New PDF release: 100 Questions and Answers About Depression, Second Edition

By Ava T. Albrecht, Charles Herrick

ISBN-10: 0763777595

ISBN-13: 9780763777593

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Individuals in the midst of a manic episode can become psychotic and require hospitalization. Diagnosis • • • • In bipolar I disorder the person must have a history of at least one manic episode. The number of depressive episodes can be as few as none to any amount. Classically, an afflicted person alternates between episodes with normal mood in between. However, cycles can consist of any frequency of mood states in any order. Bipolar II disorder comprises depressive episodes alternating with hypomanic episodes only (no mania).

Symptoms are not only emotional but physical as well, with such problems as insomnia, excessive worrying, loss of appetite, change in behaviors/activities, change in bowel patterns, etc. When I ’m depressed, I have found that I don’t want to be bothered by people and prefer not to associate with people I once considered friends. The signs and symptoms of depression include the following: Insomnia the inability to fall asleep, middle of the night awakening, or early morning awakening. , headache, backache, stomach upset) Decreased sex drive A change in appetite (increased or reduced) Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and/or worthlessness Suicidal thoughts or attempts If these symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, clinical depression may be present.

Depression is diagnosed as part of a complete psychiatric or other mental health evaluation. The evaluation includes a review of current and past symptoms, psychiatric and medical history, family history, social history, and substance-use history. In addition, there is an assessment of the current mental status. Although no tests or procedures are available Mental status a snapshot portrait of one’s cognitive and emotional functioning at a particular point in time. It is always included as part of a psychiatric examination.

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