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Week 8;Assignment;Diagnosis and Treatment

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Diagnosis and Treatment 1 Diagnosis and Treatment Nicole Ureste May 2, 2011 BEH/225 Anita Mamoran
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Diagnosis and Treatment 2 Mood Disorders Mood disorders are characterized by disturbances in a person’s mood or their emotional state. People without mood disorders have a wide range of emotions; they may be happy or sad, miserable or joyful, outgoing or quiet, or discouraged or driven. People with mood disorders have a restricted range of emotions. They seem as they are consistently happy or always sad. Some mood disorders include depression, mania, and bipolar disorder (Morris & Maisto, 2005, p. 492). Depression is the most common mood disorder and is a state of feeling constantly sad, hopeless, excessive guilt, loss of interest in normal activities, and they are unable to feel pleasure while doing things that they normally used to enjoy doing. They are usually tired or fatigued and even find making everyday decisions difficult to face. People with serious depression commonly lose interest in sex, food, and may also sometimes suffer from insomnia. They have also been known to have a hard time concentrating and thinking (Morris & Maisto, 2005, p. 492). Some of the first signs of depression are the loss of short term memory and difficulty concentrating for long periods of time (Morris & Maisto, 2005, p. 493). There are many medications that are commonly
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