DEPRESSION

  • Episodes of depression in major depressive disorder tend to Increase in frequency with age
  • Most common age for depression is Middle age female
  • Cognitive therapy for depression was developed by Beck
  • Major depression is thought to be caused by changes in Monoamine synapses in the Limbic System
  • A patient was treated with Amytryptilline for depression, developed urinary retention, constipation & blurring of vision. Most likely cause is Anti cholinergic side effects
  • Schizophrenia and depression both have Social withdrawal, Poor personal care & Decreased interest in sex
  • Neurotransmittors involved in depression are Serotonin and Norepineprine
  • Endogenous Depression is characterized by Loss of Self esteem, Guilt psychosis & Paranoid feeling
  • Psychotic feature in depression Found in severe depression
  • Drug of choice in depression in old person is Fluoxetine
  • Rathi, 26 years old female diagnosed to be suffering from depression. Now for the past 2 days had sucidal tendency, thought & ideas. The best treatment is ECT
  • Suicide is the most common cause of premature death in schizophrenia
  • Most common symptom of depression in India is Vague body aches
  • Major depression is diagnosed after minimum of 2 weeks
  • Nihilistic ideas are seen in Depression
  • The evidence-based psychological therapy of choice for depression is Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Treatment for unipolar depression is Fluoxetine, Sertaline & Citaloprom
  • Classical triad of symptoms of depression includes Depressed mood, Slowed thinking & Psychomotor retardation
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