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    Panic Attacks And Anxiety

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    “Panic attacks and anxiety attacks are not real, people only fake them to get attention from others. They just fake an asthma attack and say they are having a panic attack”. No, Panic disorders, Generalized Anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Post-Traumatic stress disorder, and Specific Phobias are not fake; they are terrible mental DISORDERS that millions of people encounter everyday. It is more common than you think for people to say that a panic attack or anxiety attack are just…

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    Many people, at some point in their lives, may feel depressed, lonely, or just sad. “Approximately 25 million Americans will have an episode of depression this year alone” (Duckworth). Some people can not get through the sadness alone; they need help from a medication. The reason these antidepressants are needed is due to a chemical imbalance of the brain. Antidepressants can alter the chemical balance of the brain and have many negative side effects when taking one. The main reason that…

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    I. Over view of anti-psychotics Antipsychotics are used primarily to help treat people who suffer from hallucinations or dilations. This includes individuals who suffer from Schizophrenia, Bi polar disorder, Dementia or unipolar depression. Antipsychotics can be broken down in to two different categories, Atypical and Typical however they tend to work similarly over all. The main standing difference between the two categories is that atypical antipsychotics block dopamine and have an effect on…

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    Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur after someone has been exposed to a traumatic event. Trauma is defined as, “an extremely distressing experience that causes severe emotional shock and may have long-lasting psychological effects” (Townsend, 2014). Any event that causes a person to have intense fear of physical harm or death to themselves or a loved one may lead to PTSD. Events such as a motor vehicle accident, combat exposure, physical or sexual abuse, fire, tornado, hurricane, flood,…

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    Major Depressive Disorder is a mental disorder that involves a constant low mood and sadness as well as low self esteem and lack of interest in various activities. MDD is also often called clinical depression, this can impact how we behave as well as our mood and often times affects various aspects of our lives. Depression has been around for many years now, since the B.C. era, when it was first discovered it was known as “melancholia.” “At this time, all mental illnesses were attributed to…

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    Depression Therapy Essay

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    Therapy is a great way of treatment for people struggling with depression. Medication is another form of treatment for the depressed, it is easy for the patient to become addicted. Once the depressed are done taking their medication they may not want to quit. Their antidepressants made them feel better so once the medicine is gone they may begin to feel empty again or as if they are missing something, Depression is more than just a sad mood. Almost 20% of Americans who suffer from depression…

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or better known as PTSD is an illness affecting many people in the world, but its most common victims are the veterans of war. One in eight veterans return from war afflicted with PTSD and the number continually rises with war time atrocities becoming worse as new terror organizations form. The things our soldiers see greatly traumatize leaving them scarred for life and give them an incomprehensible fear of it, leading to a difficult life in which they can’t live…

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    It wasn’t until the eighteenth century that modern thinkers began to realize that anxiety was an emotion (Thomson 21). Sigmund Freud had two theories about anxiety. One being if you isolate yourself or have someone stopping you from doing what you want, anxiety will be the result. The second one is that anxiety comes from fear (Thomson 3). Nineteen million Americans have some type of anxiety (Lee 4). It’s an incredibly common issue, especially among teenagers. This is more than likely the result…

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    characterized by low levels of tolerability, and are rarely prescribed. Monoamine oxidase a inhibitors (MAOIs) increase synaptic monoamine availability. The issues of MAOIs arose from the avoidance of food with high levels of tryptophan/tyrosine because a possible potential for hypertensive crises, or, a sudden surge of serotonin, and impaired synaptic processing. SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors cause excess…

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    Diagnosis I started out diagnosing Mr. Shackleford with PTSD and slight OCD. As I researched a little more on the multitude of disorders I now believe that he should be diagnosed with PTSD and specific phobia. He has many qualities that relate to many disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and generalized anxiety disorder. Out of all five of these disorders I would still choose PTSD and specific phobia. Symptoms To be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder a…

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