10 - PsychologicalDisordersLectureII 06:52 MoodDisorders

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Psychological Disorders Lecture II 06:52 Mood Disorders Emotional extremes of mood disorders come in two extremes. o Major depressive disorder Depression is the common cold of psychological disorders In a year, 5.8% of men and 9.5% of women report depression  worldwide Occurs when signs of depression occur for 2 weeks without causing by  drugs or medical condition Signs: Lethargy and fatigue Feelings of worthlessness Loss of interest in family and friends Loss of interest in activities o Bipolar disorder Suicide Most severe form of behavioral response to depression is suicide.  Heach  year some 1million people commit suicide worldwide Suicide Stats o National differences o Racial differences o Gender differences o Age differences o Other differences Biological perspective Genetic influences: o Mood disorders run in families.  The rate of depression is higher in  identical (50%) than fraternal twins (20%) Linked analysis and association studies link possible genes and dispositions  for depression.
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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10 - PsychologicalDisordersLectureII 06:52 MoodDisorders

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