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OCD Disease
OCD Disease
OCD Disease It was 9:30 a.m., and Nancy, a 36-year-old attorney, had arrived late for work again. Nancy knew she needed to catch up on her legal assignments, but a familiar worry nagged at her. No matter how hard she tried, Nancy could not dislodge the thought that she had left a pot burning on the stove. The image of her home engulfed in flames was so vivid she could almost smell the smoke. Nancy tried to shut the thought out of her mind, reassuring herself that she had turned the gas jet off.
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances i
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances i
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances in Parkinson's disease. In order to address the above the request it is important to define Parkinson's disease; it's known causes and main physiological symptoms. Many sufferers of PD experience cognitive and mental dysfunctions from a long list. The causes of such deficits are being debated to a great extent. There is no clear conclusion that states they are caused by chemical changes in the brain associated with PD or if the stressors of living
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a lifelong disorder, which can cause a person to do things repeatedly. This disorder is identified by two general symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. An obsession can be defines as an unwelcome, distressing thought or mental image. (Schwartz, 1996) It is a thought that annoys you so much that it causes distress and anxiety. Compulsions are the behaviors that people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder pe
Aging Theories
Aging Theories
Aging Theories This report outlines the main theories of how the process of aging works. Since researchers have not discovered a universally-accepted theory of aging, the theories discussed are potential explanations of how we age. The likelihood of each hypothesis is considered roughly equal. The different theories discussed focus on the workings of different parts of the body, from the molecular level of DNA mutations and replication, to the organism level of becoming “worn out.” Aging is a ve
I have always been fascinated with behavioral diso
I have always been fascinated with behavioral diso
OCD I have always been fascinated with behavioral disorders, especially OCD. I learned about OCD a few years ago when I was reading a medical journal. At first, it seemed like something very odd. The idea that otherwise normal people can do such strange things, and not be able to control themselves was fascinating. I wanted to know more about this topic, which is why I chose to write my paper on it. I thought that by knowing more about the subject, I will be able to better understand how these p
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 I have always been fascinated with behavioral disorders, especially OCD. I learned about OCD a few years ago when I was reading a medical journal. At first, it seemed like something very odd. The idea that otherwise normal people can do such strange things, and not be able to control themselves was fascinating. I wanted to know more about this topic, which is why I chose to write my paper on it. I thought that by knowing more about the subject, I will be able to b
Park
Park
park Parkinson’s Disease The world has many diseases and illnesses but we do not realize the destructiveness of these complications because there are cures for them. There are only a few diseases today that no cures exists for such as Cancer and HIV but the one we tend to overlook is Parkinson’s. This is a disease that affects many people in the United States today and has for many years. Parkinson’s will continue to be a disease of mystery because the causes and cures have yet to be discovered.
Theories
Theories
Theories Theoretical Perspectives of Certain Disorders Anxiety Disorder Psychoanalysts believe that anxiety disorders are caused by internal mental conflicts often involving sexual impulses. These impulses cause an overuse of the ego\'s defense system that fails over time. This shows that the unacceptable impulses the ego has blocked are the generalized anxiety disorders. These blocked impulses cause an unconscious state of apprehension for which the person does not know the cause of. Phobias, h
Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not
Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not
Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is commonly known as a childhood syndrome characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and a short attention span, which often leads to learning disabilities and various behavioral problems. The exact definition of ADD is, "an inability to control behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli"(online medical dictionary). Neural pertains to nerves. There
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome What is FAS/FASD? Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical and mental birth defects that can result when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, such as beer, wine, or mixed drinks, so does her baby. Alcohol passes through the placenta right into the developing baby. The baby may suffer lifelong damage as a result. FAS is characterized by brain damage, facial deformities, and growth deficits. Heart, liver, and kidney defe
Jordan Jenkel and Josh Provart
Jordan Jenkel and Josh Provart
Jordan Jenkel and Josh Provart Human Anatomy 3B March 8th, 2004 Cerebrum The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain. Also, it is the most visible part. It also dominates the adult brain. Most of it is in processing somatic sensory and motor information. Two types of matter are located in the cerebrum. Gray matter is a substance known as the cerebral cortex. It is located in the cerebral nuclei. White matter is deep in the neural cortex and by the cerebral nuclei. Gray matter is the part of th
By: birju
By: birju
Mr By: birju E-mail: [email protected] pinochets 'medical report' Senator Pinochet has a complex medical history, but the main active medical problems at present are diabetic peripheral neuropathy and recently progressive cerebrovascular brain damage. The diabetic neuropathology is contributing to difficulties in walking and to the observed tendency to postural hypertension. The diabetes will also have predisposed to arterial disease as will a past history of smoking The cerebrovascular disease
(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
OCD OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) OCD is a very common disorder affecting almost everyone in the world, some being affected much more than others. First of all I will give a brief definition of OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder causes the brain to get stuck on one particular urge or thought that can\'t easily be let go. People with OCD often call it a case of, "mental hiccups that won\'t go away." Everyone has this condition in one way or another. For instance, a man might go into a bathr
Theories
Theories
Theories Theoretical Perspectives of Certain Disorders Anxiety Disorder Psychoanalysts believe that anxiety disorders are caused by internal mental conflicts often involving sexual impulses. These impulses cause an overuse of the ego’s defense system that fails over time. This shows that the unacceptable impulses the ego has blocked are the generalized anxiety disorders. These blocked impulses cause an unconscious state of apprehension for which the person does not know the cause of. Phobias, ho
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia SCHIZOPHRENIA Schizophrenia, from the Greek word meaning �split mind�, is a mental disorder that causes complete fragmentation in the processes of the mind. Contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personalities, but rather to a condition which affects the person�s movement, language, and thinking skills. The question of whether schizophrenia is a disease or collection of socially learned actions is still a quest
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia SCHIZOPHRENIA Schizophrenia, from the Greek word meaning “split mind”, is a mental disorder that causes complete fragmentation in the processes of the mind. Contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personalities, but rather to a condition which affects the person’s movement, language, and thinking skills. The question of whether schizophrenia is a disease or collection of socially learned actions is still a question in
Park
Park
park Parkinson\'s Disease The world has many diseases and illnesses but we do not realize the destructiveness of these complications because there are cures for them. There are only a few diseases today that no cures exists for such as Cancer and HIV but the one we tend to overlook is Parkinson\'s. This is a disease that affects many people in the United States today and has for many years. Parkinson\'s will continue to be a disease of mystery because the causes and cures have yet to be discover
Effects of marijuana
Effects of marijuana
Effects of marijuana Essay Question: Outline the use of marijuana and identify the acute and chronic harmful biological and psychological effects of marijuana on individuals. The use of marijuana is widespread by all classes, races, and cultures. Marijuana has been used for a multitude of purposes over thousands of years, and is still, today, is being used for many of the same purposes. (Hawks 1982) It is some of the possible outcomes of the usage of marijuana, and a brief history of marijuana t
Aging Theories
Aging Theories
Aging Theories This report outlines the main theories of how the process of aging works. Since researchers have not discovered a universally-accepted theory of aging, the theories discussed are potential explanations of how we age. The likelihood of each hypothesis is considered roughly equal. The different theories discussed focus on the workings of different parts of the body, from the molecular level of DNA mutations and replication, to the organism level of becoming “worn out.” Aging is a ve
The human brain
The human brain
the human brain In this paper one will learn the different parts of the brain and their functions. Although the brain isn\'t the largest organ of the human body it is the most complex and controlling organ. It is amazing how complicated the brain is. The brain controls every action within and out of your body. The brain has main areas that contain different areas that have specific functions. For instance the basal ganglia holds the lentiform and the caudate. The brain isn\'t just "THE BRAIN" it
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 I have always been fascinated with behavioral disorders, especially OCD. I learned about OCD a few years ago when I was reading a medical journal. At first, it seemed like something very odd. The idea that otherwise normal people can do such strange things, and not be able to control themselves was fascinating. I wanted to know more about this topic, which is why I chose to write my paper on it. I thought that by knowing more about the subject, I will be able to b
Oral Pathology
Oral Pathology
Oral Pathology 4- Black Hairy Tongue -Characterized by the elongation and hyperkeratosis of the filiform papillae, resulting in this hairlike appearance. The elongated papillae usually exhibit brown, yellow, or black pigmentation. Most patients are asymptomatic, but occasionally patients complain of irritation, gagging, or an altered taste. Patients are usually heavy smokers with poor oral hygiene and some have vitamin deficiencies, GI problems, or radiation therapy. Cures range from just brushi
Brain Chemistry
Brain Chemistry
Brain Chemistry What is it that makes us human? Is it our actions, our sense of purpose, or our ability to keep our mind on as well as perform complex tasks? Is it that we analyze our own mental processes, as well as the processes of others? What exactly is a mental state, and what creates it? Is it a level of attentiveness, an impulse, or an emotional state? What is it that allows us to experience these things? The answers all lie within our brains. The brain, like the rest of the nervous syste
Theoretical perspectives
Theoretical perspectives
theoretical perspectives Theoretical Perspectives of Certain Disorders Psychoanalysts believe that anxiety disorders are caused by internal mental conflicts often involving sexual impulses. These impulses cause an overuse of the egos defense system that fails over time. This shows that the unacceptable impulses the ego has blocked are the generalized anxiety disorders. These blocked impulses cause an unconscious state of apprehension for which the person does not know the cause of. Phobias, how
legalize
legalize
legalize Cannabis is one of the most widely used drugs throughout the world. The psychoactive constituent of cannabis, delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta 9-THC), produces a myriad of pharmacological effects in animals and humans. Marijuana has been in use for over 4,000 years as a therapeutic and as a recreational drug. It can have both stimulant and sedative properties. In usual intoxicating doses, it produces a sense of well-being, relaxation, a loss of temporal awareness, slowing of thought
ADD: The role our school system should play
ADD: The role our school system should play
ADD: The role our school system should play Introduction The current and proper role the school system plays and should play, in dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) will be discussed. My Brother's Experiences with ADD and my Critiques of the following articles, are used in the discussion. The very one sided, sarcastic article "Immunize Your Child Against Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)" by Fred A.Baughman Jr., M.D. found at http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8568/Baughman_MD_Immunize
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d Parkinson’s Disease The world has many diseases and illnesses but we do not realize the destructiveness of these complications because there are cures for them. There are only a few diseases today that no cures exists for such as Cancer and HIV but the one we tend to overlook is Parkinson’s. This is a disease that affects many people in the United States today and has for many years. Parkinson’s will continue to be a disease of mystery because the causes and cures have yet to be discovered. I
Basic Psycology
Basic Psycology
basic Psycology Alajouanine, T. :* Aphasia and artistic realization. Brain. 1948 71:229-241. Alvin, J. :* Music Therapy. London: John Baker 1966 Amato, I. : Muscle melodies and brain refrains: Turning bioelectric signals into music. Sciences News. April 1989 135:202-203. Arnheim, R. :* New essays on the psychology of art. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 1986 Baer, T., Gore, J. C., Gracco, L.C., & Nye, P. W. (1991). Analysis of vocal tract shape and dimensions using magn
Theories
Theories
Theories Theoretical Perspectives of Certain Disorders Anxiety Disorder Psychoanalysts believe that anxiety disorders are caused by internal mental conflicts often involving sexual impulses. These impulses cause an overuse of the ego�s defense system that fails over time. This shows that the unacceptable impulses the ego has blocked are the generalized anxiety disorders. These blocked impulses cause an unconscious state of apprehension for which the person does not know the cause of. Phobias,
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia, severe mental illness characterized by a variety of symptoms, including loss of contact with reality, bizarre behavior, disorganized thinking and speech, decreased emotional expressiveness, and social withdrawal. Usually only some of these symptoms occur in any one person. The term schizophrenia comes from Greek words meaning "split mind." However, contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personality. (F
Attention
Attention
Attention Attention can be defined as the process of selecting certain environmental inputs needed for cognitive processing. Information that we are capable of sensing stays with us in the sensory register for a very brief period of time. From this point the information is cognitively processed. The role of attention can be found in the moving of this information from the sensory register into the working memory. Normal attention span seems to develop in three stages. First, the child¡¦s attenti
Psychology
Psychology
psychology Psychology - study of behavior and the mind Dualism - the mind is spiritual and the body is physical and they are connected the mind can\'t be studied Introspection - Wundt Observers report their reactions TO light, colors, and time perception Psychoanalysis - Freud\'s theory of personality and method of psychotherapy, both of which assume the importance of the unconscious process. Behaviorism - scientific study of observable behavior Cognition - the mental process thinking, knowing,
Compulsive Disorder
Compulsive Disorder
Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a lifelong disorder, which can cause a person to do things repeatedly. This disorder is identified by two general symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. An obsession can be defines as an unwelcome, distressing thought or mental image. (Schwartz, 1996) It is a thought that annoys you so much that it causes distress and anxiety. Compulsions are the behaviors that people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder perform in a
Effects Of Marijuana
Effects Of Marijuana
Effects Of Marijuana Essay Question: Outline the use of marijuana and identify the acute and chronic harmful biological and psychological effects of marijuana on individuals. The use of marijuana is widespread by all classes, races, and cultures. Marijuana has been used for a multitude of purposes over thousands of years, and is still, today, is being used for many of the same purposes. (Hawks 1982) It is some of the possible outcomes of the usage of marijuana, and a brief history of marijuana t
Pinochets 'Medical Report'
Pinochets 'Medical Report'
Pinochets 'Medical Report' pinochets 'medical report' Senator Pinochet has a complex medical history, but the main active medical problems at present are diabetic peripheral neuropathy and recently progressive cerebrovascular brain damage. The diabetic neuropathology is contributing to difficulties in walking and to the observed tendency to postural hypertension. The diabetes will also have predisposed to arterial disease as will a past history of smoking The cerebrovascular disease has manifest
SENILITY
SENILITY
SENILITY Senility is a disease commonly referred to as dementia. It affects 4 million Americans every year and is a major cause of disability in old age (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Its prevalence increases with age (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Dementia is characterized by a permanent memory deficit affecting recent memory in particular and of sufficient severity to interfere with the patient's ability to take part in professional and social activities (Bunch, 1997, p. 106). Although the aging process is as
Pinochets 'Medical Report'
Pinochets 'Medical Report'
Pinochets \'Medical Report\' pinochets \'medical report\' Senator Pinochet has a complex medical history, but the main active medical problems at present are diabetic peripheral neuropathy and recently progressive cerebrovascular brain damage. The diabetic neuropathology is contributing to difficulties in walking and to the observed tendency to postural hypertension. The diabetes will also have predisposed to arterial disease as will a past history of smoking The cerebrovascular disease has mani
Aging
Aging
aging Aging: The Different Theories of How it Works This report outlines the main theories of how the process of aging works. Since researchers have not discovered a universally-accepted theory of aging, the theories discussed are potential explanations of how we age. The likelihood of each hypothesis is considered roughly equal. The different theories discussed focus on the workings of different parts of the body, from the molecular level of DNA mutations and replication, to the organism level
Psychology
Psychology
psychology Psychology – study of behavior and the mind Dualism - the mind is spiritual and the body is physical and they are connected the mind can’t be studied Introspection – Wundt Observers report their reactions TO light, colors, and time perception Psychoanalysis – Freud’s theory of personality and method of psychotherapy, both of which assume the importance of the unconscious process. Behaviorism – scientific study of observable behavior Cognition – the mental process thinking, knowing, an
The body's nervous system has three (3) main parts
The body's nervous system has three (3) main parts
The body's nervous system has three (3) main parts BRAIN SPINAL CORD NERVES All three (3) of these parts work together to tell our bodies what to do. For example: The brain says, "Hey, I want to exercise!" So, it sends a message to the spinal cord, who then gives the message to the nerves, who then deliver the message to the rest of your body. Our nervous system does a lot more than help us move. It also helps us with our five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch When you breathe in,
Aging Theories
Aging Theories
Aging Theories This report outlines the main theories of how the process of aging works. Since researchers have not discovered a universally-accepted theory of aging, the theories discussed are potential explanations of how we age. The likelihood of each hypothesis is considered roughly equal. The different theories discussed focus on the workings of different parts of the body, from the molecular level of DNA mutations and replication, to the organism level of becoming "worn out." Aging is a ve
Schizophrenia A Cognitive Dysfunction
Schizophrenia A Cognitive Dysfunction
Schizophrenia A Cognitive Dysfunction Running head: Cognitive dysfunction of the brain. Schizophrenia: A Cognitive Dysfunction? Schizophrenia is often a chronic relapsing psychotic disorder that disrupts normal thought, speech, and behavior. It is a cluster of severe prolonged mental disturbances that “...is by far the most chronic and disabling of the major mental disorders. This disease may be one disorder, or it may be many disorders, with different causes” (Andreasen & Schutlz, 1999). It is
Legalize
Legalize
legalize Cannabis is one of the most widely used drugs throughout the world. The psychoactive constituent of cannabis, delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta 9-THC), produces a myriad of pharmacological effects in animals and humans. Marijuana has been in use for over 4,000 years as a therapeutic and as a recreational drug. It can have both stimulant and sedative properties. In usual intoxicating doses, it produces a sense of well-being, relaxation, a loss of temporal awareness, slowing of thought
Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not
Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not
Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not Attention Deficit Disorder: What It Is And Is Not Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is commonly known as a childhood syndrome characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and a short attention span, which often leads to learning disabilities and various behavioral problems. The exact definition of ADD is, “an inability to control behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli”(online medical dictionary). Neural pertains to nerves. There
Science names
Science names
science names This report outlines the main theories of how the process of aging works. Since researchers have not discovered a universally-accepted theory of aging, the theories discussed are potential explanations of how we age. The likelihood of each hypothesis is considered roughly equal. The different theories discussed focus on the workings of different parts of the body, from the molecular level of DNA mutations and replication, to the organism level of becoming “worn out.” Aging is a ver
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances i
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances i
Discuss the causes of psychological disturbances in Parkinson’s disease. In order to address the above the request it is important to define Parkinson’s disease; it’s known causes and main physiological symptoms. Many sufferers of PD experience cognitive and mental dysfunctions from a long list. The causes of such deficits are being debated to a great extent. There is no clear conclusion that states they are caused by chemical changes in the brain associated with PD or if the stressors of living
Add And Learning Strategies
Add And Learning Strategies
Add And Learning Strategies Attention can be defined as the process of selecting certain environmental inputs needed for cognitive processing. Information that we are capable of sensing stays with us in the sensory register for a very brief period of time. From this point the information is cognitively processed. The role of attention can be found in the moving of this information from the sensory register into the working memory. Normal attention span seems to develop in three stages. First, th
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors and must repeat certain actions over and over to relieve that stress or to obtain from danger. Pierre Janet described obsessive-compulsive disorder by using the term psychasthenia. Sigmund Freud described obsessions and compulsions as psychological defenses used to deal with sexual and aggressive conflicts in
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder The mental abnormality Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has been thought as through the years another chiche chapter in the book of mental malfunctions. However by experts it is considered to be a great risk to the lives of many more adults than people realize. It makes chaos out of everyday routines and puts extreme complication onto the simplest situations (NIMH 2). Understanding this mental illness requires one to know what the ailment is, why people have it, the di
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental illness that traps people in endless cycles of repetitive thoughts and behaviors and must repeat certain actions over and over to relieve that stress or to obtain from danger. Pierre Janet described obsessive-compulsive disorder by using the term psychasthenia. Sigmund Freud described obsessions and compulsions as psychological defenses used to deal with sexual and aggressive conflicts in