Bipolar Affective Disorder
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...Affective Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is commonly known as maniac-depressive disorder, it is a neurological condition that is responsible for alteration in mood, daily tasks, level of energy as well as involvement in any activity. The condition is dissimilar to the routine mood swings. Such altered mood directly influences personal relationship, job prospects, performance at personal or professional front and induce the feeling of committing suicide. However, if recognized at an early stage the condition can be treated completely and the individual attains normal routine. The condition could be observed in teen age, adolescence or early adulthood. In many cases the symptom onsets... ? Bipolar...
Seasonal Affective Disorder
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...Affective Disorder (SAD) Introduction Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a disease that is occasional in the winter season and is a depression that a person experiences that might cause further destruction of human infirmity when untreated early. The approaches of treating SAD include the use light box therapy. It is estimated that 6 to 5 % of American citizens suffer from the cyclic condition. “Between 4 and 6 percent of the U.S. population suffers from seasonal affective disorder, according to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, but 10 to 20 percent of the population may suffer from more mild winter doldrums” (Landau, 1). In the essay, the controversy of nature and nurture, the person... Task Seasonal...
(adults with schizoaffective disorder).
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...Disorder The literature on schizo-affective disorder suggests that it is part of a spectrum that includes schizophreniaand a mood disorder, which is usually depression. One of the interventions that has been shown to work with the schizophrenia spectrum is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). The literature describes schizo-affective disorder as one of several types of schizophrenia (Jarbin and Hansson, 2004; Felmet, Zisook and Kaschow, 2011; Kao and Liu, 2010). This research paper will describe schizo-effective disorder in adults and also give information about how it is tied to cognitive theories. The second and third aspects of the paper will also discuss how a family... Adults with Schizo-effective...
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...Affective Disorder Introduction This paper is examining various therapeutic techniques used in the treatment of SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder. Every year in America, approximately 12.5 million patients seek for therapeutic treatment and various related problems management (Rohan, 16). The condition can be treated using various means. Self help is one of the therapeutic ways or techniques of treating SAD. Some of the measures under self help include natural sunlight exposure; this should be done for close to 2 hours during daytime. A winter holiday for those who can afford need be considered too. One such holiday to a country that is sunny... Therapeutic techniques used in the treatment of Seasonal...
Archives of General Psychiatry
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...Disorder The central issue of the article is the correlation between smokers and non-smokers with schizophrenia and the effect of moderate dose treatment. The article reveals of how individuals with high levels of nicotine or smokers are affected by biomarkers in the treatment of schizophrenia. Nicotine has neurobiological and cognitive effects to individuals with schizophrenia. With the different types of nicotine, a conclusion has not been established on the type of nicotinic receptor affects individuals with schizophrenia or rather... Effects of Moderate-Dose Treatment With Varenicline on Neurobiological and Cognitive Biomarkers in Smokers and Nonsmokers With Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective...
Bipolar Disorder
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...DISORDER This paper delves into a type of psychological mood disorder known as a bipolar disorder. Mood disorders, such as this, being a quite common mental disturbance can occur to people of all ages and from all walks of life. It can affect children, teenagers and adults. Bipolar disorders and other types of mood disorders are characterized by an occurrence of a mood that might be strange or atypical in certain situations or circumstances. This paper discusses the basic distinctive description of this illness. It describes how a person suffering from such a disorder might act around the family, friends and society. The paper dwells on how this kind of disorders can affect and or even... ? BIPOLAR...
The effects of winter on ones mood
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...disorder and more than 10% of population feel so called "winter blues". Epidemiological data show that the incidence of such conditions is increased in the high latitudes, i.e. with distance from the equator a number of affected persons is bigger. There is known also that women... Many people dislike winter. This season, with its short days and gloomy mornings, makes them to be depressed. They suffer with sleeping problems, feel anxiety; they eat too much carbohydrate foods and, consequently, gain overweight. All these conditions disrupt routine life pattern. That's very important issue for public health because approximately 2% of population could have severely manifested symptoms of winter mood...
Biopolar Disorder
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...disorder. The present paper aims to explore the causes, symptoms, co-existing illnesses and treatment methodology of bipolar disorder, so that the myths and misconceptions about this psychiatric disease could be removed on the foundations of facts and reality. Bipolar disorder refers to the psychiatric problem that causes fits of extreme depression, gloominess or even happiness, which seriously affect the mood and disposition of the individuals suffering from this disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by the occurrence of one or more manic or mixed episode often accompanied by...
Schizoaffective disorder.
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...Disorder Table of contents 0 Definition ....................................3 2.0 Demographics of schizoaffective disorder ................3 3.0 Signs and symptoms ..........3 4.0 Differences with schizophrenia and affective mood disorder .......4 5.0 Diagnosis ........................4 6.0 Causes/etiology ....................5 7.0 Pathophysiology ...........................7 8.0 Types ................................8 9.0 Epidemiology /prevalence .........8 10.0 Treatment/management......... 9 10.1 Medications ...........9 10.2 Psychotherapy...........10 10.3 Psychosocial rehabilitation.....10 11.0 Complications and side effects of medications.................11 12.0 History... ?Schizoaffective Disorder ...
Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder The essay aims to address a two-fold objective to wit to identify the subtle forms of bipolar disorder; and (2) to provide factual information and empirical description of bipolar disorder and its subtle forms. The essay discussed bipolar disorders and its subtle forms through review of literatures and studies from 1983 to 2011. The subtle forms of bipolar disorder are difficult to diagnose, as they combine symptoms of both affective and psychiatric conditions. The current criteria confused medical practitioners, and misdiagnosis often occurred. Most of the reviewed sources suggest that revision must be made in the current diagnostic criteria used in order... ? The Subtle Forms of Bipolar...
Dysthymic Mood Disorder
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...Disorders: Dysthymic Mood Disorder First of school A Mood disorder such as dysthymia disorder which is also known as persistent depressive disorder is a mood disorder that is a long term chronic depression, which hinders an individual from functioning properly and enjoying life. However, there are diagnosis, treatments and other factors that are involved in recovery that will be discussed in this paper when examining dysthymia disorder. Keywords: mood, disorder, dysthymia, persistent, depressive, depression, chronic. Mood Disorders: Dysthymic Mood Disorder Introduction Mood disorderalso known as affective disorders is referred to as a group or category of diagnoses of mental health problems... ? Mood...
Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder tend to do harmful things to themselves or others around them. This can be quite straining and affects their families too. Over 10 million people in America have bipolar disorder, and the illness affects men and women equally (Duckworth). The worst scenario is when the person goes through a mixed state. During a mixed state depressed mood accompanies manic activation(Ken Duckworth, MD, 2006).In this state a person might feel a rush to do different things. From driving rashly, smoking up, this eventually leads to Suicide. From using drugs to cutting themselves, they try to relieve the symptoms of stress, pain, anxiety etc. They also lose... BipolarDisorder The term Bipolar Disorder or in other...
Bipolar Disorder Paper
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...disorder is generally recognized, complete consensus on the nature of the relation of mild to full syndromal disorder does not exist. However, in the affective disorders, historically precedented by Kraepelin's ( 1921) position on this issue, there has been increasing support for viewing subsyndromal forms as directly related to full syndromal forms ( Akiskal, 1981a, 1981b, Akiskal et al., 1977). The work on the cyclothymia- bipolar I relationship demonstrates this position most convincingly. Not only has cyclothymia been found to merge... Bipolar Disorder The term 'bipolar disorder ' is used to describe patterns of manic or hypomanic behavior (with elevated, expansive or irritable moods) that may or...
Etiology of bipolar disorder
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...Disorder The bipolar psychiatric disorder, as the suggests, is an illness in which the sufferer fluctuates between depression and mania. According to the latest figures it affects 5.7 million Americans presently and its existence in rest of the world is well recognized (Duckworth, 2007). It has assumed such serious proportions in the present human population that the World Health Organization (WHO) has categorized as the 6th leading cause of disability worldwide (Gould et al, 2004). Initial therapeutic interventions tried for the disorder were mainly pharmacological but lately intensive psychotherapy is being increasingly recognized as a better alternative, although absolute... Etiology of Bipolar...
Manic depression disorder
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...Disorder Manic Depressive Disorder Manic depressive disorder is today referred to as Bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder or manic disorder is a major affective disorder that affects the moods of the patients dramatically. The complexities of bipolar disorder are genetically transferred in to patients along with the environmental factors that also contribute to the development of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder prevails in genders, men as well as women. The mood swings associated with it interchange from major or clinical depression to mania or intense elation. A patient may feel elated at one time and at another he or she may feel depressed extremely. Bipolar can be defined... ? Manic Depressive...
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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...disorders can display repetitive touching. While these actions are often stereotyped or ritualistic, they do not appear to be coupled with the intrusive thoughts or anxiety seen in OCD patients (McDougle, Price, & Goodman 537). OCD symptoms may occur as secondary phenomena in other psychiatric disorders as well. Depression, especially in the elderly, can involve ruminations (APA 456-463). While these ruminations are irrational and often intrusive, they are not considered primary OCD symptoms unless they predated the onset of affective disorder and were associated with substantial functional impairment prior to the depressive episode. Individuals with primary psychotic disturbances can... ?...
Exploring the factors behind medication non-compliance among patient with bi-polar disorder
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...Disorder: A Welcome Development 18 Chapter 3 Findings and Discussion 19 3.0. Introduction 19 3.1. Findings and Discussion 20 3.1.1. Bipolar Disorder: An Old Disease with New Approach 20 3.1.2. The Nature of Holistic and Collaborative Treatment Approach (HCTA) for Bipolar Disorder 21 3.1.3. HCTA and Nurses’ Role 22 3.1.4. HCTA and Organisations Servicing Bipolar Patients 23 Chapter 4 Conclusion and Recommendation 24 4.0. Conclusion 24 4.1. Recommendations 25 References 27 Appendix 1 30 Abstract Bipolar Affective Disorder (BD) is an ancient disease that is given new understanding and contemporary approaches to treatment. The interplay of psychosocial factors and physiological elements... ? Holistic and...
Social Anxiety Disorder
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...Disorder Social anxiety disorder originally referred to as social phobia is a disorder wherethose affected suffer from excessive fear and anxiety of social situations for duration of more than six months. Those with this anxiety disorder have a constant fear of being watched, criticized or judged by those around them. According to the American Psychiatric Association, social anxiety disorder can be classified as a type of phobia which has a disruptive and a disabling effect on the lives of those affected. In the past, Psychologists believed that social anxiety disorder is only triggered by past traumatic events. This argument is clearly an over-simplification of the causes... of this...
Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder August 2, Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder, sometimes referred to as manic-depressive disorder, is an emotional disorder that is characterized by mood swings consisting of depressive lows to manic highs. When an individual suffers from bipolar disorder, they experience changes in their mood that can be either short and abrupt, happening without warning, or else can last for weeks at a time. Believed to be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, bipolar disorder affects the way that an individual feels and acts, often despite the experiences that they are going through in life. With bipolar disorder comes many complications, but there are equally as many treatments... ? Bipolar...
Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
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...DISORDER: RESEARCH INVESTIGATIONS Introduction Bipolar affective disorder is a common and severe form of mental illness,which manifests predominantly as affective, cognitive and behavioral abnormality. A patient is diagnosed with bipolar disorder based not only on a current episode of major depression but also on a past history of mania, hypomania, mixed episodes, cyclothymia or other forms of bipolar illness. The natural course of the illness consists of recurrent relapses and serious suicide risk. The condition has several adverse outcomes including higher rates of mortality, long term disability, increased psychosis and mania. Patients’ successful coping with treatment... and medication...
Bipolar Disorder I research Paper
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...Disorder I Introduction Bipolar disorder is a mental disease that has been categorized as a mood disorder in psychiatry (Pomeroy and Wamba, 2002); this mental illness is a lifelong disorder because lasts throughout one’s lifetime and it is mood disorders are the most prevalent chronic psychiatric disorders of adult life (Craddock & Forty, 2006). There are several types of bipolar disorders including bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder; both of them are characterized by alternating episodes of depression and mania (Pomeroy and Wamba, 2002), which is a heightened or exaggerated mood. Other names for this mental condition include bipolar affective disorder and manic-depressive disorder... ? Bipolar...
Bipolar disorder type 1
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...Disorder: of the disorder, Diagnosis, Treatment, Impact of the disorder on stakeholders involved and comprehension of the essential nursing care related to the disorder. Nicole Jacquez National American University Abstract Health system has been faced a range of medical complications calling for relevant nursing and health care facilities and services. Bipolar I disorder affects people from all walks of life including children and adults. The disorder is characterized by a case of at least one full-blown manic episode and depressive moods that result in disruptive behavior. The condition affects the patient’s normal life calling for well-defined diagnostic criteria... Bipolar I...
Bipolar disorder
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...disorder is often a chronic, recurring condition. Sometimes, the mood switches are vivid and rapid, but most often they are steady. When a person is in the depressed phase, the individual can experience any or all of the symptoms of a depressive disorder. When in the overexcited cycle, any or all of the symptoms listed under mania may be experienced. Mania affects a person’s thinking, judgment, and social behavior in ways that cause serious problems and discomfiture. Bipolar disorder is usually subdivided into bipolar I and bipolar II disorders (Mitchell et al. 207–210). The usual form... Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder involves cycles of depression and mania, or excitement. The difference between...
Nursing Essay on Alternative Therapy
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...Affective Disorder. Am J Psychiatry , 163, 805-812. Different doctors who have specialized in different fields wrote this article. These doctors have vast experience of therapy and antidepressants, as they have tried to compare these two studies in this article. The researchers of this article are M.D., F.R.C.P., M.B.B.S, Ph.D., and M.D.C.M. This shows that these authors have the commitment to explore the field of light therapy... Psychology at College of Physicians and Surgeons at Colombia University whereas Dr. J. Turman is working as a scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. This research is based on different previous studies in which Seasonal Affective...
Borderline Personality Disorder
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...disorders that psychiatrists and clinicians encounter often among their patients is Borderline Personality Disorder(BPD). This is type of disorder that affects a significant percentage of people because of the unfriendly experiences them underwent in childhood. These experiences in turn affect their self-image, external structure and interpersonal relationships. However, a large percentage of people suffering from BPD do not know what exactly is affecting them. In actual sense, their current reactions to injures or situations are an unconscious expression of the things they experienced in childhood or adolescent stage but were suppressed. It could also be due to the influence... One of the personality...
Ongoing Mental Health Needs: Major Depressive Disorder
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...Disorder Introduction This paper presents a case study of a chosen service user, one who is suffering from bipolar affective disorder. Patient X, a 35 year old female was admitted to the mental health unit after her mother observed her sullen and melancholy behaviour persisting for about three weeks. She also had a history of attempted suicide. Her mother also observed that she felt tired all the time and was always sleeping. She was previously admitted a year ago for depression, underwent psychotherapy, and was given anti-depressants soon after. She has not attended any follow-up check-ups. Three months prior to her current consult, the patient’s mother... ?Ongoing Mental Health Needs: Major Depressive...
Course, Cause and Treatment of Bi-Polar disorder
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...disorder Cause and Treatment of Bi-Polar disorder s [Course name] [Date] Course, Cause and Treatment of Bi-Polar disorder Bi-Polar disorder or Bi-Polar affective disorder is classified as a mood disorder in DSM-ID TR and was previously known as Manic-depressive disorder. It is a psychiatric condition whereby, the mood of the individual follows an episodic pattern. Hence, due to the contrasting episodes of mood experienced by the individual the disorder became known as Bi-polar disorder; as the mood fluctuated between mania and depression that high and low points of mood. Before delving in greater detail regarding the disorder the substance... depressive disorder. As the...
Borderline Personality Disorder
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...disorders that psychiatrists and clinicians encounter often among their patients is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). This is type of disorder that affects a significant percentage of people because of the unfriendly experiences them underwent in childhood. These experiences in turn affect their self-image, external structure and interpersonal relationships. However, a large percentage of people suffering from BPD do not know what exactly is affecting them. In actual sense, their current reactions to injures or situations are an unconscious expression of the things they experienced in childhood or adolescent stage but were suppressed. It could also be due to the influence... One of the personality...
Course, Cause and Treatment of Bi-Polar disorder
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...disorder Cause and Treatment of Bi-Polar disorder s ] [Course name] [Date] Course, Cause and Treatment of Bi-Polar disorder Bi-Polar disorder or Bi-Polar affective disorder is classified as a mood disorder in DSM-ID TR and was previously known as Manic-depressive disorder. It is a psychiatric condition whereby, the mood of the individual follows an episodic pattern. Hence, due to the contrasting episodes of mood experienced by the individual the disorder became known as Bi-polar disorder; as the mood fluctuated between mania and depression that high and low points of mood. Before delving in greater detail regarding the disorder the substance... disorder or Major...
Depression
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...disorder (formerly known as manic-depressive disorder), which points to the occurrence of major depression episodes as well as incidents of unusually elevated mood referred to as mania while it is severe or hypomania while it is less severe. There is also Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a major kind of depression that occurs frequently in periods with low natural sunlight. It is characterized by depression onset during the winter months. Generally the depression subsides during summer and spring. (Rohan, et al., 2004). Another type of depression is postpartum depression, which refers to the depression of a mother/father... ? Depression Introduction Depression refers to a mood disorder whereby feelings ...
Bipolar Disorder in Children
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...disorder have chronic depression. This type of depression is described as constricted. (Mondimore, 1999, 19) Where periods of depression due to life events can actually aid in healing and are a positive part of mental growth, constrictive depression has a blinder affect. This means that the individual is consumed with one particular mood aspect such as sadness, regret, or hopelessness. Children are not able to easily voice their internal emotions... Bipolar Disorder in Children is Misdiagnosed Due to Them Taking the Wrong Medication Erin May Dr. Donna Elliott 4/15/2009 Table of Contents Introduction3 Statement of the Problem3 Research Questions.4 Review of the Literature.... 4 Overview of the Disorder...
Pyschology Cast study assignment.
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...Affective Disorder. Applying the specifications of this condition as spelt out in the DSM IV, the patient swings between episodes of mania and depression. The manic episodes are characterized by an unrealistic belief in one’s abilities or power, increased energy and a higher level of talkativeness. Steven displays all of these symptoms; he is exhibitionistic and outgoing during his manic spells and strongly identifies with characters perpetrating outrage, such as Freddy in the Nightmare Films and the man with the hacksaw in the Texas Chainsaw massacre films. He feels strong and powerful during... Case Study Part Steven’s behavior can best be explained using the humanistic-existential approach. A...
Case study for client with bipolar disorder mental health assessment
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...disorders are some of the subjects enquired about. Early parental loss could be a risk factor for bipolar disorder (Mortensen, 2003, p. 1209). Family history of parents or siblings with bipolar disorder or another affective disorder increases the risk of bipolar disorder (Mortensen, 2003, p. 1211). Co morbidities in Sarah would necessitate the inclusion of treatment for them too in the care plan. Along with the health history, the mental status also may... Nursing Care plan for Sarah NURSING CARE PLAN FOR SARAH Nursing Care Plan for Sarah, a Bipolar Disorder patient Thirty nine years old Sarah has approached the emergency department wishing to be assessed for her mental health having been troubled by...
Mood disorders
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...Disorders Jerry Ciacho Mood disorders, being a quite common mental disturbance that can occur to people from all ages and from all walks of life, whether it be children, teenagers or adults. It is characterized by an occurrence of a mood that might be strange or atypical in situations or circumstances. There are numerous mood disorders that are common and that happen regularly to certain people such as depression, bipolar disorders, seasonal affective disorders and many more. They go through a change in personality. Sudden switching of mood, from extremely happy to extremely sad, from hyperactivity to depression, without a major reason, is another symptom of mood disorders... ? Information about Mood...
The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder
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...Disorder Nixon Cornay MGH Institute of Health Professions Individual Psychotherapeutic Interventions: Adults and Elders NP 855 Susan Stevens, DNP, PMHNP-BC & Janice Goodman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pervasive, frequently debilitating, and often severe anxiety disorder characterized by the presence of obsessions and/or compulsions. The disorder affects up to three percent of the population and affects both genders equally, with a modal onset of six to fifteen years of age for males and twenty to twenty-nine for females (Bjorgvinsson, Hart, & Heffelfinger, 2007; Bjorgvinsson et al., 2008... ? The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in treating Obsessive-Compulsive...
Mental health and mental disorder
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...affective disorder... Mental health and mental disorder module A mental illness is defined as a disorder of the brain that causes a distraction in a person's reflection, sensation, moods, and communication with others. Mental illness is separate from the legal idea of sanity and insanity. Most psychologists ascribe mental disease to organic/neurochemical reasons that can be cured with psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy, improvement of the way of life and other helpful measures; but, many of the reasons of mental disease are still unknown. The fight between "nature" and "nurture" continues. Neuroscience and genetics can't thoroughly explain the results of genetic heritage and developmental environment....
Mental Illness and Suicide in Juvenile Detention Facilities
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...disorders that U.S. youths in juvenile detention facilities experience. Between 50% and 90 % experience conduct disorders, 46 % attention disorders, 6-41 % anxiety disorders, 25-50 % substance abuse, 32-78 % affective disorder, 1-6 % psychotic disorders, and 50 % co-occurring mental disorder and substance abuse disorders. These statistics show that the juveniles exhibit signs of conduct disorder... Mental Illness and Suicide in Juvenile Detention Facilities Mental Illness and Suicide in Juvenile Detention Facilities The United States Surgeon General has noted that youth suicide is a major problem across the country, and indeed a public health problem that deserves serious attention (U.S. Department of...
Psychodynamics of Psychopathology Midterm
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...affects majorly their moods. The other subtype is the seasonal affective disorder that is prone at the equatorial regions where the day light hours are few compared to night hours. Dysthymic disorder is another subtype of major depression. Its patients have a relapse risk. 12. C 13. D 14. A 15. B 16. B 17. A 18. A 19. D 20. C 21. D 22. B 23. What are the different subtypes of schizophrenia? Briefly describe... Psychodynamics of Psychopathology A 2. B 3. B 4. C 5. C 6. A 7. A 8. B 9. B 10. B 11. Describe the different subtypes of major depression as recognized by the DSM. The DSM recognized these subtypes of major depression; the melancholic depression that is associated with patients who are young and af...
Interview and Background Research
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...disorder is a condition that is increasingly being diagnosed in a larger number of people globally every year. Considerable efforts have been done all over the world to better diagnose the condition offer medical attention to the patients. Bipolar disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is sometimes referred as bipolar affective disorder or manic depressive illness (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 2008). Bipolar disorder affects persons of all ages. It is a lifelong illness that occurs in episodes where the patient displays periods of depression, manic or hypomanic tendencies. Studies have shown that most patients experience... depression as their first episode in the condition (Center...
Depression Article Review
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...disorder or the manic-depressive disorder, which is an occurrence of major depression and elevated moods in individuals (Torpy, Janet, Alison & Richard n.p). Dysthymia is another type of depression with symptoms, which can last for not less than two years. The other types are postpartum, and seasonal affective disorder with the first occurring in a mothers or fathers after childbirth... Depression Depression is a serious medical illness that results to feelings of sadness, crying spells, and lack of interest in the normal daily activities of an individual. Janet and her team present several symptoms of depression such as feeling of sadness or emptiness in an individual all the time (Torpy, Janet, Alison ...
Mood disorders
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...Disorders Mood Disorders A mood may be generalized as a prolonged emotion. Mood disorder, which is a real medical disorder,encompasses a class of mental health problems including all types of bipolar disorder and depression (Huffman, 2005). A mood disorder is sometimes referred to as affective disorder. There are two wide categories of mental disorders recognized, determined by whether or not an individual has previously been through a hypomanic or manic episode. They are major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Less severe forms of the two categories exist. There is dysthymic disorder relating to major depressive disorder and cyclothymic disorder relating to bipolar disorder... of...
Depression
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...affective disorder. Psychotic depression is like regular depression but includes the person developing hallucinations, delusions or breaking from reality. Postpartum depression happens within the first month after giving birth and seasonal affective disorder occurs during the winter months when there is less sunlight available. Depression as a medical condition is therefore not something that can be tested for like cancer or AIDS. Even in the medical world, the term is defined by how it is described rather than any medical tests that can be run, but the conditions are described... Depression The word depression can mean many things. As a simple word taken out of any context, ‘depression’ can refer...
Treating depression; pills or talk therapy- or both
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...affective disorder (which is a mood disorder, an affective disorder) presents itself a state of extreme excitement, euphoria or intense irritability. Since it is a rare type and of a much less common condition it seems to be inheritable. Many people like to take various recreational drugs with no idea that they are another cause of depression. Therapy talk in most cases make patient... Treating depression; pills or talk therapy- or both Depression is a mood disorder that causes the variation in feelings such as sadness and loss of interest, and self confidence. At times it is called the clinical depression or the blues, or biological depreciation or major depression. But all the way it is the same;...
Mental health and mental disorder module(psychososial studies Degree)
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...affective disorder... Mental health and mental disorder module A mental illness is defined as a disorder of the brain that causes a distraction in a persons reflection, sensation, moods, and communication with others. Mental illness is separate from the legal idea of sanity and insanity. Most psychologists ascribe mental disease to organic/neurochemical reasons that can be cured with psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy, improvement of the way of life and other helpful measures; but, many of the reasons of mental disease are still unknown. The fight between "nature" and "nurture" continues. Neuroscience and genetics can’t thoroughly explain the results of genetic heritage and developmental environment....
Alcohol Caused Disorders
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...affective disorders are distinguished by depression, mania, or both. There are various factors that determine biological and neurochemical bases of affective disorders. According to the biological bases regarding affective disorder, genetics play a role in the susceptibility to mental disorders... ? Term Paper Guidelines Term Paper Guidelines Alcohol is one of the drug categories. Alcohol misuse is a disease that is illustrated by the sufferer experiencing an outline of consuming excessive alcohol regardless of the negative impacts of alcohol, on the person’s work, medical, official, educational and communal life (Meyer & Quenzer, 2005). Almost ten percent of women and twenty percent of men in the United ...
Bipolar disorder
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...disorder". Journal of Affective Disorders 79 (1–3): 193–199 Reich, T., Clayton, P. J. and Winokur, G. (1969). "Family history studies: V. The genetics of mania". The American Journal of Psychiatry 125 (10): 1358–1369. Sadock, B.J. and Sadock, V.A. (2007). Mood disorders. In Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry, 10th ed., pp. 527–562. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Young, R. C., et al.. (1978). "A rating scale for mania: Reliability, validity and sensitivity". The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science 133: 429–435.... ?Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, which is sometimes called manic-depressive illness, refers to a...
Childhood
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...disorders, affective disorder, and schizophrenia and personality disorders were selected for the study and after a series of questions the results were analyzed. A majority of the adults with psychiatric problems showed that they had been exposed to some kind of stressful incident during their childhood years. The study establishes a strong link between the childhood events and the psychiatric pathologies in the adulthood. Although there is not a direct relationship but it has been observed that adults who are suffering from any mental disease or any psychological complication show positive childhood... Childhood Childhood is a very fragile age because of the delicate emotional and physical capabilities ...
Mental health and mental disorder module(psychososial studies Degree)
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...affective disorder; the postnatal depression caused... Mental health and depression in the theories of Thomas Szasz A mental illness is defined as a disorder of the brain that causes a distraction in a persons reflection, sensation, moods, and communication with others. Mental illness is separate from the legal idea of sanity and insanity. Most psychologists ascribe mental disease to organic/neurochemical reasons that can be cured with psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy, improvement of the way of life and other helpful measures; but, many of the reasons of mental disease are still unknown. The fight between "nature" and "nurture" continues. Neuroscience and genetics can’t...
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...affecting 30% of the primary care patients. At the end the paper contains information regarding future research on the disorder. Introduction: For more than 2000 years, depression has been recognized as a clinical syndrome but unfortunately its paradoxical features andcharacteristics have not yet been fully comprehended. Depression is defined as “A term used to designate a complex pattern of deviations in feelings, cognition, and behavior”. (Beck et al 2009). Physical health, relationships, and cognitive performance are adversely affected by clinical and subsyndromal... ? Depression 29-02-12 Depression The paper focuses on providing information regarding different aspects of Depression, a condition...
Abnormal Psych DQ Questions
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...disorders. For example symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder tend to overlap. There is evidence to suggest that co-morbidity of ODD with ADHD may be as high as fifty to sixty-percent in affected children. In addition to this studies have shown that ODD is likely to occur in conjunction with anxiety disorders and depressive disorders, with the possibility of co-morbidity of ODD with an affective disorder being approximately thirty-five percent, and the rates of co-morbidity increase with age. In addition it has also been found that there is a high rate of co-morbidity of learning disorders and academic difficulties with ODD. Given such a scenario... Abnormal...
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