• Male Eating Disorders Men Males Women
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    References American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4 th ed. ). Washington, DC: Author. Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (1998). ANRED: Males with Eating Disorders. Retrieved November 18, 2001 from the World Wide Web: web D. J. , Camargo, C. A. Jr. , & Herzog, D. B. (1997). Eating Disorders in Males: A Report on 135 Patients. American Journal of Psychiatry. 154, 1127-1131. Crosscope-Happel, C. , Hutchins, D. E. , Getz...
  • Psychology Male Eating Disorders
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    Eating Disorders are psychological disorders that result from a drive to be thin. They are broken down into three categories, anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. Anorexia is diagnosed according to the DSM-III-R in individuals with body weight that is significantly lower than the norm, extremely concerned with weight and shape, distorted self-image, and an absence of three consecutive menstrual periods, in women. Bulimia Nervosa is diagnosed according to the DSM-III-R in individuals who...
  • Psychological Disorders Normal Culture Abnormal
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    The top three criteria for determining psychological disorders are deviance, maladaptive behavior, and personal distress. How one defines normal depends on the society one lives in. Although every Culture has ideals of what they consider normal behavior, these ideals vary from one Culture to another. When someone deviates from their respective cultures ideal of normal, They may be labeled mentally ill. The book gives the example of fetishism, where A man is sexually aroused by dressing in women ...
  • Eating Disorder Disorders People Food
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    "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fattest one of all" Fairy tales are not real, so is the image you see in the mirror. Thousands of people look in the mirror and hate what they see. When you look in the mirror, you see what eating disorder wants you to see, not the true picture. Despite the fact that many people think of an eating disorder as being an unhealthy quest for a perfect body, eating disorders are not about vanity and not really about weight. The causes of eating disorders are no...
  • The Most Effective Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
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    The Most Effective Treatment For Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are becoming a widespread epidemic in America. Each year we spend more than $46 billion dollars, nearly one third of our total mental health bill, treating the almost 20 million Americans affected by anxiety disorders. With these staggering numbers, it is no surprise that researchers and experts are examining many different forms of treatment in order to find more and better ways to diagnose and treat these debilitating disorde...
  • Cyber Disorders Posting Disorder
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    Cyber Disorders Left out of the DSM-IV The Cyber Disorders section includes disorders that have a dependency upon cyber existance as the predominant feature. The section is divided into three parts. The first part describes e-mail episodes that serve as the building blocks for the disorder diagnoses. The second part describes the Cyber Disorders themselves. The criteria sets for most of the Cyber Disorders require the presence or absence of the e-mail episodes described in the first part of the ...
  • Identifying Communication Disorders In Students
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    Identifying Communication Disorders in Students Identifying Communication Disorders in Students This assignment will target an audience of professionals in the field of Childhood Education such as teachers, administrators and aides, as well as those in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. In addition, the audience includes scholars and readers of the journal Intervention in School & Clinic: an "Interdisciplinary journal directed to those who deal with the day-to-day aspects of spec...
  • Classification Help For Mental Disorders
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    Help for Mental Disorders There are many different things that are the cause of mental disorders. Alcoholism, brain tumors, strokes, and damage to the brain are a few causes of mental disorders. Mental disorders can also result from birth. There are many health care services for mental disorders. Three occupations that help the symptoms of mental health are psychiatrist, neurologist, and a clinical psychologist. Each of these occupations, psychiatrist, neurologist, and a clinical psychologist, ...
  • 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...
  • Eating Disorders Bulimia Anorexia Web
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    Starving for Acceptance In today's society, where physical characteristics are used to measure beauty and success, people are willing to push their bodies to extremes to achieve physical perfection. As an overweight woman, I may be considered a failure of society's beauty test. However, my high self-esteem and acceptance of my body allows me to not be disturbed by what, to some, may seem as a sign of failure. Unfortunately, there are people whose desire to be accepted by society causes them to d...
  • Eating Disorders Disorder 2001 Anorexia
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    Eating Disorders Researchers study eating disorders to try to understand the disorders and their many complexities. "Eating disorders are complicated psychiatric illnesses in which food is used to deal with unsettling emotions and difficult life issues" (Michel & Willard, 2003, p. 2). To help those with eating disorders, one must understand the causes, effects and treatments associated with the disorders. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Compulsive Overeating are three common eating disorde...
  • Eating Disorders And Personality Disorders
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients adopt these disorders as their way of self mutilating. We may be witnessing a convergence of two criteria: self-mutilation and an impulsive (rather, compulsive or ...
  • Bulimic Eating Disorder
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    Not All Black And White Christmas is a time of joy, but the Christmas of 1988 was one of revelation for me. My best friend of 15 years unveiled her deepest, darkest, most private secret; she was bulimic. I was unfamiliar with the disorder at the time, but when she told me of her 7 year struggle with anorexia and bulimia, I had to know more, to understand the what, why, and how. The first article I found on eating disorders was in a glossy covered periodical, Parents' Magazine. It briefly outline...
  • The Psychology Of Hunger Eating Disorders
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    Millions of people daily battle to lose weight, but what happens when it gets out of hand? Eating disorders are very serious illnesses, which usually occur in teenage girls. Anorexia Nervosa is where a normal weight person diets becoming 15% or more underweight, but still feels fat so continues to starve themselves (Myers 445). Bulimia Nervosa is another eating disorder, but in this case they overeat and followed is vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercising (Myers 445). Now that t...
  • Healthcare Research Funding Conditions Resources
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    Grants Web Government Funding Resources - Directory of grant funding resources available from local, state, federal and international governments-from the Society of Research Administrators International. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - U. S. government funding initiative from the Department of Health and Human Services. Chief Scientist Office - CSO funds R&D in NHS Scotland. The site includes the research strategy for the NHS in Scotland, research ethics, research governance, and ...
  • Eating Disorders Weight Body Individuals
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    "Officially recognized by the medical Community only since 1980, Eating disorders were first brought to the public's attention when pop singer Karen Carpenter (1953-1983) died from complications resulting from anorexia. People suffering from eating disorders battle life-threatening obsessions with food and unhealthy thoughts about their body weight and shape. If untreated, these disorders can lead to death. Researchers have found many factors that are probable causes of eating disorders. Recover...
  • Eating Habits Disorders People One
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    Does the Media really influence the eating habits of today's youth? I think the media is the main reason people have eating disorders. If there was no one in the world to judge you you would think you were normal. But the sad fact is that almost anywhere you go you are judged by your looks and not by your personality. According to Eating Disorders Awareness Prevention, 66 percent of high school girls and 17 percent of boys are on diets at any given time. And one out of eight high school girls ha...
  • Somatoform Disorder Patient Disorders Pain
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    Somatoform disorder is someone who appears to have a physical medical ailment but doctors cannot find the origin of the illness. For something to categorize as a Somatoform Disorder, the physical symptoms must be serious enough to interfere with the patient's employment or relationships, and must be symptoms that are not under the patient's voluntary control. In general, somatoform disorder deals with the physical aspects of unknown illnesses, and on the other hand, dissociative disorders deal w...
  • 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...
  • Eating Disorder Disorders 1999 Anorexia
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    In America, girls are given the message at a very young age that in order to be happy and successful, they must be thin. Given the value, which our society places on being thin, it is not surprising that eating disorders are on the increase. In America thousands of teenage girls are dealing with emotional situations daily and eating behavior can be affected by the way they are feeling. Eating disorders affect over five million men and women in the United States, and sadly enough thousands of the...