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Mood Disorders

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Mood Depressive Disorder 0:07
    • Mood Disorders
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Depression
  • Major Depressive Disorder 1:43
    • Depression Often Follows Stressful Events
    • Rates of Depression
    • Women are Twice as Likely To Suffer
    • Men are More Vulnerable to Externalized Disorders
    • Depression Subsides on Its Own
    • About 50% of People Who Recover from Depression Will Experience it Again Within Two Years
    • Experience Behavioral Changes and Cognitive Changes
  • Causes of Depression 4:26
    • Stems from Interaction of Biology, Cognitions and the Environment
    • Biology and Genetics
    • Imbalance of Serotonin, Norepinephrine, and Dopamine
    • Social Cognitive Perspective
  • Bipolar Disorder 9:56
    • Lows of Depression are Sometimes Followed by Extreme Hyperactivity
    • Defining Bipolar Disorder
    • Manic Phase
    • Some Artists With Bipolar Disease Created Some of Their Greatest Works During Milder Manic Phases
    • Summary