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Mood Disorders

Psychological disorders characterzed by emotional exrtemes

Sarah Gallacher

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders: How are you feeling today? Theory of Depression Major depressive disorder is
sickness behavior and antidepressants are analgesic
Types of Depression BiPoLaR dIsOrDeR: extreme mood swings
punctuated by periods of moderate behavior. Atypical Depression: is a variation of depression that is slightly
different from major depression. The sufferer is sometimes able
to experience happiness and moments of elation. Psychotic Depression: Sufferers of psychotic depression begin to hear and see imaginary things - - sounds, voices and visuals that do not exist. Dysthymia: people who are unaware they have depression because they have been living life frightened and unsatissfied. Manic Depression:an emotional disorder characterized by changing mood shifts from depression to mania which can sometimes be quite rapid. People who suffer from manic depression have an extremely high rate of suicide.
Seasonal Affective Disorder: also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or, less frequently, in the summer,spring or autumn, repeatedly, year after year 7-14% of children will experience an episode of major depression before the age of 15. 20-30% of adult bipolar patients report having their first episode before the age of 20. Bipolar disorder is defined by extreme swings between depression (above) and mania. Mania is chracterized by excessive energy Symptoms of Depressive Disorder: Sadness Fatigue Changes in appetite Insomnia Treatment for Mood Disorders: Medications Psychotherapy Family Therapy
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