Almost 40% of primary care visits are due to complaints of chest pain, fatigue, dizziness, headache, swelling, back pain, shortness of breath, insomnia, abdominal pain, and numbness.
But only about a quarter of those result in a diagnosis. 

If you’ve ever had physical symptoms that weren’t easily explained, you may have been told: “it’s all in your head.”  While that may be true, the fact is that your brain is in your head and you can’t function without it!  

This quiz will measure your understanding of the mind-body connection through a series of true or false questions that should take about 5 minutes to answer. Once completed, you will be provided with clear tips on how to improve that link and live a happier, healthier life.

1. Stressful life events may increase your risk for cardiovascular disease.

 2. Inflammation has no link to the development of mood disorders.

3. Untreated depression is linked to unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking, heavy alcohol use, noncompliance with medical care and a diet high in fat and salt.

4. The personality trait of pessimism is not a risk factor for the development of hypertension.
5. Not only do you have a brain in your head, but you also have a second brain in your gut.

6. Adults with IBS are less likely to report their parents gave them gifts or special privileges when they were ill as children.

7. Nutrient deficiency is implicated in the development of depression.

8. Both human and animal studies provide increasing evidence that suggests a strong link between gut biome composition and the development of psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

9. COVID-19 can not cause changes in your brain leading to psychiatric symptoms.

10. In order to be diagnosed with Lyme disease, you must have had a bullseye skin lesion.

11. If you have been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus, you are at increased risk of developing depression.

12. The increased incidence of allergic and autoimmune disorders in the last century is linked to tremendous changes in sanitation standards and practices.

13. Symptoms of autoimmune disorders are frequently mischaracterized as psychiatric illnesses.

14. Autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, are often preceded by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus.

15. Foods such as fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines should be avoided when consuming an anti-inflammatory diet.

16. In research studies, the maladaptive coping style known as perfectionism has been linked to individuals who are eventually diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). 

All done - fill out the form to get your results!


Our system experienced an error while submitting your answers. We apologize, please try again