Mental Disorder 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    Bipolar Disorder

    2069 words, 9 pages

    Bipolar disorder is a relentless psychiatric disorder that affects a person’s behavior, ability to think clearly and rationally, and their overall mood. It is found in about 2% of the United States’ population. Approximately 1.9 million Americans are found to have bipolar disorder in any given year. As of 1999, about 2 percent of the Earth’s population suffered from some form or other of bipolar disorder. There have been a small number of politicians, artists, writers, and musicians who have left their mark in history in spite of them having this disorder. Some of

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    Conflict Resolution In Groups

    1375 words, 6 pages

    For Ions of time people have dealt with conflicts. When conflicts arise, conflict can make solutions difficult to find to a particular problem; whether conflict is in a work setting, to a team or group project. When many different kinds of cultures and people are involved, conflict is almost inevitable. Conflict in a team or a group, does not necessarily mean any certain person is terrible or mean in personal nature. Conflict in a group it just simply validates human nature and makes us aware that all people are not the same. Conflict in a group setting, means that ma

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    Duty Now For Your Future

    1083 words, 5 pages

    Stress is rampant amongst college students. The pressures associated with additional responsibility and new surroundings can seem all too overwhelming. Where does one find the time to decompress? After attending classes, long hours of studying, working a job, and meeting family and social commitments, what one is left with is a bundle of nerves. The resulting tension has become synonymous with “the transitional nature of college life" (1) This process is a constant struggle to achieve and maintain balance. Every student walks a tightrope towards a degree and hopefully,

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    On The Importance Of Dreams In Regards To Self Awareness

    1388 words, 6 pages

    Since the dawn of time, man has sought the answers to life's mysteries in his dreams. The aborigines of Australia believe their world was created in a ‘Dream-time’. The Ancient Greeks constructed temples in which people were sent to have healing dreams. To this day dreams capture the attention of the dreamer, however rationalism and the predominance of science in the modern world has caused the importance of dreams to fade in the public's consciousness. It is apparent, however, that the interpretation of dreams is a key component to self-awareness. The work of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and o

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    Wellbutrin Xl

    1075 words, 5 pages

    Wellbutrin XL (bupropion hydrochloride) is an antidepressant of the aminoketone class. Its structure closely resembles that of diethylpropion. Bupropoin hydrochloride powder is white, crystalline, and highly soluble in water. It has a bitter taste and produces the sensation of local anesthesia on the oral Mucosa. Wellbutrin tablets are supplied for oral administration as 150-mg and 300-mg. They are creamy-white to pale yellow extended –release tablets. Each tablet contains the labeled amount of bupropion hydrochloride and the inactive ingredients: ethycellulose aqueous dispe

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    Psychology And Health Problems

    1164 words, 5 pages

    Everyone goes through life knowing that one day they will have to make a major life change. Many of us are ready for those changes, or at least feel as if they are ready for those changes. Little to our knowledge, these positive changes can actually lead to stress. Stress can lead to many health problems, such as high blood pressure and headaches. Through out the years, many scientists have learned that psychological factors play major roles in determining our vulnerability of possible life threatening diseases. Many of these psychological factors can be stress and beha

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    Effects Of Emotions On Schemas

    2052 words, 9 pages

    Essay #1 Information is stored in memory and is brought to bear in order to make sense of the world. According to the our text, the process by which different individuals makes sense of the world and construe their immediate reality, are based on emotional and behavioral reactions that as they unfold are influenced by the our mental representations, or schemas. Schemas allow individuals to organize, interpret and make sense of situations, themselves and access their own psychological states, and other people as well. Schemas allow us to categorize and group information about experiences id

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    Treatment Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    1876 words, 8 pages

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or otherwise known as OCD, is a type of anxiety disorder that affects approximately 2-3% of the population in the United States. It’s characterized by disturbing and intrusive thoughts, impulses, or images (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors or rituals (compulsions) that reduce the fear and distress of the obsessions (Abramowitz, 2006). The onset of OCD is usually during childhood and adolescence but can occur at any time in adulthood (Maina, Albert, Salvi, Pessina, & Bogetto, 2008). It’s an exhausting condition that takes over an individual’s behavior a

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    Animal Rights

    2300 words, 10 pages

    Most of us are outraged by the violent actions of animal rights extremists, but at the same time the movements ideas and assumptions are gaining a foothold in the media and the public imagination. From my own experience it seems that among the young thinking people of this country animal rights is a very attractive political and ethical stance. My question is this: how can we be sure that things such as empathy for animals, concern for their moral status, and a desire to put them on a par with humans, do not stem only from a false attribution of uniquely human emotions?

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    Stress In The 21st Century

    2260 words, 10 pages

    Stress in the 21st Century is non discriminatory. No matter what age, gender, race or social standing, stress affects everyone in some form or another. Milner and Palmer (1998) noted that” according to the media, modern life is permeated with Stress; sometimes it appears that it may achieve epidemic proportions”. The perception of stress differs with each individual. What one person sees as stressful another might not. How we cope with stress also differs according to the resources available; whether it is self reliance, education, family support, social net working or a determination to over

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    1658 words, 7 pages

    Stress is a term used by many, is somewhat misunderstood, and often used to describe a negative condition or emotional state. People experience various forms of stress at home, work, in social settings, and when engaged in activities to simply have fun, such as playing sports. Police officer's experience stresses the same as others, but also in ways much different than the average citizen. The dangers, violence, and tragedy seen by officers result in added levels of stress not experienced by the general population. What is Stress? Stress is not a new phenomenon; it has been experienced throu

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    Bipolar Disorder

    1185 words, 5 pages

    Introduction Abstract Mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, have been closely studied and researched for many years, yet for the most part they’ve remained a mystery. Through out the years, researchers and scientists were not able to point out any specific gene that contributes to bipolar disorder. For many, it has been a prolonged and strenuous journey into the understanding of manic-depressive illness. With every new scientific discovery and breakthrough, the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder is becoming more clearer. The use of lithium and

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    Bipolar Disorder

    2084 words, 9 pages

    1.1 MEANING OF BIPOLAR DISORDER Bipolar disorder is a mental condition that usually involves extreme mood swings. A person with the condition may feel happy and excited at one moment and depressed the next. Between these moods sings, a person with bipolar disorder may experience normal moods. The disorder was once called manic-depression. Mania is a mental disorder characterized by great excitement and sometimes uncontrolled, violent behavior. “Manic” describes an increasingly restless, energetic, talkative, reckless, powerful period which at a point can spiral into something darker like irri

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    Fear Of The Unknown

    1266 words, 6 pages

    You know that funny feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you feel completely uncomfortable about a situation that you’re in? Imagine the worst possible situation that you could ever be in, and think of how you would manage it. Would you have an anxiety attack or would you simply take control of your fears and thoughts? Well most everyone has a hard time dealing with fear of the unknown. Our way of dealing with it is to not even step out of our comfort zone and experience something new. That is a major part of our society. People are afraid to be unfamiliar to something only because

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    Misdiagnosing Adhd In Children

    1980 words, 8 pages

    Misdiagnosing ADHD in Children When impulsive behavior, restlessness, absent-mindedness are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. This illness is misunderstood by most of the population and thought of as an excuse for parents who cannot control their children, but “ADHD is very real, with very real symptoms, behaviors, and treatments” (Dr. Ronald Martino, 2008). The symptoms of ADHD are similar to the characteristics a young child with an inquisitive mind may posses, children get fidgety, impatient, curious, and emotional from time to time. Sometimes their attention wanders, they

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