Mood Disorders In Children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Understanding the Behavioral Disorder: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts areconstantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks youneed to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives youfrom one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage ofthoughts and images that you don
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
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
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
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
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Informative Speech Informative Speech OutlineDelayed Sleep Phase Syndrome Narrowed Topic: Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) Specific Goal: To inform the audience of a common sleep disorder. Thesis Statement: To inform the audience of the symptoms, the causes, treatments related to Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome. Introduction: Wake up, America! Most of you are not getting enough sleep. According to a recent survey by the National Sleep Foundation, 40 percent of adults
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease
Adolescent Depression The Under Acknowledged Disease
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, depression in
Marijuana Necessary Or Not
Marijuana Necessary Or Not
Marijuana, Necessary Or Not? S/A Its shocking to some, but not to others! Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture, nearly 65 million Americans have either used it occasionally or regularly. The use of marijuana hit mainstream America about thirty years ago and it has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since. The debate on whether this substance should be legalized or not remains a very hot topic today. Despite government efforts to isolate and
Memory
Memory
Memory Memory is defined as the faculty by which sense impressions and information are retained in the mind and subsequently recalled. A person’s capacity to remember and the total store of mentally retained impressions and knowledge also formulate memory. (Webster, 1992) “We all possess inside our heads a system for declassifying, storing and retrieving information that exceeds the best computer capacity, flexibility, and speed. Yet the same system is so limited and unreliable that it canno
SLEEP APNEA
SLEEP APNEA
SLEEP APNEA SLEEP APNEA What is Sleep Apnea? The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed; of the three, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by a
Alcohol
Alcohol
Alcohol Alcohol is a widely used substance for both science and in technology. Its name comes from an Arabic word al-kuhl meaning a powder for painting the eyes. The term was later applied to all compounds that contain alcoholic spirits. To most people alcohol is considerd a downer that reduces activity in the nervous system. Some of the things alcohol effects you is, the alcohol intoxicated person exhibits lose muscle tone, loss of fine moter coordination,and often has a staggering drunken
Drugs
Drugs
Drugs TOBACCO Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a variety of effects. It is considered an addictive substance because it contains the chemical nicotine. The tobacco plant is believed to have originated in the Western Hemisphere. The cultivated species most often grown for North American and European tobacco products is Nicotine Tabacum. The leaves of the plant are prepared for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. In addition nicotine tobacco contains over
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Eating disorders are sweeping this country and are rampant on junior high, high school, and college campuses. These disorders are often referred to as the Deadly Diet, but are often known by their more popular names: anorexia or bulimia. They affect more than 20% of females between the age of thirteen and forty. It is very rare for a young female not to know of someone with an eating disorder. Statistics show that at least one in five young women have a serious
Hemispheres of the Brain
Hemispheres of the Brain
Hemispheres of the Brain As I was reading the text I came upon a section that I thought to be quite fascinating. It talked about people who have a brain that functions like two different people inside of the brain. This is of course the Split-Brain Personality. As I studied this topic in more detail I found it to be quite broad and yet very detailed. I found that I needed a dictionary to be able to read all of the medical journals and books that are out there, to be able to understand what it wa
Memory
Memory
Memory Memory is defined as the faculty by which sense impressions and information are retained in the mind and subsequently recalled. A person’s capacity to remember and the total store of mentally retained impressions and knowledge also formulate memory. (Webster, 1992) We all possess inside our heads a system for declassifying, storing and retrieving information that exceeds the best computer capacity, flexibility, and speed. Yet the same system is so limited and unreliable that it cannot co
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Child schizophrenia, like other psychopathologies has many documented, and several uncertain causes. Some scientists have evidence that pregnant mothers have experienced an immune reaction that present dangers to the unborn child. Schizophrenia is a disorder where the body=s immune system attacks itself. Schizophrenia is not present at birth but develops during the adolescence period or young adulthood. ASchizophrenia is a biological brain disease affecting thinking, perception, mo
MArijuana
MArijuana
MArijuana Beatriz Lama Pérez Marjory Hutchinson ENG – 190 9 December 1999 Legalization of Marijuana For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana’s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided many people with
Depression
Depression
Depression Advertising.com COSHE.COM : Social Issues : Depression good overview Click Here to Search COSHE's Database Again Adolescent Depression Depression (also known as melancholia) is the state of sadness, decreased initiative, and introversion. It’s known as being blue, or just being down. Depression can be caused by anything that’s disturbing to the individual, or can be caused by massive amounts of stress. Anything that gives you a feeling of guilt can lead to depression. Adolescence is a
Stress
Stress
Stress Stress by Ashley Strawder I. What Is Stress? Stress is the combination of psychological, physiological, and behavioral reactions that people have in response to events that threaten or challenge them. Stress can be good or bad. Sometimes, stress is helpful, providing people with the extra energy or alertness they need. Stress could give a runner the edge he or she needs to persevere in a marathon, for example. This good kind of stress is called eustress. Unfortunately, stress is often not
Psychodelic Drugs
Psychodelic Drugs
Psychodelic Drugs Alcohol Alcohol is one of the most widely used drugs in this society. It is accepted as a part of social life. Its use is widely promoted via sponsorship of sporting events. Advertising infers that drinking is the path to happiness, success, romance, etc. There are references to alcohol and its effects from earliest known writings. Alcohol is consumed in the beverage form and sold legally in this state to persons over 21. Alcohol is absorbed directly into the bloodstream throug
Steroids Use
Steroids Use
Steroids Use Testosterone was often referred to as the male hormone, because it is responsible for developing some of the male characteristics such as lowering of the voice and hair growth, and because the male body produces much more of it than the female. However, it is responsible for stimulating quite a few other processes. Steroids are a very large class of compounds which occur in all animals. The steroids used by athletes are mostly androgenic steroids: steroids which act like testosteron
Abnormal Psychology Mental Disorders
Abnormal Psychology Mental Disorders
Abnormal Psychology: Mental Disorders Andrew Walters Schizophrenia http://www.mentalhealth.com/book/p40-sc02.html#Head_1 Schizophrenia is a disorder that can effect anyone. It is the greatest the greatest disorder that effects teenagers. When someone is effected by the disorder it is not just that one person that has to learn to deal with it, the families of the patients must also learn to deal with it. There are many possible causes for the disorder with many doctors believing that there is mor
Depression
Depression
Depression Everybody's mood varies according to events in the world around them. People are happy when they achieve something or saddened when they fail a test or lose something. When they are sad, some people say they are 'depressed', but the clinical depressions that are seen by doctors differ from the low mood brought on by everyday setbacks. Psychiatrists see a range of more severe mood disturbances and so find it easier to distinguish these from the normal variations of mood seen in the com
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Eating Disorders: An eating disorder is a way of using food to work out emotional problems. These illnesses develop because of emotional and/or psychological problems. Eating disorders are the way some people deal with stress. In today’s society, teenagers are pressured into thinking that bring thin is the same thing as being happy. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Psychology [Paper Title]: Eating Disorders [Text]: An eatin