Anxiety Quiz: Dispelling the myths about PTSD

Question 1 of 9

Which symptom is not always present in someone diagnosed with PTSD

Adepression
Banxiety
Cirritability
Dpoor risk assessment of dangerous situations
Enumbing or tuning out
Adepression
Banxiety
Cirritability
Dpoor risk assessment of dangerous situations
Enumbing or tuning out
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Question 2 of 9

Risk factors for PTSD include all but which of the following:

Ahistory of smoking and drug use
Bexposure to trauma
Cenvironmental factors
Dpre-existing mental health diagnosis
Efamily history of mental illness
Ahistory of smoking and drug use
Bexposure to trauma
Cenvironmental factors
Dpre-existing mental health diagnosis
Efamily history of mental illness
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Question 3 of 9

People with PTSD are easily startled (or "jumpy") because:

Athey have a predisposition to irrational fear.
BPTSD creates hearing and/or vision loss.
Cthey feel a consistent need to stay on guard in relation to their surroundings.
Dall of the above.
Athey have a predisposition to irrational fear.
BPTSD creates hearing and/or vision loss.
Cthey feel a consistent need to stay on guard in relation to their surroundings.
Dall of the above.
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Question 4 of 9

Someone diagnosed with PTSD has difficulty:

Aforgiving and forgetting.
Bletting go of the past and moving forward.
Cstopping intrusive thoughts of the trauma.
Dletting go of the idea of being a victim.
Eall of the above.
Aforgiving and forgetting.
Bletting go of the past and moving forward.
Cstopping intrusive thoughts of the trauma.
Dletting go of the idea of being a victim.
Eall of the above.
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Question 5 of 9

Everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD.

ATrue.
BFalse.
ATrue.
BFalse.
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Question 6 of 9

Someone with PTSD may avoid seeking treatment and support because:

AThey feel that they are being weak for being unable to "get over" the event(s) on their own.
BOthers express disbelief that something that occurred years ago can still affect them in the present.
CThey engage in persistent drug or alcohol abuse.
DThey are in denial about the severity of the event.
EAll of the above.
AThey feel that they are being weak for being unable to "get over" the event(s) on their own.
BOthers express disbelief that something that occurred years ago can still affect them in the present.
CThey engage in persistent drug or alcohol abuse.
DThey are in denial about the severity of the event.
EAll of the above.
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Question 7 of 9

The main difference between the diagnosis of anxiety and depressive disorders and PTSD is:

Agenetics.
Bchildhood abuse or neglect.
Cchemical imbalances in the brain.
Dexposure and integration of trauma.
Eloss of interest in work and hobbies.
Agenetics.
Bchildhood abuse or neglect.
Cchemical imbalances in the brain.
Dexposure and integration of trauma.
Eloss of interest in work and hobbies.
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Question 8 of 9

If someone with PTSD tried hard enough, they would be able to move past the traumatic event(s).

ATrue.
BFalse.
ATrue.
BFalse.
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Question 9 of 9

The best treatment for PTSD is:

Aprolonged exposure therapy.
Bcognitive behavioral therapy.
Ctraumatic incident reduction therapy.
Dmedication only.
Enone of the above.
Aprolonged exposure therapy.
Bcognitive behavioral therapy.
Ctraumatic incident reduction therapy.
Dmedication only.
Enone of the above.
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