Psychological Disorders 3
Central Issues: Disturbance in Emotion (Sadness or Melancholy vs. Elation & Excitement)
Affective-Emotional Symptoms Cognitive Symptoms Motor & Physiological Symptoms Pole I: Depressive Episode ? ? ? Pole II: Manic Episode ? ? ?
Major Depressive Disorder (Unipolar)
Etiology (Causes) of Mood Disorder
- Neurotransmitters: norepinepherine (NE) and serotonin (5-HT) are thought to be involved in depressive disorder.
- SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) e.g. Prozac, Zoloft
- We have no theory to account for the manic phase of bipolar disorder
- Martin Seligman's Theories of Learned Helplessness & Hopelessness
- Learned Helplessness
- Hopelessness Theory .
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