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Treatments for Depressive Disorders

Biomedical Treatments:

  • Medication
    • Tricyclic’s
    • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
    • Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake
    • Atypical antidepressants
  • Exercise and dietary changes
  • Circadian-related treatments
  • Brain stimulation therapies

Psychological and Behavioral Treatments for Depressive Disorders: 126 more words

Abnormal Psychology

Etiology of Depressive Disorders

Biological Dimension:

  • Tends to run in families
  • Genetics also increase anxiety symptoms
  • Changes in the circadian rhythm
    • Circadian rhythms: an internal clock or daily cycle of internal biological rhythms that influence various bodily processes such as body temperature and sleep-wake cycles…
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Prevalence of Depressive Disorders


  • Most common psychiatric disorder
  • Leading cause of disability worldwide
  • US spends ~$50 billion on health care services and lost workdays due to depression per year…
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Abnormal Psychology

Depressive Disorders

Include: major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder, as well as depressive disorders under study (mixed anxiety/depression and seasonal affective disorder)

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5 lessons from travel that can improve your everyday life

An intrinsic part of being so very human, is being so very imperfect. And as my own worst critic, I’m very aware of what my least favourable traits are (*cough* STUBBORN COW *cough cough*’). 735 more words


Recognizing Abuse

Before I dig into my story, I think it is important to say that abuse comes in all forms: physical, emotional, and psychological.  Just because someone is not visibly bruised, does not mean they are not being abused.  573 more words


Writing Therapy

Research suggests that simply writing down 5 facts or sentences about yourself and the occurrences in your day each night will help with both anxiety and insomnia. 256 more words