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    Medication Vs Therapy

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    In the psychology field, there are both psychiatrists and psychologists. Psychiatrists tend to be purely for prescribing medication for a mental illness, while psychologists tend to be based on therapeutic ways to cope with a mental illness. Within these two fields of work, there has been much debate over whether medication or therapy is the best way to cope with mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Medication used for psychological disorders are all neurotransmission blockers…

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    Supportive Therapy Vs Cbt

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    Generalized anxiety disorder is marked by excessive and unmanageable worry. It is believed to be maintained by cognitive (attention and judgment) biases toward threat-related stimuli and the use of worry (and associated tension) and overly careful behaviors as a means to avoid catastrophic images and associated autonomic arousal. CBT of generalized anxiety disorder involves cognitive therapy to address worry and cognitive biases and relaxation to address tension, as well as imaginal exposure to…

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    Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2015) Depression is a condition that affects one out of every ten people living in the United States at some point in their life. Depression is a disease that can be found in adults, teens, and children. It is found in…

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    The media portrays the issue as a quirk or an eccentric habit, and not a real health issue. People casually use OCD to describe someone who is clean or things being in order. In TV shows and movies as well, OCD is shown as an eccentricity and not really an anxiety disorder. Social media also represents OCD as a cool quirk to have. There are many posts on social media that depict OCD as a relatable or funny and not a real health issue. Also, some TV shows like Monk, glee, and girls all depict…

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    Interviewer: What is your view on epilepsy. Jimmy: I just think they are these things that happen to me every once in awhile where I pass out for 1 second, sometimes there are big epilepsies too. Francis: They are these things that scare me a lot when they happen to Jimmy where he blacks out for a second and he has had 2 big ones I believe Interviewer: That day in on bridge what was going through your mind. Jimmy: I was just trying to take the bridge and the epilepsy just came to me and I…

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    Tris Gruber Ms. Stiegler American Literature 2/12/2017 PTSD In the past, we have clearly ignored a disorder that makes the lives of people an everyday struggle. This disorder is known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This disorder can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Given this definition it is easy to think how war veterans have become the face of this disorder. However, PTSD can affect anyone and their…

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    Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare disorder that causes a high fever, stiff muscles, and changes in mental status. It occurs in a small number of people who are taking a neuroleptic medicine or other medicines that block the effects of the brain chemical dopamine. This is a life-threatening condition that requires treatment in the hospital right away. CAUSES This syndrome is most often caused by an adverse reaction to: • Certain antipsychotic…

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    Psychogenic Amnesia Dissociative Disorders Definition: According to the Cleveland Clinic, "dissociative amnesia is a condition in which a person cannot remember important information about his or her life." Their forgetfulness may be specific to certain areas or may include much of the person's life history and identity. Possible Causes: Overwhelming stress Traumatic events like war, abuse, accidents, and disasters Traumas could be witnessed or suffered Genetics Affects 1%…

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    Generalized Anxiety

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    anxiolytics. When medications are prescribed for generalized anxiety disorder or related conditions they fall into a specific classification of medications such as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs), monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), Benzodiazepines, Beta blockers and Tricyclic Antidepressants. Some well-known brands used to treat GAD include but are not limited to Klonopin, Valium, Elavil, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro,…

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    Senior Living and Cognitive Impairment Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is defined as a degree of mental or cognitive impairment that is not normal for the person's age. It may also be used to describe the set of symptoms commonly associated with certain medical conditions or diseases. MCI is often referred to as a pre-Alzheimer's stage of dementia, although not everybody with MCI will develop Alzheimer's. MCI has also been called "the place between slight forgetfulness and Alzheimer's". Many…

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