Quiz: Do You Know How Stress Affects Mood Disorders?

Question 1 of 10

T or F. Stress often triggers a mood episode.

ATrue. Stress and mood share a lot of the same pathways.
BFalse. The drug ads talk about chemical imbalance, not stress.
ATrue. Stress and mood share a lot of the same pathways.
BFalse. The drug ads talk about chemical imbalance, not stress.
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Question 2 of 10

During a stressful event:

AThe brain's limbic region (involved in reacting to events and processing emotions) becomes activated.
BThe 'fight or flight' response is activated, including increased arousal, increased heart rate, and increased energy utilization over storage.
CThe HPA axis is activated, a neuro-endocrine loop that results in adrenaline and cortisol being released into the blood.
DAll of the above.
AThe brain's limbic region (involved in reacting to events and processing emotions) becomes activated.
BThe 'fight or flight' response is activated, including increased arousal, increased heart rate, and increased energy utilization over storage.
CThe HPA axis is activated, a neuro-endocrine loop that results in adrenaline and cortisol being released into the blood.
DAll of the above.
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Question 3 of 10

T or F. It is imperative to keep stress to a minimum because repeated exposure to stress and stressful events inevitably leads to depression or other mood disorders.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 4 of 10

T or F. Mental illness is an industrial disease.

ACould be true.
BMore likely false.
ACould be true.
BMore likely false.
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Question 5 of 10

Which of the following is incorrect?

AAnxiety is the same as stress.
BAnxiety is caused by stress.
CStress is caused by anxiety.
DAll of the above.
AAnxiety is the same as stress.
BAnxiety is caused by stress.
CStress is caused by anxiety.
DAll of the above.
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Question 6 of 10

T or F. Because the diagnosis of bipolar disorder includes symptoms of anxiety, formal anxiety disorders cannot be diagnosed in the presence of bipolar disorder.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 7 of 10

Those vulnerable to stress need to:

AOrganize their lives around their vulnerability, even if that means scaling back activities and expectations.
BDeploy an arsenal of stress-reduction techniques so they can continue to achieve their goals and meet their obligations.
CLearn to be resilient so that stressful situations will not throw them off their game.
DWork with their doctors on a smart meds strategy.
AOrganize their lives around their vulnerability, even if that means scaling back activities and expectations.
BDeploy an arsenal of stress-reduction techniques so they can continue to achieve their goals and meet their obligations.
CLearn to be resilient so that stressful situations will not throw them off their game.
DWork with their doctors on a smart meds strategy.
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Question 8 of 10

Which of the following is the most effective method of reducing feelings of anxiety?

AMedication
BCognitive Behavioral Therapy
CSupportive Therapy
DExercise/Diet adjustments
AMedication
BCognitive Behavioral Therapy
CSupportive Therapy
DExercise/Diet adjustments
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Question 9 of 10

T or F. Changing the patterns of thoughts and the reflexive reactions to stressful situations can be as effective as medication.

ATrue, with qualifications
BFalse
ATrue, with qualifications
BFalse
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Question 10 of 10

T or F. Managing stress is important in the overall management of mental illness.

ATrue, with qualifications
BFalse
ATrue, with qualifications
BFalse
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