Presentation on theme: "Mood Disorders. What is it? Depression happens to about 6 million Americans a year! It is a prolonged and disturbed emotional state that affects."— Presentation transcript:
What is it? Depression happens to about 6 million Americans a year! It is a prolonged and disturbed emotional state that affects almost all of a persons thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Major depression It is marked by at least two weeks of continually being in a bad mood, You must have four of these problems: eating, sleeping, making decisions, lacking energy, thinking about suicide and feeling worthless. Ratio> women to men> 2: 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GbPY0a eH5Q&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GbPY0a eH5Q&feature=related
Bipolar1 Disorder Fluctuations between depression and mania Manic episode: person is very cheerful, shopping sprees, great self esteem and little need for sleep. Depression: Is at angry and family and friends for no reason, won’t talk to people, and keeping themselves secluded Trouble keeping relationships Treatment: Lithium
Dysthymic Disorder Less serious than major depression Chronically but not continuously depressed for long periods. Experiences: Poor appetite, insomnia, low self esteem, poor concentration, feeling hopeless, fatigue Affects 6% of the population Label: “Always feeling this way” Treatment: SSRI’s and Psychotherapy
Electro conclusive Therapy “electroshock” Placing electrodes on the skull and administering an electric current The Last Resort Side effect: Varying degrees of memory loss Why is it used? Pg 535 for chart