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A client has been referred reporting that he has come because of "nerves." For the past 6 months he has been feeling a lot of muscle tension, and is so "keyed up" and "irritable" that he can't concentrate and focus at work. What would be a tentative diagnosis?
Major depressive disorder
How is depression distinguished among mood disorders?
It is an unusually sad, gloomy and dejected mood or a mardedly diminished interest and pleasure that is distinctly different than a non-depressed state.
What is the duration of symptoms that need to be present for a diagnosis of a major depressive episode
2 week period
Name the sumptoms that must be present in a major depressive disorder
At least one of the symptoms is either depressed mood or loss of pleasure or interest.
When can a diagnosis of a bipolarII disorder not be made?
If the patiet has ever had a manic episode.
This type of disorder is characterized by recurring major depressin with episodes of mania in between.
bipolar disorder
A common etiological factor present in the acquisition of a panic, obsessive-compulsive, and generalized anxiety disorder is?
A perceived lack of control.
Low levels of seratonin is associated with?
depression
In the DSM-IV, manic depressive disorder is referred to as
bipolar disorder
For 2 weeks straight, Lucy experienced restlessness, fatigue and irritability. After those 2 weeks, the symptoms seemed to go away. Lucy's doctor could not diagnose her with Generalized Anxiety Disorder because
She did not experience the symptoms for more days than not during the preceding 6 months.