Depression Myths and Facts

  • Which of these may be a symptom of depression?

    Feeling, sad, worthless, or guilty

    Fatigue

    Loss of pleasure

    Problems doing tasks at home or work

    Change of appetite

    All of the above

    Correct Answer
  • Depression is a state of mind – if you try hard enough, you can snap out of it.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • If a friend or loved one talks about suicide, what should you do?

    Don't be alarmed – suicide is rare

    Seek professional help immediately

    Check back tomorrow to see if the person is feeling better

    Correct Answer
  • Depression is more common in women.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • People who are depressed tend to:

    Eat more than usual

    Eat less than usual

    Either A or B

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  • Children don't get depressed.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • Men may spend more time at work when they are depressed.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • Which types of talk therapy are effective in treating depression?

    Support groups

    Psychotherapy

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy

    All of the above

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  • Depression can make the symptoms of other illnesses seem worse.

    Myth

    Fact

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  • Which of the following is true of antidepressant medicines?

    Antidepressants usually start working right away.

    Antidepressants are addictive.

    If one type of antidepressant doesn't help, chances are another one will

    You will probably need to take antidepressants for the rest of your life

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  • Depression is very difficult to treat.

    Myth

    Fact

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