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Unformatted text preview: Depression Mood Disorders: Characterized by emotional extremes- Suicides- Major Depression- Mild Depression- Neutral- Exuberance- Hypomanic- Mania/Bipolar Major Depression- Common cold of psychological disorders- In adolescents is primarily a female disorder- 25% of people age 18 – 29 have already experienced major depression- Age onset is decreasing for 20 th century- Diagnosis (2 or more for 5 weeks) o Depressed mood most of day o Loss of interest or pleasure o Weight o Sleep o Body o Fatigue o Worthless/ guilt o Thinking o Recurrent thought of death/ suicide Dysthymic Disorder: less severe, but symptoms are longer lasting- At least 2 years- Eating- Sleep- Energy- Self esteem- Thinking - Hopelessness Seasonal Affect Disorder- Recurrent depressive disorder- Individuals become depressed during the wither- Become manic during the summer Adjustment disorder with depressed mood: last no more than 6 mo after the cause is no longer present Postpartum Depression: rare tragic cases a mother suffereing sometimes kills her child...
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- Spring '08
- Mood Disorder