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by Staff
Reactive depression can take over and make ordinary activities seem difficult and enjoyable ones seem meaningless. How long does this funk, or disorder, last and can anything stop it? We'll question the long and the short of it in our quiz.

Which of the following is NOT the same as reactive depression?

  • clinical depression
  • situational depression
  • adjustment disorder

Reactive depression tends to last how long?

  • for a lifetime
  • about six months
  • several years

Who is most likely to have reactive depression?

  • children
  • men
  • women

Who has the highest likelihood of developing long-term mental health issues out of reactive depression?

  • teenagers
  • the elderly
  • women

People with reactive depression tend to do which of the following?

  • overreact
  • withdraw
  • hurt themselves

What is the main cause of reactive depression?

  • unknown
  • hormones
  • menopause

Which of these is similar to reactive depression?

  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • post-partum depression
  • both

Which of these is MOST likely to result in reactive depression?

  • starting college
  • graduating high school
  • getting into medical school

How does suicide relate to reactive depression?

  • It doesn't.
  • Being suicidal is always part of the symptoms.
  • Some individuals have suicidal thoughts.

Someone with clinical, or major, depression can get reactive depression when:

  • Their medication wears off.
  • during stressful events
  • Never; they already have the worst form of depression.

If reactive depression lingers beyond six months, what happens?

  • It goes away the seventh month.
  • It may be diagnosed as chronic depression.
  • An individual will have to be hospitalized.

Treating reactive depression with medications is:

  • not effective
  • not recommended
  • very effective

Using traditional psychotherapy or counseling sessions to treat reactive depression is:

  • not effective because there isn't time for enough sessions
  • very effective
  • not recommended

How soon after a stressful event will reactive depression appear?

  • within six months
  • within a year
  • within three months

Can family life increase the likelihood of situational depression?

  • No, it depends on the individual.
  • Yes, it makes a difference.
  • Yes, it can be hereditary.

Can really good happenings and events lead to reactive depression?

  • no
  • yes

Can you prevent reactive depression?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes

Can a psychologist provide a prescription to treat reactive depression?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes

How frequently does reactive depression reoccur or come back?

  • frequently
  • never
  • rarely, if ever

Reactive depression can go away all on its own.

  • never
  • sometimes
  • Yes, but it takes longer.