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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 ...
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Asperger's Disorder
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...Disorder This essay aims to define the Asperger’s disorder based on DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. Theessay also aims to delineate psychodynamic factors as well as biological and interactional understandings, to list helpful resources from online and work system, and to identify available treatments used in Asperger’s disorder. Asperger’s Disorder Introduction Asperger’s disorder was named after Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician who first described the disease in 1944. Asperger’s disorder is also used to refer to Asperger’s Syndrome. There is little information regarding the diagnosis of Asperger’s disorder until Lorna Wing published a similar case of the disorder in 1981 (Webb, Amend... ? Asperger’s...
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Panic disorder
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...Disorder Panic Disorder Introduction The increasing prevalence of panic disorder among the African Americans has led to research on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. This research paper gives a critical analysis of the precious studies on panic disorder among the African American community with the statement of the problem, design of the study, hypothesis and the analysis of data being used to give inferences on the finding of the research. Statement of the problem A lot of research has been done in etiology, assessment and management of panic disorder but there is a significant gap in the application of these studies within the African American community. The diagnosis...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder Teacher               As one of the most prevalent psychological disorders in the world, bipolar disorderis more serious than it seems as it affects an estimated 27 million people. Research shows that contrary to the emotional basis of bipolar disorder, it has a neuroanatomical and developmental basis. Neuroimaging techniques have somehow proven that the tendency to develop bipolar disorder can be predicted even in childhood. Moreover, bipolar disorder is also suspected as a multi-systemic inflammatory disease that may actually trigger the same pathways as cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune disorders and even retroviral diseases. Thus, bipolar disorder is actually more serious than...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder Introduction Bipolar Disorder is one of the complex mood disorders, which is evident in its presentation of contrasting mood changes. Mood changes associated with Bipolar Disorder prove to be recurrent and can cause high levels of disability as well as premature deaths if it progresses to the chronic stage. Bipolar disorder exhibits itself in a cycle of episodes with the person being highly excited at one point and badly depressed at other times. The episodes are classified as mania, hypomania, depression, and mixed states. The complexity of bipolar disorder is that each of the four episodes has varying intensities of mood changes. Health providers have to be keen... if they are to...
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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...
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Bipolar disorder
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...disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is associated with depression and unusual excitement, elements that may occur separately or simultaneously. This paper discusses the disorder to explore its extent and nature, diagnosis, treatment, how its diagnosis is distinct from those of other disorders in the same category and cultural consequences of the disorder. Knowing that we are not mentally disordered Mental disorders manifests in people’s behavior and have specific symptoms. The signs are however numerous and diversified from one type of disorder to another and their total absence indicates that a person is not mentally disordered. We can therefore know of our... ?Bipolar...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...disorder is a psychiatric condition usually characterized by mood disorders by the affected individual. Many doctors and psychiatrists agreethat bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by lows and highs of moods (mania and depression), but they do not agree on the primary cause of the condition. According to research, one of the basic pointers of bipolar disorder is as a genetic condition, where the patient almost always has a history of bipolar in the family. For example, according to Chung (2007), the case study presented involved a history of manic depression in the family. Usually, bipolar disorders are triggered by a factor in the environment in which the individual lives... ?Bipolar...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder School Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that is characterized by sudden and unpredictable mood swings. It is one of the very serious and complicated mental disorders that targets thousands of Americans and millions of people all over the world every year. According to National Institute of Mental Health (n.d.), nearly 5.1 American adults suffer from bipolar disorder and every year, approximately 2.6 per cent of the total population of the US aged at least 18 years suffers from bipolar disorder. While some of the patients remain determined and seek medical and therapeutic help, others do not remain so composed and many of them even commit suicide... ? Bipolar...
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Biopolar Disorder
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...Disorder Introduction: Bipolar disorder is often regarded as a hereditary disease, which transfers from parents to children and other blood relations including grandchildren and nephews. There exists a strong misconception about the disease that since it is a hereditary disease, and there exists no other reason behind this disorder, so it cannot be cured completely; rather, the duration of fits could be controlled and mitigated. A comprehensive, in-depth and all inclusive research is highly recommended to explore the reasons behind the disease, so that it could be handled in an apposite manner and an adequate treatment procedure could be applied for the cure of the patients suffering... from...
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Schizoaffective disorder
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...disorder is a term that is used to describe a mental disorder, which is characterized, by abnormal moods and some psychotic components; moreover, the various components that make up schizoaffective disorder appear at certain times and these can be used to determine whether one has the disorder or not. When the mood component occurs, it may appear to be either elevated or depressed or these characteristics may appear at the same time, alternating with each other or occurring together, which brings about a distortion in the affected person’s perception. For a full diagnosis of this disorder to be verified, there should be a period of at least two weeks where the patient displays... ?Schizoaffective...
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Bipolar disorder
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...Disorder This is a disorder associated with moods where individuals who are suffering from it experience episodes of frenzy. These different states vary from being extremely happy, to extreme sadness, or irritability. The main one is the state of depression where an individual may shut down completely and fail to recover. A lot has been said about this disorder from the time it was discovered to be a problem. There are different theories that surround it, but so far, nothing concrete has come up to provide evidence of its cause. There are different states; for example mania. At lower levels, an individual may appear elated, happy, and particularly active. At high levels of this stage...  Bipolar...
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Anxiety disorder
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...disorders Question Anxiety disorders Specific anxiety disorder: This is also referred to as a specific phobia. It is an overwhelming worry of a specific situation or object, such as injuries involving blood, highway driving, flying, heights, dogs or snakes. Therefore, someone develops intense fear and hence can lead to avoidance of some situations in someone’s daily life activities (Webmd.com, 2005). Social anxiety disorder: It is also known as social phobia and involves intense fear and worry about the day-to-day’s social situations. It leads to avoidance of negative situations especially in social interactions. This is as a result of the fear of being embarrassed, ridiculed or judged... Anxiety...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...DISORDER Institute Proposal This paper will serve to explain a very important psychiatric illness which is known as bipolar disorder. The name derives from two episodes which are experienced in this condition namely the depressive episode and the maniac episode. These two episodes have their own characteristics which will be explained. The psychiatric illness can be treated by giving medications as well as other forms of therapy. The different pharmacological treatments along with the other therapies will be analyzed. Outline Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric illness which has been presenting with many cases in the past few years. It is characterized by mood swings which include a period... ? BIPOLAR...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...disorder in any given year (Kessler,Chiu, Demler, & Walters, 2005). Bipolar disorder is not often recognized by general practitioners as an illness, and many people experiencing the disorder may go undiagnosed for many years (Goodwin, & Jamison, 1990). It is a long-term disorder, and requires careful management by way of lifestyle changes to manage across the lifespan. This paper will review the literature pertaining to bipolar disorder. Firstly a description of the psychosocial disorder will be presented. Secondly, the social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of bipolar... will be described. Next, the interactive effects of class, ethnicity, and gender will be detailed. Following...
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Comunication Disorder
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...DISORDER INTRODUCTION There are innumerable types of disorders related to communication. This paper will identify and analyse any one disorder that affects communication and will also provide a solution to overcome it. Before we begin, let us be clear about the terms, 'communication' and 'disorder'. Communication is the process of transmitting our ideas, feelings and emotions to the other person. And by disorder we mean, the inability to do something by our own. When we connect communication and disorder, we understand that it is the inability to express ourselves. This includes the difficulty in communicating our feelings and emotions with others. Such disorders not only affect our... COMMUNICATION...
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Bipolar disorder
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...Disorder Bipolar disorder, which is sometimes called manic-depressive illness, refers to a disorder of the brain that result into unusual changes in energy, mood as well as activity levels of individuals. It also interferes with the capacity of individuals to conduct their daily tasks. This disorder has very harsh symptoms that may damage relationships. Besides, it can also bring about poor performance in school, as well as poor job performance. In very acute situations, bipolar disorder can make an individual to commit suicide. There are treatment options are available and through undergoing these treatments, individuals having the illness may lead productive and full lives. Bipolar... ?Bipolar Disorder ...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder Introduction: Bipolar disorder is referred to be a condition of the health where an individual suffers from quick mood swings that can occur between very good mood and irritating or depressed mood. Men and women may be equally affected through this disorder, where the primary age of getting attacked by this disorder is between 15-25 years. The exact causes of the disorder have not been understood. However it has been determined that the disorder mostly occurs in individuals who have relatives with the same problem. Although there are no particular causes of the manic moods in individuals, however certain lifestyles or sleep disorders that may be responsible. There are two forms... ? Bipolar...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder or in other words, Manic-Depression Illness (MDI) is quite common these days. It has been diagnosed in teens and adults. But what exactly is Bipolar Disorder. It can be termed as a phase in which a person can have different mood swings. At one moment they would be in a cheerful or good mood, in the next minute, depression would fall upon them, no matter what the reason. Irritation, Sleeping patterns get disrupted, concentration level falls, feelings of anxiety and worry, eating habits get changed, fall in energy levels is observed and they feel discomfort from their surroundings. Also throwing tantrums, high level of restlessness and hyperactivity is seen... BipolarDisorder The term Bipolar...
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Personality Disorder
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...Disorder Insert college level: Multiple personality disorder Personalities Disorder is detected when an individual has multiple personalities that can control the person and make them do actions they don’t recall or would be unable to do. These people cannot know when one personality is influencing them or may not be conscious of what they are doing (Sandra, 1992). The disorder is mostly caused by child sexual abuse when so severe that the child does not remember the events and therefore develops another personality to recall hat happened. This second personality developed acts a defense mechanism so that the person is able to cope up with the events in life. It also arises from great... ? Personality...
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Bipolar disorder
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...disorder Bipolar disorder involves cycles of depression and mania, or excitement. The difference between bipolar disorder and unipolar disorder, also called major depression, is that bipolar disorder involves energized or activated mood states in addition to depressed mood states. Mood swings cause impairment not only in ones mood, but also in ones energy level, sleep pattern, activity level, social rhythms and thinking abilities. Estimates for the lifetime risk of developing bipolar disorder range from 0.6 per cent to 1.2 per cent. Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness distinguished by repeated episodes of despair, mania, along with mixed symptom states. These episodes cause unusual... Bipolar...
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Delusional Disorder
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...Disorder, Erotomanic Type. According to the DSM-IV, 297.1 Delusional Disorder has the following criteria: A. Nonbizarre delusions. Lyonel has created an illusion around Mary. He believes that she is in love with him and just does not want to tell him. He furthers the delusion by thinking that people on the street are giving him winks to "go ahead" with pursuing her. He also "sees" family members giving him nods and winks to let him know where... Case Study #6: Lyonel Childs Part Diagnosis Lyonel is a 24 year old male who is experiencing delusions. Most of what he is experiencing lately isbecause of a girl he has a crush on. From what is known from the study, Lyonel seems to be suffering from Delusional...
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Mood Disorder
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...Disorder Mood Disorder Mood disorders are in the category of the major mental health in clinical terms. They are included in various types of depressions and now popular bipolar disorder. In another clinical term, mood disorders can be referred to as “affective disorders”. It is the intent of this study to scrutinize mood disorder from its genesis to its treatment in the clinical environment. This study will effectively discuss depression and bipolar disorder, their symptoms, and treatment. Health professionals have for the last few decades recorded an increase of mental disorders among very young children (Wiley, 2005). Traces of symptoms of mood disorder begin showing up, although... , it is...
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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...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder? Bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic depression, is a complex, important and occasionally devastating psychiatric diagnosis. It is used to describe people that, in general, have extreme mood swings between the 'highs' (mania) and the 'lows' (depression). Mania is described as high levels of hyperactivity, energy and impulsivity, with bipolar depression having many similarities to those suffering from unipolar depression (). It is probably this tendency to change between the highs and the lows of the disorder that leads to many having difficulties in treatment, and for physicians to have difficulty treating bipolar patients... What is the Prognosis for Individuals with Bipolar...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder Table of Contents Bipolar Disorder 0 Introduction Bipolar disorder which is also known as manic depressive disorder is a mental state whereby people experience serious mood disorders. Consequently, this causes radical alterations of their moods, which vary from depressive lows to manic highs. Other common symptoms are irritability, mood swings, anger, suicidal thoughts and a sense of hopelessness (National Institute of Mental Health, 2012). Therefore, this discourse aims at discussing in length about the current mental health among the Americans, bipolar disorder, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, mitigation strategies and treatment. It also seeks to give a relevant case study... ? Bipolar Disorder ...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...disorder due: Introduction In this paper the discussion revolves around a patient diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a patient-education plan will be developed. According to the report from the family members it is evident that the patient has undergone an episode of happiness that they witnessed before. The family members want the patient to be treated for depression. I plan to educate the family on the difference between bipolar disorder and major depression and treatment. I will also clarify on hereditary issues on bipolar disorder. Differences between major depression and bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder presents itself into two different forms. A patient may experience high moments... Bipolar...
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Mood Disorder
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...Disorders Symptoms that are associated with mood disorders include bipolar disorder as well as depression which medical illness that can be treated. Regrettably, majority of the people who suffer from mood disorders do not get the assistance they require as a result of the uncertainty that surrounds this illness along with the fear of being stigmatised. Even though is common for individuals to experience changes in moods in their lives, the people that are affected by depression demonstrated specific symptoms on a daily basis for more than fourteen days and this makes it difficult to deal with daily issues such as their occupation or school. The illness affects people of all ages... Lecturer: Mood...
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Bipolar disorder
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...Disorder The term bipolar disorder is used to describe patterns of manic or hypomanic behavior (with elevated, expansive or irritable moods) that may or may not alternate with episodes of clinical depression. The word hypomania comes from the Greek and means less than mania. Occasionally, people show a mixture of both high and low features at the same time, or switch during the day, giving a mixed picture. Bipolar disorder is thought to be primarily caused by biological factors. It is strongly inherited. Marie-Paule Austin, et al, 2002 It is now common to distinguish Bipolar I and Bipolar II disorders from one another, but distinctions between the two are not clear-cut, whether examined... Bipolar...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder Bipolar Disorder or Manic Depression can be a blessing or a curse depending on the attitude and the strategies undertaken by people suffering this illness. Psychiatry 24x7 defines it in the following terms: “Bipolar disorder - also known as manic depressive disease - is a serious condition. Its a disorder in which a persons mood can sometimes swich backwards and forwards between two extremes. At times you feel that you can take on the whole world and that you will succeed. At other times you sink so deeply into a black hole that you think you will never emerge from it again. You vascilitate backwards and forwards between being totally elated and totally gloomy, and between... Bipolar Disorder ...
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Conduct Disorder
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...Disorder and the second is the Oppositional Defiant Disorder. While both disorders are described by the presence of a negative pattern in actions performed by a person, they are different in the aspect that in oppositional defiant disorder, the offensive behavior of the person does not cause substantial harm to others or involve breaking important rules in the society where he belongs. According to the DSM-IV-TR, a conduct disorder diagnosis is made when the child goes against the rules, age-appropriate social customs, and the rights of others in a period... CASE STUDY #8- JEREMY DIAGNOSIS Based on the information given in the situation of Jeremy, there are two possible diagnoses. First is Conduct...
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Disorder Paper
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...Disorder Paper: Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder April 23, There are several treatments for Anorexia Nervosa eating disorder. The research is based on the peculiarities of the weight –related ailment. The research is grounded on diverse treatments. Anorexia Nervosa eating disorder can be cured with external help. Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological eating disorder, characterized as a condition of severe under-nutrition (Misra, 2006). Alexander Lucas explained one of its popular victims is Karen Carpenter. Karen Carpenter suffered from Cardiac Arrest in 1983, succumbing to the pressures of Anorexia...
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Bipolar disorder
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...Disorder ID Lecturer Introduction Depressive disorders are more common then we think. It has been discovered through research that one in every seven people in United States comes down with this illness every year. One such depression disorder is bipolar disorder also known by the name manic depressive disorder. It can be simply defined as a psychological problem associated with mood, in which a person experiences mania, which is excessive happiness, irritation or excitement. On the other hand, they experience low moods known as depression in which they feel sad, suicidal, and lonely and problems with concentrating (Author Unknown 2009). Many famous names are also there in the list of people...
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Mental Disorder
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...Disorder: Major Depression The essay aims to address a two-fold objective, to wit to briefly describe a specific mental disorder; and (2) to identify and describe treatment modalities for the mental disorder chosen. Likewise, the following tasks were required to be performed: Step 1: Choose a mental disorder or problem to study further. Step 2: Explore the treatment options for the disorder chosen by accessing the following websites: http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_ciccarelli_psychology_1/0,7827,2749158-,00.html, http://www.guidetopsychology.com/txtypes.htm, http://www.nacbt.org/whatiscbt.htm, http://www.nami.org/ Step 3: Write a one page summary of treatment methods and disorder chosen in Step... ? Mental...
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Hoarding Disorder
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...Disorder Hoarding Disorder A female client from a Western country enters my office with an apparent hoarding disorder. Theclient is a single 27-years old woman and comes from an affluent family. The woman has excessive acquisition, where she displays difficulty of discarding possessions accompanied by an excessive acquisition of objects that are not necessary. The customer has good insight beliefs. She tells me during our talk that she is completely convinced that hoarding-related beliefs and conducts that involve difficulty in discarding items are problematic. The client says she has trouble with discarding items even when such items do not have any value. She says that her living areas... Hoarding...
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Attachment Disorder
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...Disorder Attachment disorder is a common term used to describe various ups and downs of moods, emotions, social attachments and care giving not only in children but also in adults and elderly people. Usually the disorder is formed when there is a failure to form normal attachments in early childhood phase i.e., from six months to three years of age. It might take place among adults as a result of neglect and abuse while in their early childhood phase. In other words, attachment disorder is all about disrupting a normal attitude of maintaining social relations with family members and peers. This could be because of many possible reasons... ___________ ID: _______________ d: April-19-2008 Attachment...
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Biopolar Disorder
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...DISORDER Lynne Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric situation defined as recurrent episodes of significant disturbance in mood. This disorder is characterized by periods of excitability (mania) alternating with periods of depression (Upadhyaya, 2006; Wikiepedia 2007). These changes in the mood at times are very abrupt and unexpected. This shifting of mood from one extreme to another works on a scale, which may capture depressive episode to a level of very high debilitation to maniac episodes. Diagnosis (NIMH, 2007;Upadhyaya, 2006) Clinical Features Physical Examination Psychiatric Examination Lab Studies: Initial tests for substance and alcohol abuse are usually... BIPOLAR...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental illness involves maniac and depressive episodes in a patient.Similar to other mental disorders, the disease is under diagnosed and the symptoms maybe both confusing and devastating to an individual who is not aware of the disorder. The paper explores the classification of bipolar and the diagnostic criteria according to DSM V. In addition, it analyzes the different empirically proven therapeutic methods for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar disorder (maniac depressive disorder) is a psychiatric disorder that is accompanied by spontaneous mood swings that can involve outbreaks of depression and others of high mania (Godwin & Jamison... ? Bipolar...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder Symptoms and behaviors associated with bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder is a complex mental disorder. It is of different types ranging from mild to severe and has a variety of symptoms. Symptoms mainly experienced by the patients are unpredictable and dramatic changes in the mood. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can mainly be classified as bipolar symptoms, mania symptoms, and depression symptoms. Bipolar symptoms Bipolar symptoms are the primary symptoms of this mental illness and are characterized by unpredictable, sudden, and dramatic mood swings. Mania symptoms Mania symptoms are characterized by excessive display of a specific kind of feeling or emotion like excessive... Bipolar...
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Childhood Disorder
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...Disorder The essay aims to tackle a two-fold objective to wit to explain childhood disorders such as Obesity, ADHD, and Autism; and (2) to discuss the statistics and demographic differences of the childhood disorder using information from outside sources. Childhood Disorder Introduction Many psychological disorders are caused by physiological and biological factors, yet children disorders are found to be without any physical causes. Such disorders are mostly diagnosed early in life but a few problems are not recognized until adulthood. Psychological disorders which are early diagnosed involved physiological problems and genetic abnormalities. Similarly, biological problems cause mental... ? Childhood...
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Sexual disorder
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...DISORDER Sexual Disorder This case study brings forth a case of a client-husband, and wife-whose relationship is suffocating from sexual dysfunction, in particular, erectile dysfunction. The husband claims that whenever he tries to have sex with his wife, he is unable to erect. However, he claims that he watches porn, erects, and masturbates to ejaculation. This is a fact that the wife confirms, although, she is distraught since she thought the husband had stopped. The above summary, seems to suggest that the husband may be suffering from a sexual disorder referred to as “erectile dysfunction.’ This is the recurrent or persistent inability...
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Eating Disorder
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...disorder is the most common of the various eating disorders. Usually it is seen more often in older adults but it seems that Bernadine started out with Anorexia and then it moved into binge eating disorder. Help Guide (2009) also states that people with binge disorder have a psychological addiction to food. These individuals cannot stop themselves when they are eating and many are overweight but many have eating disorders. Part 2: Treatment When dealing with eating disorders most psychiatrists will look at the behavior that makes someone binge. A common way of treatment is to use...
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OCD Disorder
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...disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a form of anxiety disorder characterized by an individual’s preoccupation with obsessive thoughts, and the display of compulsive behaviors triggered by anxiety provoking stimuli. The obsessive thoughts and compulsions cause distress within the individual, as they deter normal functioning. The etiology of OCD remains unclear. Data from the International OCD foundation indicates that 1 in every 100 Americans suffers from OCD, with equal distribution of prevalence among both sexes. Research findings infer that biological factors are more likely to predispose the development of OCD compared to environmental factors such as parenting. Introduction... OCD...
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Sleep Disorder
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...Disorders Getting a good nights sleep is essential for good health, feeling refreshed and for being alert all through the day. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to get the restorative sleep they need. Sleep patterns change as we age, but disturbed sleep and waking up tired every day is not part of normal aging. Many older people do not enjoy a good nights sleep on a regular basis (National Institute on Aging, 2000). Some of the common sleep disorders include Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Sleepwalking (Somnambulism), and Restless legs syndrome (RLS). The treatment of these disorders varies from medication to even surgery. Sleep...
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Schizophrenia Disorder
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...Disorder This paper explores some of the latest findings concerning schizophrenia disorder. Such findings include the latest genome advances that are associated with schizophrenia. The advancement is important in developing new interventions that can benefit patients, their family members and the wider society. In addition, new research also looks at the relationship that exists between schizophrenia and history of substance abuse. In advancing research into schizophrenia disorder, this paper also explores the benefits of integrated treatment versus treatment as usual with regard to recent onset schizophrenia. Other factors highlighted in this paper include the possibility of social... Schizophrenia...
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Childhood Disorder
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...Disorder The essay aims to tackle a two-fold objective to wit to explain childhood disorders such as Obesity, ADHD, and Autism; and (2) to discuss the statistics and demographic differences of the childhood disorder using information from outside sources. Childhood Disorder Introduction Many psychological disorders are caused by physiological and biological factors, yet children disorders are found to be without any physical causes. Such disorders are mostly diagnosed early in life but a few problems are not recognized until adulthood. Psychological disorders which are early diagnosed involved physiological problems and genetic abnormalities. Similarly, biological problems cause mental... Childhood...
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Bipolar Disorder
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...Disorder I. Introduction Bi-polar disorder ranks as the sixth leading causes of mental disability in the Untied States today (Rivas-Vazquez, Rafael A., Sheri L. Johnson, Gustavo J. Rey, Mark A. Blais, Ana Rivas-Vazquez (2002). People who are between the ages of 15 to 44 years old are the most affected by this disorder (Rivas-Vazquez, Rafael A., Sheri L. Johnson, Gustavo J. Rey, Mark A. Blais, Ana Rivas-Vazquez (2002). Since most people who are afflicted by this type of ailment are within their most productive age group, one estimate quoted that this type of diseases cost society about $45 billion annually in terms... How Proper Diagnoses And Treatment Can Help People Who Are Suffering From Bi-polar...
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Factitious disorder
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...Disorder Factitious Disorder Factitious disorder is a condition which has been seen in clinical practice since hundreds of years. The term factitious has been derived from Latin and its meaning is “artificial.” It is a psychological condition in which people knowingly try to portray themselves as either having physical or psychological illnesses. In this disorder, the patients do not have any underlying motive for the false portrayal of a disease and it is this point which has been laid as the differentiation factor of factitious disorder from malingering by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV-TR). This is because in malingering, the subjects... ? Factitious...
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Eating Disorder
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...Disorder My uncle is suffering from anorexia nervosa. He is experiencing weight loss and less appetite problems. He was a healthy person a few months ago but was a little overweight. Therefore, he started dieting and doing a lot of physical exercises due to which his body weight became less than the weight of a healthy person. He started showing intense fear of gaining weight again and, therefore, continued dieting. His body image has become distorted but the fact is that he refuses to admit that he has become underweight now. Some of the main complications possible from anorexia include severe dehydration, tooth decay, increased risk of infections, and weakened bones. On...
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