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  1. Widely used for modifying the patterns of thought and behavior, what does the letter'c' stand for in the acronym CBT?
  2. What name is given to the fear of being in situations where escape might be difficult or that help wouldn't be available if things go wrong?
  3. Which well known developmental disorder, often noticed during the first three years of a child's life, is characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication?
  4. What common three letter acronym is a mental disorder in which a person feels the need to perform certain routines repeatedly?
  5. What is the more common name for Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder?
  6. Which disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood?

  7. By what phrase did Winston Churchill famously describe his clinical depression?
  8. Which mental health charity was founded in England in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016?
  9. Which Austrian neurologist is the founder of psychoanalysis?
  10. Which disease that causes up to 70% of dementia is named after the German scientist who identified it around 1906?
  11. What neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication is named after an Austrian pediatrician who called his patients "Little Professors"?
  12. First described in 1816, what impulse control disorder is the inability to resist the urge to steal things, usually for reasons other than financial gain?
  13. As featured in the 1988 film Rain Man, which syndrome is a very rare condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain abilities far in excess of average?
  14. Which eating disorder is characterized by binge eating followed by purging?
  15. Which syndrome characterized by abnormal movements and behavior is also the name an alternative rock band from Wales?
  16. In which artificially created or developed disorder does the person affected feign illness to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves?
  17. Pyromania is an impulse control disorder in which individuals fail to resist impulses to do what?
  18. What name is given to a condition in which hostages develop a psychological bond with their captors during captivity?
  19. Which silvery-white chemical element with the atomic number 3 is useful in the treatment of bipolar disorder?
  20. PTSD is a mental disorder that one can develop after exposure to a traumatic event; what does the acronym PTSD stand for?


  1. Cognitive
  2. Agoraphobia
  3. Autism
  4. OCD (which stands for, Obsessive–compulsive disorder)
  5. Stuttering or stammering
  6. Bipolar
  7. Black dog
  8. MIND
  9. Sigmund Freud
  10. Alzheimer's disease (after Aloysius Alzheimer, 1864-19
  11. Aspergers (named after Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger)
  12. Kleptomania
  13. Savant (or, autistic savant)
  14. Bulimia (bulimia nervosa)
  15. Catatonia

  16. Munchausen syndrome
  17. Start fires
  18. Stockholm syndrome
  19. Lithium
  20. Post-traumatic stress disorder