Psych NUR 881
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What is mood?
report by the client
eg: elated; euphoric; depressed; dysthymic; labile (up and down continuously); cyclothymic (short periods of mild depression and mania)
What is affect?
physical manifestion of client's mood
- -Incongruent: mood and affect don't match
- -Flat affect: does not demonstrate emotion
- -Blunted: Limited expression
- -Sad: body language implies sadness; eye contact downcast; stooped posture; facial expression
What is emotion?
- -shown by patient
- -identified by provider on assessment
What are the risk factors for depression?
- Prior episode of depression
- Family history of depressive disorder
- Lack of social support (need at least 1)
- Lack of coping abilities
- Presence of stressors
- Current substance use/abuse
- Medical co-morbidity
What is the physiological etiology of depression?
Depression correlates to increased glucocorticoids or corticotropin releasing factor; decrease in amount of monoamine neurotransmitters; increased stress; genetics
Combined neuro-bio-psycho-social etiology
Anxiety often present with depression
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