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    that night’s meeting was Edie, a recovering compulsive overeater herself. This was an open meeting, held biweekly, and had an attendance of thirteen people, Mariah and myself included. The feelings I had leading up to this meeting were very mixed and fluctuated a lot during my hour drive into Portland that night. Besides observing a few minutes of a group therapy session on the chemical dependency floor at St. Mary’s, I had no experience with any sort of twelve-step program or addiction therapy. I am fortunate enough that I, as well as anyone that I have ever been close to, have never had to deal with any major addictions, so I didn’t have too much of a knowledge base going into this. As I was…

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    This book is dedicated to you. It gives you hope and realistic solution to your food addiction. It understands the difficulty you have as a result of your pat eating behavior. You have attended support groups, checked out online forum, only to come right back to where you started. Based on the most recent research findings, this book gives you innovative exercises and strategies to help you free yourself from your impulsive eating. Although its main focus is on any form of impulsive…

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    population. In the beginning of the book Wansink takes the time to explain that this is not a diet book because “diet books focus on what dieticians and health practitioners know”, while his book focuses on what “psychologist and marketers know”. Although they are both backed by science and research one is much more simple for the average person to execute. The concept behind studying the exact reason why people over eat or eat mindlessly is a very different notion than just studying how one…

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    Causes of Over Eating I have never met anyone that has a bigger appetite than my friends Byn, John, and Thad. If food is around, odds are you will see them there. They always say they don’t have a problem with eating, but it’s been like this for a while now. I’m starting to get worried about what they are becoming and how they are treating their body. After many tries they never take my advice on eating healthy and working out on the regular. Whenever we hang out I notice different things about…

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    Ocd Research Paper

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    ntroduction Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a fairly common illness, but it can be debilitating. This paper discusses OCD, its symptoms and treatment, and the view of it held by society in general. Discussion In regard to the last point, one thing comes to mind immediately. The protagonist of the hugely successful TV show Monk suffers from OCD. In the series, his condition is played for laughs, and Mr. Monk is shown as being able to not only live a successful life but…

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    Hoarding Disorders

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    Hoarding is accumulating a clutter of possessions that are of no use or value to the point that it disrupts an individual’s life and the lives of their family, friends, and neighbors. Commonly hoarded items are newspapers, magazines, bags, boxes, clothing, food and supplies. Compulsive hoarding interferes with the individual’s ability to make simple decisions concerning sanitation, working, eating, and sleeping. Signs of the onset of a hoarding disorder include avoiding the discarding of…

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    Schutza Case Study

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    America is known as the “throwaway society” but not every consumer is able to let go of every purchase they have made even though they have purchased the newest item, many consumers are not able to let go of the old items. Next thing you know, consumers find themselves keeping almost everything they have bought, becoming somewhat of a hoarder. It affect the argument because it makes us realize that we consumers are not so different from people who hoard many useless items. Our society and media…

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    Hoarding Case Study

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    Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Hoarding Disorder within the Geriatric Population Samuels et al. (as cited in Ayers et al., 2014a, p. 741) suggests that hoarding is present in 5.3% of the population; although, this rate may be greater among the geriatric population. In the long-term care setting, many geriatric clients often hold on to items of sentimental value such as a prized pocket watch or a treasured family photo as a reminder of the past. Keeping these items are often…

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    Homer Doctorow Analysis

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    Disability may only be a matter of judgement. This concept appears in Homer and Langley, where Edgar Lawrence Doctorow depicts the possibilities in the life of a blind protagonist, Homer Collyer. Although Homer discerns darkness in a negative connotation, darkness can only be seen and sight is not the only sense for humans. Thus, blindness does not replace the senses or disconnect the Collyer brothers from the world. In a passage on page 159, Langley Collyer’s theory of replacement enables Homer…

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    Clinical Case Assessment Research Paper Introduction The character, Melvin Udall, from the film As Good As It Gets (1997), played by Jack Nicholson, will serve as the client for this case study. A successful author, previously diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) by his psychiatrist, Dr. Green, Melvin decidedly stopped therapeutic treatment, and taking his prescription medication, two years ago. Melvin’s maintenance strategy for the past couple of years after making this…

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