Abnormal Psychology lecture 7

Abnormal Psychology lecture 7 - Abnormal Psychology Bipolar...

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Abnormal Psychology 10/3/11 Bipolar II Disorder Alteration of recurrent major depressive episodes with hypo manic episodes (less severe manic episode, don’t reach the point of hospitalization) o A. presence/ history of one or more MD episodes o B. Presence/history of at least one hypomanic episode o C. NEVER a manic episode o D. Criteria A and B not accounted by another diagnosis o E. Clinically significant distress or impairment 10-13% will develop into BP I Average age of onset between 19 and 22 Cyclothymic Disorder Less severe Bipolar, but chronic and lifelong Pattern must last for two years (1 year in children/adolescents) Not severe enough to require hospitalization or severe intervention o “moody” to the point that it interferes with function At increased risk to develop bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorders Onset o BP I- 28 years old o BP II- 19-22 years old o Rare to develop after 40 Duration o Usually life-long o Even with treatment 16% recover; 52% suffer from recurrent episodes; 16% chronically disabled; 8% commit suicide Course of Mood Disorders Specifier in DSM- extensions to the diagnosis (how severe, course, special features, ect.) Specifiers of RECURRENT mania or depression
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1402 taught by Professor Held during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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