Moody Blues:
Coping with a Mood Disorder
Presented by:
Dr. Laura Nichols
Ms. Donna Horner
Mr. Richard Cottingham
Dr. Laura Nichols, C. Psych (Supervised Practice)
Clinical Psychologist
Mood Disorders Program
Mood Disorders
• Bipolar Depression
• Unipolar Depression
Depression
What is depression?
Epidemiology
• Average age of onset mid-20’s
• 15-25% Lifetime Prevalence
Prevalence
Recognizing Depression
•Physical
•Emotional
•Behavioral
•Cognitive
Etiology of Depression
Psychological/Social Factors
•Early Experience
•Life Events
•Personality
•Stress
Etiology of Depression
Biological Factors
•Genes
•Neurochemistry
•Hormones
Etiology of Depression
Psychological/
Social Factors
Biological Factors
Vulnerability to Depression
• Being female
• Few social supports
• Substance Use
• Recently having given birth
• Previous ...
Evidence Based Interventions
• Exercise
• Psychotherapy
– Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
– Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
–...
Richard Cottingham
My Journey Towards Recovery
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An introduction to mood disorders.

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The Moody Blues Part I: Coping with a Mood Disorder

  1. 1. Moody Blues: Coping with a Mood Disorder Presented by: Dr. Laura Nichols Ms. Donna Horner Mr. Richard Cottingham
  2. 2. Dr. Laura Nichols, C. Psych (Supervised Practice) Clinical Psychologist Mood Disorders Program
  3. 3. Mood Disorders • Bipolar Depression • Unipolar Depression
  4. 4. Depression
  5. 5. What is depression?
  6. 6. Epidemiology • Average age of onset mid-20’s • 15-25% Lifetime Prevalence
  7. 7. Prevalence
  8. 8. Recognizing Depression •Physical •Emotional •Behavioral •Cognitive
  9. 9. Etiology of Depression Psychological/Social Factors •Early Experience •Life Events •Personality •Stress
  10. 10. Etiology of Depression Biological Factors •Genes •Neurochemistry •Hormones
  11. 11. Etiology of Depression Psychological/ Social Factors Biological Factors
  12. 12. Vulnerability to Depression • Being female • Few social supports • Substance Use • Recently having given birth • Previous depression • Serious illness
  13. 13. Evidence Based Interventions • Exercise • Psychotherapy – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) – Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) – Mindfulness Based CBT • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) • Peer Support • Medication • Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT)
  14. 14. Richard Cottingham My Journey Towards Recovery

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