Mood Disorders - Mood Disorders 1. Approximately 30,000...

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Mood Disorders 1. Approximately 30,000 commit suicide each year (one of the leading causes of death in US) 2. Severe loss of quality of life to millions 3. Fourth in health care costs currently 4. Projected to be largest health care cost by 2020 Depression and Grief Four Stages of Bereavement (losing someone) – Bowlby 1. Numbing or disbelief 2. Anger 3. Disorganization and despair 4. Reorganization Adjustment Disorder Existence of Identifiable psychosocial stressor Duration < 6 months Dysthymia 2 years of depressed mood more than ½ of days Diagnostic criteria > 2 of following *not psychotic – not losing touch with reality *intermittent good moods Major Depression 1. Profoundly depressed mood 2. Sleep changes (insomnia/hypersomnia) 3. Changes in eating (decrease/increase) 4. Fatigue, loss of energy 5. Psychomotor retardation or agitation 6. Problems concentrating 7. Feelings of guilt/worthlessness
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8. Recurrent thoughts of death/suicide 9. Loss of pleasure Other Categories of Depression
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