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Unformatted text preview: 1 PSYCHOLOGY (8th Edition, in Modules) David Myers Mood Disorders Module 51 Elaine feels that her life is empty. She has lost all interest in her career and hobbies, and wonders if she would be better off dead. She is most likely suffering from: A. a dissociative identity disorder. B. a generalized anxiety disorder. C. an antisocial personality disorder. D. a mood disorder. 3 Major Depressive Disorder Depression is the “common cold” of psychological disorders. In a year 5.8% men and 9.5% women report depression worldwide (WHO, 2002). Chronic shortness of breath Gasping for air after a hard run Major Depressive Disorder Blue mood Major Depressive Disorder • one or more periods of depression which affect daily functioning and last at least 2 weeks and may include the following symptoms: – Mood symptoms: crying or sadness all day everyday, guilt, anxiety, anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure) - irritability – Cognitive symptoms: depressive thoughts, hopelessness, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, psychomotor retardation (thinking and moving in slow motion) – Physical symptoms: insomnia/hypersomnia, increased or decreased appetite, restlessness or lethargy – Behavioral symptoms: avolition (lack of motivation) 5 Dysthymic Disorder Dysthymic disorder lies between blue mood and major depressive disorder. A disorder characterized by daily depression lasting two years or more....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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