Title Text: New Dimensions in Women's Health, Fourth Edition Authors
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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.

1:  About ______ of all Americans will experience mental illness in their lifetimes.
A: one-tenth
B: one-fifth
C: one-third
D: half

2:  True or false? For adults between the ages of 15 and 44, mental illnesses cause more disease and injury than cancer.

3:  True or false? A woman's risk of developing a mental illness are higher if she has a low income or education level.

4:  For the past four months, Myrtle has lost interest in her hobbies and has had difficulty concentrating on her job. She complains of having little energy to clean her house, buy groceries, or cook meals, and she locks herself alone in the bathroom, sitting by herself for hours on end. Myrtle's responses and feelings are characteristics of what mental illness?
A: depression
B: obsessive-compulsive disorder
C: bulimia
D: dementia

5:  True or false? Dysthymia is a form of bipolar disorder that is usually relatively mild but also lasts for years or decades.

6:  Luna experiences periods of normal behavior followed by periods when her moods cycle from abnormally "up" to very "down." She is probably suffering from _______________.
A: Schizophrenia
B: Bipolar disorder
C: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
D: Dysthymia

7:  Which of the following statements concerning post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is true?
A: Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event.
B: Women are three times more likely than men to experience traumatic events in their lives.
C: Repeated exposure to different traumatic events "toughens up" a person's psyche, making him or her less vulnerable to PTSD.
D: All of the above.

8:  Which of the following statements concerning eating disorders is NOT true?
A: Biology appears to play a role in determining a person's vulnerability to developing an eating disorder.
B: Women with anorexia tend to have a phobic reaction towards food, and will refuse to talk about or handle food in public.
C: Women who develop unhealthy eating habits can alter their hormone levels, making them more vulnerable to disordered eating behaviors.
D: White women and adolescents are more likely to develop eating disorders than other U.S. racial and ethnic groups.

9:  Which of the following statements concerning suicide is true?
A: Suicide is the fourth-highest cause of death for women in the United States.
B: About half of the people who commit suicide have a substance abuse problem or some form of diagnosable mental illness.
C: Pharmaceutical medication is the most commonly used treatment for suicide in the United States.
D: None of the above.

10:  Which of the following statements is true?
A: Compared with women from other age groups, women over 65 are less vulnerable to depression.
B: Getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet are important components of mental as well as physical health
C: The lack of a diagnosable mental illness indicates good mental health and functioning.
D: Women with mental illness are no more likely than the general population to abuse drugs.

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