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The Misconceptions and Reality Related to Depression
Clinical Depression: Misconceptions vs Reality There are many misconceptions involving depression. For example, people think that depression is about feeling sad, or it is a sign of weakness, it is just temporary and will go away by itself, that it is not a real illness, and that the only treatment for it is medication. Al...
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An Analysis of the Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's ! When taking a look at the many realms of psychology you will notice just how complex and elaborate it really is. But just how complex can you really get? To further that question we will be looking at how Alzheimer's can affect a person's cognitive state and how this plays a part in their life. Specifical...
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The Importance of Proper Treatment of Mental Problems
The human brain is a powerful entity. It gives all creatures the basic abilities that they need; walking, talking, thinking, etc. In fact, the brain is responsible for everything a person does. With it, possibilities are endless and great things may happen. The mind is a strong and resilient organ, but while this may be tru...
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The Different Causes of Insomnia among Men and Women
Dr. Avidan, the professor of neurology at UCLA, et al. conducted a survey in 2002 which stated, “63 percent of women (versus 54 percent of men) experienced symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights per week” (2). Insomnia is often referred to as a sleeping disorder, but other doctors think that it may be a symptom rather t...
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The Ways of Treating Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US affecting more than 40 million adults ages 18 and older; this makes up 18% of the entire population (Anxiety and Depression Association of America). There are several different types of anxiety disorders that affects a person in different wa...
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The Issue of Geriatric Depression and the Healthy IDEAS (Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors) Program
Depression is one of the major concerns among the elderly. The program that this article was written about is Healthy IDEAS, which stands for “Identifying Depression, Empowering Activities for Seniors” (Banghwa, et. al., 2008, p.828). Although evidenced-based programs like Healthy IDEAS exist, there are challenges associate...
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The Social Stigma and Discrimination against People With Mental Illnesses and the Lack of Medical Professionals to Treat Them
Did you know? About 1 in 5 children and teenagers have some form of
mental illnesses or disabilities. That's more than 1.4 million children who
have mental health problems in the US alone! They're actually more common
than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease! By 2020, scientists predict that
mental illnesses such as major d...
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A Study on a Mental Disorder Called Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder, also known as BPD and emotional dysregulation disorder, is defined as a mental disorder characterized by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships that can last anywhere from several years to a lifetime. Emotional dysregulation disorder most commonly effects people ages fourteen to sixty a...
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The Causes and Consequences of the Mental Disorder of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can universally be defined as a disorder that results in the presence of unwanted obsessions and compulsions, due to a desire for perfection and or control. Studies on this disorder suggest “a lifetime prevalence of obsessive compulsive disorder in approximately 2% to 3% of adults” (Ta...
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The Causes and Effects of Postpartum Depression
“Blues Clues” Postpartum depression is a very common condition that some women experience after giving birth to their newborn baby, after having a miscarriage, or after stillbirth. Postpartum depression is linked to the psychological, social, and chemical changes associated with birthing a baby. This condition can vary fro...
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How to Fight Depression in Our Lives
Why so depressed? I am not a very big fan of whiling away time on social media. Nevertheless, I happened to come across this post which read: “Surprising Fact: Over 25 million Americans suffer from depression each year,” while scrolling down my Instagram feed. This caught my attention, although it wasn’t that surprising a...
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The Stigma of Mental Illness in the African American Community in America
Mental illness is a condition that impacts the way a person thinks or feels, as well as their disposition.  It affects the ability to interact with others and function daily. No two people are the same, even when given the same diagnosis.  As a result, the methods of treatment vary from one person to another.   According t...
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The Factors Affecting the Build up of Stress
Mental health, like general health, is defined as not only the absence of detraction but also the presence of positive aspects. It could be summarized as a person’s ability to perceive internal and external factors effectively and to make rational decisions in response. Mentally healthy people face and overcome adversity an...
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The Different Factors That Influence the Body's Response on Stress
The alarm phase of the GAS occurs when a stressor is perceived. Then the body would go into fight-or-flight response. Then the mental part of the body stimulates the brain for emotions and then this emotional stimulation would start the physical reactions. The resistance phase of the GAS is similar to the alarm phase. Durin...
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An Evaluation of Stress in the Police Force
Stressed Spelled Backwards Spells Desserts Stress is something we all face at one point or another. It could be that you have four essays due by Friday when it’s eleven o'clock on a Thursday or you have a conference call at six tomorrow when you haven’t prepared what to say. Unfortunately, stress takes everyone prisoner an...
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A Personal Essay on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The topic I picked for my reflective essay is ADHD. I found this topic interesting to write my paper on because I suffer from this and thought it would be a good for me to learn more about this disorder. I also found this topic relevant because a lot of people suffer with this disease. ADHD is short for attention-deficit/...
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Definition, Symptoms and Treatment of Depression
Introduction Depression which is also known as melancholia is a debilitating mental illness which has been prevalent for over 2,000 years. There is still not a salient universal explanation for the paradoxical and enigmatic features of Depression. There are many unanswered questions and issues in relation to its etiology (...
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The Role of Oxytocin in The Effective Management of Stress
How to Make Stress Your Friend This TED Talk presented by health psychologist Kelly McGonigal aims to flip most people’s perception of stress. Stress is the negative effect resulting from a person believing they cannot handle a situation that is especially strenuous in either, or both, a mental or physical way (Hockenbu...
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The Four Main Ways Stress Affect an Individual's Health
Stress can affect a person’s health in four main ways: in a negative physical manner, in a positive physical manner, in a negative mental manner, and a positive mental manner. According to Richard Restak, M.D.stress can be defined as, “any action or situation that places special physical or psychological demands on us (166)...
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A Case Analysis of the Depression of Elizabeth Wurtzel
Reaction Paper/Case Analysis #1: Depression Upon reading Wurtzel’s description of depression, I could relate. I have never been diagnosed clinically depressed, but I do remember feeling several of the symptoms during my high school years, like the feeling of “nothingness”. However, I never felt like committing suicide. I t...
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A Case Analysis of the Characteristics and Symptoms of Schizophrenia
RP/CA 4: Schizophrenia At first, I was very excited to read the account of feelings and thoughts of a schizophrenic person. I have always been curious about how a schizophrenic mind thinks, and I thought this was a great opportunity. It was extraordinarily engaging to read how the voices were heard by Carol. I couldn’t ima...
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An Overview of the Definition of Schizophrenia, Its Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments, and Prevention
“Trying to define schizophrenia is like trying to define democracy. We think we know what the terms mean, but, in fact, different people understand them differently” (Chase, 2013, p. 133). Ronald Chase has it right: schizophrenia is a tricky disorder. Not only is itdifficult to define, but alsoit is difficult to diagnose, t...
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A Study on the Severe Mental Disorder, Schizophrenia
a) Identify one disorder from one perspective that you have studied. Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder affecting the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. It comes from the Greek words "split" and "mind". Incidence of the disorder when it comes to the general adult population is about .5-1.5%. The disorder...
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An Overview of the Treatment Options for Patients Suffering from Depression
If you knew someone who exhibited signs of depression, what would you say to help them? These questions are more controversial than they appear, as each method includes positive and negative outcomes. Depression is a treatable illness that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions. When someone is depre...
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Cultural and Mental Influences on Albert's Condition
There didn’t seem to be any cultural events involved in Albert’s scenario in other than the pain that he was constantly in as well as his troubled background. Albert appeared to have some mental issues, which may be a reason for his family disowning him. He was also in a significant amount of pain that he felt wasn’t being...
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