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Mood Disorders: Symptoms and Diagnosis

Unipolar, Bipolar Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder UNIPOLAR DEPRESSION People suffering from unipolar depression are usually aware of their mood change and will either spontaneously recover or voluntarily seek help. Categorised as neurosis. Symptoms of Unipolar Depression Cognition Memory and concentration affected Think negatively Think about committed suicide Persistent worrying Emotion Sadness and despair Absence [...]

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Depression and Relating to Others

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Mood Disorders: Summary Sheet (PDF)

A PDF summary about Mood Disorders View the summary sheet here Generate a PDF Version (Save and Print this page)

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Schizophrenia: Classification, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Classification of Schizophrenia Disorganised Schizophrenia: Thought disturbances Absence of expressed emotion Loss of interests in life Not goal directed Catatonic Schizophrenia: Severe motor abnormalities Unusual gestures of the body Gesture repeatedly Complex movements Movements have meaning to patient Paranoid Schizophrenia: Delusional symptoms Patient remains emotionally responsive More alert and verbal Undifferentiated Schizophrenia Shows signs of [...]

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Schizophrenia: Explanations and Treatments

BIOLOGICAL APPROACH Genetics Heston (1966) Aim: Investigated the role of genetics in schizophrenia Method: Compared 47 adopted children whose biological mother had schizophrenia With control group of no schizophrenia history Results: None of the controls were diagnosed, 16% of the schizophrenic mothers’’ offspring had the illness. Conclusion: Inheritance does play a part on the disorder [...]

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Schizophrenia: Classification and Diagnosis (PDF)

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Schizophrenia: Social & Psychological Factors (PDF)

A summary worksheet outlining the social and psychological factors of schizophrenia View the summary worksheet here Generate a PDF Version (Save and Print this page)

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Schizophrenia: Social & Psychological Factors (Part II) (PDF)

A summary worksheet outlining the social and psychological factors of schizophrenia View the summary worksheet here Generate a PDF Version (Save and Print this page)

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Schizophrenia: Social & Psychological Factors (Part III) (PDF)

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