Flashcards in Depression Deck (16):
lifetime prevalence of depression
16% (#1 new dx in primary care)
big RF's for suicide?
M + >65
RF's for depression
Lack of support
Loss of parents early on
Classic stroke assoc w depression?
Left frontal lobe
lifetime risk for depression (M v F)
stressful life event can increase risk of depression by?
stressful life event vs depressive episodes
link weakens as depression develops into a chronic illness i.e. you don't need an event to cause a new depressive episode
DSM criteria for MDD
persistent depressive disorder
part of anterior cingulate that's below the genu
part of cortex deep w/in brain, connects superior parts (frontal/parietal) with temporal, important for representation of bodily states
what part of brain regulates amygdala activity?
more activity in VMPFC, less activity in amygdala
this control is loosened in depression, and actually a POSITIVE relationship is seen
fxnl/structural brain adaptations to the environment
cells that fire together wire together (who's law?)
activity-dependent neuroplasticity (Hebb's Law)
plasticity enhanced by?