The Mental Disorders Quiz
by Staff
Mental disorders affect millions of people around the world. How much do you know about psychological disorders? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

What is the DSM?

  • It is a guide for treating mental disorders.
  • It is a guide that provides statistics and diagnostic information for mental disorders.
  • It is a protocol for isolating dangerous mental patients.

In 2013, what were the two most common mental disorders in the United States?

  • panic disorder and anxiety
  • depression and schizophrenia
  • anxiety and depression

In developed countries, about what percentage of the population may have a mental disorder at any given time?

  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent

When diagnosing a mental illness, doctors must always be sure to account for what?

  • social norms
  • blood pressure
  • time of day

True or false: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is usually diagnosed in adulthood.

  • true
  • false

How does the DSM classify political terrorism?

  • as a type of depression
  • as an anger disorder
  • It doesn't classify political terrorism.

What is one sign of a borderline personality disorder?

  • complete lack of relationships
  • extreme reactions, particularly to perceived abandonment
  • excessive planning for basic life decisions

About how many mental disorders are listed in the DSM?

  • about 300
  • about 200
  • about 100

Around the world, about how many people may depression affect?

  • roughly 40 million
  • roughly 400 million
  • roughly 1 billion

What is the name of the World Health Organization's manual of mental disorders?

  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Worldwide Disease Classification Guide
  • Guide to Spotting and Caring for Mental Disorders

If you experience extreme detachment from yourself or your body, what might be affecting you?

  • panic attack
  • depression
  • depersonalization disorder

About what percentage of the world's population suffers from bipolar disorder?

  • 2 percent
  • 4 percent
  • 6 percent

What is a factitious disorder?

  • a made-up disorder
  • a disorder that causes extreme happiness for no reason
  • an obsessive-compulsive desire to always be right during an argument

If you have an inflated sense of your own importance, you may have which disorder?

  • borderline personality disorder
  • narcissistic personality disorder
  • schizoid personality disorder

About how many people suffer from schizophrenia worldwide?

  • 80 million
  • 50 million
  • 20 million

What is unipolar depression?

  • a severe type of depression
  • depression caused by one extreme stressor
  • depression that lasts for a minimum of one year

What does PTSD stand for?

  • post-trigger stress disorder
  • pretrimester stress disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder

If you have agoraphobia, you are afraid of what?

  • leaving the house
  • spiders
  • windows

Which eating disorder includes overconsumption of food followed by forced vomiting?

  • bulimia
  • binge-eating disorder
  • anorexia

If you have symptoms such as blindness or numbness not caused by a physical problem, you might be suffering from which disorder?

  • paraphilia
  • dyspareunia
  • conversion disorder

At any given time, about how many Americans are taking prescription antidepressants?

  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 25 percent

What is a symptom of Othello syndrome?

  • overly trusting of strangers
  • lack of trust in your partner
  • sudden bursts of crying

Which category of disorders may include symptoms such as delusions and hallucinations?

  • psychotic disorders
  • mood disorders
  • personality disorders

Which disorder is highlighted by manipulative behavior that ignores consequences or the well-being of other people?

  • antisocial personality disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

If you have a hard time dealing with life changes for months on end, a therapist might diagnosis you with what?

  • bipolar disorder
  • adjustment disorder
  • developmental disorder

Which disorder was previously referred to as "manic depressive disorder"?

  • panic disorder
  • major depression disorder
  • bipolar disorder

True or false: Schizophrenia can't be cured.

  • true
  • false

Which disorder might be highlighted by a behavior such as ceaseless handwashing?

  • cyclothymic disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • kleptomania

Which of the following is NOT typically a symptom of anorexia nervosa?

  • fear of weight gain
  • tremors
  • binge eating

What is cyclothymia?

  • a mood disorder sparked by a blow to the head
  • a milder version of bipolar disorder
  • an obsession with cycling