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The Definition and Concepts of Mental Health
Introduction This essay will explore the subject and concepts of mental health. The theories and contexts of mental health and how these influence social work practice will be considered. A look at the evolution of mental health policy and its bearing on service provision within Australia will be reviewed. The mental healt...
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A Research on the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Prion Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is part of a family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Spongiform is used to describe the holes within the brain that are formed as a result of the disease and making the brain look like a sponge. Thus, Creutzfel...
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The Negative Effects of Predictive Testing for Alzheimer's and Huntington's Disease on Human Emotions
Wiggins, S., White, P., Huggins, M., & Adam, S. (1992). The psychological consequences of predictive testing for Huntington’s Disease. The New England Journal of Medicine, 327(20), 1401-1405         In 1992, researchers were predicting that it would soon be possible to identify people who carried the gene for a chronic...
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A Comparison of Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Disease
INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Parkinson's disease refers to a condition where a part of the brain
becomes damaged in a progressive manner over many years. On the other hand,
Huntington disease is an inherited disease that leads to the wasting away
of certain nerve cells in the brain. Those suffer...
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A Comparison of the Development of Motor Skills in an American and African
Healthy early childhood development is paramount to individuals being able to grow into well-adjusted adults. There are many factors that impact this process such as family make up, environment, and culture. It is important to be culturally competent to be able to discern if there is an abnormality that is a cause for conce...
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A Discussion on the Effects of the CTE Disease on Former NFL Players
A report from the “LA Times” reports on how serious of a disease CTE actually is. CTE is a disease contracted from multiple blows to the head, which happens frequently in the NFL. The authors go own to give a wide array of statistics supporting their claims that CTE is a deadly disease. Among these statistics is that, “A...
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The Hot Issue of Concussions within the NFL
Concussions within the NFL are a topic that has been very heatedly debated over the recent years. Lawsuits have been flowing into NFL owners and helmet companies, such as Riddell’s, mailboxes over not having taken enough care of their former players and being negligent towards their design.These concussions are the result...
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The Health Risks and Dangers of Sleep Deprivation
In recent years, Americans have started taking for granted something very important to survival and longevity of life: Sleep. An adequate amount would be considered to be seven to nine hours, however, studies show that the mean length of sleep in Americans has dropped beneath that range to 6.9 hours (Epstien, 2010, para 2)...
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The Causes, Effects and Ways to Facilitate the Development of the Neurogical Disorder Epilepsy, Otherwise Known as the Seizure Disorder
Epilepsy Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that disrupts neurons causing seizures. Because of this, Epilepsy is widely known as the seizure disorder, and about 2 million people in the United States have this disorder. Just because it is known as the seizure disease doesn’t mean having a seizure classifies you as epilept...
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An Introduction to the Problem of Blindsight in Patients With Pituitary Tumors
Testing for Blindsight in Patients with Pituitary Tumors Introduction Blindsight is characterized by the ability of certain patients to perform above chance on visual tasks they cannot see. One such patient that was observed to have blindsight was patient D.B. Due to enlarged blood vessels in his right visual co...
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