Psychological Anxiderders: The Psychological Study Of Psychological Disorders

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Today there are many different types of psychological disorders that have been discovered. These disorders can be unbearable for those that suffer from them. Psychological disorders affect a person’s ability to function on a daily basis. For example someone who has any type of disorder, normally has trouble processing thoughts, acting appropriately, and also controlling emotions. Some people may also call this a mental illness. “The specific causes of psychological disorders are not known, but contributing factors may include chemical imbalances in the brain, childhood experiences, heredity, illnesses, prenatal exposures, and stress.”(C, W) Throughout this study of psychological disorders my research was narrowed down to mood, personality…show more content…
Anxiety is a feeling we get when we feel nervous or anxious. Many of us have this feeling when we feel under-pressure, given a hard task or even speaking in public. Yet an anxiety disorder is much different, it is a serious mental illness that interferes with a person’s ability to have normal life causing much difficulty. For instance, someone that suffers from any type of anxiety disorder has a constant fear and worry. He or she may also have an overwhelming thought that something bad will happen. Majority of these disorders have different symptoms though it is still group together within the same category as fearfulness. “Panic disorders affect approximately 6 million American adults, but is twice as common in women than men.” (Anxiety) It seems that panic attacks, which occur from the panic disorder, can be inherited. These attacks have many characteristics, the most common are: sweats, pounding of the heart, dizziness and the fear of losing control. Another disorder that is often seen is Obsessive-Compulsion Disorder, also known as OCD. This disorder consists of upsetting thoughts followed by a ritual that tend to control these thoughts. OCD comes in many different ways like: counting, checking, cleaning, arranging and repeating. The upsetting thoughts are the obsessions. These impulses are repeating constantly in the mind and do not stop until the obsession has been done. A third anxiety disorder, which is more common for our Veteran’s, is post-traumatic stress disorder, also commonly known as PTSD. This disorder is involved from a terrifying physical harm or threat. The harm does not have to be done to the one who suffers. For he or she who has this disorder, they will relive the event and avoid speaking about the situation. To help with PTSD one may be put on antidepressants to try and feel less worried. The other treatment PTSD victim’s use is seeing a therapist. A therapist will use cognitive

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