Patterns of Antidepressant Drug Abuse


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Which of the following statements about depression and/or medications is incorrect?

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1. What is the correct medical term for a drug that fights depression?

2. Which of these is not a form of antidepressant drug abuse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is designed to assess what you know about the signs of antidepressant abuse. You will be quizzed on, among other topics, facts about depression and drugs and forms of antidepressant drug abuse.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will measure the depth of your knowledge about this topic by answering quiz questions addressing:

  • Your ability to identify correct and incorrect statements about depression and medications
  • The term used to describe a depression-fighting drug
  • Forms of antidepressant drug abuse
  • Medical problems linked to antidepressant abuse
  • What insomnia is associated with

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the ways in which antidepressant drugs can be abused
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as insomnia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding medical conditions that can result from abusing antidepressant drugs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about drugs that fight depression

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about this topic? If so, then you can refer to the lesson titled Patterns of Antidepressant Drug Abuse, and review:

  • Depression and antidepressants
  • Examples of antidepressant drug abuse
  • Possible reasons for antidepressant abuse
  • Physical conditions that can result from this type of abuse