Traumatic Experiences can happen to anyone. Whether it's the tragic murder of our favorite uncle or getting side-swiped in a busy intersection, it's how we overcome the experience and are able to move in. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on traumatic experiences and the effects of them.
Which of these is probably NOT considered a traumatic experience?
getting caught embezzling $20 million from your clients' retirement accounts
gaining five pounds
having a tornado tear the roof off of your home
How long should it take for a person to heal from a traumatic experience?
as long as it takes
What does the acronym PTSD stand for?
posttraumatic stress disorder
people talking sad daily
pretty tough serious dialogue
Psychotherapy is often very effective in helping people overcome the aftermath of trauma.
What is the percentage of people who will have PTSD at some point in their lives?
up to 15%
up to 8%
up to 3%
If a person freezes up during a traumatic experience, they deserve to be called a coward.
What is the number of people who experience a traumatic brain injury every year?
Which of these techniques is a good way to learn to cope with trauma?
establish a regular exercise routine
watch a lot of TV to take your mind off the event
have a few drinks to numb the pain
To cope with trauma, you have to learn to make room for it in your life.
Violence is responsible for how many deaths in the United States every year?
Sleeping with a nightlight after experiencing someone breaking into your home is chidish.
Which of these techniques is NOT a good way to learn to cope with trauma?
eating Klondike bars
True or False: About 40 percent of people in the U.S. have experienced a potentially traumatic event.
Where do accidents rank as a cause of death in the United States?
In what year was PTSD recognized by the American Psychiatric Association?
Which of these are NOT part of the three "F"s associated with surviving a traumatic experience?
What SHOULDN'T a family member do to help their loved one cope through trauma?
Stay with them a few hours a day if possible.
Tell them it's time to start healing.
Offer assistance and lend an ear.
True or False: Violent crime decreased in 2010, from 2009.
The popular <i>ER</i> television series was set in the emergency room of what fictional hospital?