Anxiety Disorder Quiz

  1. There are several types of anxiety disorders. Which of the following do you think is not an anxiety disorder?


    “That is correct! Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder, not an anxiety disorder. However, as it is also a psychological condition, you would have to consult trained professionals like doctors and psychologists to help you manage the condition.”
    “Incorrect. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder, not an anxiety disorder. However, as it is also a psychological condition, you would have to consult trained professionals like doctors and psychologists to help you manage the condition.”
  2. Which of the following below best describes anxiety disorder?


    “That is correct! People with anxiety disorder tend to worry excessively about daily matters that could be easily resolved or relatively insignificant. Slowly, they perceive these worries as ‘reality’ and may end up creating strained interpersonal relationships with other people.”
    “Incorrect. People with anxiety disorder tend to worry excessively about daily matters that could be easily resolved or relatively insignificant. Slowly, they perceive these worries as ‘reality’ and may end up creating strained interpersonal relationships with other people.”
  3. Is the following statement true or false?

    “Post traumatic stress disorder is a condition that only affects survivors of a traumatic incident.”


    “That is correct! Post traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone but people who have experienced traumatic events like sexual/physical assault, unexpected death of a loved one, or witnessing a death tend to be relatively more affected.”
    “Incorrect. Post traumatic stress disorder can affect anyone but people who have experienced traumatic events like sexual/physical assault, unexpected death of a loved one, or witnessing a death tend to be relatively more affected.”
  4. Is the following statement true or false?

    “Panic attack is not a symptom of anxiety disorder.”


    “That is correct! A panic attack may be a symptom of anxiety disorder. This symptom is strikingly different from other types of anxiety as they are sudden, unexpected, appear to be unprovoked and often disabling.”
    “Incorrect. A panic attack may be a symptom of anxiety disorder. This symptom is strikingly different from other types of anxiety as they are sudden, unexpected, appear to be unprovoked and often disabling.”
  5. Which symptom(s) below will a person usually present with when he/she has a panic attack?


    “That is correct! The physical symptoms mentioned above are typical signs that a person is having a panic attack, especially if the environment around the person is a relatively stressful one. However, if you experience any one of these symptoms during relatively stress-free periods of time, it does not indicate that you are having a panic attack.”
    “Incorrect. The physical symptoms mentioned above are typical signs that a person is having a panic attack, especially if the environment around the person is a relatively stressful one. However, if you experience any one of these symptoms during relatively stress-free periods of time, it does not indicate that you are having a panic attack.”
  6. Which of the following is the best treatment method for a person suffering from anxiety disorder?


    “That is correct! If you experience symptoms of anxiety or are prone to panic attacks, you should go for a thorough medical evaluation, including blood and urine tests to rule out any medical condition. Your doctor would be able to advise if any medication that you are currently consuming is causing the anxiety symptoms. If necessary, your doctor would refer you to other specialists for evaluation and treatment.”
    “Incorrect. If you experience symptoms of anxiety or are prone to panic attacks, you should go for a thorough medical evaluation, including blood and urine tests to rule out any medical condition. Your doctor would be able to advise if any medication that you are currently consuming is causing the anxiety symptoms. If necessary, your doctor would refer you to other specialists for evaluation and treatment.”
  7. Is the following statement true or false?

    “Anxiety disorder is a condition that will go away with time once I learn to relax, without seeking a medical professional’s help.”


    “That is correct! Anxiety disorder and its underlying causes can only be determined by a trained medical professional and similarly, should only be managed by the same trained medical professional. Stopping treatment and/or medication suddenly may produce adverse effects and symptoms may come back. Your doctor will advise you when to taper off treatment and/or medications.”
    “Incorrect. Anxiety disorder and its underlying causes can only be determined by a trained medical professional and similarly, should only be managed by the same trained medical professional. Stopping treatment and/or medication suddenly may produce adverse effects and symptoms may come back. Your doctor will advise you when to taper off treatment and/or medications.”
  8. Is the following statement true or false?

    “There is no treatment available for anxiety disorder, except to place patients in a mental institution”


    “That is correct! Anxiety disorder can be treated using medication and psychosocial therapies. Your doctor would be able to evaluate your condition and devise the most appropriate treatment plan for you using a combination of medication and psychological/cognitive behavioural therapies.”
    “Incorrect. Anxiety disorder can be treated using medication and psychosocial therapies. Your doctor would be able to evaluate your condition and devise the most appropriate treatment plan for you using a combination of medication and psychological/cognitive behavioural therapies.”
  9. What brings relief to a person suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder?


    “That is correct! If you are suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you will feel a very strong urge to perform one or a few routines that you perceive would help alleviate your worries.”
    “Incorrect. If you are suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you will feel a very strong urge to perform one or a few routines that you perceive would help alleviate your worries.”
  10. Which of the following option describes what a family member (of a patient suffering from anxiety disorder) can do to help the patient?


    “That is correct! It is important for family members of a patient to play a major supporting role and create an environment that promotes recovery. Family members should not alienate themselves from the patient as it may cause the patient to become more anxious and worsen his/her condition.”
    “Incorrect. It is important for family members of a patient to play a major supporting role and create an environment that promotes recovery. Family members should not alienate themselves from the patient as it may cause the patient to become more anxious and worsen his/her condition.”