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  • Mood Disorders

    Mood Disorders Mood disorders are a disturbance in the emotional state‚ which affects thinking‚ physical symptoms‚ social relationships and behavior. If you have a mood disorder‚ you might feel very happy or very sad for long periods of time for no apparent reason. There are different types of mood disorders including: mania‚ depression‚ bipolar‚ drug induced mood disorders‚ and medically induced mood disorders. When a mood factor pushes a person to one extreme or the other that mood disorders can

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  • Major Depression

    Major Depression 2 Many individuals are faced with challenging times throughout their lifetime. Although a Psychological disorder like Major Depression can profoundly alter both your state of mind and your body. Major Depression is one of the most complex psychological disorders out there‚ which is why it is crucial that people are aware of the characteristics and proper treatments. Major depression is characterized under the category of a “mood disorder” that has a harmful effect on

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  • MOOD DISORDER

    as mood disorders. When changes in mood and behavior affect a person so greatly‚ they can have a mood disorder. Common types of mental illnesses include major depression and bi-polar disorder. Mood disorders‚ also known as affective disorders‚ can be defined as a disturbance of mood that is not caused by a organic abnormality. This disorder also includes the appearance of an excessive "maniac" or "depressive" state that is not interfered by any of the other physical or mental disorders. Whatever

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  • Moods disorders

    Chapter 7 Review Mood disorders   I. DEPRESSION AND MANIA ARE THE KEY EMOTIONS IN MOOD DISORDERS: A. Depression—a low‚ sad state in which life seems dark and its challenges overwhelming B. Mania—a state of breathless euphoria or frenzied energy C. Most people with a mood disorder experience only depression 1. This pattern is called unipolar depression 2. There is no history of mania 3. Mood returns to normal when depression lifts D. Others experience periods of mania that alternate with

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  • Dysthymic Disorder

    Dysthymic disorder also known as Neurotic depression is a depressive mood disorder. It usually is current and happens every day or two years. Dysthymia is more common among African Americans and Mexican Americans than among Caucasians. Womaen are twice as likely to suffer from this depreesive mood disorder than males. Women are diagnosed with dysthymic disorder at two to three times the rate as men. The cause of this may be the hormonal fluctuation from the menstrual cycle‚ pregnancy‚ and menopause

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  • Mood Disorders

    ------------------------------------------------- As many as 19 million Americans million are affected by mood disorders ( The two main types of mood disorders are bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder which are described as disturbances in mood‚ behavior and emotion.“ Bipolar disorder is a complex disorder in which the core feature is pathological disturbance in mood ranging from extreme elation‚ or mania‚ to severe depression usually accompanied by disturbances in thinking and behavior

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  • Mood Disorders

    “Depression” is often used to describe general sadness or unhappiness. This loose use of the term confuses a normal mood swing with a clinical syndrome Depressive disorders can bring sever and long-lasting psychological pain that may intensify as time goes by. Major depressive episodes – exist in both Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar disorders Extremely sad mood or anhedonia (loss of interest or pleasure in life’s activities) Symptoms last for > 2 weeks Cognitive symptoms (loss of concentration

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  • Mood Disorders

    MOOD DISORDERS A 32-year old female Janice Butterfield‚ who came in at the insistence of her husband Jed Butterfield for a consultation concerning her suicidal attempt due to dysthymia. American Heritage Dictionary defines that dysthymia is a chronic disturbance of mood lasting at least two years in adults or one year in children‚ characterized by recurrent periods of mild depression and such symptoms. Although the symptoms of dysthymia may be less intense than those of depression‚ dysthymia

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  • Mood Disorders

    Mood Disorders You never know why a person does the things they or even what has cause them to be the person that they are. For example‚ you might never have known that famous people like Drew Carey‚ Jim Carrey‚ Sheryl Crow‚ even Pablo Picasso have depressive disorders. By reading‚ you will get an insight‚ if any‚ on mood disorders‚ along with how I found a relation in my personal life. As well as something relating to what I like to do in my free time. Mood disorders are fairly attention-grabbing;

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  • bipolar Disorder

    A closer examination of bipolar disorder in school-age children. Children who present with severe behavioral concerns may be diagnosed as having other commonly diagnosed childhood disorders‚ such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder‚ oppositional defiant disorder‚ and/or conduct disorder‚ among others‚ when they may be suffering from early-onset bipolar disorder. Awareness of the symptoms of early-onset bipolar disorder may lead to appropriate referrals for assessment and treatment

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