Chapter 3 – Psychosocial Health

Suicide o withdrawal from others lack of interest in

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Unformatted text preview: ce- enjoyable activities o eating more or less than usual o having trouble sleeping or sleeping much more than usual o feeling slowed down or feeling restless and unable to sit still o lack of energy o feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless, inadequate o difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, not able to think clearly or make decisions o persistent thoughts of death or suicide o withdrawal from others, lack of interest in sex o physical symptoms – headaches, digestive problems, aches & pains • major depression as physical as heart disease or diabetes • abnormalities in front part of brain, involved in regulating emotions, shrinking of certain brain regions during depressive episodes • most cases – treated successfully with psychotherapy, medication, or both • many psychiatrists now view depression as chronic disease – advise ongoing treatment Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) • mood swings – from manic states of feeling euphoric and energetic to depressive states...
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course FRHD 1100 taught by Professor Pitman during the Fall '13 term at University of Guelph.

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