• Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder
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    As a way to strive to be thin, or as a way to cope with low self-esteem and daily stresses, many people develop eating disorders on their path to try to be perfect. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are the two most common eating disorders known, but they are not the only ones. Compulsive overeating, and anorexia athletica are other problems that people suffer with. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder caused by starvation in a person that is terrified of becoming overweight. A person who i...
  • Schizophrenic Schizophrenia Disorder People
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    SCHIZOPHRENIA Schizophrenia is defined as: a group of psychoses characterized by confused and disconnected thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder, which is identified by specific concrete symptoms. This disorder is not a split personality, or multi-personality. It has been proven that schizophrenia is not caused by childhood trauma, bad parenting, or poverty; It is marked by extreme thought disorder, and is usually treatable with the proper medication. There are ...
  • Anxiety Disorder People God Hope
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    Anxiety Disorder 1 Generalized Anxiety Disorder Patti Vander grift Abnormal Psychology, Section 99 Professor Hardy March 28, 2000 Running Head: Anxiety Disorder Anxiety Disorder 2 People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, live in constant state of tension, worry and uneasiness (Carson, Butcher, & Mineka, 2000). In addition to their excessive levels of worry and anxious apprehension, people with generalized anxiety disorder often have difficulty concentration and making decisions, dread...
  • Paranoid Personality Disorders Disorder People Individuals
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    Paranoid Personality Disorders Paranoid Personality Disorder is a disorder commonly mistaken for schizophrenic personality disorders. Schizophrenia, a psychosis, is when a person is has an image of a world and its transpiring events, and he / she is " living' it. Paranoid Personality Disorder, however, is a neurosis where an individual is living in the real world. This disorder, though not as debilitating as other disorders, can still devastate a someone's life. Individuals with this Paranoid Pe...
  • Delusional Disorder Treatments Effective Patient Therapist
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    This disorder is characterized by the presence of non-bizarre delusions, which have persisted for a least one-month. Non-bizarre delusions typically are beliefs of something occurring in a persons life, which is not out of the realm of possibility. For example, the person may believe their significant other is cheating on them, that someone close to them is about to die, a friend is really a government agent, etc. All of these situations could be true or possible, but the person suffering from t...
  • Bipolar Disorder Episode Episodes Type
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    Bipolar disorder is often considered a hereditary disease. According to the National Mental Health Association (2001) a specific genetic link to bipolar disorder has not been found. Studies show that 80 to 90 percent of those who suffer from bipolar disorder have relatives with some form of depression (NIMH, 2001). Bipolar disorder is a mental illness involving one or more episodes of serious mania and depression which causes individuals to feel an euphoric type high or feeling really low. Over ...
  • Anxiety Social Phobia
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    This paper is going to be about anxiety disorders. I am going to explain what anxiety is and the different types of anxiety disorders. The types of anxiety I am going to talk about are Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress, Panic Disorder and Social Phobia. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps some one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps some one cope. But when anxiety bec...
  • Autism Autistic Disorder
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    Autism Autism is one of the mental, emotional, and behavior disorders that appears in early childhood. Autism, or autistic disorder, almost always develops within the first 3 years of a child's life. Children and adolescents with autism cannot interact normally with other people. Autism thus affects many aspects of their development. Children with and adolescents with autism typically: -have a difficult time communicating with others -exhibit very repetitious behaviors (like rocking back and fo...
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder 2000 Black Individual
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    They are your neighbors. They are your friends. Maybe they are even your family. You talk with them often, and have even had them over for dinner on occasion. Perhaps your children play in the same playground or spend time in the same social group. Although you have noticed some quirks and idiosyncrasies, you would never know the difference, and you would never expect the worst. After something bad happens that draws your attention to them, you have been forced to accept the truth: someone you ...
  • Bi Polar Disorder Psychological Disorders Manic Depression
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    The severe mood fluctuations of bipolar or manic-depressive disorders have been around since the 16-century and affect little more than 2% of the population in both sexes, all races, and all parts of the world (Harmon 3). Researchers think that the cause is genetic, but it is still unknown. The one fact of which we are painfully aware of is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its' victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success. Because the symptoms of bipolar disord...
  • Bipolar Disorder Treatment People Illness
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    ... ng's as possible bipolar disorder, the person may deny that anything is wrong. Without proper treatment, however, hypomania can become severe mania in some people or can switch into depression. Sometimes, severe episodes of mania or depression include symptoms of psychosis (or psychotic symptoms). Common psychotic symptoms are hallucinations (hearing, seeing, or otherwise sensing the presence of things not actually there) and delusions (false, strongly held beliefs not influenced by logical ...
  • Bipolar Disorder People Mood Person
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    Abstract Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness in which a person's mood alternates between extreme mania and depression. Bipolar disorder is also called manic-depressive illness. In a related disorder called cyclothymia disorder (sometimes called Bipolar III), a person's mood alternates between mild depression and mild mania. Some people with cyclothymia disorder later develop full-blown bipolar disorder. Rates of bipolar disorder are similar throughout the world. At least fifteen percent of peop...
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Add Hyperactivity Brain
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    In 1917 and 1918 there was a worldwide outbreak of encephalitis. Many children showed ADD like symptoms afterwards, leading doctors to further speculate that the disorder was the result of brain damage, resulting in perhaps the first names for ADD, Post-Encephalitic Disorder and Minimal Brain Damage. When it was later learned that these children were not brain damaged after all, the name changed to Minimal Brain Dysfunction. In 1937 doctors first reported evidence that stimulant medication helpe...
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder People Avoid Rejection
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    Avoidant Personality Disorder From the moment a person is born, his or her personality begins to take shape. In infancy, childhood, and later adolescence, the individual explores a multitude of behaviors. Of all the behaviors, or personalities, the person experiences, one of them will stick with them until the day they die. Unfortunately, each specific personality also contain a personality disorder. Personality disorders can result in anxiety attacks, depression, and to a certain level, suicide...
  • Disorder Mania One Experience
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    Concept Manic depressive disorder is a chemical imbalance within the brain. This disorder disrupts you mood and causes your emotions to fluctuate. Mood swings. The disorder causes one to experience extreme depression and mania. The intensity of the mood swings vary going from mild, moderate, and severe. Without treatment the severity and frequency of the illness builds up over the years. Non-professionals normally call this disease "manic-depressive illness." Those in the psychiatric field refe...
  • Bi Polar Disorder Psychological Disorders Manic Depression
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    The severe mood fluctuations of bipolar or manic-depressive disorders have been around since the 16-century and affect little more than 2% of the population in both sexes, all races, and all parts of the world (Harmon 3). Researchers think that the cause is genetic, but it is still unknown. The one fact of which we are painfully aware of is that bipolar disorder severely undermines its victims ability to obtain and maintain social and occupational success. Because the symptoms of bipolar disorde...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd Compulsions Obsessions
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    I know my hands are clean. I know that I have touched nothing dangerous. But I doubt my perception. Soon, if I do not wash, a mind numbing, searing anxiety will cripple me. A feeling of stickiness will begin to spread from the point of contamination and I will be lost in a place I do not want to go. So I wash until the feeling is gone, until the anxiety subsides. Then I feel defeated. So I do less and less, my world becomes smaller and smaller and more lonely by the day (Healthy Place: OCD Comm...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research Paper
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Introduction Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD), although still unrecognized by most people, affects about six million Americans (Neziroglu and Yaryura-Tobias, 1991). This paper is written to give others a feel of OCD by explaining what it is, how to distiungiush it from other disorders, the way it effects their lives, the theories behind it, and its treatment. What is OCD? Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a frequent, chronic, costly, and disabling disorder that pr...
  • Anorexia Nervosa Disorder Treatment Physical
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    Anorexia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder. It mainly affects young white women. There are two different types of anorexia, restrictive and binge eating / purging . Many theories have been developed about the cause of anorexia nervosa. There are psychological, physical, white and family problems that lead to the disorder. Family members can prevent their children from forming anorexia in many different ways. Some perspectives are that we have high standards and the anorexic has major fears t...
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Hyperactivity Brain
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    Attention Deficit Disorder Growing Attention Deficit Disorder Essay, Research Paper Growing Transitions 3 I Introduction In the United States of America, one to three percent of the school age population have the full attention deficit (hyperactivity) Disorder syndrome (Internet site 1). This numerical figure may not seem to convey a need for enlightenment on this disability. As an attention deficit disorder child (and adult), I feel that it is important for the public to be aware. It could happ...