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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 Issue of the Growing Number of People with Mental Illnesses, the Social Stigma and Discrimination against Them, 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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