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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 - ... A trigger can be anything that makes the phobia victim feel fear. More than 6 million people in the United States experience severe phobias on a regular basis (Dryden-Edwards). That may not seem like a lot of people compared to the entire population of the United States, but if the doctors who treat the people with severe phobias are considered, phobias affect a lot more than just the 6 million people with phobias. . “Traumatic events often trigger the development of specific phobias” (“PhobiaFacts – Phobias”)....   [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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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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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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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 - ... The worst-case scenario is that the individual may become so depressed that they become self-destructive. The use of alcohol or street drugs may become prevalent, and often times the individual may become overwrought with suicidal thoughts. Psychological Perspectives of Anxiety Disorders There are many factors involved when evaluating the onset of anxiety disorders from a psychological perspective. The early developmental experiences that children have may play a pivotal role on the psychological occurrence of high amounts of anxiety that may plaque them into adulthood....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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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? - ... They worry about little things and future events, which they have little control over. Often, the concern over things and events is exaggerated. Anxiety is also accompanied by physical symptoms. These include the so-called fight-or-flight symptoms such as increased sweating, palpitations, breathing problems, fatigue, muscle aches, sleeping problems, tremors and a general feeling of being sick. Depression is often seen with anxiety. Symptoms of anxiety can be worsened by depression and likewise depression can be deepened by anxious feelings....   [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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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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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: Does the Diagnosis Really Matter? - ... PTSD suffers may hear a noise, see something or read a report about something that my cause these flash backs. (National Center of PTSD) Some examples of this is hearing a car backfire may cause a veteran to go back to the time they heard the gun fire that killed their friend. Another example would be a sexual abuse victim hearing a news story about someone who is was sexually abused and having flashbacks to their experience. The second type of symptom of PTSD is “Avoiding situations that remind you of the event” (National Center for PTSD)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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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 is known as a physiological or behavioral change that causes the formation of symptoms and affects the coping mechanism that affects a person’s everyday reaction to a stressor (Stuart 219). These changes occur at the autonomic nervous system, which influences the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems which are in turn responsible for body processes. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for the “fight or flight” defense system which is what causes anxiety. Anxiety is perceived by the cortex of the brain which sends a stimuli to the adrenal glands which then release epinephrine, which causes you to breathe harder, you pulse and blood pressure increase....   [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 - ... In the aftermath of the episode, David checked himself into a mental institution where he was finally diagnosed with SAD. Now, after many years of denial, David accepts his condition and lives modestly on disability income and a daily cocktail of medication; he no longer works at the job that pushed his mind beyond its limit. Goffman makes a distinction between two types of stigmatized persons: discredited, whose “differentness is known about already or is evident on the spot” (4), and discreditable, whose stigma is not “immediately perceivable” (4)....   [tags: Stigma, Erving Goffman] 1107 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 - ... This argument is true because it has been said that marijuana use causes hallucinations and panic attacks. In 2007 a “widely publicized review of research was concluded that trying marijuana just once was associated with a 40% increase in risk of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders” (Szalavitz). So, if marijuana causes hallucinations and panic attack as a result it does increase the probability of that consumer later on being diagnosed with schizophrenia or even with other psychotic disorders....   [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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HIV/AIDS and Group Therapy - ... Out of all of these children, it is possible that half of them will die due to complications related to HIV because they do not have access to treatment. However, millions more children will see the pain and suffering of HIV in their families and communities, and this will indirectly affect them. In 2010, there was an estimated 390,000 children became newly affected with HIV. When children receive treatment, it slows down the virus and allows them to live longer, healthier lives. The treatment costs are very expensive, and this is a major problem that these children and families deal with....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Arrhythmia - Arrhythmia I am doing my report on Arrhythmia. It affects the cardiac muscle, the heart. Arrhythmia causes three types of problems. It causes the heart to pump too slowly (bradycardia), it causes the heart to pump too fast (tachycardis), and it causes the heart to skip beats (palipations). Bradycardia can be very serious. Some of the symptoms are loss of consciousness, heart failure, or death. Slow heart rates are caused by heart block. The hearts natural pace-maker fails to be conducted to the ventricles, the hearts main pumping chambers....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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History and Effects of Marijuana - Marijuana is the common name for the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Hemp grows in tropical and in warm temperate climates. Dried up grounded leaves and stems have been known for a long period of time to be used as a drug. Through out many different regions in the world and for centuries has been used. Other uses as in medical to relieve symptoms of illness . Throughout its long history, parts of the plant have been smoked, chewed, eaten, and even brewed for it effects on the human biochemistry. Marijuana, having over 400 chemicals and the main chemical, Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC was noted to be found in the mid-1960s....   [tags: Marijuana Should NOT Be Legal] 533 words
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The Effects of Stress - Over the last few years, the term stress and its causes have drawn so much interest. The term stress itself can be historically seen as a rediscovery of the concept which has developed over a number of centuries (Cassidy, 1999, cited in Cooper & Dewe, 2004). In addition, some authors stressed that the term evolved with the feeling of pressure, strain and hardships associated with the 17th and 18th centuries and that what people feel today has been exactly the same centuries over the years (Hinckle, 1973, cited in Cooper & Dewe, 2004)....   [tags: Health] 1150 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder - Social Anxiety Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder (social phobia) is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. Latest government epidemiological data show social phobia affects over 7% of the population at any given time. The lifetime prevalence rate (i.e., the chances of developing social anxiety disorder at any time during the lifespan) stands at above 13%. Definition: Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. Put another way, social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being judged and evaluated by other people....   [tags: Papers] 746 words
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Review of The Sixth Sense - Review of The Sixth Sense Director: M. Night Shyamalan Rating: Overall Score: 8 out of 10 Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment are just a few of the names in this clever and unsettling super natural thriller. M. Night Shyamalans’ (signs, unbreakable and the village) latest masterpiece uses clever symbols and imagery to make the ultimate super natural thriller. We meet Cole in his home in modern day Philadelphia filled with a red brick past and dieing autumn leaves. Things from the beginning are clearly not right; Cole has no friends and suffers from panic attacks....   [tags: Papers] 423 words
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Mental Illness' Devastating Effect on the Childhood of Dominic Carter - Mental illness is a sickness that incapacitates the human brain and alters people’s thoughts and feelings. In the United States and through out the world mental disorders are common. According to the National Institute of mental Health (Statistic, pg. 1) an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, that’s about one in four adults. Many people face the challenges of mental illness without a proper diagnosis. It is important to note that mental illnesses affect the relationships between parents, children, siblings, friends, and ultimately with society as a whole....   [tags: biography] 2170 words
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Why We Should Legalize Weed - Legalizing Weed How many times have you heard or read about legalizing marijuana in the last year. I have heard about it numerous times whether on TV, on the radio, on the Internet, or when reading a newspaper. Many people wants marijuana to be legalized and each has his or her own reason. Some of them want marijuana legalized to reduce drug related violence in southern states that border Mexico and in big cities such as Chicago. Others want marijuana legalized to offset the impact of the current rescission by generating additional revenues to states from collecting taxes on marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana] 1077 words
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Gaining: The Truth about Life after Eating Disorders - In the last 50 years, eating disorders have become more and more prevalent in the United States. Society is starting to realize that they do not just affect teenage women, but men and children as well (Caralat, Camargo & Herzog, 1997; Lask, 2000). Solitaire is a novel originally published by Aimee Liu was she 25 years old. It was considered America's first memoir of anorexia, with Liu describing her battle with anorexia as a teenager in the sixties. Gaining is the sequel to this groundbreaking novel, following Liu as she talks with her fellow (former) eating disorder sufferers....   [tags: Eating Disorders]
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Prescription Pill Drug Abuse - Prescription Pill Drug Abuse is rapidly increasing in public health, not only is it a serious situation, but also it is growing rapidly across the country. Most people take prescription medications as part of normal life because they need it for health reasons, but the rapid increase is mainly for nonmedical use. Which raises the question is addiction a choice or is it a disease. Growing up I saw someone in my family take pills for different reasons, and I think that from what I saw over the years I believe that Pill Abuse is a choice....   [tags: Drug Abuse]
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Child Abuse - ... No differences have been found in the occurrence of child abuse in countryside versus urban areas. Not only do children experience from the physical and mental meanness of child abuse, they tolerate many long-term penalties, including delays in attaining developmental milestones, denial to attend school and disconnection anxiety disorders. Other consequences include an amplified likelihood of potential substance abuse, hostile behaviors, high-risk health behaviors, criminal activity, depressive and affective disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, schizophrenia and abuse of their own children and spouse....   [tags: Violence ]
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Clandestine Drug Laboratories and the Fire Service - ... In addition, vapors emitted by several steps in the process pose inhalation hazards to occupants and neighbors, especially children (). Gammahydroxybutyrate, or GHB, is manufactured in the United States and Europe from common household chemicals in drain openers and floor strippers. GHB is a central nervous system depressant and hallucinogen. It has been used by bodybuilders as a muscular growth stimulant. Consumption of alcohol with GHB results in a strong potentiating effect. GHB has been associated with several deaths related to the potentiating effects of alcohol or corrosive contaminants in drugs produced in clandestine laboratories....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Turbulence in the Mind - ... There are numerous suspected causes, but no solidified results as to the main cause of Borderline Personality disorder. The predicted causes are vast and have extensive research, from noted psychologists, in many fields of study supporting the findings. The causes include social, family (abuse) and genetics. The social causes are It is highly believed that the cause has something to do with abuse and neglect during childhood. As adults these individuals develop feelings of self-loathing and inadequacy suspected to be the result of the trauma they faced as a child....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Multiple Personality Disorder in "Identity" - ... The people at the motel realize that they all have something in common with one another. That something common is that everyone has the same birthday. All of the characters acted differently from one another so I figured out that Malcolm Rivers must have Dissociative Identity Disorder. The symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder are: “Depression, mood swings, suicidal tendencies, sleep disorders (insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking), anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias (flashbacks, reactions to stimuli or "triggers"), alcohol and drug abuse, compulsions and rituals, psychotic-like symptoms (including auditory and visual hallucinations), eating disorders, other symptoms of dissociative identity disorder may include headache, amnesia, time loss, trances, and "out of body experiences” (Chakraburtty, 2009, 1)....   [tags: Cinema]
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