Lecture 22 – Mood Disorders

Lecture 22 - Lecture 22 Psychological Disorders Mood disorders Major depressive disorder Bipolar disorder Explaining mood disorders Lecture 22 Mood

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Lecture 22 1 Lecture 22 Mood Disorders Josh Wede Psych 100 Psychological Disorders Mood disorders Major depressive disorder Bipolar disorder Explaining mood disorders Major Depressive Disorders Depression is the “common cold” of psychological disorders Not necessarily in severity Often a response to past or current loss Contrast with anxiety which is typically a response to current or future event Major Depressive Disorder When do we go from a normal reaction to a maladaptive one? Death of a loved one Depression slows us down, defuses aggression and restrains risk taking Major Depressive Disorder Major depressive disorder occurs when signs of depression last two weeks or more and are not caused by drugs or medical conditions Symptoms include: 1. Lethargy and tiredness 2. Feelings of worthlessness 3. Loss of interest in family & friends 4. Loss of interest in activities Dysthymic Disorder Dysthymic disorder lies between blue mood and major depressive disorder. A disorder characterized by daily depression lasting two years or more.
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Lecture 22 - Lecture 22 Psychological Disorders Mood disorders Major depressive disorder Bipolar disorder Explaining mood disorders Lecture 22 Mood

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