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Major Depression v. Dysthymia

Major Depression v. Dysthymia

May 8, 2009  |  knowledge

Differential of the day, MDD v. Dysthymia. From the EofMDs: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a condition characterized by a long-lasting depressed mood or marked loss of interest or pleasure (anhedonia) in all or nearly all activities.



knowledge



OCD v. OCPD

OCD v. OCPD

May 5, 2009  |  knowledge

To know:  the difference between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.  Take it away, Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders... Obsessive-compulsive disorder Obsessive-



knowledge



Sue and Sue

Sue and Sue

April 29, 2009  |  materials

Sue & Sue's Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice is cited again and again in the culture sections of the AATBS material. Maybe you want to read the whole thing. Maybe not. But here it is...



materials



Dementia v. Delirium

Dementia v. Delirium

April 28, 2009  |  knowledge

Something to know: The difference between dementia and delirium. Dementia (according to the Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders): ...is not a specific disorder or disease.



knowledge



Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline

April 22, 2009  |  extra knowledge

Would liked to have known what Positive Discipline was before running the vignette practice exam I just did not-so-great on. Oh well. Some answers: @ wikipedia @ positivediscipline.



extra knowledge



Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

April 20, 2009  |  video

"Grey Gardens"--first a documentary, now an HBO movie--profiles Big and Little Edith Bouvier Beale, mother-and-daughter shut-ins, eccentrics, and Jackie O. cousins. Both a good/hard watch. Lots of strange behaviors.



video



Somatization Disorder

Somatization Disorder

April 19, 2009  |  knowledge

From the practice tests to the Wiki of the day: Somatization Disorder. The criteria--pulled from the Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders--



knowledge



Identity Problem

Identity Problem

April 15, 2009  |  knowledge  |  vignette

This came up running vignette practice questions.  What exactly is an Identity Problem in the DSM?  An answer: Identity Problems are characterized by severe distress and uncertainty about issues related to identity, such as long-



knowledge  |  vignette



Social Work Test Prep: The Movie

Social Work Test Prep: The Movie

April 15, 2009  |  video

Mental health disorders may seem more common in movies and TV characters than in real-life, but the stats say something entirely different.



video



Social Workers and Depression

Social Workers and Depression

April 13, 2009  |  audio

A new Social Work Podcast is up. Interview topic: Social Workers and Depression. Since you, a social worker, are three times as likely to be depressed as the next person...enjoy! There are several factors that contribute to this increased risk.



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