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Schizophrenia, What You Need to Know

Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is...

Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

"Compulsive" and "obsessive" have become everyday words. "I'm compulsive" is how some people describe their need for neatness, punctuality, and shoes lined up in...

ADD/ADHD: A Decision That Can Change a Life

Although American culture has changed over the years, parents today still want what is best for their children. Why then, are parents allowing their...

Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD

College years can be one of the best times in life. They are filled with the discovery of freedom and independence. However, they can...

Aspergers Disorder Essay

Aspergers Disorder is a milder form of Autistic Disorder. They both fit in the same category know as either Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Pervasive...

Attention Deficit Disorder Essay

Five year old Danny is in kindergarten. It is playtime and he hops from chair to chair, swinging his arms and legs restlessly, and...

Schizophrenia a mental disorder

When I lived in Germany, I had a friend who played on my High School tennis team. On a sunny afternoon after our tennis...

Cognitive Disorder Essay

Describing three recent events in which I have had cognitive dissonance is simple to describe. First I will define exactly what cognitive dissonance means....

Addison’s disease Essay

Addisons disease is a disorder of the endocrine system. It is a hormonal disorder that can strike anyone, any gender at any age. Addisons...

Schizophrenia – serious, chronic mental disorder

Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental disorder characterized by loss of contact with reality and disturbances of thought, mood, and perception. Schizophrenia is the...

What is called Attention Deficit Disorder

Five year old Danny is in kindergarten. It is playtime and he hops from chair to chair, swinging his arms and legs restlessly, and...

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Approximately 3-5% of all American children have an Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a leading cause of school failure and under-achievement. ADD characteristics...

Awakenings and Tourette

In the 1920's, Leonard Lowe is a normal ten year old boy who is attacked by a mysteriously crippling disease. The onset of the...

Eating Disorders in Adolescents

The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are complex psychosomatic illnesses. Underlying biological diatheses related to the regulation of mood, hunger, satiety, weight...

The overdiagnosis of ADHD

In Bobbys second grade classroom, his teacher threw up her hands and said, That is it! On that very morning, Bobby leaped out of...

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

The following project aims to discuss the debilitating illness Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), whilst comparing and contrasting the symptoms and severity of PMDD to...

Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments

Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact...

Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) or Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) was first recognized in the 1700's but was not understood so therefore it was forgotten....

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a common disorder of the intestines that affects nearly one out of five people in the United States. According...

Gene Manipulation Essay

Throughout time, man has always questioned science. Man has been curious about life, space, our bodies, and our existence. Man has gone as far...

Psychological Theories and Therapeutic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorder

The ‘narcissistic personality disorder’ is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The prominent feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self-importance,...

Essay on Eating Disorder – Dying to Be Thin

Seeing an empty box of over-the-counter diet pills in the bathroom at school a couple of weeks ago really got me thinking: what is...

Battered Women’s Syndrome

In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered...

Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is an ovulation disorder and infertility that occurs in many women. Polycystic ovaries syndrome dates back to 1845 where it...

Haemophilia – Hereditary Disorder

In the human body, each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, one of each pair inherited through the egg from the mother, and the...

Passive Aggressive Disorder

Passive-aggressive behavior is universal and is a common way of registering opposing attitudes, especially when they are unequal. A person whose behavior is dominated...

Down Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder

Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder. It occurs in about 1 of every 800 births. People with Down syndrome may have mild to severe...

Attention Deficit Disorder – Brain Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder, widely known as ADD, is a brain disorder which many people suffer from daily. The symptoms described by three authors all...

Tourette Syndrome Essay

Tourette Syndrome was named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the syndrome in 1885. Although the disease was identified in 1885,...

Abnormal Psychology: Bipolar Disorder

Mental illness has plagued human kind for as long as we have been on this earth. The science of psychology has made great strides...

What are the Causes and Triggers for asthma

Asthma is a disorder that affects 20% of Australians in their childhood. It causes airways to narrow making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms may...

Anxiety Disorders Paper

Anxiety is a normal reaction to a threatening situation and results from an increase in the amount of adrenaline from the sympathetic nervous system....

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or (PTSD) is defined as being caused by exposure to violent events such as rape, domestic violence, child abuse, war, accidents,...

Addiction: It’s A Neurological Disorder

Addiction is a neurologically based disease. For many years recovery specialists have compared alcoholism or addictions to a physical disease: like diabetes. In reality...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children

In this day and age, drugs are being prescribed without hesitation. In fact, many of these drugs are being prescribed for children with various...

Mental Health: A Look Into Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and fear are often thought of as the same thing, but are actually somewhat different. Fear is thought of as a response to...

Autism a disorder

Autism is a disorder that impairs the development of a person's capacity to interact with, communicate with, and also maintain regular "normal" bonds with...

Misdiagnosis Of Attention Deficit Disorder – ADD

This is a question that has remained unanswered for a very long time. ADD, also known as attention deficit disorder, has to do with...

Various Genetic Disorders

Alterations in human chromosomes or the deletion of an important gene product are often due to a mutation, which can spring an abundant strand...

Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder in children

Sam was your average 4-year-old boy. He had many friends and was well liked by everyone. All in all he seemed be well adjusted....

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

In this day and age, drugs are being prescribed without hesitation. Many of these drugs are being prescribed for children with various disorders. One...

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) is much more prevalent in todays society compared to previous generations. More and more people are being diagnosed at an alarming...

Schizophrenia, A Mental Disorder

When I lived in Germany, I had a friend who played on my High School tennis team. On a sunny afternoon after our tennis...

Battered Women’s Syndrome

In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered...

Frederick Banting Diabetes

Frederick Banting Diabetes is a chronic disorder in which the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin. Insulin is an important hormone for the metabolism of...

Neurofibromatosis – Genetic Diseases

Neurofibromatosis is a disorder affecting the chromosomes of the human body. It is a hereditary disorder affecting the nervous system. The term neurofibromatosis actually...

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder known as ADHD, it is a disorder that is found in children and can continue into adulthood. The child has...

Mental Illness Essay

Mental illness is a disorder that is characterized by disturbances in a persons thought, emotions, or behavior. Mental illness refers to a wide variety...

ADD: Who does it effect and what are the treatments

I chose this topic because being a young person I personally know a good amount of people who have ADD and are treated with...

Attention Deficit Disorder

Five-year-old Danny is in kindergarten. It is playtime and he hops from chair to chair, swinging his arms and legs restlessly, and then begins...