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  • Mood Disorder And Mood Disorders

    What are mood disorders? How many different types of mood disorders are there? “Mood disorders are defined as a disorder marked by a significant change in one 's emotional state that seriously interferes with one 's ability to function” (Pastorino, 2013, p. 593). In other words, suffering from a mood disorder not only affects your emotions, but it also affects the way that you preform tasks and interact with people on a day-to-day basis. “Mood disorders are one of the more common psychological disorders, affecting approximately 9.5% of adult Americans in a given year” (R. C. Kessler, Chiu et al., 2005). Mood disorders affect many people in the United States alone in a given year. There are many factors that lead to mood disorders. Most of…

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  • Mood Disorders Case Study

    Diagnosing Mood Disorders Western Wyoming Community College Tani Larsen Approximately 20.9 million American adults suffer from a mood disorder such as depression or bipolar disorder each year (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, DBSA). This is an alarming statistic. With there being that many people suffering, it should be more well-known and discussed. Depression is one disorder that is talked about a lot. However, the severity and frequency is often overlooked. Bipolar…

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  • Mood Disorder Research Paper

    Assignment # 4 Mood Disorders 1. Life has its ups and downs, everybody experiences situations that effect our mood and confronts with feelings of good and bad. Our moods are undergoing enduring states of feeling that colour our psychological lives. Moods reflect our emotional experience, including a depressed, anxious, or elated state of mind, which can be a result of disappointing occurrences or dire circumstances. It is normal and…

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  • Postpartum Mood Disorders: A Case Study

    Postpartum mood disorders can be defined as a mental health disorder occurring within the first year of giving birth and can happen to any woman, regardless of age or number of pregnancies (Josefson, 2007). Postpartum depression occurs in approximately 13% of postpartum mothers, but nearly half of women go undiagnosed (Gale and Harlow, 2003). Unfortunately, the postpartum period is a time of risk for mood disturbances. Many women are adjusting to life as a new mother, and the new demands that…

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  • Mood Disorders: Types And Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

    A mood disorder is psychological disorder that involves the elevating or lowering of a person’s mood. Among the many mood disorders schizophrenia is one the most severe. Schizophrenia is a severe chronic mood disorder which causes people to interpret reality in an abnormal way. Victims of schizophrenia report hearing voices other people cannot hear or they say they feel someone else is controlling them. There is no single cause but several factors have been determined. There is no cure but there…

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  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Case Study

    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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  • Barbara Ehrenreich Positive And Negative Thinking Analysis

    All Americans have an abstract idea of their American Dream. The American Dream is one where there is no poverty, all have jobs, houses, and peace (no war). This dream is affected by each individual person and their contribution to society. The impact that a person has on the world is often affected by their frame of mind. Someone, who is largely motivated to instigate change, will. Those who are not interested in bettering themselves, generally fall short of the American Dream. Barbara…

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  • Examples Of Positive Thinking Muscles

    It starts with re-training your brain by starting small and slowly builds a resistance to your old ways. You have to increase the strength of your Positive Thinking muscles to function differently. It has been proven that the power of words effect your subconscious minds to improve your life and get the things you want. Here are a few suggestions to enhance and build your Positive Thinking Muscles: 1. Read something every day to inspire you to think positively about yourself. Starting…

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  • Nick Blinko: The Man And The Band Rudimentary Peni

    Blinko has been dealing with schizoaffective disorder since he was a child and admits his first suicide attempt at 18 years old, according to an article by the magazine Raw Vision. To truly understand Blinko’s ability to draw and his dependence on his mental health condition it is important to understand that condition. According to the Mayo Clinic Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health condition where the person experiences a combination of symptoms such as schizophrenia like delusions and…

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  • Bio-Psycho-Social Model

    client or community could be facing within the therapeutic realm. This writer’s intent of this learning brief is bring awareness to the reported challenges that African American (A/A) men face throughout their daily lives by presenting research on social support, traumatic events, and depressive symptoms among this population. With that, this writer will contrast two different modalities (Solution-Focused Therapy and Bio-Psycho-Social Model) that could assist in their therapeutic process in…

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