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Unformatted text preview: 2-27-08 through 3-05-08 1 OF 2 BBH 432.1 I. Stress and Mood A. Increased levels of perceived stress is assoc. with lower affect and depression. B. Acute stressors and anticipated stressors are associated with negative impact on mood. C. Daily stressors appear to have more of an impact on immediate mood than chronic stressors (traffic, parking, weather, etc.) II. Stress and Depression A. Types of Depression 1. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)- persistent symptoms of depression lasting more that 2 wks and interfere with daily life and functioning. a. Anhedonia-loss of pleasure in normal activities. b. Feelings of loss, hopelessness, severe sadness, despair and guilt. c. Loss of energy, fatigue, and lethargy. d. Charges in sleeping patterns (usually waking up early, unable to stay asleep). e. Changes in eating patterns. f. Social isolation (no longer want to/or takes a tremendous amount of effort to talk to someone or interact with others). g. Achiness, pain with no physical explanation. h. Thoughts of suicide. i. Cyclic, symptoms may eventually abate on their own but usually return episodically. Remission periods can last weeks, months, or years, but without treatment the cycles progress and get worse with time. 2. Dysthymia-persistent, low grade, non cyclic symptoms of depression. 3. Bipolar disporder- cycle between depression and episodes of mania (elevated mood, disjointed thoughts, hyperactivity, insomnia, and agitation). ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BB H 432 taught by Professor Dr.stine during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
- Spring '08