psych 11-27 - November 27, 2007 Intro. to Psych. Mood...

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November 27, 2007 Intro. to Psych. Mood Disorders -Major Depressive Disorder -symptoms: -emotional: overwhelming sadness, disconnectedness -behavioral: dejected facial expressions, crying spells, slower movements and speech, reduced eye contact -cognitive: impaired memory, poor concentration, negative thoughts, preoccupation with death, depressive realism -depressive realism: no positive allusions (more objective) -physical: depleted energy, vague aches/pains, weight loss/gain, reduced/increased sleep -Dysthymic Disorder -chronic, low-grade disorder -same as MDD, but less intense -Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) -repeated episodes (same time every year) -predictable with changing seasons -more common in northern latitudes -Bipolar Disorder -extreme moods at both ends of spectrum -manic episodes: inflated self-esteem, grandiose plans, delusional beliefs, fast- forward speech, flight of ideas -can cycle up to 4 times per year -Cyclothymic Disorder -mild bipolar disorder -Causes -biological perspective -genetic -low levels of serotonin and norepinephrine -reduced activity in left frontal lobe -social-cognitive perspective -learned helplessness -explanatory style (stable, global, internal)
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PY 101 taught by Professor Schmautz during the Spring '08 term at Whitworth University.

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