COM 105 Ch. 7 Depressed & or Suicidal Clients

Minor depression is known as dysthymia

There are three major tests used to diagnosis depression
no major tests

Men are nearly twice as likely to experience depression as women
women are nearly twice as likely to experience depression as men

Depression is among the leading cause of disability worldwide

The elderly are more successful in suicide attempts than are younger people

Preschoolers are the fastest growing market for antidepressants

About half of the adults who are depressed believe their depression is a personal weakness and they are too embarrassed to seek help

Most suicides occur without warning

Major depression
is disabling

what do researchers believe about depression
d. a, b, c
after treatment brain chemistry returns to normal
treatment of depression rarely req. psychotherapy
all depression involves some changes in brain chem.

According to one of the diagnostic manuals that sets the diagnosis & classes of depression, major depression must have an episode(s) that
d. a, b, c
causes some impairment in a person’s social or occupational functioning
represents a change from previous functioning
lasts at least two weeks

subtypes of major depression include the following types

what type of depression leads to anger with temper outbursts, excessive crying, decreased sexual desire, and chronic fatigue
dysthymic depression

which of the following statements is true about seasonal affective disorder
the treatment of choice is light therapy or phototherapy

which of the following statements is true about postpartum depression (PPD)
stress seems to be one of the contributing factors of PPD

suicide statistics include
it’s the eighth leading cause of death in the US
one half of all male suicides involve firearms
over one half of suicide communicate their plan to someone before they follow thru with it

also known as manic depression manic depressive illness
bipolar depression

depression is severe enough to require treatment
major depression

also known as mencholia
involutional depression

a person has had episodes of depression only

depression caused by decreased sunlight
seasonal affective disorder

comes from within and has no discernable cause
endogenous depression

chronic low-level depression that may continue for years
dysthymic disorder

individuals begin a plan to carry out the suicide
stage 4 of suicide

individuals experience frustration, anger that turns inward, hostility
stage 1 of suicide

individuals communicate their helplessnes to someone else
stage 3 of suicide

individuals stress levels become unbearable and they panic
stage 2 of suicide

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