Psych 020 Mental Disorders

Psych 020 Mental Disorders - Psych 020 Mental Disorders...

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Psych 020 March 25, 2008 Mental Disorders Major Depression Causes of Mood Disorders Answer These Questions: What are the symptoms of major depression? How does biology alter the mood? How do other perspectives explain depression? Psychological Disorders (the major kinds) Anxiety Disorders o Generalized anxiety disorder o Panic attack/ panic disorder o Phobic disorders o Obsessive-compulsive disorder o Post-traumatic stress disorder Somatoform Disorders Dissociative Disorders o Amnesia o Fugue o Multiple Personality (DID) Some sort of thought disturbance going on Mood Disorders o Major Depression o Bipolar Disorder Schizophrenic Disorders o Extreme thought disorder Personality Disorders o Extremely hard to diagnose o Very difficult to find correct treatment Mood Disorders Characterized by disturbance in mood (affect) rather than thought “High” mania “Low” depression Mania PROBLEM? Mild BUT jumps from one thing to another, unable to sit still, jumps from unbounded elation to intense irritation, incredibly excited about things but mad
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH, POL 020 taught by Professor Atkinson,narain,norton during the Winter '08 term at UWO.

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