PSYC 235 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Major Depressive Episode, Mania, Bipolar Disorder

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Week five mood disorders & suicide i: identify the defining features of and diagnostic criteria for various mood disorders, integrate theoretical perspectives on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of mood disorders. Mood disorders: group of disorders involving severe & enduring disturbances in emotionality ranging from elation to severe depression. Anhedonia the inability to experience pleasure. Unipolar mood disorder individuals who experience either depression or mania. Bipolar mood disorder travel from one pole of the depression-elation continuum to the other & back again. (cid:862)mixed feature(cid:863): an individual who is experiencing manic symptoms but feels somewhat depressed or anxious at the same time or be depressed with a few symptoms of mania. Start at a euthymic state then drop to persistent low mood for the 5 years. Not severely depressed, but depressed compared to euthymic state. Moderately depressed mood for a long period of time (at least 2 years) Exists most of the day, pretty much all days.

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