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Digital Literacy Project
Transcript of Digital Literacy Project
Introduction to Psychology
The following medications are used in treatment:
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)
Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
Feeling sad and/or depressed most of the day/every day
Loss of enjoyment in things once beloved
Major change in weight (Both losing and gaining)
Consistent insomnia or excessive sleep
Feeling restless or permanently sluggish
Consistent fatigue or loss of energy
Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness
Lack of concentration
Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
Loss of interest
Example of Disorder
John's parents have noticed that he seems rather gloomy lately. They have tried to surprise him with gifts, but nothing seems to change his mood. He consistently wears a look on his face as if he doesn't care about anything; not even life. John has begun experiencing strong feelings of gloom and hopelessness which have led to loss of appetite, excessive insomnia and internal debates of suicide. John has begun psychotherapy to avoid these symptoms.
In addition, doctors may use psychotherapy (talk therapy). Often, the two are used in combination.
Dysthemia is, in fact, a chronic disorder (ongoing). Because the disorder is continuous, so is the treatment; lasting an entire lifespan if necessary to keep symptoms from reoccurring. The success rate of treatment is high for a chronic disease; especially if medications are coupled with psychotherapy.
Eeyore suffers from Dysthemia. Almost everytime he is seen, he looks to have an extremely gloomy look to him. He never seems to find happiness and always has a sense of hopelessness one cannot miss. In addition, pleasure to seems to evade Eeyore and he is always complaining how he has no friends. Lastly, his voice reflects his state; both monotone and pessimistic.