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Mood Disorders. Mr. Koch Psychology Forest Lake High School. Mood Disorders. Mood changes inappropriate for or inconsistent with situations. Major Depression. “common cold” of all disorders 100 million worldwide; 15-25% in the U.S. Young adults & women most susceptible

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Mood disorders

Mood Disorders

Mr. Koch

Psychology

Forest Lake High School


Mood disorders1
Mood Disorders

  • Mood changes inappropriate for or inconsistent with situations


Major depression
Major Depression

  • “common cold” of all disorders

  • 100 million worldwide; 15-25% in the U.S.

  • Young adults & women most susceptible

  • May run in families


Major depression1
Major Depression

  • To be diagnosed, must experience 5 (usually >2 weeks):

    • Persistent depressed mood most of the day

    • Loss of interest or pleasure in most activities

    • Significant weight loss or gain

    • Sleep changes

    • Speeding up or slowing down of physical & emotional reactions

    • Loss of energy

    • Feelings of worthlessness, guilt

    • Reduced concentration / can’t make meaningful decisions

    • Recurring thoughts of death/suicide


Bipolar disorder
Bipolar Disorder

  • Formerly known as Manic Depressive (MDD)

  • Extreme mania (“fast forward”)

    • Hyperactivity

    • Excitability

    • Chaos

  • Deep depression

    • Totally withdrawn

    • “slow motion”

  • 50/50 male/female

  • 1% of population

  • Cause unknown


Bipolar I

Major Depression

Bipolar II

Dysthymic Disorder

Cyclothymic Disorder


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