A2 - Psychology - Depression

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  • Created on: 25-04-10 13:12

Depression characteristics:

  • 5 symptoms every day for two weeks

Split into headings:

  • Cognitive - Negative thoughts and suicidal thoughts
  • Emotional - Intense feeling of sadness and excessive guilt
  • Motivational - Lack of interest in activities normally enjoyed
  • Somantic - Loss of energy and an increase/decrease in appetite

Depression Reliablity and Validity:

Promblems with reliability:

  • People displaying same symptoms don't get the same diagnosis.
  • Diagnosis relies on self report by patients
  • Moods vary between people
  • Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed
  • Many symptoms of manic stage…


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