Psychopathology Week #3 Notes
Psychopathology Week #3 Notes 20732
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Date Created: 02/21/16
Psychopathology Weekly Notes #3: Suicide Evaluating Negative Thoughts: o Evidence: For and against this belief? o Alternatives: Any other explanations? o Implications: So what? What is the effect of telling myself this thought? What could be the effect of changing my thinking? What would I tell (a friend/family member) if she/he viewed this situation in this way? What can I do now? Preventative/Protective Measures: Become familiar with early signs of depressive sxs If there is a hx of mood disorders maintenance treatment to prevent relapse Social support is crucial Reappraise positive thoughts Take action! Small steps. Exercise, beneficial antidepressant, begin small and set reasonable goals Develop multiple sources of self-esteem Gender/Children: Women are twice as likely to be depressed o College education, being in the first marriage, working outside the home lowers risk substantially Child need to avoid substance abuse and get enough sleep o Research indicates that substance abuse in boys and girls and sexual behavior in girls is a cause for subsequent depression in adolescents o Getting sleep is a strong predictor of resilience in youth Sleep deprived individuals show increased activity in the amygdala and decreased activity in the prefrontal cortex o Risk of depression decreases as participation in sports increase Risk and Treatment: People are more at risk if there is trace of suicidal behavior in the family, preexisting mood disorders, alcohol/substance abuse, stressful life events that have been experience as shameful or humiliating Recognizing the at-risk signs and behaviors, CBT, and hospitalization are considerably helpful forms of treatments
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