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Chapter 7: Mood Disorders

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Mood Disorders Depressive Disorders Depressive Episodes Irritable vs. depressed mood Vegetative symptoms Endogenous symptoms Dysthymia Psychotic symptoms Double Depression Bipolar Disorders Manic episode Cyclothymia Who commits suicide? More females attempt, more males succeed. White Americans and Native Americans more likely Increased risk in elderly Etiology Psychological theories Cognitive perspective Seligman?s theory Beck?s theory Limitations ? similar, reality? Behavioral perspective Family factors Depressed parents, depressed children Stressful events (chronic, uncontrollable, beyond coping skills) Biological Factors Genetic factors MDD and dysthymia ? genetic factors account for 50%+ of variance
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