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Psychological Disorders

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This category is designed for questions involving disorders and ailments of the mind and its functions. Examples include, but are not limited to, conditions such as paranoid personality disorder, schizophrenia, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) a few common disorders.
The acquisition of prejudice in classical conditioning is a learned behavior by repetitive conditioning and exposure. A child learns to hate others by constantly being told a certain people group is undesirable and not to be liked, loved or associated with. He also sees his relatives and friends...
Ellen Langer labelled it categorical thinking. However doctors have found different levels of mindlessness are caused by a multiple of factors. Depression, affective disorders, catatonic states, and other conditions have been attributed. Attention deficit disorder, medication problems, drug abuse,...
Adolescence is defined as a line between childhood andadulthood. During adolescence they can handle life problems i.e.they can perform formal operations. Adolescence is the transitionalstage of physical growth and psychological development thatgenerally appears during the phase from puberty to...
If the license was suspended, then whether harm was done or not, the license may well be revoked for the person having clients while on suspension.Can it be proved that the suspended doctor had clients while on suspension?Can it be proved that actual harm took place as a result of the therapy or...
Nymphomania and Satyriasis were once listed as disorders in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. They are not listed in the current edition, the DSM-IV-TR. However, they have been combined with other disorders under the heading of Hypersexuality Disorder, which is proposed as...
Well it's like that: they take advantage of the human mind(all  people want to score high and enjoy the games - it has both). So  they play more and more and in the long run, they get addicted.
Yes. A narcissist is someone who is obsessed with themself, this doesn't mean that their void of all emotions and feelings.
The biological perspective can explain depression because of chemical imbalances in the brain.For example, a very specific reason could be that there are low levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for arousal and general happiness. If levels in the brain are low, a patient can...
I think, yes. There are some adults I know who still live with  their mothers and it seems that they will never have a normal  relationship (but of course living with the mother is not a  criteria for that, as there are men who live alone but still not  able to create a normal relationship).  ...
The test you are thinking of is called the Thematic Appreciation Test. It is one of the most widely used, researched & taught of the projective tests. It was designed by Henry A. Murray. It is often used in the assessment of personality. It can be administered to a child as young as 4.
The biggest danger of Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly Multiple Personality Disorder) is having one or more personalities unaware of other personalities and their actions. People with DID cannot recall important personal information. This is not due to forgetfulness or traumatic brain injury...
Rick Ross he suffered from stress because of the lack of sleep he was getting due to his singing career.
If she believes that animals have rights, it does not mean she is sick. People are allowed their own opinion and beliefs. It's probably just a phase she is going through.
It reduces anxiety by uncounsciously distorting reality,It's to protect the ego & reduces anxiety.
sex is nothing....men and women have a mental ilness all because of sexual desire which is innate in infants..
Stimulus Generalization. For Example: A child that has been attacked by a dog becomes frightened by small animals.
Pedophiles are people who are sexually attracted to children, in  other words, those who have pedophilia/hebephilia. While  "pedophiles" are commonly used to refer to people who sexually  abuse children, this usage is inaccurate and can spread myths about  both abuse and pedophilia/hebephilia....
The IQ scales in Asian countries will be normed for those countries, so the answer will always be 100.
Yes. But it will not be easy. First you must kick up the dirt of your past and discover when it started and how it has helped you. For example, in some people it began as a child when they experienced a trauma or abuse. They went on to use this daydreaming syndrome to help them cope with life. In...
When a person falls in love with, or has positive feelings towards their captors, it is known as Stockholm syndrome.
Generally not. People with Multiple Personality Disorder (or Dissociative Identity Disorder) are often unaware they have other personalities. They refer to lapses in memory as "black outs" or they create false memories.These people's personalities can also be extremely different. One persona could...
It depends a lot on the person. Some people need to be hospitalized while others just need to talk to a mental health professional, medication may also help
The main identity is the "host" or the "ego", and the other identities are called "alters."
Delusions and hallucinations. Other disorders that are similar are Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder
someone who gambles a lot and almost whenever they can, no matter their financial status
It would consider what sorts of events the affected person has gone  through such as extraordinarily stressful situations like wars,  childhood abuse, etc. and would assess the effects the events have  had on the mind of the affected person.
That is officially known as projection.
Antisocial    The only way to know what personality disorder best fits Sam is to  have Sam checked out by a psychiatrist. They are specialized in  personality disorders.
To obtain a doctorate in psychology (PsyD), which is the best degree with which to practice clinical psychology, you need to acquire a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (4 years) and then go on to graduate school for the PsyD (5-7 years).
Haloperidol is a typical antipsychotic that treats schizophrenia mostly, decreasing the hallucinations, delusions, and flat affect. Procyclidine is an anticholinergic drug that is used to decrease the loss of voluntary muscle control (called pseudoparkinsonism) associated with typical antipsychotics...
A good psychiatrist is going to try very hard not to make you uncomfortable, not to be judgmental, and will probably not get into the "therapy" part (the "why" part) on the first visit. They will want to understand the "what" -- what are the behaviors that are troubling you, what you feel if you...
Status frustration and the related theory of reaction formation (Albert Cohen).
Deviant behavior means that they separate themselves from society's norms and develop their own way of living. so anorexia is deviant because all of society (most, anyway) says that we should eat and eat healthy.
Anxiety is actually an everyday human emotion. anxiety can mean being nervous or worried about something that a person is going through. so anxiety itself isn't a negative thing. however, there are many different anxiety DISORDERS that include panic disorder, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder),...
The questions asked in a psychological assessment depend of what kind of assessment or the reason for the assessment.  For examples...Participants who volunteer to engage in psychological testing or questionnaires for the sole purpose of benefiting research receive assessments geared...
Hating Yourself You don't have to hate yourself, yet there are people who do. The reasons could be that you felt unloved and were criticized a lot when you were growing up, you did something that you can't forgive yourself for, or many others. Getting over hating yourself is not easy, but it can be...
No, Biology is only needed at intermediate level. Good luck!
Widely Used in India where most people use prepaid & try to keep the expense in check. It was been invented in India some 8-9 years back. I remember long back my uncle glancing at the phone & saying " This new trend of giving call & cutting before someone picks is spreading" < he...
Diffusion of responsibility: the more people that witness an emergency, the less likely help will be called (i.e., one person figures that someone else will call).
Answer . [edit] Research psychology . Abnormal psychology . Biological psychology . Cognitive psychology . Comparative psychology . Developmental psychology . Experimental psychology . Personality psychology . Social psychology . [edit] Applied psychology . Clinical psychology . Counseling...
Twice as many women as men suffer from depression.
When the Donner Party was trapped at the beginning of November 1846, they had very little food. They slaughtered their cattle and put the meat in the snow to preserve it. Some of the emigrants had more than the others. When the meat was gone, they ate boiled oxhide and bones. They also ate their...
Give her personal space and time to be alone, don't be clingy, you can go to parties if you want to but don't force her to come with you because she will be bored to tears, give her time to get to know you and don't talk to her like she's retarded.
Probably schizophrenia.
Logic says that this has happened, though examples, for what  reasons, and who was silenced would remain a mystery. In the same  manner that it is common for a group of Republicans to silence a  single Democrat, and a group of Democrats to silence a single  Republican, it is common for a...
    == Answer ==       Some people think that we only grieve over the dead, but we can grieve over the loss of a relationship or even losing our home to natural disasters or a home that has burned down. Your friend is grieving over the loss of her ex and she has every right to. ...
  he is at avenal and is a friend of mine... was it his fault someone did what they did. he was just a kid afraid to stand up for what was right.. the guy feels terrible about what happened and deserves to be let out. he is one of the good guys.. the movie made about him is so disgusting he...
A person who hoards is called a hoarder.
Popping Gum, Typing on Keyboard, Mouse clicking.
This depends on the pool and the laws where you live. If it is a private pool that is completely concealed from the public, there is no problem. Or you could go to a pool in a nudist colony or a clothing-optional beach. There is nothing immoral or bad about this, but it may be illegal or offend...
No. However, it would be helpful if more teachers were aware of the signs of depression, as this is a highly prevalent condition (with potentially lethal consequences in its severe form, if left untreated).
As a male begins to fear that there father will castrate (castration anxiety) them if they continue with there sexual desire towards their mother they instead begin to identify with their father. They start acting like him and take on the father psyche, this is the beginning of the childs superego....
someone who uses sign language -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ed Sheeran - Surprises fans by making a video for the deaf. You can still hear the voice but in the video he is standing doing sign language. Watch it, its cool....
If they like it too much, Pyromaniac
It very well could. A person could have inherited the gene for depression (nature) and make it more likely that they will experience depression. However, this is not the only deciding factor. A theory that is studied today that gives weight to this assumption is called epigenetics. Epigenetics is...
In terms of a narcissist recovering from their narcissism: No, you cannot help a narcissist, as this is a contradiction in terms - the narcissist believes him or herself to already be much more superior than you in pretty much anything. A narcissist will not accept fault with an action, even though...
Epigenetics states that the environment can influence the way certain genes are expressed. What this reveals about the nature vs. nurture debate is that it may not be a battle between the two. These two influencing components may work hand in hand all through out our lives, making it more like...
Cognitive therapy helps people to identify their distressing thoughts and to evaluate how realistic the thoughts are. Then they learn to change their distorted thinking. When they think more realistically, they feel better. The emphasis is also consistently on solving problems and initiating...
Yes it can. Being a nymphomaniac can drastically increase the chance of getting an STD. It may also lead to prostitution or having relationships with dangerous people just to fill the need
Cryptomania is a pathological striving to hide intents and thoughts, to do many things in secret, to exercise encryptions while writing, to cover all parts of body, to conceal oneself and to avoid personal contacts or to be touched, to borrow objects into the ground or to cache them from others.
There was no real first psychologist. However, there was a man credited with separating psychological disturbances from religion or superstition and instead promoted a biological cause for these disturbances. This man was Hippocrates in fifth century B.C. He had classified mental disorders as a...
The main difference between a psychologist and experiment psychologist is that an experimental psychologist specializes in a certain area. Experimental psychologist unlike a basic psychologist applies experimental methods to the way they study mental processes and behaviors. They study processes...
When Patty Hearst was kidnapped on February 4, 1974, most people had never heard of the Stockholm Syndrome. There has been so much research done and much more is known about this condition then when Hearst was forced to participate in armed robberies for the radical extreme-left cult, the SLA. The...
A pedophile is an adult who is sexually attracted to pre-pubertal children.
Ask five or more people a question that you think you no and see what they say. If they say the same thing back to you, maybe you're not crazy.
Not wanting to live anymore.
according to albert bandura's social cognitive theory, otherwise known as his social learning theory, "reproduction" is the further performance and practice, (repetition) of a behavior learned by observation, or modeling,(observational learning). 
Depends. An eyewitness could be bribed into lying, could notice some one working with the attacker and give false information, or another reason. The main reason would be the shock and awe of the situation, causing some ones memory to be vague after the event. However, in some cases this could...
A control group is necessary for comparison purposes. In order to see if the given treatment had an effect on the experimental group, one needs to compare it to a group that did not receive any treatment.
No, while the brain is currently at "Rest," a small portion is still active to regulate breathing and other functions of life. For instance, your organs are functioning at minimal rate, to sustain life while you sleep.
Can a person know if they have a mental disorder before other people notice? Many mental disorders have symptoms that are internal. If someone with depression always feels sad and tired, but does not act that way because he or she is afraid of others judging, then that person may realize that he or...
Some people are better equipped to handle stress. The people who can't may not be getting enough sleep, they may become depressed or anxious. They are more likely to become sick. Sometimes depression will follow if someone is very stressed.
DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR define pedophilia as "recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving activity with a prepubescent child or children (generally 13 years or younger)." These feelings, urges, or behaviors must persist for at least 6 months. The DSM-IV...
There are many reasons why people choose to commit suicide. They feel lonely, depressed, different. They could be under a tremendous amount of stress and may feel that if they kill themselves it will all go away. Sometimes when people experience a traumatic event and they are unable to coupe with it...
With appropriate medication, emotional support, counseling, most people show significant improvement. However, prolonged exposure to severe trauma, may cause permanent psychological scars.
A deep question: A pedophile is an adult who takes sexual interest in pre-pubescent children. As a 12-year-old is not an adult then they cannot be labelled with this badge. This is not to say that they cannot become a pedophile when they grow into an adult.
Laughter is a form of de-stress in normal human behavior.However in extreme mental stress the mind may evoke stress modes in hysterical laughter as abnormal behavior in psychological disorders
Cognitive-behavioral therapy changes actions, thoughts and manages stress. Group therapy decreases psychological distress, depression and anxiety. Debriefing focuses on emotional responses.
Yes, although it's a psychological disorder, if it's one that effects a person's overall ability to function normally in society, and carry out day to day activites, then PTSD can be classified as a legal & legitimate disability.
Snookered by the black ball basically
As pedophilia is not a crime, and pedophiles are people with  pedophilia, there is no mandatory sentence for pedophiles in any  state of the United States.
Pedophiles have pedophilia, which is the sexual attraction to young  children. This attraction is not a crime, and is extremely  stigmatized, so it is unlikely that many pedophiles wish their  sexual attractions to be well-known. People have been beaten,  lynched, disowned, lost jobs, housing,...