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5 pages discussing the symptoms, causes, possible hereditary factors etc; of this particular panic disorder. Bibliography lists 5 scholarly sources.

A 5 page paper that explains agoraphobia and the incidence of this illness. The effects on family and friends are discussed. One table illustrates the incidence of disorders in children of agoraphobic parents compared to children of not agoraphobic parents. Bibliography lists 6 sources. PGagora.msw


  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper describes the different categories of agnosia. This is a condition that can affect any of the five senses and, in general, results in a dissociation between the sensory stimulus and the associative memory related to that stimulus. For instance, if a patient with visual agnosia were shown a picture of an ...

A 7 page research paper investigating the symptoms, causes, and treatments for panic disorder, an illness that strikes nearly 1 in every 50 Americans. While all people suffer through the anxieties and stresses of everyday life, the victim of panic disorder feels sudden, intense fear when there is no apparent reason to be afraid. The ...


  • 5 page paper

A 5 page discussion of an article which researches claustrophobia. The article is titled 'A Dimensional Analysis of Claustrophobia.,' by Febbraro, G.A.R.; Clum, G.A.. and appeared in the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, December, 1995. Bibliography lists 3 additional sources.

A 7 page paper that provides an overview of the application of analytic treatment for DSM-IV designated anxiety disorders, then considers the effectiveness of this treatment option for children in comparison to cognitive and behavioral treatments. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 12 page paper that explores the controversy of repressed memories and the recalled memory therapy that brings repressed memory to the conscious mind. Thousands of cases of adults 'recalling' traumatic events, usually sexual abuse as children have been brought to light in the past decade. Did the abuse really happen or is it a ...

A 3 page paper discussing the book by Craig Nakken (Hazelden Foundation, 1996). The paper briefly discusses the compulsive personality and the addictive process, which is characterized by beginning as a dependency. That dependency turns into a crutch, and addiction follows if the crutch breaks. The individual often will assign blame for ...

Sexual Addiction

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper looks at the concept of sexual addiction. Definitions are derived from twelve step groups and therapists. The controversy involving the existence of such a syndrome is also included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing different aspects of antisocial personality disorder. This disorder is confused with psychopathy and has been variously referred to as the psychopathic or sociopathic personality. Antisocial behaviors are not the same thing as this disorder either. An explanation of the disorder, the confusions regarding diagnosis and treatment programs are discussed. Bibliography ...

This 5 page paper provides a critique of a research study that focused on predicting antisocial behavior. The longitudinal study included more than 1,000 boys ages six and seven at the beginning of the study. Various measures were used to determine the type and degree of antisocial behaviors. Five years later, the initial measures were ...

This is a 6 page analytical research study that examines aspects of PPD (pervasive developmental disorder) pursuant to a discussion on the efficability of a study to determine the significance in the amount of misdiagnosed autistic adults and the likelyhood of endangerment in subsequent treatment. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Amnesia / Types & Causes

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page paper describing the different types of amnesia and brain conditions that cause the condition. A section describing the how the brain and memory work. Separate sections illustrating different causes are included. These sections consist of Alzheimer's, alcoholism, brain injuries, and traumatic experiences. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

In 1992, the AAMR (American Association of Mental Retardation, offered a descriptor for the designation of mental retardation not based in previous perceptions of mental incompetence, but instead outlining specific limitations in terms of general intellectual functioning and corresponding limitations in terms of adaptive behavior. This 3 page paper considers the definition of mild ...


  • 6 page paper

A comprehensive 6 page overview of autism. Paper includes history, symptoms, psychosocial characteristics, theories, research, treatment, etc; A well-referenced bibliography lists more than 15 scholarly sources.

Autistic Children

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research paper that investigates aspects of autism, including: what it is, diagnosis, etiology and treatment. Autism is a condition that continues from infancy through adulthood. The most effective treatment programs are discussed as well as those in experimentation. Bibliography included.

Autism In Children

  • 5 page paper

An overview of the disorder is provided in this 5 page paper. Definition, symptoms, new research as well as the latest treatment options are provided. The controversial 'hard holding' technique is discussed. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.

A 5 page analysis of three journal articles, each focusing on a different process for changing the behavior of children with autism. Two articles are 'review of the literature' types, one dealing with Cognitive Behavior Modification, the other dealing with Visuo-Spatial Cues; the third article is a case study teaching preschoolers self-monitoring techniques. All three ...

A 6 page paper that considers the symptoms of autism, the complexity of reaching children with this disorder, and then supports the use of the music therapy as an effective treatment for some of the symptoms. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Autistic Savant

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper discussing savant syndrome, that form of autistic mental retardation that remains a most intriguing field of study. The savant syndrome skews most theories of intelligence as they have been defined in that it refuses to neatly fit into any category short of the broadest one of mental retardation. These ...

Interventions For Autism

  • 15 page paper

A 15 page paper that provides an overview of possible interventions for autism, with a focus on how interventions facilitate communication and language skills. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Levels of Analysis

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing micro, macro, and molecular analysis levels and how they apply to the analysis involved in examining a specific behavior. The behavior illustrated is that of anorexia. Micro-analysis is defined as involving a very small or minute group, macro-analysis involving a larger group which may well entail a demographic study, and ...

A 6 page paper discussing the role of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and acetylcholine in diseases and disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Even when absolute cause cannot be determined, it is possible to treat the symptoms of these diseases with compounds that are narrowly targeted to ...

An 8 page research paper on catatonic schizophrenia . The writer details its causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

A 5 page research paper on schizophrenia in which the writer discusses diagnostic criteria using the DSM scale, the problem of varying symptoms, classifications & stages of schizophrenia, etc; Discussion of current research and trends is included as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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