Disorders Essay Examples

  • Recall A Day In Your Life That Stands Out And Explain Why You Will Always Remember It

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    THE MATCH One day that I will probably never forget is the day that I had to play Jonathan Walker. He was easily the best table tennis player in our school and he had even been offered to play on the National Junior team. I remember the match as if it was yesterday. It was the time of year when competition smelled thick in the air and everyone was excited about Inter-House Sports. I was particularly involved in Tennis and Chess but I was really excited about Table Tennis as I had been named Vice-Captain. It was a grueling school day that had end

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    Araby By James Joyce And A Sunrise On The Veld By Doris Lessing

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    ?Araby" by James Joyce and "A Sunrise On The Veld" by Doris Lessing are both short stories in which the protagonists gained a consciousness that was beyond themselves. The main characters are both initiated into new realities and truths of which they were not previously aware. Both short stories will be examined with reflections according to the type of initiation that was experienced, the nature of the narrators, the similar and dissimilar aspects of both characters and various components of the short stories. In the two stories, both characters were experiencing an initiatio

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    The Crucible Good Versus Evil

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    It was a play with tremendous feelings with many inside twists hidd en in the archives of the true story. It was a play with emotional feelings; feelings of anger , hate, and evil, yet feelings of manipulation, good, and pureness. It was the Crucible. A fireball of guilt, evil, and good compiled into one magnification. The Crucible: Good versus Evil. The play contained many scenarios of good versus evil, and the characters who generally possessed these feelings and intentions. But it must be understood t hat there were the intentions,

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    Battered Womens Syndrome A Survey Of Contemporary Theories

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    In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233 § 23E (1993), which permits the introduction of evidence of abuse in criminal trials. These decisive acts brought the issue of domestic abuse to the public's attention and left many Massachusett

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    Written Speech On Teen Suicide

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    Imagine you're standing atop a high bridge, you take a deep breath, say one last silent goodbye to your friends and family, and you leap to your death. By doing this, you're making a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You may be solving your own personal problem, but imagine the pain, suffering, and anguish that your friends, family, and peers go through. The people around you are wondering what was going through your mind and why you did it. Maybe you even told some of your friends that you were going to do it, and they didn't

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    Battered Womens Syndrome A Survey Of Contemporary Theories

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    In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233 . 23E (1993), which permits the introduction of evidence of abuse in criminal trials. These decisive acts brought the issue of domestic abuse to the public's attention and left many Massachusett

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    On Narcissism Psychological Theories And Therapeutic

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    Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders Introduction Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called ?narcissistic personality disorder? is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, however, is often so pervasive that we tend to dehumanize him or her. The narcissist conjures in us images of t

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    Psyschology Study On Drinking

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    Abstract In response to the need for research that incorporates multiple aspects of theory into a testable framework, this study attempted to replicate and extend the results of Cooper, Russell, Skinner, Frone, and Mudar (1992). A modified stressor vulnerability model of stress-related drinking was tested in a homogeneous sample of 65 male and female undergraduate student drinkers. Total weekly consumption of alcohol was used as the criterion measure, whereas family history of alcoholism (Adapted SM

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    It seems as though every time we turn around there is a new health fad, be it a drug, herb or diet. Within the past 10 years the drug melatonin has hit the market and seems to have made quite a splash with the public and the media. At a time when an estimated thirty to forty million Americans suffer from serious sleep disorders that interfere with their sleep quality and health, many are desperate for an easy solution (Sleep Foundation 1). The media claims that this ?wonder drug? melatonin is the answer to these sleep disorders and also can prevent several illnesses. But is melat

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    The Merchant Of Venice Antonio

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    Antonio is a wealthy merchant in the city of Venice. Although central to the play, Antonio is portrayed by Shakespeare as an 'outcast'. It seems that Antonio is chronically depressed and is not involved in the social atmosphere that is thriving in Venice. - "In sooth, I know not why I am so sad: It wearies me; you say it wearies you; But how I caught it. Found it, or came by it, What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born, I am to learn:"1 Along with Shylock, both men seem bitter and have difficulty in expressing their emotions. On many

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    ADHD is attention deficit disorder accompanied by impassivity and over activity. Medical scientists think ADHD is caused by a chemical problem in the brain. The front part of the brain helps you pay attention, concentrate, organize things, and put breaks on impulsive or unacceptable behavior. People?s brains with ADHD may not be able to use the brain?s main signal senders, neurotransmitters, the way it is suppose to. The front part of the brain has very little to do with intelligence, so it is possible to be very smart and still have ADHD. ? 3-5% of school-age children are

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    It seemed to me that the older I got, the more obsessed people seemed about their bodies. Whether it was the diet soda boom of the 80's, or the fact everyone has always been unhappy with his or her natural bodies; it just took me a while to comprehend. It always seemed like there were diets here, diets there; these drugs can do this, or these herbs can do that? "Stop the insanity!" This paper is going to discuss anorexia nervosa, an alarming disease that is usually developed during puberty of both boys and girls. Like bulimia, in which the subject binges and t

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    Attention Deficit Disorder

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    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is the most common mental disorders of childhood and affects 3 to 6 percent of the child population (about 3.5 million kids) in the United States. Approximately 15 million people in the United States have Attention Deficit Disorder, but there are many aspects of this disorder that many people are not even aware of. Attention Deficit Disorder is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system, as well as the motivational system. ADD affects two important parts of the brain that are connected with the ability to pay atten

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    Bipolar Affective Disorder

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    Bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery to scientists and physicians since the sixteenth century. The artist Vincent Van Gogh is the first documented case of the disorder, but since then, we have not learned much more about what causes the disease or even a cure for sufferers. The biggest hindrance to scientists is that there are so many symptoms, and they aren?t sure what the source is. Right now, approximately one percent of the population (three million people) in the United States is victim of the Bipolar disorder. ?As of now, scientists have learned almost all that the

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    Depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a profound and long-lasting sadness or despair. It affects approximately 18 million people in the United States every year and not all of them are old enough to vote. Everyone experiences some unhappiness, often as a result of a change, either in the form of a setback or a loss. The painful feelings that accompany these events are usually appropriate, necessary, and transitory and can even present an opportunity for personal growth. However, when depression persists and impairs daily life, it may be an indication of a depressiv

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    Depression In Women

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    Sometimes sadness is feeling blue where someone just needs a caring friend or family member who can offer encouragement. Sometimes sadness is much more. Severe sadness can cause frequent crying spells, sleeping too much, or eating too much or too little. Women may resort to drugs or alcohol to make the pain lesson. What starts this kind or severe sadness? It can begin with a painful experience such as divorce, the death of a loved one, a lost relationship, or a troubled marriage. It can also begin with an event from childhood, such as, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.

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    Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease

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    Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group is greatly underdiagnosed and leads to serious difficulties in school

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    The Role Of The Amygdala GABA Receptors And Benzodiazepines In Anxiety

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    Abstract Discussed is some of the research that has been conducted on the role of the amygdala in anxiety, as well as the role of GABA and benzodiazepines in anxiety. Research has indicated through amygdala lesions and stimulation that the amygdala does indeed play a major role in the expression of anxiety. Research has also indicated, through drug infusions to the amygdala, that benzodiazepines cause anxiolysis (by increasing GABA transmission), and that benzodiazepine antagonists increase anxiety (by decreasing GABA transmission). Also discussed are some limitations and p

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    Climbing Out Of The Great Depression

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    The Great Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood events in American history. It is routinely cited, as proof that unregulated capitalism is not the best in the world, and that only a massive welfare state, huge amounts of economic regulation, and other interventions can save capitalism from itself. The Great Depression had important consequences and was a devastating event in America, however many good policies and programs became available as a result of the great depression, some of which exist even today. When the stock market crashed in October

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    Stress Management

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    Stress is a part of life that everyone deals with at one time or another. Everyone has different levels of stress and different coping mechanisms. According to Trevor Powell in the book Free Yourself from Harmful Stress. Stress is a positive force that enables you to survive. A certain level of stress is beneficial and stimulates you to perform well. Too much stress can impair performance. Stress has three basic components; these are sources, life skills, and signs or symptoms. Sources are everyday demands or major changes in your life. Life skills are the resources you have for copi

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    Suicide Causes And Effects

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    Thousands of people commit suicide each year, but how many people actually take the time to find out why they took they?re lives? That is one of the main things I wanted to find out in my project. Why people commit suicide and whether or not their peers could have detected warning signs. I want to know what they?re thinking about when they just about to kill themselves, or at least an idea of what could be going on in there heads. Whether they?re scared, confident that this is the right choice, completely wasted from drugs or freaked out by the thought of it but still seem to find t

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    Rape is defined as the unlawful compelling of a woman through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse’ or ‘any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.’ After being raped it is common for the victim to experience intense, and sometimes unpredictable, emotions, and they may find it hard to deal with their memories of the event. Victims can be severely traumatized by the assault and may have difficulty functioning as well as they had been used to prior to the assault, with disruption of concentration, sleeping patterns and eating habits, for example. They may feel j

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    Genetic Syndrome

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    Cri du chat syndrome (French for Cry or call of the cat referring to the specific cry of the child), also called deletion 5p syndrome, 5p minus or Le Jeune’s syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder due to a missing portion of chromosome 5. It was first described by Jérôme Lejeune in 1963.[1] The condition affects an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 live births. The disorder is found in people of all ethnic backgrounds and is slightly more common in females. Signs and symptoms The syndrome gets its name from the characteristic cry of infants born with the disorder. The infant sounds just like a

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    Quot Rollercoaster Of Emotions Quot

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    “Rollercoaster of Emotions” It was a hot summer day in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We were getting ready to go to a family festival called “The River Front Festival.” Every year the whole family would attend to this event; it has been a family tradition ever since we moved from Puerto Rico. As we all know, these kinds of festivals are great fun for the whole family, especially if you have little ones like I do. I have a three year old son and a four year old who love these kinds of festivals. Family fun day like this one has always been a joy for the whole family. The festival was ten

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    Teen Suicide

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    Teen Suicide As the third leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States, Suicide is becoming an increasingly serious issue. Suicide is a complex endpoint that also correlates with depression. Suicide is not the “result of one thing” said Matt Malin, a counselor at the health clinic on campus as well as a guest speaker in my social work class, but of many small pieces that influence it. The pieces that influence this dangerous epidemic are ones that need to be clear to families, friends and the community. The only way to reduce this crisis is to be aware, attentive,

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    Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorder DSM

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    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM) Diagnostic and statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM), published by American Psychiatric Association, is the most comprehensive and authoritative book devoted to the standard classification of psychiatric illness used by mental health professional in the United States and other countries. It is used by clinician, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, policy makers and researches of many different orientations such as biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal. It is also designed for use across

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    Teenage Depression

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    Teenage Depression The book I chose for my health book report is called… & I chose this book because it interested me due to my own problems including depression & anxiety disorders. I feel as if depression in a very intricate topic of discussion because statistics show that one in every twenty teenagers suffers from one or another depression disorders. & one in every forty teenagers suffering from a depression disorder is not diagnosed with a type of prescription to help. So I think that writing about depression in this paper will be fun. First off my book has many chapters ranging from t

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    Bipolar And Lithium

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    Issues in Psychopharmacology “Over 57.7 million Americans are affected by some kind of mental disorder” (The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America, 2008). Within that 57.7 million, more than 6 million are affected by mood disorders, dysthymic, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar illness, eating disorders, suicide, anxiety and other mental illnesses. All which cause problems for people in normal daily activities (The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America, 2008). In order to understand Bipolar , the symptoms and how medications, such as mood stabilizers, antidepressants and antipsy

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    Crisis Intervention

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    Psig 353 “Crisis Intervention” *Bill Gates Might be After Your Brain* Llewellyn E. Van Zyl 13156217 - 1 - Nr. Index Page Nr. 1.) Introduction p. 1 2.) Case Study p. 3 3.) Listening modalities p. 4 3.1) Step 1 - Defining the Problem p. 4 3.2) Step 2 – Ensuring Client Safety p. 8 3.3) Step 3 - Providing Support p. 9 4.) Acting modalities p. 10 4.1) Step 4 - Examining Alternatives p.11 4.1.1) Situational Supports: p.11 4.1.2) Coping Mechanisms p.11 4.1.3) Positive and Constructive Thinking Patterns p.11 4.2) Step 5 - Making plans p.12 4.2.1) Criteria for the adoption of a Stra

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    Sw 7010 1 24 2008

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    SW 7010 – 1.24.2008 In the news: Did Dr. Phil cross the line? Heath Ledger dies if a likely accidental overdose School to prison pipeline Introduction to the DSM: Empirically-based manual Etiology – the origins or causes of the disease Nosology – classification of the disease Uses of DSM Definition of metal disorder Use in forensic settings Ethnic and cultural considerations Cautionary Statement The Manual Subtypes Specifiers Severity Mild: few symptoms if any over what is needed to make the diagnosis Moderate: Severe: If all the symptoms listed are present

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    Teen Suicide

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    Suicide is the process of purposely ending one’s own life. The way societies view suicide varies widely according to culture and religion. For example, many Western cultures, as well as mainstream Judaism, Islam, and Christianity tend to view killing oneself as quite negative. One myth about suicide that may be the result of this view is considering suicide to always be the result of a mental illness. Some societies also treat a suicide attempt as if it were a crime. However, suicides are sometimes seen as understandable or even honorable in certain circumstances, such as in protest to p

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    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder without the Hyperactivity (ADD) is a condition of the brain that makes it difficult for children to control their behavior in school and social settings. This condition is also called by various names: hyperactivity, minimal brain dysfunction, minimal brain damage and hyperkinetic syndrome. In 1968 the name was changed to hyperkinetic, meaning wildly fast-paced or excited, reaction of childhood. The focus was on hyperactive children who had a lot of trouble sitting still in the classroom and getting there work comple

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    Issue Of Mental Health Parity

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    Within the realm of Clinical Psychology exists the issue of mental health parity. This issue of parity refers to the equal treatment of mental and physical disorders by insurance companies in regards to same co-payments, same deductibles and spending limits. Those advocating for the rights of the insurance companies argue mental health parity is wrong for several reasons. First, the issue of mental health is flawed and misleading, arguing that physical illnesses have known physical causes whereas mental illnesses do not. Next, critics argue the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor

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    Sigmund Freud And Selected Works

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    I. Introduction Sigmund Freud was an Austrian physician, neurologist, and founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of human personality. Through his skill as a scientist, physician and writer, he combined ideas prevalent at the time with his own observation and study to produce a major theory of psychology (Encarta, “Sigmund Freud”). Sigmund Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression. He is also renowned for his redefinition of sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life w

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    Main Sources Of Teenage Stress

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    There are many sources of stress and differ amongst different people and different people go about it in different ways. Stress among teen adolescence, between the ages 13 and 19, is an on going issue and by understanding the reasons for a teen’s stress, you can fix and get under control the whole situation. To do this, you can get counseling or other ways also can include talking about any problems a teen may have, taking time out to relax, exercising and eating healthy, being prepared and organized, and learning relaxation techniques. To start off with, there are many signs which can show a

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    Case Study CK

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    Case Study: CK RN 10 February 7, 2008 Demographics: CK is an 18 year old Caucasian male who is single, lives at home with his (foster) family and has a steady girlfriend. He is the middle sibling of three boys, who were placed in foster care together by their birth mother (details unavailable concerning this area). His primary language is English. He is in high school and being educated at home through a charter school program due to having been expelled from his regular high sc

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    Teen Suicide What is suicidal behavior? Suicidal behavior is defined as a preoccupation or act that is focused on causing one's own death voluntarily. An intent to cause one's death is essential in the definition. Suicidal ideation refers to thoughts of suicide or wanting to take one's own life. Suicidal behavior refers to actions taken by one who is considering or preparing to cause his/her own death. Suicide attempt usually refers to an act focused on causing one's own death that is unsuccessful in causing death. Suicide refers to having intentionally caused one's own death. What causes a

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    Depression "People with depression have a variety of treatment options." Even though does the treatment help? Depression "People with depression have a variety of treatment options." Even though does the treatment help? The effectiveness of the variety of treatment options for depression is uncertain. Depression is an illness that involves your body, feelings, and your mind. It effect the way you live your life, and the way you feel about yourself and other people, and the way you think about things that go on in your life. A depressive disorder is not the same as you

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    Anxiety The Disease

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    Anxiety, the Disease Anxiety disorders are one of the most common psychological disorders in the United States. Defined by the psychology text book, Anxiety is “a class of disorders marked by feelings of excessive apprehension and anxiety.” Anxiety is comprised of general and social anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress, and obsessive compulsive disorders. Anxiety starts primarily in the late teens to early twenties, and rare before the age of fourteen and after the age of thirty five (Sheehan). It occurs in at least five percent of the population at one given time, where as one percent

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    Labile Affect As A Risk Factor For Aggressive Behavior In Men

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    Despite an overall decrease in the nation's crime between 2005 and 2006 reported in the most recent Uniform Crime Report, rates of violence and murder have been on the rise. In 2005, the estimated volume of violent crime rose 2.3% in a period of 12 months. Of particular note, 65.3% of homicides in 2005 were perpetrated by men, the majority of whom were in their early twenties. Despite negative consequences often associated with aggression (imprisonment, injury, death), few macro- or microlevel interventions have been successful at eradicating or significantly decreasing violence in our nation.

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    Inside The Mind And Music Of Kurt Cobain

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    Inside the Mind and Music of Kurt Cobain “Peace, love, and empathy,” were strangely enough the last words written on the late Kurt Cobain’s suicide note before pointed his six pound .20 gauge Remington shotgun into his mouth and pulled the trigger. Cobain ended his own life on April 5, 1994 after taking enough heroin to kill three people. The big question is how could a person of such creativity and talent, not to mention fame and fortune, want to end their life? Kurt Cobain was a voice of a generation and has widely been hailed as the “John Lennon of his generation.” According to the

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    Literary Review Of Bipolar Disorder History Diagnostic Criteria Etiology Applications To Special Populations Treatment Options And

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    Literary Review of Bipolar Disorder: History, Diagnostic Criteria, Etiology, Applications to Special Populations, Treatment Options, and Specific Theoretical Coceptualizations History The first possible recorded mention of “depression” and “mania” as one disorder comes from Areteus us of Kappadokia, a Roman medical doctor, in the second century A.D. He wrote about patients that, as he described, would “laugh, play, dance night and day, and sometimes go openly to the market crowned, as if victors in some contest of skill” while later they looked “torpid, dull, and so

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    Sleep Its Stages And Its Dysfunctions

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    It is time for bed. For some this means it is 9:00p.m, for others 1:00a.m. Whatever time bedtime may be sleep is something that all humans need. The need for sleep and the timing at which one should go to sleep is regulated by Circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms are biological process that alternate with an approximate 24-hour period when there are no external timing cues; the circadian rhythm is an internal daily biological clock. Sleep has significance to many people for many reasons. For some it is just a natural rest mechanism, some think it is their time to dreams and live their dr

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    Are Drugs Of Abuse Used To Self Medicate For Psychiatric Disorders

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    Self-medication has been defined as “the process by which some individuals may abuse substances in attempting to use them to relieve other problems (Read, 2006).” It has been thought that some people will self medicate to relieve the negative symptoms of psychiatric disorders, or the side effects of the treatments used. This led to the development of the Self-Medication Hypothesis (Khantzian, 1985), which proposed that people would use drugs of abuse to relieve the symptoms of their psychiatric disorders. This association was thought to be particularly true for sufferers of schizophrenia or de

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    A Visit From A Stranger

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    Visit from an unusual stranger In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s stories “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World’’ and “The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”, two kinds of distinct strangers arrive in a small community causing speculation, doubt and fear among the members. In the two stories, both strangers present distinct characters and personalities which when steadily observed by the small community gives rise to comparison, questioning and understanding of the aura commonly shared by the two strangers. In “The Handsomest Drowned Man,” the dead man is viewed as being of a differ

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    REM Sleep Disorder

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    Our awareness of the complexity of sleep expanded in 1953 with the discovery of rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep by Aserinsky and Kleitman. Sleep was no longer considered a homogenous state, but rather a dynamic process of cycling between two distinct states, non-REM and REM sleep. Under normal circumstances the boundaries between non-REM, REM and wakefulness are well declared. Dissociative sleep disorders involve a breakdown of these boundaries (Mahowald and Schenck 1992), and provide a unique window on the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for each state. Narcolepsy, a disorder of the

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    Schizophrenia. “I am going to be abducted by aliens tomorrow”. This is one of the many things that people who suffer from schizophrenia tend to say. Schizophrenia is a series of mental disorders that take place in the brain, normally on the temporal and frontal lobes changing the way an individual behaves or talks. Although it is not a structural disease, it appears in CT-Scans and X-rays. Schizophrenia is found all over the world. Just about 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia in their lifetime. It affects men and women with equal rate, however the disorder appears earlier

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    Effects Of The Media On Young Girls

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    I can remember her standing in front of the mirror looking at herself. How she thought she was beautiful, I don’t know. Because the image I saw was of a person who looked like a living corpse. She had to have weighed only 100 pounds, her hair so thin, the black bags under her eyes, and her overall grayish complexion made her look as if she were a dead. As she saw me staring at her in the corner of her eye, she slammed the door in my face. That was the big sister that I knew now. She was no longer the big sister that I could go to and get advice from or have a good laugh with. No, she wa

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    Factors In Depression

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    Depression is a psychological condition that changes how you think and feel and also affects your social behaviour and sense of physical well-being. It is sometimes described as a depressive disorder (unipolar depression) which is a mental illness characterized by a profound and persistent feeling of sadness or despair and/or a loss of interest in things that were once pleasurable. Disturbance in sleep, appetite, and mental processes are a common accompaniment. Everyone experiences feelings of unhappiness and sadness occasionally. But when these depressed feelings start to dominate or interfer

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    In Pursuit Of Thinness

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    Throughout history and through a cross-section of cultures, women have transformed their appearance to conform to a beauty ideal. Ancient Chinese aristocrats bound their feet as a show of femininity; American and European women in the 1800s cinched in their waists so tightly, some suffered internal damage; in some African cultures women continue to wear plates in their lower lips, continually stretching the skin to receive plates of larger size. The North American ideal of beauty has continually focussed on women's bodies: the tiny waist of the Victorian period, the boyish figure in vogue duri

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