Psychological Disorders: Binge Eating, Hoarding Di

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There are many psychological disorders that exist in the world today, some of which are new to society. People being diagnosed with these new mental disorders are frequent, and explain behaviors that were exhibited decades ago. Binge Eating, Hoarding Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are the three types of disorders that will be discussed in the following paragraphs. Binge Eating is a common disorder with youth and early adulthood. This disorder is branded by compulsive overeating, also known by consuming large amounts of food, with a sense of being out of control or powerless to stop. It can be developed over time by a mixture of genes, emotions and personal experiences. Depression is commonly linked to Binge Eating Disorder, …show more content…
This illness is caused by a persistent trouble with disposing of possessions, regardless of their value. It can be accompanied by many other illness’s including depression, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This can have many damaging effects on a person’s emotional, physical, social, and financial standing. Hoarders become closed off, to the extent of living with non-working appliances, because they don’t want anyone coming into their home. Family members may become distant or a person may lose children due to the clutter and lack of cleanliness of their home. There is treatment, but it has been seen that the most successful treatment is when the illness is caught at an early age, normally starting around thirteen. Hoarding should not be confused with collecting, although there are some similarities between the two. The differences between the two, however, are the defining points that separate the pair. Collecting is considered as someone who is proud of what they have collected. A person that displays their items for the world to see, not a recluse that hides from the public. Also they display their collected merchandise with pride, and in good order. They keep the items clean, whereas hoarders tend to not have any order to their collections. Hoarding is just one of many psychological disorders out there …show more content…
This disorder was originally documented in 1980, by the American Psychiatric Association, but was not fully understood until after 2013. PTSD was discovered to not just be related to fear based incidences, but also could be caused by traumatic or otherwise adverse environmental events. This opened the spectrum for a wide array of people being detected with the ailment. For instance, someone that lost a loved one in a car accident could be susceptible to PTSD, and a completely different situation, someone fighting in a war, having their adrenaline constantly pumping, then returning home to a completely different surrounding could also find themselves being diagnosed the same. PTSD has many symptoms, which are normally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in emotional reactions. Intrusive memories normally involve repeated, unwelcome stressful recalls of a harrowing affair. Avoidance is just as it sounds, trying to avoid thinking or talking about the event. Negative changes in thinking and mood refers to someone having immoral feelings toward themselves or others. Changes in emotional reactions can be understood as someone being short-tempered, or having angry outburst. Also it can involve being guarded, having overwhelming

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