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PSYC 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Psychogenic Amnesia, Explanatory Style, Dsm-5

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PSYC 102
David Klonsky

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Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology
Lecture #19 - March 26, 2013
Mood Disorders:
Disturbance in mood
Major depression
Signs of Depression:
Poor appetite
Feelings of worthlessness
Loss of interest in family, friends and activities
Seasonal affective disorder: being depressed during certain seasons
Mood Disorder:
Bipolar disorder: alternative between depression and mania (overexcited/hyperactive, or,
irritable state)
Bipolar Disorder:
Signs of bipolar disorder
o Over talkative
o Overactive
o Little need for sleep
o Elated
o Grandiose optimism and self-esteem
Mild B-D may result in increasing creativity
Mood Disorders-Bipolar
PET scans show that brain energy consumptions rises and falls with emotional swings
Explaining Mood Disorders:
Psychoanalytical: unconscious conflicts; anger turn inward and produce depression
Social-cognitive: negative thoughts influence biochemical events creating a cycle of
Biological: depression involves genetic predispositions and neurotransmitter abnormalities
Back's Cognitive Triad Model:
Negative view of …
o … themselves
o … the world
o … the future
Learned Helplessness (Seligman):
Belief (explanatory style) that future is out of one's control
o Dogs given unavoidable shocks develop
Low motivation
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