Essays Tagged: "American Psychiatric Association"

Tourette Syndrome: an overview

ill being refined, but the generally accepted diagnostic criteria found in the DSM - 111 - R of the American Psychiatric Association (1987) are as follows: a) Both multiple motor and one or more vocal ... S and their families it can be a life long companion with, as yet, no foreseeable cure.BIBLIOGRAPHY American Psychiatric Association (1980) Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. DSM ...

(10 pages) 185 0 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Decreasing Brain Matter in Schizophrenia! scientific tests and progress of testing and preventing the degeneration of gray matter.

contrast to comparative healthy test subjects.IntroductionSchizophrenia, as defined in the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association 1994), is classified as a serious psychotic disorder affecting the ... omen with the psychiatric disorder (meeting the standards of schizophrenia set forth by the DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association 1994)), and 106 men and 52 women were chosen as the controlled grou ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health


PsychopathsThe term "psychopath" is used to describe a mental illness. In 1952, the American Psychiatric Association suggested using the term "sociopath" as a more acceptable alternati ... oral patterns, rather than a mental disease. The terms have been used interchangeably. In 1968, the American Psychiatric Association merged these two concepts together and labeled them as Antisocial P ...

(3 pages) 74 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Bulimia Nervosa. How can people become bulimic? When did it get started? How do people with Bulimia Nervosa keep weight off? What is Bulimia Nervosa?

entioned in the literature in the 18th century. However, it was not recognized as an illness by the American Psychiatric Association until 1979 and was not officially named Bulimia Nervosa until 1987 ...

(3 pages) 67 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

An Appeal for the Rights of Homosexuals

ng wrong with homosexuality and if we could find out what causes it, we could cure it. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association determined that homosexuality is a way of life and not a mental or ...

(5 pages) 133 3 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Borderline Personality Disorder: History, Understanding and Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder affects an estimated five million Americans. Patients with BPD make up 20 percent of psychiatric inpatients and 10 percent of psychiat ... ears to be at least as helpful in treating BPD as standard cognitive behavioral therapy.BibliographyAmerican Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ... 00). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed. Text Revision). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.Clum, G.A. & Weaver, T.L. (1993). Early Family Environments and ...

(8 pages) 303 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder & the Effects they have on their Children

illness that has been around for decades but unknown to most people. It was not until 1980 that the American Psychiatric Association formally recognized BPD in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, a ... s have, such as eating disorders, AIDS, depression or breast cancer (Ibid). BPD affects six million Americans and women out number men two to one (Wirth-Cauchon, p.57), so it is reasonable to think th ...

(10 pages) 142 2 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Multiple Personality Disorder - conflicting views regarding the controversy of the disorder.

t times, the personalities alternate in their control of the person's actions and general conduct. (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) Dissociation is a mental process, which produces a lack of ... 89). Multiple Personality: An exercise in deception. Hove, UK: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Ltd.American Psychiatric Association, (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. (4t ...

(5 pages) 169 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Sexual Sadism and Masochism

lving the inflicting of pain and suffering on others to achieve sexual excitement or gratification (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Moreover, the DSM-IV requires that the patient in question ... or personal functioning, or if the patient has acted on these desires with a non consenting person (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Conversely, sexual masochism is characterized by persistent ...

(6 pages) 130 5 4.8 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Avoidant Personality Disorder

uicide.One of the most unique personality disorders is the AvoidantPersonality Disorder.The DSM-IV (American Psychiatric Association, 1994)describes Avoidant Personality Disorder as: a persuasive patt ... cause they may proveembarrassingAvoidant Personality Disorder usually starts at earlyadulthood. The American Psychiatric Association is convincedthat an equal amount of men and women experience this p ...

(4 pages) 61 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Misdiagnosed children with ADHD.

Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as it appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical manual of the American Psychiatric Association is: ADHD is a disorder that can include a list of nine specific sym ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Antisocial Personality Disorder and Understanding Criminal Behavior

.D., 2005) and is also described as having a disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others (American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 1994). This ... y linked to criminals because it is described or defined in part on the basis of violent behaviors (American Psychiatric Association, 1987). Indeed, in understanding criminal behavior, it is important ...

(4 pages) 109 1 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Bi-Polar Disorder

Valon MelaBi-Polar disorder (BPD), also known as manic depression, is a disorder that effects many Americans. According to APA (American Psychiatric Association) it's a disorder which causes periods ... and the therapy helps you get everything of your chest and tells you how to deal with it.Work CitedAmerican Psychiatric Association. "Mental Disorders". Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental di ...

(10 pages) 101 0 4.5 Dec/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Canda At War

, a certain degree of misbehavior, experimentation, or independence seeking is common. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association (1994) indicates that "New onset of oppositional behaviors in adole ... sorder (ADHD), as defined in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Fourth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). The mother, teacher, and psychologist could all be speaking ...

(7 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Causes of ADHD

According to the American Psychiatric Association, symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ?inclu ... agnostic tools are required. Until then, parents should be paying attention to their kid.Work Cited American Psychiatric Association. American Psychiatric Association. 07/11/04 .Gibbs, Nancy . "''The ...

(7 pages) 56 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Reminiscence Therapy

ecessary as the needs of older people by mental health issues straddle a lot of service boundaries (American Psychiatric Association, 2004). The meaning of this strategy is to hold up the older people ... number of latest and ground-breaking posts will be careful as part of labor force growth.ReferencesAmerican Psychiatric Association. (2004). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ...

(15 pages) 115 0 1.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

ADHD in Girls

als, limiting their potential, affecting their families and interfering with their daily lives. The American Psychiatric Association in 1994, as well as Goodyear & Hynd in 1992; Lahey,Applegate, M ... y to be misdiagnosed with depression.Dr. Joseph Biderman reported at the 2002 annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry that girls with ADHD are more likely to have the ...

(4 pages) 24 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

A Discussion on a Clinical Encounter Using the Principles of Therapeutic Engagement and Reflective Models

is a 36 year old, single, English white female. Her diagnosis is paranoid schizoaffective disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2000), but she has little insight into her condition. Ms X is curr ... , but also to ensure that clients receive the best possible care by the healthcare worker.REFERENCESAmerican Psychiatric Association (2000) DSM-IV-TR: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor ...

(17 pages) 239 0 4.7 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Discussion of the documentary The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris

ver examining the defendant. Although this kind of testimony is sometimes used in other states, the American Psychiatric Association has condemned it as unethical and untrustworthy. Through Grigson, M ... ascribe to our courts and legal systems. Nonetheless, for the immediate future it appears that most Americans will either ignore the risk of executing the innocent or simply accept its inevitability.W ...

(5 pages) 14 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

us of considerable attention, and some controversy, since it was formally recognised in 1980 by the American Psychiatric Association. This essay will discuss the history of this relatively new diagnos ... the DSM-IV-TR. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published by the American Psychiatric Association (AMA) and provides diagnostic criteria for disorders such as PTSD, ...

(18 pages) 182 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders