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Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder
1,471 wordsChildhood Onset Bipolar Disorder (COBPD) is one of the most debilitating mental disorders affecting children today. Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder usually affecting adults that causes sometimes severe changes in mood. Childhood Onset Bipolar disorder is just what it sounds like, a bipolar disorder that occurs during childhood. Persons suffering from a bipolar disorder experience mood swings ranging from depression to mania. During a depressive episode patients can experience feelings of ext...
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Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health Services
1,609 wordsBorderline personality disorder "is defined in the DSM IV, a manual used by psychiatrists to diagnose all mental disorders, as an AXIS II disorder which has symptoms of impulsively and emotional dys regulation" (Livesley 146). A person with BPD have feelings of abandonment and emptiness, and have "frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, going to extremes to keep someone from leaving" (Burger 300). He or she is emotionally unstable and forms intense but unstable interpersonal relationships. They sh...
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People With Schizophrenia Diagnosed With Schizophrenia
1,277 wordsFor many years the word schizophrenia has provoked enormous discomfort. Invested with meaning at once surreal and feared, it is still used as an instrument of ridicule in ordinary conversation, in the media, and even among professionals themselves. The word itself is ominous and evokes visions of madness and asylums. It is a discordant and cruel term, just like the disease signifies. Schizophrenia continues to be an illness about which the public at large remains unaware even though, along with ...
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Form Of Depression Bipolar Disorder
874 wordsIn today s society, we are faced with or placed in many unpredictable and stressful situations. However, many of us manage to properly analyze the situations and maintain our sanity, experiencing only a mild form of depression, if any. Others may encounter similar situations and become mentally depressed. Some reasons for being depressed are normal, such as, a death of a family member, parents divorce, or loss of job; but, depending on how long you are depressed, as a result of these mis fortuna...
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Substance Abuse Psychiatric Disorders
1,625 wordsThere are many theories of alcoholism, and some approaches explain and treat certain alcoholics better than others. One of the common themes throughout the readings is that addicts display a range of personal and situational problems. There is no typical addicted personality or emotional problem (Allen, 1996). Because of these facts, it comes as no surprise that there are also no typical assessment or treatment for these individuals. For instance, a medical / disease model of alcoholism may be m...
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Auditory Hallucinations
1,704 wordsMENTAL DISORDERS The DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) systems which was published in 1994, represents the official classification system used in the United States for diagnosing psychological disorders. It gives specific criteria that are used in diagnosis, along with other information regarding other features that are sometimes seen in people with specific disorders and issues that are considered differential diagnosis (distinguishing between a primary disorder and...
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