Affective Disorder Essays

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder It's wintertime, and you are gathered for the holidays with all of your family and friends. Everything seems like it should be perfect, yet you are feeling very distressed, lethargic and disconnected from everything and everyone around you. "Perhaps it is just the winter blues," you tell yourself as you delve into the holiday feast, aiming straight for the sugary fruitcake before collapsing from exhaustion. However, the depression and other symptoms that you feel

  • Essay On Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a disorder in which a person typically becomes depressed in the winter months, however in some cases, an individual can become depressed during the summer months. During these depressed months, the person experiences all of the symptoms of depression. When these months begin to alternate, the symptoms disappear until the next ‘down season.’ While it is a fairly new and unknown disorder, it can be diagnosed and has a list of treatments. This disorder can be cured

  • Emotional Eating and Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Emotional Eating and Seasonal Affective Disorder Emotional eating and seasonal affective disorder are two different things. Emotional eating is characterized by a sudden feeling of hunger, craving for specific foods, mindless eating and there is no feeling of satisfaction even if you’re already full. This is usually triggered by certain emotions that can be only satisfied by eating a certain food. On the other hand, seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a recurrent depression that is usually experienced

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder Essay

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    or have trouble sleeping, and focusing in the winter, but then when it starts to get warmer, and there is more sunlight you return to being in your usual state of mind? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of Seasonal Affective disorder, or SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that follows a seasonal pattern. It is thought to affect roughly six percent of Americans, and women are four times as likely to be affected as men. Symptoms of SAD include changes in sleeping patterns

  • Seasonal Affective Disorders: A Case Study

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    of Seasonal Affective Disorder at four different longitudinal places within the United States, comparing the prevalence of the disorder at each of the different locations. For example, one of the studies researched focuses on the state of Alaska and how prevalent Seasonal Affective Disorder is. Another study that is investigated is the prevalence of Seasonal Affective Disorder at four different longitudes across the United States. It was found that Winter Seasonal Affective Disorder and Subsyndromal

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Clear Link Between the Outside and the Inside of the Brain

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Clear Link Between the Outside and the Inside of the Brain And God said, Let there be light; And there was light. And God saw that the light was good; And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. (Genesis 1:3-5) (1) The sun has been an endless source of inspiration, both physical and spiritual, throughout the ages. For its light, warmth, and

  • Environmental Psychology Article Analysis

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    psychologically. Seasonal Affect Disorder will be defined to demonstrate how the environment affects individuals psychologically. In addition, at least one article will be analyzed to show how seasonal changes influences mood swings, sleep deprivation, weight gain, weight lose, or intrinsic motivation (Veitech & Arkkelin,1995). Article Anaylsis The article, Seasonal Affective Disorder: Lighting Research and Environmental Psychology, explains that Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, defined as depression

  • The Impacts of Weather on the Mood

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    The Impacts of Weather on Mood “Besides taking a hit on our ability to spend time outside, both in extreme and everyday cases, weather can have a real impact on our health and well-being” (Gregoire). The impact of weather upon a person goes beyond their choice of apparel or their plans for the day; it can directly affect a person’s mood, for better or for worse. Do the dark, gray skies on a rainy day actually cause someone to feel gloomy? Would someone be more prone to smiling if they were feeling

  • The Effects of Sun Exposure

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    takes a hit. In fact, in a survey taken in Maryland, over 90% of the people surveyed reported that they noticed a change in mood, behavior, and energy levels with the change of seasons. ... ... middle of paper ... ...rks Cited “Seasonal affective disorder.” U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 26 November 2011. Marano, Hara Estroff. “The Season of SADness?” Psychology Today. Sussex Publishers, LLC. Psychology Today, 1 July 2002. Web. 26 November 2011. “Dietary Supplement Fact

  • Description of Green Therapy

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    are spent in a single day. Nature affects the mind and body Concentration, mood and perception are all affected by nature. Someone who struggles with a disorder such as ADHD or Bipolar disorder may lack in all three or just one of these aspects. Concentration varies for a person who has a disorder then for someone who doesn’t have a mental disorder such as ADHD. Green therapists are studying ways that they can help those with an over stimul... ... middle of paper ... actively involved with

  • Speeding Informative Speech

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    It was a bone-chilling winter morning in Bavaria. My alarm clock rang, and I slapped it to snooze. Oh no, I was not getting up that day. I had just finished the worst school week of my life. If we zoom back to that time two years ago, I was a 14 year old foreign exchange student in southern Germany. Bullying from the kids in school had made my homesickness unbearable. But that’s not all. I eventually became so anxious throughout my exchange that I chewed all the skin around my nails, gained 15 pounds

  • A Pattern of Visionary Imagery in W. S. Merwin

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    (143). Frye is right, of course, but there is another reason for his observation's importance to criticism, which is that the imagery and perceptions of visionary experiences, whatever their cause, occur in readily identifiable clusters, the affective nature of which is determined largely by the emotional reaction of the person experiencing them. Because of this, and because there are poets and authors other than Blake whose work is also visionary--that is, concerned to a large extent with the

  • David Gauthier's Answer to Why Be Moral

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    all the senses Gauthier intends and does not rely on the claim that it is better to masquerade as a constrained maximizer than to be one. Instead, I argue that once a constrained maximizer in the guise of "economic man" is transformed through an affective commitment to morality into a constrained maximizer in the guise of the "liberal individual," then a purely rational justification for morality must become invisible to the latter. If I can show this, then I can show that rational justification can

  • Attitudes

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    Attitudes What are attitudes? How are they formed, measured and changed? What degree of influence do they exert on behavior? What important effects does prejudice have on attitudes, and how is prejudice caused? These are all questions that are central to the study of social psychology and, by reviewing the findings of psychological research into these areas, this essay will attempt to provide a balanced explanation of the topic. The fundamental question of what attitudes are cannot be answered easily

  • Affective Gaming

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    often the case that a player's opponent is not physically present, thus diluting the social experience of multiplayer gaming. However, if the software could determine the player's affective state, an on-screen persona could be adapted to reflect the player's emotional state. 3. AFFECTIVE GAME-MECHANICS Knowing the affective state of the player allows for novel game mechanics based around the player's emotions. An example of such can be found in Zen Warriors, a game currently in pre-development at Glasgow

  • Television Violence

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    and therefore it could be affecting the way that we think and act on a regular basis. In this article Gerbner presents the audience with poll results and statistics about what we actually see on television. I thought Gerbner’s article was a very affective piece about television violence. Although I thought this article seemed to a little repetitive and confusing at times, I think Gerbner does a good job in presenting the audience with bunches of facts about what we are actually watching on our television

  • The Variety of Characters in Shakespeare's Othello

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    these men holler their way up to his chambers, arising him to the balcony. Shakespeare's choice of speech is so affective, and so perfect. Roderigo: Signor (a question of his authority), is all your Family within? Iago: Are your Doors locked? (Instigating panic) [Roderigo/Iago:I.i.87-89] Shakespeare's choice of words here is beautiful in its shrewdness, and in so many ways affective. Iago in particular seems to push the situation, and operate the conversation as he always does. He goes on to

  • Don’t Get Burned Out

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    Don’t Get Burned Burnout. It happens to everyone, everywhere, everyday. Athletes -young, old, professional, amateur, male and female- all experience burnout in different forms and degrees. Burnout is defined as the physical, emotional, and psychological reaction to intense pressure to fulfill obligations, whether they be sports or otherwise. Simply put, people get tired and worn out because they often take on the responsibility of doing too much. Burnout is most common among professional and

  • "Young"

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    Anne Sexton, a poet who discovered her “poetic voice” as an adult, made works of poetry that focused on personal issues or works made specific to issues of women. Her poem “Young” portrays her work of personal issues. In this poem, she talks about how hard her life was when she was young. Sexton explains all the troubles in her life that can relate to most girls’ lives today in her poem. Some of these troubles include her parents being split up, being a lonely kid and other things that some girls

  • The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe Analysis

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    The Ballad of the Sad Café is set in a gloomy, isolated, small town in the middle of a rural area. The author immediately starts describing the dullness of the town, which is the location of an old desolated café. A portrait of the town is created in the reader’s mind with such vivid visual details provided. The passage sets the perfect mood for the rest of the story to follow. The author promotes her fierce and unique style with the usage of a strong narrative technique as well as different literary