Other Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety And Depression In Afro-Americans
Anxiety And Depression In Afro-Americans
Anxiety And Depression In Afro-Americans A major cause of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety in individuals is stress. Defined stress is an internal response caused by the application of a stressor or anything that requires coping behaviour. For example the pressure of a job, supporting a family or getting an education are stressors that can result in depression and anxiety. Individuals and groups that have numerous resources or other coping mechanisms are better suited for
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud Many believe Freud to be the father of modern psychiatry and psychology and the only psychiatrist of any worth. He is certainly the most well known figure, perhaps because sex played such a prominent role in his system. There are other psychologists, however, whose theories demand respectful consideration. Erik Erickson, born Eric Homburger, whose theories while not as titillating as Freud's, are just as sound. This paper will compare the two great men and their systems. In additio
California Gurse Books 1983
California Gurse Books 1983
California, Gurse Books, 1983 The book I read was about the hard difficult task of overcoming this terrible eating disorder known as Bulimia. It is a secret addiction that dominates thoughts, severely undercuts self esteem, and threatens lives. Bulimia is a food obsession characterized by repeated overeating binges followed by purges of forced vomiting, prolonged fasting, and/or abusive laxatives, enemas and diuretics. A typical binge/purge cycle, who and why people become involved with bulimia
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction The unemployment rate became a hot topic in the past few months when it rose to 3.5 per cent, a recent high for almost 10 years. The jobless rate was higher than the 3.2 per cent unemployment rate recorded in the May to July period. The underemployment rate in the June to August period rose to 2.5 per cent from 2.3 per cent in the May to July period. Until recently, most workers who lost their jobs were from the manufacturing sector. They were middle-aged factory workers with few s
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
Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders The term mental disorder means psycological and behavioral syndromes that deviate signicantly from those typical of human beings enjoying good mental health. All that mumbo jumbo means that a person with a mental disorder was a few cards short of a full deck. This is probably not the persons fault that they are like this they were just born this way. These people are not all a like. They are not even in exact classes because all of the classes have not been seperated yet. In mo
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
Eating Disorders Types and Treatments
Eating Disorders Types and Treatments
Eating Disorders: Types and Treatments People with Bulimia, like those with Anorexia, do not see their bodies realistically. They see themselves in as no matter what the true reflection is. To attain thinness a Bulimic will allow themselves to eat, but then, feel very guilty. As a result of this guilt they will force themselves to throw up, exercise excessively, fast, and often abuse laxatives. This cycle is called binging and purging. A person with Bulimia may range in wieght from slightly und
Battered Women's Syndrome A Survey of Contemporary Theories Domestic V
Battered Women's Syndrome A Survey of Contemporary Theories Domestic V
Battered Women's Syndrome: A Survey of Contemporary Theories Domestic Violence November 16, 1996 In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233  23E
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
My girlfriend called me from Dallas the other day You have got to hea
My girlfriend called me from Dallas the other day You have got to hea
My girlfriend called me from Dallas the other day. You have got to hear about the dream I had last night, she said. Since this was not a normal reason to call me, I was more than a bit interested to listen to her. The dream went like this, she explained. I came to visit you at college. You showed me around, introduced me to your friends, and showed me a great time. Basically, we never left each others side. I felt so happy. Unfortunately, when I woke up, I realized that it was all a dream,
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
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), the second-oldest child of the court musician and tenor singer Johann van Beethoven, was born in Bonn. Ludwig's father drilled him thoroughly with the ambition of showcasing him as a child prodigy. Ludwig gave his first public performance as a pianist when he was eight years old. At the age of eleven he received the necessary systematic training in piano performance and composition from Christian Gottlob Neefe, organist and court musician in
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. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is characterized by short attention spans, impulsiveness, and in the case of ADHD, hyperactivity. The research acknowledged in the follo
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
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odour of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altere
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances in Parkinsons disease
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances in Parkinsons disease
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances in Parkinson’s disease. In order to address the above the request it is important to define Parkinson’s disease; it’s known causes and main physiological symptoms. Many sufferers of PD experience cognitive and mental dysfunctions from a long list. The causes of such deficits are being debated to a great extent. There is no clear conclusion that states they are caused by chemical changes in the brain associated with PD or if the stressors of living
Ritalin
Ritalin
Ritalin Many drugs plague us in this setting we call modern society. The word drug by itself conjures up images of heathens slumping in the alleyways of America’s violent streets injecting train-tracked arms full of milky white euphoria. Perhaps even scarier might be those drugs prescribed to us daily by physicians we know and trust. Millions of prescription drugs with heavy side effects and sometimes-unknown characteristics and workings are being doled out to us every day. Ritalin, a drug presc
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia, severe mental illness characterized by a variety of symptoms, including loss of contact with reality, bizarre behavior, disorganized thinking and speech, decreased emotional expressiveness, and social withdrawal. Usually only some of these symptoms occur in any one person. The term schizophrenia comes from Greek words meaning split mind. However, contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personality. (For
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Commonly Prescribed Drugs SELECT another chapter from the list .....Go to the Complete Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsThe EditorsThe ContributorsForewordCh 1 - How to Get the Care You NeedCh 2 - Meeting the Heatch Care Needs of the Aged and DisabledCh 3 - Medical Decision Making: Ethical ConsiderationsCh 4 - The Fundamentals of Good HealthCh 5 - The Basics of Good NutritionCh 6 - Smoking, Alcohol, and Substance AbuseCh 7 - Health Concerns During Infancy and ChildhoodCh 8 - The Adolescent Years
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse Alcohol is liquid distilled product of fermented fruits, grains and vegetables used as solvent, antiseptic and sedative moderate potential for abuse. Possible effects are intoxication, sensory alteration, and/or anxiety reduction. Symptoms of overdose staggering, odor of alcohol on breath, loss of coordination, slurred speech, dilated pupils, fetal alcohol syndrome (in babies), and/or nerve and liver damage. Withdrawal Syndrome is first sweating, tremors, then altered
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
Depressive Disorder during Adolescence
Depressive Disorder during Adolescence
Depressive Disorder during Adolescence For many years the issue of depressive disorder has concerned many psychologists who have been searching the main reasons why young adult suffer from major depressive disorder. Epidemiological studies argued that the stage of adolescence has more probabilities to acquire major depression disorder (MDD) and approach adult levels. Psychologists have been concerned in the consequences of depressive adolescences after they become adults. Through many studies ps
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world
What are Psychopaths and How do they exist in a corporate world? The media may portray the psychopath as a crazed serial killer - the stuff of nightmares and horror films - but the reality is chillingly different. Not all psychopaths are violent criminals and fewer still have a desire to eat you for dinner. Many are highly successful businessmen and women, lawyers, academics, politicians, doctors and teachers. Psychopaths wear suits too... The Mental Health Act 1983 (HMSO 1983) described psychop
Echo Personality Disorder
Echo Personality Disorder
********************************************************************* Echo Personality Disorder The term Echo Personality Disorder was coined by British Psychosynthesis practitioner Patrick Hurst, as a replacement term for 'Inverted Narcissism' and 'Covert Narcissism' which later terms place unwarranted emphasis on narcissistic qualities of the personality, which in many of these individuals may not be a feature at all. EPD is a highly differentiated form of Dependent Personality Disorder, mark
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder Young people with an anxiety disorder typically are so afraid, worried, or uneasy that they cannot function normally. Anxiety disorders can be long-lasting and interfere greatly with a child's life. If not treated early, anxiety disorders can lead to: missed school days or an inability to finish school; impaired relations with peers; low self-esteem; alcohol or other drug use; problems adjusting to work situations; and anxiety disorder in adulthood. There are a numbe
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
Training of Psychiatric Social Workers
Training of Psychiatric Social Workers
Training of Psychiatric Social Workers Lesson 9 Short Answer 1. Compare and contrast the training of psychiatric social workers, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists. Psychiatric social worker is a mental health professional whose specialized training prepares him/her to consider the social context of people’s problem. He/she is trained to consider the social contexts of people problems, so these practitioners may involve family members in the therapy or at least become acquainted with clie
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
Why do people develop fears and phobias
Why do people develop fears and phobias
Why do people develop fears and phobias? There are many factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of phobias. Firstly we must discuss what is known about the origins of natural fear before considering clinical evidence on the genesis of abnormal phobias. Fear is a very ancient and universal emotion in man. It can be defined as the sensation felt when you are in danger, a feeling that something bad is about to happen. When it is not justified by the presence of real danger or thr
Problems in Living
Problems in Living
Problems in Living Reformed Episcopal Seminary Problems in Living 9/13/2004 Class Scripture Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. When you working with someone who is wounded, the heart has been damaged. So, when you work with this person, you must know how to love them and not break them. You find a way to structure them and contain them and not break them. 1. Psychiatry means medical – therefore you us
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
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
Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Mental Disorders The term mental disorder means psycological and behavioral syndromes that deviate signicantly from those typical of human beings enjoying good mental health. All that mumbo jumbo means that a person with a mental disorder was a few cards short of a full deck. This is probably not the persons fault that they are like this they were just born this way. These people are not all a like. They are not even in exact classes because all of the classes have not been seperated yet. In mos
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
Sigmund Freud's views continue to influence the contemporary practices
Sigmund Freud's views continue to influence the contemporary practices
Sigmund Freud's views continue to influence the contemporary practices of many psychologists today. Many theories of psychology have been influenced by Freud's psychoanalytic method. Many of his basic concepts are still used by many theorists. Known as the father of psychology, Freud's ideas toward the science will be remembered, studied and utilized by many psychologists for years to come. In this paper I am going to discuss the life of Freud, his ideas toward the science, and his book, A Ge
ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT
ABSTRACT Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is most commonly diagnosed in children. Criminals with antisocial personality disorder are now also being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. People with ADD primarily function out of the right side of the brain instead of both sides. ADD symptoms include fidgeting and not paying attention. Reactions to food can cause symptoms flare up. The Feingold Program helps to eliminate foods and drinks that bring out these symptoms. This is an alternative t
A SOUTHERN BASKET CASE
A SOUTHERN BASKET CASE
A SOUTHERN BASKET CASE Society, over the years, has become more complex as people progress. The levels at which we interact in families, communities and governments have dramatically changed. This change has left some citizens in our communities unable to cope with everyday life. The story “A Rose For Emily” by William Faulkner, gives an example of how people sometimes fail to function in society due to a number of mental health problems created by our advancing social structure. Miss Emily Grie
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
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
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
Don't you wonder why we never see newspaper headlines about the health
Don't you wonder why we never see newspaper headlines about the health
Don't you wonder why we never see newspaper headlines about the health benefits of masturbation? Every month you hear of a study proving that a daily glass of wine or a brisk walk through the park is good for the heart. Considering how the media loves sex, it's surprising that we haven't seen the headline Study Shows Daily Masturbation Reduces Stress, Invigorates Heart, and Prolongs Life. It's just another example of the taboo shrouding of this simple sexual activity, because all of that is t
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
Muscle is the tough elastic tissue that makes body parts move All anim
Muscle is the tough elastic tissue that makes body parts move All anim
Muscle is the tough, elastic tissue that makes body parts move. All animals except the simplest kinds have some type of muscle. People use muscles to make various movements, such as walking, jumping, or throwing. Muscles also help in performing activities necessary for growth and for maintaining a strong, healthy body. For example, people use muscles in the jaw to chew food. Other muscles help move food through the stomach and intestines, and aid in digestion. Muscles in the heart and blood ves
Many methods of therapy have been developed for survivors of trauma Al
Many methods of therapy have been developed for survivors of trauma Al
Many methods of therapy have been developed for survivors of trauma. All methods share the following guidelines: Therapy always is individualized to meet the specific concerns and needs of each unique trauma survivor, based upon careful interview and questionnaire assessments at the beginning of (and during) treatment. Trauma therapy is done only when the patient is not currently in crisis. If a patient is severely depressed or suicidal, experiencing extreme panic or disorganized thinking, in n