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    research studies on the teratogenic effect of cocaine emerged in response to the so-called “crack baby epidemic.” The results of these studies were often exaggerated or flawed, reporting that populations exposed in utero would have severe physical, emotional, and behavioral disabilities (Keller et al. 1996). While exaggerated, the results of these studies were not entirely false, and since then there has been a significant number of research studies that support the teratogenic effect…

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    When the client arrived to the second session, the client threw a tantrum because she did not want to be in therapy. This therapist just observed the client from a safe distance. Then, Tory began to hit her head against the wall, and scratching her nails on the wall. The therapist decided to call the client’s mother. The client’s mother attempted to calm Tory without any success. Tory’s father later intervened without any success, either. Siegel and Bryson (2011) mentioned that attempting to…

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    Body Image Research Paper

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    eating disorders, eating disorders and cutting. Attitudes towards your body have been overlooked for so long. This can lead to self harm. According to Cornell University Research, “ One potential explanation for the observed link between emotion dysregulation and self-injury may be the way an adolescent experiences the body. Body image is defined as a multidimensional set of thoughts and feelings related to the physical experience, appraisal of, and satisfaction with one’s body .” Negative…

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    Qualitative Synthesis

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    Introduction: Why and When Qualitative Studies are Used Accurate, reliable research is often considered the gold standard of academia. Quantitative research, which uses statistics to answer its questions, is often thought of as being a far superior form of research when compared to its qualitative counterpart. Difficulty with evaluating the validity of qualitative research makes persons question its integrity. However, it would be absurd to overlook the value of this research. Qualitative…

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    eating disorders experience physiological differences in parts of the brain like the Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus plays an important role in emotional regulation, appetite, and communication between brain cells. Communication between brain cells or neurons occurs through neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters like Serotonin and dopamine can experience dysregulation in eating disorders. Interestingly enough , these chemicals also play a significant role in the cause of other mental illnesses…

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    Poverty in the African American community has always been a problematic. Most African American woman that live in poverty are single mothers. The family resources correlates to the child cognitive and behavioral development in early school years. For instance the mother’s employment, education attainment, depression symptoms and the environment the family lives in. The children that are being raised in poverty are at a disadvantage because they don’t have the proper support from their family.…

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    Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), a fairly new diagnosis added to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2013), is characterized by severe, chronic irritability and intolerance of frustration found in children and adolescents. Frequent temper outbursts are a result of this irritability, and can be verbal or behavioral, in which the outbursts take the form of aggression on property, self, or others (APA,…

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    Beauty pageants have become a staple in American culture. Winners of pageants such as Miss America are icons, representations of the ideal woman, and positive role models for young girls. So society says. More recently, however, a new type of pageant has increased in popularity to the point of being considered a national phenomenon. These pageants are just as glitzy, and the competition is just as fierce; the only difference is that these contestants are the miniature model. They are child…

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    Teenage Beauty Pageants

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    Pageants are a place where it is socially acceptable for society to judge women and girl’s of all ages on their external beauty. On the other hand today’s society tells young girl’s that they should not care what’s on the outside but what’s on the inside. How can people expect this to be true when society contradicts this by telling young girls they exact opposite by allowing young beauty pageants. Youth beauty pageants had first debuted in 1961 and since then it has become increasing popular,…

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    PTSD In Veterans Essay

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    messengers in the basolateral amygdala, the noradrenergic/norepinephrine (NE) system is a largely implicated in memory consolidation during stress. 103 Epinephrine and norepinephrine are influential in the consolidation and retention of memories during emotional events.59 Noradrenergic signaling is also critical for the later reconsolidation of fear learning.104 Abnormal noradrenergic function in PTSD has been found in both general and veteran patients.5 As mentioned earlier, veteran and general…

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