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The Issue of Depression and Suicide in College Campuses in America
Depression, mental illness, and suicide; these are words that are constantly heard and talked about, but not completely understood. The word “depressed” is thrown around with such a light connotation in every day conversation, that people have forgotten the realness of the issue and the seriousness behind the word. The true...
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An Analysis of the Effects of Student's Emotional Growth
Annotated Bibliography Lukianoff, Greg, and Jonathan Haidt. "The Coddling of the American Mind." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 10 Aug. 2015. Web. 16 Oct. 2015. This article describes the use of trigger warnings and microaggressions that students are exposed to in college and how it can affect their emotional growt...
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The Causes and Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder
The Causes and Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder When setting the clocks back each November for Daylight Saving Time, many who struggle from the "seasonal blues" will start to notice symptoms. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects a variety of people due to the decreased amount of su...
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The Causes of High Rates of Depression and Suicide among Adolescents: The Pressure of Finding One's Self and the Stigmatization of Mental Issues
After reading the passages about the high rates of depression and suicide, I cannot say that I am that surprised. Adolescence is a period of drastic changes biologically, emotionally, and socially. I believe that one of the main causes of the high rate of depression in adolescents is due to the overwhelming pressure to find...
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Finding the Correct Stimulus to Battle Ornithophobia, the Fear of Birds
Specific Phobia Explanatory Paper I chose specific phobia as my psychological disorder because I have a specific phobia to birds. My bird phobia (ornithophobia) has become worse in the past year, and I thought it would be beneficial for me to have a better understanding of what I go through everyday by researching the di...
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The Difference between Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome
Differences between Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome (ADHD) Tim Burton, Jim Carrey, Terry Bradshaw, and Susan Boyle have something in common, but neither money nor fame or talent unites them. The truth is that each of them has been diagnosed with either autism or ADHD. As of 2014, the US Centers for Dis...
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A Discussion on Combating the Serious Mood Disorder, Depression
Understanding the Fight Against Depression For my particular paper I have chosen to discuss depression. It is hard to describe the feeling of depression so unless you have had it, it can be hard to relate to someone who has been through it or is currently struggling with depression. It is best defined as a mood disorder th...
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Post-Traumatic Amnesia in Life and the Media
A man wakes up one day, feeling that everything is normal; but when he goes to the bathroom to start his every day routine, he sees that his body is covered in tattoos that he has absolutely no memory of getting. They piece together a story of his revenge on the man who killed his wife and what he has found out about him al...
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Defining and Understanding the Dissociative Identity Disorder
Frey, Haycock, &Willingham (2012, pg. 514) define Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder, as a condition in which those affected experience more than one distinct identity or personality state. There are at least two personalities or alters who are constantly fighting to con...
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The Necessary Actions in Addressing Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Introduction Autism spectrum disorder is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent developmental disabilities, yet, research on the disability has barely scratched the surface. Understanding the differences between children with autism and typically developing children is key to taking the next step in finding the best me...
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