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  Psych325/HD370 Introduction to Adult Psychopathology
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Varieties of Depression,  Hamlet’s Self-diagnosis,    Psych 325 Lecture 12 2/28/08
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Today’s Lecture  1. Defining Depression 2. Beck’s Cognitive Theory 3. The Neuroanatomy of depression 4. MAOinhibitors/Tricyclics/SSRIs and  how they work on seratonergic and  noradrenergic pathways …
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Range of Mood
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Depression 5 -11% lifetime prevalence 10-15 million people a year 50% recurrence after a single episode Rule of 7’s:  1/7 with recurrent depressive illness commits suicide 70% of suicides have depressive illness 70% of suicides see their primary physician                          within 6 weeks of suicide Suicide is the 7 th  leading cause of death
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Kinds of Depression Dysthymia (mild depression) Unipolar depression (depression only) Bipolar Depression I (depression/mania) Bipolar Depression II (depression/hypomania) Cyclothymia (dysthymia/hypomania)
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Dysthymia This disorder is characterized by an overwhelming yet chronic  state of depression, exhibited by a depressed mood for most of  the days, for more days than not, for at least 2 years. (In  children and adolescents, mood can be irritable and duration  must be at least 1 year.) The person who suffers from this  disorder must not have gone for more than 2 months without 
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