L11 - mood disorders.f08

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Overview Today: finish somatoform disorders, start mood disorders Wednesday : finish mood disorders, suicide discussion Next week : eating disorders RR#6 (Ch 15) due next Monday Next test: Monday, October 20
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Somatoform disorders Specific disorders Hypochondriasis Somatization Disorder Conversion Disorder Pain Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder Difficulties with diagnosis?
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Etiologies Psychodynamic theory Defense against unacceptable (sexual) memories or wishes Unexpressed emotions result in somatic symptoms Form of regression (sick child)
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Etiologies Behavioral/sociocultural/biological theories Rewarded for playing “sick role” Societal reinforcement? Family histories of somatic complaints Cognitive theory Misinterpretation of bodily sensations Fear of aging and death
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Treatment Efficacy of treatment in general Psychodynamic treatment Stress reduction/relaxation Coping skills Anti-depressant medications ***Low-level medical care***
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Mood disorders “My life is in ruins and…my body is uninhabitable. It is raging and weeping and full of destruction and wild energy gone amok. In the mirror I see a creature I don’t know but must live and share my mind with.” Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind
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Mood episodes Major depressive episode Depressive symptoms in children and older adults Manic episode Hypomanic episode Mixed episode **Possibility of psychosis in all episodes!
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Prevalence rates in U.S.
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