Chapter 14. Depression and Suicidal Behavior. Range of Emotions. A person with a mood disorder experiences emotions that are extreme and, therefore, abnormal. . Major Depression: An Overview . Major depressive episode: Overview and defining features
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Depression and Suicidal Behavior
Mean age is 30
3-5% of children and adolescents
Typical first episode is 4-9 months if untreated
Females outnumber males in MDD by age 14
Learned helplessness (LH)- Lack of perceived control over life events
Catastrophizing – Inability to foresee anything other than the worst possible outcome, however unlikely, or experiencing a situation as unbearable or impossible when it is just uncomfortable.
Suicidal ideation - thinking seriously about suicide
Suicidal plan – formulation of a specific method
Accidents leading cause of death in adolescents 15 to 24.
parasuicide– person survives; same as attempted