Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

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  • Case Study: Affect, Behavior

    Thought Paper No. 1 I have one older sister who recently turned 21 who I am very close with. For the majority of the time she is very easy to get along with because she has a very sunny disposition, is very energetic, kind, and is has pretty solid communication (for the most part). However, she is an entirely different person when she is on her period because she suffers from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, PMDD, which Mayo Clinic describes as, “…a severe, sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome.” The situation happened as I was returning home from a friend’s house: I was walking to my room upstairs (which is across from my sister’s) and assumed that my sister was upstairs because I could hear Netflix coming from her…

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  • Menstruation Sociology

    These findings again emphasize the need for a simple test for the presence of premenstrual tension. Unfortunately, the severity and type of symptom may vary from month to month and symptoms increase at times of stress, thereby adding to the difficulties of diagnosis. Premenstrual tension responds to treatment, but such treatment would need to be continued after the expiration of the prison sentence if any improvement in criminal tendency is to be expected; this suggests the need for such women…

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  • Depression: The Causes And Effects Of Depression

    For someone who is depressed, getting out of bed can seem like moving a mountain (Serrah Wilson). People with depression are people who tend to not handle stress well. For some people, bouts of depression can be brought on environmentally because of the weather. It could be that they are happy when it’s sunny or gloomy when it rains. For some people, season changes take a toll. They tend to be Happier in the summer and the onset of depression can be linked to the onset of winter. This is known…

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  • Depressive Disorder Case Study

    Also, the client’s presenting problems correlate with diagnostic criteria A-C as per the DSM 5. Client has reported “feelings of worthlessness”, feeling “irritable “and “withdrawn” also, “tearful conversations” with a close friend. The mood of major depressive disorder is often described by the person as depressed, sad, hopeless, discouraged, or “down in the dumps” Differential diagnosis for major depressive disorder that the client does not met the criteria for are manic episodes with…

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  • History Of Mental Hospital Institutionalization

    “In studying social problems related to mental illness, basic sociological perspectives can help clarify the relevant issues and explain some aspects of the origins of mental disorders” (Kornblum; Pg. 63). The interactionist perspective, conflict perspective, and functionalist perspective are the same because they are all perspectives of how mental illness affects society. In other words, these perspectives deal with how we interact with one and other. The interactionist perspective deals with…

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  • Bipolar Disorder: Common Symptoms Of Depression

    is called a mental disorder. In this paper, we are going to talk about depression specifically. Depression is a mental illness that a person experiences deep sadness and loses interest in most of activities. It is a state that contains temporary sadness, loneliness…

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  • Depression: Symptoms And Treatment Of Depression

    While most of the research is done on chronic depression, it is not the only form. Different types of depression have different symptoms, but the basis or start of them are very similar. Some of the other more common types of depression include manic depression, seasonal depression, and psychotic depression. Manic depression is also known as bipolar illness. People with manic depression, or people who are bipolar rotate from being in a very good mood, to a very bad mood, and a normal mood where…

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Analysis

    Seasonal affective disorder is like a weariness of the winter. There are an estimated 4 to 6% of the United States people who have this disease, which can be referred to as SAD. People relate SAD to the winter blues and how people cope with the cold and dreary days. (Lliades, 2015) The symptoms of SAD can be mild or severe and are also close to major depression symptoms. These include sadness, loss of interest in normal activities, sleep change, appetite change, and weight gain, feelings of…

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  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Essay

    Seasonal affective disorder also known as SAD, affects people during the changes in seasons. This causes people to lose energy and feel constant mood swings. If someone gets this in the fall and winter they tend to gain weight and hibernate. If they get it in the spring and summer they tend to lose weight due to poor appetite and depression. This isn’t just a case of the blues, most of the time people mistake it for that and don’t look for treatment because they don’t realize that it is…

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  • Depression 101 Research Paper

    major depressive disorder) experience depression throughout most of their time. Symptoms include loss of interest in activities normally done, trouble sleeping, feeling “sped up”, or “slowed down”, feeling tired, and worthless, having trouble making decisions, and thoughts of suicide. Doctors describe patients as majorly depressed if these symptoms occur for more than 2 weeks. Depression that lasts for a period of time more than two years is called persistent depressive disorder. Overeating/ not…

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