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Unformatted text preview: 1 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 Slides & Handouts by Karen Clay Rhines, Ph.D. Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Mood Disorders Mood Disorders 2 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 Mood Disorders Mood Disorders Two key emotions on a continuum: Depression Low, sad state in which life seems dark and overwhelming Mania State of breathless euphoria or frenzied energy Depression Mania 3 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 Mood Disorders Mood Disorders Most people with a mood disorder experience only depression This pattern is called unipolar depression Person has no history of mania Mood returns to normal when depression lifts Some people experience periods of depression that alternate with periods of mania This pattern is called bipolar disorder 4 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 Mood Disorders Mood Disorders These disorders have always captured peoples interest Millions of people have mood disorders Economic costs of mood disorders amount to more than $80 billion each year Human suffering is incalculable 5 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 Unipolar Depression Unipolar Depression The term depression is often used to describe general sadness or unhappiness This usage confuses a normal mood swing with a clinical syndrome Clinical depression can bring severe and long-lasting psychological pain that may intensify over time 6 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 How Common Is Unipolar How Common Is Unipolar Depression? Depression? About 7% of the U.S. population experiences severe unipolar depression in any given year As many as 5% experience mild depression The prevalence is similar in Canada, England, France, and many other countries Approximately 17% of all adults experience unipolar depression at some time in their lives Rates have been steadily increasing since 1915 7 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 How Common Is Unipolar How Common Is Unipolar Depression? Depression? In almost all countries, women are twice as likely as men to experience severe unipolar depression Lifetime prevalence: 26% of women vs. 12% of men These rates hold true across socioeconomic classes and ethnic groups Approximately 50% recover within six weeks, some without treatment Most will experience another episode at some point 8 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e Chapter 7 What Are the Symptoms of What Are the Symptoms of...
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