Mood disorders

Mood disorders - Depression - Unipolar Symptoms of Major...

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Depression - Unipolar •Symptoms of Major Depression •loss of interest/pleasure in activities; changes in sleep &/or eating patterns; fatigue; feelings of worthlessness; problems concentrating and making decisions; recurrent thoughts of death or suicide •Diagnosis –symptoms occur during same 2 week period –cause significant distress or dysfunction –no evidence or history of manic episodes Depression - Dysthymia •Symptoms –similar to those in major depression –chronic (long-lasting) •Diagnosis –depressed mood •for most days for at least 2 years –no history of manic disorder –cause distress and dysfunction Depression Etiology: Biological •Biological Model –genetic predisposition –biochemical mechanisms •norepinephrine and serotonin –low levels of one or both of these neurotransmitters •endocrine/hormonal mechanisms
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Catone during the Spring '07 term at CSU Fullerton.

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