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Unformatted text preview: Psychology 2/6 DSM- Diagnostics manual Depression- 5 or more for most of the day for at least 2 weeks o Loss of interest in activities once enjoyable o Increase or decrease of appetite o Insomnia or excessive sleeping o Movements: agitated (anxious) or slow o Loss of energy o Feel worthless or guilty o Reduced ability to think, concentrate, make decisions o Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide- Suicide o Warning signs: Sudden behavior changes (positive or negative) Giving away possessions Previous suicide attempts or self-injury Lack of supportive resources Access to lethal means A plan (the most important to look for) o People at increased risk: Adolescents & 65+ Divorced or single Diagnosis of psych. disorder or chronic illness Women more likely to attempt, men more likely to complete- Causes o Low levels of serotonin and norepinephrine o NT imbalance o Life stressors a month before onset up to spontaneous- Prevalence o 13% of americans o More women diagnosed than men...
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