Endogenous Depression - childbirth – Marked by mood...

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Endogenous Depression Depression that seems to be produced from inside the body (perhaps due to chemical imbalances) and NOT from reaction to life events Maternity Blues Mild depression that lasts for one to two days after childbirth Marked by crying, fitful sleep, tension, anger, and irritability Brief and not too severe Postpartum Depression Moderately severe depression that begins within three months following
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Unformatted text preview: childbirth – Marked by mood swings, despondency, feelings of inadequacy, and an inability to cope with the new baby – May last from two months to one year – Part of the problem may be hormonal Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) • Depression that only occurs during fall and winter – May be related to reduced exposure to sunlight – Phototherapy: • Extended exposure to bright light to treat SAD...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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