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Anhedonia

The inability to experience or even imagine any pleasant emotion

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Self-Depreciatory

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Negativism

Strong resistance to suggestions or directions; exhibiting behaviors contrary to what is expected

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Psychomotor retardation

Extreme slowdown of physical movements. Posture slumps; speech is slowed; digestion becomes sluggish. Common in severe depression

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Psychomotor Agitation

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Diurnal Variation

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Risk Factors Depression

  1. Younger women, older men
  2. Poor and sometimes wealthy
  3. More prevelant in caucasion more debilitating in niggers
  4. Seratonin and norepinephrine chemical imbalance
  5. Single men, married women
  6. Chronic pain
  7. Trauma

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Less than 3 years assessment

  1. Decreased appetite
  2. Tantrums
  3. Not playful
  4. Not emotional

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3-5 years assessment

  1. Accident prone
  2. Phobias
  3. Excess in self-criticism

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6-8 years assessment

  1. Vague physical complaints
  2. Aggressive behavior
  3. Clings to parents
  4. Avoids new people

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9-12 years assessment

  1. Morbid thoughts
  2. Excess worry
  3. Disappointed parents

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Other childhood symptoms

  1. Hyperactivity
  2. Delinquency
  3. School problems
  4. Sleep difficulties
  5. Social isolation
  6. Suicidal thoughts

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Adolescent Assessment

  1. Sadness
  2. Lonliness
  3. Anxiety
  4. Hopelessness
  5. Inappropriate anger
  6. Agressiveness
  7. Running away
  8. Sexual acting out
  9. Substance abuse
  10. Apathy
  11. Loss of self-esteem
  12. Sleep/eat difficulties
  13. Physical complaints

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Older adult assessment

  1. Low self-esteem
  2. Hopelessness
  3. Helplessness
  4. Bereavement overload
  5. Memory loss
  6. Confused thinking
  7. Apathy
  8. Restless

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Common Nursing Diagnoses

  1. Risk for Suicide
  2. Chronic low self-esteem
  3. Complicated Grieving
  4. Powerlessness
  5. Hopelessness