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Test your mental health knowledge with a 5-question quiz

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Test your knowledge on the science of mental health

What do you know about mental health?


What supplement can help reduce depression, beyond the effects of antidepressants alone?

A. Vitamin d

B. Vitamin b

C. magnesium

D.omega 3s


D. Omega 3s

A review of over 10,000 people with mental health disorders suggests omega-3 supplements can have a powerful, positive effect on reducing depression. Read more.


Burnout can damage which organ?

A. Heart

b. lungs

c. liver

d. kidneys


a. the heart

Burnout can heighten the risk of atrial fibrillation (Afib) by up to 20 percent. People with Afib have an irregular heart rate, a condition which increase their risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or dying prematurely. Read more.


What number of minutes of social media use is linked with poor mental health?

a. 30

b. 5

c. 40

d. 15

a. 30 minutes

A 2019 study of teenagers found that as little as 30 minutes of social media use per day was linked to increased mental health risks. Spending more than three hours was even worse. Read more.


What’s the number of minutes of exercise needed per day to boost memory?

A. 7

B. 45

c. 10

d. 25


c. 10 minutes

The study found that only 10 minutes of light exercise was linked to increased connectivity in the hippocampus, an area of the brain involved in memory. Read more.

What has been shown to be resolved during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep?

A. Stomach ache

B. Emotional distress

c. Shortness of breath

d. Satanic possession


b. emotional distress

Studies have shown that people experiencing insomnia do so because of unresolved emotional distress. In a 2016 study, scientists found that REM sleep helps with the resolution of emotional distress.

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