Unit 4 Psychology Notes - Mood Disorders Depressive...

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Mood Disorders Depressive Disorders Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Depressed mood + loss of interest or pleasure - At least 2 weeks duration - Also physical symptoms and cognitive symptoms - Suicide happens most often when a depressed person starts getting better - More energy = committing suicide Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) - Less severe but more chronic than MDD - Period of at least 2 years - Begins in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood Bipolar Disorder - Involve shifts in mood between two stages: depressed and manic - Depressive episode - Manic episode : elated and euphoric mood and extreme restlessness - Hypomanic episode : less extreme manic episode Bipolar I Disorder : experience a manic state (not necessarily with a depressive episode) - High self-esteem, decrease need for sleep, more talkative, can result in delusional thinking/hallucinations - Interfere with persons ability to function Bipolar Disorder II : depressive states alter with hypomanic states - not as extreme as full manic Explaining Mood Disorders - Genetics - Neurotransmitters - Stress Hormones - Brain Structures -

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