Research Papers on Abnormal Psychology

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  • 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.

  • Relationship Between Juvenile Delinquency and Learning Disabilities

    In eleven pages this paper discusses the correlation between LD students and incidences of delinquency. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of an outline.

  • Issues With Antipsychotic Medications

    This paper has four sections. The first two respond and comment on a fellow-student's paper, the next discusses using psychotropic drugs with at-risk population. The last section discusses issues conccrning the use of antipsychotic drugs. There are nine sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • 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?

    In sixteen pages a study regarding aggression as either innate or learned is proposed with an evaluation of stressors and stress among adolescents, methodology and statistical analysis presented. There are sixteen bibliographic sources cited.

  • Exploring Transsexuality and its Modern World Implications

    In six pages the argument that insurance should pay for sex change operations as a way of righting a wrong and society should be obligated to treat these individuals with respect are discussed.

  • Sociological and Biological Definitions of Sexuality

    In eight pages this paper discusses sexuality in terms of societal and biological definitions and how these influence gender concepts. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gender Identity Disorder

    The first known example of sexual reassignment is in the Greek Myth Metamorphosis. It became a more popular topic in the 1950s when the DSM included it under sexual disorders. This essay traces some of the history of the concept of this condition, reports research, and reports treatments usually provided. There are ten sources used in this seven page paper.

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder DSM-IV and DSM-5

    There are many differences between the two latest versions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The differences in terms of diagnosing posttraumatic stress disorder. This information is applied to the case study of a woman who suffered sexual abuse at age 16. There are six sources used in this fiv page paper.

  • All About Necrophilia

    In seven pages this paper explores the macabre issue of necrophilia in a consideration of the sexual dysfunction and violent tendencies that can result in this practice of sex with a dead body. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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

    Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorders that fall under the category of pervasive developmental disorders. This essay offers a comprehensive overview of autism. The essay reports data, causes, diagnostic tools, and treatments. There are twenty-two sources listed in the bibliography of this eighteen page paper.

  • Effectiveness of CBT With Schizophrenia

    This research paper presents an investigation of empirical literature that seeks to determine the efficacy of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) as a treatment approach for schizophrenia. The author summarizes the content of the reviewed studies, which indicate that CBT is effective and is also cost efficient. Nine pages in length, twelve sources are cited.

  • 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.

  • 2 Articles on Multiple Personality Disorder Reviewed

    In five pages this paper considers 2 articles in a contrast and comparison of dissociative identity disorder and multiple personality disorder with a treatment emphasis. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder

    In five pages MPD or DID is considered in an overview that includes a case study of the first woman ever so diagnosed, Mary Reynolds. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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

    The writer argues that the media presents unrealistic body images, particularly of women, and that such images may cause body dissatisfaction and eating disorders. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Diagnosing ADD/Case Study

    This paper provides a comprehensive discussion of a hypothetical case study, which features a child diagnosed with ADD. DSM5 diagnostic criteria, interventions and treatment options are discussed. Nine pages in length, twelve sources are cited.

  • Aspects of Antisocial Personality Disorder

    In a paper consisting of six pages an explanation of antisocial personality disorder, its differences from antisocial behaviors, diagnosis confusion and treatment alternatives are examined. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Trio of Perspectives on Antisocial Personality Disorder

    In twelve pages interpersonal, dynamic, and cognitive behavioral approaches to antisocial personality disorder are examined in a student supplied case study with each method discussed in terms of foci and goal. There is no bibiography included.

  • Children Suffering from Antisocial Personality Disorder

    In six pages an antissocial personality disorder is examined in terms of its effects on a child. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Alan E. Kazdin's Cognitive and Behavioral Approach to Conduct Disorder

    In ten pages DSM IV criteria is employed to define conduct disorder in a paper that distinguishes it from antisocial and border personality disorders as well as schizophrenia. Kazdin's work in the field is evaluated in terms of strengths and weaknesses with his community and parent intervention method also examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of 3 Major Eating Disorders

    In six pages compulsive or binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia are discussed in this overview in terms of causes, effects, and society's definition of gender expectations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pediatric Bipolar

    Bipolar Disorder dramatically changes a person's life and quality of life. It affects every part of the patient's life. There is very little research focusing on Bipolar Disorder in children and adolescents. This paper reports the definition of Bipolar Disorder, symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatment. There are seven sources used in this six page paper.

  • Biographical Sketch of Bipolar Disorder

    In fourteen pages bipolar disorder is defined and examined in terms of incidences, causes, symptoms, and diagnosis difficulties associated with early onset forms with treatment interventions discussed and explained along with a biographical sketch of an individual suffering from bipolar disorder included. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bipolar Effect on Learning

    A great deal of research has been conducted on the psychosocial impact of bipolar disorder and little on how this affects cognitive functioning. This essay reports what is known about how bipolar disorder affects cognitive functioning. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Discussion of Bipolar Disorder I and II

    In three pages Bipolar Disorder I and II are discussed in terms of distinguishing features and the difficult manic treatment that is more commonly associated with Bipolar II disorder. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Operant and Classical Conditioning and Addiction

    This paper discusses how classical conditioning and operant conditioning can explain addiction and phobias. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • The Evolution of Forensic Psychology

    This paper addresses the origins and advances in the field of forensic psychology. The author focuses on how forensic psychologists aid both law enforcement and criminal litigation. This ten page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Gender Identity Disorder

    In five pages the various theories involving gender identity disorder are analyzed and include patterns, occurrence, development, and how this disorder relates to sexual dysfunction and homosexuality. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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 paper discusses different disorders including mood and personality disorders. Specific questions are answered. Gender bias is discussed and an article on a personality disorder is reviewed. The last section is a case study. The writer makes a diagnosis of conversion disorder and provides justification. There are twenty sources listed in the bibliography of this fifteen page paper.

  • Differential Association Theory and Serial Killer Ted Bundy

    In five pages this paper refers to The Only Living Witness The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy by Stephen G. Michaud in this application of the differential association theory to the mind of a serial killer. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dependence and Addiction

    There is a scale of addiction-on one side is complete abstinence, to abuse, to dependence, to addiction. It is very difficult to help someone in those last two spots on the scale. This essay discusses several issues related to substance abuse disorder, including discernment of these terms, substance use, abuse, dependence, and addiction, why people use substances when they know they are bad for them, ab explanation of neurotransmitters and Central Nervous System and its relationship to psychoactive drugs, the medical model, the psychosocial model, and much more. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Substance Abuse and Schizophrenia Dual Diagnosis

    In six pages this paper examines the counseling and therapeutic challenges of dual diagnosis particularly as it relates to mental illness and substance abuse with dual diagnosis incidences discussed along with various treatment options mentioned. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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

    In a paper consisting of eight pages this case study concentrates on the sociopath serial killer Ted Bundy and the monster he carefully hid behind a veneer of humor and intelligence. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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

    In nine pages this paper defines autism, discusses Cohen's theories on autism particularly in terms of his contention of 'male wired brain' and then explores critics comments. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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

    The paper starts by reviewing the criteria for a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder according to DSM-IV and its’ incidence rate. Factors that may impact on the development of the condition are considered and treatments or intervention are outlines. The paper uses a case study presented by the student. Eleven sources are cited in this seven page paper.

  • 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.

  • An overview of Stress

    This paper intends to provide an overview of different aspects of stress, including definition, dimensions, work and stress, environmental stress, effects of stress and more. There are eleven sources used in this eleven page paper.

  • 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.

  • Positive Psychology Burnout

    This essay discusses different issues in psychology. It explains what positive psychology is and its strategies; it explains what burnout is and strategies to prevent or treat it; and it discuses why some psychology grad students go into therapy and others do not. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Psychological Overview of Depression and Anxiety

    In eighteen pages depression and anxiety are examined as they relate to psychological disorder development. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Major Depression

    The symptoms associated with major depression are included in this three page paper that also includes three sources.

  • Aspects of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

    In a paper consisting of twenty five pages body dysmorphic disorder is considered in terms of its various aspects, how it differs from eating disorders and OCD, and what therapeutic options are available at the present time. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Screening and Treatment of Postpartum Depression Policy Proposal

    In five pages a proposal for screening and treating new mothers for postpartum depression is presented. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Murder and Postpartum Depression

    In seven pages this paper argues that postpartum depression is not a justification for mothers murdering their babies. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder

    The title identifies the three disorders that are discussed in this paper. This report presents journal entries from a nurse psychiatric intern. Evidence-based treatments are identified for each disorder. There are Three sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • 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.

  • PTSD, Effects on Life Circumstances

    This research paper describes the symptoms of PTSD, but then goes on to discuss the effects that PTSD has on the lives of its victims, which includes increased risk for unemployment, failure to engage in the pursuit of higher education and the detrimental effects of stigma. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • Schizophrenia as Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind

    John Nash is tortured by paranoid schizophrenia. Despite that fact he has phenomenal mathematical abilities. This seven page paper recalls specific scenes from the film that serve to pull the viewer into Nash's tortured mind and discusses those scenes in reference to the epidemiology of schizophrenia. Six sources.

  • An Overview of Schizophrenia

    This paper reports the criteria for diagnosis of schizophrenia, the types of schizophrenia. The writer discusses possible causes, behaviors, emotions, and biological aspects of the disease. Diagnostic criteria are also reported. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • 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.

  • Mental Illness and Demons

    In five pages mental illness and demons are discussed from a biblical perspective with other issues such as mental illness counseling also addressed. There are no sources listed.

  • 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.

  • Children, Adolescents and OCD

    This research paper investigates the subject of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents and includes the examination of 2 studies that present interventions pertaining to the disorder. The paper concludes with the writer selecting one of the interventions presented and arguing that it is preferable. Fifteen pages in length, nine sources are cited.

  • Etiology of OCD

    In nine pages this research paper discusses etiology, symptoms, therapies, and research relating to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Conditions in Old Age

    Dementia is becoming more prevalent because more people are living into older ages. As we age, we have a greater risk of getting one of these conditions. This paper discusses the reflections of an attendee at a presentation on Dementia and Suicide. There are three sources used in this three page paper.

  • 'The Candy Man' Dean Corll

    In seven pages children serial killer Dean Corll of Pasadena, Texas is discussed in terms of his life, his children's party planning and disbursement of candy to them, followed by sprees of murder, sodomy, and dismemberment of young boys. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Major Depressive Disorder, An Overview

    This paper presents a comprehensive overview pertaining to this disorder. Fourteen pages in length, twenty-five sources are cited.

  • Manic Depressive

    The title manic depressive was changed about three decades ago but it is still referred to by this label. Today, it is called bipolar disorder.this paper provides an overview: symptoms, incidence, treatment interventions and comments about caregivers. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Overview of Short Term Memory Loss Research

    An overview of research on the topic of short term memory loss. This is an important area of study since so many factors impact memory loss, both psychological and physical. Closely linked to short term memory loss are conditions such as Alzheimer's, alcohol abuse and aging, and these too are examined in this analysis. This paper has thirteen pages and fourteen sources in the bibliography.

  • Nail-biting: CBT as a therapeutic option

    This paper looks at CBT in relation to nail-biting behavior, and compares it with self-monitoring in terms of respective treatment outcomes. This eighteen page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

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

    In five pages this review of pertinent literature examines individuals with panic disorder and assesses the effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Overview of Mental Retardation

    In ten pages this research paper presents a mental retardation overview that includes definition, its causes, negative perceptions, historical misconceptions, education of children, and future research. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Multi-Phobic 'What About Bob?'

    This paper consists of 7 pages and examines the many phobias exhibited by the lead character in Frank Oz's film. There are 8 sources cited in this bibliography.

  • Musical Therapy Benefits and Autism

    In six pages autism symptoms are first considered before a discussion of using music therapy as a beneficial treatment for children. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Is Agoraphobia a Mind Disorder?

    In five pages this panic disorder is explored in terms of possible hereditary factors, symptoms, and causes. There are five bibliographic scholarly sources cited.

  • Etiology and Treatment of Panic Disorder

    In seven pages this research paper considers panic disorder in an overview of causes, symptoms and how it can be treated. Seven sources are cited i the bibliography.

  • Symptoms and Treatment of Panic Disorder

    In four pages this paper examines panic disorder in a description of various symptoms and considers possible effective treatment alternatives. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Psychological Disorders: Categorization and Classification

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at psychological disorders. Categories and classifications are explored in regards to sexual, eating, substance abuse, and personality disorders. Paper uses two sources.

  • Phobias

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


    Provides an overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

  • Case of Postpartum Depression

    In a paper of four pages, the author identifies mental health issues, including borderline personality disorder and postpartum depression in a woman using services in a daycare agency.

  • Analysis of Princess Di

    This is a case study of the illnesses that affected Princess Diana. These were bulimia and depression. Each is explained. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Developmental Psychology and a Premier Virtual Computer Generated Symposium

    In twenty pages this paper considers how 21st century developmental psychology topics such as treatment of ADHD and prosecuting juveniles as adult offenders would be interpreted by Gilligan, Erikson, and Freud are considered in this virtual computer generated topical symposium. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Soldiers and the Experience of PTSD

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at soldiers experiencing PTSD. A variety of scholarly sources are reviewed and compared. Paper uses eight sources.

  • PTSD and its Effects Upon Soldiers' Lives

    The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder upon soldiers and their relationships, memory function, and social integration are examined in 6 pages. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Veterans with PTSD - The Civilian Duty of Employment

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at the topic of hiring veterans with PTSD. Legal requirements, as well as the fundamental benefits of hiring veterans are examined. Paper uses five sources.

  • Definition, Causes and Treatment of PTSD

    This research paper offers an overview of PTSD, describing its signs and symptoms, causative factors and options for therapy. An outline of the paper is included in the page count. Four pages in length, seven sources are cited.

  • Truddi Chase's When Rabbit Howls

    Psychiatric nursing is the focus of this summary of When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase consisting of three pages. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Anxiety Disorders on Television

    Reality shows actually started on radio. Candid Camera was the first one on television. This genre exploded in the early days of television to the present. There are numerous so-called 'reality' shows on TV, some more real than others. This essay asks the question, are the many shows that emphasize anxiety disorders ethical? and does it make a difference if celebrities are in the cast? There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder and Somatoform

    This paper discuses two conditions. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition that appears during a season, mostly winter. The somatoform condition discussed is Body Dysmorphic Disorder. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Conduct Disorder from 2 Perspectives

    In six pages this paper contrasts and compares the affective and cognitive process approaches to recognizing a behavioral disorder. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hypersexuality in Sexual Offenders

    In a four page paper, the author considers the issue of hypersexuality in sexual offenders. Many sexual predators have been the victims of sexual crimes in the past and others have witnessed sexual behaviors and sexual violence in childhood that shapes their views of normative sexual contact. The author relates these perspectives. There are six sources listed.

  • The Body Reacts to Stress

    Stress is one of the most common mental health problems in the world. It is also a catalyst for numerous physical ailments, many of which ar fatal. This essay discusses stress, the many effects it has on a person's physical health, and therapeutic interventions. The paper also includes a prospectus assignment page. There are eight sources used in this six page paper.

  • BiPolar Disorder on Television

    Stereotypes and stigmas about mental illness have been consistently fostered by the media but in recent years, there are some television shows who have depicted a more accurate representation. Homeland is one of those shows and Carrie's bipolar disorder is discussed. The other person discussed in the essay is Robin Williams to point out that disorders are not easily noticed. There are three sources used in this four page paper.

  • Reviewing Depression Causes

    In two pages an article that examines depression is reviewed and poses the possibility of a physical abnormality as a potential cause.

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

    In three pages this report examines the artistic effects this 1993 text may have in terms of greater understanding of manic depression or bipolar disorder. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Human Behavior and the Effects of the Full Moon

    In eight pages this paper discusses how human behavior is impacted by the full moon with scientific research studies considered. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Psychiatric Technician Must Know These Terms

    This essay identifies many of the disorders and conditions a psychiatric technician need to understand. Each disorder or condition is defined and usual treatment interventions are identified. The conditions and illnesses discussed include different personality disorders, hope and hopelessness, anxiety, bipolar, anger, manipulation, addictive behaviors, and more. There are twenty sources listed in the bibliography of this nine page paper.


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