Depression Flashcards

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Heredity
Heredity is the passing of traits from parents to their children. These traits can affect a person emotionally, physically or mentally in nature.
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Hormones
Hormones are naturally occurring substances produced in the body that can affect behavior and mood. They may increase or decrease during periods of life such as adolescence or menopause.
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Mental state
Mental state refers to the state of a person's mind. This could mean that the mind feels sharp, dull, busy or slow.
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Emotional state
Emotional state relates to the state of a person's feelings, such as happy, sad, excited or afraid.
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Psychological state of mind
Psychological state of mind is the emotional and mental state of being in one's own mind.
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Mood Disorder
A mood disorder is a psychological disorder that causes one's mood to raise or lower, either frequently or infrequently, and sometimes either easily noticeable or more difficult to spot.
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Major Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that causes feeling of sadness and hopelessness, also commonly referred to as clinical depression or major depressive disorder.
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Are you looking for information on depression? Look no further! This flashcard set will show you terms and definitions of the different symptoms, causes, and treatments associated with depression. Feelings of sadness, irritability, and fatigue are all common during depression, also known as clinical depression or major depressive disorder. The terms and definitions on these flashcards will help to inform you of the basics of depression. Check them out!

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Major Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that causes feeling of sadness and hopelessness, also commonly referred to as clinical depression or major depressive disorder.
Mood Disorder
A mood disorder is a psychological disorder that causes one's mood to raise or lower, either frequently or infrequently, and sometimes either easily noticeable or more difficult to spot.
Psychological state of mind
Psychological state of mind is the emotional and mental state of being in one's own mind.
Emotional state
Emotional state relates to the state of a person's feelings, such as happy, sad, excited or afraid.
Mental state
Mental state refers to the state of a person's mind. This could mean that the mind feels sharp, dull, busy or slow.
Hormones
Hormones are naturally occurring substances produced in the body that can affect behavior and mood. They may increase or decrease during periods of life such as adolescence or menopause.
Heredity
Heredity is the passing of traits from parents to their children. These traits can affect a person emotionally, physically or mentally in nature.
Self-esteem
Self-esteem is the confidence one has in one's own abilities and worth. It can affect whether you see yourself in a positive or in a negative light.
Addiction
Addiction is a dependence on a particular substance or activity, such as drugs, alcohol, nicotine or gambling.
Anxiety
Anxiety is a feeling of fear or worry about the outcome of future events. It can mean feeling nervous or anxious about something that may never happen.
Insomnia
Insomnia is the inability to sleep. This may be a contributing factor in depression.
Diagnosis
A diagnosis is the result of an examination. These examinations by your doctor may be either physical or psychological or both.
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder, also referred to as manic depression, is characterized by severe mood swings from high to low. These might range from intense happiness to severe sadness or irritability.
Antidepressants
Antidepressants are prescription medications that are used to treat mood disorders.
Depression Therapy
Depression therapy is the psychological treatment of mental or emotional disorders by a licensed professional doctor.

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