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Notes from 9/28-10/2

by: Savannah Wagner Belk

Notes from 9/28-10/2 Psy 247

Savannah Wagner Belk
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Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens

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Hey guys! These are the notes from this week that cover depression, bipolar, and personality disorders. They are detailed and color coded as always. I hope this helps :) Happy studying and stay dry...
Abnormal Psychology
Dr. Clemens
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Wagner Belk on Friday October 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Psy 247 at University of North Carolina - Wilmington taught by Dr. Clemens in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at University of North Carolina - Wilmington.


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Date Created: 10/02/15
Psychopathology notes 928 102 Major Depressive Disorders Persistent depressive disorder dysthymia Depressed mood for two years1 year for childrenadolescents 0 Plus 2 other symptoms which don t clear for more than 2 months at a time 0 Low motivation Premenstrual Dysphoric disorder 0 Must occur during every period for a year with 5 symptoms present for a week before mensus and improved within a few days after menstruation Ex depressed anxiety muscle pain bloating lack of energy Disruptive mood d ysregula tion disorder 0 More common in men 0 Severe recurrent temper outbursts which are out of line with stressor Must occur at least 3 times a week for a year 0 6 years or older for diagnosis and before age 10 0 does not coexist with ADHD and bipolar disorder 0 don t think they have a problem Epidemiology 25 have dysthymia twice as common in women 0 3 times as common in poverty 0 black women have lower rates of depression and higher self esteem than white women regardless of economical standpoint people who have longer days more sunlight and eat more sh are associated with lower depression levels 0 23 of people with major depressive disorder have an anxiety disorder too Bipolar Disorders involve episodes of depression alternating with mania Maniastate of intense elation or irritability Hypomaniahypounder hyperabove people with hypomania are not psychotic or need to be hospitalized just VERY social and active associated with bipolar 2 disorder Bipolar 1 consists of 1 manic episode 1 major depressive episode more severe manic is worse than mania Bipolar 2 consists of 1 HYPOmania episode and 1 major depressive episode Cyclothymia periods of hypo mania alternating with periods of dysthymia for two yea rs Difference between Manic and Hypo Manic 1 week not a disorder itself but a part of bipolar 1 disorder Hypo mania 4 days not usually severe enough to interfere with social and occupational functioning Beck s theory of depression consists of negative triad of thoughts about self the world and the future Treatment for mooddepression disorders Biological treatment of mood disorders Studies may overestimate effectiveness of medication Only 33 of people achieve full symptom relief with only medication typically use cytolopram SSRl s serotonin reuptake inhibitors and SNRI serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors Mood regulators are used to treat bipolar psychotic and people with seizures Combining psychotherapy and anti depressants increase the chances of recovery over using either form of treatment alone by 1020 Lithium used for bipolar disorder has 80 relief but dangerous side effects Anti psychoticsZyprexa but side effects include EPS a dysfunction associated with motor movement issues Can cause tardive dyskinesiapermanent muscle dysfunction Suicide Men are more likely to commit suicide especially as they age Suicidal people have cognitive contriction Many myths include that people won t talk about it they do give many warnings before and if they say they are going to they usually are serious and will Myth theyre depressed and psychotic More women attempt but more men complete it not a myth Ch 15 Personality Disorders 0 Long standing pervasive in exible extreme and persistent patterns of behavior and inner experience with personality Unstable positive sense of self 0 Unable to sustain close relationships 0 3 clusters in DSM 5 Cluster A oddeccentric Similiar to but less sever than schizophrenia Paranoid personality disorder pervasive pattern of distrust and suspicion of others which causes the person to avoid inter personal relationships Schizotypal unusual and eccentric thoughtsbehaviors interpersonal detachment suspiciousodd beliefs magical thinking illusions but no hallucinations eccentric clothing talks to self aloof from others Most people with schizophrenia have this or if they have schizophrenic parents they can inherit this Schizoid detached emotions avoidant of social relations lack of friends or pleasure activities Cluster B o Histrionic pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking behavior overly dramatic center of attention and often uses theatrical expressions these people make good actors but usually cant keep a job 0 Borderline pervasive pattern of instability in behavior and emotionimpulsivity Excessive fear of abandonment poor identity formation low self esteem self damaging behaviors like cutting suicidal and chronic feeling of emptiness didn t review cluster C yet will be on next weeks notes El


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