Depression

REVISION CARDS ON AQA A2 PSYCHOLOGY - DEPRESSION

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THE NATURE OF DEPRESSION

Ÿ  Depression is classified as a mood disorder.

Ÿ  Two main types of depression...

 

1. Uni-polar - known as major depressive disorder. Characterised by a low emotional state, sadness, lack of energy and self-worth and often feelings of guilt.

 

2. Bipolar - known as manic depression when you alternate between the two extremes of depression then extremes of mania. Mania is a state of euphoria or frenzied activity.

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