Psychological Disorders

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
Eating Disorders: Their Dark Sides
Eating Disorders: Their Dark Sides
Eating Disorders: Their Dark Sides Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder on an overwhelming dread of becoming fat. The result of this unfounded fear is self-starvation and major weight loss. In addition, the undernourishment may cause hormonal disturbances, anemia, heart problems, brittle bones and many other problems, some of which are life-threatening (Anorexia Nervosa, 1). Bulimia is an eating disorder that is psychological in origin and can have dire physical consequences. While anorexic
Adolescent Depression
Adolescent Depression
Adolescent 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 underd
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are pro-choice and pro-life. A pro-choicer would feel that the d
Mononucleosis
Mononucleosis
Mononucleosis Mononucleosis, also known as Mono, is an illness caused by an infection with a virus. The virus, The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is usually the cause of Mono. Other infectious viruses, like cytomegalovirus (CMV) can also produce illnesses like Mono. Most of the people who get Mono are adolescents and young adults. In developed nations, the majority of the people has been exposed to the Epstein- Barr virus by the age of 18. That means that many adults have had infections as children
Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression Teenage depression is a growing problem in today's society and is often a major contributing factor for a multitude of adolescent problems. The statistics about teenage runaways, alcoholism, drug problems, pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide are alarming. Even more startling are the individual stories behind these statistics because the young people involved come from all communities, all economic levels, all home situations-anyone's family. The common link is often depr
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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Understanding the Behavioral Disorder: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts areconstantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks youneed to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives youfrom one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage ofthoughts and images that you don
All Kinds Of Love
All Kinds Of Love
All Kinds of Love Throughout the course of our lives we will experience the deterioration of a loved one due to illness or aging. This may cause us to make a choice of how and where we choose our loved one to die. Authors, Carolyn Jaffe and Carol H. Ehrlich, in their book All Kinds of Love, illustrate how the relationships between doctors, patients', family, friends, hospice volunteers, and hospice nurses all play an important role during he patients last days as they try to reach a good death
Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver explores the psychological madness within an obsessed, twisted, lonely individual, who misdirectedly lashes out with frustrated anger and power like an exploding time bomb at the world which has alienated him. Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), an enigmatic, loner enters into the personnel office of a cab company. He applies as a driver in the taxi company to drive the taxi night shift, because he is an insomniac: I can't sleep nights and he finds nothing meaningful to do
Proposition 215
Proposition 215
Proposition 215 There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215! Marijuana is NOT a medicine! There currently exists controversy concerning smoking marijuana as a medicine. Many leaders and members of the public have been misled, by the well financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby, into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine. A review of the scientific research, expert medical testimony and government agency findings sho
Shiloh
Shiloh
Shiloh Good bye Norma Jean The death of an infant can modify one?s characteristic and psychological behavior to the point of suicide. In Bobbie Ann Mason?s Shiloh she leaves the ending of the story for her readers to draw their own conclusion of how Norma Jean leaves her husband Leroy. Most readers see her divorcing Leroy and starting a new life as an independent woman (Cooke 196 par.1). When in fact, this is a story about a bereaved mother who at the end, takes her own life due to the guilt ove
The White Hotel
The White Hotel
The White Hotel Psychoanalysis is a system of psychology originated by the Viennese physician Sigmund Freud in the 1890's and then further developed by himself, his students, and other followers. It consists of activities such as using methods for research into the human mind, a systematic knowledge about the mind, and a method for the treatment of psychological or emotional disorders. Psychoanalysis began with the discovery of hysteria, an illness with physical symptoms that occurred in a compl
Sigmund Freuds Life And Studies
Sigmund Freuds Life And Studies
Sigmund Freud's Life and Studies Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856, in the small Moravian town of Freiberg . His father was a merchant, and his mother was his father's third wife. Freud and his family moved to the city of Vienna when he was almost four. This was the initial stages of the Hapsburg empire's liberal era. A lot of religious restrictions and unfair taxes targeted on the Jewish community were repealed. This created a feeling hope that affected the new generation of Jews, includi
Abortion: Life Or Death, Who Chooses?
Abortion: Life Or Death, Who Chooses?
Abortion: Life or Death, Who chooses? During the past quarter century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subject of controversy in the United States. It discusses human interaction where ethics, emotions and law come together. Abortion poses a moral, social and medical dilemma that faces many individuals to create a emotional and violent atmosphere. There are many points of view toward abortion but the only two fine distinctions are pro-choice and pro-life. A pro
Term Paper
Term Paper
Teenage depression is a growing problem in today's society and is often a major contributing factor for a multitude of adolescent problems. The statistics about teenage runaways, alcoholism, drug problems, pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide are alarming. Even more startling are the individual stories behind these statistics because the young people involved come from all communities, all economic levels, all home situations-anyone's family. The common link is often depression. For the indi
Professional interview
Professional interview
Professional Interview Specialization of Choice Psychology is the study of the mind, along with such aspects of mind as perception, cognition, emotion, and behavior. Psychology covers a broad range of concentrations from addiction psychology, family psychology, and health psychology. I chose to pursue my PhD in General Psychology because I am able to design and individualize my education based on my professional interests. Long Term Goals Currently I hold a Masters degree in Counseling and I am
CheckPoint: Psychotherapy
CheckPoint: Psychotherapy
Biomedical and psychotherapy are two basic approaches to treating psychological disorders. A number of approaches fall under the category of psychotherapy, but they all include the following four essential characteristics: 1. Systematic interaction between a client and a therapist 2. Based on psychological theory and research 3. Influences a client?s thoughts, feelings, and behavior 4. Used in treating disorders, adjustment problems, and to foster personal growth ? Explain, in a 200- to 300-word
Schizophrenia as we know it...will there ever be a cure
Schizophrenia as we know it...will there ever be a cure
Schizophrenia is a serious and disruptive mental illness that occurs in all cultures and affects about 1 in 100 people world-wide. Although the term is sometimes used mistakenly to refer to split personality, schizophrenia is actually an impairment of a person\'s sense of reality that leads to irrational behavior and disturbed emotional problems. Schizophrenia is a disease to the brain. It is one of the most disabling and emotionally devastating illnesses known to man. It has been misunderstood
stress
stress
4 Thesis Statement: Private Pyle is pushed to his point in Marine boot camp. He goes through heavy stress that takes him to a psychotic break. This is in turn causes him to commit suicide Stress What is stress? Stress is the physiological and psychological response to a condition that threatens or challenges a person and requires some form of adaptation or adjustment (mastering the world of psychology, 2011). Factors that cause stress are in everyday routines: being stuck in traffic, receiving
psychological essay
psychological essay
I chose to interview a psychologist that focused in adolescent care and mental psychological disorders. In doing so, I wanted to interview someone in the field that had experience not only treating those in need, but also had experience diagnosing those that have caused harmful acts on innocent victims. I did this to so that it could hopefully prepare myself of not only the signs to look for, but also how to handle them when and if I?m approached with the situation. Being in such a vulnerable en
false diagnosis of adhd
false diagnosis of adhd
Between 2003 and 2007, the CDC reported a rise from 7.8% to 9.5% in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD or ADD, in children from the ages of four to seventeen in the United States. In 2007, that translated to more than five million U.S. children diagnosed with ADHD, with 2.8 million children receiving prescriptions for stimulant medication by 2008 (Breggin). One may say that the United States has come upon an ADHD epidemic. However, the increase in cases of
EBP in Counseling Research Paper
EBP in Counseling Research Paper
EBP in Counseling Research Paper Evidence-Based Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy Angel M. Perez Liberty University Counselor Professional Identity, Function, & Ethics COUN501 Dr. Natika McNeil 06 July 2013 Abstract Psychology, in its beginnings, was regarded more as a pseudoscience. Psychology was not considered a science, but a branch of philosophy until the late 1870ís. In 1879, Wilhelm Wundt opened the first experimental laboratory in psychology at a university in Germany. Wundt is cr
The Long Battle to Rethink Mental Illness in Child
The Long Battle to Rethink Mental Illness in Child
The Long Battle to Rethink Mental Illness in Children General Psychology Mrs. Stovall 2/19/2016 Abstract My research will consist of the fact that children are sometimes missed diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Most children are diagnosed when they are young. Sometimes children are too young to even develop the behavior for some of the psychiatric disorders that the doctors diagnose them with. The main concerns of the article are that the amount of time it takes to develop a new disease. T
Outline Template
Outline Template
University of Phoenix Material Outline Template Part One I. Introductory notes: It is easy to overlook some of the severe issues thousands of people deal with every day. It is assumed, that a victim of child abuse with no physical damage is simply a lucky survivor, which should be able to easily move forward with their lives. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many victims. Child abuse and neglect can lead to deeper issues. Child abuse is a serious issue that should be addressed vigorously
Depression
Depression
Depression Victoria Vincent What are Psychological Disorders and Abnormal Behavior? Psychological Disorders Psychological disorders are a pattern of psychological symptoms which impact multiple life areas and create distress for the person who is experiencing such disorders. Abnormal Behavior Any behavior which deviates from the normal behavior or behavior shown by a normal functioning person is said to be an abnormal behavior. Classification of Depression: Depression belongs to Mood Disorders.
Crystal Diaz
Crystal Diaz
Crystal Diaz Souliotis Comm 20 28, March 2011 Inf ormative : Sleep Deprivation Topic: My topic is on sleep deprivation. Organizational Pattern: My organizational pattern is topical. Specific Purpose: My specific purpose is to i nform the audience of sleep deprivation. Primary Audience Outcome: My primary audience outcome is that the audience will understand the causes of sleep deprivation, notice the symptoms, and know the treatments. Thesis Statement: Sleep d e privation is very common , and i
Suhaila Mohamed Mohideen
Suhaila Mohamed Mohideen
Suhaila Mohamed Mohideen Speech March 4, 2016 The Importance of Sleep (Persuasive Speech) Introduction: Hello, everyone! My name is Suhaila and today I am doing my persuasive speech on The Importance of Sleep. Sleep is something that is neglected by us and is overseen. We all disregard sleep as a college student since we have some much stuff to do that we forget to take care of ourselves and to sleep properly. For our brain to function to its full potential we must sleep. I will talk about the
UNIT 5
UNIT 5
UNIT 5 Name: Stpehanie Gonzalez Requirements for Unit 5: 10 hours of a physical activity or sport. (20 points) 1 sport article with summary and opinion. (5 points) 1 diet or fitness article with summary and opinion.(5 points) Course Paper completed. (50 points) Please remember that your paper must be at least 500 words and double spaced. If you type it, please use a 12-point font. See page 6 for more details. Final Steps At this time your Course Paper is due. Turn it in when you turn in the res