Psychological Disorders and TherapyPaper Rating: Word Count: 839 Approx Pages: 3
With as many problems as there are in today's society, psychological disorders are very common. Since any behavior that is considered abnormal and disturbing can be described as a psychological disorder, there are various types of disorders. Along with these disorders are different techniques used by therapists to diagnose and treat the disorders.
Everyone, at one time or another, experiences anxiety. The horrible feeling of anxiety is regularly felt when one is speaking in front of people or facing a fear such as heights. This sick feeling of uneasiness is what a person with an anxiety disorder experiences all the time. When a person has a generalized anxiety disorder, the person constantly worries about bad things that could happen and show their apprehensions by twitching or fidgeting in some way. And because this person cannot find the cause for the disorder, the person cannot deal with it and is therefore often tense and cannot sleep.
Phobias are a very popular type of anxiety disorder. A claustrophobic person with a phobia of elevators will always take the steps no matter how much time they will waste. Therapists often use behavior therapy to help the patient reconstruct their thinking about the phobia. A therapist will sometimes use systematic desensitization by helping the patient repeatedly relax when facing the elevator to eventually eliminate the anxiety.
The two main types of mood disorders known as major depression disorder and bipolar disorder are widespread among the people of today's society. Teenagers who feel like they don't fit in or adults who are having problems at work or with their family often experience the symptoms of depression. These people affected by depression feel worthless and loose interest in family, friends, and the future. Usually, the major depression ends and people return to their normal state. Howeve