Positive vs. Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for Depression


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Which of the following is true about the relationship between alcohol use and depression?

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1. Mary has been feeling depressed for a while but is trying to find ways to improve her mood. Her friends have called and invited her to go out. Mary doesn't feel much like being social. Which of the following should Mary do if she wants to try to feel better?

2. John has been struggling with depression for some time. He often skips meals and does not exercise, and sometimes his sleep patterns are not ideal. Based on this information, which of the following does it sound like John should focus on right now?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nearly seven percent of the U.S. adult population experiences at least one depressive episode every year. You will be tested on healthy as well as unhealthy ways of coping with depression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The relationship between depression and alcohol use
  • An example of what can be done to help with depression
  • Self-help approaches versus professional treatment for this condition

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - consult the knowledge you've gained about the relationship between depression and being overweight
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most important concepts regarding eating, exercise and sleeping patterns from the lesson on depression
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the link between depression and alcohol use

Additional Learning

To find out more about depression management, view the lesson titled Positive vs. Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms for Depression. This lesson is focused on the following objectives:

  • Point out the percentage of the U.S. adult population that suffers from Persistent Depressive Disorder
  • Define compulsive shopping
  • Explain why thinking positively is important for depression management
  • Define depression