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Mood Disorders I: Characteristics, Prevalence, & Causes
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Today’s Agenda Types and Prevalence of Mood Disorders Overlap with Anxiety Causes of Mood Disorders
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Types of Mood Disorders Unipolar Depressive Disorders Major Depressive Disorder Dysthymie Disorder Double Depression Seasonal Affective Disorder
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MDD Depressed Mood or Anhedonia Plus 4 or more of the following: Weight/Appetite Change Sleep Disturbance Psychomotor Agitation/Retardation Fatigue/Energy Loss Worthlessness/Guilt Poor concentration Thoughts of death/suicide Present for at least 2 weeks
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MDD “Common cold” of mental disorders 3% to 10% of people in U.S. at this moment 16% lifetime prevalence 12% of men 21% of women Rates increasing!! By age 19: 19% of men 35% of women
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MDD Common Chronic Average episode lasts 6 to 9 months ~ 80% recurrence rate Costly : $43.7 billion a year Deadly
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Dysthymia Milder and Fewer symptoms than MDD
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course CLP 4144 taught by Professor Jeremypettit during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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