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Mood Disorders & Suicide

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY240H1
Professor
S.Cassin
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 4 Mood DisordersSuicideTypes of Mood DisordersBeing depressed IS NOT the same as feeling depressedCant be diagnosed with depression after the death of a loved oneMood disordersdivided into TWO typesNormal depressiontemporary in reaction to a stressor as the stressor goes away so does the depressed moodUnipolar mood remain at one pole of the depression mania continuum usually depression only experiences depression symptomsstaying at the depressed end of the spectrumBipolar mood swings across the depressionmania continuum mood swings across the spectrumTypes of Unipolar Mood DisordersMajor Depressive Disorder 2 or more depressive episodes experience the symptoms almost all the time Dysthymic disorder symptoms NOT as severe prognosis is poorDouble depression might start off with dysthymic then superimposed on that prognosis is poorDepressionDiagnostic CriteriaHas to be distinct from typical functiontake place for at least two weekshas to be consistent have to have 5 symptoms in totaltwo symptoms and AT LEAST ONE has to be present sad or depressed moodanhodomia loss of interest in things that used to interest themsome ppl experience insomnia OR sleeping more than what is usual for them
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