Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Bereavement


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is bereavement. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how bereavement will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 23 year old man comes tot he clinic with a chief compliant of a depressed mood for 1 month. His father, to whom he was very close, died 1 month ago, and since that time he has felt depressed and been tearful constantly throughout the day. He has had difficulty concentrating, has lost 2 lb, and is not sleeping soundly at night. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?


Page Updated: 09.14.2016