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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY240H1
Professor
Shaun Burns
Semester
Winter

Description
Major Depressive Disorder - most common mood disorder (top five causes of disability) Somatic experiences - aches and pains Cognitive changes from baseline functioning Waking up too early, difficulty sleeping, waking up in the night (early warning sign) Diminished attention/focus Irritability Loss of enjoyment in social interactions - withdraw from social interactions Decreased libido Psychomotor agitation/retardation (less common - needing to move/moving becomes fatiguing) Speaking quietly, slowly Excess fatigue Delusional belief systems (Note: psychosis can also be experienced in bipolar disorder when the disorder is very serious) Apathy towards life SchoolAge Children: Difficulty in school Causes 14.5 billion dollars in lost productivity Diagnosis requires the presence of at least 5 of the symptoms Most vulnerable in the early 20's There are a variety of factors that may lead to spontaneous improvement and recovery Almost 90% of people with major depressive disorder will have a recurrent depressive episode within 15 years ~3700 Canadians die of suicide every year  probably an under-reporting of the number of deaths that are due to suicide Women attempt suicide more often than men, but men complete suicide more often Data su
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