Depressive Disorders (smartypance.com)
Terms in this set (8)
Major depressive disorder
A mood disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or a medical condition,
two or more weeks
significantly depressed moods
, feelings of worthlessness, and diminished interest or pleasure in most activities.
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)
Mood disorder involving persistently depressed mood, with low self-esteem, withdrawal, pessimism, or despair,
present for at least 2 years
, with no absence of symptoms for more than 2 months.
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
A disorder marked by repeated episodes of significant depression and related symptoms
during the week before menstruation
Mood disturbances, somatic complaints,
feeling hopelessness, worthlessness, helplessness
MAO Inhibitors inhibit chemicals that remove neurotransmitters in the body.
Inhibits chemicals that remove neurotransmitters in the body
Tricyclic antidepressants increase the available amount of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Increases the available amount of neurotransmitters in the brain
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) block the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain.
Blocks the reabsorption of the neurotransmitter at the cellular level in the brain
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) induces brief seizures through the use of electric currents passed through the brain.
Induces brief seizures through the use of electric currents passed through the brain
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