Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Quiz: Dispelling the myths about PTSD

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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

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

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.

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.

Question 5 of 9

Everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD.

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.

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.

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.

Question 8 of 9

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

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.

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.