Depressive and Bipolar Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #30

Depressive and Bipolar Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #30

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Not sleeping for days on end. Long periods of euphoria. Racing thoughts. Grandiose ideas. Mania. Depression. All of these are symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks about mood disorders and their causes as well as how these disorders can impact people’s lives.

Table of Contents:

What are Mood Disorders? 1:05
Symptoms of Depressive & Bipolar Disorders 2:00
Biological, Genetic, Environmental, & Social-Cognitive
Causes of Mood Disorders 5:47

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September 8, 2014 / 23 Comments / by / in
  • But in the manic state, everything makes very good sense, including the "bad judgement".

  • The difference between men (anger) & women (sad) is cultural.

  • The difference between depression and mania is a scale, and what you think is one end or the other can go further in their direction. "Mania" I experienced more, and more, and more, and more… Not must the things mentioned in the video, but more… which became psychotic, and it was as if a dream state (from weird sleep patterns and lack of sleep) was superimposed on a waking state. Dreaming was happening while awake. I was seeing things that were only in my head.

  • Omgoodness, he has good facts but his rapid pace of speech and pitch is almost unbearable to watch.

  • I have both :/

  • This Guy certainly has pressure of speech…

  • Why is he speaking like that…. he is making me more anxious than I am ATM

  • Do a video on social anxiety

  • Can you do a episode on autism, or have you guys already done one?

  • For as little as $0

  • FYI 6:46, yes. Women tend to be diagnosed with major depression more often cause they tend to seek treatment more BUT the level of suicides in men is way higher than in women.

  • A bi-polar gal myself I love how informative this is 🙂 I watched this when I was diagnosed and really helped, thank you hank for putting it in such a lovely way and making it feel normal.

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  • Gosh. THIS guy talks like he's in mania.

  • I have pretty serious depression and I find that talking about it with some one that understands even talking about it with some one that also has depression helps quite a bit.

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  • you talk so fast!!!!

  • Most of the time I am miserable . Very little up time .

  • Mens depression often rubs off on women by them acting angry towards spouses and what not and then making women depressed. But women could be also depressed without being influenced by a Male and then make Men depressed and angry so it works both ways. Moral of the comment is depressed people make other people depressed

  • Thank you for the video! It was very informative!


  • I'm more depressed now watching this video

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