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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 an...
Life is valuable regardless. It can be lived to be bad, but overall one must find a connection, or the connection between themselves and God. There is only one connection.
Well it's like that: they take advantage of the human mind(allpeople want to score high and enjoy the games - it has both). Sothey 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...
Yes, but: 1. It would be most helpful to grasp just how many people with what appear to be personality disorders really have an underlying subclinical depression which may be completely relieved with an appropriate antidepressant. I can't tell you how many people have come to me with apparent...
A psychotic person has lost track of reality. A mentally ill person may have a range of disorders that do not necessarily involve losing track of reality.
Not all psychopaths behave alike. Look at con artists and who their victims are. A con artist whose victims come from all walks of life can be construed to be more of a psychopath than one who sticks with one type of victim. Psychopaths are morally depraved people with absolutely no empathy. Their...
Absolutely yes! Love is in everyone, like the Grinch for example. As long as they cared and loved for someone or something before they became a psychopath, they could still love that someone or something. They could also love someone they meet while they are one. Good luck with everything!
Yes. Just because a person is mentally unstable doesn't mean they are incapable of 'normal' emotions.
Majorly. Imagine not being able to grasp reality, and living in a constant dream/nightmare state. You can't tell whats real and not, and normally you start to live in your dream state and forsake reality.
I think, yes. There are some adults I know who still live withtheir mothers and it seems that they will never have a normalrelationship (but of course living with the mother is not acriteria for that, as there are men who live alone but still notable to create a normal relationship). I think these...
The best physical benefit of food is that it is needed to sustain life. The best psychological benefit of food is that it is a mood stabilizer. Any and all food humans consume is to keep our bodies fueled so we can continue to live. Certain foods can either calm us down or hype us up. For example,...
The curiosity motive innate in every human can be used to advantage in language instruction. Instructional physical resources; grouping of learners and teachers; selection and sequencing of material; provision of feedback; and language learning activities like role-playing, games, and individual...
Yes, many pedophiles are married.
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...
Different people have different states of mind; there is no one magic remedy that defuses all minds. Some people need re-education, some need anti-psychotic drugs, some need a friend or a good meal. We all need different things to prevent us from exploding.
Jacques Lacan referred to pathological grandiosity. In opinion itis a behavior in which a person may elevate oneself above theother. Narcissistically they are not aware they need others.
Having to do with psychology, the study of the mind and its connection with behaviour and our nervous system.
A demon-possessed person is a fictional concept, while "insanity" is a legal term denoting a person's inability to distinguish between right and wrong. People with mental illnesses, on the other hand, generally have some sort of physiological malfunction in their brain.
It is because some one is self centered and does not think about others Possible reasons may be 1.He/she may have no siblings 2.He/she does not like to share anything or adjust with anything 3.Feels that no one cares him The best solution to this problem is bring him in to social contact...
Rick Ross he suffered from stress because of the lack of sleep he was getting due to his singing career.
A common human weakness of character.
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.
Yes that denial would be an impairment to driving, especially if your bad driving habits risk a serious collision.
Pedophiles are people who are sexually attracted to children, inother words, those who have pedophilia/hebephilia. While"pedophiles" are commonly used to refer to people who sexuallyabuse children, this usage is inaccurate and can spread myths aboutboth abuse and pedophilia/hebephilia. Essentially,...
The IQ scales in Asian countries will be normed for those countries, so the answer will always be 100.
Yes of course. Just remember that most every licensed clinical psychologist has a doctorate. Thus, if you are just starting out, it will take approximately four years for the bachelor's degree as a full-time student, and four years four the doctorate. So, will it take commitment, dedication, and...
When a person falls in love with, or has positive feelings towards their captors, it is known as Stockholm syndrome.
Television CAN be beneficial, depending on content. Conversely, studies have proven that brain cells die off more rapidly when dull programming is observed.
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."
Retention is a memory term, and is generally the ability to continue doing something after a period of not engaging in the activity, like being able to draw after a couple of months of not drawing. Pretty sure.
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 gonethrough such as extraordinarily stressful situations like wars,childhood abuse, etc. and would assess the effects the events havehad on the mind of the affected person.
That is officially known as projection.
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCD) The only way to know what personality disorder best fits Melody isto have Melody checked out by a psychiatrist. They are specializedin personality disorders.
Antisocial The only way to know what personality disorder best fits Sam is tohave Sam checked out by a psychiatrist. They are specialized inpersonality disorders.
PRIMARY PSYCHOPATHS do not respond to punishment, apprehension, stress, or disapproval. They seem to be able to inhibit their antisocial impulses most of the time, not because of conscience, but because it suits their purpose at the time . Words do not seem to have the same meaning for them as...
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).
if she thinks that you have problems or something you should go becus she's only trying to help you
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...
Once we believe that we have no control over what happens to us, it is difficult to believe we can ever again have that control. This concept is important in understanding why battered women don't attempt to free themselves from a battering relationship. She becomes passive, compliant, and...
Status frustration and the related theory of reaction formation (Albert Cohen).
they may have wished that they had committed the crime, or are delusional and actually believe that they had. Others may admire the person who comited the crime and would like to take the recognition
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.
Sigmund Freud died in 1939.
There could be many effects. Many people become depressed, they may blame themselves for what happened or often get hung up on the question "why me?" They may sometimes have nightmares or flashbacks or develop fear based on what had happended to them
some people are unintellegent
The fact that this number has been on your mind for the past six years is very likely to be a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder. Please seek professional counseling as soon as possible, for your sake and the sake of those around you (which could be me).
There is probably no problem with the concept of "madness" in this phrase - it is acting or thinking in a disjointed or insane manner. The concept of "bout" is a bit more difficult to explain. A bout is a short period of intense activity. Think of a bout in terms of a wrestling or boxing bout....
Unexplained changes in personality can be due to life changes such as death of a partner, moving into new living situations, loss or change of job, finishing a "life project" such as a degree and feeling awkward about moving on, and so forth. They can also be a sign of a developing emotional...
What happens when you cut yourself is that your either cutting your vein, or just your skin. either waymaking you bleed. either way, worst cut stay forever, the littlest ones might go away. people who might see them will look at you funny, ask you what happend, or report it. then, you'll go to a...
DSM-IV-TR and The ICD-10 ( International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ) continue to list DID, aka. Multiple Personality Disorder as a mental illness with specific criteria for diagnosis. There is an ongoing debate about whether to include it in the next edition...
Many people who isolate themselves feel socially awkward orincompetent in aspects of their lives. Some times they justgenerally don't like people. They could also have a debilitatingfear of the outside world. Another common reason is that solitudemay help them to collect their thoughts and...
Many people who commit crimes have antisocial personality, which is thought by some schools of psychology to be synonymous with sociopathic personality, formerly known as psychopathic personality, or psychopath. Effects on victims who survive are many. For example, the victim can develop post...
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 toward a...
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...
No, Biology is only needed at intermediate level. Good luck!
It is an antipsychotic drug to treat schizophrenia,psychotic states & delerium.
Basically, hatred is derived from ignorance. Whatever a person hates, they just don't know well enough.
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 said this 8-9...
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).
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D 1 =(D x I)/[(D x I) + (C x I)] D 1 = Overall Dissonance Magnitude D = Dissonant Element C = Consonant Element I = Importance of respective element
You must be referring to an autistic savant. Basically, its an autistic person who has savant syndrome.
We are OK, they are not.
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.
They could just be accustom to speaking their thoughts aloud. Or some people feel that if they don't talk a lot that no one will pay attention to them or what they have to say. Or they feel like talking more will make people pay more attention to them. Or they don't know how to explain their...