Essays Tagged: "medical disorder"

This essay was a short paper written about migraines for my biology class.

light or sound are just a few symptoms of a migraine. People all over the country suffer from this medical disorder and can be very painful.A migraine was once believed to originate in the blood vess ... ple believe that migraines are just that of a really bad headache, but they aren't. A migraine is a medical disorder with far more head pain than that of a simple headache. There are seven main types ...

(3 pages) 110 2 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Hypochondriasis: I think sick, therefore I have a nasty disease.

is disease because when a subject has it, they are unaware of it, believing that they simply have a medical disorder. This is outlined well by Dr. Russell Noyes in an article in Health & Medicine ... ms of this disorder are a strong fixation on their bodies, often misinterpreting these to suggest a medical disorder of some kind.The etiology of hypochondriasis is reactive, as the patient reacts to ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Societal attitudes to mental illness: The need for change.

Mental (psychiatric) illness can be defined as a medical disorder whereby an individual experiences mild to severe disturbances in either of his or h ... e of attitudes toward the mentally ill persons is further encouraged by the breakthroughs in modern medical scientific research. Most of the times we tend to forget that the brain like all the other o ... , advice, care and appropriate treatment that other sick persons in the society enjoy.What is more, medical research and clinical experience have shown that mental illness is treatable and the symptom ...

(7 pages) 224 1 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Pathological Gambling (Compulsive Gambling), a medical disorder.

is the result of gambling addiction. Like many other addictions, gambling is one that can lead to a medical disorder known as compulsive gambling or medically known as pathological gambling which has ... , it is well know that compulsive gambling leaves a person utterly destroyed and is recognized as a medical disorder. People with this addiction should be treated at early stages otherwise the person ...

(3 pages) 121 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders


the twenty-first amendment passed once again made liquor legal. Alcoholism was not yet considered a medical disorder and disease. It was not the responsibility of health officials. In 1935 Bill Wilson ... isease in the nineteenth century, alcoholism was officially labeled as such in 1956 by the American medical association. Alcohol related disorders characterized as diseases such as the two different t ...

(5 pages) 57 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Mental Abnormality

follows: statistical deviation, social norm deviation, maladaptive behaviour, personal distress and medical disorder. These concepts are not necessarily mutual exclusive.The statistical deviation conc ... xiety, for example, may warn the individual that danger is afoot.The last concept of abnormality is medical disorder. It differs from the four concepts above in the way that it does not concern with t ...

(4 pages) 29 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology