Psych 202 Ch. 8

Psych 202 Ch. 8 - Term Definition Which of the following is...

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Term: Which of the following is a disorder that primarily involves a significant disturbance in a person's emotional state? Definition: Mood disorder Term: Which of the following is true of major depressive disorders? Definition: A mood disorder in which the individual experiences acute, but time-limited, episodes of depressive symptoms. Term: A period in which an individual experiences acute but time-limited periods of intense psychological and physical symptoms related to a dysphoric mood is referred to as a(n) Definition: Major depressive disorder Term: The major difference between major depressive disorder and dysthymic disorder is that Definition: A major depressive disorder is a mood disorder in which the individual experiences acute, but time-limited, episodes of depressive symptoms. A dysthymic disorder is a mood disorder involving chronic depression of less intensity than major depressive disorders. (The individual does NOT experience a major depressive episode).
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Term: Which of the following is a symptom of major depressive disorder? Definition: *Depressed mood most of the day, *markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all or most daily activities, significant unintended weight loss or unusual increase or decrease in appetite, insomnia or hypersomnia, psychomotor agitation or retardation observable by others, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, difficulty maintaining concentration or making decisions, recurrent thoughts of death or having suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempts. (* at least one of the first two symptoms must be present, and all but suicidality must be present nearly every day). Term: During his tenure as a prosecutor, Larson had once helped to book an innocent man in a murder trial. Following this incident he lost his appetite leading to weight loss and developed insomnia. Of late he has also become dysphoric and has developed suicidal tendencies. Identify the disorder from which Larson is suffering. Definition: Major depressive disorder Term: Women are almost _____ times more likely to experience major depressive disorder at some point in life than men. Definition: 70%
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Term: Mary has been in a continual state of dysfunction that has kept her from feeling truly happy or well-adjusted. However, she has never had a full-blown depressive episode. Mary is most likely suffering from _____ disorder. Definition: Dysthymic disorder Term: Individuals suffering from dysthymic disorder typically suffer from some of the same symptoms as people with major depressive disorder. However, individuals suffering from dysthymic disorder do not Definition: Experience a major depressive episode. Term: Older individuals with dysthymic disorder or depression are more likely to report problems in which of the following areas of functioning?
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