Psychiatric (Mood and Anxiety) Disorders

Psychiatric (Mood and Anxiety) Disorders.

The 5 General Topics of Disease Summary
1. Etiology & risk factors


The 5 General Topics of Disease Summary
1. Etiology & risk factors
2. Pathogenesis: The molecular mechanism of the disease process (How the disease process evolves)
3. Clinical Picture: Signs& Symptoms, Sequelae, and Complications
4. Diagnosis: Labs & tests (as well as screening tests and follow up tests whenever applicable)
5. Pathophysiologic rationale of treatment


The summary will discuss three topics:  Mood disorders (Depression) and Anxiety disorders (GAD/ Phobias/ Panic attacks/ OCD)



Neurotransmitters altered in each condition, in which brain area (This will be the pathophysiologic rational of treatment)


Pathogenesis & Clinical pictures:

How these neurotransmitter alterations can lead to the clinical manifestations.

Symptoms of each type and subtype (subtypes of anxiety disorders) of these disorders



Based on the clinical picture (DSM-V criteria of diagnosis)


please see the instructions attached. This is the textbook information McCance, K.L., Huether, S. E. (2018) Pathophysiology: The Biological Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. (8th Ed) St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Mosby ISBN-13: 978-0323583473 ISBN-10: 9780323583473

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