britney psych 3 - PsychologicalDisorders PsychologyNotes 2

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    Psychological Disorders Psychology Notes
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    Cyclothymic disorder Chronic Person never goes more than 6 mos w/ o hypomanic or depressive phase Pattern is mild and persistent - becomes  way of life Cyclothymia and bipolar disorder  especially common among creative  people 2
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    Family studies happens in families Same gender distribution Show same neurophysiological abnormalities Same reactions to antidepressant drugs About 10% of dysthymics develop MDD About 15-50% of cyclothymics develop bipolar 3
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    Depression far more common than  mania Theories of mood disorder have  Therapies usually focus on depression 4
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    Psychodynamic perspective on depression Traditional  (Freud, Abraham) Depression not organically based
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 3140 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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