• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Mary Therapy Behavior
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    I found the article Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Pharmacological Therapy with Behavioral Therapy to be Very Interesting. Through Mary's story I have learned a lot of new and interesting information concerning Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Mary had several symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the most obvious being the excessive hand washing. One of the common obsessions of OCD is contamination fears of germs, dirt, etc. and the common compulsion is washing, which in Mary's case became s...
  • Various Eating Disorders Compulsive Overeating
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    Anorexia is the unrelenting pursuit of thinness. When a person has anorexia they weigh 85%, or less than, of what is estimated for their age and height. A person suffering from anorexia is petrified of becoming fat; they fear gaining weight even though they are distinctly underweight. The dangers of low weight isn't apparent, or is denied by these people, and they " ll report feeling fat even when they " re exceptionally thin. In addition to this, anorexia also often consists of withdrawal, depr...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder People With Ocd
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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD causes people to suffer in silence and secrecy and can destroy relationships and the ability to work. It may bring on shame, ridicule, anger, and intolerance from friends and family. Although it has been reported in children, it strikes most often during adolescence or young adult years. The illness can affect people in any income bracket, of any race, gender, or ethnic group and in any occupation. If people recognize the symptoms and seek treatme...
  • Ocd Compulsive Disorder
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    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and actions (compulsions). The obsessive thoughts may range from the idea of losing control, safety or cleanliness. Compulsions are associated behaviors, which help reduce the anxiety surrounding those obsessions. Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is one of the more difficult to understand of the psychiatric disorders. People who have this condition find themselves repeating certain behavi...
  • Compulsive Disorder Brain Obsessive Schwartz
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    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a lifelong disorder, which can cause a person to do things repeatedly. This disorder is identified by two general symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. An obsession can be defines as an unwelcome, distressing thought or mental image. (Schwartz, 1996) It is a thought that annoys you so much that it causes distress and anxiety. Compulsions are the behaviors that people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder perform in an attempt to get rid...
  • Drug Dogs Aggressive Dog
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    Drug dogs are classified into three categories - those that are aggressive, those that are compulsive, and those that are very laid back. These dogs go through very extensive training before performing their tasks. Training takes anywhere from three to twelve weeks. Dogs come out of this training with different types of personalities. The first of this category would be the aggressive dog. This dog is the one that tends to be forceful and damaging. The aggressive dog will tear things apart when...
  • Anxiety Disorders Disorder People Panic
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    Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorders in the United States. There are four different types of anxiety disorders: phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension. Phobias are irrational fears of an object or a situation that is not likely to be dangerous. Phobias cause disruption in one's ability to carry out day-to-day functions. Most people have suffer from phobias are afrai...
  • Food Addiction Compulsive Overeat
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    Addiction is a dependence on a substance in which the affected individual feels powerless to stop. Millions of Americans have addictions to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, and even to behaviors such as compulsive gambling and shopping. Our recent studies suggest that millions of Americans are addicted to food, as well. An average American is bombarded daily with random propaganda to try to sell what some would consider 'perfection'. Most American citizens try to emulate those fictional characters in c...
  • Gambling Richard E Vatz
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    Gambling in the United States Gambling has increased in the last couple of years. Is it because people are addicted? There are two types of gambling: Compulsive Gambling and pathological gambling. Compulsive Gambling is when people have a hard time resisting to gamble. Pathological Gambling is when there is a need to gamble for money or for large amounts of money. Also people don't know when to quit when they are pathological gamblers. Both types of gambling have major side effects, and can both...
  • Compulsive Gambling And Million American
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    Compulsive Gambling and It's Cost to the Economy More than 5 million Americans are pathological, compulsive and problem gamblers, and another 15 million are at risk of becoming just like them. A common definition of problem gambling is: a progressive disorder characterized by a continuous or periodic loss of control over gambling and irrational thinking and behavior despite the consequences. When gambling interferes with any one's life, it can be categorize as an addiction or disease, just like ...
  • Anorexia Bulimia Eating Disorder
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    I have chosen the topic of eating disorders amongst adolescents for my reasearch project. By Meri am Webster Medical Dictionary definition, the term eating disorder is defined by the following; Eating Disorders: Psychological disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia) charachterized by gross disturbances of eating behavior. Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder which is charachterized by self-starvation. Contrary to popular belief anorexics do eat every day even involving forbidden foods s...
  • Nimh 2000 Ocd Disorder People
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    What is Obsessive-compulsive disorder? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the anxiety disorders and is potentially disabling condition according to national institute of mental health, NIMH (2000). Individuals with OCD become trapped in a pattern of repetitive thoughts and behaviors that can be senseless and distressing but are extremely hard to over come. Such as checking things repeatedly (e. g. doors, locks and stoves), constant counting either 'in ones head' or outwardly, etc. Mo...
  • Buyer Behavior Compulsive Buyers
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    Buyer Behavior 10/14/96 Compulsive Buying: A Phenomenological Exploration This Article gave an in-depth look at the physiological and social problems of the compulsive buyers behavior. It relates and explains very thoroughly how compulsive buyers actions can be compared to other excessive behaviors such as drug abuse, alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive sexuality, kleptomania, or compulsive gambling. The article was reinforced by extensive research, surveys, and interviews on compulsive buy...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Ocd Therapy Patients
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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors and must repeat certain actions over and over to relieve that stress or to obtain from danger. Pierre Janet described obsessive-compulsive disorder by using the term psychasthenia. Sigmund Freud described obsessions and compulsions as psychological defenses used to deal with sexual and aggressive conflicts in the unconscious mind (Bruce Bo...
  • Compulsive Disorder Narrator Eye Mans
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    Daniel Macomber Mrs. Huffed ENC 1102-40037 July 10, 2000 The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder of the Narrator in Edgar Allen Poes The Tell-Tale Heart Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is defined as an anxiety disorder in which a person suffers from obsessions and / or compulsions (Wood 407). In Edgar Allen Poes short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator shows signs of having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when wakes up at midnight and ritualizes how he is going to kill the old man, when he creates a...
  • 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 Behavior Disorder Information Treatment
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    Summary The first article being evaluated is on the recognition and treatment of obsessive- compulsive disorder in general. This psychological illness was once considered rare but is now recognized as relatively common. [1] The criteria for the disorder are either obsessions or compulsions, but both are usually present. The patient diagnosed the disorder will usually have thoughts, or obsessions, that are so extreme that they interfere with normal daily life. As do the compulsions, which are rit...
  • Compulsive Spender Pay Money Spends
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    Just stop for a second and imagine this story: "Paul doesn't have the money to pay his rent this month, but he just bought a hundred-dollar pair of sunglasses. He knew at the time he was doing it that it was crazy but felt that he had to do it. Last week he bought three pairs of new fashion shoes even though he doesn't need them, and last month he purchased an electronic keyboard although he doesn't know how to play it." Did you see a problem here? If you say no, probably it is just because you ...
  • 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...
  • What Are Eating Disorders
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    WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS? Eating disorders are devastating behavioral maladies brought on by a complex interplay of factors, which may include emotional and personality disorders, family pressures, a possible genetic or biologic susceptibility, and a culture in which there is an overabundance of food and an obsession with thinness. When most people hear of someone with an eating disorder they almost automatically assume the person has a problem with food. Eating disorders are not a sign...