PSY 351 Lecture 5: Depression—Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder

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Western Washington University
PSY - Psychology
PSY 351
Stephanie Grimm

Psych 355 4/25/17 Abnormal Psych Depression—Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder nd A. Week from today- 2 exam. Schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder B. Review- Schizophrenia symptoms- include hallucinations, delusions, inappropriate affect, catatonia/disorganized behavior, disorganized speech, negative symptoms - Neologism- new words created - Akinesia- slow motor movements - Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder---23 may (childhood diagnosis) C. IN lifetime, chance of getting disruptive/ persistent depressive disorder=20% D. Symptoms of Major depressive disorder - Loss of interest/ pleasure - Change in weight/ appetite - Insomnia or hypersomnia - Psychomotor retardation or agitation - Loss of energy/ fatigue - Worthlessness or guilt - Impaired concentration or indecisiveness - Thoughts of death or suicidal ideation or suicide attempt E. Symptoms of persistent depressive disorders - Depressed mood, most of the day for 2+ years - For kids it has to be one year F. What we believe to be true- whether it is true or not—can affect our perception of pain/ reality. G. Mayo clinic and NIH good list of depressive treatments. H. Psychotherapy - Way of treating depression by talking about your condition and related issues with a mental health provider - Cognitive behavioral therapy common - Existential-“meaning of life” can be helpful - Identify negative beliefs and behaviors and replace them with healthy positive ones. - Explore relationships and experiences
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