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Anxiety Disorders Quiz


Isaac has an intense fear of injections. Although he realizes that this fear is irrational, he becomes fearful just going into a doctor’s office for a check-up. Which disorder do these symptoms describe?

A. Agoraphobia

B. Specific Phobia

C. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

D. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Which anxiety disorder is defined as when a person has lingering memories, nightmares, and other symptoms for weeks after a severely threatening, uncontrollable event?

A. generalized anxiety disorder

B. phobia


D. obsessive-compulsive disorder

Arachibutyrophobia is a fear of….

A. spiders

B. clowns

C. peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

D. bananas

Which component is the obsessional part of OCD

A. Cognitive component

B. Behavioural component

C. Emotional Component

How many of the Roth & Pilling anxiety protocols has David Clark written

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5

Edward really hates germs.  He always seems worried about whether his hands are clean.  He takes it to the extreme, going through the process of adding soap seven times when he washes his hands.  What is he probably suffering from?

A. Social Phobia

B. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

C. A Specific Phobia

D. Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Collecting items that results in significant clutter

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion

Which anxiety disorder is defined as repeated and unexpected panic attacks, as well as a fear of the next attack, and a change in behavior to avoid panic attacks.

A. generalized anxiety disorder

B. phobias

C. panic disorder

D. obsessive compulsive disorder

Which component is the compulsive part of OCD

A. Cognitive component

B. Emotional Component

C. Behavioural Component

Your patient tells you that other people think they’re weird and they think they are boring and they have a twitchy eye and a red face when they talk to them. Do they have…

A. Low self-esteem

B. Social anxiety disorder

Which of these is NOT a core symptom of PTSD

A. Re-experiencing

B. Hyperarousal

C. Panic attacks

D. Negative thoughts and low mood

What do we call non-specific anxiety disorder?

A. phobia


C. panic attacks

Your patient is health anxious but still undergoing investigations do you….

A. Continue therapy but hold in mind the impact of results

B. Agree that actually these symptoms sound really dangerous and you should get checked out

C. Suspend therapy until investigations are over

D. Add this as a behaviour to the formulation

In the treatment of panic disorder, when is it seen as helpful to use a safety seeking behaviour?

A. If the patient is agoraphobic

B. If the patient has no support systems

C. When we don’t want to tell them they can’t use them anymore

D. Because we are sponsored by rescue rememdy

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is a fear of……

A. Hippos

B. Monsters

C. the Hungry Hippos board game

D. long words

OCD is an anxiety disorder: True or False

A. True – OCD has anxiety at its core

B. True: OCD is strongly related to trauma

C. False: OCD is an stand alone diagnostic category

D. False: OCD is a habit disorder

Years after he barely survived a terrorist attack that killed his wife and two children, Mr. Puskari suffers recurring flashbacks and frequent nightmares of the event that render him incapable of holding a steady job. Mr. Puskari is most clearly showing signs of: 

A.  obsessive-compulsive disorder.

B.  generalized anxiety disorder.

C.  post-traumatic stress disorder.

D. dysthymic disorder.

Checking for unwanted hairs growing on your body

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion

Which of these is NOT a positive belief about worry

A. Worry helps me know the future

B. Worry means I care

C. Worry makes me feel in control

D. Worry means I can cope

Brian is always worried about making a fool of himself because he always seems to have bad luck.  He gets intensely anxious about situations where he might say something wrong or be scrutinized, like giving a presentation at work.  What is he probably suffering from?

A. Social Phobia

B. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

C. A Specific Phobia

D. Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Superstitious ideas about lucky/unlucky numbers, certain colors

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion

A marked fear that occurs when a person is in a specific social or performance situation is a definition of:

A. Panic attack

B. Social phobia

C. Panic disorder

D. Post traumatic stress disorder

The main symptoms of OCD are…

A. Obsessive thoughts and compulsions designed to disipate feelings

B. Obsessive thoughts of cleaning and pouring bleach everywhere

C. A preoccupation with a certain concern and the acts taken to address it

D. Obsessive relationships and compulsive acts towards others

Concern with offending God, or concern about blasphemy

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion

Concern with a need to know or remember

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion


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