10.15notes - Abnormal Psychology October 15, 2009 We can...

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Abnormal Psychology October 15, 2009 We can divide mood disorders Unipolar can be divided into o Major Depressive single episode: most common recurring: depressive episode must be broken up by a period of normal mood o Dysthymic (2 years need to have elapsed) Bipolar can be divided into o Bipolar One : major depressive episodes that occur with manic episodes o Bipolar Two : patient having same depressive episodes but not a full blown manic episode. Depression + hypomania o Cyclothymia : mild depression alternating with hypomania or less (2 years need to have elapsed). So long lasting that it becomes the norm for the patient Patient can habituate, get used to the symptoms o May describe the depression as not so bad because they lean to adapt o As patient’s mood elevates, they don’t want the medication anymore Genuine suicidal attempt – suicidal gestures – suicidal comments – suicidal ideation (escape fantasies) o Genuine suicidal attempts: patient tidies things up before they commit suicide
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2009 for the course PSYCH 200.212 taught by Professor Dr.noonberg during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.

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