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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 Affect Euthymia Depression Mania Hypomania Task Identifying signs and symptoms Clustering related information Review Figure 29-1 in the Giddens text. In your own words, explain what it means. ___________________________________________________________________________ 1
___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 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 2
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. Mental Status Items Why Important When Assessing Mood and Affect Appearance Speech Level of consciousness (alertness and orientation) Attention span Memory Understanding abstract relationships Arithmetic and reading ability General information knowledge Judgment Emotional status Motor activity Mood Affect Task

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