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1. Roughly how many adults in Britain will struggle with a mental health problem this year?
□ One in four
□ One in ten
□ One in fifty
□ One in two hundred
One in four British adults will experience some form of clinical mental health problem in any
one year. However, there is still a totally false belief that mental health is somehow less
serious or important than physical health.
2. True or False: Bipolar disorder only affects adults
□ True
□ False
False: bipolar disorder can also affect children and adolescents.
3. Who is most likely to get a mental illness?
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People with stressful job
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People who have low income
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Anyone, regardless of intelligence, social situation or job
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Teenagers
Anyone, regardless of intelligence, social situation or job: mental illness doesn’t discriminate;
it can affect anyone at any time of their lives.
4. True or False: Bipolar disorder always follows the same predictable pattern
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True
False
False: Different individuals may have varying experiences, ranging from severe, long-term
symptoms to mild and infrequent episodes.
5. People with mental health problems are violent
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Myth
Fact
Myth: People with mental health problems are much more likely to be victims of violence due
to the stigma still attached to mental illness. The risk of a member of the public of being killed
by a stranger with a mental health problem is about the same as being struck by lightning.
6. Which of the following are among the 12 steps to Positive Mental Health? (Please tick the correct
statements)
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Be active
Spend time alone
Eat chocolate
Care for others
Keep in touch with friends and others
Talk about your feelings
Watch lots of TV
Go shopping
Be active, care for others, keep in touch with friends and others and talk about your feelings
are four from the 12 positive steps. The others are as follows: eat well, drink sensibly, ask for
help, do something you are good at, relax, accept who you are, learn new skills and getting
involved.
7. There is not much you can do to help someone you know who has a mental health problem
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Fact
Myth
Myth: There is a great deal you can do to help, even just staying in touch can help. For many
people it is the small things that friends, family and colleagues do that can make a big
difference.
8. Which of the following mental health disorders can be treated with medication and therapy?
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Schizophrenia
Bipolar disorder
Panic disorder
All of the above
Most mental health disorders can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy.
9. True or False: People with bipolar disorder constantly experience either extremely heightened or
extremely depressive mood states.
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True
False
False: Depending on the category and severity of the individual’s bipolar disorder, symptoms
and cycles of episodes may vary. Individuals often experience fully functional levels in
between episodes.
10. What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist? (Please tick the correct
statements)
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Psychiatrists can prescribe medication
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Psychologists don’t work with seriously ill patients with mental health difficulties
Psychologists only work with people when medication doesn't work
Psychiatrists prefer talking therapies as a treatment option
Psychologists prefer talking therapies as a treatment option
Psychologists deal with the way the mind works and can specialise in a number of areas, such
as mental health and educational and occupational psychology. Psychologists are not usually
medically qualified.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have qualified in psychiatry. They often combine a
broad general caseload alongside an area of special expertise. Psychiatrist can prescribe
medication.
All correct entries will be placed in a hat and two names will be randomly selected. The two winners
and the correct answers will be announced on the Spectrum Website by 4th of April 2014.
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