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Anxiety Disorders Quiz


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Which component is the compulsive part of OCD

A. Cognitive component

B. Emotional Component

C. Behavioural Component


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


What do we call non-specific anxiety disorder?

A. phobia

B. GAD

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


 Is a woman who has episodes of severe, disruptive anxiety tied to a specific object or situation more likely to be diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder or a phobia?

A. generalized anxiety disorder, because it is a more common disorder

B. phobia, because it is more common among women than men

C. phobia, because the fear is caused by something specific

D. generalized anxiety disorder, because the fear is disruptive


Concern with a need to know or remember

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion


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


Which of these is a maintenance process in social phobia

A. catastrophic misinterpretation of physical symptoms

B. Sins of Commission

C. Post event processing

D. poor problem orientation


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


Which component is the obsessional part of OCD

A. Cognitive component

B. Behavioural component

C. Emotional Component


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


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


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


Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is a fear of……

A. Hippos

B. Monsters

C. the Hungry Hippos board game

D. long words


Telling, asking, or confessing to get reassurance

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion


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

C. PTSD

D. obsessive-compulsive 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


Peter is deathly afraid of spiders.  Whenever he sees one, he screams and runs out of the room and will not return until he sees evidence that it has been killed.  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


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


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.


An extreme fear of being in an open, public place is called what?

A. Acrophobia

B. Claustrophobia

C. Monophobia

D. Agoraphobia


What do we call non-specific anxiety disorder?

A. phobia

B. GAD

C. panic attacks


What does PTSD stand for?

A. Pizza, tacos, sandwiches, Doritos

B. Post traumatic stress disorder

C. Problematic thinking stress disease


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

A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5




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