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Unformatted text preview: Feeling so irritable that you found yourself shouting at people you didn’t know or starting fights or arguments? Accompanied by… Decreased need for sleep Started but didn’t finish many projects Engaged in risky behaviors (drunk or careless driving, substance use, shopping sprees, risky sexual behaviors, or other uncharacteristic risk- taking) Much more talkative than usual Racing thoughts Extreme distractability Extremely self confident Dysthymic Disorder Two solid years or longer of depressed mood, Accompanied by at least two of the following… Increased/decreased appetite leading to gain/loss of weight Change in sleeping patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Feelings of hopelessness Trouble concentrating or making everyday decisions There cannot have been a period of as long as two months during which you felt like your ‘normal self.’ Less severe, longer lasting than major depression – ‘negative’ or ‘cynical’ personality....
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- Spring '07
- Abnormal Psychology, two months, major depression, Everyday Decisions, /Hypomania, energy Feelings