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  • Eating Disorder Sufferer
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    The first thing to keep in mind is that as an 'outsider' (not suffering from an Eating Disorder yourself) there are many things you cannot do to help a family member or friend to get better. You cannot force an Anorexic to eat, keep a bulimic from purging, or make a Compulsive Overeater stop overeating. The first thing to realize once you have come to the awareness that your loved-one suffers from an Eating Disorder, is that you must not concentrate immediately on the food. All forms of Eating D...
  • Increased Frequency Of Borderline Disorders Among Women
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    A person with a borderline personality disorder often experiences a repetitive pattern of disorganization and instability in self-image, mood, behavior and close personal relationships. This can cause significant distress or impairment in friendships and work. A person with this disorder can often be bright and intelligent, and appear warm, friendly and competent. They sometimes can maintain this appearance for a number of years until their defense structure crumbles, usually around a stressful ...
  • Medication Treatment For Bipolar Disorder
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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 ...
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
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    My topic of choice for this research paper is Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID. This appellation is rather new; therefore, most are more familiar with the disorder's older, less technical name: Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD. When first presented with the task of selecting a topic on which to center this paper, I immediately dismissed Dissociative Identity Disorder (which for the sake of brevity will be referred to as DID for the remainder of this paper) as a viable topic due to the s...
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Web
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    Basically ADD is what it looks like, and at time also pertains to hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. The disorder generally causes the subject to be inattentive to stimuli; the subjects would find themselves easily distracted from any particular activity and may cause a difficulty in learning. The disorder does not readily become apparent until a child enters challenging situations such as elementary schools. Often children affected by the disorder make careless mistakes and are rather disorganized...
  • People With Delusional Disorder
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    Delusional Disorder (Paranoia) pp. 496-501 Delusional disorder is more commonly recognized by its name of long time use, paranoia. The definition used in the book for this disorder is impaired contact with reality but without the bizarreness, fragmentation, and severe personality disorganization characteristic of schizophrenia. We look at the two different categories related to paranoia, delusional disorder, and shared psychotic disorder. As stated above, delusional disorder is defined as parano...
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Jessica Sanchez Wight Apocalypse Now! War and it's Effect on Society The Merriam - Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines war as a state of open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations. If you ask anybody that has served in any type of warfare, you ll get a variety of answers, albeit none as sweet and simple as the one given in a dictionary. Even those that have never come close to the front line, such as the women and children back at home, have their own tales to tell. G...
  • Education Of People About Eating Disorders
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    Food Disorders Throughout recorded history and even before, mankind has suffered from a variety of illnesses and ailments. Whether it be from viruses, bacterium, or from the person himself, diseases and other disorders continue to take their toll, both physically and mentally. Among these disorders, one might find it unusual to find that even the very act of eating can sometimes be harmful to oneself. Compulsive overeating, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa are disorders that do not receive ...
  • Treatment For Anxiety Disorders
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    The major Mental Disturbances and Abnormal Behaviours listed in the DSM-IV (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and their treatments are as follows: 1. Anxiety disorders It is the disorders characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviour. Anxiety is a vague, general uneasiness or feeling that something bad is about to happen. It can be associated with a particular situation or object, or it may be free-floating i.e. not associated with anything specific. The examples of A...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Person With The Eating Disorder
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    This study examined the media's influence on teen sexuality and the various sources of the media that were most likely to be influential to teens. The purpose of this research was to determine if the media influenced sexual behaviour in teens. Distributing thirty-two questionnaires to various students completed this study. The research that was completed provided the information that teens did receive the majority of their knowledge on sex through the various factors of the media. Yet, many teen...
  • Anti Social Disorder Antisocial Personality Disorder
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    Anti-Social Disorder Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by overwhelming anxiety, and excessive self-consciousness in everyday situations. People with social phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others. They are always afraid of being embarrassed or humiliated by their actions, this in turn can have a severe effect on work, school, or any other ordinary activity. Common symptoms that accompany social phobia are; blushing, sweating, tremb...

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