Anxiety Self Test

Take this anxiety self test to find out how much you know about anxiety

1. Anxiety may be caused by a specific medical condition.

True

False

True.
There are many types of anxiety including a classification called Anxiety Disorders Due to a Medical Condition. Additionally, asthma, dehydration and menopause, as well as the side effects of medications, can cause symptoms of anxiety.Learn more.

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2. Panic Disorder usually afflicts individuals who are perfectionists and overachievers.

True

False

False.
(Perfectionists) There is a genetic predisposition to panic disorder. Once an individual has experienced a panic attack, the fear of experiencing another attack may ensue. It is the expectation of panic which results in episodes of anxiety. There is no scientific basis to support the theory that a particular personality type is more susceptible to panic attacks.

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3. Most Panic Disorder Sufferers are also depressed.

True

False

False.
Depressed. Depression can be a long standing clinical diagnosis or it can be a brief reaction to certain stressors. Some people may develop depressive symptoms as a direct result of experiencing the anxiety and limitations associated with panic disorder. This is a reactive depression which should be distinguished from a major depressive episode and will usually remit after the anxiety improves.

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4. The most effective treatment for depression is :

A. Psychodynamic therapy

B. Medication

C. Cognitive and behavioral

D. A and B

E. B and C

“Medication (B) and Cognitive and behavioral (C)” (E) is correct

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5. Ibuprofen ingredient in pain relievers can worsen symptoms of depression.

True

False

True.
Ibuprofen. Some people are very sensitive to certain compounds. Ibuprofen is just one example of a medication that can cause or exacerbate anxiety or depression in sensitive persons.Learn more.

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6. Fear of killing someone accidentally with your car may be a symptom of :

A. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

B. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

C. Social Anxiety Disorder

D. Psychosis

“Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” (A).
An obsessive fear of harming someone else inadvertently may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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7. Jennifer is overly concerned about her health which causes her much anxiety. Everytime she has a headache, she is convinced that is a brain tumor. Jennifer may be suffering from :

A. Panic Disorder

B. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

C. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

“Generalized Anxiety Disorder” (C).
Persons with GAD worry excessively about their health and often leap to catastrophic interpretations of minor physical complaints.

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DISCLAIMER
Please note that the above is not meant to replace a complete and thorough evaluation by a licensed cognitive-behavioral therapist or other qualified mental health professional. Some individuals with anxiety disorders may benefit from medication, and may therefore require a psychiatric evaluation. A psychiatric assessment may be necessary to differentiate between the different anxiety disorders, other psychological conditions and /or medical conditions that mimic anxiety disorders. Likewise, the content on this website is intended for informational purposes only and not designed to replace appropriate treatment by a qualified mental heath professional.