Tara Thomas Psychiatric Disorders

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Brain Research - LTCY 199 - Summer 2009 - Psychiatric Disorders

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Tara Thomas Psychiatric Disorders

  1. 1. Psychiatric Disorders<br />Tara Thomas<br />
  2. 2. Depression<br />Women out number men<br /> 1 in 4 women will experience depression<br />Married women are more depressed <br />(Schoenstadt, 2009) <br />
  3. 3. Menopausal Stage<br />Women are more depressed in this stage<br />The idea of being undesirable is the main cause<br />
  4. 4. Suicide<br />Although most suicides are males, women have twice as many suicide attempt than men. <br />Again, this shows the brain differences in men and women. If someone wants to commit a successful suicide, they would do it. Women want help for problems and attempting suicide is a call for help; While on the other hand men find a permanent solution for their problems. <br />
  5. 5. Anorexia<br />90% of women are anorexics <br />Anorexia is linked to depression<br />Abused women are also at risk<br />(Schoenstadt, 2009) <br />
  6. 6. Schizophrenia<br />any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact(DSM, 2004)<br />More men are diagonosed<br />
  7. 7. What causes Schizophrenia? <br />Abnormal levels of dopamine<br />Drugs that increase dopamine levels<br />
  8. 8. Drug Abuse<br />More men abuse drugs<br />Neurons are released more to the neurotransmitters to increase the addiction. Some drugs are more addictive than others.<br />
  9. 9. Borderline Personality Disorder<br />75% are women<br />Depression is linked<br />Sexual abuse is a major risk factor<br />Mairlyn Monroe had BPD <br />(BPD TODAY, 2009)<br />(DSM 4th edition, 2004)<br />
  10. 10. References <br /> <br />Association, A. P. (2004). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.<br /> <br />Borderline Personality Disorder Facts. (n.d.). Retrieved July 11, 2009, from http://www.borderlinepersonalitytoday.com/main/facts.htm<br /> <br />Drug Addiction Causes. (n.d.). Retrieved July 10, 2009, from http://www.drug-addiction-support.org/drug-addiction-causes.html<br /> <br />Earls, F. (n.d.). Sex differences in psychiatric disorders: origins and developmental influences.. Retrieved July 6, 2009, from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3601929 <br /> <br />GOLEMAN, D. (n.d.). Women&apos;s Depression Rate Is Higher - The New York Times. Retrieved July 10, 2009, from http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/06/health/women-s-depression-rate-is-higher.html<br /> <br />J., J., & Medina, P. (2009). Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Chicago: Pear Press.<br /> <br />NIMH · What causes schizophrenia?. (n.d.). Retrieved July 5, 2009, from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/schizophrenia/what-causes-schizophrenia.shtml<br /> <br />MD, A. S. (2009, February 9). Depression in Women. Retrieved July 10, 2009, from http://depression.emedtv.com/depression/depression-in-women.html<br /> <br />

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