Psychological Disorders: Eating Disorders

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Psychological disorders are behavioral dysfunctional patterns of emotions, behaviors, and thoughts that cause considerable distress to an individual. They are abnormalities of the mind which affects a person’s day to day life. There are different types of psychological disorders for example, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Sleep Apnea, Anorexia, Bulemia, and OCD. Obsessive compulsory disorder is a psychological condition characterized by frightening or startling, obsessive, and compulsive thoughts that bring about fear, anxiety and uneasiness. It is an anxiety disorder whereby a patient has uncontrolled feelings and notions that keep repeating despite the fact that, the individual makes an effort to stop them. This condition causes an individual’s brain to get stuck on a particular thought or urge and the person feels the need to perform them. OCD not only affects the brains, but also a person’s behaviors directly and this affects a person’s healthy living and relationships both at work and at home. The OCD disorder can be identified through compulsions and obsessions. According to the DSM-IV TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), for a person to be diagnosed with OCD, he/she must have compulsions, obsessions or both of them. In addition, the obsessions and compulsions must be repetitious and must be recognized to be extreme. Individuals with OCD have repeated thoughts and images about many things for example, the fear of dirt and intruders, hurting the people around them. Involve in sexual acts and acts of violence, and being over tidy. In addition, these patients will do these acts repeatedly, since they cannot control the unwanted recurring behaviors and thoughts in their minds.
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..., watch a movie, and even play video games. The important thing is that, the patient does something for a period of at least 15 minutes so as to delay the response to the obsessive compulsion or thought. Shifting attention to something else helps to stop the urges.
There are ethical obligations of psychology professionals when it comes to selecting the best treatment of psychological disorders. One of the obligations is to make sure that they select the right medication for the patient. Patients should be given the right medication for their conditions. Another obligation is that, the psychologist should make sure that, the patient has been properly diagnosed before administering any treatment. Finally, psychology professionals should practice competence while selecting the best treatment for their patients.

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