Some experts think we’re in an anxiety epidemic. And our addiction to social media isn’t helping by creating a hustle culture and setting us up to be unhappy about our lives. Why are we stressed and feeling burnt out? And, more importantly, what can we do about it?
Dr Norman Swan is one of our most trusted doctors and a much-respected broadcaster. In his new book So You Think You Know What’s Good for You? Norman replaces medical myths, half-truths, and misconceptions with the information you need to make better decisions about how to eat, sleep and how to live. This informative and entertaining new read is for everyone – be it grandparents, parents or millennials, as it demystifies how to achieve good health and wellness in the modern age.
Take our quiz to find out what you know about mental health (scroll down for answers).
1. What is our Locus of Control?
a) Control over all locomotive technology
b) The degree to which individuals perceive that outcomes result from their own behaviours, or manipulated by forces that are external to themselves
c) The ability for an individual to avoid motion sickness when on a moving vehicle
d) Stress management
2. Chronic stress can result in:
a) Hair loss
b) Bad joints
c) Psychological distress
d) Memory loss
3. What percentage of people with eating disorders are men:
a) Ten per cent
d) Up to one-third
4. True or false: People who are in work are healthier mentally than those who are unemployed.
5. What is the cause of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
a) It often occurs after an event which you felt seriously endangered at the time and you might die.
b) It occurs after a stressful day at work.
c) It occurs in all people with anxiety.
d) There is no known cause.
6. True or false: A tendency to anxiety can be inherited.
1. B | 2. C | 3. D | 4. A | 5. A | 6. A
These days it seems as though health advice bombards us from all areas. Take this quiz to see if your general health knowledge stands the test.