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    Treatment Plan for Generalized Anxiety Disorder This treatment plan is based upon the scenario presented in Unit 4, for client Kristen. According to the criterion set out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), this client has all of the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, (GAD) 300.02 (F41.1). The presenting symptoms include: excessive worrying, tiredness, irritability, sleeplessness, muscle tension, and difficulty concentrating. Her…

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    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has been in society for a long time. It has outdated the DSM and at times, the behaviors exhibited by those with OCD were not categorized or accurately diagnosed. In the seventeenth century, obsessions and compulsions were often described as symptoms of religious melancholy. Modern concepts of OCD began to evolve in the nineteenth century, when Faculty Psychology, Phrenology and Mesmerism were popular theories and when neurosis implied a neuropathological condition.…

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    Huntington disease What is Huntington disease? Huntington disease is an inherited neurologic disorder characterized by progressive neurodegeneration resulting in abnormal movements (chorea), sustained postures (dystonia), psychiatric symptoms, and dementia. The condition most frequently affects individuals during mid-life, but patients range from childhood to age 80. Symptoms are typically insidious – they come about slowly and progressively. Chorea is described as a dance-like, rapid,…

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    There are habits and there are compulsions. There are thoughts and there are obsessions. The only difference between each two are the uncontrollable and volatile nature that is intrinsic to compulsions and obsessions. Together, they become the genetic condition of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. Imagine repeatedly checking if a door is locked nine times every night before bed. Imagine obsessing over a conversation that occurred many years ago that nobody remembers. Imagine never being…

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    behavioral disorders in the syndrome. They include the tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) such as desipramine, imipramine, and clomipramine. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors used in the management of compulsiveness include fluoxetine, paroxetine, citalopram, and sertaline. They are less sedative compared to TCAs. Some less commonly used agents in the management include the GABA modulating agents. These include benzodiazepams such as diazepam and clonazepam. However, their side effects…

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    Bipolar And Pregnancy

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    Bipolar and Pregnancy Bipolar disorder, sometimes still referred to as manic depression, is a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression. Not only does it cause serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking and behaviour, the cycles of the disorder can last for days, weeks or months at a time. Bipolar disorders also have major adverse social and economic effects that often interfere with a person’s ability to work and function normally. For women, bipolar and pregnancy…

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    Essay On Agoraphobia

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    help reduce the symptoms of phobias, mainly agoraphobia and social phobia, even if you aren’t depressed. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) are the ones that are commonly used for anxiety and phobia disorders. Two examples of SSRIs are citalopram and sertraline. Another thing that is used to ease the anxiety are benzodiazepines. They are called minor tranquilizers but they can have serious side effects. They make you drowsy and it’s not a very good long-term treatment for phobias.…

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    The purpose of this research is intended for anyone who wants to know more about antidepressants. It discusses the how they work, why they are prescribed, their effects and their side effects and alternative treatments. If your questions are not answered in this brochure, I include references and other sources of information at the end of this research. At points where there is disagreement, we reference to other publications that allow you to explore these issues. These points include the…

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    Have you ever loved one diagnosed with hoarding disorder? A mother describes a situation with her son having a small Christmas tree set up in his bedroom, and his sister and brother in law visiting while eating off dinner trays in his room. (BÜScher, 2013). The family formed a sanctuary amongst the clutter, to savor the moment. Hoarding disorder develops into a manifestation of possessions causing conflict amongst the living area. The individual suffering from the hoarding disorder commonly…

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    Area of Study 3 – Investigating an Issue • How is Huntington’s Disease inherited and what are the consequences and treatments for this genetic disorder? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Huntington’s Disease is a specific neurological condition that affects the brain and nervous system. This specific disease is inherited by an autosomal dominant pattern meaning a single copy of the altered gene in each cell may cause the…

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