Psychological_Disorders__Part_2

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Unformatted text preview: Psychological Disorders Part 2: From Depression to Dementia (with a little stress added in) Mood Disorders: Depression Called “the common cold” of mental illness Symptoms of Major Depression: A. Five (or more) of the following symptoms have been present during the same 2- week period and represent a change from previous functioning; at least one of the symptoms is either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure. depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, as indicated by either subjective report (e.g., feels sad or empty) or observation made by others (e.g., appears tearful). Note: In children and adolescents, can be irritable mood. markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day (as indicated by either subjective report or observation made by others) significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain (e.g., a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month), a decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day. Note: In children, consider failure to make weight gains. insomnia or hypersomnia nearly every day psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day (observable by others, not merely subjective feeling of restlessness or being slowed down) fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt (which may be delusional) nearly every day (not merely self-reproach or guilt about being sick) diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day (either by subjective account or as observed by others) recurrent thoughts of death (not just fear of dying), recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorder Old name: “Manic- Depression” When Major Depressive episodes alternate with periods of mania Mania: A state of highly excited mood and behavior Anxiety Disorders Type of abnormal behavior characterized by unrealistic, irrational fear Anxiety Disorders...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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