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Grief and Depression

1. Grief and depression have unique characteristics, and grief reactions include:

A. Constant crying without being able to stop or inability to cry or weep at all

B. An inability to identify anger or direct it toward someone else

C. Difficulty in accessing dreams and severe insomnia

D. Mood variability including intermittently changing from sadness and regret to relief, joy, anxiety, frustration, hope and other emotions


2. Professionals should assess, evaluate, question, and obtain the client's story in evaluating whether or not he or she is depressed.

A. True

B. False


3. Part of the assessment for depression is determining what previous losses the client has experienced. Additionally, it is important to know if memories of losses are being triggered by current situations or events.

A. True

B. False


4. Anxiety and apprehension about _______________ can often be the primary cause of anxiety and/or depression.

A. Financial stability

B. Changes in one's environment

C. Physical symptoms

D. None of the above


5. Following a death, it is often assumed that any grief or depression experienced is a result of the death. However, additional worries or issues will likely be encountered, and these are known as subordinate fears.

A. True

B. False


6. When evaluating a person's sense of self, self-concept, and self-esteem, consider all of the following EXCEPT:

A. Cognitive style

B. Support system

C. Problem-solving skills

D. Maturity


7. How one deals with death is closely related to how he or she has managed or coped with past crises and trauma.

A. True

B. False


8. Giving a “name” to the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that we are having while depressed or grieving helps to:

A. Honestly confront the situation

B. Gain some perspective

C. Make conscious choices about how we wish to respond

D. All of the above


9. With both depression and grief, added messages or judgments often reinforce or cause more suffering than primary events.

A. True

B. False


10. When assisting loved ones, it is beneficial to help them identify the cause or root of their depression, as long as the depression is:

A. Situational

B. Temporary

C. Acute

D. Subtle


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