MCCC PSY 210 - Chapter 6 Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder (12 pages)

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Chapter 6 Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder

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Psy 210 - Abnormal Psychology
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10 24 2009 Chapter 6 Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder Class Objectives What is Bipolar Disorder How does this differ from Unipolar Mood Disorder How do Mood Disorders develop How are Mood Disorders treated What do you know about Bipolar Disorder 1 10 24 2009 Someone who alternates between depression and mania has Bipolar disorder formerly called Manic Depressive illness Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder affects approximately 2 3 million adult Americans about 1 2 percent of the population The disorder typically emerges in adolescence or early adulthood but in some cases appears in childhood A Milder but more chronic version of bipolar is The symptoms are not as severe patients cycle between mild depression and 2 10 24 2009 Cyclothymic Disorder A person with this disorder tends to with few periods of neutral mood Euthymia This pattern of mood is chronic lasting at least 2 years The behavior is not severe enough to require hospitalization but the People with Cyclothymic disorder are at an increased risk of developing the more severe bipolar I or II Bipolar I Bipolar II alternation of depression with When does Bipolar emerge On average Bipolar disorder develops between the Although childhood cases of bipolar have been documented Weissman et al 1991 It is relatively rare for a person to develop Bipolar disorder after the age of 40 3 10 24 2009 How much do you know True or false Women are approximately twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with a mood disorder How much do you know True or false It is often difficult to diagnose depression in the elderly because its symptoms are similar to those of medical problems or dementia How much do you know True or false Depression requires life experiences which is why young children cannot experience the disorder 4 10 24 2009 What Causes Mood Disorders Is it biology Is it in our genes The best evidence that genes contribute to mood disorders comes from twin studies Research suggests that an identical twin is 2 3 times more likely



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