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How Much Do You Know About Mental Health?

Get to know some facts and raise awareness about Mental Health in the UK by taking this short quiz.

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  1. 1. True Or False?

    Mental Health Problems Are Very Rare?

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False!

    Statistics show that 1 in 4 People within the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year.

  2. 2. True Or False?

    Young people just go through ups and downs as part of puberty, it’s nothing.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False!

    Although, young people do experience ups and downs throughout puberty statistics show that at least 1 in 10 young people do seriously suffer from mental health problems. Dismissing these as hormones only makes it more difficult for these young people to receive the support they deserve. Check out the video below these questions!

  3. 3. True Or False?

    People with mental health problems are just not trying hard enough to help themselves?

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False!

    A mental health problem is not as simple as feeling sad or scared and there is therefore, no simple solution. Mental health problems can happen to anyone given certain triggers or risk factors. Nobody is immune.

  4. 4. Which Of These Conditions Is The Most Common In The UK?

    Depression
    Anxiety
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Anxiety!

    The Health & Social Care Information Centre, 2009, Adult psychiatric morbidity in England, Results of a household survey found 4.7 in 100 people suffer from an anxiety disorder, 2.4 in 100 suffer from depression, 1.3 in 100 suffer from OCD and 3 in 100 suffer from PTSD.

  5. 5. Around How Many People In A Year Are Diagnosed With An Eating Disorder?

    1.3 in 100
    2.1 in 100
    3 in 100
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1.3 in 100!

    This number may be set to rise as the DSM-5 is the first to recognise Binge Eating Disorder as a condition. Girls around the age of 15 have the highest incidence rates of eating disorders however a growing number of males are also being found to suffer from these conditions.

  6. 6. On Average How Many People Are Reported To Regularly Self-Harm During their Lifetime?

    1 in 100
    3 in 100
    5 in 100
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    3 in 100!

    3 in 100 people a year seek medical help for self-harming. This does not account for all those who do not seek medical attention.

  7. 7. On Average How Many People Are Reported To Experience Suicidal Thoughts During their Lifetime?

    7 in 100
    12 in 100
    17 in 100
    23 in 100
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    17 in 100!

    Again, it’s also worth considering that these are just the number of people who admitted to having suicidal thoughts.

  8. 8. True Or False?

    Anxiety and Panic Disorder Are The Same Thing.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False!

    Although there are some similar symptoms the conditions are different. Just because someone experiences panic attacks does not mean they suffer from panic disorder.

  9. 9. Which Reference book is used to diagnose Mental Disorders in the UK?

    DSM
    ICD-10
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    ICD-10!

    The International Classification of Diseases is used in the UK to diagnose patients. Is it really appropriate to classify mental health a ‘disease’? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM) is used by American Psychiatrists but sometimes referred to in the UK for diagnosis and research.

  10. 10. How Many Conditions Listed In DSM-5?

    149
    245
    297
    Over 300
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Over 300!

    Over 300 conditions are listed in the latest DSM 5. This includes new conditions such as: Caffeine and Canabis withdrawal, Hoarding, Restless Leg Syndrome, Central Sleep Apnea and nternet gaming disorder. For more information on the new additions check out > http://www.marketwatch.com/story/15-new-mental-illnesses-in-the-dsm-5-2013-05-22

How Much Do You Know About Mental Health?

Top Of The Class!

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You're Pretty Clued Up!

Well you seem pretty clued up with the facts about mental health! It's great that you have an interest in these matters and the more you know, the more you can raise awareness to others!

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Not Too Bad!

Looks like you have some mental health awareness but were not aware of all the facts. Perhaps some of these statistics surprised you. I hope this quiz inspired you to find out more! The more we know about mental health, the more we can support each other and raise awareness!

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Oh Dear!

Wow, looks like you learnt a lot from this quiz today. Don't worry, this just goes to show the growing need for better mental health education! Perhaps some of these statistics surprised you. I hope this quiz inspired you to find out more! The more we know about mental health, the more we can support each other and raise awareness!

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