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NUR 180 Week 9 Pre-Class Assignment Week 9 Concept: Mood and affect Task Identifying signs and symptoms Define the following terms. For each term give an example of a patient's behavior that indicates the condition is present. Term Definition Example Behavior Mood A temporary state of mind or feeling Anger, joy, scared, etc. Affect The underlying experience of feeling, emotion, or mood. Trauma brought on by a traumatic experience. Euthymia A normal, tranquil mental state or mood. Calm, serenity, tranquil, etc. Depression Feelings of severe dependency and dejection. Refusing to eat, inability to get out of bed, chronic deflated mood, etc. Mania A psychological condition that causes a person to experience unreasonable euphoria, very intense moods, hyperactivity, and delusions. Delusions of grandeur, impulsive decision making, etc. Hypomania Usually described as a mood state or energy level that is elevated above normal, but not so extreme as to cause impairment – the most important characteristic distinguishing it from mania. Hyperactivity. Task 1
Identifying signs and symptoms Clustering related information Review Figure 29-1 in the Giddens text. In your own words, explain what it means.
Task Assessing systematically and comprehensively Consider the aspects of assessment listed in the Giddens text. Explain the idea of "persistence", functional impairment, and disturbed "vegetative" functioning related to mood disturbances.
Task Assessing systematically and comprehensively Consider the mental status items listed in Giddens related to the mental status assessment. Now, review Box 9-3 in your Morrison-Valfre book. Combine the two. That is, Box 9-4 pg 100 lists 10 items and Giddens lists six items. The table below lists the combined items. Explain why each is important as they relate to mood and affect disorders as described on pages 242-246. Speech

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