Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Depressive and Manic Spectrum

The Depressive Spectrum




  • low mood      
  • low self-esteem      
  • pessimism      
  • fatigue, reduced energy      
  • disturbances of sleep (insomnia or hypersomnia)      
  • disturbances of appetite (anorexia or hyperphagia)      
  • agitation or retardation      
  • guilt      
  • sense of worthlessness      
  • hopelessness      
  • helplessness      
  • poor motivation      
  • poor concentration      
  • indecision      
  • loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities      
  • low libido      
  • recurrent thoughts of death

   

 






The Manic Spectrum


·    euphoric mood, (angry or irritable)
·   high self esteem
·  increased psychomotor activity
·   optimism exuberant energy
· · increased goal-directed activity
· · diminished need to sleep
· · distractibility
· · talkativeness
· · racing thoughts
· · grandiosity
·     disinhibition
· · impaired insight
· · financial extravagance   

 · · more risk taking  

  • sex drive increase                                                                                                                                               


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