Involutional Depression: A Case Study

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Involutional Depression
• Definition: specifier for major depressive disorder, which presents itself with melancholy
• Causes: Genetics and biological factors
• Signs and symptoms: prolonged severe sadness, feeling of worthlessness, loss of interest, fatigued, anxious, irritable, loss or increase in appetite, sleep difficulty, suicidal talk and or attempt
• Treatment:
-Talk therapy
-Group therapy
-Electroconvulsive therapy
-Medications:
1. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): Fluoxetine (Prozac), Citalopram (Celexa), or Paroxetine (Paxil) 2. Tricyclic Antidepressants: Amoxapine (Asendin), Desipramine (Norpramin), Doxepin (Sinequan), Clomipramine (Anafranil) 3. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs): Phenelzine (Nardil), Isocarboxazid

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