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Disorders Abnormal Psychology
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Groups at risk Caucasian than AA Separated & divorced than married Women than men Women 1.5-3 x higher risk than men Theories to explain gender differences Hormones Changing social roles for women Response to depressed moods Women ruminate Men distract themselves 2
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Disorder can strike at any age Infants: failure to eat Children: apathy, inactivity or separation anxiety Adolescents: sulkiness, negativism, withdrawal, feeling misunderstood, problem behaviors, drug abuse Elderly: lack of pleasure & motivation, hopelessness, psychomotor retardation or agitation, delusions, hallucinations 3
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Mania Symptoms (DSM-IV) Elevated, expansive, or irritable mood Inflated self-esteem Sleeplessness Talkativeness Flight of ideas (racing thoughts) Distractibility Hyperactivity Reckless behavior 4
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Mania Episode typically begins suddenly Lasts shorter than a depressive episode (several days several months) Usually ends abruptly 5
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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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