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Eating Disorders in Young Children - Eating Disorders in Young Children "GIRL GIRL. Time for supper!" I yelled upstairs. GIRL wouldn't come down. Finally, after ten minutes, she came and sat at the table in front of her food. No matter how hard I tried, she wouldn't eat anything. After a while I got the courage to ask her why she wouldn't eat her supper. She responded, "I am too fat." I was shocked to hear this from a fifth-grader who was only ten years old and was closer to being underweight than overweight. She continued to tell me that a lot of her friends didn't eat much, because they thought they were fat as well....   [tags: Health, Pyschology, Personal Experience] 325 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - ANOREXIA Anorexia or other wise know as Anorexia Nervosa, is a condition characterized by fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image or in other words, someone who thinks that they are fat when they are probably already too thin. Such a distorted image can lead to an excessive weight loss from stopping food intake and or excessive exercise. Anorexia nervosa is not associated with any preexisting physical illness. It is found in teens and young adults, but especially young women....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 362 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder The subject of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has undergone intense research in the past decade. Much of this is rooted in the fact that approximately 5% of children are affected with the disorder. Children with ADHD are identified as having increased behavioral difficulties because of excessive motor activities, poor self-regulation and inattentiveness. It has been found that as many as 30% of children inflicted with ADHD have learning disabilities with academic underachievement becoming a common correlate....   [tags: Behavior Disorders, Psychology] 303 words
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Food and Eating in Areopagitia - In Areopagitica, Milton talks heavily about the topic of food and eating because it was something that was familiar to all his readers. Not only does everyone eat, but in the Bible that all his good Christian readers would have read there is much said about what foods are right or wrong to eat. Milton uses passages in the Bible to support his analogy that if man is free to choose what is right or wrong to consume in order to nourish his physical body, why should he not be able to judge what books should nourish him mentally....   [tags: Poetry] 356 words
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Understanding Bipolar Disorder - Understanding Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the most tragic mood disorders today, because it virtually taunts with the affected person's mind. Bipolar disorder also known as manic depressive disorder is a mental condition in which the person alternates between feelings of mania and depression. These feeling are extreme opposites, and thus create tremendous mental and physical stress on the person affected. This unfortunate disorder affects one to two percent of the adult population....   [tags: Papers] 336 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder What does three percent of our population have in common. The answer is a disorder known as Obsessive Compulsive disorder, or OCD. OCD is one of the most overlooked disorders among all mental illnesses, however it is more dominant than schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. OCD is in most cases as simple as the repetitive washing of ones hands, but in rare cases it may be as severe as feeling a need to harm someone. OCD is a undiscriminating in the sense that it equally affects men and women as well as all races and peoples regardless of economic status and cultural upbringing....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 289 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder *Missing Works Cited* Do you often find yourself thinking repetitive thoughts, or performing repetitive actions. If, so you may be suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) along with many other people. One in every 50 Americans has been diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive, gtonline). The nagging obsessions can become irritating and leave you feeling hopeless. On top of the overpowering conditions, understanding, treating, and dealing with OCD can be quite overwhelming....   [tags: Papers] 328 words
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celeb psychology - Many people feel a pressure to look a certain way in today’s world. Many also feel overweight, even though they are an average size. Numerous people are deceived by the media that happiness and success follows when a thin body is present. However, what they don’t show on television is how unhealthy, both physically and psychologically, it is to have such an unrealistic image of “perfection” in their minds. There are so many different aspects when it comes to eating disorders and celebrities. The majority of society may believe that it is nothing more than either not eating at all, or maybe even just the concept of bulimia....   [tags: essays research papers] 349 words
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Stereotyping Overweight People is Demeaning - Stereotyping Overweight People is Demeaning Stereotyping can happen in numerous ways; one very cruel way of stereotyping would be stereotyping a person for being overweight. People often stereotype others because of beliefs they have learned from their parents or on their own. Discriminating against a person because of one's weight can be a seriously hurtful and demeaning thing. Many people assume that the causes for being overweight are eating all day and rarely exercising. Some people call overweight people slobs or lazy, when in most instances this isn't the case....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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Anxiety disorders - Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorders in the United States. There are four different types of anxiety disorders: phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of fear and apprehension. Phobias are irrational fears of an object or a situation that is not likely to be dangerous. Phobias cause disruption in one’s ability to carry out day-to-day functions. Most people have suffer from phobias are afraid of certain things....   [tags: essays research papers] 333 words
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Anorexia Nervosa - ANOREXIA NERVOSA Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to intentionally starve themselves or severely restrict their food intake. Anorexia usually occurs at the time of puberty and involves extreme weight loss. People who have this disorder have a fear of becoming overweight even though they are 15% below the average weight. Many causes of anorexia show that they adhere to strict exercise routines to keep off weight, 90% of all anorexics are women. The cause of anorexia is unknown, but people with this disorder believe that they will be happier and more excepted thin....   [tags: essays research papers] 348 words
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The Impact of Anorexia - Anorexia is an eating disorder use to control weight by limiting one's food intake. A person with anorexia is usually afraid of gaining weight even if he/she stands in a category from underweight to average weight. People who believe gaining weight is a failure and loosing weight is an accomplishment can become anorexic. Anorexics put their lives at risk because of the danger it can result. The cause is known psychologically and socially of why people become anorexic; as a result, it can ruin their health and social life....   [tags: Health] 345 words
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Letter to the Parents of Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome - Letter to the Parents of Child with Prader-Willi Syndrome Dear Parents, I am writing you because I was informed that you have a child with the Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). I have recently been researching this disorder and want to give you some information about it that you may not yet know and suggestions that may help in maintaining your child's health and safety. Prader-Willi Syndrome is a two-stage non-hereditary genetic disorder that occurs in both male and females. The first stage is the mutation of gene expression, the second stage starts after the child is born....   [tags: Papers] 355 words
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Suffering from Anorexia - Suffering from Anorexia We often hear of people who suffer every day from different illnesses such as AIDS, cancer, tuberculosis, and many other types of illnesses. We tend to forget about the illness that affects the life of about eight million Americans in witch 90% of them are women. One of the main types of eating disorders is called Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is a illness that is caused by intense fear of gaining weight or becoming over weight. It is also caused by an excessive weight loss from restricting food to the body and continuing to exercise....   [tags: Papers] 349 words
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ADHD Theories - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as a pattern of continued shortfalls to attention as well as impulsive hyperactivity, which occurs permanently more than expected throughout the moderate growth, and which appears clearly in the variety of statuses(APA, 2000). This situation dramatically leads to various deteriorations in the child's progress in both of social and academic aspects.(Mayes,Bagwell and Erkulwater, 2009). (ADHD) is described as a chaotic behavior disorder with particular deficit in Address the neuropsychological symptoms ....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Concept - Concept Manic depressive disorder is a chemical imbalance within the brain. This disorder disrupts you mood and causes your emotions to fluctuate. Mood swings. The disorder causes one to experience extreme depression and mania. The intensity of the mood swings vary going from mild, moderate, and severe. Without treatment the severity and frequency of the illness builds up over the years. Non-professionals normally call this disease “manic-depressive illness”. Those in the psychiatric field refer to it as “bipolar disorder”....   [tags: essays research papers] 335 words
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Hello - The article I am going to evaluate throughout this essay, fundamentally regards a mother whom lost over nine stone in weight so that, she claims, her four-year-old and her two-year-old daughters would not be embarrassed anymore. I believe this article, though brief, incorporates numerous psychological issues, which are present in daily life. The concerns are primarily socio-psychological in origin, however, they cover a wide range of psychological issues such as self-esteem, peer pressure, social judgeability, eating disorders, and parental-child relationships, to name but a few....   [tags: essays research papers] 337 words
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Managing and Preventing Obesity in Children - Managing and Preventing Obesity in Children Childhood obesity (overweight) is a common problem.Children need to be taught to develop good eating habits to avoid gaining excess weight. Check with your child's doctor to confirm that his obesity isn't due to genetics or some other medical problem. Parents can help the child by being supportive of him. Never make fun of him. Explain why he has to lose weight. Gather family support for him. The parent must also be a role model and show good eating habits....   [tags: Papers] 314 words
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hey ya poop - Autism is a very complex disorder because it varies in the form it may affect each individual and in the levels of severity. While some people with autism may be very bright, others may have a very low IQ. Therefore there is a wide range between the symptoms, treatment, and deficits of each autistic person. But what autistic persons do have in common is that their disorder affects their ability to communicate, form relationships with others, and respond appropriately to the environment (Psychology Today 2002)....   [tags: essays research papers] 344 words
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The Fabry Disease - The Fabry Disease Classification The Fabry Disease is a hereditary disorder, caused by the lack of alphagalactosidase A. It is an x-linked recessive inheritance. Therefore it is the females that carry it. The ones who are mostly affected by this disease are the males. Female carriers, though, may develop angiokeratomas and may have problems with burning pains. Very few of the carriers may also have kidney or heart problems. This disease occurs in 1 of 40,000 people. Descriptions A person with the Fabry disease develops angiokeratomas, which are clusters of raised, dot-like lesions....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 335 words
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Analysis of Aileen Wuornos's Psyche - Aileen Wuornos suffers from borderline personality disorder, which brings an overwhelming fear of abandonment. When that fear escalated, it could well have been the trigger for what Aileen called her "killing days." This disorder would be what drove her to kill. Aileen’s childhood is most likely what started her into the life she led. From the time she was a little girl she was trouble. Aileen did poorly in school and was promiscuous before even becoming a teenager. She was pregnant by the age of 14 and was sent away to an unwed mothers home....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 271 words
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All Doped Up - Dopamine and Neurological Problems An integral component of the Central Nervous System is dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter which plays a major role in carrying out two activities of the CNS. Dopamine assists in controlling movement, and it is strongly linked with behaviors based on emotion. Neurons from an area of the brain, substantia nigra, which connects to the corpora striata is the area from where dopamine is released. This pathway is involved in movement control and the musculoskeletal system....   [tags: Papers] 316 words
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Understanding Fear and Phobias - Understanding Fear and Phobias For something that can cause as much suffering as a phobia, as remarkable how many people lay claim to having one and how many of them are wrong. Experts say, a true phobic reaction is a whole different category of terror, a central nervous system wildfire that's impossible to mistake. In the face of the thing that triggers fear, phobics experience sweating, racing heart, difficult breathing and even a fear of imminent death -- all accompanied by an overwhelming need to flee....   [tags: Informative] 293 words
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Bronchitis - Bronchitis is an INFLAMMATION of the membrane that lines the air passages, or, bronchial tubes, of the LUNGS and results in the narrowing of these air passages. This disorder may be of either an acute or chronic type. Irritation of mucus-producing glands within the membrane results in the production of excess bronchial secretions. The main symptoms of bronchitis are cough and increased expectoration of sputum, with or without associated wheezing and shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis is usually caused by infection by one of the many viruses that cause the common COLD or INFLUENZA and is frequently associated with MEASLES....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 338 words
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Social Ecology versus Differential Association - Social Ecology versus Differential Association Which is a better theory of crime Social ecology or differential association. While both have good concepts I feel that both are somewhat flawed in their concepts of crime. But for the purposes of this paper I will chose differential association as the better predictor and concept for criminal behavior as a whole. Social ecology says that most criminal behavior is centered around those areas that are central to a neighborhood. So if a neighborhood is one of great social and economical pressures then crime is more prevalent in that area as this is true it is not true of all residents of that area....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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Explication of Diane Thiels "The Minefield" - Diane Thiel’s poem “The Minefield” is about a man who’s mind has been ravaged by memories of a war in his childhood. She shows that even though the war had been over for years, the memory of it haunted the man in everything that he did. Through a powerful combination of symbols, dark images, and a split chronology, she creates a full picture of a life changed forever by war. In the first stanza, the tone is lighter, describing a scene where two boys are running through towns. The boys race, the faster one being described as a “wild rabbit”....   [tags: essays research papers] 340 words
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National Debt - National Debt The above statement suggests that the government should not make cuts in the social fabric because it can always roll over the debt, therefore, the national debt can be ignored. This statement means nothing to many Americans who would never dream of having a conversation about the national debt. Before reading about the national debt, I was one of those Americans who didn't care to realize the trouble my country, the land of the free, home of the brave, is in grave trouble....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers Economics]
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The Environmental Revolution - Since the first time having blown bubbles in my Open Water class, I've logged over 100 dives.  This love for diving has evolved into an intense passion towards protecting the ocean, and all of its inhabitants.  I've chosen to put my love for the ocean into action, as an environmentalist.  Actually, this passion extends out towards efforts that look to help all the planetary domains gain protection.  As such, I appreciate when others take the time educate me on those other realms for which I know less about.  To be an environmentalist, one must choose the cause which resonates within ones sole, and run with it.  One must be willing to educate people about the environment while being open to education from those people who support other causes.  Together we can help each other towards learning how to become a true "Environmentalist"....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 362 words
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Agriculture - Agriculture One face of agriculture that we see scatered throughout the news today is that of genetically modified foods. This has an impact on many different aspects of the agriculture world. From the seed dealer, to the farmer that buys the seed, to the elevator that the farmer sells to; all are affected by the new technologies that are involved in this part of production agriculture. Genetically modified foods have come under heavy fire lately. There are some countries that are against buying these types of foods....   [tags: Papers] 311 words
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Quorn Products - Quorn Products The Quornâ„¢ product range is a delicious healthy alternative to meat found in a range of meals and food products. The unique ingredient in all Quornâ„¢ foods is derived from the edible fungi family, as are mushrooms, truffles and morels, and provides the taste and texture of a full range of meat products and ready meals but is entirely meat free. Whether you are a meat eater or a vegetarian, if you are looking to eat more healthily, you are bound to find something to suit the whole family, that won't compromise on taste....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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The Effects of Antidepressants on Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Depression - This article informs about a study that makes the connection between psycholgogical and physical symptoms of depression, and it highlights new possibilities of treating physical complaints separately. It is a known fact that mostly unexplainable physical symptoms appear in depressed patients, and often they are the signals that indicate to physicians the presence of an affective disorder. These symptoms are most commonly: fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, nausea and back pain. In this research, 601 patients undergoing different therapies for their depression were chosen randomly to participate....   [tags: Nursing] 297 words
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Napoleon - Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “Nothing has been simpler than my elevation…It is owing to the peculiarities of the time.” Coming to power at a time of instability and disorder in France immediately following the French Revolution, Napoleon quickly established himself as the political leader and military power behind France. Easily and efficiently overthrowing the poorly managed Directory, Napoleon established a three man governing body referred to as the Consulate. Naming himself Consul for Life in 1802, and crowning himself emperor in 1804, Napoleon made it clear that is was a time of dramatic change in France....   [tags: French History, French Revolution] 321 words
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Absorptive and Postabsorptive States - Absorptive and Postabsorptive States The absorptive state is the time during and right after eating a meal. The absorptive state lasts for four hours, during and after each meal. During this state glucose is the most important energy fuel. Amino acids and fats are used to form degraded protein, and small amounts are used to provide ATP. Metabolites are transformed to fat if they are not used for anabolism. Glucose is formed by the conversion of fructose and galactose, which are stored in the liver from the entrance of monosaccharides....   [tags: Biology] 286 words
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Paradise Lost by John Milton - Paradise Lost by John Milton In John Milton's Paradise Lost, we learn of Milton's epic poem that deals with the entire story of man's fall from grace, including background for Satan's motives. In Book 1 of the poem, a brief introduction mentions the fall of Adam and Eve caused by the serpent, which was Satan, who led the angels in revolt against God and was cast into hell. The scene then opens on Satan lying dazed in the burning lake, with Beelzebub, next in command, beside him. Satan assembles his fallen legions on the shore, where he revives their spirits by his speech....   [tags: Papers] 361 words
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