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Emotional Trauma and the Adolescent Brain - There are many types of trauma that can effect an adolescent and without the proper treatment of the traumatic event the adolescent can have difficulty adapting and developing into adulthood. Kathleen J. Moroz, of the Vermont Agency of Human Services, defines trauma as a physical or psychological threat or assault to a child’s physical integrity, sense of self, safety of survival or to the physical safety of another person significant to the child. She goes on to list the types of trauma a child may be exposed to....   [tags: Teen Development, Psychological Treatment]
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Taking a Look at Childhood Abuse - Since 2006 the amount of head trauma related incidents from child abuse has increased more rapidly than expected and has significantly risen within the past year, As a college student studying and coming into close contact with many locals and families of locals, I wondered why this was happening. Scientist isn’t sure if it’s economic stress of if there is just a random wave of violence streaming through the United States family households. I immediately came across the physical damages that had been done to children with connection to child abuse and though rather than focusing on this matter with connection to child abuse and thought rather than focusing on this matter with in the United S...   [tags: emotional trauma] 1931 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - During the course of any job, a person may possibly encounter things that might shock them. Many men and women who choose the career of being a police officer may often receive Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the levels of violence they see throughout their daily lives. If a person has already suffered from traumatic experiences before in their lives, they can be at a greater risk of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Risk, 2010). Police officers who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can also act differently towards citizens and in other aspects of their job....   [tags: police, soldier, emotional trauma] 736 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Several studies indicate that approximately 13% to 50% of children exposed to family violence qualify for diagnosis of PTSD (Margolin & Vikerman, 2011). Examples of household problems could be domestic violence, child physical abuse, rape and molestation. Children experiencing physical pain or witnessing physical pain at home are at risk of containing many mental health issues other than PTSD. Disorders such as depression, separation anxiety or hyperactivity disorder could also affect the child....   [tags: mental, emotional trauma, psychology]
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Reaching Acceptance: the Five Stages of Grief - When one is faced with grief, an individual must go through all of the five stages, whether it is for a brief or extended period of time in order to reach the final stage of acceptance. Denial is the first logical stage that one feels when trying to cope with trauma because it feels safe to trick oneself into thinking that the event did not actually occur. Anger follows when the individual realizes that the trauma did occur and there is nothing to make it better. Depression is the third stage in the grief process in which one feels helpless and dark with nowhere to run....   [tags: loss, emotional trauma, coping mechanisms]
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Teen Sexual Activity Causes Sexually Transmitted Diseases, AIDS, Pregnancy, and Emotional Trauma - Teen Sexual Activity Causes Sexually Transmitted Diseases, AIDS, Pregnancy, and Emotional Trauma Set aside the moral imperatives, the screams and shouts of the conservative masses, the legislators on Capitol Hill who know what's best, and religious scripture that denounces physical pleasure and there exists a very basic premise: Human beings have a preoccupation with sex. It was once stated that "our concern with sex is innate, as much a part of is as the blood and bone with which we were born." An absolutely truthful statement, the subject of sex has become prevalent in today's society....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 930 words
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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - Exposure to domestic violence can impact the behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive development of children. Children who are exposed to domestic violence tend to exhibit more aggressive behaviors with their peers, show signs of depression, and have a difficult time forming relationships (Brown & Bzostek, 2003). Cognitively, studies have shown that children exposed to domestic violence may have difficulties learning and concentrating in school, have difficulties with conflict resolution skills, and may believe in male privilege, (Brown & Bzostek, 2003)....   [tags: emotional behavior, child services,trauma]
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Early Childhood Trauma - Topic Identified: Early childhood trauma refers to the trauma that children experience between the ages of 0 and 6. It has long been challenged that infants and young children cannot and do not have the capacity to understand or retain emotions from traumas that they experience. Recent research indicates otherwise. But because infants and young children’s reactions vary somewhat from older children and they are unable to verbalize their reactions and responses to threatening or dangerous experiences it is generally assumed that their age protects them from the impact of these traumatic events....   [tags: trauma between 0 and 6 years old] 657 words
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Trauma for Soldiers in "The Things They Carried" by Tim O’Brien - Trauma can be defined as something that repeats itself. In The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, trauma recurs in soldiers for different reasons. However, although their reasons for trauma are different, the things they carried can symbolize all the emotions and pasts of these soldiers. One man may suffer trauma from looking through letters and photographs of an old lover, while another man could feel trauma just from memories of the past. The word “carried” is used repeatedly throughout The Things They Carried....   [tags: Trauma, Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien,] 884 words
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War and Trauma: Dulce Et Decorum Est, and The Hurt Locker - War and Trauma: Owen & Turner Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen and The Hurt Locker by Brian Turner are captivating and heartbreaking examples of great antiwar poems. Wilfred Owens and Brian Turners first hand experiences of the traumatic horrors of war make their writings overwhelmingly effective. Their poems both express how war is physically and mentally damaging and their words paint vivid pictures of the unspeakable realities of war such as suicide bombers, and the use of mustard gas among other weapons....   [tags: war, trauma, poetry, literature]
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The Psychological Damage of Sexual Trauma - Approximately 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today (Bull,2001). This figure continues to grow daily as perpetrators of this crime continue in this destructive path. To get a better understanding of what sexual trauma can do to a child the website all about counseling asked us to imagine “ a 6 year old being abused by a family member, say Uncle Joe. Uncle Joe has been very nice to the child up until the other day. He then steps across sexual boundaries, or even becomes physically hurtful to the child....   [tags: Psychology, argumentative, persuasive]
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Trauma and Positive Psychology - To understand positive psychology and trauma, one must first understand what each term means. First, positive psychology is the study and focus on the best in human behavior. It is a fairly new perspective being observed and used by psychologists from all over the world. The goal of positive psychology is to study and promote conditions that can help people to achieve happy, healthy, and productive lifestyles. It is derived from research and theories from many areas of psychology and tying them together while focusing on the positive aspects of human behavior....   [tags: human behavior, mental stability, psychology]
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Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Trauma - Cathy Caruth’s “Psychoanalysis, Culture, and Trauma” claims that “to be traumatized is precisely to be possessed by an image or event” (Caruth 3). This idea of possession is seen in Edgar Allan Poe’s “Ulalume” through the narrator’s enigmatic journey toward his dead lover’s grave. Throughout the poem, the narrator unknowingly works to overcome the trauma that is associated with “surviving” the event of his lover dying. The narrator is seemingly able to understand the true cause of his trauma through the use of the paradoxical duality of attraction/repulsion and familiar/unfamiliar contained in the “Uncanny” as described by Sigmund Freud in “The Uncanny.” The narrator uses the information gai...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Cathy Caruth] 2660 words
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Psychological Trauma - The term “Psychological trauma” refers to damage wrought from a traumatic event, which that damages one’s ability to cope with stressors. “Trauma” is commonly defined as an exposure to a situation in which a person is confronted with an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to self or others’ physical well-being (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Specific types of client trauma frequently encountered by which therapists and other mental health workers frequently encounter in a clinical setting include sexual abuse, physical , or sexual assault, natural disasters such as earthquakes or tsunamis, domestic violence, and school or/and work related v...   [tags: Psychology]
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The Effect of Childhood Trauma on Brain Development - According to the Center for Disease Control, one in every three girls and one in every five boys are sexually abused by an adult at some time during childhood. Child abuse is a vicious cycle. After a child is abused it puts a deterrent on his or her ability to succeed in life. Examples of this are adults who were abused as children are twice as likely to become abusers themselves. The majority of people in prisons were abused as children. It is no wonder why childhood trauma has such a horrible impact on a person’s personality and brain....   [tags: Child Abuse and Brain Development] 1043 words
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Horror Movie Trauma - Horror movies today are a part of our culture, and different cultures around the world. This genre of movie may be a hit or miss with people, but it sure does have some devoted fans. People crave adrenaline; and scary movies can be very satisfying. The only problem is, some argue that seeing so many terrifying images can harm your psychological state and your health. In some cases this is true, but in many other cases people tend to handle fear quite well and learn to overcome it. Neuroscientists have long been doing research on how fear and strongly emotional experiences tend to make a longer impression on one's memory....   [tags: Film]
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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is one of the most commonly utilized interventions for children (Cary & McMillen, 2011). TF-CBT is a highly structured intervention consisting of 90-minute weekly sessions. The clinician works with the client through eight competencies, including psychoeducation, relaxation, affective expression and regulation, cognitive coping, trauma narrative development and processing, gradual exposure, joint parent/child sessions, and enhancing future development (Cary & McMillen, 2011)....   [tags: play therapy, behavior treatment] 1443 words
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Identifying Trauma and PTSD in Clients with Psychiatric Disorders - ... The lack of recognition of exposure to trauma by clinicians has a significant impact in client’s experience during treatment because many of them lack the skills to bring up the topic for discussion during counseling, and many other clients are not even aware of the relationship between their traumatic experiences, and how those experiences have contributed to their psychiatric illness. Moreover, Putts (2014) concluded that 46% of clients met the criteria for PTSD diagnosis within four months post hospitalization and another 35% met the PTSD criteria for diagnosis 11 months post hospitalization (p.84)....   [tags: severely distressing experiences]
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Overview of Canadian Aboriginal Women Trauma Caused by Colonialism - Colonialism is the main cause of trauma, intergenerational trauma, and marginalization of Canadian Aboriginal women who have lost their sense of health and wellness, which has led to countless disappearances and murders. Trauma can be defined as an “extreme, important event against a person’s body or self-concept” (Frideres, 2011, p. 80), and unless measures are taken to counteract the serious injury and harm caused by trauma it can result in the inability of a person to self-heal (Frideres, 2011)....   [tags: Resiliency, Indian Act, Marginalization]
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The Painful and Emotional Effects of Divorce - Divorce is an emotionally painful experience for everyone involved, especially toward the children in the family. But yet, the law officials continue fabricating laws and devising regulations to make it harder for spouses seeking a divorce or separation to get one. The family has to deal with child custody and support, spousal support such as counseling, property distribution, and a possible name change. Divorce is not only a financial struggle for the families involved, but it is also a nuisance between family relationships....   [tags: changes, couples, family]
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The Emotional Side of Infertility - Infertility is essentially the inability to conceive after one year of timely unprotected sexual intercourse and, or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth (Glover, 2008, p. 209). Of the many possible causes for infertility, 70% of the cases are attributed to natural causes and the remainder due to idiopathic, or unexplained factors (Kraaij, 2009, p. 19). Infertility is a complex medical issue that not only affects a woman physiologically, but also impinges on many other aspects of her life....   [tags: pregnancy, treatments, impact] 1669 words
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Traumas of the Afro-American Race - Trauma is an incident that leads to a great suffering of body or mind. It is a severe torture to the body and breaks the body’s natural equilibrium. It is defined as an emotional wound causing a psychological injury. American Psychological Association, defined trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks and strained relationships....   [tags: Trauma, Afro-Americans, slavery]
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The Effects of Psychological Trauma on Family - Psychological Trauma can alter, destroy and create a lot of bad impacts in a person’s life. The main definition of psychological trauma is the results of unique individual experience of an unusually event that invaded a person’s sense of security and safety, making he or she feels helpless and at risk of dangerous situation, and the ability to assimilate his or her emotional experience is overwhelmed at certain situation. (Lawrence Robinson, 2011) A much more serious psychological trauma can leads to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) in certain circumstance....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Childhood Emotional Abuse - Although all therapists are aware of the childhood emotional abuse issue, it is possible that only few therapists understand the scope of the issue. Emotional maltreatment is harder to detect than other forms of abuse because it is more subtle. When Child Protective Services (CPS) conduct family assessments, it is the hardest form of abuse to prove because parents are very open about the topic and emotional abuse does not leave any physical evidence behind. However, it certainly influences a child's self-esteem, promotes the feeling of guilt, insecurity, and creates the inability to form stable relationships during adulthood....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Protective Services] 2290 words
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Childhood Trauma and Neurological Development - Childhood is a time for playdates and learning, a time for big dreams and imaginary adventures. Safety and security should not be questions that linger in uncertainty. However, this is not the case for many children across the globe. Thousands of children from all walks of life each day are faced with unspeakable horror and must deal with the resulting trauma from then on. However, in children, managing this trauma takes a different toll on the mind and heart than it does in adults. While the type of trauma may vary in pervasiveness across countries, trauma occurring in childhood has the ability to cause long term damage to the growing neurological functioning in the brain and negatively inf...   [tags: substance abuse, mental health, child abuse]
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The Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse - An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today (Darness2Light, 2009a ). This figure continues to grow daily as perpetrators of this crime continue in this destructive path. The definition of child sexual abuse is the force, coercion, or cajoling of children into sexual activities by a dominant adult or adolescent. Sexual abuse of children includes touching (physical) sexually including: fondling; penetration (vaginal or anal using fingers, foreign objects or offenders organs; oral sex, or non-physical contact including: sexual comments; indecent exposures; masturbating in a child’s presence; child prostitution or child pornography (Child Welfare, 2009a)....   [tags: children, sexual abuse, family, argumentative, per] 1679 words
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The Trauma and Learning Policy Initative - This article sparked my interest because it involved Angelo Elementary School in Brockton Ma, which is right next to my town and also where I student taught with a friend of the family. The guidance counselor there told me heartbreaking stories of the children and what types of issues they face. She told me about the programs to help the students emotionally as well as other areas. This article revolves around this program called the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative that’s goal is to change the school environment for the students who face adversity everyday so they can come to school and feel safe, secure, and learn coping skills....   [tags: environment, safe, calm, minds] 1018 words
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Negarive Impact of Emotional Child Neglect - A controversial discussion of child neglect has erupted within many writers, scholars, and social workers. This discussion has collided many individuals to bring up certain details to defend their position. Child neglect has become a discussion within many due to the accuracy its long term effect has on children. Many indigenous people say that child neglect can be forgotten with time, while others believe child neglect can never be forgotten, and can create a scared,dramatic trauma to the future of the child....   [tags: rejection of absence of a parent figure to a child]
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Poverty, Neglect, and Trauma from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - ... Children who endure long time neglect and trauma are predisposed to self-destructive and even illegal activities. Music explains how neglected children are forced to learn by themselves. Adults traumatised as children have more psychological and physical problems than others, are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, to end up in prison or the psychiatric system, are less likely to manage stable relationship, to do well educationally, or to hold down stable employment. Children who have been abused or neglected in childhood are far more vulnerable to serious mental health disorders such as borderline personality disorder and major depression (Zaanarini, 1997)....   [tags: functions, neglect, development, identity] 2098 words
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Exposure to Trauma: PTSD - Bad things happen for everyone. However, describing a psychological or mental health response following exposure to a traumatic event as a single, universal mechanism has turned out to be unachievable goal since there is no single response to it. Moreover, it is apparent that there are individual differences in resilience and risk factors that play a crucial role in response to potentially traumatic event and prevent a description of a response to an event that would affect people uniformly. During the course of a normal life span, most people at different times in their lives are confronted with the adverse events such as the death of a close friend or relative (Kessler, Sonnega, Bromet, Hu...   [tags: Resilience, Factors, Stress]
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Infant Trauma - There are many types of trauma that people experience everyday in our world. People can do awful things to each other, including violence, abuse, and neglect. Accidents happen that leave us feeling distressed. Some threaten our sense of safety and connection. These are all experiences that take time to heal and recover from. We must find a way to reconcile the life we had before it happened and the life as we know it after a tragic event. The pain of the memories alone can be devastating. It takes time and support to find a sense of self again, to feel safe in the world again....   [tags: Psychology, Health, Social Issues] 1401 words
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Childhood Trauma and Symptoms of Psychological Disorders - Psychology researchers have conducted many case studies and have spent countless hours reviewing case studies that have already been done to try to find the answer to the question, does childhood trauma cause and effect the symptoms of patients with psychological disorders such as Schizophrenia and Psychosis, or can the trauma cause a patient to have Schizophrenia or Psychosis. Many case studies’ findings state that there is a link. Some studies say only certain symptoms are affected. I want to know what symptoms are affected and what kind of childhood trauma could have possibly affected the symptoms of patients who have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Psychosis, or if the childhood...   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Child Care: Needs Assessment - In this paper I will be discussing the choices I should have made with my past client, John, and how I have grown as a child care professional through my successes and failures therein. I will also discuss how I would go about treating him now, focusing more on cognitive developmental therapy as well as dealing further with his anger and violent actions. My goal in this aspect is to show how I would find the roots of his anger caused by his past to better help him conquer these issues in the future....   [tags: trauma-informed care, trauma, behavior]
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Birth Injury and Birth Trauma in Newborns - Birth injuries or birth trauma is the damage of tissues or organs during or shortly after childbirth. This includes any damage that is long term including brain and cranium injuries. Injuries at birth can often times be a result of doctor or nurse error. Trained professionals that are caring for you and the baby during and after the birth must watch out for any signs that could result in a birth injury. Sadly, reports indicate that about 40 babies per day are born with a birth injury. Males have a higher rate of birth injury than females....   [tags: Babies, Malpractice] 641 words
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Childhood Abuse and Neglect and Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome - Introduction This study briefly reviews complex trauma and discusses how it manifests in adolescents with a history of childhood abuse and neglect. A history of childhood abuse and neglect often leads to long-term emotional, behavioral and physical dysregulation that do not always fit the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) diagnostic criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This has led to the proposal of a separate but related diagnosis termed Developmental Trauma Disorder (Cook, Blaustein, Spinazzola & van der Kolk, 2003; van der Kolk, 2005; Najjar, Weller, Weisbrot & Weller, 2008)....   [tags: Complex Trauma in Adolescents]
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How Child Trauma Affects a Relationship Attachment - How child trauma effects a relationship attachment Children that form attachment bond relationships can possibly start to trust others, control their emotions, and relate to the world. They can sense the world as safe and gain an understanding of their importance as individuals. If these relationships are unbalanced the child can realise that they can’t depend on others to help them. In a scenario where a guardian abuses a child, the child then may see the world as a bad place.   Most children that have experienced abuse can find it difficult in making a strong attachment bond with the parent....   [tags: traumatic experience, friendship] 820 words
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Accident Fall are the Main Cause of Dental Trauma in India - ... This procedure involves removal of 1–2 mm of crestal bone adjacent to the deepest part of the fracture and restoring the normal sulcus depth of 2 mm, while for a successful extrusion and post-treatment restoration, the distance from the fracture line to the apex should not be less than 12 mm and a crown root ratio of approximately 50:50 must be obtained. A intracanal post is advocated for supporting the fragment in cases of complicated crown root fractures, when endodontic therapy is performed....   [tags: intracanal post, treatment] 522 words
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Trauma and Adult Learning - Trauma and Adult Learning Effects of Trauma on Learning Adults experiencing the effects of past or current trauma may display such symptoms as difficulty beginning new tasks, blame, guilt, concern for safety, depression, inability to trust (especially those in power), fear of risk taking, disturbed sleep, eroded self-esteem/confidence, inability to concentrate, or panic attacks (Mojab and McDonald 2001). Some people may manifest no symptoms; at the other end of the spectrum is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, characterized by flashbacks, avoidance, numbing of responsiveness (including substance abuse), persistent expectation of danger, constriction (dissociation, zoning out), and memory im...   [tags: Adult Education Learning Essays]
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Police Trauma and Addictions - Police Trauma and Addictions Tabel of Contents Introduction………………………………………………1 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder………………………….2 Substance Use and Abuse………………………………..3 Alcohol Abuse Chart…………………………………….3 Trauma Strass Interventions……………………………..4 Conclusion……………………………………………….4 Bibliography……………………………………………..5 A study of 852 police officers found that nearly 50 percent of male and 40 percent of female officers consumed excessive amounts of alcohol. Excessive amounts of alcohol is defined as more than 8 drinks per week at least twice a month or over 28 drinks a month for males and more than 6 drinks per week at least twice a month or 14 drinks a month for females and that nea...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Agony of the Slaves in The Classic Slaves Narrative - The Classic Slave Narratives is a compilation of different authors that experienced slavery at first hand. Authors like Frederick Douglas, Mary Prince and Harriet Jacobs bring their experiences where, themselves narrate how it was, being born as a slave, growing up as a slave, and endure all the obstacle but find Freedom at last. Throughout the narratives, the differences on place and gender made a significant difference on the treatment of the slave. The female slave due to the constant harassment provoked by their masters, while working and entire day full of errands, had generally a harder life than male slaves did....   [tags: freedom, gender, trauma]
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Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse - Introduction This paper outlines the consequences of child sexual abuse (CSA) based on the examination of results from multiple researches previously fulfilled concerning the psychological and physical impact of this crime, information of statistics, warning signs detected, victims’ performances, and emotional state. Sexual abuse causes severe trauma on child victims that will last for the course of their lives, therefore it is critical to identify and improve the therapeutic methods utilized to treat CSA survivors....   [tags: Child Trauma, Theurapetic Treatment]
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The Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Agoraphobia - <strong>Agoraphobia Demographics</strong> Agoraphobia is a mysterious and potentially debilitating disorder. Its most well known symptom involves fear of being in open spaces. However, sufferers may exhibit one or a combination of many other psychological, physical, or behavioral symptoms. As a result of these symptoms, people suffering from agoraphobia can be quite misunderstood and have difficulties with personal relationships and functioning in normal daily life. People with agoraphobia come from all walks of life and cultures....   [tags: trauma, anxiety, psychotherapy] 715 words
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Physical, Emotional and Social Bullying - When you think of bullying, what do you think of. A lot of people think of a kid thrown against a locker, or people like me think of a girl told she wasn’t as strong or pretty as someone else. This is a subject we hear about a lot but it is extremely important and needs to be stopped. There are many types of bullying and sadly, we will only be able to go over them briefly. Commonly used and hurtful types of bullying are, physical, emotional, and social; there are many ways to solve this. Mostly bullying comes in the three forms....   [tags: solutions, effects, personal experience]
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When Insanity is Sane: Hamlet's Duty and Clever Path Taken to Honor His Father and Denmark - When Insanity is Sane: Hamlet's Duty and Clever Path Taken to Honor His Father and Denmark Traumatic experiences can cause for a negative impact on one’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Sometimes, individuals internalize this trauma and harbor feelings of distress which creates deep-rooted issues that need to be addressed. In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, readers are heart broken and intrigued by the events following a great king’s death. The main character and protagonist, Hamlet, is dealing with the his father’s death as he returns home from studying at a university to not only find that his father has been murdered, but his mother remarried to his uncle....   [tags: trauma, shakespeare, death]
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What is Dissociative Identity Disorder - Dissociative Identity Disorder What is Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Dissociative Identity Disorder, also multiple Identity disorder, is classified as the presence within a person of two or more distinct personality states, each within its own pattern of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and self. It produces a lack of connection between a person’s memory, emotions, thoughts, and actions. Patients with this disorder will not be able to recall key personal information about themselves....   [tags: personality, psychiatric, trauma] 691 words
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Child Trauma - Child Trauma Children experience trauma in different ways and most importantly through different eyes. A child’s temperament and personality can effect the traumatic outcome (if one) for the child. Reactions to trauma may appear immediately after the traumatic event or days or even weeks later. The symptoms of the traumatic reactions may be very individual and depend on the age of the child. Very young children typically have a strong fear of being separated from their parents....   [tags: Papers] 484 words
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Causes of Teenage Depression - A famous author John Green said, “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever they list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of death (“The Only Thing Worse”).” Occasional bad moods or acting out is to be expected, but depression is something different. Depression can destroy the very essence of a teenager’s personality, causing an overwhelming sense of sadness, despair, or anger (“A Guide for Parents”)....   [tags: death, melancholy, trauma]
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Emotional Break-down in Susan Glaspell's Trifles - Emotional Break-down in Trifles Trifles is an interesting story about the emotional break-down of a country woman. It is obvious by certain descriptions within the text that she did have an emotional trauma. However, it is never made clear if she killed her husband or did he commit suicide. The emotional trauma can be scene in the beginning of the story by her attitude towards Mr. Hale. Ms. Wright is in a state of shock her constant rocking; pleating of her skirt; her "queer" look and her dead pan response to how Mr....   [tags: Trifles Essays] 565 words
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Alienation within Beloved - ... Garner, who seems a much more gentle man than his predecessor, still fulfills the role of the definer. As he proudly proclaims that he treats his slaves like “men” he still accepts that it is within his rights to label them as he pleases. They are men because he gives that to them, thus challenging if their manhood is anything more than a title. This causes the slaves to look to their master in order to understand themselves the way their master sees them. This act of looking upwards for identity only further increases the slaves alienation, for instead of creating community and identifying within each other, the slaves look to their master for how to define themselves....   [tags: Toni Morrison, cultural trauma]
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The Trauma of Killing - The United States military continues to engage in one of the longest periods of combat operations in our nation’s history. One of the results is an increase in the amount of persons suffering Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) (2000), a precursor to PTSD is the experience of an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to self or others. Grossman (2009) argues that an additional factor, the emotional and spiritual response to killing another human being, also takes a tremendous toll on the mental health of returning soldiers....   [tags: Psychology]
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Emotional Abuse Leaves no Physical Marks - Emotional abuse leaves no physical marks. It is invisible to the naked eye. No one is safe from emotional abuse, it can occur anywhere and anytime. I am a victim to emotional abuse, and the scars are still freshly present. Both good and bad came from the abuse, but I view myself as an educator raising awareness, not a victim seeking pity, justice, or tears. Emotional abuse can be anything that hinders a child’s growth: consistently putting someone down, or a parent that fails to show love or affection towards his or her child....   [tags: invisible scars] 535 words
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Emotional Release: Benefits of Art Therapy  - Title Emotional Release: Benefits of Art Therapy A 6-year-old girl sits next to her therapist, with signs of anxiety upon her face. Pieces of paper, pencil and some markers are placed in front of the girl. She is hesitant to speak out, but these colors do help release some of the tension in the air. She begins to draw and paint, in a matter of fifteen minutes she finishes with a sequence of fourteen pictures: “A little girl pig is attacked by a man who wax her with a big stick and hits her in the face with a stone, although she has done nothing wrong to him....   [tags: Art Therapy]
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Rape and Extending the Sentence for Rape - Rape is a crime that is committed when someone is forced to have sexual intercourse through physical force or duress. “683,000 rapes occur every year” (CVS) and the national average for people accused of rape is eight years in a federal prison. Rape is a serious crime as well as other crimes but rape is considered to be a more serious and heinous crime along with murder etc. There are also different phases of rape that the victim may go through depending on how they handle it. Eight years in prison is not a good amount of time for someone to serve for what they did, all of the things that involve the process of rape should be incorporated into the sentence: force, against someone’s will, and...   [tags: crime, force, trauma, victim, jail, health]
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The Emotional Crypt in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera - The Emotional Crypt in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera It is a well-known fact that bread keeps fresher longer if one sucks the air from the bag it is in before clipping it tightly shut. Thus, in those nations where bread, our staff of life, is provided for us in brightly colored bags, we dutifully absorb the treacherous air, holding tightly to the theory that everything survives better in a vacuum. It is human nature to keep those things we love and need free from harm, tightly wrapped up and out of the elements.  When trauma strikes a human being it is not uncommon for that person to respond by finding or creating a small pocket of normalcy or "emotional crypt," 1  a...   [tags: Love Time Cholera]
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Fighting the Battle Already Faced: A Look into Social Work Practices in the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers - As a communications major, when I think about what area of religion and spirituality in social work practice is the most relevant to my area of emphasis my mind immediately goes to the research and crisis intervention sector; specifically, the social injustice of child soldiers and the rehabilitation methods used in integrating them back into society stably. Within the social work field there are numerous methodologies and ideas concerning how to integrate religion and spirituality into the rehabilitation of children that have engaged personally in the battlefront of war....   [tags: overcoming psychological and physical trauma]
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The Psychological Impact of Injury on Athletes - Due to the nature of sport, athletes will always be faced with the possibility of becoming injured. Empirical research has demonstrated that injury has a psychological impact on athletes (Quinn & Fallon, 1999). Indeed, sports practitioners often witness negative psychological impacts such as depression and in extreme cases suicidal tendencies in the injured athlete (Jevon & Johnston, 2003). Injuries have a dramatic impact upon an athlete’s life (Deutsch, 1985), Crossman (1997) interviewed athletic trainers and established that 47% of respondents believed that every injured athlete suffered psychological trauma....   [tags: psychology, sports, training, trauma]
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When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka: How Characters Change in the Story - In When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, each of the characters – the mother, the daughter, the son, and the father - change because of their time spent in the Japanese-American internment camps. These characters change in not only physical ways, but they also undergo psychic and emotional changes as a result of staying in the camps. These changes weaken their resolve for living and cause the quality of their lives to decline; some of these changes will affect their lives forever. Their reclassification into the internment camps stays with the family long after they are released from the camps....   [tags: internment camps, trauma, health]
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Effects of Child Abuse on Children, Teens, and Adults - Child abuse undoubtedly affects the children while it is happening. The toll it takes on these children can be seen physically and emotionally through scars, bruises, failing grades, and rebellious attitudes. In many cases these devastating effects do not disappear after the abuse stops or when the child becomes an adult. It follows them for the rest of their life and can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, or suicide itself. Researchers found that abuse and maltreatment during a person’s childhood can affect the way their brain functions....   [tags: depression, trauma, suicide] 826 words
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The Use of Improvisational Music Therapy - Giving Trauma a Voice,” as authored by Dorit Amir and published in Music Therapy Perspectives, examines one way that music therapy can achieve positive change for adult victims of child sexual abuse through the use of improvisation. It introduces some of the psychological aspects of child abuse before detailing a case study centred around a 32-year-old woman over the course of two years. The woman came to therapy in search of a solution for her social and emotional problems. The sessions were recorded by her consent and after some time it was revealed that she had been sexually abused by her father at a young age, though she previously had no memory of this....   [tags: Giving Trauma a Voice]
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The Reason for Repressed Memories - A repressed memory is a condition in which a memory has been blocked by an individual due to the high level of stress or trauma contained in that memory. Even though the individual cannot recall the memory, it may still be affecting them consciously. Since repressed memories cause physical and emotional damage, expressing feelings rather than repressing them after experiencing a traumatic even will highly benefit the effected individual. Repressing memories can be extremely detrimental in both physical and emotional aspects....   [tags: high level of stress or trauma] 868 words
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What´s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)? - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease attributed to single, sporadic, or repetitive brain trauma, including concussions and subconcussive hits (Baugh et al., 2012; Wortzel et al., 2013). This disease was originally referred to as dementia pugilistica, and nicknamed “punch drunk,” because individuals suffering from this disorder would present symptoms that were similar to someone’s mannerisms while being intoxicated (Wortzel et al., 2013). This “drunken” behavior is thought to be attributed to the cognitive, mood, and behavioral alterations as a result of the repetitive hits to the brain over an extended period of time....   [tags: brain trauma, concussions] 1498 words
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Susan Smith - a) Childhood and background (family life, friends) Susan Leigh Vaughan Smith, born on September 26th 1971, was an American woman who was sent to serve life in prison for the murder of her two sons: one 3 year old, Michael Daniel Smith, and one 14-month old, Alexander Tyler Smith. At first, Susan was seen as a selfish killer who had killed her children for the sole purpose of unrequited love, but an insight into her personal life revealed much emotional trauma and signs of depression throughout her childhood....   [tags: murder, prison, trauma, postpartum disorder]
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Music Has a Profound Effect on the Emotional, Social, Intellectual and Physical Aspects of a Person - THESIS: Music has a profound effect on the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical aspects of a person. Music has a strong tie with human emotion. Different genres of music produce different emotions. The type of music listened to can influence the feelings a person experiences. Music also has the astounding ability to quickly change emotions from one to another. Hearing a happy song could change the emotions of sadness or anger to happiness or peace. There are several different aspects of music that change how a song is interpreted....   [tags: music and the psyche] 804 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects 7.7 million American adults and can also occur during childhood. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that stems from a recent emotional threat such as a natural, disaster, war, and car accidents. PTSD usually occurs from an injury or coming close death. A person who has experienced a past traumatic event has a heightened chance of being diagnosed with PTSD after a current trauma. PTSD can also be determined by looking at one’s genes, different emotions, and current or past family setting....   [tags: PTSD, Anxiety Disorder, Emotional Threat]
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Different Dream Theories - Everyone dreams, this is a common phenomenon that all humans share; but why people dream, and what people dream about, can be different for each person. The big question is what does a dream mean, and why did I dream it. There are so many different theories of what makes a person dream; some say to organize the brain, to sort of clean it up and out, it may be due to strong emotions or trauma, or dreams can help figure out and solve problems you may be having. Many different cultures around the world and through out time feel that dreams are bigger; more important than our brains just continuing the thought process while we sleep....   [tags: Emotions, Trauma, Problem Solving]
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