Chapter 8 Mood Disorders

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Chapter 8 Mood Disorders Dysphoria – The emotion of sadness Euphoria – The emotion of elation. Episode – a time limited period during which specific symptoms of a disorder are present. Major Depressive Disorder – A mood disorder in which the individual experiences acute, but time limited episodes of depressive symptoms. Dysthymic Disorder – A mood disorder involving chronic depression of less intensity than major depressive disorders. Major Depressive Episode – A period in which the individual experiences intense psychological and physical symptoms related to a dysphoric mood. Melancholic Features – A specifier for a depressive episode in which the individual loses interest in most activities, awakens much earlier than usual in the morning, has significant loss of appetite, and possibly experiences psychomotor agitation or retardation and excessive or inappropriate guilt feelings. Seasonal Patterns – a specifier for a depressive episode in which the individual has varying symptoms according to time of year, with symptoms usually developing during the same months, every year. Bipolar Disorder – a mood disorder involving manic episodes – intense and very disruptive experiences of heightened mood, possibly alternating with major depressive episodes. Manic Episode – a period of euphoric mood with symptoms involving abnormally heightened levels of thinking, behavior and emotionality. Mixed Episode – A period of at least a week during which the symptoms of both a manic episode and a major depressive episode occur in rapidly alternating fashion. Cyclothymic Disorder – A mood disorder that, compared with bipolar disorder, involves a less intense vacillation between states of euphoria and dysphoria. Hypomanic Episodes – a period of elated mood not as extreme as a manic episode. Bipolar I Disorder – Individual experiences one or more manic episodes with the possibility though not the necessity of having experienced one or more major depressive episodes. Bipolar II Disorder – individual has had one or more major depressive episodes and at
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course PSYCH 380 taught by Professor Halgin during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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