Lynne Freeman, PHD., MFT
5918 Zelzah Ave.
Encino, California 91316
ANXIETY SELF TEST
1. Anxiety may be caused by a specific medical condition.
2. Panic Disorder usually afflicts individuals who are perfectionists and overachievers.
(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.
3. Most Panic Disorder Sufferers are also depressed.
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.
4. The most effective treatment for depression is :
A. Psychodynamic therapy
C. Cognitive and behavioral
D. A and B
E. B and C
"Medication (B) and Cognitive and behavioral (C)" (E) is correct
5. Ibuprofen ingredient in pain relievers can worsen symptoms of depression.
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
"Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" (A).
An obsessive fear of harming someone else inadvertently may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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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Anxiety Self Test
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