Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Tourette Syndrome was named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the syndrome in 1885. Although the disease was identified in 1885, today in 1996, there still is a mystery surrounding Tourette Syndrome, its causes and possible cures. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that researchers believe is caused by and abnormal metabolism of the neurotransmitters dopamire and serotonin. It is genetically transmitted from parent to child. There is a fifty perce
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
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
Mental Illness
Mental Illness
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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
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Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
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Problems in Living
Problems in Living
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Relationships
Relationships
Relationships Some felt they were a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The reality, however, is that they were a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong with adolescents. Christian Dalvia, 14 and Maryling Flores, 13 were sweethearts who were forbidden by Flores� mother to see each other. In early November, 1995, the young couple met one last time. Standing at the edge of a Florida canal, they joined hands and jumped 15 feet into the cold, murky water to their deaths. Their deaths may sound romant
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
Anorexia
Anorexia
Anorexia Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The vast majority are adolescents and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescents girls develop 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 cont
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
IS PROZAC SAFE
IS PROZAC SAFE
IS PROZAC SAFE? Depression is decrease in functional activity, reduction in power, activity, or a deep dejection of spirit characterized by withdrawal (Funk and Wagnalls Dictionary, 359). It breaks lives apart. Depression hurts the person who is depressed and also the people who love them. When a person is clinically depressed, one thing that can happen is the level of serotonin, a brain chemical, may drop. People may have trouble sleeping, feel unusually sad or irritable, find it hard to conce
General Anxiety Disorders
General Anxiety Disorders
General Anxiety Disorders Phobias A General Anxiety Disorder is something that someone is so afraid of something that it interferes with his or her daily life. The most common type of Anxiety Disorders is Phobias. The most common types of Phobias are: · Claustrophobia – Fear of closed places. Locking a child in a small closet as a punishment has been known to cause this. · Acrophobia – Fear of high places. This is very common among adults. · Hydrophobia – Fear of water. This could be caused by
SIGMUND FREUD
SIGMUND FREUD
SIGMUND FREUD THE FATHER OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY Sigmund Freud was born in 1856 and died in 1939. He was a successful psysiologist, medical doctor, and psychologist. He was recognized as one of the most influential and respected thinkers of the twentieth century. He originally worked in close association with Joseph Bruer, and created the theory of psychology. He refined teh concept of the unconscious, of infatile sexuality, of repression, and proposed a tri-partite account of the mind's structure
Tourette Syndrome A Misunderstood Disorder
Tourette Syndrome A Misunderstood Disorder
Tourette Syndrome: A Misunderstood Disorder Tourette Syndrome (TS) is one of the most misunderstood neurological disorders. My first exposure to TS was, when I was quite young, seeing a man on the popular television show “L.A. Law” insult Vanna White. The media has continually portrayed people with TS as foul-mouthed comic relief. This is not the case. Tourette Syndrome is a very common and complicated disorder that effects children with it greatly. In 1885, a young French neurologist, Gilles d
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
Another Catcher in the Rye
Another Catcher in the Rye
Another Catcher in the Rye Here is an essay on The Catcher in the Rye Hope you will be able to post it! Through Holden's Eyes The Catcher in the Rye has truly earned it's place among great classic works. J. D. Salinger created a literary piece that was completely unique. The entire novel was written in the first person view of the 17-year-old, Holden Caulfield. The majority of the story is compiled of Holden's rudimentary monologue of 'complexly simple' thoughts, the rest utilizing his relay of
Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa A variation of Anorexia, Bulimia ranges from excessive food intake, to an out of control compulsive cycle of binge eating where extraordinary amounts of any available food, usually of high carbohydrate content, may be consumed. Once having gorged, the victims are overcome with the urge to rd themselves of what they hate eaten by purging themselves, usually by vomiting, and sometimes by massive doses of laxatives. Between these obsessive bouts, most are able to accept some nutriti
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
Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa When she was fourteen, a modeling agency said that her face was too fat. It was a death sentence. (Toronto Sun, 1994) Sheena Carpenter died in November 1993. She was found on the kitchen floor of her apartment by her mother. She was twenty-two years old. . . and weighed only fifty pounds. Sheena was just one of the alarming numbers of young women who become obsessed with the shape and size of their bodies, and suffer harmful, or in this case, fatal effects from eat
Eating Disorders Anorexia
Eating Disorders Anorexia
Eating Disorders: Anorexia Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The vast majority are adolescents and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescents girls develop 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
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Compulsive and obsessive have become everyday words. I'm compulsive is how some people describe their need for neatness, punctuality, and shoes lined up in the closets. He's so compulsive is shorthand for calling someone uptight, controlling, and not much fun. She's obsessed with him is a way of saying your friend is hopelessly lovesick. That is not how these words are used to describe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD, a strange and fascinating sicknes
Tourette's Disorder
Tourette's Disorder
Tourette's Disorder Table of Contents Tourette Syndrome And Other Tic Disorders Definitions of Tic Disorders Differential Diagnosis Symptomatology Associated Behaviors and Cognitive Difficulties Etiology Stimulant Medications Epidemiology and Genetics Non-Genetic Contributions Clinical Assessment Of Tourette Syndrome Treatment Of Tourette Syndrome Monitoring Reassurance Pharmacological Treatment of Tourette Syndrome Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Family Treatment Genetic Counseling Academic and Occ
Adult PTSD
Adult PTSD
Adult PTSD NU832.90 Feb 8, 2000 PTSD/ADULTS Epidemiology At least 50% of all adults and children are exposed to a psychologically traumatic event (such as a life-threatening assault or accident, humanmade or natural disaster, or war). As many as 67% of trauma survivors experience lasting psychosocial impairment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); panic, phobic, or generalized anxiety disorders; depression; or substance abuse.(Van der Kolk, et al, 1994) Symptoms of PTSD include pers
Anorexia And What Causes It
Anorexia And What Causes It
Anorexia And What Causes It What causes Anorexia Nervosa? Eating disorders are not new. Anorexia Nervosa was first formally diagnosed in 1874, and the symptoms have been observed as far back as 300 years ago.(Walsh and Devlin 1) Although the condition has been known for centuries, it seems to be center stage now during the last decade or so. What is behind Anorexia? Is it inherited? Is Anorexia caused by some type of mental illness, or maybe environmental pressures? Does culture play a role in w
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
Love and Rejection Breaking Up
Love and Rejection Breaking Up
Love and Rejection: Breaking Up Some felt they were a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The reality, however, is that they were a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong with adolescents. Christian Dalvia, 14 and Maryling Flores, 13 were sweethearts who were forbidden by Flores' mother to see each other. In early November, 1995, the young couple met one last time. Standing at the edge of a Florida canal, they joined hands and jumped 15 feet into the cold, murky water to their deaths. Their deaths
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis is a system of psychology originated by the Viennese physician Sigmund FREUD in the 1890's and then further developed by himself, his students, and other followers. It consists of three kinds of related activities: (1) a method for research into the human mind, especially inner experiences such as thoughts, feelings, emotions, fantasies, and dreams; (2) a systematic accumulation of a body of knowledge about the mind; and (3) a method for the treatment of psychologic
Edar Allan Poe
Edar Allan Poe
Edar Allan Poe May 7, 1999 A Reflection of the Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is a name even the literary illiterate know, but not many people know Edgar Allan Poe the person. When reading the works of this poetic genius many might think that he had a vivid imagination or just a morbid soul. The truth is that the works of Poe are based on his own life, the life of an orphan who suffered from an obsessive compulsive disorder and who eventually became diseased by alcoholism. Und
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