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Conversion Disorders for Whom Research Paper

… Conversion disorders for whom are they most common? (i.e. gender, age): More common in females (2-10: 1 female: male ratio), less educated, lower SES, racial factors appear unimportant. 2. Malingering: Intentionally presenting with symptoms of an illness or disorder when in fact there is no normal so disorder present. This presentation is done for primary or secondary gain.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy. A form of abuse where a person induces physical symptoms or an illness of another person (usually a child) in order to receive attention.

Dysmorphobia. Also note his body dysmorphic disorder, a disorder where the person continually finds fault with their physical appearance and often has unnecessary surgeries to correct it.

Dissociative amnesia. Psychogenic amnesia, typically retrograde amnesia or global amnesia that occurs…. [read more]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Males Term Paper

… BDD in Men

Various problems concerning female perceptions about body image have long been at the center of debate. In recent years men have also begun to confront negative concepts of body image. Although many people are uncomfortable with their body image, this discomfort can also lead to a serious problem known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). The purpose of this discussion is to focus on body dysmorphic disorder as it relates to men. The discussion will focus on muscle dysmorphia, the factors that contribute to the development of body dysmorphic disorder in men and the treatment of the disorder. Let us begin out discussion by defining BDD.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

According to Veale (2003), BDD is defined as mental disorder, which can be described…. [read more]

OCD Effects on Personal and Public Life Etiology of the Disorder and Possible Treatments Research Paper

… ¶ … theoretical analysis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How it affects those stricken in their personal and public lives, the etiology of the disorder, and possible treatments.

OCD: The symptoms

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disease that is experienced by approximately 2.5% individuals in the U.S., although due to shame regarding symptoms, it is plausible that the number may be far higher (Rappaport, 1990).

OCD is characterized by intrusive and unwanted thoughts, ideas; images (obsessions) that result in repetitious, perfectionist rituals (compulsions) intended to decrease behavior and images and to neutralize anxiety. These symptoms are "egodystonic" i.e. atypical to character and distressing. Absorption with this behavior and obsessions take up much of the person's daily life and effect his or her significant impairment in occupational…. [read more]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Symptom Management in the Combat Veteran Capstone Project

… Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been recognized by a growing number of healthcare authorities and U.S. governmental agencies as a serious and potentially debilitating condition in combat veterans returning from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although estimates vary from troubling to extremely alarming, the incidence and prevalence of PTSD among this population is far higher than for the general population in the United States, and the adverse effects of the condition are further exacerbated by a number of other factors, including early life stress, different levels of individual resiliency and a potential genetic predisposition as well. The consequences of untreated PTSD can be severe, including suicide, another trend taking place among the combat veteran population that has researchers scrambling for answers and efficacious…. [read more]

Girls and Appearance Essay

… It would seem then that the rigidity of childhood has become less so as time goes on and that the culture itself should reflect that same leveling of expectations, yet they are continually pervasive and image is even more important now as individuals are far more likely to live and be around far more strangers than they ever have before. Some blame media and other factors on the pervasive nature of the image associated with femininity, yet the image debate is not a new one at all. For instance in the Victorian or Regency periods women, and especially upper class women spent a huge amount of time energy and resources supporting their appearance and they were expected to do so even at the expense of…. [read more]

Social Acceptance of Elective Cosmetic Essay

… The effects of Botox, collagen injections, and other cosmetic procedures are transient and the patient must continually pay to get the effects again and again.

And expense is a final argument against cosmetic surgery: the pursuit of perfection is expensive, and in most instances not covered by insurance. Money that could go to a child's education or for personally enriching experiences (or simply staying out of debt) is instead funneled to cosmetic endeavors. In an economy where women still earn less than males for the same labor, the increased demand for physical perfection is yet another drain upon the economic power of women, rather than an empowering act for a female body.

Works Cited

Blum, Virginia. "Becoming the Other Woman: The Psychic Drama of Cosmetic…. [read more]

Cosmetic Surgery Teenagers in the US Term Paper

… Cosmetic Surgery: Analysis

The cosmetic enhancement is widely popular in United States. In United States, the people have expressed their annoyance with their inherited physical features. In 2001 a survey was conducted to estimate the concentration of the people interested in cosmetic surgery, more than fifty percent women and forty percent men expressed their dissatisfaction with their inherited appearance and physical features. The data gathered by American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has revealed that, "cosmetic procedures i.e. surgical and non-surgical performed by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists increased 119% between 1997 and 1999" (Philips, 2001). The survey further stated that, "more than 4.6 million such procedures were performed, with the top five being chemical peels i.e. 18.3% of the total, botulinum toxin a injection…. [read more]

General Psychology Bulimia Term Paper

… Bulimia Nervosa: Diagnosis, Treatments, And Prevention

Bulimia is a serious, multifaceted psychiatric illness that entails physiological, psychological, cultural, and developmental components (McGilley & Pryor, 1998). Over two million adolescent girls and young women in the United States alone are affected by this disorder (Lamb, 1999). The disorder involves the consumption of extremely large amounts of food, also known as binge behavior, and then subsequent efforts to eliminate the food and calories just consumed through the act of purging (vomiting, laxative use, etc.) or non-purging behavior (fasting, excessive exercise). Extreme anxiety, physical discomfort, and intense guilt following a binge provoke the individual with bulimia to engage in purging behavior (McGilley & Pryor, 1998). What differentiates bulimia from anorexia, another prevalent eating disorder, is the presence of…. [read more]

Sexuality and Self-Image Term Paper

… Sexuality and Self-Image: Women in Eastern Asia and the United States

While sexuality has been a widely accepted topic of research, published material, and the media in America for many decades, in parts of Asia open discussions of sexuality have only recently gained concession among the general public (Micollier, 2003). This was partly due to Communist restrictions in countries such as China and Korea; it is also changing as a result of the worldwide, vast communication network provided by the Internet (Yuxin, Sik-Ying Ho, & Man Lun, 2007). As a result of this new explosion of communication and research, major changes are taking place among women in Eastern Asia, as compared to the United States, with regard to self-image and sexuality. As it is impossible…. [read more]

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