20_ClinicalPsych2 - Introduction to Psychology Class 20 Psychological Disorders and their Treatment Myers 486-502 516-535 August 2nd 2006 Mood

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Introduction to Psychology Class 20: Psychological Disorders and their Treatment Myers: 486-502, 516-535 August 2 nd , 2006
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Mood Disorders Unipolar: Depression Bipolar: Alternating depression and mania
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Major Depressive Disorder Depression is the “common cold” of all psychological disorders Situational depression is healthy Major depression: Women > Men 5-10% in the US Suicidal ideation and attempts Strong genetic influence Biological: norepinephrine and serotonin
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Bipolar Disorder Mania: Hyperactive ,wildly optimistic state Bipolar Disorder: person alternates between mania and depression (“Manic- depressive”) Creativity and Bipolar Disorder
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Schizophrenia “Split mind” Disorganized thinking: delusions, word salad Disturbed perception: hallucinations Inappropriate emotions and actions: flat affect Positive and negative symptoms
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Subtypes of Schizophrenia Paranoid: Preoccupation with delusions and hallucinations
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20_ClinicalPsych2 - Introduction to Psychology Class 20 Psychological Disorders and their Treatment Myers 486-502 516-535 August 2nd 2006 Mood

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