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Mental Illness Stigma - The treatment of people with mental illness has always been one up for discussion. Usually people with mental illnesses have some sort of stigma that is casted upon them that identifies them as not quite right as others in society. This stigma can be dated all the way back to the Greeks who used the word stigma to refer to marks on someone’s body. These marks would indicate that a person had either something wrong with them, or had done something morally wrong. This stigma approach is still true for people in society today with mental illness....   [tags: One Flew Over The Cuckoo´s Nest, treatment] 2297 words
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Central Executive Functioning - ... This component is a unified system with multiple functions. Among it’s integrative functions exist functions associated with focusing attention and daydreaming. The Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, examined the association between executive functioning and the development of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Empirical studies examining central executive functioning in the development of ADHD were reviewed. The results state the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is closely associated to inhibition, working memory, and other major executive functions (Doyle, 2006)....   [tags: wroking memory, ] 1031 words
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America's Right to Legal Marijuana - The Right to Legal Marijuana With alcohol and tobacco butchering substantial portions out of the general public each year, does it really make sense for something that helps people, has so many positive aspects in the medical field, and is natural without the need for additional things to be done to it like marijuana to be illegal. It can be easily understood by most why heavy man-made drugs, such as methamphetamines and LSD, which are almost guaranteed to cause addiction and contain harsh chemicals would be illegal; though marijuana grows naturally and it has been around so long, the exact date it came about cannot be determined for certain....   [tags: Current Issues]
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A New Way of Teaching - There are three different stages in education. Primary Education starts in Preschool and goes all the way up to 6th grade. Teachers in the Elementary School teach students the basic subjects that will prepare them for the next stage. The second stage and probably the most important stage is Secondary Education that starts in 7th grade and goes all the way up to 12th grade. Throughout these grades students start to learn more advanced subjects, most of which they need so that they can get an idea of what they want to do for a future career after they graduate....   [tags: Education, teachers] 2738 words
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Attention Hyperactive Deficit Disorder - Attention Hyperactive Deficit Disorder “You know how it feels when you’re leaning back in your chair and it’s just about to fall over. I feel like that all the time!” This is how a person affected with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) feels every day. ADHD refers to a family of related disorders that interfere with an individual's capacity to regulate activity level, inhibit behavior, and attend to tasks in developmentally appropriate ways. Some statistics: 75% people with ADD get divorced 50% stay behind a grade 46% have been suspended 11% have been expelled 3-5% (going on 15-20%) school aged population has it....   [tags: essays papers]
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Brain Disorders - The brain, which weighs only three pounds and is made up of eighty percent water, is the key organ of our nervous system. It is divided into three different parts: the Cerebrum, the Cerebellum, and the Medulla Oblongata. The “gray matter” of the brain is about one-eighth inch thick and it gives the brain its gray color. Inside the brain is the cortex, which is made up of billions of neurons. These neurons extend into the cerebral hemisphere and it controls all mental activity. In this report I will be discussing different disorders of the brain and how they affect the every day life of people who may have these disorders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1287 words
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Craniosacral Therapy - Eight year old, Jenny has tantrums over every little thing, she refuses to cooperate with her parents and she barely talks. Jenny was diagnosed with a learning and behavioral disorder when she was two. Since then, her parents have struggled to cope with her condition. Every day is a battle to get her to go to school, behave appropriately and not hit other children, and cooperate with what they tell her to do. Her parents have tried to put her on medication, taken her to speech therapy, and sent her to a lot of different doctors....   [tags: Health, Physical Therapy, Medical] 2082 words
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Ritalin: Abuse - Ritalin: A Miracle Drug, or Another Cocaine. If the term “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”(ADHD) is mentioned, the first thing that comes to many people’s minds is a drug called Methylphenidate, commonly referred to as “Ritalin”. Most people know Ritalin is prescribed for ADHD, and they most likely know at least one person who is currently taking it. However, in the 1960s, Ritalin and many other amphetamines were recognized as abusive substances, so many new controls were introduced to more closely monitor the prescribing of these drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 769 words
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Overmedicating Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder - Medicating our children for problems such as; Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, bipolar disorder, or autism seems to be a new trend. Unfortunately, these medications have very dangerous side-effects especially in sensitive children like those in foster care. Healthy alternatives are often overlooked for a quick fix pill. Do parents even know what these medications do. Do they know what these medications were originally for. Most medications used for the disorders mentioned earlier were supposed to be used for adults with schizophrenia (source #2)....   [tags: schizophrenia, antipsychotic]
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Overcoming Challenges of Having A Child With Special Needs - The career field I’m planning to go into is human services, with the focus of being an ombudsman for profoundly medical fragile children. In this field I will assist families in locating medical equipment and supplies that are not normally covered by their insurance or DSHS. I will also be applying the techniques that I learned in this class to my own child who has autism. The techniques I am most interested in are using a token economy system for children with special needs, decision balancing, worry scheduling, and coping skill as these skills can be applied to the parents with whom we work....   [tags: reward system, token economy system, behavior]
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Parents Must Supervise Children´s Use of the TV - Television shows can be a great form of entertainment, but sometimes these shows that are meant to entertain can be inappropriate for younger viewers. In the media today, there are many shows that portray drinking, drug-use and premarital sex as something acceptable in American culture. While some networks are more lenient on how they censor their shows, others follow strict guidelines on what they allow to be seen by the public. Young people that watch shows with explicit content may believe that it is ok to do the things they have watched on those television programs....   [tags: TV is Bad for Children’s Education]
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Living a Distracted Life with Attention Deficit Disorder - Attention Deficit Disorder is a disability affecting 1.21% of Americans (CDC Fast Stats). For a percentage that seems so small, the effects of living a life with ADD are significant. People with ADD struggle in school or in everyday situations, but they can learn ways to manage this disability. During childhood unknowingly struggling with ADD made things more complicated throughout school and life, and it went overlooked and undiagnosed until reaching adulthood. Some may not believe that it is a true disorder and that it only affects children, but it does actually exist....   [tags: health, complex disorder, treatment]
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The Difference of Sadness and Depression in Children - ... But after that, the symptoms become more serious when the child experiences new uncontrolled feelings which lead him/her to withdrawal from friends and family, and lose the interest and motivations in things used to be enjoyable. Furthermore, the child may face difficulties in sleeping, eating, and concentrating on schoolwork. These symptoms have a major influence on the child self-esteem, performance at school, and on the relationship with friends and parents, more serious, the child may start to think of self-harm acts, substance abuse and suicidal....   [tags: sympotoms, causes, treatment] 1667 words
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Solutions to Patients' Medical Illnesses other than Drugs - ... In 2010, Americans spent more than $16 billion on antipsychotics, $11 billion on antidepressants and $7 billion for drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The rapid growth of all three classes of drugs has alarmed some mental health professionals, who are concerned about the prescription of stimulants to children who may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD. In recent years the prescription and use of psychiatric drugs in children is disturbingly common and growing at an alarming rate....   [tags: dangers of psychiatric medication ] 885 words
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The Problems Pesticides can Cause in People - The Problems with Pesticides Pesticides are necessary for killing harmful organisms in food, and making clothing and furniture products last long. They were very effective in combating malaria, and helped the United States keep our food clean and cheap. There is one problem: pesticides have become unrecognized killers. Approximately, 300,000 people commit suicide annually as a result of pesticides, about one third of all the world’s suicides (Plumer). Another 67,000 poisonings due to pesticides are reported annually in the United States alone (Pimental)....   [tags: cancer, farmers, organophosphates]
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The Masterminds Behind THe Game of Chess - The masterminds behind the game of Chess Studies show that over time, the game of chess can truly be helpful not only in the game, but also in the workforce and educational objectives. For example, doctors and psychologists show that over time, one might improve not only their mood and logical skills, but also in one’s educational and developmental skills at a young age. In fact, if one person starts playing chess and their reading levels are below average, over a period of time learning the game of chess, someone could actually increase both their math and reading levels dramatically through the powerful gains of the game itself....   [tags: reading abilities, educational benefits]
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Gaming: Is it really that harmful? - Imagine a world that allows people to become someone else for a moment. This virtual world is undiscovered by many people and is competing with each other. They are not afraid of others judging them. They can express their feelings anonymously without fear. This world is filled with people who, in the real world, would usually be quiet and reserved, but in this world emerge as leaders. This virtual world is accessible to everyone, but only used by a few. These few people who make up this virtual world are called gamers....   [tags: Gaming]
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Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook - Introduction: Conduct Disorder The hallmark of Conduct Disorder (CD) is an obvious and careless apathy for the rules, the rights, the emotions, and the personal territory of others. Aggression, deceitfulness, duress, and power over others are enjoyable to a child with CD. Children with CD pick fights, trespass, lie, cheat, steal, vandalize, display abusive behaviors, and, for older children, perpetrate unwanted sexual advances. The display of signs in younger children can be: ruthless bullying, lying for the purpose of lying, and stealing of useless things....   [tags: Jason Coleman, Ricky S., Conduct Disorder]
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Questioning the Cogency of Drug Therapy - I. Introduction Prescription drugs and their harmful effects are not a new occurrence. Heroin was first introduced as a non-addicting cough medicine in 1898. Time progresses and knowledge matures. Heroin was quickly discovered to be harmful, as well as the most addicting drug to date. Doctors in that time period stopped prescribing heroin, because of the harmful nature. Yet doctors in this day still prescribe drugs with endless lists of side effects. The bulk of our society, nearly 70 percent, takes at least one prescription drug (“Study”)....   [tags: legal issues, drugs, heroin]
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The Benefits of Movement in Education - ... Movement is the architect of the brain, the mind and the body working together to build a non-verbal understanding of life. Working out an being active enhances the strength of your brain. In human development movement is crucial because it is a sensorimotor process. Your mind and body develop at the same time through the socialization process starting as an infant. Movement education is valuable from the start of your life to old age. Infants need some form of exercise for their muscle to develop so they can learn to sit, roll, crawl and walk....   [tags: student, focus, physical]
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Taking a look at Tourette Syndrome - ... As the person who found correlation between patients, the disorder was named after him. Tics are classified as either simple or complex. Repetitious yet quick movements are known as simple tics which occur in individual groups of muscles. Examples are eye blinking, grimacing, shrugging, or jerking parts of the body. Simple vocalizations include sounds of throat-clearing, sniffing, or grunting. Other simple vocal tics may include barking or even chirping. On the other hand, complex tics are distinct patterns of movements involving a large number of muscle groups....   [tags: disorders of the brain] 900 words
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How Television Viewing Affects Children - How Television Viewing Affects Children (Rough Draft) The Department of Education states that television is viewed an average of three to five hours per day by children. Too much television can have an everlasting affects on children, such as violent behavior, aggressive behavior, poor school performance, obesity, early sexual activities, and early drug and alcohol use. Television can affect children both physical and psychological (qtd. in Graham 1). Some argue that television does not affect children; it can be very educational Christakis and Zimmerman of the Department of Pediatrics suggest that children age two to four years old are subjected to the risk of antisocial behavior by age s...   [tags: Child Development]
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Disruptive Youths and Public Schools - Disruptive Youths and Public Schools Juveniles attend school to obtain their education and should think they are secure, safe, and at peace while attending school. Juveniles who attend public schools with little or no interest in education tend to act in ways that disturb other classmates. Most public schools have had an increase in disruptive, disrespectful, and even aggressive students over the past few years. For overly disruptive students, local court justice systems can appoint troublesome youths to an alternative school....   [tags: Education]
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The Health Benefits of Nature - Allowing children to regularly explore and experience nature can lead to positive health benefits including lowering the risk of childhood obesity, reducing allergies, and improving mental health. Through nature children experience more physical activity than indoor entertainment which can combat childhood obesity. While in nature a child’s body can adapt to allergies and eventually become immune. Lastly nature can help to improve a child’s overall mental health. Unfortunately interactions with nature have decreased substantially for children when compared to the time their parents spent with nature during their childhood years....   [tags: Positive Health]
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Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder - I chose to complete the Psychology 1000 Mental Disorder Project on Attention Deficit/ Hyper Activity Disorder because I was diagnosed with Predominately Inattentive Attention Deficit Disorder at age 5 which caused me to struggle academically all through grade school and into high school. I was given an Individual Education Plan for mathematics in grade school that was supposed to help me succeed but hardly did that because to this day I still cannot do math at a college level. Around age 5, I was put on the methylphenidate Ritalin to help me concentrate in school but it caused stomach ulcers and I lost a lot of weight due to me getting a stomach ache after taking the pill....   [tags: psychology, mental disorder]
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Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children - An embryo forms in the uterus of a soon-to-be mother. Already the organism is dependent on its mother and is physically attached to her through the formation of the umbilical cord. After birth, the interactions between the child and its caregivers determine whether this attachment continues on a healthy path or begins to become disturbed. When the latter occurs, children may develop reactive attachment disorder (RAD) Being that this disorder is fairly misdiagnosed and misunderstood, there is not much empirical data as pertains to its etiological bases and epidemiology....   [tags: Disruptive Behaviors in Children]
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The Impact of Media Violence - ... They cause disruptions in neighborhoods and put the lives of their neighbors in danger by getting involved with a life of crime. Everything these individuals learned was by observing it on the television, this is known as the imitation effect (Phillips). What they observed was violence, so they learned to be violent. The way people behave and problem solve is also impacted from exposure to violence in the media. Jeffery Johnson, of Columbia University, conducted an experiment in which he observed over seventy families within seventeen years, focusing on their viewing habits and various behavioral tendencies, finding that the amount of televisions watched during childhood increased the li...   [tags: developing effective socialization strategies] 1137 words
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Types of Attention Related Disorders - ... These disorders are linked to impairment in the parietal cortical area of the brain and are linked to deficits in spatial attention, attentional shifting and concentration. Attentional dyslexia is caused by parietal damage and is the inability to focus on and combine letters correctly when presented in a word. Reading is a learned skill that requires attention. Therefore, attentional dyslexia diminishes the attentional ability to focus and understand groups of letters within a word leading to a decline in reading ability....   [tags: processing, brain, impairment] 731 words
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Why Do English-Language Learners Struggle? - ... It has been shown that students living in poverty focus more on survival mode verses students who are able to focus on educational goals (Payne). People that are in a poverty environment use less vocabulary and more physical cues to help communicate. This being so, it can inhibit a child to become fluent in the English language. Another issue arises in the State testing and rating scales. A great deal of controversy deals with the lack of a universal assessment scale and testing accommodations; “there are many questions about the validity and reliability of currently used instruments and measurement procedures used across the country and much unease about types of testing accommodations...   [tags: poverty, testing, teacher] 974 words
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Meth: The Drug That Can Do It All - ... Studies have also shown that Methamphetamine depresses the central nervous system causing problems such as memory loss (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). It affects all over your body such as being known to cause stroke, tremors, insomnia, headaches, convulsions, etc (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). Skin is also turned pale (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.). “Overdoses may produce confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, mania, and acts of self-destruction” (The PubChem Project (NCBI), n.d.)....   [tags: drug, system, substance, absorb]
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Concerns about Cognitive Enhancements - ... Stimulants like Adderall increase neuronal activation or release neuromodulators, which facilitate the synaptic changes that underlie learning. While Adderall has not been shown to improve performance in students without ADHD, these studies are proof that cognitive enhancers have the capability to dramatically improve education. If restrictions for research are not implemented, we might be able to find a different substance to reap these benefits for all students. The most dramatic potential enhancements are brain-computer interfaces....   [tags: extensions of mental capacities] 1272 words
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Mental Health Drugs - As the second decade of the 21st century progresses, the population approaches seven billion. With so many people, how are people supposed to stand out in job applications, or catch the administrators’ eye as he or she reads applications to highly prestigious colleges and universities. More and more people are asking this question, and more and more people are finding help in a small pill. Originally diagnosed for Alzheimer’s disease and ADHD, these drugs are increasingly used off label in universities and workplaces....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive]
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Adolescent Internet Addiction - The use of the internet has become essential to today’s world with the availability of all types of information found at the click of a computer mouse. For adolescents the internet can help with schoolwork, but it also provides a platform for communication and entertainment with the world. Because relationships, information and gaming are readily available, it is possible for adolescents to become addicted to the internet and what it offers. The desire to be connected to the internet can inhibit an adolescent’s social, school and personal life and the causes, symptoms, research, treatment and prevention of adolescent internet addiction are essential to understanding and treating the addict...   [tags: Internet ]
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Aggression in Children - Aggression is a problem that is very common in many children and that if not addressed early enough would continue through adolescence and later on in life. Aggression can be caused by a multitude of factor, which is sometimes considered part of a normal developmental stage; never the less aggression can also be a symptom of a multitude of disruptive behaviors (Barzman & Findling, 2008). It is important that parents learn to deal with this type of behaviors and find ways to effectively modify the child’s misconduct; according to Barzman & Findling (2008) the intricacy of aggression needs to be addressed through complex assessment strategies....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder - ... & Saddock, M.D., 2007) The cause of Oppositional defiant disorder is not clear. It is believed that a combination of biological, genetic, and environmental factors contribute to oppositional defiant disorder (Joseph Goldgerg, 2013). Biological factors can include brain defects or injuries which can cause serious behavioral problems. Abnormal amounts of certain neurotransmitters can lead to not only ODD but other mental illnesses. Genetic factors include close family members with mental illnesses which can suggest that ODD might be inherited....   [tags: ODD, childhood disorder, behaviors]
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Attention Deficit Disorder - Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder otherwise known as ADD is a condition that refers to an individual’s inability to control their own behavior or impulse(McEwan 70). This can begin in early childhood and interfere with children’s ability to do well in school and social situations. These patients also have troubles blocking out noise or other stimuli in order to focus on a task or what is being said. ADD is a chronic problem that can be seen as early as infancy and can extend to adulthood....   [tags: Papers] 936 words
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Adderall: Is Medication the Answer? - Adderall: Is Medication the Answer. When growing up, nothing is more frustrating then giving your best effort in your school work and continuously being unsuccessful. The effect it can have on a child is very damaging. Students may feel inadequate and non-intelligent in the classroom setting growing up, not to mention, being confused all at the same time about why school is such an ongoing battle for them. Why are these children trying so hard and never having any success. It is more and more common today; more than ever we see children having these problems inside and outside of classrooms all over the world....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1348 words
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LORENZOS OIL - LORENZOS OIL Project IV STEPS 2 & 3 Article 1 1. What is property P. Increase in brain activity 2. What is the sample. The 16 boys 3. What is the population. All children 4. What is the implicit question. Why is there a difference in brain function between normal kids and kids with ADHD. 5. What is not the implicit question. Do all children have a property p. 6. What type of argument. Sampling 7. what did they look at. They looked at 16 children who were diagnosed with ADHD six were not. 8....   [tags: essays papers] 1321 words
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Dream Weaver - The TV Drug Substance abuse does not always come in the form of fine powders, dried herbs, or fermented hops. Equally seductive are the bright lights and blaring sounds of the television. Quite often, people will sit down for their favorite program and do not get back up for hours. They start with the intention of watching one sixty minute show. Then, an advertisement for a new crime drama plays, and they just have to check it out. Not long after, they notice that Turner Classic Movies is playing their favorite childhood film....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Ritalin - Ritalin Abstract Ritalin (Methylphenidate) is a mild CNS stimulant. In medicine, Ritalin's primary use is treatment of Attention Deficit /Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). The mode of action in humans is not completely understood, but Ritalin presumably activates the arousal system of the brain stem and the cortex to produce its stimulant effect. Recently, the frequency of diagnosis for ADHD has increased dramatically. More children and an increasing number of adults are being diagnosed with ADHD....   [tags: essays research papers] 1491 words
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If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today! - If You are Struggling With an Unmotivated Child Then You Need A Better Way- Today. Anyone who has ever raised children knows that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. It seems as though everyone has an opinion about how children should be disciplined and motivated, but very few of the people who are giving advice have ever actually raised children of their own. Moreover, it is more difficult to motivate your child now than ever before. There are more and more influences that pull children and teens further and further from the morals and values that their parents are trying to instill....   [tags: Parenting] 3001 words
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Is the World Wide Web Causing a World Wide Woe? - Many people view the internet as the World Wide Web, connecting the population together and sharing information on a global scale. However, others look at it as a grotesque web that is entangling humanity with unintelligence. Whether positive or negative, it is indubitable that in the past years, society has become extremely reliant upon the internet. Every day, millions of people around the world use the internet for many different purposes: commerce, communication, social networking, work, education, entertainment, and more....   [tags: Internet ]
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Debate Summary: The Causes of Depression - In unit seven, this learner took part in a debate involving the causes of depression. Depression is a debilitating mental disorder that can be detrimental to a person’s way of living. For centuries, psychologists and researchers have been searching for a single cause of depression, identifying two perspectives to date. The cognitive-behavioral perspective includes influences of faulty thinking that develops from low self-esteem and or a learned helplessness. In addition, cognitive-behavioral perspective indicates environmental influences such as poor living conditions and socioeconomic issues as causes of depression....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Healing Power of Music - Usually, when one considers what they can do to fight off a cold, relieve pain, or alleviate mental illness, the first things that comes to mind may be to take over-the-counter drugs or prescribed medications. However, the cure to these and many other infirmities may be found within your own ipod. Music, in its many forms, can and should be used as a healing instrument. While it may not completely alleviate the need for drugs, it's possible that music therapy could accompany medical drug use in order to lessen the amount of potentially harmful medications often consumed by patients....   [tags: music, healing, ] 953 words
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Eating And Children - "You are what you eat", is a common old adage heard in western culture, which promotes healthy living and eating. It is certainly not uncommon to hear the latter with the latest health and fitness fervor held my many westerners. There is evidence to suggest that primitive humans believed that physical strength and abilitiy could be attained by consuming certain animals. For example, the early Cherokee Indian tribes believed that by eating venison one could inherit the swiftness of the animal....   [tags: Health Nutrition] 1457 words
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Focus - Focus Everyone has problems concentrating once in a while, moments when the words on the page don't seem nearly as interesting as one's own thoughts. Most everyone has days when they feel an unexplained burst of exuberance or restlessness . Maybe it was a promotion or a messy break up, but the work just wouldn't get done and not for lack of trying. Now imagine everyday like this, every day filled with frenetic energy that cannot seem to be channeled into anything productive. Sure it might be fun for a while, but what about when you really need to get something done and it doesn't happen....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Pros and Cons of Ritalin - I. DEFINITION OF ADD AND HISTORY OF RITALIN When Jason was five, his mother, Cathy, had to take him out of preschool because of his temper tantrums. She tried behavior management and parenting courses, to no avail. Eventually, Jason was diagnosed with ADHD and given the stimulant Ritalin, which controlled his outbursts. "It was like Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde," Cathy said. Jason flourished for the next six years, even winning his fifth-grade citizenship award. In sixth grade, however, his medication stopped working, and he became aggressive again....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 2447 words
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Ritalin Abuse on Campus - Ritalin Abuse on Campus Throughout most of her childhood, Jessica Miele* was viewed by her family and peers as a strange girl. Her hyperactivity, trouble in school, and drive for music left her parents confused with what to do with him after several frustrating years. At age 14, Miele was sent from her home in New York to Vermont Academy, a boarding school in the mountains. It was there that she found his gifted ability to exprses herself creativley through art and music, and formed close friendships with her roommates....   [tags: Research Papers Drugs Papers] 2090 words
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The Dangers of Ritalin -      The parents of six year old James Patrick Smith receive a phone call from the school guidance counselor informing them of their child's recent hyperactive behavior. After a short conference, the guidance counselor suggests to the parents a solution for young James' problem; as a result, the family visits their family doctor and the doctor diagnoses James with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) during a one hour appointment. To remedy the disorder, the doctor prescribes the "savior drug" for ADD patients; children are almost always fed the drug Ritalin, a prescription medicine that packs a strong euphoric punch (Machan 151)....   [tags: Argumentative Health ADD Essays] 2865 words
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Tourette's Syndrome - Tourette's Syndrome Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) is a sporadic or inherited complex neuropsychiatric disorder (not an illness) influenced by neurological, psychological, and sociological factors. It is characterized by involuntary tics - sudden, rapid, recurrent nonrhythmic movements or noises that occur repeatedly in the same way (Temple, 2003). The symptoms include: both multiple motor tics and one or more phonic tics (which may or may not include vocalizations and which sometimes include outbursts of swearing) present at some time during the disorder although not necessarily simultaneously; tics occur many times a day...   [tags: Papers] 2092 words
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Seasonal Affective Disorder - Did you find yourself catching the “winter blues” this season. What about when spring or summer arrives. Do you find yourself acting out or the ordinary. Maybe you’ve caught Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a mood disorder that is taken serious by some but many others fear that it is simply an excuse for other to bring themselves down. It is not any different from a sign of serious depression, therefore can be life threatening if not given the proper treatment. In fact Seaonal Affective Disorder is a subtype of depression....   [tags: Psychology]
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Attention Defecit Disorder - Attention Defecit Disorder Attention deficit disorder, also called ADD, is defined as 'a disorder primarily a characteristic of childhood, marked by a consistent problem in paying attention,' in the book, The Lifespan by Guy R. Lefrancois (1999). It is more common among boys than girls but can effect all ages. Focusing on children between the ages of five thru ten, it is estimated that three to five percent, which is 1.35 - 2.25 million, of all children are living with ADD. When accompanied by serious hyperactivity, ADD is labeled as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD....   [tags: ADD Behavior Disorders Essays]
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The Effects of Television on Child Development - Our generation has been raised in a technological advanced world and there has been definite controversy over many of these innovations that this new culture has brought. An innovation that has troubled the youth of America for many years is television. Although there is no certainty to eliminate this 'plug-in drug,'; there are many ways to control and monitor your television as a parent.      Children between two and eleven years of age watch an average of 25 hours of television a week.(Children's Television) Which means that children spend more time watching television than in school....   [tags: TV Television Children Argumentative Essays] 2026 words
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Parenting a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder - A Mothers Journey of Parenting a Child With Attention Deficit Disorder Taylor pulls his gum out of his mouth and twists it around his finger. The long, pink swirls turn into magic ropes, tying up the enemy. His finger becomes an alien from another planet that must be contained for the universe to be saved. The enchanted lasso quickly binds the alien. One look at him and its easy to see he is not “with us” but visiting “Planet Taylor.” _____________________________________________________ I remember thinking with great pride that my son was not like the rest....   [tags: ADD Parent Children]
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Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar Disorder 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 disorder are so debilitation, it is crucial that we search for possible treatments and cures....   [tags: Bipolar Psychology Depression Essays]
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