PSY 220 - Lecture 07

PSY 220 - Lecture 07 - Learning Objectives Mood Disorders...

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Mood Disorders and Suicide Q UIN 1 Chapter 7 Learning Objectives Describe the essential features of: Depressive Disorders Bipolar Disorders, including mania 2 Use of specifiers in mood disorders Describe the biological, psychological and integrated models Defining Mood Disorders • Major depression is the common cold of psychopathology – 18 million in the US 320 million world wide 3 – 320 million world wide – By 2020 may be second only to CHD • Gross deviations in mood • Depression and mania Mania • Exaggerated elation, joy, or euphoria duration longer than 1 week • Irritability 4 • Extraordinary activity level • Grandiose thinking and plans • Speech is rapid; flight of ideas • Depression and anxiety are common Major Depression 5 Major Depression • Extremely depressed mood – Lasting at least 2 weeks • Cognitive symptoms (e.g., feeling worthless or indecisive 6 worthless or indecisive) • Disturbed physical functioning • Anhedonia – Loss of pleasure/interest in usual activities
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Dysthymic Disorder • Milder symptoms of depression than major depression • Persists for at least 2 years • Can persist unchanged over long 7 Can persist unchanged over long periods – > 20 years • Facts and Statistics – Late onset – Typically in the early 20s
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lefbvre during the Spring '10 term at Wofford.

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