Introduction: Not Just a Case of the Blues
1. Which of the following is a yellow (not red) indicator of
a. a sense of being unappreciated by others.
b. recurring disturbances in sleep patterns for longer than two
weeks, either difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep or
sleeping too much.
c. a significant change in appetite, lasting longer than two
weeks, resulting in either marked weight loss (when not dieting)
or weight gain.
d. feelings of worthlessness for more than two weeks.
Chapter 2: Emotional Equilibrium (p. 25-39)
2. Which is NOT true?
a. In order to counteract anger, fear, and guilt, you need
to intentionally promote optimism, hope, and joy.
b. It is possible to “overwrite” negative messages with positive
c. For every negative message there is a positive truth that
will override the weight of despair.
d. Viktor Frankl, the author of Man’s Search for Meaning,
concluded that what made some people live through the
concentration camps while others did not was fate.
Chapter 3: The Pressures of Life (p. 40-47)
3. The “moving forward phrase” for Chapter 3 is
a. I am brave enough to understand my pain. I am strong
enough to go beyond it.
b. Today I choose to focus on optimism, hope, and joy.
c. I choose to view life as fulfilling.
d. My life is worth a strong foundation of optimism, hope, and
Chapter 4: Living Life on Purpose (p. 48-60)
4. Depression can occur when your activities are out of balance
which of the following ways?
a. You have too many activities.
b. You have too many draining activities.
c. You have too few activities.
d. all of the above.
5. In caring for her terminally ill mother, Julie was angry that
of her other family members were helping her. With the help
counseling, Julie learned that the other family members
a. were too preoccupied with their lives and were more than
glad to let Julie assume this burden.
b. had been rebuffed in their efforts to help by Julie’s “savior
c. did not have as close a relationship with their mother as
d. were actually incompetent and ineffective in previous
attempts to help.
Chapter 5: Family Dynamics (p. 62-73)
6. The source of Kevin’s depression is
a. learned invisibility.
b. learned helplessness.
c. learned worthlessness.
d. learned impatience.
7. Which is TRUE about family dynamics?
a. Your family cannot be a source of depression if you did
not have an abusive experience.
b. A child of alcoholic parents usually will not marry an
c. It is important to recall the good things you learned from
your family and not just the negative things.
d. Most of us learn far more negative lessons from our families
than good ones.
Chapter 6: Rebuilding Relationships (p. 74-85)
8. Withdrawing from a very negative person after warning them of
their destructive patterns is an example of
Chapter 7: Physical Causes of Depression (p. 86-111)
9. The author would AGREE with which statement?
a. People who have low serotonin levels should first
investigate any physical causes of their depression before
seeking medication and counseling.
b. Blood work and medical examinations are sufficient in
identifying physical causes of depression.
c. Heredity is not a factor in depression. Just because your
parent was depressed doesn’t mean you will be.
d. Caffeine cannot cause depression because it is a stimulant.
10. How can you know if you are allergic to a particular food?
a. Consult an orthomolecular psychiatrist.
b. Write down everything you eat and drink for 3 days, noting
any change in moods and physical effects such as gas, bloating,
diarrhea, or constipation.
c. Look for a food that you have eaten over and over, such as
wheat or dairy products. After doing so, your body builds up an
intolerance to it. Ironically, your body then intensely craves
that food it is now allergic to.
d. all of the above.
Chapter 8: Replenishing the Body (p. 112-131)
11. Which is NOT healthy eating advice?
a. Stop eating before you feel full.
b. Eliminate all foods containing fat.
c. Eat more fruits and vegetables than breads.
d. Eat more breads than dairy products.
12. Syd Baumel, author of Dealing with Depression Naturally,
“Of all the nutrients, none fit the profile of ‘natural
antidepressant’ as well as
a. Vitamin B6
b. amino acids
c. Folic Acid
d. Vitamin B12
13. The British Journal of Sports Medicine reported that
_____ alleviated symptoms of depression more quickly than many
a. weight lifting 3 times per week
b. jogging 3 times per week
c. walking 30 minutes each day
d. swimming 3 times per week
14. Which is NOT good advice?
a. Every day you should drink the number of ounces of water
that is equal to half your body weight.
b. Don’t consume caffeine in the late afternoon or evening.
c. It is OK to stay up later on the weekends. Your sleep cycle
will adjust accordingly.
d. Reduce the activity, noise, and light levels toward bedtime.
Chapter 9: Renewing Your Spiritual Connections (p. 132-144)
15. When the author says to replace negative self-talk with
a. using Bible passages to combat wrong thinking.
b. imagining what God would say to you when you are discouraged.
c. acknowledging that your depression may actually be God’s will
d. telling God you are angry at Him for allowing too many
difficult circumstances in your life.