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Mental Disorders Quiz
by Staff
There are several mental disorders, and many people you know suffer from them. Check out this mental disorders quiz and see how much you know about how they affect those who suffer from them.

In developed nations, what medical condition is diagnosed most?

  • cancer
  • mental illness
  • heart disease
  • Lyme disease

How are mental disorders best treated?

  • medical intervention and psychotherapy
  • shock therapy
  • psychotherapy alone
  • there is no treatment

Which of the following symptoms do autistic children often display?

  • hearing loss
  • poor communication and social interaction skills
  • severe bruising
  • spontaneous sleep

At what age is autism usually noticed?

  • by age 3
  • before birth
  • by 6 months
  • about age 12

Which is NOT a symptom of schizophrenia?

  • delusions
  • hallucinations
  • catatonic behavior
  • ability to solve difficult math problems

What does a person with bipolar disorder experience?

  • extreme shifts in body temperature from hot to cold
  • mood swings from one extreme to another
  • sexual attraction to both men and women
  • menopausal and premenstrual symptoms

Which of the following mental disorders can be treated with medication and therapy?

  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorder
  • panic disorder
  • all of the above

Agoraphobia is the fear of ______ .

  • spiders
  • open spaces
  • heights
  • snakes

What anxiety disorder do many war veterans suffer from?

  • PTSD
  • GAD
  • ABC
  • OCD

What is OCD?

  • a fear of open and closing doors
  • abuse of over-the-counter drugs
  • occupational control disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

Which is NOT a symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

  • lack of focus
  • sleepiness
  • fidgety behavior
  • impulsive behavior

What is one cause of ADHD in children?

  • premature birth
  • too much sugar
  • too much TV
  • chocolate and caffeine during mother's pregnancy

Why do many women suffer from eating disorders?

  • They are afraid of growing up.
  • They have complex biological and psychological problems.
  • They want to impress others with how skinny they can be.
  • They like how they look.

Which is NOT a sign of an eating disorder?

  • eating only orange foods (carrots, cheese curls, oranges)
  • excessive exercise
  • use of laxatives
  • obsession with food

What mental illness do many criminals suffer from?

  • anexoria nervosa
  • split personality disorder
  • avoidant personality disorder
  • antisocial personality disorder

What do people with borderline personality disorder experience?

  • They usually do not cross the boundary of their yard.
  • They are unstable and impulsive.
  • They have trouble determining their sexual preference.
  • They have very strong feelings about immigration reform.

Which phobia is the fear of heights?

  • acrophobia
  • astraphobia
  • hemophobia
  • agrizoophobia

The movie 'The Deer Hunter' deals with which mental disorder?

  • depression
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • fear of animals
  • fear of blood

Among what group of people are mood disorders found more often?

  • Single people without a 'significant other'
  • the poor
  • the wealthy
  • immigrants

How can people with with mood disorders find relief?

  • shopping
  • multivitamins
  • ignoring the problem and hoping it will go away
  • anti-depressant medications and psychotherapy