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Mood Disorders 1. Major Depressive Disorder 1. Dysthymic Disorder 2. Bipolar Disorder 1. Mania and Depression 3. Depression 1. What We Know 2. Biological Factors 3. The Social/Cognitive View Mood Disorders ± mood disorders : disorders characterized by emotional extremes ² major depressive disorder —an unexplained, extended (weeks) period of depression (worthless, disinterested, very sad) ² bipolar disorder —alternation between hopelessness and lethargy of depression and the overexcited state of mania ² manic episode —a hyperactive, euphoric, wildly optimistic state Depression ± very sad, hopeless, worthless (low self esteem), very tired (but often cannot sleep), very discouraged, inability to concentrate ± #1 reason for seeking psychological help (7.8% of people) = major depression ± often a response to loss ± suicide danger ± dysthymic disorder —not major depression, but a longstanding “blue” period
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Bipolar Disorder ± two “poles” = mania and depression ± formerly called “manic depression”
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