Psychotic Depression: Test Your Knowledge
Psychotic depression is a serious mental health disorder. Do you know how to spot it?
Psychotic depression is a combination of which two mental health disorders?
- depression and schizophrenia
- depression and psychosis
- bipolar disorder and psychosis
Psychosis leads to violence how often?
- all the time
- some of the time
What percentage of people with major depression also have psychosis?
- 15 percent
- 25 percent
- 40 percent
Approximately what percentage of depressed people admitted to hospitals also have psychosis?
- 5 percent
- 25 percent
- 50 percent
What clinical procedure can help doctors better determine the severity of psychosis?
- brain imaging
- blood test
- urine test
What number should a person call if he or she is feeling suicidal?
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK)
What are the two primary symptoms that differentiate psychotic depression from typical depression?
- anxiety and insomnia
- hallucinations and delusions
- hyperactivity and overeating
Which of the following conditions can also cause psychosis?
- post-partum depression
- substance abuse
- allergic reactions
What other symptoms can someone with psychotic depression experience?
- symptoms of depression
- flu-like symptoms
- no other symptoms
The primary cause of depression is what?
- faulty neurotransmitters
- difficult life events
- the cause has not been identified
Which of the following is NOT a symptom of clinical depression?
- chronic pain
- poor vision
What is a symptom that psychotic depressives are at a higher risk of experiencing than other people with depression?
- appetite changes
What is one of the main risk factors for developing psychotic depression?
- anxiety disorder
- family history of psychotic depression
- chronic headaches
Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for clinical depression?
- being a woman
- being short
- having an illness
Approximately how many people experience clinical depression each year?
- 4 million
- 9 million
- 16 million
What drugs are usually prescribed for people with psychotic depression?
- antidepressants and anti-seizure medications
- antipsychotics and anti-anxiety medications
- antidepressants and antipsychotics
Which type of medicine might a psychotic depressive need for only a short amount of time?
What is the best setting for a patient to be treated for psychotic depression?
- a doctor's office
If medications don't work, what is another treatment that might be used to treat psychotic depression?
- talk therapy
- electroconvulsive therapy
What is the most likely outcome for someone with psychotic depression?
- failed treatment
- a new mental health disorder