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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression Teenage depression is a growing problem in today's society and is often a major contributing factor for a multitude of adolescent problems. The statistics about teenage runaways, alcoholism, drug problems, pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide are alarming. Even more startling are the individual stories behind these statistics because the young people involved come from all communities, all economic levels, all home situations-anyone's family. The common link is often depr
Hyperkinetic Children
Hyperkinetic Children
Hyperkinetic Children Hyperkinetic is just another word for Hyperactive. Hyperactivity describes children who show numerous amounts of inappropriate behaviors in situations that require sustained attention and orderly responding to fairly structured tasks. Humans who are hyperactive tend to be easily distracted, impulsive, inattentive, and easily excited or upset. Hyperactivity in children is manifested by gross motor activity, such as excessive running or climbing. The child is often described
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made several claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side effects th
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which
Dementia What is Dementia ? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the m
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized In society today many people look for a
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe
Just a Mood or Real Depression
Just a Mood or Real Depression
Just a Mood . . . or Real Depression? How Do You Really Feel? Check off the ones that fit you. Top of Form 1 You feel sad a lot, and it doesn't go away. You feel guilty; you think that you're no good; you have no confidence. You lose interest in ordinary pleasures like music, sports, friends, or having fun. Most of the time you'd rather be left alone. You feel restless or tired most of the time. You're a nonstop partier, constantly moving around. You get unrealistic ideas about the great things
Bipolar Disorder Psyc 103 Fall 95 The phenomenon of bipolar affective
Bipolar Disorder Psyc 103 Fall 95 The phenomenon of bipolar affective
Bipolar Disorder Psyc 103 Fall 95 The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of whic
Psychology Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease Depres
Psychology Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease Depres
Psychology Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, de
Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease
Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease
Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease Psychology Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, dep
Mental Illness
Mental Illness
Mental Illness We see them on the streets holding their signs reading, “Will work for food,” but the people who give them money know they are not mentally capable to work. Mental illness is a growing problem in society, yet society may be the reason for the growing number of the mental ill people. Before the more modern society, mentally ill people could have fit in as farmers and minor labors. Today the work force has become more complex due to education. People with severe mental disorders suc
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder English – 108 April 1, 2004 Five Pages # 1 Whether to treat a child suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not questioned. The method of treatment and its consequences need to be considered a factor before administering chemical treatments. Research reveals controversial facts regarding the benefits and dangers of using chemical treatment. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by short attention
Trainspotting
Trainspotting
Trainspotting An outcast, a loner, a reject, these are several names given to individuals who are socially unaccepted. An outcast is a person who differs from others in a way that is denounced by society. As a result they are cast aside or socially rejected. In order to be tolerated in society these individuals are often forced to put up a front or wear a fake persona. Their attempts to mask their true personalities bring on permanent changes to their true selves. In literature and in society, w
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
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Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by a significant weight loss resulting from excessive dieting. Anorexia mostly targets female teens, but there is an increasing number of men motivated by the strong desire to be thin. People suffering from this have a huge fear of gaining weight, and still consider themselves to be fat no matter what their weight is. They are extremely sensitive about being fat and of losing control over the amount of food he/she eats. Anorexic
Nutrition Balanced Eating
Nutrition Balanced Eating
Nutrition/ Balanced Eating “Dieters beware! Dieting is one of the most psychologically physiologically stressful things a person can do—And most stress leads to abnormal cravings, decreased metabolism, lack of energy, mood swings, impaired immunity.” -according to Pamela Peeke (Physician, Professor, Author) I. Diet is an ugly word Instead, use “Way of Eating” or “Meal Plan” or “Food Plan” A. Long-term weight-loss can only be achieved by balanced eating in moderation. The most crash-resistant foo
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder 4 March, 2001Thesis Rough Draft Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with details, orderliness, perfection, and control. People with this disorder often devote excessive amounts of time to work and productivity and fail to take time for leisure activities and friendships. They tend to be rigid, formal, stubborn, and serious. This disorder differs from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often includes more bizarr
Arson
Arson
Arson: Definition - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. Arson: Why do people do it and how can we prevent it? Arson is a common, costly and complex problem in this country and around the world. Arson affects everyone, invading communities, threatening businesses and family security. Deliberate fire setting is the largest single cause of fires in the
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in Children and Adolescents July 18, 2004 Depression among children and adolescents is common, but often goes over-looked and under-treated. It affects one percent of preschoolers, two percent of children under the age of thirteen and five to eight percent of adolescents. (Son, Sung 2000) Depression becomes more significant with middle adolescents. Young woman are more likely to become depressed than young men by a two to one ratio. (Jacques, Heather 2004) Depression is more than bein
Abnormal Behavior
Abnormal Behavior
Abnormal Behavior Lesson 8 Short Answer 1. Define abnormal behavior. Use your own words and avoid psychological jargon when possible. Abnormal behaviors are one of the fields of abnormal psychology, the area of psychological investigation concerned with understanding the nature of individual pathologies of mind, mood, and behavior. There are 7 kinds of abnormal behaviors: distress or disability – an individual experiences personal distress or disabled functioning, producing a risk of physical or
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder o Introduction o Method of Research o What is PMDD? o Symptoms of PMDD o How is PMDD Diagnosed? o How is PMDD Treated? o The Experiment o Discussion of Results o Conclusion o Bibliography o Appendices Introduction The following project aims to discuss the debilitating illness Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), whilst comparing and contrasting the symptoms and severity of PMDD to Premenstrual tension (PMT). The last fifty years has finally shown recognition to
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Children’s choices are heavily shaped by the context in which they live. All children are oppositional from time to time. The challenge is to distinguish between what is considered normal childhood behaviors and those that fall under the category of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is categorized as a disruptive behavior disorder by the American Psychiatric Association as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition
Depression
Depression
Depression Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group is greatly underdiagnosed an
Nocturnal Eating Syndrome
Nocturnal Eating Syndrome
Nocturnal Eating Syndrome Nocturnal Eating Syndrome (Sleep-Related Eating) is considered a parasomnia, and is a rare type of sleepwalking, a disorder of arousal. People with this disorder experience recurrent episodes of eating during sleep, without being aware of what they are doing. Sleep-related eating might occur often enough to result in significant weight gain. Although it can affect all ages and both sexes, it is more common in young women. Ever felt an uncontrollable urge to raid the fri
Older Adults Depression and Suicide
Older Adults Depression and Suicide
Older Adults Depression and Suicide Facts Depression, one of the most common conditions associated with suicide in older adults,1 is a widely underrecognized and undertreated medical illness. In fact, several studies have found that many older adults who die by suicide— up to 75 percent—have visited a primary care physician within a month of their suicide.2 These findings point to the urgency of improving detection and treatment of depression as a means of reducing suicide risk among older perso
Schizophrenia 3
Schizophrenia 3
Schizophrenia During the 1950s, mentally disordered people who were harmful to society and themselves could be treated with medications and were able to return safely to their communities. During the 1980s, the cost of health care increased more than any other cost in our national economy. As a result, strategic planning has been made to reduce costs. �The political decision made to deinstitutionalize chronic mental patients started with the appearance of phenothiazine medications. Dramaticall
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since
The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfully aware is that b
For reasearch purposes only
For reasearch purposes only
For reasearch purposes only! The DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) systems which was published in 1994, represents the official classification system used in the United States for diagnosing psychological disorders. It gives specific criteria that are used in diagnosis, along with other information regarding other features that are sometimes seen in people with specific disorders and issues that are considered differential diagnosis (distinguishing between a primary
Dissociation is defined as the disconnection from self-awareness time
Dissociation is defined as the disconnection from self-awareness time
Dissociation is defined as the disconnection from self-awareness, time, and/or external circumstances. It is a very complex process. Dissociation can exists from normal everyday experiences to disorders that interfere with everyday life. Normal dissociation consists of: highway hypnosis (a trance-like feeling that develops as the miles go by), getting lost in a book or movie so that one loses a sense of passing time and surroundings, and daydreaming. Dissociation is a common defense against c
As fundamental as drinking or eating sleeping can be described as a ce
As fundamental as drinking or eating sleeping can be described as a ce
As fundamental as drinking or eating, sleeping can be described as a certain necessity that all animals need. Although it can not be proven beyond the shadow of a doubt what the evolutionary advantages are, there have been many studies that show what happens if we do not sleep. These slight changes in behavior can be very debilitating. Some 30 to 40 million Americans have sleep disorders in which they do not get there comfortable nights sleep. By not getting enough sleep, a person will most lik
What is Attention Deficit Disorder How is it treated Can it be treated
What is Attention Deficit Disorder How is it treated Can it be treated
What is Attention Deficit Disorder? How is it treated? Can it be treated with medicine and, if so, is the medication safe? Why has it been so highly publicized lately? Why are so many people being diagnosed, and why is this disorder suddenly growing at such an overwhelming rate? Where was this disorder twenty or even ten years ago? Over the past decade, A.D.D., or rather its diagnosis, has become one of the most rapidly growing disorders among children and adults, not only in the United States
SENILITY
SENILITY
SENILITY Senility is a disease commonly referred to as dementia. It affects 4 million Americans every year and is a major cause of disability in old age (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Its prevalence increases with age (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Dementia is characterized by a permanent memory deficit affecting recent memory in particular and of sufficient severity to interfere with the patient's ability to take part in professional and social activities (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Although the aging process is a
The statement that the serial killer is addicted to what he does canno
The statement that the serial killer is addicted to what he does canno
The statement that the serial killer is addicted to what he does cannot be properly supported without a discussion of addiction. While the pharmacological examples such as alcoholism and heroin addiction are still the clearest examples of addiction, new models of addictive behavior including exercise addiction, compulsive gambling, and even sexual addiction have gained acceptance. Just as alcoholism was once thought to be a conscious choice, these latter examples have long been thought to be th
Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant which is a tall Asiatic plant
Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant which is a tall Asiatic plant
Marijuana is derived from the hemp plant which is a tall Asiatic plant having a tough fiber. The fiber can be used to make rope and sailcloth, while marijuana is made from its leaves and flowers. Many names such as, hemp, hashish, pot, grass, and locoweed have known marijuana. There are sexually distinct male and female marijuana plants that produce intoxicating hashish resin. The male plants however produce less resin and more flowers than the female. The substance in the resin that produces e
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder affects three to five percent o
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder affects three to five percent o
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder affects three to five percent of all children, perhaps as many as two million American children. Two to three more boys than girls are affected. On the average, at least one child in every classroom in the United States needs help for the disorder. ADHD often continues into adolescence and adulthood, and can cause a lifetime of frustrating dreams and emotional pain (NIMH Pamphlet, 1996). According to the DSM-IV, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a
TEENAGE DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE
TEENAGE DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE
TEENAGE DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, depression in this age group is grea
Most people have a slight understanding of Tourette syndrome constant
Most people have a slight understanding of Tourette syndrome constant
Most people have a slight understanding of Tourette syndrome; constant twitching, involuntary spasms, and frequent, uncontrollable vocal sounds. But what exactly is Tourette syndrome? Tourette syndrome (TS) is an inherited neurological disorder portrayed by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable phonic sounds called “tics.” In some instances, tics can include inappropriate words. Tourette Syndrome was for the French neurologist, Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first diagnosed
Outline
Outline
Outline I. Introduction and Basics about Anabolic Steroids A. Description of what steroids are B. Description of what anabolic steroids do C. Basics on how steroids can be acquired II. The History of Steroids A. Brief description of when steroids started B. Brief description of why steroids started C. Brief description of when steroids became a problem D. Brief description of why steroids became a problem III. Affects of Steroids A. Why people use steroids B. Seven negatives for men using stero
While the causes of OCD are unknown there are many good educated guess
While the causes of OCD are unknown there are many good educated guess
While the causes of OCD are unknown there are many good educated guesses. OCD has been shown to run in families, so possibly a deficient gene is passed from generation to generation. Behavioral scientists believe that unusually and excessively rigid childhood family relationships might be a factor. OCD patients, through tests and PET scans have been shown to have difficulty regulating the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin has been associated with functions such as appetite, anxiety, and moo
Depression
Depression
Depression Depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting 340 million people in the world today, accounting for a full 10% of productive years lost throughout the world. About half of all cases of depression are unrecognized and untreated. About 10-15% of all depressed people take their own lives. No one is immune to depression – it occurs in people of all social classes, all countries and all cultural settings. At least one in fifty children under the age of 12 and one in twen
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa You may have never thought of it as being a disease, but it is. It can also be a very fatal one if not taken care of right away, in the right manner. Anorexia Nervosa is nothing to joke around about or even to overlook. This is an eating disorder that is most often caused by low self-esteem of a person's own identity. It is not always easy to determine if someone is anorexic, for they do have methods of covering up the symptoms of the disease. This is definitely not something t
HYPNOSIS
HYPNOSIS
HYPNOSIS The term hypnosis has been defined many different ways. Almost every different source has a different definition of the word. Some sources will even say that since hypnosis can not be scientifically proven there is no such thing as hypnosis at all. However, some specialists have come up with a working definition for lack of a better one: Hypnosis is a particular state of the nervous system in which the organized inhibition of certain areas permits unaccustomed action. The trance can co
While researching the mental disorder known as Schizophrenia I found t
While researching the mental disorder known as Schizophrenia I found t
While researching the mental disorder known as Schizophrenia, I found the subject to be rather broad. There are many different theories as to what causes this illness, and how we can prevent it and cure it. The purpose of this paper is to create a larger, general understanding of the mental disorder, while concentrating more on the symptoms that characterize Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders characterized by disturbances in thought, perception, affect, behavior, and
The causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD are gen
The causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD are gen
The causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are generally similar in children and adults. The traumatic experience is followed by recurrent or intrusive recollections, including repetitive play, frightening dreams, reenactment of the trauma, and intense reactions to symbolic reminders of the trauma. The child tries to avoid thoughts, feelings, people, and places associated with the traumatic event and may be unable to recall important aspects of it. There may also be signs
ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER
ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER Issue: Until recently, it was believed that ADD symptoms largely disappeared in adolescence. It is now known that many symptoms continue into adulthood for up to 70% of individuals with ADD. Adults with ADD experience problems at work and in relationships. They may also exhibit other emotional difficulties. Medications such as psychostimulants can be an effective intervention with adults with ADD. Background: Attention Deficit Disorder has only recently bee
Psychological Problems
Psychological Problems
Psychological Problems Greg Doran Comm. 101-31 10/26/98 Wuthering Heights, published in 1847, is the only prose work written by Emily Bronte, middle of the three famous Bronte sisters. She was 29 at the time and her life should have only been beginning, but sadly it would end a year later (Gaskill 433). The one and only novel that she wrote was a complex story that used two separate houses in an isolated setting as a vehicle to explore the dichotomy of the social class system in nineteenth centu
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs
Legalization of Drugs 8 page research paper against the legalization of drugs with a “works cited” page, all in full MLA style Drugs have always been present in human history. Early natives of South America and the Aborigines of Australia and New Zealand used the juices of plants to produce crude medicines; medicines whose purpose was to make a person feel better. From this early medicines, other cultures started to derive their own curatives and drugs, all having one common goal: to make the us
Bi-polar Disorder
Bi-polar Disorder
Bi-polar Disorder 12/2/98 Intro to psychology Research paper The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and
Parenting Children With Attention Deficit Disorder
Parenting Children With Attention Deficit Disorder
Parenting Children With Attention Deficit Disorder Wendy Martin Prof. Eileen Roth Psychology 11 Child Psychology Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that is usually first evident in childhood and can affect the individual into adulthood. At one time it was thought to be only a behavior problem, later t was redefined in the 50s as minimal brain dysfunction, before it finally metamorphosed into today's ADD and ADHD. ADD is a neurobeh
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Marijuana is a drug with the widest illegal use in the United States. It comes from the leaves and flowers of the Indian hemp plant called Cannabis sativa. It is also a stimulant, depressant, and hallucinogen. Doctors use marijuana on patients to treat cancer, eye disorder, and glaucoma. Research has proved that it eases the nausea resulting from those treatments. There is also appreciable evidence that marijuana reduces muscle spasticity in patients with neurological disorders. A synt