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Abnormal Psychology, Part IV

  • Mood disorders is a category that includes different kinds of depression, bipolar I and II disorders, mania, and cyclothymia
  • Depression is called “the common cold” of mental disorders
  • There are several visible and predictable characteristics of suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Understandings of mood disorders include a biological view and a social-cognitive view—both complement each other for understanding mood disorders

Abnormal Psychology, Part IV

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  1. Intro
    • Understanding Mood Disorders
    • Mood (Affective) Disorders
    • Major Mood Disorders
    • Bipolar Disorders
    • Mood Disorders Spectrum
    • Maternity Blues
    • Postpartum Depression
    • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
    • Suicide: Major Risk Factors
    • Characteristics of Suicidal Thoughts/Feelings
    • The Biological Perspective
    • The Socio-Cognitive Perspective
    • Famous Sufferers of Major Depression
      • Famous Sufferers of Bipolar Disorder
        • Review
        • Intro 0:00
        • Understanding Mood Disorders 0:13
          • Many Behavioral and Cognitive Changes Accompany Depression
          • Depression is Widespread
          • Compared With Men, Women Are 2x Vulnerable to Major Depression
          • Most Major Depressive Episodes Self-Terminate
          • Stressful Events Related to Work, Marriage, and Close Relationships Often Precede Depression
          • With Each New Generation, Depression is Striking Earlier and Affecting More People
          • What Depression is NOT…
        • Mood (Affective) Disorders 2:37
          • Major Disturbances in Emotion
          • Depressive Disorders
          • Bipolar Disorders
          • Dysthymic Disorder
          • Cyclothymic Disorder
        • Major Mood Disorders 4:15
          • Lasting Extremes of Mood or Emotion and Sometimes With Psychotic Features
          • Major Depressive Disorder
        • Bipolar Disorders 6:15
          • Bipolar I Disorder
          • Bipolar II Disorder
        • Mood Disorders Spectrum 7:21
          • Mood Disorders Spectrum Graph Explanation
        • Maternity Blues 11:41
          • Mild Depression That Lasts One to Two Days After Childbirth
        • Postpartum Depression 12:04
          • Moderately Severe Depression that Begins Within Three Months Following Childbirth
        • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 13:18
          • Depression Only Occurs During Fall and Winter
        • Suicide: Major Risk Factors 15:40
          • Drug or Alcohol Abuse
          • Prior Suicide Attempt
          • Depression or Other Mood Disorder
          • Availability of a Firearm
          • Severe Anxiety or Panic Attacks
          • Family History of Suicidal Behavior
          • Shame, Humiliation, Failure or Rejection
        • Characteristics of Suicidal Thoughts/Feelings 21:26
          • Escape
          • Unbearable Psychological Pain
          • Frustrated Psychological Needs
          • Constriction of Options
        • The Biological Perspective 22:17
          • Depression that Seems to be Produced From Inside the Body
          • Genetic Influences
          • The Depressed Brain
          • Biochemical Influences
          • Over and Under Activity in the Brain With Mania and Depressed States
        • The Socio-Cognitive Perspective 25:13
          • Negative Thoughts and Moods Interact
          • Cycle of Depression
          • Stressful Experience > Negative Explanatory Style > Depressed Mood > Cognitive and Behavioral Changes > Creates More Stressful Life Experiences
        • Famous Sufferers of Major Depression 28:13
        • Famous Sufferers of Bipolar Disorder 30:03
        • Review 31:48
          • What Are Mood Disorders, and What Forms Do They Take?
          • Distinguish Among Severe Depression and Dysthymia
          • What Causes Mood Disorder, and What Might Explain the Western World's Rising Incidence of Depression Among Youth and Young Adults?
          • Why is Depression Known as The Common Cold of Mental Illness?
          • Compare/Contrast the Approaches to Understanding Why Depression May Occur