Phobia is an irrational fear, a type of anxiety disorder in which the individual has an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of a situation, living creature, place or thing. Phobia is one of the most common kind of anxiety disorder. Phobia affect many kind of people across age, social class, nationality, gender, culture, and ethnicity. “The National Institute of Mental Health estimated in 2011 that between 8.7% and 18.1% of Americans of all ages suffer from phobia” (1). Phobia is "an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation"(2).
Amnesia can be extremely destructive, not only to the person experiencing it, but also to the person’s family, friends, doctors, therapist, everyone involved goes through an irritating and frustrating time. One who abuses drugs and alcohol are liable to experience confusion and memory loss issues. Direct injuries to the brain can cause many different types of amnesia, including: retrograde, anterograde, acute, or total memory loss. Stress is a little known cause of amnesia that can be short or long-term. Amnesia has numerous causes.
Introduction The personality disorder is characterized by the enduring patterns of inflexible, maladaptive, or antisocial behavior across many situations and leads to the significant impairments in personality functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits such as antagonism and disinhibition(Wakefield, 2013). There are many different types of personality disorders classified according to the particular personality traits. Meanwhile, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is the most common and complex personality disorder (Anon, 2006; O'Connell & Dowling, 2014). BPD is the result of childhood maltreatment such as physical and psychological neglect (Tyrka, Wyche, Kell, Price & Carpenter, 2009).
Events that occur randomly and that are traumatic can take a toll on all aspects of an individual that endure them, what if an individual were in a gruesome situation and the lives of human beings were lost under their unintentional control? How would they feel for the rest of their lifetime? In the article “The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt” by Nancy Sherman, she describes the emotional reality of soldiers in their home are often at odds with the civilian public, and are struggling to carry the burden of feeling responsible of traumatic situations. Survivor’s guilt is the bold feeling that survivors have after a tragic event taking place when others have passed away. Soldiers in battle experience losses during combat.
Have you ever gone through a breakup that shattered your entire world? If someone goes through a breakup, they typically go through a mix of emotions. Emotions define who we are even though some people may want to delete those feelings because they cause an issue. Those issues can include depression, bipolar disorder, and/or anger issues. One emotions that can cause these bigger complications is bitterness.
Concussions can affect people’s lives in many ways; one of them is mentally. Some examples are depression, anxiety, and mood swings. Depression involves, “…feeling sad or worthless, changes in sleep or appetite, difficulty concentrating, withdrawing from others, loss of interest or pleasure in life, lethargy (feeling tired and sluggish), or thoughts of death or suicide.” (Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center). Also used by the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center; anxiety causes to feel nervousness or also to worry a lot.
One of the biggest problems in A Long Way Gone is war. Ishmael Beah is trying to show us the multiple issues that war can cause. Ishmael clearly shows how traumatizing a war can be to anyone. The biggest effects of the war are shown through the loss of kind and basic human interaction, the death and fighting that is happening, and the mental health issues of people who have been touched by the war.
Most children are entering foster care in the early years of life when brain growth and development are most active. It is known that emotional and cognitive disruptions in the early lives of children have the potential to impair brain development. Child maltreatment during infancy and early childhood has been shown to negatively affect child development, including brain and cognitive development, attachment, and academic achievement. The experiences of infancy and early childhood provide the organizing framework for the expression of children 's intelligence, emotions, and personalities. When those experiences are primarily negative, children may develop emotional, behavioral, and learning problems that persist throughout their lifetime, especially in the absence of targeted interventions.
Throughout the Will to Survive, it is clear the events that take place drastically alter the mental state of the hero. Walters initially portrays Adam as an innocent teenager who goes to school, plays sports and deals with normal teenage problems. However, a computer virus results in the destruction of modern technology forcing Adam to take on leadership responsibilities and make difficult decisions for the good of the community. In one situation, he murders two members of a hostile military group, as they attempt to hijack the plane and coerce him at gunpoint to pilot it to their compound. It is this event that ultimately leads to the decline of Adam’s mental state.
Childhood trauma has significant impact on adult development. According to psychologist Daniel Levinson, adults’ will experience a series of transitional periods as they develop. Levinson explained his theory of adult development in terms of life cycles stating, “Transitions are periods of upheaval because, to continue to develop, one must change the character of one’s life” (Levinson, 1978). Levinson 's four transitions include pre-adulthood, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood.
One in four foster children report physical or psychological abuse by a foster parent every year. Children with disabilities or a past of abuse are at higher risk for maltreatment in their out-of-home-care (Font, 2015). The young child is at the greatest risk for disturbances in the developing brain if their environment lacks stimulating activities that are needed for physical, emotional, and behavioral growth.
Death is inescapable, irreversible and always unpredictable and has a major effect on everyone that lost a love one. Grief is defined as the reaction we have in response to a death or loss. Grief can affect everything our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Some people handle deaths differently from others some people are more vulnerable to the effects of grief than others. Experiencing a traumatic loss, such as the death of a love on gives higher risks for physical or mental illness.
Dealing with PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, otherwise known as PTSD, is a deadly condition in which a person’s brain cannot function properly after a traumatic event occurs. Some examples of traumatic events are car crashes, wars, the death of a family member, or even a natural disaster. When terrorists bombed the Twin Towers on 9/11, this affected a ton of people. In the novel, Holden’s thoughts and experiences relate to what real people with PTSD go through in their lives, based on the fact that they both have similar causes, symptoms, and treatment options for the disease. TALK ABOUT HOMELESS
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions” –Susan Pease Banitt. PTSD is a condition that has very serious effects on those suffering from it, and is common enough that it touches everyone’s life in one way or another. PTSD is a disorder that people should know more about. It is important to know what exactly PTSD is, what the symptoms are, how knowledge about it has changed, how it is diagnosed, its impact on people involved in the Vietnam War, and how it is treated. Posttraumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is a condition which can be found in any person who has been involved in a traumatic situation such as a serious accident, a natural disaster, the death of someone near to him or her, assault, any life-threatening event, or most commonly heard of, war (Posttraumatic Stress
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder often caused by a traumatic event that has occurred in one’s life. PTSD is the consequence of traumatic ordeals that caused intense fear such as death of a loved one, war, a car wreck, natural disaster, or assault. One who experiences a traumatic event may often have reactions such as nervousness, anger, and fear. Symptoms of PTSD may occur anywhere from three months to several years after the traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD can be categorized into either relieving, avoiding, or increased arousal.