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Mood Disorders: Assessment and Treatment

One of the simplest and most important questions you can ask a person while evaluating him/her for symptoms of depression is to ask:

a. Do you feel depressed? b. Do you enjoy watching TV? c. How often do you go for a walk or just do something for the sake of exercise? d. How many times have you seen a psychiatrist or other physician in the past year?

In medical terms, a person’s mood is:

A state of feeling sad A state of feeling happy A disorder which needs to be corrected to the normal state The emotional state and the associated visible characteristics

A depressed person is more likely to feel:

Sad due to the loss of a loved one Intensely sad for the majority of the time Happy due to the presence of caregivers Intensely happy for the majority of the time How many times have you seen a psychiatrist or other physician in the past year?

Which of the following can be a cause for Depressive Disorder:

Family History Major surgical procedures Hormonal and environmental changes All of the above

Of the following, who is most likely to develop a Depressive Disorder:

An Adult woman A teenage boy An Adult man A young girl

In comparison to the general population, Clinically Depressed males are:

More likely to indulge in substance abuse Less likely to indulge in substance abuse More likely to seek help for the disorder Less Likely to develop heart disease

If a person comes to you and complains that they often feel depressed for days at an end, you would ask them if they also had phases where they felt happy to:

Judge their level of depression Determine their connection with family and friends Judge the chances of an occurrence of Bipolar Disorder Determine the connection of their condition with Dysthymia

If a person has Bipolar Disorder, then the individual at the greatest risk of developing Bipolar Disorder from the patient’s social connections is:

The person's primary care provider The person's significant other Any of his/her cousins An identical twin

All of the following are common symptoms of Clinical Depression EXCEPT:

A lack of concentration An inability to make decisions Obsession with killing someone Suicidal thoughts with plans to commit suicide

The major difficulty in the assessment for Bipolar Disorder comes from:

The presence of a genetic component to the disease The variety of symptoms with periods of normalcy Resistance in assessment form the family Religious values

All of the following items can help a patient fight a disorder EXCEPT:

A high education level A strong social network An isolated position from the community An understanding of his/her own problems

The most important partners (after medical practitioners) for an individual who is suffering from a mental disorder are his/her:

Faith based friends Business associates Present/past teachers Immediate family members

All of the following are helpful for a person with depression EXCEPT:

Creating significant changes in religious values Connecting with family members Going to see a sports event Going to see a movie

Psychosocial therapy for mood disorders is often _________ cost effective as treatment with drugs or surgery.

Less More Equally Extremely less

The nurse or social worker can form an alliance with the patient to help him/her overcome the disorder, this alliance is called a:

Disorder alliance Functional alliance Therapeutic alliance Dysfunctional alliance

A mood disorder can be understood as a mental illness which causes:

Hallucinations Severe physical pain The emotions of a person to be out of sync with the situation Poor vision

Major Depressive Disorder may include:

Intense sadness Despair Disturbance in social functioning All of the Above

Among general psychiatric disorders, which of the following are the most common?

Mood Disorders Psychotic Disorders Somatic Disorders Arbolic Disorders

Psychotropic medications may be prescribed by:

Licensed Social Workers Licensed Marriage Counselors Psychiatrists Licensed Professional Counselors

True or False:  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is most effective as a treatment for depression when used along with interpersonal supportive therapy, as well as social group/family support?

True False