excellent lecture notes for mood disorders
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•Bipolar patient: thoughts negative- 5-6 sleeping pills: insomnia: phobia for
darkness; suicidal thoughts – desire
•Death – a biological need.
•Bottle of sleeping pills – 60 pills. Slept like baby – and brain numb –
•Anti depressants - Dperession
•No emotion, no sympathy, no love for them, psychopath, more public more
• not depression but Bipolar Disorder w/c is genetically determined
•Causing of depression is trivial. For her 70% biologically determined.
•Anti seizure medication - personality changed. Motivation came back.
•Need specific amounts to restore balance. Kidney or ovaries side effects
•Since 2007 – no episodes
Depression – major depression – uni polar – every morning . Treating attitudes.
Stigma and identity.
Depressed people deal with self stigma
6/7 y/o belong to group of cool people but he feels different every morning.
11y/o something going on. Take at least 1 off from school.
15y/o in England triggers him – vision of suicide. Not make friends, not go to
Think suicide as to work out against worthlessness for world. Beautiful ending and
peace. But there is a guilt
1.He feels worthless.
2.Even in Rx he feels worthless
Pills popped in. still alive. Bottle of pills. Parent understand. Suicide – not pray
enough, trivial can’t handle stress.
Prozac helps you but kills you in others – appetite 18/19y/o
Kills social life tired all time but mentally better “fake” better.
15 y/o commit suicide – failed. 16y/o tried yoga, buddhism to stimulates pleasure
hormone but still not solution.
Tried new Rx - woke up normal worked; feeling existed at that level. Functioning at
Medication – depression – develop identity based on your Rx. Coping mechanisms.
Without Rx suffer from mental illness. Develop identity on painting, poetry. With
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