How much of what you know about mental health is fact, and how much is fiction? Unravel the yarns of this issue with our mental illness myths quiz.
Question 1 of 10
True or false: Depression is a bad mood or a state of mind, not a medical illness.
Question 2 of 10
Mental illness is not as rare as you may think. The number of American adults who will have a psychiatric disorder during their lifetime is:
Question 3 of 10
Mental illnesses, just like physical illnesses such as diabetes, can be mild, moderate or severe. What percentage of Americans experience mental illness so severe it is chronic and debilitating?
Question 4 of 10
Name the age group most likely to die from suicide:
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following is NOT currently considered a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association?
Question 6 of 10
True or false: Bad parenting causes mental issues.
Question 7 of 10
People with mental illness often also have:
Question 8 of 10
True or false: Only women have eating disorders.
Question 9 of 10
Drug therapy, behavior therapy and psychotherapy are often used to treat mental illness. Which of the below treatments is NOT used as a complementary therapy?
Question 10 of 10