Psychology 101 – Lecture notes on Chapter 15 (11:09:11)

Psychology 101 – Lecture notes on Chapter 15 (11:09:11)

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Psychology 101 – Lecture notes on Chapter 15 Relation between anxiety and depression – negative effect o Most depressed persons are anxious o Not all anxious persons are depressed Twin studies o Concordance rates are high in identical twins o Severe mood disorders have a strong genetic contribution o Vulnerability for unipolar and bipolar disorder Appears to be inherited separately o Another term for bipolar: Manic Depressive Major depressive disorder Dysthemic disorder Bipolar disorder Mania o Period of abnormally excessive elation/euphoria o The context is not appropriate Type one o The alternation of major depressive episodes with full manic episodes
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Unformatted text preview: • Bipolar: Symptoms – Depressive Episodes o Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions o Eating distubances Loss of appetite and weight loss Overeating and weight gain o Fatigue or listlessness o Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and/or guilt o Loss of self-esteem o Persistent sadness o Persistent thoughts of death o Sleep disturbances Excessive sleepiness Inability to sleep o Suicidal thoughts o Withdrawal from activities that were once enjoyed o Anhidonia “without pleasure” o Withdrawal from friends...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Seibert during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

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Psychology 101 – Lecture notes on Chapter 15 (11:09:11)

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