lecture 21 affective_mood disorders

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12/10/2008 1 Lecture 21: Affective / Mood Disorders Overview •R e v e w Major depression Major depression • Bipolar disorder • Abnormalities • Antidepressants We all experience bouts of sadness/depression, but in MDD the symptoms last for weeks or months on end. % Major Depressive Disorder: Symptoms % Loss of interests, energy, appetite % Little or no pleasure from eating or sex % Significant changes in body weight (gain or loss) % Sleep disturbances (insomnia or hypersomnia) % Feel worthless; excessive or inappropriate guilt %
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2 Gender and Depression Depression is common and affects over 17 million Americans adults annually. Dysthymia –a chronic, usually low level form of depression (i.e., less than MDD) Bipolar Disorder Depression can be manifested as either unipolar or bipolar. Unipolar : vary between normality and depression. Bipolar : vary between depression and mania (also known as manic depression). Mania – an elevated, expansive, or irritable mood and inflated self esteem Symptoms % Inflated self esteem % Decreased need for sleep % Increased speech
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 370 taught by Professor Zalava during the Fall '09 term at CSU Long Beach.

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