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cyclothymic disorder
the person with frequent periods of depressed mood and hypomania
dysthymic disorder
chronically depressed
negative triad
Beck's theory. far-reaching negavie views of the self, the world and the future.
.arbitrary inference
.selective abstraction
.magnification and minimization
Existential theory of depression and treatment.

finding a meaning in his suffering
Learned helplessness
uncontrollable events--sense of helplessness--depression
uncontrollable events--attribution to global and stable factor--sense of hopeless ness--depression
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

increase the levels of both serotonin and norepinephrine in the synapse
Electroconvulsive therapy; ECT
bilateral; right and left sides of brain
Unilateral: common now only right side
Lithium carbonate
drug for biplar
Durkheim's sociologcal theory for suicide
Egoistic: committed by people with few social ties, family and society
Anomic: sudden change in a person's relation to society
bipolar II
a change in behaviour and mood that is less extreme than bipolar I, don't markedly impair social functioning
Beck's cognitive view of depression
pessimistic view of self, world and future

Irrational beliefs

Erros in thinkig
Error in attributional style
Internal: it is me, not the exam

Stable: I am a bad student, not I was so tired when taking the test

Global: I lack intelligence, not I only lack ablility in Math
Learning paradigm of cause of depression
depressed people elicit negative reaction from others
Biological paradigm of cause of depression
norepinephrine: high=mania low=depression

serotonin: low=depresson


Cognitive therapy
Beck; alter maladaptive thought patterns
Learning therapy
McLean-Ledwidge treatment
Cause of depression among housewives
Reinforcement of depressive behavior

Extinction of non-depressive behavior

Use of coercion
Therapy for housewives
Behavioral contact

Communication training

Operant program
Biological therapy for depression
aerobic exercise: increases level of both serotonin and norepinephrine