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Causes of Bipolar Disorder and Prevalence - This paper will discuss bipolar disease and is also called manic-depressive illness. It will discuss the causes and prevalence of bipolar disease. It will also discuss the signs of symptoms of the disease. The diagnosis and treatment of bipolar will be discussed. Several studies are included in this paper. Causes of Bipolar Disorder and Prevalence The causes of bipolar disease vary between individuals. Available research indicates that genetic courses account for up to 90% of the reported cases (Fagiolini et al., 2013)....   [tags: manic-depressive illness, symptoms]
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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Interventions - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that develops during a child’s first few years of life (Lesack, Bearss, Celano, & Sharp, 2014). This disorder occurs significantly more often in boys than girls (Goldstein, Naglieri, Rzepa, & Williams, 2012). Autism is part of a group that is known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which also includes Asperger’s disorder, Rett disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) (Sunita and Bilszta, 2012)....   [tags: eye contact, communication, ]
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Anorexia Nervosa - Thesis Statement: Anorexia Nervosa effects a person both physically and mentally. Anorexia represents one percent of most prevalent eating disorder diseases. The word anorexia itself means, “ lack of appetite”. Anorexia is an all-encompassing pursuit of thinness. The person effected by Anorexia has an absolute fear of becoming obese (Matthew 4). Approximately one percent of adolescent girls develops Anorexia Nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death. People who starve intentionally starve themselves suffer from an eating disorder....   [tags: Eating Disorders]
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Social Phobia or Anxiety Disorder - Having anxiety is common and a part of everyday life however; there is a huge difference between a fear and a social phobia or anxiety disorder. The difference and important distinction psychoanalysts make between a fear and a phobia is “a true phobia must be inconsistent with the conscious learning experience of the individual” (Karon 1). Patients with true phobias “do not respond to cognitive therapy but do respond well to psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy” (Karon 2). Social phobia is a serious anxiety disorder that should not be taken lightly or mistaken as a fear you will simply grow out of the older you get....   [tags: extreme shyness, isolation, bullied, rejected]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... This is causing them to constantly be afraid, even after the danger is over. It is common among victims that the relationships they have with the people closest to them have suffered since the incident. Their everyday life has also been negatively impacted, “The psychological and physical pain that occurs from reliving the terrible events makes living a ‘normal’ life fairly impossible. This inability to re-engage in life causes a strain on relationships. And for many, the result is things begin to fall apart” (Bender and Leone 72)....   [tags: war verterans, psychology]
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The vast majorities are adolescents and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescent girls develops anorexia nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death. Another two to three percent develop bulimia nervosa, a destructive pattern of excessive overeating followed by vomiting or other " purging " behaviors to control their weight....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 1575 words
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Epilepsy: A Brain Disorder - ... The electrodes detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of the brain cells. The charges are amplified and appear as a graph on a computer screen or as a recording that may be printed out on paper. Your doctor then interprets the reading ("EEG," para. 1). Another method used is the computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan is typically the first test prescribed for patients suffering an initial seizure. A CT scan provides a much clearer image of the different areas of the brain and will also show any inconsistencies such as, tumors or abnormal bleeding ("Epilepsy," 2011)....   [tags: neurological, neurotransmitters, scans]
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Effects of the Media on Young Girls - Effects of the Media on Young Girls I can remember her standing in front of the mirror looking at herself. How she thought she was beautiful, I don’t know. Because the image I saw was of a person who looked like a living corpse. She had to have weighed only 100 pounds, her hair so thin, the black bags under her eyes, and her overall grayish complexion made her look as if she were a dead. As she saw me staring at her in the corner of her eye, she slammed the door in my face. That was the big sister that I knew now....   [tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Bulimia Papers] 2105 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The current criteria of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has changed since the DSM-IV. In the DSM-V, the diagnostic criteria draws a clearer line when detailing what establishes a traumatic event. The DSM-V pays more attention to the behavioral symptoms that accompany PTSD and proposes four distinct diagnostic clusters instead of three. They are described as re-experiencing, avoidance, negative cognitions and mood, and arousal. Re-experiencing is the spontaneous memories of the traumatic event, recurrent dreams related to it, flashbacks or other intense psychological distress....   [tags: warfare effects, veterans, psychology]
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Anorexia and Bulimia - ANOREXIA Anorexia or other wise know as Anorexia Nervosa, is a condition characterized by fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image or in other words, someone who thinks that they are fat when they are probably already too thin. Such a distorted image can lead to an excessive weight loss from stopping food intake and or excessive exercise. Anorexia nervosa is not associated with any preexisting physical illness. It is found in teens and young adults, but especially young women....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 362 words
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Bulimia Nervosa - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Bulimia Nervosa INTRODUCTION Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating as well as by self-induced vomiting and/or laxative abuse (Mitchell, 1986). Episodes of overeating typically alternate with attempts to diet, although the eating habits of bulimics and their methods of weight control vary (Fairburn et al., 1986). The majority of bulimics have a body weight within the normal range for their height, build, and age, and yet possess intense and prominent concerns about their shape and weight (Fairburn et al., 1986)....   [tags: Eating Disorders Medical Treatment Essays]
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Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar Disorder What is bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is one of the many mood disorders that are often overlooked and should not be taken lightly. It is sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depression, which involves cycles of depression and mania. Sometimes the mood switches from high to low and back again. Bipolar disorder is a complex physiological and psychological disorder that can influence and manipulate a person's thoughts and actions in their daily life. Although it has yet to be found of what causes this disorder, experts however have found out that it may run in the family, as well as genetics being part of the cause....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Are Looks Worth It? - Are Looks Worth It. I was recently coming back from Parris Island, SC on a Greyhound bus when I noticed a young girl around my age sitting next to the window across the isle; she looked a lot like me, tall and slim. I did not think anything of it because I have a very fast metabolism and I eat all the time but can not gain weight. Well we stopped to get food and I noticed that she got stuff from McDonalds and was quietly eating her food. About ten minutes after she got done she ran to the back of the bus and into the bathroom....   [tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Health Essays]
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The Media's Influence on Body Image - Eleven million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders- either self-induced semistarvation (anorexia nervosa) or a cycle of bingeing and purging with laxatives, self-induced vomiting, or excessive exercise (bulimia nervosa) (Dunn, 1992). Many eating disorder specialists agree that chronic dieting is a direct consequence of the social pressure on American females to achieve a nearly impossible thinness. The media has been denounced for upholding and perhaps even creating the emaciated standard of beauty by which females are taught from childhood to judge the worth of their own bodies (Stephens & Hill, 1994)....   [tags: Papers Eating Disorders Health Essays]
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The Beauty of Body Images - Cosmetology is something that deals with beauty on the inside and the out. It deals with overweight and being anorexia, but mostly different types of body images. Anorexia is a disease that ruin many people lives, its and eating disorder and a health condition. It is a disease when you don't eat and have no meat on your bones. I am going against being anorexia because it is not good for the body. It is cause by over exercising and making you vomit after meals. People who are anorexia should love themselves for who they are and don't treat themselves wrong....   [tags: Anorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder]
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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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Exploring My Mental Illnesses - In today’s society it’s very difficult for people to successfully identify who they are, where they belong in this world, as well as establish and maintain healthy relationships with those around them. These issues can considerably be much more problematic for someone with a mental illness. Furthermore, these challenges can be even worse for an individual who has a mental illness but hasn’t been officially diagnosed with an overall condition; therefore, making it all the more difficult for that person to receive the proper help and assistance needed to live a happy and successful life....   [tags: Borderline Personality Disorder]
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Multiple Personality Disorder - Multiple Personality Disorder One particular disorder in the medical field called Multiple Personality Disorder, has caused controversy between those who believe it is real and those who think it is purely part of an individual’s imagination. Multiple Personality Disorder is characterized by the existence of two or more distinct alters or personality states that persistently have control over a person. For those who believe strongly in its existence, it poses very real consequences and hardships....   [tags: two identities, psychotherapy, medication]
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder “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 Community)....   [tags: Essays on Anxiety Disorders]
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is a severe condition in which two or more dissimilar identities, or character states, are present and alternately take control of an individual. The person experiences memory loss that is vaguely extensive to be explained as common forgetfulness. These symptoms are not taken in consideration for by seizures, substance abuse or any other medical conditions. Description of DID: Symptoms: At least three of the following symptoms must be present: (1) Callous unconcern towards the feelings of other individuals....   [tags: Treatment Considerations] 960 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder - Social Anxiety Disorder is one of the most common anxiety disorders amongst the adolescent population. Social anxiety is the extreme fear of embarrassment and daily social situations. This is caused by exaggerated concern with appearance, how a person is viewed socially, and not wanting to be negatively judged by others. People with social anxiety are afraid of doing normal things in front of other people. Feared situations may vary from reading in class, to eating lunch in a school cafeteria, to using a public restroom....   [tags: fear, embarrassment, social situations]
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Studies show that twenty two percent of Americans over the age of eighteen suffer from a mental illness. There are a numerous amount of mental illnesses that are discovered all over the world; one of these illnesses is obsessive-compulsive disorder. About every one in eighty two people have obsessive-compulsive disorder. The interesting thing about OCD is that many people that have it are very aware of their actions but they don't think that it is out of the ordinary. OCD is extremely common like asthma or diabetes, and the people who have can live a normal life....   [tags: Essays on Anxiety Disorders] 1504 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia - A lot of individuals who have social phobia are labeled as shy rather than having a disorder. This is mostly because a lot of people don’t know or don’t understand what social phobia is. To those people it’s something that you can either “grow out of” or “get over,” but it’s not that simple. There is a lot more to social phobia than most people think and to the individual who has social phobia it can be a very detrimental disorder. What is Social Phobia. Social phobia is “a disorder characterized by excessive fear of being exposed to the scrutiny of other people that leads to avoidance of social situations in which the person is called on to perform” (Carlson, 2009, p....   [tags: Social Phobia]
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Understanding Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder, with more than 10% of those that suffer from it will die. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is categorized by severe food restriction, excessive exercise and body dysmorphia, which leads those that suffer from it to believe that they are overweight. Anorexia nervosa is commonly misunderstood by the general public. Research has disproved many of the previous thoughts about anorexia nervosa. According to the scientific research anorexia nervosa has a genetic factor, is not just a disorder of teenage girls, and that recovery is not simply gaining weight....   [tags: Psychiatry, Psychology, Disorder]
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer intensely from recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or rituals (compulsions), which they feel they cannot control. Rituals such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed in hope of preventing, obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. Left untreated obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Bulimia Nervosa Eating disorders are devastating behavioral maladies brought on by a complex interplay of factors, which may include emotional and personality disorders, family pressure, a possible genetic or biologic susceptibility, and a culture in which there is an overabundance of food and an obsession with thinness. Eating disorder also may be defined, as self-abuse. Two of these disorders, anorexia and bulimia, result from the fear or overeating and of gaining weight. This paper talks about what bulimia means, its causes, symptoms, medical consequences, and treatment....   [tags: Eating Disorders Health Dieting Essays] 1136 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Why does food become a deadly enemy for some people. Well, society continues to send the message to young women and even to a small number young men (more and more men are becoming victims of eating disorders these days) that to be happy and successful one must be thin, which causes them to starv and/or binge and purge themselves in an attempt to gain what the media considers an ideal figure. The media is full of "toothpick" thin models, in which women desire to be like. Women often need to be in the feel of being in control, it is an ongoing battle they encounter with perfection....   [tags: Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 1270 words
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Early Onset Anorexia - Early Onset Anorexia In recent years, it seems that the public has begun to pay more attention to eating disorders. This trend could be a consequence of the heightened nutrition and fitness craze that the 1990's has brought about, or possibly a result of more intense and conclusive research studies. More clearly defined definitions of anorexia and bulimia in the DSM-IV may also have contributed to better diagnosis of eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is a disorder that in the majority of cases will start when the patient is a teenager....   [tags: Eating Disorders Health Nutrition Essays]
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Case Analysis - Regina is a 20 year-old single female who is struggling to obtain her business degree at a mid-sized university. In the last two and a half years she has only received 26 credit hours. Seeing that she is having problems, her adviser along with her parents, suggested that she attend therapy. Regina is frequently having anxiety about germs and performing certain rituals in order to lessen her anxiety. In order to be comfortable in her classes, she feels she must arrive early, find a specific desk on a certain row, and thoroughly clean the desk and seat before she can be seated....   [tags: OCD Treatment, OCD Therapy]
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Introduction This essay aims to critically evaluate one therapeutic intervention in psychology, named, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). It begins with defining CBT and discussing the underlying principles and concepts of this approach. Some examples of treating psychological disorders by employing a CBT approach in children and adolescents will be made and then, It will move on to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this therapeutic intervention. The review will be finished by a conclusion regarding employing such approach....   [tags: Psychology, Depression, Mental Disorder] 594 words
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Identify the HTR2A Gene Region in Patients with Depression - The HTR2A gene encodes the 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor at the 2A region. The HTR2A gene is located on chromosome 13, containing 3 exons and 2 introns spanning 20 kb (Myers et al, 2007). Genetic variation in the HTR2A regulatory region is due to the action of several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on the regulatory region (Myers et al, 2007). These SNPs include the -1438A/G, -783A/G and -1420C/T SNPs, the - 1420C/T and -1438A/G SNPs (Myers et al, 2007). The most widely studied SNP on the HTR2A gene region is the -1438A/G-allele polymorphism, which occurs at the highest allele frequency of 55% upstream the core of the promoter (Myers et al, 2007)....   [tags: htr2a gene, seretonin, depressive disorder]
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Medical Disorders: High Cholesterol - The name of my medical disorder that I am researching on is called high cholesterol. According to Dr. Juan Alvarado high cholesterol "is an elevated grease in the organism that produces the arteries to harden". Also according to doctor Paulysney Guerrero her definition of high cholesterol is that it is "when the recurrent levels go over 250 mg. The LDL and the HDL always have to evaluate to check to the good and bad cholesterol”. The result of having high cholesterol is that it can lead to several medical catastrophes such as stroke, heart attack, heart disease, blood vessel disease, etc....   [tags: medical disorder, arteries, medication] 869 words
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Body Image of Women in America - Body Image of Women in America missing works cited Eleven million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders - either self-induced semi-starvation (anorexia nervosa) or a cycle of bingeing and purging with laxatives, self-induced vomiting, or excessive exercise (bulimia nervosa) (Dunn, 1992). Many eating disorder specialists agree that chronic dieting is a direct consequence of the social pressure on American females to achieve a nearly impossible thinness. The media has been denounced for upholding and perhaps even creating the emaciated standard of beauty by which females are taught from childhood to judge the worth of their own bodies (Stephens & Hill, 1994)....   [tags: Self Image Eating Disorders Health Beauty Essays] 3362 words
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Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Evaluating the Possible Causes and Treatments - Author J.R.R. Tolkien once said, “[that] there is some good in this world, and it's [sic] worth fighting for.” But, imagine a world where you cannot see the good one day, but then the next every single detail of life is good. In order to understand what it is like to have your emotions throws around like they are in a hurricane, you must first understand what it is to be bipolar. If a person would like to better understand bipolar disorder, he would have to look at the life of a patient with the disorder, and understand the definition, causes, symptoms, and treatments for the disorder....   [tags: manice, the hypomanic, depressive phase]
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Suicide and Depression - For some teens, striving for perfection has led to harming their own health and wellbeing such as living with depression and suicide. Teenagers today are relying on what they see in ads, T.V., magazines and on the internet for their input on appearances, the way they think not only comes from media sources, but from family and friends. Just how does family and friends play a role in depression and suicide. Families and friends play a great role in our existences. If parents show signs of depression, and suicide the predisposition is that, their child may develop one is greater....   [tags: Eating Disorders, Healthy Lifestyles]
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Looking at Suicide as A Psychological Disorder - Looking at Suicide as A Psychological Disorder Suicide is a psychological disorder that affects millions of people and families all over the world. The World Health Organization (WHO), in conjunction with Harvard and the World Bank, estimated in 1997 that each year that some 786,000 people commit suicide around the world. This is an effective suicide rate of around 10.7 per 100,000 populations per year. (Miles, April 1998) That is an astounding number of suicides each year. This disorder is becoming a major problem among teens....   [tags: Papers] 719 words
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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attitudes About Inclusion Teaching - Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of neurological disorders that usually affect the normal functioning of the brain. They are characterized by highly repetitive behavior, extensive impairment in communication and social interactions as well as severely restricted interests. The spectrum encompasses Autism, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Rett Disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder, and Asperger’s Disorder. Prevalence statistics The prevalence of ASD ranges between 3.3 and 10.6 for every 1000 children with a general mean prevalence of 6.6 per 1000 children....   [tags: Special Education, mainstreaming, disabilities] 2120 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: To Medicate or Not to Medicate? - The medical world has seen many changes and advances over the last century, but possibly none that is as financially lucrative then the prescription medication industry. New drugs turn up everyday and claim to treat more and more conditions. On the corner of every block is a pharmacy and their shelves are stocked with prescription medications and it seems they are here to stay. The question is, to medicate or not to medicate. Most regularly we turn to prescription drugs for everything from acne to severe back pain....   [tags: ADHD, health, medical, mental health]
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Hierarchy and the Disorder of Separation in the Bible - Hierarchy and the Disorder of Separation in the Bible Proper Hierarchy and the Disorder of Separation Throughout the text of the Bible, and especially evident in Chapter 3 of Genesis, there is a system which God has set up to denote the proper relationships each of his creations share with each other and with Him. An analysis of this reoccurring theme will help to establish that God’s intended system is a hierarchy in which there is an apportionment of “servants” and “masters,” with God having the final authority....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Bipolar Disorder - Short Presentation - Bipolar Disorder, also known as Manic Depression, involves episodes of mania and depression, with periods of stability. Manic episodes are characterized by elevated energy levels, restlessness, feeling of nothing can go wrong, and high self-confidence; while depressive episodes are the exact opposite: low energy, sluggish, sadness, and feeling of hopelessness. Occasionally, people suffering from Bipolar Disorder can suffer more severe symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking....   [tags: essays research papers] 569 words
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Fatal Genetic Disorder: Lou Gehrig's Disease - Many people with ALS fear death from the start of it. Once you hear you have ALS you think death because there is no cure. The disease literally picks you apart, killing certain parts of your body over time. This rare, fatal genetic disorder can be fearful and helpful at the same time. The helpful part is that ALS brings out the best in people. 5 of every 100,000 people worldwide are affected by ALS. Living with people with their condition is hard. With no cure for this, people have to live life to the fullest....   [tags: death, symptoms, lung, choking]
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Eating Disorders in the Developing Woman - In recent history, the idea and overall concept of feminine beauty has been slowly sinking toward a far less healthy, overly thin model. When humans first evolved over 25,000 years ago, women with large, ample breasts and hips were seen by society as very sexually appealing symbols of fertility. Fertile women were considered to be the ideal for any man. Thin women were not considered beautiful because they did not appear healthy enough to raise and provide nourishment for their family. Slim women were also often times considered poor because in the eyes of society, they could not afford enough food to keep their body full and healthy....   [tags: Gender Studies] 2641 words
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Exploring Multiple Personality Disorder - Exploring Multiple Personality Disorder In popular culture, Dissociation, and Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder--MPD) is considered a very exotic, rare and enigmatic psychological phenomenon (11). It seems that, especially in the media and entertainment, multiple personality disorder is stigmatized by a number of quite florid and nearly hysterical symptoms. Clinically, however, Multiple Personality Disorder has been recognized for centuries and is currently estimated to exist in 1% of the general population (1,8), and as much as 7% of the population may have suffered from a dissociative disorder at some point in timem (9)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder - What is obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects a person’s thoughts and behaviors. OCD is characterized by recurrent and disturbing thoughts, fears, and/or images (called obsessions) (Coon and Mitterer , 511), which lead to an urgent need to perform repetitive, ritual-like behaviors or routines that the sufferer feels compelled to perform (called compulsions) (Goodman). OCD usually involves both obsessions and compulsions, but about 20% of sufferers have obsessions alone, while 10% suffer from compulsions alone (Goodman)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Impact of Trichotillomania - Stress will always play a huge role in the hardships life brings. It can also cause more severe problems that can turn into depression or disorders, such as Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder where individuals pull strands of hair from certain parts of their bodies to find relief from anxiety. The emotional impact from Trichotillomania greatly affects your body’s appearance, social life, and is very time consuming. Though Trichotillomania isn’t a very common disorder, the most major impact that influences the duration of the disorder is the hair loss that causes the sufferer to feel more depressed, anti-social, and ashamed of themselves....   [tags: Impulse Control Disorder, Hair Pulling]
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Anorexia Nervosa - Voltaire once said, “Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.” This quote makes me remember that as much pleasure as food may bring us, we should never forget that we need it to survive. I guess most of us don’t, but once again, I remembered there are some people who do. If we were to look the world as a whole, we would realize that from every 100 teenage girls, 1 to 5 suffers from Anorexia(EDV). As defined by the National Eating Disorders Association, “Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.” (NEDA)....   [tags: eating behavior, body weight, NEDA]
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Pro-Anorexia Websites - Pro-Anorexia Websites Cyberspace, something that was once considered a fad, has developed into a tool that allows people struggling with anorexia to potentially find a sanctuary from the regulatory systems in popular culture that are applied to women’s bodies. Cyberspace provides an alternative space for women with eating disorders or body issues. The space created by cyberspace is potentially safer for women to meet because it allows anonymity while simultaneously being part of a community that the built environment is unable to provide....   [tags: Eating Disorders Pro-ana Internet]
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Dissociative Identity Disorder - Dissociative Identity Disorder, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV-TR), is “characterized by the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states that recurrently take control of the individual’s behavior accompanied by an inability to recall important personal information that is too extensive to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. It is a disorder characterized by identity fragmentation rather than a proliferation of separate personalities.” To qualify as dissociative identity disorder, also known as D.I.D., at least two personalities must routinely take alternate control of the individual's behavior, and there...   [tags: essays research papers] 1290 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Borderline Personality Disorder Could you picture yourself being brought face to face with an individual who has a personality similar to a mind field. In other words where or when he/she will explode is never known. This type of personality disorder is called Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is one of the most scariest and hidden disorders that have baffled our society as well as many health professionals for many years. The DSM IV defines borderline personality disorder as a “pervasive pattern of instability of self image, interpersonal relationships, and mood”....   [tags: Papers] 1211 words
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Bulimia & Anorexia in the Media - In today's society all the actors, actresses, and models are all really thin. There is nothing to them, except skin and bones. With all these role models looking this way it creates a few problems. Problems that are over looked until something drastic happens. These traumatic experiences stem from the drastic measures that young girls and women take; like starving themselves to feel good. Anorexia and bulimia nervosa are serious illnesses that affect young girls and women between the ages of ten and twenty....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 1975 words
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Anorexia - ... The slender ladies and pumped-up gentlemen portrayed to be the heroes and heroines When one turn on television, the radio and the internet, the only topic that people talk most of the time is about how to lose weight and to get a perfect body. This information reaches the small kids. In the adolescence's stage, they compare their bodies to the super models. When their body size does not match up with the model's body they feel flawed and then anorexia begins. Adolescence is a moment in person growth marked by confusion....   [tags: eating disorders, media, weight] 536 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Why Are Women Diagnosed With Borderline Personality Disorder More Than Men. Borderline Personality Disorder is diagnosed predominantly in females. There is approximately a 3:1 female to male gender ratio for this disorder. Theories of why Borderline Personality Disorder occurs more often in women - Sexual abuse, which is common in childhood histories of borderline patients, happens more often to women than men. - Women experience more inconsistent and invalidating messages in this society....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Attention Deficit Disorder – Is It Myth or Reality? - Attention Deficit Disorder is one of the more controversial topics for parents, educators and physicians in their efforts in identification and treatment of the disorder. Imagine your son or daughter being involved in this horrifying, grotesque, nightmarish hell. “On December 1, 1997, Michael Carneal, a fourteen-year old opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded, and one was paralyzed. Carneal was reportedly on Ritalin.” (Wiseman) “On March 24, 1998 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, eleven-year-old Andrew Golden and fourteen year old Mitchell Johnson shot fifteen people killing four students, one teache...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dissociative identity disorder - The growing recognition of psychiatric conditions resulting from traumatic influences is a significant mental health issue of the 1990s. Until recently considered rare and mysterious psychiatric curiosities, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (until very recently known as Multiple Personality Disorder - MPD) and other Dissociative Disorders (DD) are now understood to be fairly common effects of severe trauma in early childhood, most typically extreme, repeated physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse....   [tags: essays research papers] 1410 words
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Seasonal Affective Disorder - Seasonal Affective Disorder When a case of the winter blues feels more like depression, you may be suffering from SAD. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a seasonal disruption of mood that occurs during the winter months and ceases with the beginning of spring. Symptoms usually begin in September when days begin to shorten, and last through the winter into March when the days begin to lengthen again. The symptoms of SAD usually include episodes of depression, hypersomnia, increased appetite, and weight gain....   [tags: Papers] 895 words
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Disordered Eating and the Media - The media constantly sends out an influx of images and messages promoting an almost unattainable unrealistic image of beauty, that has consistently been linked to disordered eating and body dissatisfaction, predominantly among girls but can also be seen in boys. Throughout the years the ideal body shape has progressed from voluptuous and curvaceous an image Marilyn Monroe emulated to a slimmer and leaner frame in congruence with high fashion models such as Kate Moss (Katzmarzk & Davis, 2001). Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia nervosa affect between 1% and 4% of young adult females (American Psychiatric Association, 1994)....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorders, Media] 1340 words
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Borderline Personality Disorder Explored in Girl Interrupted - Girl Interrupted is a 1999 film in which Susanna, a high school senior on the verge of graduating with her class in 1967, is rushed to the Emergency Room because she consumed a whole bottle of Aspirin, followed by a bottle of Vodka. After being treated, Susanna is seen by a friend of her fathers, who is a Psychiatrist who believes that her actions were an attempt at suicide. Susanna, of course denies this, instead stating that she was making an effort to rid herself of a headache. The Psychiatrist recommends that she stay at a mental hospital named Claymore for a rest....   [tags: Abnormal Psychology]
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Eating Disorders, Body Image and Cultural Contexts - Eating Disorders, Body Image and Cultural Contexts Although a great deal of early research on body image and eating disorders focused on upper/middle class Caucasians living in America or under the influence of Western ideals, many researchers are realizing that eating disorders are not isolated to this particular group. They are also realizing the differences in body image between occur in different races and genders (Pate, Pumariega, Hester 1992). Recently, several studies have shown that eating disorders transcend these specific guidelines, and increasingly, researchers are looking at male/female differences, cross-cultural variation and variation within cultures as well....   [tags: Eating Disorders Cultural Essays]
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The Diabetes Epidemic - Diabetes ranks in as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (FastStats, 2013).This disorder is known to be common, disabling and deadly. There are multiple types of diabetes including: type I, type II, and gestational diabetes (Diabetes, 2011).Diabetes is a lifelong disorder that has no known cure but with proper care can be kept under control for the affected person’s entire life. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder (NDIC).When a person is diagnosed with diabetes it means their body cannot use or store glucose properly because of a lack of insulin, an inability to use insulin, or both (Diabetes, 2011)....   [tags: metabolic disorder, insulin, ]
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Understanding Celiac Disease - Unfortunately for diagnosed patients, there is no recognized cure for Celiac disease. What the individual must do instead, is change their diet completely. Some may think that changing a diet around is no big deal and in fact, that may be true until it happens to them. Similar to many other aspects of life, nothing seems to be a problem or as severe until it directly affects the person who thinks it is not a big issue. This makes people diagnosed with Celiac disease lives challenging. On top of having to change their diets completely, they also have to deal with people who do not understand the disease and how it is a serious problem....   [tags: immune system, multisystem disorder]
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Cutting Disorders - “Cutting Disorders: A Silent Cry for Help” Teens and young adults resort to various outlets with hopes of coping with the pressures they face. Some stress-relieving activities involve eating comforting food or watching TV. For some, however, these activities do not provide adequate stress relief, so they attempt to escape their anxieties through a recently recognized self-mutilating disorder called “cutting.” While gaining more attention in recent years, cutting is still not a well-known practice, yet an estimated 700 out of every 100,000 individuals self-mutilate (Froeschle)....   [tags: Self Mutilation Self-mutilating Disorder]
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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a degenerative, rare invariably fatal brain disorder. The disease usually occurs later in life, and the onset of symptoms typically occurs at the ages of fifty to seventy-five. Some of the symptoms that people could face in the early stages are failing memory, visual disturbances, behavioral changes, and lack of coordination. In later stages as the disease progresses you could face blindness, mental deterioration becomes pronounced, and coma could occur. As of today there are no effective treatments, but studies are currently testing different types of antiviral drugs....   [tags: Brain Disorder, Frontal Lobe]
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