Bipolar Disorder

Quiz: Do You Know How Stress Affects Mood Disorders?

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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.

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.

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

Question 4 of 10

T or F. Mental illness is an industrial disease.

  • ACould be true.
  • BMore likely false.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Question 10 of 10

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

  • ATrue, with qualifications
  • BFalse