PSYB32H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, Postpartum Depression

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From the sadness of depression to the elation of mania. The presence of other disorders with mood disorders results in poor prognosis. Depression is marked by great sadness and feelings of worthlessness and guilt: additional symptoms include sleep loss, appetite, interest in activities and social withdrawal. Paying attention and engaging in conversations is difficult and exhausting: speak slowly, using few words. May make numerous complaints about somatic symptoms with no physiological basis. Depression in children results in somatic complaints, in older adults it is characterized by distractibility and complaints of memory loss. Symptoms of depression have cross cultural variation: non-western cultures exhibit somatic symptoms (due to inappropriateness to display emotional symptoms, western cultures exhibit emotional symptoms. Although canadian cultures also exhibit somatic symptoms. Psychologizers are people who emphasize the psychological symptoms of depression but most people tend to emphasize physical symptoms. Mania is a state or mood of intense elation and irritability.

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