PSYA02H3 Lecture Notes - Hypomania, Mania, Postpartum Period

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mood disorders
○ bipolar
major depressive disorder
three times more common in women
more common in 16 to 17 year olds than in 12 year olds
approx. 4%
12 year olds
approx. 10%
16 to 17 year olds
symptoms of major depressive disorder
not caring
stop seeking happiness
worthless and helpless
not the same
sad and sleepless
lethargic and agitated
more common than agitation
poor people (below poverty level)
less happier than those at or above poverty level
clinical depression
extreme form of what we have all experienced at least once
takes months to get through “blahs”
normal people
can get through “blahs” in approx. one or two days
● depression
most dangerous
highly linked to suicide rates
Bipolar I Disorder
mania (orgasmic) episodes
experienced alone sometimes
or mixed with episodes of depression
Bipolar II Disorder
major depression periods
less intense mania periods
hypomanic episodes
● bipolar
feels really good mixed with depression episodes
■ rollercoaster
chronic depression
highest rate of suicide
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