PSYC 3082 ch 6

PSYC 3082 ch 6 - Chapter 6 Mood Disorders and Suicide An...

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Chapter 6 Mood Disorders and Suicide
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An Overview of Mood Disorders Extremes in Normal Mood Nature of depression Nature of mania and hypomania Types of DSM-IV Depressive Disorders Major depressive disorder Dysthymic disorder Double depression Types of DSM-IV Bipolar Disorders Bipolar I disorder Bipolar II disorder Cyclothymic disorder
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Major Depression: An Overview Major Depressive Episode: Overview and Defining Features Extremely depressed mood state lasting at least 2 weeks Affects mood, body, and thinking Cognitive symptoms – Feelings of worthless, indecisiveness Vegetative or somatic symptoms – Central to the disorder! Mainly changes in sleep and or appetite Sleep: insomnia or waking up early, sleeping too much Appetite: weigh loss or gain, over or under eating Anhedonia – Loss of pleasure/interest in usual activities An equally component of treatment is preventing future
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Dysthymia: An Overview Overview and Defining Features Defined by persistently depressed mood that continues for at least 2 years Symptoms of depression are milder than major depression Symptoms can persist unchanged over long periods (e.g., 20 years or more) Mood disorder that falls under depression disorder Chronic (min of 2 years straight) The average length of a major depression episode without treatment is about 9 months ; 2 years for dysthymia
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Double Depression: An Overview Overview and Defining Features Person experiences major depressive episodes and dysthymic disorder Dysthymic disorder often develops first Facts and Statistics Associated with severe psychopathology Associated with a problematic future course
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Bipolar I Disorder: An Overview Overview and Defining Features Alternations between full manic episodes and depressive episodes Manic Episode elevated, often euphoric mood, or irritable racing thoughts pressured speech decreased need for sleep grandiose thoughts increase in goal directed or psychomotor agitation
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Facts and Statistics Average age on onset is 18 years, but can begin in childhood Tends to be chronic Suicide is a common consequence
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Bipolar II Disorder: An Overview Overview and Defining Features Alternations between major depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course PSYC 3082 taught by Professor Knapp during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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