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Lecture 32

PSY BEH 113D Lecture Notes - Lecture 32: Major Depressive Disorder, Hip Fracture, Bipolar Disorder


Department
Psychology and Social Behavior
Course Code
PSY BEH 113D
Professor
Valentovich
Lecture
32

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Professor Valentovich
Psych Behavior 113D
Adult Development
Spring 2019
4 units
MWF 12-12:50 pm
SSL 290
Professor email: vvalento@uci.edu
Office hours Wednesday 1-1:50 pm
Final Exam: June 7th, 2019
Notes
Older adults may not be correctly diagnosed for major depressive disorder
Age differences in symptoms: older adults are more likely to seek treatment for
physical symptoms
Health care professionals may not be trained in diagnosis of older adults
Physicians spend too little time with them
Reimbursement rates lower than for medical
Attitudes toward depression in older adults
Medical and psychological symptoms may co-occur
Health care workers should look for possible contributing psychosocial factors
Mental Health
Older adults may not be correctly diagnosed for major depressive disorder
Age differences in symptoms: older adults are more likely to seek
treatment for physical symptoms
Health care professionals may not be trained in diagnosis of older adults
Physicians spend too little time with them
Reimbursement rates lower than for medical
Attitudes toward depression in older adults
Medical and psychological symptoms may co-occur
Medical conditions can present significant risk factors, including:
Arthritis
hip fracture
Diabetes
Stroke
Hypertension
Tooth loss
Lack of vitamin D
Depressive disorders may also cause further impairments in physical and
cognitive functioning
Bipolar Disorder
One or more manic episodes (elated, grandiose, expansive, highly energetic)
May have depressive episode
Bipolar I and II
3.9% lifetime prevalence
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