Module 50 - Module 50 Mood Disorders Mood disorders psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes Come in 2 principal forms(1 major

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Module 50: Mood Disorders Mood disorders: psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes. Come in 2 principal forms: (1) major depressive disorder – person experiences prolonged hopelessness and lethargy until their return to normality (2) bipolar disorder (formerly manic depressive disorder) – person alternates between depression and mania (overexcited, hyperactive state) Major Depressive Disorder Major depressive disorder: a mood disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or a medical condition, two or more weeks of significantly depressed moods, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished interest or pleasure in most activities. Dysthymic disorder: in b/w blue moods and major depression; down-in-the-dumps mood that fills most of the day, nearly everyday, for 2 years or more. Bipolar Disorder Mania: a mood disorder marked by a hyperactive, wildly optimistic state. Bipolar disorder: a mood disorder in which the person alternates b/w the hopelessness
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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Module 50 - Module 50 Mood Disorders Mood disorders psychological disorders characterized by emotional extremes Come in 2 principal forms(1 major

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