The Pharmacological Management of Mood and Emotion
Addressing himself to psychopathology, Klerman refers to mood as the individual’s subjective experience including his perception of his inner emotional state. Emotion includes the individual’s own self-perception as well as the behavioral and psychophysiological concomitant phenomena which can be observed by others. Human emotions are very complex of course. Efforts, such as those of Ekman continue to be made in order to discern basic ubiquitous emotions like happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise and disgust. The task is not easy because cognitive factors do influence one’s emotional states and the interpretation one gives to conditions of arousal.
KeywordsPsychotropic Drug Human Emotion Depressive Syndrome Paradoxical Reaction Endogenous Depression
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