Importance of Therapy

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Depression is a mental illness that affects your mood in a manner in which you feel sad or low over an extended period of time. Depression is very common; twenty percent of the population has been or will be diagnosed with depression sometime throughout their lives. Depression can be caused by a ch ... Continue Reading

Physical Therapy

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One of the most rapidly growing occupations in the United States today is Physical Therapy. The United States Department of Labor has projected 23,000 unfilled physical therapist positions in the year 2000 and a lack of qualified physical therapists to fill them ( While Physical Therap ... Continue Reading

Gestalt Therapy

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When using Gestalt therapy, a therapist does not give any diagnosis of mental illnesses, rather the focus is on the here and now. While concentrating on the present, the focus for the client is on the disturbance of contact and the self. The Gestalten Contact Cycle consists of ... Continue Reading

mind and body therapies

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The mind and body are so completely connected that physical activities such as yoga and dance have healthful effects not only on the body but also on mental ailments such as depression and anxiety. Conversely, mental approaches such as hypnosis and imagery benefit physical pro ... Continue Reading


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Chapter 13 - Stress, Coping, and Health * The biopsychosocial model holds that physical illness is caused by a complex interaction of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors * Health psychology is concerned with how psychosocial factors relate to the promotion an ... Continue Reading


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Hi my name is Luis and today I am going to talk to you about a very serious medical illness called depression. Life is a constant roller coaster of happiness, sorrows, good times and bad times. However when the downs are outweighing the ups for more than a few weeks and you are having ... Continue Reading

Humanistic Therapy

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Humanistic psychology focuses on psychological health rather than on mental illness. “Its view is optimistic, with an emphasis on the human potential. It's a healthy viewpoint. In 1942, Rollo May was stricken with tuberculosis. After eighteen months in a sanitarium in upstate ... Continue Reading

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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The efficacy of certain psychosocial treatments for PTSD is still a topic of active discussion in the medical community. The purpose of this literature review is to examine the use of psychosocial therapy for PTSD with respect to the most recent studi ... Continue Reading

Alternative Medicine

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By definition, alternative medicine is the practice of medicine without the use of drugs. Doctors sometimes call it complementary medicine. Some complementary techniques are dietary or exercise changes. Alternative medicine is sometimes used to support medical treatment in w ... Continue Reading

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Explanation and Description of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD as it is commonly referred to as, is an anxiety disorder and a potentially disabling condition. OCD sufferers become trapped in a pattern of repetitive thoughts known as obsessions and behavi ... Continue Reading


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Many people think they know what Schizophrenia is. They think Schizophrenics are the crazy people you see walking down the street talking to themselves; however this description is not only wrong but also an example of the many misconceptions of Schizophrenia and the people who ha ... Continue Reading

Depression In Children

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Depression in children is a topic that many researchers have spent a considerable amount of time on and yet we still have a long way to go in dealing with the best method of treatment and diagnosis for children with depression. Prevalence of major depression in children is on the rise. The rates v ... Continue Reading


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Depression in young adults is often severely neglected and the implications of ignoring such problems at this crucial state of one’s life can be profound. It has been estimated that 25% of college students are depressed at any one time and that 33% of college dropouts went th ... Continue Reading

Anxiety Disorder

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Anxiety disorder is broken into four principle types, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobic Disorder, Panic Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is characterized as having a chronic high level of anxiety that is not tied to a speci ... Continue Reading

schizoid disorder

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Schizoid personality disorder has a complicated past. It was originally conceptualized as the personality type associated with schizophrenia. However, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders states that schizoid personality disorder should not be diagnosed if the pattern of behavi ... Continue Reading


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Today, an estimate one hundred twenty-seven million U.S. citizens or sixty-one percent of our population is obese. Our nation ranks highest for not only obese adults, but also children and adolescents as well. Obesity is an escalating epidemic of alarming proportions and the mos ... Continue Reading


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Autism is one of the mental, emotional, and behavior disorders that appears in early childhood. Autism, or autistic disorder, almost always develops within the first 3 years of a child's life. Children and adolescents with autism cannot interact normally with other people. Autism affects ... Continue Reading

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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After experiencing a traumatic event the mind has been known to pack away the details and memories and then send them back at unexpected times and places, sometimes after years have passed. It does so in a haunting way that makes the recall just as disturbing as t ... Continue Reading

Getting Ahead of Getting Left Behind

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Vanessa finally passed out, as she lay helpless on the bathroom floor with the door locked. She had been diagnosed with depression. Everyone just saw Vanessa as another drop in the bucket of the millions of Americans diagnosed with depression. No one worried because she was receiving therapy. No ... Continue Reading

Child Abuse

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There are millions of children being abused every year. Child abuse doesn?t necessarily have to be physical, it can be mental, emotional, sexual, or it can even be neglect. Abuse does not only effect the child being abused but it also effects the people witnessing the abuse. Child abuse can ... Continue Reading

Brave New World’s Concepts vs. Our Own

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"Community, Identity, Stability" is the society’s motto in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a society committed to keeping itself stable. In the ideal society the people must be happy with the “status quo” and must not be able to imagine a better world or think of a worse one. People sh ... Continue Reading

Children And Depression

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The study is to evaluate the effectiveness of antidepressant therapy in children in comparison with alternative psychotherapies. The participants will include 100 children ranging in age from 4-17 .There will be 48 female and 52 male subjects. The subjects will be selected at random half f ... Continue Reading

Physical Therapy

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There are some jobs that are serious and some that are fun. There are some jobs that people will need motivation to go to that next level. The job that I chose has all those aspects. Physical therapy is a job where I could use my heart and help people become healt ... Continue Reading

Phyical Therapist

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A construction worker with an injured back… a senior citizen with arthritis… an infant with a birth defect… an Olympic athlete… a person who has a stroke… a child with a disability… a pregnant woman… an overstressed business executive… this is a diverse group of ... Continue Reading

Physical Therapy

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The career that interests me is physical therapy. There are many different aspects to physical therapy. It is, defined as the treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or devel ... Continue Reading