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Mini-Quiz: Basics of Depression

by Ron Kurtus (29 August 2004)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. If you were a pessimist and felt hopeless, would you be considered depressed?

Pessimists only depress other people

You could have a depressive disorder, but not necessarily so

If you only have one symptom, you are depressed

2. What is the difference between major depression and dysthymia?

Major depression is severe, while dysthymia is long lasting

They are different words for the same thing

Major depression is mild and long lasting, while dysthymia is disabling

3. If a manic person can be creative, why should he or she be treated?

The person may fall into an psychotic extreme

Creativity and energy should be controlled with drugs

Let well enough alone

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in understanding Mental Health. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Biological Causes of Depression - from All About Depression

Causes of Depression - from Healthy Place Community

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Top-rated books on Mental Depression

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