Test Your Depression Treatment IQ

  • Only medicine can treat depression.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • How do antidepressants work to treat depression?

     

    A. They make you forget your problems

     

    B. They control how you think

     

    C. They increase certain chemicals in your brain that affect mood

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  • How soon will antidepressants help?

     

    A. Right away

     

    B. A few days

     

    C. A few weeks

     

    D. 3 months

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  • Once you feel better, you should stop taking antidepressants after:

     

    A. 3 months

     

    B. 6 months

     

    C. 1 year

     

    D. None of the above

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  • What are common side effects of antidepressants?

     

    A. Headache

     

    B. Trouble sleeping

     

    C. Nausea

     

    D. Fatigue

     

    E. Sexual problems

     

    F. All of the above

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  • If you don't feel better after taking antidepressants for a month or two, you should:

     

    A. Stick with it a little longer

     

    B. Give up on medicine and try something else

     

    C. Tell your doctor

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  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you deal with negative thoughts.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • A typical course of CBT lasts:

     

    A. 6 weeks

     

    B. 12 weeks

     

    C. 6 months

     

    D. 1 year

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  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is painful and risky.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • St. John's wort can treat major depression.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • If you're depressed, regular exercise could help you feel better.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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