BAD onset

BAD onset - BAD Age of Onset -20-30 years -rare after 40...

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BAD Age of Onset -20-30 years -rare after 40 Prevalence -unipolar depression -5% -more women -BAD -1% -equal gender -Schizophrenia -1% -more males Course of Mood Episodes -variable course -don’t need depressive episode to be diagnosed -initial episode characteristic Time Between Episodes -1 st and 2 nd = 3 years -2 nd and 3 rd – 2 years -after = 1-2 years -if mood episode is not treated, will last 3-12 months Kindling -repeated electrical stimulation -evokes seizures -decreases threshold -BAD -stress? Course of Mania -rapid onset -shorter lasting
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-1 st episode in men -90% recurrent -65% with mania couple with depressive episode -2 triggers -childbirth -loss of sleep -related to syptom severity Course of Depression -slower, insideious onset -longer lasting if left untreated -1 st episode in women -55% recurring -10% develop BAD BAD Specifiers Rapid Cycling – BAD -at least 4 mood episoders per year -about 10-20% of people with BAD -more disruptive -mostly women -prognosis SAD (seasonal affective disorder) -mostly winter -occasionally summer
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSYC 3900H taught by Professor Mcdowell during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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