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FAP5_Lecture_Ch07 - Chapter 7 Mood Disorders Comer,...

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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 1 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 Chapter 7 Mood Disorders
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 2 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 Mood Disorders s Two key emotions on a continuum: b Depression s Low, sad state in which life seems dark and overwhelming b Mania s State of breathless euphoria or frenzied energy Depression Mania
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 3 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 Mood Disorders s Most people with a mood disorder experience only depression b This pattern is called unipolar depression s Person has no history of mania s Mood returns to normal when depression lifts s Some people experience periods of depression that alternate with periods of mania b This pattern is called bipolar disorder
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 4 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 Mood Disorders s These disorders have always captured people’s interest b Millions of people have mood disorders b Economic costs of mood disorders amount to more than $80 billion each year b Human suffering is incalculable
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 5 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 Unipolar Depression s The term “depression” is often used to describe general sadness or unhappiness b This usage confuses a normal mood swing with a clinical syndrome s Clinical depression can bring severe and long-lasting psychological pain that may intensify over time
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 6 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 How Common Is Unipolar Depression? s About 7% of the U.S. population experiences severe unipolar depression in any given year b As many as 5% experience mild depression s The prevalence is similar in Canada, England, France, and many other countries s Approximately 17% of all adults experience unipolar depression at some time in their lives b Rates have been steadily increasing since 1915
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 7 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 How Common Is Unipolar Depression? s In almost all countries, women are twice as likely as men to experience severe unipolar depression b Lifetime prevalence: 26% of women vs. 12% of men s These rates hold true across socioeconomic classes and ethnic groups s Approximately 50% recover within six weeks, some without treatment b Most will experience another episode at some point
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Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, 3e 8 Comer, Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology , 5e – Chapter 7 What Are the Symptoms of Depression? s
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course PSY PSY M08 taught by Professor Tennant during the Summer '08 term at Moorpark College.

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FAP5_Lecture_Ch07 - Chapter 7 Mood Disorders Comer,...

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