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Unmasking Male Depression -- Recognizing the Root Cause to Many Problem Behaviors, Such as Anger, Resentment, Abusiveness, Silence, Addictions, and Sexual Compulsions by Dr. Archibald D. Hart 2001
(W Publishing Group, A Division of Thomas Nelson: Nashville, TN) [248 pages].

[Answer 14 of 20 questions correctly to receive
11 hours of Continuing Education credit].


Chapter 1: The Male Ego Unnerved (p. 1-22)
1. Which of the following great men said that depression would be experienced by most Christians, that it is not God’s judgment for sin,
and that sometimes it happens for no discernible reason?

a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Martin Luther King, Jr.
c. Charles Spurgeon
d. Sir Winston Churchill
Chapter 2: Understanding Male Depression (p. 23-35)

2. A phenomenon called “diurnal variation in mood” means
a. what a woman typically experiences after giving birth.
b. what happens to a person who receives an insufficient amount of sunlight.
c. a person who fluctuates between severe depression and mania.
d. to feel the worst in the morning and the best in the evening.
Chapter 3: The Causes and Signs of Male Depression (p. 37-59)

3. Postadrenalin depression occurs when overworked adrenal glands that have been producing stress hormones shut down in order to recover. The best way for a person to respond to postadrenalin depression is to
a. seek medical treatment.
b. increase physical activity.
c. relax and take it easy.
d. eat some chocolate.
4. For anyone wanting to avoid or manage depression, the best way to develop healthy and consistent sleep habits is to
a. go to bed at the same time every night in a darkened room.
b. sleep more on the weekends to “catch up” on lost sleep.
c. have a snack before bedtime.
d. exercise one hour before going to sleep to use up excess energy.
Chapter 4: The Many Masks of Male Depression (p. 61-73)

5. Although there is no definitive test for clinical depression, the actual cause of clinical depression is
a. stress.
b. a serotonin deficiency.
c. anger and resentment.
d. negative thinking.
6. When a wife suspects her husband’s involvement with cybersex,
her reaction should be

a. swift and decisive: “I’m canceling all access to the Internet.”
b. oriented toward self-improvement: “Honey, what can I do to become a better wife?”
c. strong and powerful: “If you ever do this again, I’ll divorce you.”
d. calm and nonjudgmental: “Honey, would you like to talk about it?”
Chapter 5: The Mystery of Male Emotions (p. 75-90)

7. Psychologist Martin Seligman believes that ______ is a key factor
in prolonging depression.

a. poor nutrition
b. rumination
c. insufficient exercise
d. sleep deprivation
Chapter 6: The Treatment of Clinical Depression (p. 91-108)

8. Antidepressant medications are effective in
a. helping men to express their feelings more easily.
b. improving the sexual performance of men.
c. helping men to quit smoking.
d. helping the brain to keep the supply of neurotransmitters more efficient.
9. In order to reach the “recovery” stage of depression, it is necessary for the patient to continue taking their antidepressant medication for more than ___ months after “remission” (when all symptoms have gone away).
a. 3
b. 6
c. 9
d. 12
10. After having successfully recovered from an episode of depression, people who have a second episode should
a. stay on medications for the rest of their lives.
b. change doctors.
c. gradually stop taking medication; it obviously doesn’t work for them.
d. immediately stop taking all medications.

Chapter 7: Postadrenalin Depression (p. 109-123)

11. In his counseling practice, the author has been most successful with breaking adrenalin addiction in men who
a. have a strong spiritual life.
b. have already had their first heart attack.
c. have a compliant personality.
d. get adequate sleep at night.
12. A pastor who suffers from postadrenalin depression on Mondays should a. go for a vigorous walk.
b. start preparing for next Sunday’s sermon.
c. engage in low arousal, non-people, routine activities.
d. try to interpret where such negative feelings come from.
Chapter 8: Men’s Necessary Losses (p. 125-140)

13. If a husband does not have a good marriage and he has worked very hard to improve himself and to take responsibility for his shortcomings, he should
a. divorce his wife and find someone who truly appreciates his good qualities.
b. fill his life with meaningful activity and spend as little time with his wife as possible.
c. have an on-going, passionate affair with a woman who understands ahead of time that any man can listen to her for hours on end if he knows he will be rewarded with sexual pleasure.
d. be sad that his marriage is less than he had hoped for but continue to fulfill his promise to “love and cherish” his wife for the rest of their lives.
14. From a Christian perspective, the best way to minimize a loss from reactive depression is to
a. choose better friends.
b. take less risks.
c. become less attached to the world.
d. slow down one’s pace of life.
Chapter 10: Male Midlife Blues (p. 159-178)

15. A low level of testosterone can result in
a. increased body weight.
b. decreased sexual vitality.
c. increased depression.
d. all of the above.
Chapter 11: When Depression Strikes Below the Belt (p. 179-191)

16. Which is TRUE about impotence?
a. It is only caused by depression.
b. The majority of cases are biologically caused.
c. It is a permanent condition.
d. Most men actively seek treatment for it.
Chapter 12: Cognitive Strategies for Coping with Depression
(p. 193-208)

17. The author’s solution for countering pessimism is
a. developing a good sense of humor.
b. reading inspirational literature.
c. avoiding newspapers and news programs.
d. maintaining a deep faith in God.
18. One of the two effective ways for combating pessimistic thoughts is
a. thinking of something else.
b. upbeat statements.
c. positive imagery.
d. relaxation exercises.
Chapter 13: Healthy Fathering (p. 209-224)

19. If you are a man and your father had many failures, you should
a. forgive him; he was probably only repeating what he learned from his own father.
b. try and remember some happy memories you had together.
c. try to become a better father yourself.
d. all of the above.
Chapter 14: Living with a Depressed Male (p. 225-244)

20. A good thing for a wife to say to her depressed husband would be:
a. Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
b. You didn’t choose your depression.
c. There are a lot of people worse off than you.
d. Depression is a punishment from God for wrong choices.