Disorders Papers

  • Pathology Arise Out Of The Existential Predicaments Of Life

    2723 words, 11 pages

    Concepts of pathology, as treated by the traditions of clinical psychology and psychiatry, define what is normal and abnormal in human behaviour. Various psychological paradigms exist today, each emphasising diverse ways of defining and treating psyopathology. Most commonly utilised is the medical model which is limited in many respects, criticised for reducing patients problems to a list of pathological symptoms that have a primarily biological base and which are to be treated behaviourally or pharmacologically (Schwartz & Wiggins 1999). Such reductionistic positivist ways of viewing the indi

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    Tics Or Persistent, Intermittent Muscle Twitches Or Spasms

    1077 words, 5 pages

    Tics are persistent, intermittent muscle twitches or spasms that are usually limited to a localized muscle group. A person with a tic cannot control the movement or sounds. Tics are either transient, with a duration of less than 12 consecutive months, or chronic, with a course that lasts more than a year. Common simple tics are eye blinking, shoulder jerking, picking movements, grunting, sniffing and barking. Complex tics include facial grimacing, arm flapping and echolalia (repeating another's words or phases). As many as one in five children have had a tic at som

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    2485 words, 10 pages

    Anorexia Nervosa is basically a complicated and sophisticated condition to any particular human being involving psychological, neurobiological and sociological and environmental parts. Though it is extremely important for clinicians related in their specific fields to acknowledge about the main three popular and “come into effect” factors and the variety causes of this sort of eating disorder, we as common human beings should consider absorbing mentally the knowledge about them for our benefit. Sociological and environmental factors Sociocultural studies have bolded in clearly the r

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    Abnormal Psychology

    1139 words, 5 pages

    Anxiety, Mood/Affective and Dissociative/Somatoform Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorders in the United States. There are many different types of anxiety disorders: that include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress syndrome, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. We’ve all experienced minor anxiety at some point in our lives - It’s the butterflies you feel in your stomach before a big date, the tense feeling you get when you know you’re in danger. This stress response, or fight/flight respo

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    Abortion In Canada A Crime Against Humanity

    1076 words, 5 pages

    Abortion in Canada - A Crime Against Humanity Every year in Canada, over 100 000 murders never reach the courtroom.1 They never reach the courtroom because they are completely legal. Abortion continues to grow across the world, hurting and killing children, as well as their mothers. Abortion is immoral, harmful, and actions must be taken to stop it. When a woman aborts, she is not only killing her child but is also harming herself. Legal abortion is the fifth leading cause of maternal death.2 Ten percent of women undergoing abortion suffer immediate complications, and one fifth o

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    Depression Not A Discriminatory Disease

    1351 words, 6 pages

    Depression attacks everyone regardless of race, ethnic background, weight, health condition, and of course age. Depression is defined psychologically speaking as a psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by inability, feelings of heaviness and melancholy, extreme sadness, hopelessness, and often insomnia. (Trimm) Depression affects every area of someone’s life. It affects sleep, weight, physical health overall, and of course mental health. Depression was something that was not discussed in the media until the late twentieth century, it has always been a hush hush subject, and looked at

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    James J. Gross, “Emotion Regulation: Past, Present, Future”. Cognition And Emotion

    1215 words, 5 pages

    A critical review of James J. Gross, “Emotion Regulation: Past, Present, Future”. Cognition and Emotion, 1999, 13 (5), p.551-573. This paper will discuss James J. Gross’ article “Emotion Regulation; Past, Present, Future”. In this article the author asserts that there are five theoretical challenges to emotion regulation investigations and offers insight on future directions in research. However before these five can be expanded and explored Gross attempts to define and re-define basic definitions. Furthermore, Gross gives the reader a brief overview of the history of research on emotions a

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    Love And Pain

    1234 words, 5 pages

    The one thing many people spend countless hours of their lives looking for is love. They search for it in every person they know, even if only for friendship. However, sadly, many people learn that finding love is one of the greatest heartaches. For with love may come the demons of jealousy, possessiveness, and anger, and not just your own. Few writers throughout the years have dared delve into what happens when these demons take control of people, and none have done so well as William Shakespeare in his drama Othello. In Othello the psychological aspect of two of the k

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    The Misdiagnosis Of Adha

    1354 words, 6 pages

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder in children and teenagers that has been diagnosed increasingly with each passing year. I myself was first diagnosed with ADHD when I was five years old. The first thing we think of when a child is misbehaving, inattentive, hyper, forgetful, impulsive or easily distracted is that they had adhd. I actually had all of these behavioral symptoms. According to Jane Goodall, the way doctors diagnose a person with ADHD is if “they have six or more symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and the symptoms are present at an early age and

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    Adhd And Its Treatments

    1214 words, 5 pages

    ADHD stands for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a common disorder affecting much of America’s youth. There are many ways to treat this disorder. In order to understand the proper way to treat ADHD you must know the side effects, user’s opinion, and advantages of the common medical treatments Concerta, Ritalin, and Adderall as well as examples, user’s opinions, and disadvantages of the natural treatments. Concerta is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. All drugs have th

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    Biographical Analysis Of Adolescent Development

    3127 words, 13 pages

    Adolescent development is what psychologists define as changes that occur during a person’s transition from childhood to adulthood. There are numerous factors that play into how a person will develop and these include: biological, cognitive, social, and emotional factors. All of these factors, along with the effects of family, peers, school, and cultural contexts allow psychologists to develop an insight as to how adolescents develop into adults. Bruce* is a 20 year-old male who describes his adolescence as, “Confusing, yet exciting. I went from playing with hot wheels with my friends,

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    Empathy And Communicating To Our Fellow Human Beings

    1266 words, 6 pages

    Empathy is the act of communicating to our fellow human beings that we understand how they are feeling and what makes them feel that way (Hogan, 1969). As American psychologist Carl Rogers says in his book A Way of Being (1980): An empathic way of being with another person has several facets. It means entering the private perceptual world of the other, and becoming thoroughly at home in it. It involves being sensitive, moment by moment, to the changing felt meanings which flow in this other person, to the fear or rage or tenderness or confusion or whatever he or she is experiencing. It m

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    Research Paper On Eating Disorders

    2919 words, 12 pages

    Honors English 10-1 Research Paper Final Self-Made, Not Made in China Throughout modern history, the unrealistic standard for the female body has been nearly impossible to obtain. As Doctor Joel Yage puts it, “Every society has a way of torturing its women, whether it is binding their feet or by sticking them into whalebone corsets. What our society has come up with is designer Jeans” (qtd. in Derrenne and Beresin). People in a higher socioeconomic status are far more likely to be able to match such standards. Women are willing to go through excruciating pain an

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    1312 words, 6 pages

    People tried to make decision in life which they believe are going to benefit themselves without thinking about the consequences that this decision can bring to the ones around them. Vice is a tendency that is measured morally wrong and sin is the violation of any of God's laws or moral laws. People are more likely to do what is immoral in society because it’s easier to do what can be done faster and easier than to do something that can take time and effort. The seven sins that influence people to do bad things that deemed immoral are Pride or Vanity, Avarice or Greed,

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    1542 words, 7 pages

    What was once thought to be a rare mental disease is now known to be a more common one. Approximately 2.3% of the population between ages 18-54 suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which outranks mental disorders (“UOCD“ 1). Are we seeing an epidemic of OCD? No, not at all. OCD is not a rare disease. The mistaken rarity of OCD is due to the secrecy of people who have the disorder. Shame, guilt, and self-blame keep us from exposing our secret struggle with obsessive thoughts and compulsive rituals. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses,

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    How Do I Love Me

    1140 words, 5 pages

    Book Report Helen M. Johnson Self-esteem what does it mean to you? Does it mean thinking highly of yourself and having a great attitude about youself and your life, or does it mean being perfect? Self-esteem is a reflection of one’s personal overall self judgment and one’s own self worth. Self esteem consists of your own beliefs about yourself, your emotions and behaviors also effect how you view yourself either positively or negatively. “How Do I Love Me” by Helen M. Johnson is basically a self help book to encourage people to improve their self esteem and how to

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    The Consequences Of Freedom Without Rules

    2170 words, 9 pages

    In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Golding uses three literary tools, symbolism, character, and setting, to show that total freedom and no consequences for ones' actions will lead to a world where people are selfish, manipulative, cruel and murderous. It is parents and society that teach children how to live in a civilized world, and government laws that keeps them under control. Lord of the Flies is set during world war II. (Notes on Novels) A group of young boys are being transported on an airplane from England to escape from the war. When the airplane crashes and lands on the island,

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    Teen Stress Depression And Suicide

    1143 words, 5 pages

    Stress, Depression, and Suicide all have a connection to all of our lives. Sometimes they affect different people in many different ways. Sometimes people never even notice that they are starting to develop any of these serious conditions. There are many different ways to recognize these conditions. In this paper I will explain to you what the condition is, what some of the symptoms are, how they may affect people, and how to treat it. Stress is a specific response by the body to stimulus, as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with the fear of pain, that disturbs or interferes with

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    1922 words, 8 pages

    The term adolescence is derived from the Latin term for “growing up”. It is a period of transition in which children become adults. There are biological changes: a growth spurt, a change in bodily proportions, and the attachment of sexual maturity. (Gleitman, Fridlund, Reisburg, 2004, 540) Adolescence refers to the individual’s psychological experiences during this period of life. The sequence of physical changes during adolescence are predictable, although the age at which each change occurs varies from person to person. (Kaplan, 2000, 505) G. Stanley Hall (1904),

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    Psychological Treatment Of Depression

    1172 words, 5 pages

    Psychological treatment of depression can assist the depressed individual in several ways. First, supportive counseling helps ease the pain of depression, and addresses the feelings of hopelessness that accompany depression. Second, cognitive therapy changes the pessimistic ideas, unrealistic expectations and overly critical self evaluation that creates depression and sustains it. Cognitive therapy helps the depressed person recognize which life problems are critical, and which are minor. It also helps the patient to develop positive life goals and more positive self as

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    Stress A Part Of Everyday Life

    1787 words, 8 pages

    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. 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. Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as a set of interactions between the person and the environment that result in an unpleasant emotional state, such as anxiety, tension, guilt,

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    The Thin Ideal

    3300 words, 14 pages

    The impact of media images on men and women in America is a formation of an unrealistic illustration of the thin ideal. The media has painted a picture of “the perfect body”, people who choose to accept these ideals develop a fantasy and fictitious image of what the ideal body is. In our society, where the mass media is the single strongest transmitter of unrealistic beauty ideals, it is often held responsible for the high proportion of women and men who are dissatisfied with their bodies. The Thin Ideal There is an obsession to be thin in America. It is an obsessi

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    Figure Of Women In Hong Kong Cinema

    1624 words, 7 pages

    Introduction Hong Kong in many occasions is seen as a place that filled with ambivalent. “Hong Kong is both East (from a Western point of view) and West (from a Chinese point of view), both subaltern and hegemonic as a dynamic financial and trading centre, both premodern and postmodern.” (Stephen Teo, 1997: pp.248) This ambivalent also exists in the modernity of woman in Hong Kong. In recent years, numerous of movies made in Hong Kong had more or less highlighted the figures of woman as “moments of existential and ontology crisis. In supporting the argument, the movie called 20 30 40/ Nu Re

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    Gender Roles In Eating Disorders

    1809 words, 8 pages

    Disordered eating can be defined as mild and short-term changes in eating patterns that occur in response to a stressful event, an illness, or even a desire to modify the diet for a variety of health and personal appearance reasons (Wardlaw & Smith, 2007). I, as a young adult see the majority of eating disorders stemming from the “want” to change the appearance of one’s body. Since high school I have seen young girls, and young boys for that matter, trying to achieve the “ideal” body image by resorting to an eating disorder. Personally, I have never suffered from any type of an eating disorder

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    Teen Suicide Deaths In The United States

    1354 words, 6 pages

    Do you believe that teen suicide is a major problem in today's society? It is the ninth leading cause of deaths in the United States.(Teen Suicide Rate) There is one suicide every forty seconds and one attempt every three seconds. Every single day a teen thinks about suicide. Your neighbor, your friend, or someone who is close to you probably has thought about suicide. Everyone has a tough time in their life and some cannot deal with it. They look towards suicide as an answer or a way out. Suicide is a major problem and we cannot stop everyone but we can help the ones in need. There are many

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    The Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder

    1532 words, 7 pages

    This paper will attempt to discuss the symptoms of bipolar disorder (also known as mood disorder), as compared to other types of (unipolar) depression and looks at the various treatments involved. It will state that bipolar disorder is largely genetic but is also environmentally based and can be effectively managed and treated so the patient can attempt to lead a full and productive life. You’re crazy! You need help! There is something wrong with you! How many times have we heard those remarks or even said those things to other people? What made us say those things or what made us thin

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    Of Mice And Men

    1090 words, 5 pages

    The novel, “Of Mice and Men” is about the adversity of two men, a ‘wise’ George and a ‘dumb’ Lennie. Tragedy also strikes other characters throughout the story. Set in the Great Depression on a California ranch, the story depicts more than just the tragedy of Lennie but also the sadness and suffering of many individuals in a harsh world. Lennie has a mental illness which is the obsession of wanting to stroke soft things. Lennie is also a gigantic man who is unaware of his enormous strength and when under pressure, panics and often grasps onto things. These two flaws lead to his suffering an

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    Borderline Personality Disorder The Line Between Sanity And Psychosis

    4365 words, 18 pages

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a chronic psychiatric, emotional, and cognitive illness known for it prevalence and diagnosis in adolescents typically among the age of 18. There are many approaches in defining BPD, however, most of the BPD criteria are centered among objective symptoms described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (Fourth Edition, Text Revision). When it comes to proper diagnosis of BPD, other characteristics such as personality traits and society’s view on certain behaviors need to be addressed. This paper is targeted toward exploring the characteristics of BPD

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    Borderline Personality Disorder

    1931 words, 8 pages

    Being a borderline feels like eternal hell. Nothing less. Pain, anger, confusion, hurt, never knowing how I’m gonna feel from one minute to the next. Hurting because I hurt those I love. Feeling misunderstood. Analyzing every thing. Nothing gives me pleasure. Once in a while I will get “to happy” and then anxious because of that. Then I self-medicate with alcohol. Then I physically hurt myself. Then I feel guilty because of that. Shame. Wanting to die but not being able to kill myself because I’d feel to much guilt for those I’d hurt, and then feeling angry about that so I cut myse

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    Anxiety Disorders Research Paper

    1009 words, 5 pages

    Anxiety, Mood/Affective, Dissociative/Somatoform Paper Katheryn Benjamin University of Phoenix PSY/410 Mrs. Carol Kryder Anxiety, Mood/ Affective, Dissociative/Somatoform Paper The American writer/physician Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us” (Holmes, n.d, Para 8). The following paper will analyze the biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components of anxiety, mood/affective and dissociative/s

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    Anorexia - Gentle Strides

    3419 words, 14 pages

    The World Book Encyclopedia defines anorexia as, "one who avoids food for psychological reasons". Most "experts" believe that those who suffer from anorexia are starving themselves to avoid growing into adults. It is also common knowledge among these experts that anorexics "want to gain attention and a sense of being special". People say that anorexia doesn't stop at affecting the victim at hand; instead, it surpasses the anorexic. Which means that anorexia affects the personality of the person; that it branches off to affect other parts of that anorexics life. Body i

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    Stress In Women Young And Old

    1750 words, 7 pages

    My term paper is on the topic of stress. Not just normal stress but I am focusing on stress with in women, young and old. For this term paper I am using three articles that are studies from professional psychologist on how stress with other conditions affects the women’s health and emotion’s of women. My last article is an interview form of six women with significant stress which induced health issues and they fought back, and developed their own arsenal of stress-busting habits. I will summaries the articles in the following paragraphs. My first article is Stress, Rewards, and Change i

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    Controlling Schizophrenia

    1547 words, 7 pages

    Delusions, hallucinations, and severe disturbances in thinking, these are all symptoms of a severe psychotic disorder diagnosed as schizophrenia. This disorder affects a vast number of people, with a frequency rate of one person in every one-hundred (Nadelson 13). There is no miracle cure for this disorder; however, with the proper treatment, it can remain under control. Schizophrenia is characterized by some of the most bizarre symptoms including but not limited to disorganized speech, impaired cognitive abilities, and inappropriate behavior (Wade and Tarvis 641). These symptoms make it very

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    Teen Depression

    1521 words, 7 pages

    Teenage Depression. Everywhere you look these two words appear together as one, in newspapers and magazines, as well as in scholarly reports. Teenage depression is one of today's "hot topics" this among other teenage mental health problems, has been brought to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years after several incidents involving school shootings (CQ 595). The environment that teens grow up in today is less supportive and more demanding than it was twenty years ago. Not only are the numbers of depressed teens rising, but children are also being diagnose

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    1100 words, 5 pages

    Aaron B. Lerner who was Yale dermatologist discovered melatonin in 1958. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone secreted by pinealocytes in the tiny pineal gland at the base of the brain. The pineal gland starts to excrete melatonin at the dark hours of the day-night around 9p.m, especially peak time to produce between 2a.m and 4a.m, on the other hand, in morning, melatonin secretion drops off. According to this reason, melatonin usually called “hormone of darkness.” and “biologic clock” A peptide hormone influences sleep-wake cycles and plays a role in the internal synchronizat

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    Anorexia And The Media

    1415 words, 6 pages

    To what extent would a person go for beauty? The ideal of female beauty among the Padaung people of Burma is having an elongated neck, which is achieved by using brass rings to stretch the neck. 37 rings is the ideal number for the Padaung people (Symbols of Karen Beauty, 2008). There is a price to pay however, women with these rings have their collarbones and ribs are crushed under the weight of the rings, and the stretch neck will lose its ability to support the head, making it fatal upon removal (Marie, 2008). There are many other examples of extreme measures taken f

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    Interpersonal Skills

    2133 words, 9 pages

    Module 2 - Communication Skills Communication is a complex process by which the sender encodes the message with language and sends to the receiver through an appropriate medium. When the other person receives the message, the receiver will listen to decode and interpret the message with understanding and then responds effectively as a feedback. However, it is not as easy as it seems. Below I will briefly explain about interpersonal communication before moving into communication roadblocks and reflecting skills from module 2, and looking into anger and handling c

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    Self Harm

    2506 words, 11 pages

    Self injury is something that many people do not understand. People tend to look down or think badly of people who do this. They may believe that these actions are simply to get attention or it is a way of manipulating people. But in reality these thoughts are very wrong. So many self mutilators will suffer in silence either unable to express these problems with others or often or the fear of being ridiculed or misunderstood by their peers. More extensive study has been done since 1984 on understanding and identifying the three components of self harming acts; directness, lethality and repetit

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    Paul's Case

    1242 words, 5 pages

    "Paul's Case,” by Willa Cather, tells the story of a depressed young man named Paul whose feelings of superiority and desire for the finer things in life make him a misfit in his own world. He yearns to find sophistication and escape the drab reality of his daily life. Paul isolates himself from the common, small-minded people he so despises, and lives in a dream world, which comforts and accepts him. Despair and frustration force Paul to revolt. He escapes to the life of his dreams before resolving to a final and unfortunate solution. Paul felt superior to his teache

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    Suicide Among African Americans Today

    3738 words, 15 pages

    I ask myself, “What is something that has an effect on African Americans today?” After days of much thought and coming up with nothing I said, “Well, I’m an African American… What’s something that has been effecting my life?” SUICIDE… Whether it be committed or attempted, suicide is something that I see to be a growing issue among the African American culture. I believe this to be brought on by either 1. Depression 2. Fear or 3. Mental Illness Suicide a hidden crisis that is taking the lives of more African Americans today than ever. Nearly a million people worldwide commit suicide ea

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    Multiple Personality Disorder

    1778 words, 8 pages

    Many People in One – Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is a mental disease that exists in about one percent of the population. The American Psychiatric Association named Multiple Personality Disorder in 1994 Dissociative Disorder. Multiple Personality Disorder is diagnosed when a person has two or more personalities. These personalities have the ability to control the person and make them do things that they do not remember or would normally not do. When someone has MPD, they do not realize when another personality is in control or what they are doing. MPD is most often caused by early sexua

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    “An Exploration Of Lavender Oil And Agitated Behaviour In Dementia Patients”.

    2694 words, 11 pages

    This research seeks to explore the lived experiences of reducing agitated behaviour in patients with dementia with the use of lavender oil through the perception of nurses. This research wants understand if there is any reduction of agitated behaviour in the application of lavender oil (aromatherapy) through the perception of the nurses. This would be explored by interviewing nurses about their perception of lavender oil reducing agitated behaviour. Dementia patients suffer from many behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Among the many identified symptoms one of the BP

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    The Real Reason Andrea Yates Killed Her Children

    2227 words, 9 pages

    Abstract The real reason Andrea Yates killed her children was due to her thought disorder and the reinforcing command hallucinations. These two reasons are thematically consistent with her belief that she was a poor mother and her children were not turning out right. One might also argue that Satan could be a projection of her own partly self-perceived evil. Psychoanalytic theory has long emphasized “paranoid projection” as a defense against inner rage that is too painful and frightening to acknowledge. It was clear that Andrea Yates was experiencing some sort of depression, which caused

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    Grapes Of Wrath Analysis: The Corruption Of The American Dream

    1147 words, 5 pages

    “The American Dream, a chicken in every pot a car in every garage.” A dream that brought millions to this country, a dream that spread a fire throughout the nation and led to a time of prosperity never before seen in this world. In John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, by incorporating a number of symbolic events in his story, Steinbeck relates the corruption and overall deterioration of this American Dream throughout America from the onset of the Great Depression to its effects felt during the Dust Bowl. “The American Dream,” from the Pilgrims to the Irish, to the Chinese and the “Oki

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    2207 words, 9 pages

    During the 1950s, mentally disordered people who were harmful to society and themselves could be treated with medications and were able to return safely to their communities. During the 1980s, the cost of health care increased more than any other cost in our national economy. As a result, strategic planning has been made to reduce costs. "The political decision made to deinstitutionalize chronic mental patients started with the appearance of phenothiazine medications. Dramatically reducing the instability influenced by psychosis, these medications were of great significance to many individuals

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    Reflective Account Using Atkins And Murphys Framework

    1565 words, 7 pages

    Introduction I will discuss a personal experience, which identifies the nurse/patient relationships and whether it was successful or detrimental. In addition, I will look at the module content, experiencing mental illness, and how relevant the module content was to inform my practice. I was working on a elderly dementia ward, specifically clients with challenging behaviours alongside the dementia. I aim to explore the clinical experience and explore my feelings about how the clinical situation transpired, and describe what I would do differently if I was in the same

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    Application Of Communication Theory To Nursing

    2317 words, 10 pages

    Introduction This is assignment on the application of communication theory to nursing with be based on a reflective account of a patient who I helped care for on a number of occasions during my community nursing placement. For confidentiality I will call the patient by a different name, in this case he will be called John White he lives at home with his wife is in his late fifties and is diagnosed with end stage multiple sclerosis (MS). He has a daughter who works in Bristol studying MS and she comes back to stay at the house every weekend. Multiple sclerosis is a ‘chronic progressive nervous

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    Obsessive Complusive Disorder Report

    1318 words, 6 pages

    Michael is a 30 year old male father of two children, who presents with a nine year history of obsessive compulsions. He engages in extensive checking behaviour which occupies up to two hours of each day and significantly interferes with his life. Michael reports that he has always been a worrier and that as a teenager, he would occasionally phone home to ask the family to ensure that he had switched off appliances. At the age of 21 Michael left his family home to get married, and around this time Michael noticed dramatic increases in his checking behaviour. He attributes this to the increa

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    Insomnia Sleep Disorder

    1588 words, 7 pages

    Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that plagues millions of people around the globe by not allowing them to sleep. Its severity can range between a couple of days to a couple of months, and is curable in most cases. In any given year, about one-third of all adults suffer from insomnia (Hendrickson 1). Insomnia itself is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying mental or physical condition of the person. There is not a strict definition for insomnia, but it could be narrowed down to: a person not being able to sleep, having difficulty falling to sleep, or having trouble staying asleep. Me

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    Eating Disorders

    1718 words, 7 pages

    EATING DISORDERS Am I too fat? Why am I this shape? Have I put on weight? What’s the average size for someone my age? These questions have been a deciding factor in the lives of many teenagers nationally and locally and the cause and increase of many eating disorders. I aim to examine all three of the following types of eating disorders and the effects they have on the human body. • Anorexia Nervosa • Bulimia • Compulsive overeating I will also Briefly look at the ‘Size 0’ Craze People who suffer from an eating disorders worry about everything that they eat so much that it can

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