Depression A2 biological approach

Just a load of questions, the diagnosis and biological approach of depression for A2 psychology AQA

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1. Who is more succeptable to depression?

  • adolescents and women between the ages of 25 and 40
  • Women, teenagers and the elderly
  • ex war veterans and the elderly
  • Children and teenagers
  • Women, children and elderly men
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2. What is the classification system used to diagnose depression?

  • The Diagnostic health manual
  • The Diagnostic medial system
  • The Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • The diagnostic manual of mental illness

3. According to this system what criteria does the patient have to fill to be diagnosed with MDD

  • All of the symptoms in the manual including depressed mood and lack of pleasure
  • 4 or more symptoms over a month, including depressed mood and/ or psychosocial problems
  • 5 or more symptoms over a two week period, including lack of pleasure and/ or depressed mood
  • depressed mood for a period of 2 weeks or more

4. Who found that using this classification system may not be reliable

  • Beck
  • Bertakis et al
  • Freud
  • Davison and Neale
  • Rosenham

5. And what did they find?

  • 2 psychiatrists only agreed 44% of the time diagnosing patients
  • 2 psychiatrists only agreed 54% of the time diagnosing patients
  • 2 psychiatrists only agreed 52% of the time diagnosing patients


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