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Hypochondriasis: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: ________ is a colloquial term for hypochondria in individuals who have researched medical conditions on the Internet.
Confirmation biasChronic fatigue syndromeAmos TverskyCyberchondria

Question 2: Many people with hypochondriasis experience a cycle of intrusive thoughts followed by compulsive checking, which is very similar to the symptoms of ________.
Social anxiety disorderMood disorderMajor depressive disorderObsessive–compulsive disorder

Question 3: If a person is sick with a medical disease such as diabetes or ________, there will often be psychological consequences, such as depression.
HepatitisArthritisMeningitisVasculitis

Question 4: Hypochondria is sometimes confused with malingering, an intentional falsification of illness for external gains such as avoiding work or school, or ________, an intentional falsification of illness to assume the sick role.
Alzheimer's diseaseGanser syndromeFactitious disorderMünchausen syndrome

Question 5: Many people suffering from this disorder focus on a particular symptom as the catalyst of their worrying, such as gastro-intestinal problems, ________, or muscle fatigue.
BradycardiaCardiogenic shockPalpitationTachycardia

Question 6: [4] Other studies have shown that the first degree relatives of patients with OCD have a higher than expected frequency of a somatoform disorder (either hypochondriasis or ________).
Major depressive disorderBody dysmorphic disorderSocial anxiety disorderBipolar disorder

Question 7: Some even report being ________.
Death and cultureSuicideEuthanasiaCremation

Question 8: Major disease outbreaks or predicted ________ can also contribute to hypochondria.
Biological warfarePandemicCholeraColonialism

Question 9: Some anxieties and depressions are believed to be mediated by problems with brain chemicals such as serotonin and ________.
NorepinephrineTyramineOctopaminePhenethylamine

Question 10: The term hypochondria comes from the Greek hypo- (below) and chondros (cartilage - of the breast bone), and is thought to have been originally coined by ________.
HippocratesAncient GreeceAristotleAncient Greek medicine
















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