PTSD Knowledge Check For Module One

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PTSD Knowledge Check For Module One - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    PTSD is a personality disorder, true or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is not a personality disorder. It is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Personality disorders, on the other hand, are characterized by long-term patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that deviate from cultural expectations and cause distress or impairment. PTSD and personality disorders are distinct conditions with different diagnostic criteria and treatment approaches. Therefore, the statement "PTSD is a personality disorder" is false.

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  • 2. 

    Law enforcement officers and first responders are at risk of developing PTSD 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Law enforcement officers and first responders often face traumatic and high-stress situations as part of their job, such as witnessing violence, accidents, or natural disasters. These experiences can have a significant impact on their mental health, leading to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The constant exposure to traumatic events, coupled with the pressure and demands of their profession, increases their vulnerability to PTSD. Therefore, it is true that law enforcement officers and first responders are at risk of developing PTSD.

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  • 3. 

    The Diagnostic & Statistics Manual V was written in 2014 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Diagnostic & Statistics Manual V (DSM-V) was not written in 2014. The DSM-V was actually published in May 2013, not 2014. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 4. 

     Night terrors are a symptom of PTSD 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Night terrors are a symptom of PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Night terrors, also known as sleep terrors, are episodes of intense fear, screaming, and thrashing during sleep. They are often associated with feelings of terror and can be accompanied by physical symptoms such as increased heart rate and sweating. Night terrors can be a manifestation of the distress and anxiety experienced by individuals with PTSD, making the statement true.

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  • 5. 

     Divorce is listed as a criterion for PTSD?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Divorce is not listed as a criterion for PTSD. PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a mental health condition that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The criteria for diagnosing PTSD include symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, avoidance of reminders, negative changes in mood and cognition, and changes in arousal and reactivity. Divorce is not specifically mentioned as a criterion for PTSD.

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