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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Should Be Considered a Mental Illness
Abstract The goal of this paper, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a Severe Mental Illness,” is to prove that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder should be categorized as a mental illness and therefore included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. First, the paper will describe the characterizations of...
The Signs and Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety comes in different forms and at differing levels from person to person. According to Goldberg (2014): Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disord...
Schizophrenia as One of the Most Interesting Psychological Disorders
Mental disorders have always been one of the most fascinating areas in the field of psychology. By definition, they are described as being the patterns of thoughts and feelings that can be considered dysfunctional, distressing (that must be severe enough to interfere with daily life and well-being) and deviant (differing fr...
A Study of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on Veteran Women
Kintzle, S., Schuyler, A. C., Ray-Letourneau, D., Ozuna, S. M., Munch, C., Xintarianos, E., & ... Castro, C. A. (2015). Sexual trauma in the military: Exploring PTSD and mental health care utilization in female veterans. Psychological Services, 12(4), 394-401. doi:10.1037/ser0000054 This study included 325 veteran women wh...
The Effects of the Nature vs. Nurture on Psychology
Has Focus on the Nature vs. Nurture Argument Been Beneficial to Psychology? Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated by the mind. Where do our thoughts come from? Why do we think what we think? Starting with debate by great philosophers like Plato in Ancient Greece and continuing with investigation by psychologists...
A Case Analysis of Panic Disorder and the Perspective of Barbara Harrison Through Her Experience with the Disorder
Reaction Paper/Case Analysis #1: Panic Disorder After reading Barbara Harrison’s experience with panic disorder, I was left appalled. I have had three panic attacks in one year, but I am certain I do not have a panic disorder. I can relate to some of the symptoms Barbara experienced, so I know the difficulty and horrible f...
My Clinical Depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder During Puberty
Puberty hits most kids hard, but mine was a significantly more difficult struggle. Genetics and brain chemistry created the perfect storm, and, at age thirteen, I was diagnosed with clinical depression and generalized anxiety disorder. The initial months of undiagnosed agony were the worst. Depression is not evident like a...
A Report on Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder
GAD & MDD The two psychological disorders that I have chosen are Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. The reason for me choosing these two disorders is because I have experienced some level of anxiety and depression throughout my lifetime, while it may not be to the degree to be classified as a dis...
The Different Manifestations of Social Anxiety Disorder
Abstract: This is an argumentative paper about the effects that Social Anxiety has on someone with the disorder. Most people think that Social Anxiety isn’t that serious of a disorder and that the person is just shy or quiet. Many people who have Social Anxiety turn to unreasonable means to help them ease through their day...
A Study of the Effects of Milk and Dairy Intake on the Development of Dementia on Japanese People
Abstract “Objectives To determine the effect of milk and dairy intake on the development of all-cause dementia and its subtypes in an elderly Japanese population. Design Prospective cohort study. Setting The Hisayama Study, Japan. Participants Individuals aged 60 and older without dementia (N = 1,081). Measurements Milk an...