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The Depression Facts Quiz is designed to determine how much you know about this devestating mental health condition that affects millions world-wide.
1. The earliest description of depression as a mental health issue is found on the _____ Ebers papyrus from 1550 B.C.
a.Greek
b.Hebrew
c.Egyptian
d.Persian
2. Largely misunderstood until recently, doctors used to refer to a general depressive state as _____.
a.Sadness
b.Melancholia
c.Downess
d.Schizophrenia
3. A 1997 article in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry places the percentage of the populatuion affected by depression at some point in their lives at _____.
a.9%
b.16%
c.25%
d.32%
4. There are _____ major categories of depression.
a.2
b.4
c.6
d.8
5. According to the medical journal "Lancet", clinical depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. as of 1997.
a.True
b.False
6. Actress Brooke Shields and child murderer Andrea Yates have suffered from this type of depression.
a.Prementrual disphoriais
b.Dysthymia
c.Bipolar Disorder
d.Postpartum
7. Prementrual dysphoriais is a pattern of depression tied to a woman's menstrual cycle.  Researchers suspect that the cause is tied to a cyclical decline in brain _____ function.
a.Dopamine
b.Norepinephrine
c.Seratonin
d.Melatonin
8. Norepinephrine and seratonin are examples of _____.
a.Neurotransmitters
b.Lobes
c.Emitters
d.Hippocampus
9. Depression can be manifested in physical as well as psychological symptoms.
a.True
b.False
10. The U.S. National Comorbidity Survey reports that _____ of those with major depression also suffer from anxiety.
a.48%
b.58%
c.68%
d.78%
11. Typical first-line therapy for depression is the use of an SSRI.  SSRI stands for:
a.Selective serotonin reintroduction inhibitors
b.Standard selective reuptake inhibitors
c.Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
d.Standard selective reintroduction inhibitors
12. Lithium is an SSRI.
a.True
b.False
13. ____ percent of pre-schoolers in America are clinically depressed.
a.2%
b.4%
c.1%
d.6%
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By: martha on May 5, 2010
  depression is the main cause for using drugs
By: balram on Nov 21, 2008
  Its really a great facts.
By: joe on Nov 8, 2008
  great quiz!
  

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