Stress Disorders

Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and post-traumatic stress disorders.Four symptoms that both post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and acute stress disorders (ASD) have in common are re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance, reduced responsiveness; and increased arousal, anxiety, and guilt (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Ways in which... Continue Reading →

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Issues That Might Arise While Using the DSM-IV

Some criteria used for reaching a diagnosis cannot be observed directly.It appears that the difference between some of the possible personality disorders is a question of why rather than what (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). For instance, the difference between a diagnosis of schizoid personality disorder and paranoid personality disorder is a question of why people... Continue Reading →

How Does ADHD Differ From Disruptive Behavior Disorder

Post your response to the following: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a growing concern in the United States. How does ADHD differ from disruptive behavior disorder? How can these two disorders affect a classroom? Do you believe doctors over-prescribe medication for ADHD? Explain your answer. As I was reading about disruptive behavior disorder I was thinking... Continue Reading →

How Are Anxiety Disorders Viewed by Various Perspectives

Post your response to the following: Surveys suggest that up to 4% of the U.S. population suffers from generalized anxiety disorder. How are anxiety disorders viewed by various psychological perspectives such as psychodynamic, biological, cognitive, and humanistic? With which perspective do you most agree? With which do you least agree? Explain your answers. The psychodynamic... Continue Reading →

Sleep Deprivation, Disorder, and Drugs

It has been my experience that sleep is the luxury of the strong-minded and the vice of the weak-minded. Sleep, in my life, has served as both a safe haven and torture chamber. I think Dale Carnegie (n.d.), the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, said it best, “If you can’t sleep,... Continue Reading →

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