Earlier age of onset predicts a worse course o women

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Earlier age of onset predicts a worse course o Women experience 2 to 3 times higher rates of MDD than do men o MDD is inversely correlated w/ SES – high prevalence rates of MDD associated w/ low SES Adolescence is significant risk period for BD as w/ MDD – mood symptoms start by adolescence half of the time Severe stressful life events w/ long-term consequences and involve loss of significant relationship or economic stability are strongly related to depression Pessimistic people make internal, global, and stable attributions to negative events Anxiety and Related Disorders Anxiety – negative mood state accompanied by bodily symptoms such as increased heart rate, muscle tension, sense of unease, and apprehension about the future Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – at least 6 months of excessive anxiety and worry that must be ongoing o People w/ GAD are more sensitive and vigilant toward possible threats than people who aren’t anxious Panic disorder (PD) – unexpected panic attacks & continued intense anxiety & avoidance related to attack Phobia – irrational fear of a specific object or situation that interferes w/ person’s ability to function
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