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The Heightening of Airport Security after September 11th - The Heightening of Airport Security after September 11th Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary measures. The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001 required that we reform our nation’s aviation security system in fundamental ways. Three years after the Sept. 11 tragedies, how far has airport and airlines come. It depends on the source. While it is important for airports to heighten security after the attacks of 9/11, the policies of profiling passengers are inadequate and a necessitate revision....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks Aviation Terrorism Essays]
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There are NO Just and Holy Wars - War can often be considered an evil act, an act of aggression against another country for economic or social gain, or can be considered a noble event of justice, a defense mechanism of a protectorate country helping a country in need. However, sometimes the issue of war is mingled with religion, which brings the value of war into question. In some religions, war is considered noble and a gateway to heaven. A jihad in Islam is an example of this type, where some Muslims believe that attacking the “infidel” is considered strong promotion of their religion....   [tags: Christian Crusades, Terrorist Attacks, Jihad] 2133 words
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Anxiety Disorder - Anxiety Disorder What is Anxiety. As defined by Understanding Psychology by Glencoe, Anxiety is a general state of dread or uneasiness that a person feels in response to a real or imagined danger. Anxiety affects 19 million Americans annually and anxiety disorder happens to be the most common mental illness in America. There are many different types of anxiety disorder such as: Panic Disorder, Obsessive – Compulsion Disorder, Phobias, and a few more. Although there is no cure for anxiety disorders, there are treatments to reduce symptoms....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Logistics of Social Phobias and Social Anxieties - Social phobias can be defined as a severe or illogical fear of a certain thing or setting. Social phobias are anxiety conditions and can happen during normal, routine situations. Social phobias are some of the most common types of phobia in today’s society. According to one study, about thirteen percent of the population has a social anxiety disorder (Libal, 15). There are many different types that are common among people. They are claustrophobia, or the fear of confined spaces; agoraphobia, the fear of open spaces or leaving a safe place; and glossophobia, the fear of public speaking....   [tags: Psychology]
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Anxiety - Anxiety Anxiety is one of the most fundamental emotions shared by all species of animals. When confronted with danger, the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system is triggered so that we are prepared to react and protect ourselves. Without anxiety and its physiological manifestations, such as hypersensitivity to environment and enhanced blood supply to leg muscles, the likelihood of harm or disaster in threatening situations would undoubtedly dramatically increase. A moderate amount of anxiety also has the result of prompting individuals to prepare for certain events, such as exams and presentations, that clearly benefit from this action....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Attack on World Trade Center - Attack on World Trade Center Terrorism is the bug of 21 century. Throughout history it has appeared in many various ways: hijacked planes, ships, trains. But never was terrorism committed in such a terrible way as on Tuesday, September 11 in New York City. This tragedy affected us all. It was nice Tuesday morning. Everybody were rushing to their jobs in the most beautiful and remarkable city of the world. Planes in the sky were usual routine of this city at this time. Manhattan was ready to welcome millions of its residents and tourist....   [tags: history] 691 words
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Suicide Bombers - Suicide Bombers      What makes a suicide bomber. Is it religions upbringing with promises of paradise in reward for acts of martyrdom. Is it the parental support he or she receives for his convictions. Is it society with no means of fighting back against oppression and humiliation. (http://www.israelinsider.com/channels/security/articles/sec0049.htm). In this paper I will discuss the characteristics of a suicide bomber, their mission, as well as discuss suicide attacks. Suicide Bombers      Suicide bombers are said to believe that God sends them on their missions, and by the time they are ready to be stopped with explosives, they had reached a hypnotic state....   [tags: Suicide Attacks Islam Koran Terrorism Essays]
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Terrorism Effects - ... She proceeded to call her husband’s cell phone, but he had left it in his car. Now everyday when he goes to work she makes him have his cell phone on him, and turned on at all times or she has a panic attack. Politicians and citizens in far off countries felt sympathy for the people of New York and all of the United States. They never would have thought that the U.S could be attacked in such a huge scale. Some countries saw the United States as a “Super Human” country, and when they saw how easily a group of terrorist suicide pilots took down the World Trade Center, they saw how vulnerable the United States really was....   [tags: hostility, attack, damage, trauma, pain]
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Robin Hood - Jenny Saigon Jenny Saigon is a 23-year-old female who is currently employed at Meijers, and has been working a cashier there for three weeks. Jenny’s last job as a childcare provider was short lived, lasting only about 4 months total. When Jenny heard from a friend that Meijers was on a hiring frenzy, she immediately quit her stressful babysitting job and put in an application. After a brief interview, Jenny was informed that she was the best candidate for the job, and when asked when she could begin, she immediately stammered, “Tomorrow”....   [tags: essays research papers] 1053 words
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Children and the September 11th Terrorist Attack - On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 my youngest daughter went to school just as millions of other kids were doing across the US. She started her day gabbing and laughing with classmates when she was supposed to be watching the schools in house news show and announcements on closed circuit television. The same routine she followed every morning. When a teacher from a neighboring classroom rushed in, obviously in a panic, yelling, "Change the channel…change the channel. A plane has hit the World Trade Center." My daughter's teacher switched the station to the first available news program and then pulled the distraught intruder to the back of the room in order to calm her while, at the same time, trying to see what was happening on the television....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 689 words
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Various Subjects - Cure panic attacks and stop living in fear. Since this disorder can occur without warning, it can take a toll on those afflicted, preventing them from living a healthy, productive lifestyle. Common symptoms include feeling weak, faint, or dizzy; tingling or numbness in the hands; sweating or chills; chest pains including "racing" heart and difficulty in breathing; and a sense of losing control. Anti-anxiety medicines like Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan are some of the medications prescribed at the onset of the treatment for panic attacks....   [tags: Various] 1918 words
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The Problems of Anxiety Disorders - The Problems of Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a normal reaction to a threatening situation and results from an increase in the amount of adrenaline from the sympathetic nervous system. This increased adrenaline speeds the heart and respiration rate, raises blood pressure, and diverts blood flow to the muscles. These physical reactions are appropriate for escaping from danger but when they cause anxiety in many situations throughout the day, they may be detrimental to a normal lifestyle. An anxiety disorder is a disorder where feelings of fear, apprehension, or anxiety are disruptive or cause distortions in behavior, (Coon, 526); they are psychiatric illnesses that are not useful for normal functioning....   [tags: Anxiety Disorders Psychiatry Health Essays]
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Reasons behind Suicidal Terrorist Attacks - Emile Durkheim's theory of suicide: "Any form of public death--be it an execution, a disaster, a brutal murder, or a suicide--sends shockwaves through society and stimulates a great deal of emotion, especially among the witnesses." (44, Sociology in a Changing World) Suicide bombing, or suicidal terror, is an effective means of achieving political and psychological devastation to societies and cultures the world over. This violent tactic is the weapon of choice for Islamic militants seeking to undermine the American dominance in the 21st century....   [tags: Sociology] 678 words
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Passwords - Common Attacks And Possible Solutions - Overview Making sure authorized users have access to either sensitive company information or their personal e-mail can be a daunting task, given the fact that an average user has to remember at least 4/5 passwords, a couple of which have to be changed on a monthly basis. The majority of users are frustrated when choosing or remembering a password, and are highly unaware of the consequences of their actions while handling accounting data. This article will provide you with an overview of how important, yet fragile, passwords security really is; you will be acquainted with different techniques for creating and maintaining passwords, and possible alternative methods for authentication, namely Passphrases, Biometrics and Public Key Infrastructure(PKI)....   [tags: Computer Security] 2206 words
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Assessment of Psychopathology - Assessment of Psychopathology Normally both fear and anxiety can be helpful, helping us to avoid dangerous situations, making us alert and giving us the motivation to deal with problems. However, if the feelings become too strong or go for too long, they can stop us from doing the things we want to and can make our lives miserable. A phobia is a fear of particular situations or things that are not dangerous and which most people do not find troublesome. Most common phobias are found in the following three categories Specific, Social and Agoraphobia....   [tags: Papers] 1965 words
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Fear of Fear - Clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for panic disorder but the mechanism responsible for the improvement are lacking. The reduction of fear of fear (FOF), or the tendency to respond fearfully to benign bodily sensations, is believed to underlie the improvement resulting from CBT. Research has provided evidence consistent with the FOF hypothesis. Descriptive studies consistently show that panic disorder patients score significantly higher on self-report measures tapping fear of bodily sensations....   [tags: essays research papers] 935 words
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Phobias - Phobias Phobias are a very common disorder in the United States these days. The definition for phobia is "an abnormal or morbid fear or aversion" ("Oxford" 655). To be considered a phobia, a fear must cause great distress or interfere with a person&#8217;s life in a major way. The word phobia is Greek, therefore, any word that proceeds it should be Greek too. To coin a new phobia name, it is proper and only accepted to follow this rule. The rule has been broken many times in the past, especially by the medical profession....   [tags: essays research papers] 2220 words
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claustrophobia - Claustrophobia Does Claustrophobia cause people to deviate from confined areas. The independent variable is claustrophobia, and the dependent variable is the confined areas. Our hypothesis to this question is yes claustrophobia can be cured and reduced by cognitive behavioral therapy. The issue of claustrophobia is very important due to its impact on an individuals everyday life, since it affects a number of individuals throughout the world. A phobia is an anxiety disorder that is shown by an irrational fear of confined spaces....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Evidence Surrounding the 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks, and Subsequent Tower Collapse - On September 11, 2001 four passenger commercial jet airliners were hijacked and as a result approximately 3,000 human lives were lost. When asked about 9/11, many can recall exactly what they were doing when they heard the news that a plane crashed into one of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings and many Americans can tell you how it all unfolded and the reason behind such a travesty. The “official story” provided by officials, and restated by Sofia Shafquat, producer of “9/11 Mysteries: Demolitions” say that “four passenger planes were hijacked and taken radically off course, within an hour, two of the planes had flown into the enormous steel towers of the World Trade Center, creating fires and eventually toppling them” (Shafquat)....   [tags: Evidence, 9/11, World Trade Center, terrorism, USA]
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Phobias: Effects and Treatments of Phobias - Imagine, five-year-old Carrie walks into her classroom at school and stops dead in her tracks. Today is show-and-tell day, and Jimmy brought his pet Tarantula, Rex, in to share it the class. This is the third time Rex has visited the class this month. The first time Jimmy brought Rex in, Carrie was not fearful of the ugly, hairy creature, so without fear to hold her back Carrie ventures to take a closer look at the strange new arachnid. As Carrie stared down at the arachnid from the open lid of its container, the spider jumped toward her....   [tags: Psychology]
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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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Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise in the Brain - ... It also spurs the development of new nerve cells from stem cells in the hippocampus. All these things happen, but not with just any exercise. Yoga, ballet, gymnastics, the elements of figure skating, Pilates, and karate all have the skills that involve unnatural forms of movement. These types of movements are helpful in making the brain better at learning. It also makes us better at dealing with things like stress and anxiety. Stress to our bodies is the same in any form, and coming from any source....   [tags: Health, John J. Ratey]
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The Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders: A Preliminary Investigation - The Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders: A Preliminary Investigation When I first began my research for this paper, I was primarily interested in learning more about the role of serotonin in the treatment of anxiety disorders. While I did discover that serotonin is important, especially when it comes to understanding the latest drugs being prescribed by doctors to combat anxiety symptoms, I also learned that researchers are pursuing a number of other "leads" in investigating the neurobiology of anxiety disorders....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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My Father's Heart Attack - My Father's Heart Attack In March of 1998, my father was rushed to the hospital because of a heart attack. I remember getting home from basketball practice without my mother home. Instead, my sister was there with her children. The fact that my sister was there was familiar to me, but something did not seem right. My sister stayed with me and did not tell me what happened. Later that night, after my sister left, the news that followed would prepare me to encounter the most defining moment of my life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Heart Attack Medical Essays] 815 words
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a feeling of tension associated with a sense of threat of danger when the source of the danger is not known. In comparison, fear is a feeling of tension that is associated with a known source of danger. I believe it is normal for us to have some mild anxiety present in our daily lives. Everyday that I can think of I have some kind of anxiety though out that day. Anxiety warns us and enables us to get ready for the ‘fight or flight’ response. However, heightened anxiety is emotionally painful....   [tags: essays research papers] 1036 words
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Phobias - Phobias A phobia is when someone has an irrational fear of an object such as fear of heights, fear of snakes, and other things. The name phobia is derived from Phobos, who is the Greek god of fear and most phobias have a Greek name. Most all phobics know what causes their fear and they know how to solve their phobia by just staying away from a certain object or place. This could be very disturbing to the individual because some phobics are scared of open places (Agoraphobia) and some are scared of large crowds, this could be harmful to their social lives, they couldn’t go to movies, concerts, or even sporting events....   [tags: Papers] 402 words
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A Cure For Shyness? - A Cure For Shyness. Many of us experience a pounding heartbeat or shaking when faced with a public situation, especially if we think we are going to be judged by others. When does this cross the line between normal and a mores serious disorder. Social anxiety disorder, a relatively newly recognized disorder by the psychiatric profession, involves many of the same symptoms as shyness. What makes the difference between a case of the jitters and a real disorder. Social Anxiety Disorder was first recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a disorder in 1980 (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations that helps in the coping process for individuals. On some occasions, anxiety may become so severe that it impairs the ability to cope and can create psychosocial impairment. High levels of anxiety that interfere with daily activities and social interaction are considered a psychiatric disorder. Anxiety disorders are treatable and can have profound effects on the psychosocial aspect of the individuals life. This paper will discuss the possible causes of anxiety disorders and the affects that it may have on an individual’s psychological state....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... They display autonomic hyper-responsiveness to both neutral and trauma related stimuli, elevated urinary catecholamine levels, down-regulation of beta- and alpha-2 adrenergic receptors and increased reactivity to the alpha-2 antagonist and yohimbine, which can cause panic attacks and trauma-related flashbacks in PTSD, but not in non-PTSD patients (Friedman 2000). The hypothalamic piturity-adrenocortical (HPA) system that allows the coping with stress is also dysregulated in PTSD. Patients display abnormalities such as lower urinary cortisol levels, elevated lymphocyte glucocorticoid receptor levels and dexamethasone super suppression....   [tags: Symptoms, Treatment, Cultures]
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Phobias: Things that Go Bump in the Mind - Phobias: Things that Go Bump in the Mind My heart began to quicken and my palms started to sweat as I watched the ground get further and further away as I rode up the escalator into the main streets of Washington, D.C. I had this sudden feeling of vertigo and had to close my eyes to preserve my balance. I was certain that the if I let go of my tight grip on the railing, I would fall to my death. My only option was to turn away and run as fast as I could towards the safety of sunlight and solid ground....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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What is Anxiety? - Anxiety is a feeling and emotion of excessive and prolonged worry, a sense of dread and generalized tension. Fear and anxiety are similar emotions but have important differences. While fear is based on a specific threat and is relatively short, anxiety has no definite basis and often prolonged. We all experience anxiety at some level. Students feel anxious when taking an exam. You may feel apprehensive about going out on a blind date. Many people are scared of delivering a speech. Many situations in everyday life evoke anxiety....   [tags: Mental Health] 1020 words
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The History, Causes and Effects, and Treatment of Phobias - The History, Causes and Effects, and Treatment of Phobias Just imagine for a moment that you have a cynophobia or the fear of dogs, would this be how you would feel. Driving down the road the oil light comes on. "I must stop the car to add more oil or I will damage the car engine. This looks like a good place to pull over. I'll just stop in front of this house. The oil is in the trunk, so I'll pop the top first, then get the oil out of the trunk. OK, I have the oil, but what if there is a dog at this house....   [tags: Papers] 1319 words
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The Anxiety Cure - Introduction Hart (1999) in his book The Anxiety Cure offers a plan to defeat anxiety by explaining the role of how brain chemistry, psychological responses, and thought process aid in the complications of anxiety disorders. He views modern society as moving at the speed of cheetahs when God designed us to move at the speed of camels. The book gives practical advice to change your way of life without depending on medication and psychotherapy as a life-long process, by developing the emotional tranquility and completeness that God desires us to have in our lives....   [tags: Literature Review ] 1183 words
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Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders and Methods of Treatment - Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders and Methods of Treatment Fear is an emotion that everyone experiences from time to time throughout his or her life. Fear is part of a biological response to danger. This emotion was programmed into each human being eons ago through evolution to alert us to the presence of danger by releasing adrenaline into our bloodstream therefore causing heart palpitations, sweating, tremors, chest pain, and nausea or abdominal distress among other symptoms induced by adrenaline....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Anxiety Disorders - Anxiety is part of life; everyone feels it to one degree or another during their lives. However, when that feeling of anxiety starts to take over your life, or is persistent beyond a certain time in our lives (e.g. a speech in class) then a person may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are characterized by extreme distress, persistent anxiety, or maladaptive behaviors that reduce anxiety. There are four common types of anxiety disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Phobias, and Obsessive-compulsive disorder....   [tags: essays research papers] 901 words
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Co-occurrence of Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders - Co-occurrence of Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders I. Introduction Considering the growing preoccupation of teenage girls with their weight and their bodies, eating disorders have become even more of a concern. In light of the fact that mortality in anorexia nervosa is among the highest of all psychiatric disorders, it is increasingly important to understand what causes eating disorders and how best to treat them (Herzog et al., 1996). A meaningful area of research to consider when trying to understand eating disorders is comorbidity....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder vs Generalized Anxiety Disorder - It may be shocking to learn that 21% of American adults suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder(National Institute of Mental Health Statistics). Do you know the differences between the two major types of anxiety disorder. The two major types of anxiety are Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). While many may think PTSD and GAD are one in the same, you may be surprised that they vastly differ in cause and symptoms with their only similarity being their treatment....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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The Scourge of Terrorism - The quest for peace, happiness, and tranquility are the ultimate desires of all humans. A placid emotional state that is individually subjective. Individuals have a right to pursue the happiness they desire. And yet strife, injustice, want, and oppression are what most individuals on earth experience, to varying degrees. These iniquities spawn increasing acts of terrorism and are characteristic of a variety of despondent groups. Will terrorism be a world-wide scourge in the 21st century. What interaction is there between terrorists and the television media....   [tags: war on terror, terrorist attacks, september 11] 3487 words
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Phobias Explained - Many people claim to be afraid of spiders, but probably not to the degree of 37-year-old "Mary Muffet" of Seattle. Mary went to many lengths to be spider-free, including sealing her windows and doors with duct tape, spraying her car with bug killer, and putting every single piece of washed and ironed clothing into its own sealed plastic bag. She wasn't just afraid of spiders; she had arachnophobia, a phobia, not to be confused with a simple fear. Phobias are not simple; they are complex in both their origin and diagnosis, with many types that people suffer from and any number of treatments exist to date....   [tags: Psychology] 2083 words
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Diagnostic Summary Paper on Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorder in the United States. Between 15 - 19% of the population suffers from this disorder, which impairs the quality of life and functioning (Stuart 218). What is anxiety. Abnormal Psychology describes anxiety as “an adaptive emotion that helps us plan and prepare for a possible theat.” The text book further states, “worrying about many different aspects of life becomes chronic, excessive, and unreasonable.” This is also known as generalized anxiety disorder or GAD (Butcher 201)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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U.S. Budget - Caffeine A lot of people often wonder what caffeine is. When isolated in pure form, caffeine is a white crystalline powder that tastes very bitter. The chief source of pure caffeine is the process of decaffeinating coffee or tea. Caffeine is used to provide“boost energy” or a feeling of heightened alertness. It is often used to stay awake longer and late into the night. Many people feel as though they “cannot function” in the morning without a cup of coffee to provide caffeine and the boost it gives them....   [tags: essays research papers] 973 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder Exposed in Stigma, by Erving Goffman - “It was just one more crack in the stone. Eventually the stone broke down and became gravel, leaving me a nervous wreck” (“David”). An individual with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) possesses extreme fear in regards to social situations. This fear can be so profound that the individual can no longer function to full capacity in their daily life. A large portion of this fear stems from the stigma created by the disorder. In his book, Stigma, Erving Goffman defines it as “an attribute that his deeply discrediting” (Goffman 3)....   [tags: Stigma, Erving Goffman] 1107 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Assessment - Randal initially sought a psychological assessment for the presenting problem of depression. He began by stating that he had been having a difficult time with simple tasks and was easily overwhelmed. After further questioning, Randal began to elaborate on some of the thoughts that occupied his time and led to difficulty concentrating. He was constantly absorbed in anxiety about himself, or his family, coming into contact with a microbial disease. This thought pattern led to him compulsively washing his hands, obsessively cleaning surfaces and doorknobs, and throwing out perfectly fine clothing due to fear of contamination....   [tags: OCD Assessment] 1070 words
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Agoraphobia - AGORAPHOBIA Agoraphobia is the fear of the market place. This basically the fear of open spaces or being crowded. Agoraphobia is not just another name for shyness it is a social phobia. It is usually goes unrecognized and untreated. Common questions asked are what causes it and how do you treat it. I will answer these questions for you. Nearly 900,000 teenagers suffer from agoraphobia. Most people don’t realize that panic disorders often first become apparent in teenage years. A large percent show sings before their 18th birthday....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Suicidal Tendencies - Determining is a client is suicidal is a task that is not only detrimental, but is also difficult. Many clients who suffer from suicidal idealities also suffer from other disorders such as severe anxiety, delusions, substance abuse, panic attacks, and major depression (Butcher, 2007). There tends to be a marked change in the mood of the suicidal client as well as a decline in self esteem and personal hygiene (Butcher, 2007). A loss of interest where there once was interest, withdrawn depressive attitude, and self mutilating behaviors are also indicators that suicide is a possible thought in the individuals mind (Butcher, 2007)....   [tags: Mental Health] 716 words
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Hatred Between Israelis and the Palestinians - Hatred Between Israelis and the Palestinians The fear, suspicion and hatred between the Palestinians and the Israelis are present because of many causes, both short term and long term. Both the Israelis and the Palestinians believe they have cause to hate each other. One of the earliest long-term events that contribute to the current hostility is the Deir Yassin massacre in 1948-9. The Deir Yassin massacre was caused by Operation Dalet, which was launched by the Haganah, in an attempt to split the Arab states by capturing villages in between Jaffa and Jerusalem....   [tags: Papers] 2064 words
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After Cancer - After Cancer Twice a day, an email full of support, encouragement, and information arrives in the inboxes of the 370 members of the Long-term Cancer Survivors mailing list. The topic of discussion is often the “late effects” of cancer treatment. One member’s recent posting is titled “Why?” “Why, after being in remission for years, am I so angry and depressed that my personal relationships are falling apart?” the cancer survivor asked. The answer is the psychosocial late effects of cancer treatment....   [tags: Long Term Effects Medicine Medical Papers] 2454 words
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Nervous Breakdowns - In the middle Ages, it was called melancholia. In the early 1900s, it was known as neurasthenia. From the 1930s to about 1970, it was known as a nervous breakdown. "Nervous breakdown" is a term that the public uses to characterize a range of mental illnesses, but generally it describes the experience of "snapping" under massive pressure, mental collapse or mental and physical exhaustion. Have you ever wondered how you can tell if someone is having a nervous breakdown. Or what causes them or how they're caused....   [tags: Nervous Breakdown Mental Collapse Stress] 443 words
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Noise Pollution - Around the world, there are six major types of pollution such as water pollution, air pollution, solid waste, radioactive and nuclear energy, and lastly noise pollution. Noise pollution, or environmental noise, is displeasing sound created by humans, animals, or machines, that disrupts the activity or balance of domestic and animal life. The most common source of the pollution is brought on worldwide by transportation systems that include motor vehicle noise, aircraft noise and rail noise. Other sources that cause the pollution, both indoor and outdoor, are: car alarms, emergency service sirens, office equipment factory, barking dogs, appliances, fireworks, compressed air horns, construction work, grounds keeping equipment, audio entertainment systems, and even noisy people....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues] 1257 words
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No to Legalization of Marijuana - Marijuana should not be legalized because it will increase health issues, its use will rise rather than decline, and taxation will result in economic failure. In recent years, however, society has become very moderate, and this is why society’s views can be swayed by the benefits of legalization. Nowadays, legalizing marijuana is not that big of a deal as it was in the 60’s and 70’s when hippies and peace organizations were advocating for marijuana use. However, if marijuana is legalized it has been said that it might be the gateway drug to legalizing all illegal drugs....   [tags: persuasive]
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Signs of Physical and Psychological Signs - People with anxiety disorders are often out of touch with their bodies. If you are anxious or preoccupied with worrying, you may, as the expression goes, be "living in your head"--not feeling strongly connected with the rest of your body below the neck. Try checking in with yourself as you are reading right now. Do you feel as if most of your energy-your "center of gravity"-is situated from your neck up. Or do you feel solidly connected with the rest of your body, in touch with your chest, stomach, arms, and legs....   [tags: Psychology] 419 words
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