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What are the two behavioural characteristics of depression?

Activity levels and disruption to sleep/eating behaviour

2

Explain activity levels

Sufferers of depression have reduced levels of energy making them lethargic, this could be so severe that the sufferer cannot get out of bed

3

Explain disruption to sleep and eating behaviour

Sufferers may experience reduced sleep or increased need for sleep and appetite may increase or decrease leading to weight gain or loss.

4

What are the two cognitive characteristics of depression?

Poor concentration and absolutist thinking

5

Explain poor concentration

Sufferers may find themselves unable to stick with a task as they usually would, or they might find simple decision making difficult

6

Explain absolute thinking

'Black and white thinking' when a situation is unfortunate it is seen as an absolute disaster

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What are the two emotional characteristics of depression?

Lowered mood and anger

8

Explain lowered mood

More pronounced that the daily experience of feeling lethargic or sad, sufferers often themselves as worthless or empty

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Explain anger

On occasion, such emotions lead to aggression or self harming behaviour