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PSYC 241 Lecture 3: PSYC 241 – WEEK 3 (Lecture)

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Simon Fraser University
PSYC 241
Shannon Zaitsoff

1 PSYC 241 WEEK 3 (Lecture) MOOD DISORDERS SUICIDE Mood Disorders 1. Major Depressive Disorder 2. Bipolar I 3. Bipolar II Mood EPISODES Not diagnoses; a period of time where people go through these episodes that help determine a diagnosis 1. Major Depressive Episode 2. Manic Episode 3. Hypomanic Episode Major Depressive EPISODE (One piece of the puzzle that we need the answer to in order to make our diagnosis decision) Five (or more) of the following within a two week period and *must have either (1) or (2): o 1. Depressed mood* (more days than not) o 2. Diminished interest or pleasure* o 3. Change in weight or appetite o 4. Insomnia or hypersomnia o 5. Psychomotor agitation or retardation Agitation: (Fidgeting, rubbing legs, etc.) Retardation: (Sluggishness, like moving through peanut butter) o 6. Fatigue or loss of energy o 7. Worthlessness or guilt W: Worse than low selfesteem G: In situations that most people wouldnt feel guilty about o 8. Difficulties concentratingindecisiveness o 9. Thoughts of death, suicidal ideation or attempt Major Depressive EPISODE Clinically significant impairment Not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance o When youre doing your assessment you should always ask if theyve been taking any new medications recently Manic EPISODE A. Abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive, or irritable mood AND increased energy or goaldirected activity (min 1 week)
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