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  • Alymer And Georgiana
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    In Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Birthmark" you find a couple fairly prevalent disorders. Although psychology was as of yet not existence, Hawthorne describes them quite well. Alymer suffered from an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, while his actions caused Georgiana to develop a body dysmorphic disorder. Both of which attributed to the eventual demise of Georgiana. Alymer is an older scientist who marries a beautiful woman much younger then himself. Even though Alymer finds his you...
  • Examples Of Simple Tics
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    "Tourette's Syndrome is not the end of the world. We all suffer in some ways; some of us suffer more then others. But before you complain about your problem, think of people who suffer more than you do. Think of what you gain from experience, you learn to be a far more caring individual". Tourette's syndrome is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal sounds called tics. Tourette's Syndrome affects all ages and is prominent duri...
  • Their Obsessive Thoughts And Behaviors
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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...
  • Obsessive 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...
  • People With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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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...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    Quirky behavior or something more serious? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD affects nearly two to three percent of the U.S. population. OCD affects both males and females, but males start to show signs of OCD at an earlier age, between the ages of six and fifteen, while in females it tends to occur later. "Obsessive Compulsive Disorder". OCD". web (1 April 2000). A good example of OCD can be viewed in the movie "As Good As It Gets". In this movie, Jack Nicholson plays a character who uses a ...
  • Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders
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    Everybody has it. It is a natural part of life. Fortunately for most of us it isn t intense and persistent. It is anxiety. When speaking in front of a class, when peering down from a ledge, when waiting to play in the big game, anyone of us might feel anxious. But when this occasional uneasiness becomes overwhelming and an everyday occurrence, one might be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are psychological disorders characterized by distressing, persistent anxiety or maladap...
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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    Anxiety is part of life; everyone feels it to one degree or another during their lives. However, when that feeling of anxiety starts to take over your life, or is persistent beyond a certain time in our lives (e.g. a speech in class) then a person may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are characterized by extreme distress, persistent anxiety, or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety. There are four common types of anxiety disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Pho...
  • Ocd And Other Mental Disorders
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    OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that effects nearly 5 million Americans, and half a million children. Its a disease that fills the brain with unwanted ideas, and worries. OCD is a diseases that effects the Cerebral frontal cortex. Unfortunately there is no cure for OCD. Obsessive compulsive disorder can start developing as early as age five. In most cases OCD controls your life. Through out the rest of this paper I hope to inform you on Obses...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    Adams, B, Gail (Nov / Dec 2004). Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in School-Aged Children: The Role of School Personnel. Teaching Exceptional Children. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that can make life excruciating. Obsessions and compulsions are not only time consuming, they can cause marked distress, interfere with a person's usual routine, social functions, occupation and relationships with others. The article classifies obsessions...
  • Most Effective Medications
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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. Most...
  • Cause Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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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...
  • Obsession With The Old Mans Evil Eye
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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
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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 Commu...
  • Link Between Kleptomania And Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
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    Introduction Although kleptomania, the irresistible impulse to steal objects not needed for personal use or for their monetary value, is currently classified in psychiatric nomenclature as an impulse control disorder, research suggests it is, rather, a variant of obsessive-compulsive disorder. The principle effects of the theft are repetitive, unwanted intrusions of thoughts, and an inability to avoid the compulsion to perform the theft, and the relief of tension following the act (Dannon, 2002)...
  • Articles On Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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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...
  • Dr S's Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    The personal account that I read about Dr. S's obsessive-compulsive disorder drastically changed my opinion of the mental illness. I did not realize that the disorder could be so serious and debilitating. I had very little knowledge of the illness and did not completely understand the symptoms or the affect it had on the inflicted individual. When I had first heard of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder I thought they were victims of extreme paranoia. People with OCD checked the knobs on t...
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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    Julie Gibbons is 25 years old. To people on the street she looks like a normal women in the prime of her life, but to those who know her well, know about the illness she suffers from daily. As soon as her alarm goes off in the morning, a feeling of dread comes over her. She immediately goes to the bathroom and washes her hands. She steps into the shower and washes her hands repeatedly between washing different parts of her body. After about 45 minutes in the shower she gathers her dirty clothes ...
  • Patients With Symptoms Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
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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...
  • Stress Causes Ocd
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    Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. This may sound like a skipping record, but it is not. Tragically, it is just one of the many intense rituals that may plague the mind of someone who has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. Perhaps what is worse though is that these people are widely misunderstood, especially as children and teenagers. If the public was more educated about the causes, behaviors, and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, the people who suffer with it would not have t...

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