Test Your Depression Treatment IQ

  • Only medicine can treat depression.

    True

    False

    Correct Answer
  • How do antidepressants work to treat depression?

    They make you forget your problems

    They control how you think

    They increase certain chemicals in your brain that affect mood

    Correct Answer
  • How soon will antidepressants help?

    Right away

    A few days

    A few weeks

    3 months

    Correct Answer
  • Once you feel better, you should stop taking antidepressants after:

    3 months

    6 months

    1 year

    None of the above

    Correct Answer
  • What are common side effects of antidepressants?

    Headache

    Trouble sleeping

    Nausea

    Fatigue

    Sexual problems

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • If you don't feel better after taking antidepressants for a month or two, you should:

    Stick with it a little longer

    Give up on medicine and try something else

    Tell your doctor

    Correct Answer
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help you deal with negative thoughts.

    True

    False

    Correct Answer
  • A typical course of CBT lasts:

    6 weeks

    12 weeks

    6 months

    1 year

    Correct Answer
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is painful and risky.

    True

    False

    Correct Answer
  • St. John's wort can treat major depression.

    True

    False

    Correct Answer
  • If you're depressed, regular exercise could help you feel better.

    True

    False

    Correct Answer