Depression Myths and Facts

  • Which of these may be a symptom of depression?

     

    A. Feeling, sad, worthless, or guilty

     

    B. Fatigue

     

    C. Loss of pleasure

     

    D. Problems doing tasks at home or work

     

    E. Change of appetite

     

    F. All of the above

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  • Depression is a state of mind – if you try hard enough, you can snap out of it.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • If a friend or loved one talks about suicide, what should you do?

     

    A. Don't be alarmed – suicide is rare

     

    B. Seek professional help immediately

     

    C. Check back tomorrow to see if the person is feeling better

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  • Depression is more common in women.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • People who are depressed tend to:

     

    A. Eat more than usual

     

    B. Eat less than usual

     

    C.   Either A or B

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  • Children don't get depressed.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Men may spend more time at work when they are depressed.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Which types of talk therapy are effective in treating depression?

     

    A. Support groups

     

    B. Psychotherapy

     

    C. Cognitive-behavioral therapy

     

    D. All of the above

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  • Depression can make the symptoms of other illnesses seem worse.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Which of the following is true of antidepressant medicines?

     

    A. Antidepressants usually start working right away.

     

    B. Antidepressants are addictive.

     

    C. If one type of antidepressant doesn't help, chances are another one will

     

    D. You will probably need to take antidepressants for the rest of your life

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  • Depression is very difficult to treat.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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