Mental Health And Social care - Qp5

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Mental Health Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    The prescription of medication for mental health problems aims to alter brain chemistry 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Radiography is a contentious treatment, partly as it is not known why it appears to work for some people and partly because of its frightening image.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Psychosurgery involves the removal of brain tissue. Due to the inherent dangers of operating on the brain, psychosurgery is seldom used today
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Identify some of the benefits of psychotherapy Select four
    • A. 

      Numerous surveys of service users' views show that they rate "talking treatments" highly

    • B. 

      It makes people feel good

    • C. 

      The psychotherapies take underlying problems into account

    • D. 

      It involves more parties

    • E. 

      Research demonstrates that psychological vulnerability contributes to the development of mental health problems

    • F. 

      Art, drama and music therapy allow access to people who would find verbal expression of their thoughts and feelings difficult.

  • 5. 
    A range of complementary and alternative therapies are now available and a growing number of people are consulting practitioners of non-orthodox therapies to help them cope with their mental health problems. Select three
    • A. 

      St John's Wort is an herbal remedy which has a track record in alleviating the symptoms of mild depression

    • B. 

      Alovera reduces tensions and rages

    • C. 

      Betel nuts and fish oils – research from New Zealand suggests that they have a similar effect to anti-psychotic medication, but without significant side effects

    • D. 

      Massage, aroma-therapy and reflexology – appear to reduce symptoms of tension and anxiety and can reduce some of the side effects of medication

  • 6. 
    Self help and self management techniques. A number of important themes emerge from an exploration of self help. Select three
    • A. 

      "Psychosis seminars" offer an opportunity for service users, carers and mental health professionals to come together as equals to explore different meanings of psychosis and to share techniques that work

    • B. 

      The techniques are based on service users' shared experiences of what has worked for them. Self help groups for people who self harm have been influential in exploring issues such as safe ways of cutting

    • C. 

      Ways of committing suicide

    • D. 

      They give permission to service users to take some control over the symptoms of their mental ill health. For example people who hear voices may allocate time to speak to the voices and thereby reduce the impact of the voices on their lives

    • E. 

      Partying

  • 7. 
    Psycho-social education is a family based approach, developed initially in relation to families with a member diagnosed with schizophrenia. It was found that a package of interventions at both family and individual level, as well as medication decreased the relapse rate in people suffering from schizophrenia.  Select four interventions
    • A. 

      Giving information about schizophrenia, its likely causes and factors involved in relapse

    • B. 

      Isolating the individual

    • C. 

      Working with the whole family to develop coping strategies

    • D. 

      Social skills training for the person with schizophrenia.

    • E. 

      Treatment with drugs

    • F. 

      Meaningful activity for the diagnosed family member

  • 8. 
    Social Role Valorisation (SRV) is not concerned with the causes of mental ill health but rather with the systems and processes which sustain exclusion.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False