Ch. Questions and Answers

Ch. 5 Test Review
1. Prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness and sadness can be a sign
that you are suffering from depression
2. Feeling of unease or worrying about what may happen are signs of Anxiety
3. A lack of strong feeling, interest or concern is called apathy
4. Which of the following is not a change in behavior one might expect with
depression? Running alone
5. Which of the following is not a warning sign of depression? Increased
interest in life
6. What are 3 feelings you may experience when you are depressed?
Helplessness, hopelessness and sadness
7. How might depression affect your sleep? May have trouble falling asleep
or may sleep to much
8. How might community violence cause someone to become depressed?
May make someone constantly feel the threat of danger
9. While being treated for depression, what else can you do to help the
healing process? You can take care of your body physically
10.Illnesses that involve mood extremes that interfere with everyday living are
called mood disorders.
11.Patterns of behavior in which the rights of others or basic social rules are
violated are typical of a conduct disorder
12.Conditions in which real or imagined fears are difficult to control are called
anxiety disorder
13.Which is not an anxiety disorder? Pyromania
14.Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder
15.Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder
17 Explain why some people with a mental disorder may not seek help for their
problem- They may feel to embarrassed or ashamed to seek help. Others may
worry about the stigma associated with the disorder
18 Identify several examples of anxiety triggers for teens -- school, personal
appearance, money, realtionships, etc.
20 The act of intentionally taking ones own life is called suicide
21 A series of suicides occurring within a short period of time and involving
several people in the same school or community is referred to as cluster suicides
22 Suicide is the third leading cause of teen deaths
23 Of the following risk factors for teen suicide, which should probably be of
most concern? Substance abuse
24 Which is not a warning sign of suicide? Preoccupation with buying new
25 Explain why drinking alcohol is not an effective way to try to relieve
depression? Alcohol is a depressant, someone who is depressed and takes
depressants can lead to suicide or self harm
26 What are five warning signs of suicide? Direct statements, indirect
statements, withdrawl, unusual behavior, sense of shame, deterioration of
schoolwork, substance abuse, etc.
29 A treatment method designed to identify and correct distorted thinking
patterns is known as cognitive therapy
30 The use of certain medications to treat symptoms of a mental disorder is
called drug therapy
31 A mental health professional who handles personal and educational matters is
a counselor
32 A treatment method that uses ongoing dialogue between a patient and a
mental health professional is psychotherapy
33 Which is not true regarding crisis-hotline workers? They know about your
personal situation
36 What criteria would be important to you when choosing someone to talk with
about a mental health problem? Empathy, trustworthiness and experience
dealing with that certain issue