolar more common in?

    • A.

      Children, especially females

    • B.

      Children, especially males

    • C.

      Adults, especially females

    • D.

      Adults, especially males

    Correct Answer
    C. Adults, especially females
    Explanation
    Bipolar disorder is more common in adults, especially females. This mental health condition is characterized by extreme mood swings, including periods of mania and depression. While it can affect individuals of any age or gender, studies have shown that bipolar disorder is more prevalent in adults, with women being at a slightly higher risk than men. The exact reasons for this gender and age disparity are not fully understood, but hormonal and genetic factors are believed to play a role in the development of bipolar disorder in females, particularly during adulthood.

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