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Anxiety Disorders Quiz


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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


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


 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


Which of these is NOT a core symptom of PTSD

A. Re-experiencing

B. Hyperarousal

C. Panic attacks

D. Negative thoughts and low mood


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


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


What do we call non-specific anxiety disorder?

A. phobia

B. GAD

C. panic attacks


Checking for unwanted hairs growing on your body

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 component is the compulsive part of OCD

A. Cognitive component

B. Emotional Component

C. Behavioural Component


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

A. Acrophobia

B. Claustrophobia

C. Monophobia

D. Agoraphobia


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


Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is a fear of……

A. Hippos

B. Monsters

C. the Hungry Hippos board game

D. long words


For the past 8 months, Susan has had persistent and excessive bouts of anxiety.  She is really anxious a lot of the time, but the reason for her anxiety is not something specific.  What is she probably suffering from?

A. Social Phobia

B. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

C. A Specific Phobia

D. Obsessive-compulsive Disorder


Dave is worried about vomiting in public. He doesn’t mind being sick but it’s more about what others would think about him. Does Dave have….

A. Emetophobia

B. Social Phobia

C. A bit of both

D. Neither


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


What do we call non-specific anxiety disorder?

A. phobia

B. GAD

C. panic attacks


Concern with offending God, or concern about blasphemy

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion


Arachibutyrophobia is a fear of….

A. spiders

B. clowns

C. peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

D. bananas


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


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


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 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


Fear of being responsible for something terrible happening

A. Obsession

B. Compulsion




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