Research Papers on Disorders

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism

    A 4 page paper that provides a research proposal that will investigate the effect of ABA parent training on their autistic child’s functional behaviors. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Depression in Children and Adolescents

    This 10 page paper provides recent research in depression in children and adolescents. Depression is discussed specifically for this age category. This is a paper that comes with PowerPoint slides. Speaker notes are included at no additional charge. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Conduct Disorder: A Review of the Literature and a Proposed Study

    A 17 page overview of conduct disorder. This paper relates that the author's own childhood experiences cemented their interest in this disorder. A detailed review of five articles is provided as is a proposal for additional research. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Aggressive Behavior and the Effects of Video Game Playing

    A 6 page research paper that outlines a proposed research study on a hypothesized correlation between increased aggressive behavior in children and adolescents and playing video games. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Research on Autism and A Proposal for an Autistic Disorder Workshop

    This 11 page paper includes an outline and several sections outlining a propsal for a workshop. The bulk of the paper includes research on the topic of autism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia - A Research Proposal

    A 10 page paper. In the last few years, scientists have been trying to link a particular parasite that cats have to schizophrenia. The evidence reported in this proposal is somewhat convincing but is it really? The writer presents these sections in the proposal: Introduction, Literature Review, including the research question, the Methodology, which is a literature review, Results, which comments on how the results might be presented, and Conclusion, which comments on what the researcher will use to draw conclusions. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Case Study in Interdisciplinary Integration

    This 12 page paper uses interdisciplinary integration to analyze a case of sexual dysfunction in a fictional case about a young woman. The paper can be applied in other cases where integrative therapy is applied. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Mood Disorder: Case Study

    5 pages in length. Yolanda's dual diagnosis of major depressive disorder and drug abuse places her in Axis I: Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent with 1) at least two major depressive episodes, 2) no episodic history of mania/mixed/hypomania, and 3) symptoms not due to another disorder. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Case Study: Bipolar Disorder, Manic Episode With Psychotic Features

    10 pages in length. Susie's diagnosis of bipolar disorder with manic episode and psychotic features is supported by delusional events combined with tremendous emotional highs and equally spiraling lows. Understanding the myriad potential causes of BPD leads one to consider environmental influences as the primary reason in Susie's case, inasmuch as her upbringing was clearly indicative of an emotionally sterile environment where Susie felt distanced from her parents and never truly created the critical connection with them necessary for healthy emotional development. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Iraqi Veterans/PTSD, A Case Study

    A 6 page research paper that offers a discussion of PTSD, in reference to the War in Iraq, first of all, describes the etiology of PTSD; then, discusses various treatment modalities prior to presenting a case study. The case study demonstrates how a combination of treatment modalities were utilized in order to bring about a positive outcome for the young soldier who was psychically scarred by his combat experiences in Iraq. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

    This 7 page paper looks at the case study of a young woman with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The paper starts by looking at the DSM-IV criteria for BPD, its prevalence, then at the potential influences in the development of the condition, significant risk factors present in the case study and possible interventions. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology Depression

    A 5 page paper with four sections. The information for this case study was provided by the student. The paper provides an overview of the case, the symptoms, the genetic, biological, cognitive, and behavioral components, and three treatment options. No Bibliography.

  • Individual or Group Therapy

    A 5 page paper. The first section discusses the issue of a therapist working individually with a client or bringing family members into the sessions. The second section discusses a case study provided by the student and discusses the challenges of that case. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Making a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia: The Legal Implications

    This is an 8 page paper that provides an overview of the diagnosis of schizophrenia. Diagnostic tools and criteria are explored in the context of a legal case study. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Existential Therapy Case

    A 3 page paper. The case is briefly presented to provide needed background. The writer discusses using existential therapy with this client who may have PTSD. The paper identifies the strengths and weaknesses of this approach with this case and comments on any cultural factors or ethical issues that might affect therapy. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    A 3 page paper that begins with an explanation of this condition, including the criteria from the DSM. Possible causes are reported. The writer reports a case study of a teenager with the condition. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dementia Case

    A 3 page paper that begins with a brief description of the patient who is exhibiting signs of dementia. The paper discusses interventions for both the patient and her spouse. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Psychology Case Study

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a case study of a person with specific psychological issues. This paper applies the five axis diagnostic criteria to the case study format. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Multiaxial Diagnosis of Mental Illness

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a clinical case study, using multiaxial diagnosis (DSM IV TR), and states and identifies diagnosis criteria for all the axes on the case scenario. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Factitious Disorder

    A 3 page research paper that offers a DSM-IV analysis of a case study, with the writer arguing in favor of a diagnosis of factitious disorder. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Psychological Diagnosis Case

    A 14 page paper. The case discussed is that of a 32-year-old man who is unable to hold jobs for any length of time. The initial interview with the therapist finds that this person has bipolar II disorder and major depressive disorder with suicidal ideation. Includes mental health status exam, DSM codes for diagnoses, treatment plan, etc. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • A Case Study, Social Phobia

    This 5 page research paper examines the case of a surgeon, Paul, a white male who has social phobia, giving the details of his case and discussing diagnostic issues. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychotic Depression Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of a case study for applying CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy. This paper outlines the case study of one patient with psychotic depression. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Humanistic Existential Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    A 4 page paper that uses a case study supplied by the student. Each of the two therapeutic approaches are briefly explained. Each is then discussed related to the case study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues in Psychology

    A 25 page paper that begins with definitions or abnormal and trends in treatment approaches. The writer comments on and discusses numerous issues including: clinical interview questions, clinical assessment of a child, anxiety disorders, fears and phobias, depression, eating disorders, theoretical viewpoints in abnormal psychology, criminal insanity using an article, A Matter over Mind, schizophrenia, anxiety in children, ADHD, and a case study plus other topics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Prevention Strategies for Coercive Sexual Behaviors

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of the issue of sexual predation and considers the strategies that can be put in place for preventing coercive sexual behaviors, including incest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pedophiles and Abnormal Psychology:

    6 pages in length. Pedophilia, the compulsion to have sexual relations with children, is a subgroup of sexual disorders associated with abnormal psychology. Identified as a problem of sexual aim, those who struggle with and ultimately succumb to their urges to sexually violate children are considered so socially abhorrent that even hardcore criminals doing life for dismembering another person cannot tolerate the idea of innocent kids being inflicted with such abuse and often make prison life a living hell for convicted pedophiles. Clearly, there is a hierarchy of offence within the criminal community whereby other felons condemn pedophiles for heathenish behavior with such a taboo as vulnerable children. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • DSM-IV and Sexual Dysfunction

    This 3 page research paper addresses questions pertaining to the DSM-IV definitions of female sexual dysfunction and whether or not revision is called for. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • All About Necrophilia

    (7pp) The first thought that may pop into you mind about necrophilia is "making it with a dead person." And the live ones are such fun, why would someone want to consider a dead one. However there is some scientific research that associates this condition with brain circuitry links between aggression, sexual and feeding functions. If we are to research areas of the brain and collect helpful factual data, we must explore all possibilities of these connections and overlaps. This discussion will also look at some of those factors that connect violence and sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychological Disorders: Categorization and Classification

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the categorization of psychological disorders. Eating, sexual, substance abuse, and personality disorders are covered. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Multi-Phobic 'What About Bob?'

    7 pages in length. Afflicted with a malady of phobias, the lead character in Frank Oz's What About Bob? strikes a simultaneous chord of compassion and confusion with audiences. Played by Bill Murray, Bob's mental composition is comprised of such life-altering irrationalities as agoraphobia, claustrophobia, hypochondria and obsessive-compulsive disorder, all of which work synergistically to make him a walking, talking idiosyncrasy. His behavior, while wholly innocent, is over the top for his regular therapist to deal with so he is referred to emotionally absent and narcissistic Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfus); after one session, Marvin alerts Bob to the fact that he will be unavailable for the rest of the summer on family vacation. This news sends Bob into a tailspin of – yet another psychological disorder - separation anxiety – until he is able to finally track down Marvin at his lake house. Phobic manifestations notwithstanding, Bob easily worms his way into the hearts of Marvin's family but forever remains an overwhelming irritation where the doctor is concerned, who truly has no idea what it means to be compassionate in a field where such emotional connection is key. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Suicide and Betrayal

    A 3 page paper which examines when betraying a friend is acceptable if they have threatened suicide. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Suicide and Motivational Factors

    A 5 page literature review of articles that provide a hint of what motivating factors underlie suicide attempts. The author reviews five specific works and ties the findings of each into the total. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Teen Suicide

    A 3 page paper on teen suicide and how it can be prevented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Review of "Filicide-Suicide: Common Factors in Parents Who Kill Their Children and Themselves"

    A 6 page paper critiquing an article seeking to identify characteristics of those who kill their children and then kill themselves. Though this investigation is limited in that it dealt only with historical data, the authors believe it can be useful for future development of specific risk factors for filicide-suicide. Includes a 1-page outline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • College Students and Emotional Issues

    A 3 page paper which looks at the problem of depression and suicide among students in college. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Schizophrenia and How to Live with It

    This 5 page paper explores various aspects of living with schizophrenia form practicing safe sex to preventing suicide. Schizophrenia is viewed as a condition but emphasis is placed on the fact that sufferers live normal lives. The bulk of the paper focuses on articles that pertain to a variety of subjects. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Patients Who Are Suicidal and Neural Biochemical Factors

    This 17 page paper provides an overview of existing research on the biochecmial factors that are common to patients with suicide. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Biographical Sketch of Bipolar Disorder

    A 14 page paper. The essay includes the definition, incidence, causes and symptoms of this mental illness and discusses the difficulty of diagnosing early onset of bipolar disorder. One of the issues with youth is the similarity to ADHD symptoms. The most effective treatment interventions are explained. The last section discusses suicide among bipolar disorder patients. A biographical sketch of a real person with bipolar disorder are intermingled in the text. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • A Beautiful Look at Schizophrenia

    This 7 page paper examines the way schizophrenia is depicted in A Beautiful Mind and other films about mental illness. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ethical Treatment of Patients and the 1975 Film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    This 5 page paper relates the fact that One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a perfect example of how NOT to treat patients. The 1975 film addressed the issue of mental illness and the medical community's response. Though the conditions and patient treatment outlined in the film might have been standard practice in the 1960s, they are no longer acceptable methods of addressing mental illness or creating positive patient care. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Literature Review on Borderline Personality Disorder

    An 18 page literature review that analyzes, contrasts and compares the findings of several research studies pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder, which is one of the most complicated conditions encountered by mental health professionals. The writer discusses the DSM-IV criteria for diagnosis and what current research relates about possible treatment modalities. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Auricular Acupuncture As Adjunctive Treatment To Ameliorate Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms, Depression, Anxiety And Insomnia: Literature Review

    21 pages in length. The path to well being could not be more different between Eastern and Western philosophies; through man's successes in technological advancement, allopathic methods have virtually overshadowed consumer knowledge of or interest in ancient Eastern holism. That Western health care is based within a foundation of surgery and pharmacology while Eastern approaches it from an unadulterated, holistic approach speaks to a tremendous rift in how both entities perceive the path to wellness. This is not to say, however, that allopathic medicine is either inappropriate as a treatment method but rather that it is unsuitable as the only option when Eastern medicine is rooted in proven healing for the past 2,500 years. Taking a pill to ride the body and mind of anxiety, depression and insomnia of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is merely treating the symptom rather than addressing the issues that have ultimately manifested in these ailments. Utilizing such holistic modalities as auricular acupuncture serves to unblock the trapped energy inherent to trauma response so it begins to channel through the body and mind continuum restoring both mental and physical well being. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A Literature-Based Review

    This is a 12 page paper that provides an overview of narcissistic personality disorder. Biological and psychosocial factors as well as effective interventions are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography on Psychopathology

    A 9 page overview of the topic of psychopathology. Includes an introduction outlining the importance of more fully exploring the topic, a methods section detailing the manner in which the literature search required by the paper was completed, an annotated bibliography, and a conclusion which ties together the information found in the literature search. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Schizophrenia in Adults

    A 9 page literature review. Schizophrenia has been extensively researched over the years, but in many ways it remains an enigma. The overwhelming majority of cases occur in young adults, but some cases do not develop until much later in life. The purpose here is to review the literature addressing factors associated with adult-onset schizophrenia. The paper concludes that though much more information is available on adult-onset schizophrenia now than was available in the past, real determinations that can be widely generalized still have yet to be discovered. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • MCMI III

    A 4 page paper assessing this measurement instrument in its design, validity and reliability. The MCMI-III appears to have shortcomings, but those shortcomings have been identified and discussed in the literature and can be used in final assessments made on the basis of the MCMI-III. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Depression in Elderly

    A 5 page research paper that addresses a specific case scenario, one that features a 64-year-old woman who is probably suffering from depression. The writer discusses literature on this topic and possibilities for her counseling plan. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Psychology of Love v. Hate

    A 3 page research paper that discusses love and hate. The words “love” and “hate” are used rather carelessly in popular culture and each has a broad meaning. Within the lexicon of psychology, love is “experienced as a perception of reality” and it is intrinsically tied to motivation, and “encourages healthy growth” (Clough, 2006, p. 23). Hate, conversely, appears to have its origin in factors that inhibit positive emotional, cognitive and physical growth (Gilligan, 2003). An examination of the psychology of love and hate shows that these two factors are inextricably linked in that an absence of love seems to inevitably lead to the poisoned personality constructs of people who hate. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology: Amnesia

    A 6 page research paper that, first of all, summarizes an obituary for H.M., a man who suffered from permanent amnesia due to an operation on his hippocampus in 1953. The article explains H.M.'s significance to science and the writer speculates on how his problems relate to the student's abnormal psychology course information. The second part describes parts of the textbook that relate to H.M. and the third section offers the writer's personal reflection on what she thought was most interesting. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Psychology And OCD

    4 pages in length. Behavior has been proven to be a combination of nature and nurture; while some components of what people do and why they do it are derived from environment and upbringing, others are hard-wired through biological influence. No matter the orientation, however, behavior as a whole can be linked to psychological explanation. Considered one of the most troubling of behaviors, obsessive-compulsive disorder makes a person hostage to irrational urges that can eventually interfere with the ability to lead a normal life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Heroin Addiction Treatment and the Impact of Developmental Psychology

    This 130 page paper provides an overview of a study on the effects of developmental psychology on the treatment of heroin addiction. This paper considers many different types of treatment options based in developmental psychology. Bibliography lists 50 sources.

  • An Overview of Abnormal Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The origins of the discipline are explored as well as diverse viewpoints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues in Abnormal Pscyhology

    A 34 page paper that is an expansion of PGabnrmp.rtf. This paper provides a definition of abnormal, clinical assessment of anxiety, fears, phobias, depression, and eating disorders. Theoretical perspectives of abnormal psychology are discussed. The article, A Matter over Mind is discussed. This paper expands on the diagnosis of a woman, providing symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment interventions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Anxiety Concept Analysis

    This 15 page paper outlines a concept analysis of anxiety. This paper recognizes that concept analysis not only provides insight into the impacts of a certain concept on the development of nursing protocols, but also promotes understanding of the application of a concept in the development of both nursing theory and nursing practice. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology and the Film Copycat

    A 5 page research paper that uses the film Copycat (1995) as a springboard to a discussion of abnormal psychology. In this movie, actress Sigourney Weaver plays criminologist Helen Hudson, an expert on serial killers. This examination of Hudson in this film analyzes her behavior in the narrative as an example of abnormal behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Psychology as an Independent Scientific Discipline

    This 5 page paper explores the evolution of psychology to its current status as an independent scientific discipline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychopharmacology and Other Topics

    A 6 page paper that responds to specific short essays provided by the student. Topics include cognitive psychology, psychology and social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Professionals in Abnormal Psychology

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The roles of various professionals are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Origins of Mental Illnesses

    A 4 page paper that traces the origins and history of abnormal psychology since the earliest times B.C. Only the highlights can be reported. The paper also discusses four theoretical models: sociocultural, biological/medical, and psychosocial. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Psychological Case Diagnoses

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a case using psychology diagnoses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • John Hinckley: Abnormal Psychology

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of abnormal psychology. The case study of John Hinckley is used as an instructive example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Psychology Questions and Answers

    This 16 page paper is similar to the paper entitled Questions and Answers in Psychology and refers only to Gerrig & Zimbardo's text Psychology and Life. Topics for this paper include social psychology, personality theories, motivation, abnormal psychology and schizophrenia, and information about Maslow's hierarchy. Terms are defined and fully explained. The paper is written in a simple Q & A format. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Autism: How Developmental Psychology Can Inform Practice

    6 pages in length. Developmental psychology has long served to bridge the gap between knowledge and application when certain aspects of both are missing from a strictly medical perspective. Better understanding how to attain the right fit between autistic children and their individual abilities to learn, communicate and develop interpersonal skills has been magnified through such psychological concepts as theory of mind, executive dysfunction, central coherence and early transactions. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Adolescent Psychology and Family Dysfunction

    This 12 page paper considers the factors that influence self-esteem and individual self-perception in families where parental success translates into expectations about a child's performance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Ego and Self Psychology

    This 9 page paper compares and contrasts two different psychological schools of thought: self psychology and ego psychology. This paper integrates the views of Freud, Kohut and Hartmann and relates their perspectives to psychopathology, specifically the issue of narcissism.

  • Developmental Psychology and a Premier Virtual Computer Generated Symposium

    This 20 page paper addresses the problems of ADHD treatment, treatment of juvenile offenders as adults, and the treatment of many psychiatric or psychological problems with drugs. While a symposium including Freud, Erikson and Gilligan would be impossible, with the magic of virtual reality and imagination, such a symposium comes to life. How might these theorists feel about these twenty-first century topics? Background information is also provided on each particular topic. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Licensed And Unlicensed Abnormal Psychologists Ethical And Legal Concerns

    3 pages in length. Legal and ethical concerns are equally important in the delivery of services from professionals in the field of abnormal psychology, inasmuch as there are myriad issues pertaining to competency and confidentiality that are too easily breached within the stringent boundaries of therapy. While both licensed and unlicensed practitioners must abide by the industry's legal and ethical guidelines, a greater onus falls upon the unlicensed practitioner whose patient interaction must be supervised by a licensed practitioner. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Abnormal Psychology Study and Law Enforcement

    A 5 page paper discussing the benefits that this study brings to law enforcement. Both crimes and criminals are becoming more sophisticated each year. The study of abnormal psychology cannot be a be-all and end-all measure for law enforcement, but it can help even the playing field between criminals and law enforcement. It can assist in avoiding wasted investigative time, and it can be instrumental in making local law enforcement more productive in their investigations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Criminal Profiling and Other Issues

    A 19 page paper that discusses numerous issues related to the topic. Some of those issues are: antisocial personality, criminal and non-criminal psychopathy, compulsive behavior, addictions, history of forensic evaluation, methods of criminal profiling, types of forensic evaluations, characteristics of serial predators and more. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

  • Cognitive Psychology and More

    A 5 page paper that responds to specific essays. The writer comments and responds to short essays provided by the student in the areas of cognitive psychology, psychology and social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Franz Kafka's The Judgment and The Stoker and the Son's Role

    Kafka is attributed with saying that psychology does not matter and that the world takes on the form it is supposed to eventually, despite analysis. Yet, all of Kafka’s work delivers undertones of psychology in Freudian analyses of the human spirit within life’s circumstances. Freed (1996) attributes Kafka’s neurotic and psychotic characters to the fact that Kafka had an unwavering respect for the dream state and that the rich reservoir of the subconscious is why Kafka’s stories reflect both Freudian and existentialist elements. At the same time, Freed does not dismiss the truth that Kafka viewed his father as tyrannical.... 8 references. jvKafPsy.rtf

  • Paraphilias, Learning Theory and the DSM

    This 5 page paper is broken down into three sections, which relate to the nature of paraphilias, the importance of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the relationship to abnormal psychology. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Poor Communication and Negative Reciprocity in Domestic Violence Situations

    This 3 page paper critically analyzes a peer reviewed psychology article on the correlation between poor communication skills and domestic violence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cognitive Psychology

    A 5 page paper. That responds to short essays provided by the student. Subject areas include cognitive psychology, psychologists and social change and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Laa Laa Teletubby's Developmental Assistance

    A 4 page paper discussing the value of the cognitive training that a small, soft toy provides for infants. Parents always can carry to extreme the number of toys they furnish their children. Many believe that very young infants need no toys, but that position denies the ability of the infant to distinguish between items and to learn about them. The purpose here is to assess a stuffed toy’s applicability to the developmental psychology of the infant. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Schizophrenia and the Cultural Symptoms Developed by Marvin K. Opler

    The study of psychology revolves around the concept of the individual as an integral component of society. This 5 page paper investigates a 1959 study by Marvin K, Opler to determine how the variables of prediction for schizophrenia are derived. No additional sources are listed.

  • Andy Kaufman

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the life of Andy Kaufman, including a view of the application of Erisonian psychology in evaluating Kaufman's actions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues in Psychology

    A 6 page paper. The writer responds to different short essays written by other students. Major categories are cognitive psychology, social change, and psychopharmacology. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ethics for Therapists

    A 15 page paper that is divided into several parts. The first two parts respond to scenarios and the ethical actions for the therapist. Other issues discussed include HIPAA, fraud, informed consent in court hearings, forensic psychology, and comments about the course. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

  • Forensics

    A 9 page overview of forensics. The author defines forensics and illustrates its history. Examples from criminal investigations are emphasized along with forensic psychology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • "A Beautiful Mind" - Six Concepts

    6 pages in length. John Nash's struggle with and ultimate championing of paranoid schizophrenia is the basis of the film A Beautiful Mind, a story that pits one man against his own cognitive descent and his success at overcoming what had nearly cost him everything he held dear. This movie was chosen for its expansive vision of Nash's psychological disorder, the extent to which it was portrayed in an accurate light, as well as the full circle he made in regaining his cognitive stability to such a degree that he achieved one of the most prestigious honors indicative of this remarkable turnaround. The six concepts include psychological disorder, anger, happiness, social psychology, personality and intelligence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Language Acquisition and the Case of Genie

    An 11 page paper. This essay reports the historical background of Genie and what happened to her when she was taken to the local hospital. The paper is divided into four sections: Who was Genie; How Genie contributed to our understanding of the psychology of language acquisition; What we could learn from Genie; and What would happen if another Genie were discovered today. The writer is very pessimistic and believes the same things that happened to Genie in the 1970s would happen again. Experts would converge, each promoting their own ideas and opinions. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Anorexia and Sexual Abuse

    A 7 page paper which explores the relationship between sexual abuse and anorexia. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sexual Offender Characteristics

    A 5 page paper which examines some of the characteristics of sexual offenders, focusing on clergymen. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    A 6 page contention that insurance plans should pay for sex change operations in that these operations serve to correct error in human physiology, just as other types of medical approaches correct errors which manifest themselves as diseases or psychological disturbances. Furthermore, the contention is presented that society is obligated to treat those transsexuals who have undergone sex change operations as they treat others of the sex which has been chosen by the transsexual. This obligation extends, in fact, to placing those surgically altered transsexuals who enter the criminal justice system in prisons which correspond to their chosen sex.

  • Park's "The Siege: The First Eight Years Of An Autistic Child"

    3 pages in length. Elly's characteristics did not differ from any other child who suffers from autism, inasmuch as she was a bright, vivacious child trapped inside a mind that would not allow her to learn or express herself. Park's strategies as both a mother and self-learned caregiver were instrumental in Elly's first several years of life; being that autism was hardly on the medical map much less the existence of any treatment protocol, Park worked each step of Elly's childhood as a stepping stone to understanding her disease. Some worked, other did not but no matter the outcome, Park was instrumental in paving the path toward a better understanding and treatment of autism. No additional sources cited.

  • Learned Influence Of Violence And Therapeutic Risks Of Treating Abused Children

    10 pages in length. The correlation between child abuse and subsequent emotional trauma is well documented; that the abusive cycle remains with the child into adulthood illustrates the deep-seated impact such an invasion has upon the individual. Also studied to a certain degree is the risk factors involved with therapeutic treatment applied to address post-traumatic impact. By the same token, child abuse has a tendency to encourage the same behavior in those who suffer the mistreatment, inasmuch as learned influence carries over and ultimately compels the abused adult to use violence to solve problems in his family. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Issues With Antipsychotic Medications

    A 5 page paper that responds to specific issues. The first two sections respond to a paper provided. The next section discusses using antipsychotic drugs with children and other at-risk populations and the side-effects and the last section discusses using these medications off-label. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Xanax: An Argument for Inclusion in the DSM

    A 4 page discussion of the psychotherapeutic drug Xanax. This paper argues for the inclusion of this drug in the revised version of the DSM.

  • Is Aggression Learned or Genetic?

    A 16 page study researching whether aggression is innate or learned. The paper discusses adolescent stress levels and stressors; personality factors linked to aggression; and quantitative differences between African Americans and whites. Poverty, both individual and community, is seen as being instrumental in aggressive display, as is lack of parental control. The methods section includes a detailed description of the types of statistical analyses that will be used in the study. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    A 6 page contention that insurance plans should pay for sex change operations in that these operations serve to correct error in human physiology, just as other types of medical approaches correct errors which manifest themselves as diseases or psychological disturbances. Furthermore, the contention is presented that society is obligated to treat those transsexuals who have undergone sex change operations as they treat others of the sex which has been chosen by the transsexual. This obligation extends, in fact, to placing those surgically altered transsexuals who enter the criminal justice system in prisons which correspond to their chosen sex.

  • Sociological and Biological Definitions of Sexuality

    An 8 page discussion of our biological and societal definitions of sexuality. With very few exceptions, exceptions which will be noted below, definitive biological criteria determine our sex. Those criteria are whether we have testes or ovaries. While biology determines our sex, however, our sexuality and our concept of gender can be both biologically and societally influenced. Unfortunately, our schools have played a negative role in this process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • All About Necrophilia

    (7pp) The first thought that may pop into you mind about necrophilia is "making it with a dead person." And the live ones are such fun, why would someone want to consider a dead one. However there is some scientific research that associates this condition with brain circuitry links between aggression, sexual and feeding functions. If we are to research areas of the brain and collect helpful factual data, we must explore all possibilities of these connections and overlaps. This discussion will also look at some of those factors that connect violence and sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Substance Abuse And Dual Diagnosis

    A 5 page paper that begins with a brief definition of 'substance abuse' and 'dual diagnosis.' The incidence of dual diagnosis is reported as are the challenges this type of diagnosis presents to the clinician and the patient. The writer reports a study with bipolar disorder using a new type of group intervention that was successful with substance abuse but not with the disorder. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Bipolar Disorder II And Substance Abuse

    A 3 page paper that reports the incidence of substance abuse among bipolar patients, identifies some of the triggers for a Bipolar Disorder episode and the effect of substance abuse on this disorder. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Comprehensive Discussion of Autism

    An 18 page paper. The sections of the paper include: introduction, definition, causes, statistics, diagnostics methods, symptoms, behaviors, treatments and interventions. The paper ends with an analysis and future trends in research. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Effectiveness of CBT With Schizophrenia

    A 9 page research paper that summarizes and discusses studies that pertain to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and the treatment of schizophrenia. In the conclusions section, the writer argues that the studies reviewed support the position that CBT is an effective treatment modality for schizophrenic clients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Multiple Personality Disorder And Consciousness

    A 4 page paper. Multiple Personality Disorder is now called Dissociative Identity Disorder. The paper begins with a brief explanation of this condition and one cause for it. The writer also comments that dissociative lapses are common in many people but not to the extent of DID. The essay discusses how DID affects the consciousness. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of Multiple Personality Disorder, also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. This paper gives case study informaton on Mary Reynolds, the first woman every diagnosed with MPD (DID). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Fight Club/Dissociative Identity Disorder

    A 3 page essay/research paper that analyzes the 1999 film "Fight Club" in terms of what it tells the audience about Dissociative Identity Disorder. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Eating Disorders, Body Dissatisfaction and the Media

    This 6 page paper discusses the impact media images have on self-perception, body-satisfaction and eating disorders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Trio of Perspectives on Antisocial Personality Disorder

    A 12 page paper that describes three perspectives and treatment approaches of the antisocial personality patient. The three approaches are the dynamic approach, the cognitive behavior approach and the interpersonal approach. The scenario that describes the patient was provided by the student. After explaining each perspective, the writer discusses the goal and foci of each type of therapeutic approach. No Bibliography.

  • Children Suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder

    6 pages in length. Antisocial personality disorder compels people to behave in a manner that goes against the grain of any civilized society. With the compulsion to harm or kill animals, set fires and act in a belligerent manner, those who suffer with antisocial personality disorder have typically reached this point by way of conduct disorders as children. Antisocial children are often the products of negative upbringing, typically feeling self-defeated, ignored and worthless; soon the child learns how acts of disruptive, rebellious and inconsiderate behavior serve to render immediate attention, which is a by-product of inadequate parenting. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of 3 Major Eating Disorders

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the three primary eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia and compulsive eating disorder. This paper provides an overview of each of these disorders and then considers both the cause and effect. This paper outlines the role that society plays in defining gender expectations and the best approach to addressing the needs of a person with one or more of these disorders. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Biographical Sketch of Bipolar Disorder

    A 14 page paper. The essay includes the definition, incidence, causes and symptoms of this mental illness and discusses the difficulty of diagnosing early onset of bipolar disorder. One of the issues with youth is the similarity to ADHD symptoms. The most effective treatment interventions are explained. The last section discusses suicide among bipolar disorder patients. A biographical sketch of a real person with bipolar disorder are intermingled in the text. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Bipolar Effect on Learning

    A 5 page paper. Much more attention has been paid to the psychosocial effects of bipolar than to the cognitive effects. This essay discusses research about how bipolar affects cognitive functioning even when the patient is in remission. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Discussion of Bipolar Disorder I and II

    A 3 page overview of Bipolar Disorder. The author distinguishes between Bipolar Disorder I (unipolar) and Bipolar Disorder II. Bipolar II is more commonly associated with mania and more difficult to treat than Bipolar I. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Operant and Classical Conditioning and Addiction

    A 5 page paper that explains the basics of classical conditioning and operant conditioning and how each can explain phobias and addictions and extinguishing those behaviors. Bibliography lists 3 sources. PG691933.doc

  • Gender Identity Patient Disorder Diagnosis, Treatment, and the Film Boys Don’t Cry

    In eight pages this paper addresses a particular psychiatric patient presenting the problem of gender identity disorder similar to the character of Brandon Teena in the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry within the context of historical, diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment issues as well as developmental theories with a brief literature review also included. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • DSM-IV-TR Axis I and II Disorders

    This 15 page paper has several distinct sections. Discussions include mood disorders, effectiveness of medications, personality disorders (obsessive-compulsive), delirium and dementia, and an article review. A case study provided by the student is used to make a differential diagnosis of the patient (conversion disorder). Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Memory Deficits Due To Alzheimer's

    12 pages in length. Perceived reality of such ratings as self-care, depression, irritability, anxiety, memory and health status indicates Alzheimer's disease patients do not possess an accurate realization of their deficits, illustrating how the disease - whether in early or advanced stages - can impact how patients believe they can function when compared to the what caregivers and clinicians observe. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ted Bundy Case Study

    8 pages in length. There are many answers to the question that asks why seemingly "normal" people commit such unthinkable crimes as murder. To look at Ted Bundy, there is no indication of the monster that lived within - the attractive, artful sociopath whose intelligence and wit enraptured all who crossed his path. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Differential Association Theory and Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    5 pages in length. Ted Bundy may truly have been the slickest of all killers. He taught FBI officials more about the inner workings of a serial killer than any other of his kind; Bundy would regularly counsel agents on the correct places to look for other murderers who followed his method of operation. Time and time again, he correctly predicted where the killers would resurface, which most often was one of the original crime scenes to relive the experience and look for token souvenirs. When the student examines the sociological aspects of Bundy's persona, it is with relative ease that his deviant behavior can be applied to the theory of differential association based upon Stephen G. Michaud's account in The Only Living Witness : The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Over Diagnosed?

    This 11 page paper considerers the arguments for and against the proposition that ADHD is being over diagnosed. The paper looks at how ADHD may be diagnosed, the difficulties in diagnoses and how there is the potential for over diagnosis. After this the evidence for and against is considered citing various research papers. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • The Controversies over Autism and its Impact on Treatment Choices

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of the issue of autism and the causative factors for autism. This paper considers three different views of the potential cause of autism and then relates the views of parents of children with autism through a proposed questionnaire survey. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Simon Baron Cohen's Autism Theories

    This 9-page paper deals with Simon Baron-Cohen's theories of autism and "male-wired brain." The paper discusses the theories, defines autism and then points out what the critics are saying. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Girl, Interrupted And Borderline Personality

    This 6 page paper discusses the entitle movie and focuses on whether the writer believes the main character, Susanna, really did have borderline personality disorder. The writer recalls the era, the 1960s and what was happening in terms of Susanna's actions. The DSM criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder today are outlined and the writer suggests the one or two criteria the patient met. The essay continues with this type of discussion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

    This 7 page paper looks at the case study of a young woman with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The paper starts by looking at the DSM-IV criteria for BPD, its prevalence, then at the potential influences in the development of the condition, significant risk factors present in the case study and possible interventions. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Cognitive Therapy : Addiction & Trauma

    A 10 page paper. The essay begins by explaining cognitive therapy, its foundations and major premises. The writer comments on the relationship between cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. The focus turns to using both approaches with substance abuse. The writer then discusses the use of cognitive therapy with trauma victims. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Stress Theory And Coping With Stress

    A 10 page paper that reports and describes Hans Selye's, the father or modern stress theory, ideas and explanations of stress, including physical and psychological responses to stressors. The writer includes the evolution of PTSD from its origins in the Civil War as Soldier's Heart and traumatic neurosis. Physiological and psychological responses to stress are discussed. The paper also offers suggestions for preventing stress and coping with stress. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Psychological Overview of Depression and Anxiety

    This 18 page paper provides an overview of the psychological problems of anxiety and depression, especially as they relate to the development of psychological disorders. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Major Depression

    This 3-page paper examines major depression and the symptoms associated with the disorder. There are 3 sources cited.

  • Aspects of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    A paper which looks at various aspects of body dysmorphic disorder including how it is distinguished from OCD and eating disorders and a range of the therapeutic options currently available. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Screening and Treatment of Postpartum Depression Policy Proposal

    A 5 page paper presenting a proposal for screening new mothers for postpartum depression, beginning with the intake process as the mothers report to a hospital for labor and delivery. The hospital's foundation document becomes part of the obstetrician's and pediatrician's file; those care providers or their nurses actively address the issue at each follow-up visit in the months following the birth of the baby. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Iraqi Veterans/PTSD, A Case Study

    A 6 page research paper that offers a discussion of PTSD, in reference to the War in Iraq, first of all, describes the etiology of PTSD; then, discusses various treatment modalities prior to presenting a case study. The case study demonstrates how a combination of treatment modalities were utilized in order to bring about a positive outcome for the young soldier who was psychically scarred by his combat experiences in Iraq. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Schizophrenia as Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind

    This 7 page paper discusses the entitled movie, the differences between the movie and the reality of John Nash's life, and paranoid schizophrenia. The writer reminds the reader of some of the scenes in the film and how the movie lures the audience into Nash's delusions. Some of the many events not depicted in the movie are discussed. The paper describes the symptoms and diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia for the reader to reflect on how these were depicted in the movie. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Overview of Schizophrenia

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of this mental illness. Criteria for diagnosis is reported as are the different types of schizophrenia. The writer considers the biological, emotional, cognitive and components of this disease. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Mental Retardation & Psychopathology

    A 9 page research paper that discusses the effect and prevalence of mental disorders with children and adolescents who are mental retarded. Research suggests that the psychopathology of all mental illness may be higher and more complicated due to the presence of mental retardation. In examining the problem of psychopathology in connection with mental retardation in children and young people, the report also examines the topic from a Christian perspective. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Diagnosed Disorder: OCD

    11 pages in length. Being compelled by the urge to display abnormal behavior is frustrating and embarrassing reality for people who suffer with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The perceived weakness to overcome the persistent desire to repeat behaviors one knows do not need repeating inevitably breaks down one's self-esteem and compromises the overall mental health status. Checking the light switch is turned off even though the light bulb is not illuminated, locking/unlocking doors several times, washing hands dozens of times a day or making sure the coffee pot is unplugged even though one remembers unplugging it are just some of the behaviors people with OCD feel compelled to do despite their logical thought processes telling them otherwise. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Etiology of OCD

    A 9 page research paper that examines Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The writer discusses etiology, symptoms and behavior, pharmacological and behavior therapies and recent research. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Mood Disorder: Case Study

    5 pages in length. Yolanda's dual diagnosis of major depressive disorder and drug abuse places her in Axis I: Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent with 1) at least two major depressive episodes, 2) no episodic history of mania/mixed/hypomania, and 3) symptoms not due to another disorder. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Children and Autism

    An overview of the disorder is provided in this 5 page paper. Definition, symptoms, new research as well as the latest treatment options are provided. The controversial 'hard holding' technique is discussed. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.

  • Smoking Level Increases and Increased Stress on the Job

    A 70 page expanded version of a much smaller paper researching the hypothesis that smokers in high-stress jobs tend to smoke more in response to stress than do smokers in jobs with lower stress levels. Though there was no existing research with which to guide the study, it still obtains solid and statistically valid results that unquestioningly prove that a smoker's response to a high-stress job is that of smoking more than usual. Existing literature emphasizes the relationship between stress and depression, and also that between smoking and depression. Biochemical and psychological research has concluded that there is a strong relationship between smoking and clinical depression, though it is unclear which contributes to the other. This survey does not specifically address depression, but it does give valuable insight to the relationship of stress-related smoking and workplace stress. Includes 4 charts and 4 tables. Bibliography lists 72 sources.

  • Reviewing Depression Causes

    2 pages in length. This is a very interesting review of an article about depression. The article is based on the arguable viewpoint that explores the possibility depression is also caused by a physical abnormality as well as a chemical one.

  • Overview of Insomnia

    This 1 page paper presents an overview of just what insomnia is and provides some treatment options. Three types of insomnia are defined. Bibliography lists 2 sources

  • Conduct Disorder from 2 Perspectives

    6 pages in length. This paper will examine what a conduct disorder is and two different ways to recognize one. Recognizing conduct disorder through the use of the cognitive process is one of these methods, and recognizing conduct disorder through the affective process is another way. Both methods are thoroughly covered in this paper. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Artistic Mood, Manic Depression and Touched with Fire by Kay Redfield Jamison

    This 3 page report discusses Jamison’s 1993 book and the ways in which it provides new insights into manic-depressive illness and how it may have had an impact on some of the world’s greatest artists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Truddi Chase's When Rabbit Howls

    A 3 page paper which summarizes Truddi Chase’s “When Rabbit Howls” and discusses its relevancy to psychiatric nursing. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Developmental Psychology and a Premier Virtual Computer Generated Symposium

    This 20 page paper addresses the problems of ADHD treatment, treatment of juvenile offenders as adults, and the treatment of many psychiatric or psychological problems with drugs. While a symposium including Freud, Erikson and Gilligan would be impossible, with the magic of virtual reality and imagination, such a symposium comes to life. How might these theorists feel about these twenty-first century topics? Background information is also provided on each particular topic. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Nail-biting: CBT as a therapeutic option

    This 18 page paper provides an overview of the application of CBT, cognitive behavioral therapy, as a treatment for nail biting. This paper also considers one other behavioral therapy, self-monitoring, and the implications for treatment outcomes. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Panic Disorder Sufferers and Cognitive Behavior Disorder Effectiveness Experimental Research Design

    This 5 page report briefly discusses the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy in treating people with a panic disorder. It is structured as a literature review and offers suggestions for a study design to determine that measure of effectiveness. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of Short Term Memory Loss Research

    A 13 page paper reviewing short term memory loss and current research on the topic. One of the difficulties inherent in research into short term memory loss is that the condition can be caused by so many different factors, some of which are physiological in origin while others lie more in the psychological realm. It is often the first visible sign of Alzheimer’s disease, but it also can result from an over-burdened, over-stressed life that prevents facts and items from being stored for later recall. Short term memory loss is most closely associated with age, alcohol abuse and Alzheimer’s Disease, all of which are discussed in the paper. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Human Behavior and the Effects of the Full Moon

    This 8 page paper discusses various scientific studies which support the idea that the moon affects human behavior. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Multi-Phobic 'What About Bob?'

    7 pages in length. Afflicted with a malady of phobias, the lead character in Frank Oz's What About Bob? strikes a simultaneous chord of compassion and confusion with audiences. Played by Bill Murray, Bob's mental composition is comprised of such life-altering irrationalities as agoraphobia, claustrophobia, hypochondria and obsessive-compulsive disorder, all of which work synergistically to make him a walking, talking idiosyncrasy. His behavior, while wholly innocent, is over the top for his regular therapist to deal with so he is referred to emotionally absent and narcissistic Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfus); after one session, Marvin alerts Bob to the fact that he will be unavailable for the rest of the summer on family vacation. This news sends Bob into a tailspin of – yet another psychological disorder - separation anxiety – until he is able to finally track down Marvin at his lake house. Phobic manifestations notwithstanding, Bob easily worms his way into the hearts of Marvin's family but forever remains an overwhelming irritation where the doctor is concerned, who truly has no idea what it means to be compassionate in a field where such emotional connection is key. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Panic Disorder and Marriage Therapy

    A 12 page discussion of panic disorder and the threat it can present to a marriage. This paper outlines the usefulness of marriage therapy in overcoming that threat. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Review of "Filicide-Suicide: Common Factors in Parents Who Kill Their Children and Themselves"

    A 6 page paper critiquing an article seeking to identify characteristics of those who kill their children and then kill themselves. Though this investigation is limited in that it dealt only with historical data, the authors believe it can be useful for future development of specific risk factors for filicide-suicide. Includes a 1-page outline. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Phobias

    A 6 page paper which examines various phobias. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Classification of Personality Disorders

    This 3 page paper examines one classification of personality disorders proposed by Larsen and Buss. Authors divide personality disorders into three categories, which are the Erratic group, the Eccentric group and the Anxious group. Another system is proposed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Mental Issues, Mindset And Social Work

    3 pages in length. The American mindset toward mental illness, mental retardation and addiction has historically been an attitude of disdain and weakness; those who suffered from these conditions have long been considered undesirable fringe of society and best kept at arm's length. In short, Americans want something done about such individuals so they are dealt with and kept out of mainstream society, however, they do not necessarily want to be the ones handed the responsibility. This is a perplexing reaction in today's world given the propensity of mental health problems that exist - both diagnosed and undetected - in what is often heralded as the world's most prosperous and progressive of societies. A significant reason for this mindset is because Americans are vastly undereducated about mental illness, mental retardation and addiction, and too often draw erroneous conclusions about the social value of these struggling individuals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • PTSD and its Effects Upon Soldiers' Lives

    In six pages this paper considers PSTD’s impact upon soldiers with families, relationships, memories, and society among the topics discussed. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Psychological Disorders: Categorization and Classification

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the categorization of psychological disorders. Eating, sexual, substance abuse, and personality disorders are covered. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Veterans with PTSD - The Civilian Duty of Employment

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of veterans with PTSD. The legal requirements employers face when hiring such individuals, as well as the benefits of hiring veterans are explored. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

    This 4-page paper provides an overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder and Somatoform

    This 3 page paper explains what Body Dysmorphic Disorder is, including the criteria from the DSM-IV-TR. The paper comments on etiology and on the impact the society can have on developing this condition. The second part of the paper explains what Seasonal Affective Disorder is and how to treat it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Definition, Causes and Treatment of PTSD

    A 4 page research paper that describes the causative factors, definition and treatment modalities that pertain to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The page count also includes an outline of the paper. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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