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    compulsivity and psychoticism. • There will be impairments in personality functioning and the person’s personality traits are not understood as normal for the developmental stage or social-cultural environment being experienced. • The impairments in a person’s personality function and personality traits must not be completely owing to substance abuse or a general health condition. How rare is hyper empathy? Hyper empathy is so new to the psychiatric world; there is very little definite information about the disorder. One rare documented case involved a woman who developed “hyper empathy,” after having part of her brain removed in an effort to control her severe epilepsy. The woman’s case was especially unique because removing part of the temporal lobe involves area of the brain which recognizes emotions. After the surgery was performed, the woman’s seizures stopped, but she reported a new type of emotional arousal which has lasted for the past thirteen…

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    When a psychologist sees a new patient, they must determine what type of disorder if any the patient is suffering from. Diagnosis is an important task for psychologist and it can be challenging because it is not easy to classify patient’s behavior. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used to by therapist to diagnose patients. The DSM provides information on the many disorders and gives the criteria for classifying mental disorders (Stangor, 2010). According to the…

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    From the perspective of a counselor-in-training, my initial impression of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is that it is quite overwhelming. The sheer volume of disorders each offering its own diagnostic fingerprint seems exhausting; however, holding the expertise of hundreds of mental healthcare professionals in a condensed resource born out of 12 years of teamwork is altogether humbling (APA, 2013). Awe aside, this discussion will look at both the perceived…

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    recognized ways mental health care professionals can help individuals is through the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. The goal of an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment sounds simple enough, but the scientific, political, and medical fields rarely agree on the best way to achieve it. There is even a large debate over what a mental disorder is in the first place. The controversy of focus here though will be whether the categorical or dimensional…

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    Article Assessment- Oppositional Defiant Disorder Kathryn Ervin Appalachian State University Overview of ODD ODD is a pattern of behaviors; angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, and vindictiveness. The symptoms have to be distressing in areas of social functioning to themselves and others, and cause significant problems in all areas such as school, work, home. The symptoms must be present among at least one person that is not a sibling. The behaviors have…

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    syndromes and personality disorders. Over the years, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) has had revisions following changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The MCMI-III was in response to the DSM-IV revision. With the DSM now in the 5th edition, it is worth mentioning that the MCMI was released in the MCMI-IV version to address changes in the DSM. This analysis will only focus on the psychometric properties of the MCMI-III. Purpose of the…

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    This paper begins by discussing the creation of a new diagnosis, Excessive Nose Picking. The paper explains why Excessive Nose Picking should be classified as a mental disorder and should be implemented into the next revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Included in this discussion, the paper reviews the specific behaviors and/or characteristics for the new diagnosis. It is important to note that the second section takes an in-depth look at the…

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    the most sources I remember using in a single paper. With this realization, I was proud of myself for overcoming any apprehensions that I may have had at the time of compiling this paper. Of the research portion of the learning objectives of this program, this assignment gave me a wealth of experience synthesizing research into a comprehensive literature review and devising an introduction that was both inclusive and operational. In the psychopathology class I took, the major assignment at…

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    In the movie Mommie Dearest, actress Joan Crawford slowly slips into madness by showing several examples of each disorder throughout the movie. The four disorders I will be comparing are borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder and obsessive personality disorder. All of these disorders and their symptoms heavily affected and influenced Joan and everyone around her. For example, her daughter Christina grew up with a mother that insisted…

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    Introduction Have you ever wondered how many individuals suffer from a mental illness? In Andy Warhol is a Hoarder : Inside the Minds of History, C. Kalb gives readers an exclusive insight on famous individuals mental illness secrets, and defines the interesting elements of every illness. The novel helps individuals understand the scary, challenging, and emotional aspects of handling a mental illness. Mental illnesses have been stigmatized as “crazy” but in this novel C. Kalb gives…

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