Anxiety Disorders – Check Your Knowledge

Answer "true" or "false" to the following questions. Then check your answers to find out how much you know about anxiety disorders.

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There are five major anxiety disorders that are recognized today.

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Increased stress is not associated with the development of anxiety disorders.

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When a traumatic experience begins to interfere with normal activities, a person may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Treatment for anxiety disorders usually requires hospitalization.

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A person experiencing a panic attack may feel that he or she is having a heart attack or may feel like they are about to die.

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Depression and alcohol or drug abuse often accompany anxiety disorders.

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Health insurers do not cover mental health benefits.

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Anxiety is a normal emotion.

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Medications can cure anxiety disorders.

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Social phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in social situations.