Positive psychology Essays

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Relationship between Money and Well-Being

We have all heard or once said that ‘money does not buy happiness.’ We like to believe that it is so. In fact, if we did not agree with this statement, we could be accused of being materialistic or superficial. However, recent scientific research in the field of positive psychology indicates that the relationship between […]

Pages: 2 Words: 581 Topics: Happiness, Human Nature, Positive Psychology

Schizophrenia and Substance Abuse

Up to 60 percent of chronic schizophrenic patients have been reported to be substance abusers (Hambrecht 1). The comorbidity of drugs and alcohol asks the question if one disorder causes another disorder. From a collected sample of 232 schizophrenic patients, alcohol abuse prior to admission was found in 24 percent (Hambrecht 2). Whereas, drug abuse […]

Pages: 1 Words: 447 Topics: Alcohol Abuse, Clinical Psychology, Health, Mental Disorder, Nervous System, Positive Psychology, Substance Abuse
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History of the United States : Homosexuality

Throughout the history of the United States, homosexuality has always been recognized as a lifestyle that is deviant from the norm. Being alienated from the rest of society can, of course, take a toll on a person. However, it was the oppression, both politically and legally that made life especially heinous for the gay community […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1408 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Gender, Homosexuality, Human Sexuality, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Positive Psychology

Life and Career Of Sigmund Freud

Sigmund  Freud was born in Frieberg, Moravia (current day Pribor, Czech Republic) in 1856. During the year 1860, Sigmund  Freud moved to Vienna, Italy where he would live until his last few years. In 1873, he passed his Matura (school leaving certificate) and enrolls into Vienna University. He initially studied biology at Vienna University for […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1477 Topics: Brain, Clinical Psychology, Dream, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud

How Many of you have Ever Felt Lonely, Depressed, or Sad

Without raising your hands, how many of you have ever felt lonely, depressed, or sad and were too ashamed to tell anyone? Well, this is how my brother has been feeling for the past four years. My brother, who is a junior in college, was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder when he was 17 years […]

Pages: 3 Words: 892 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Emotion, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Elder Suicide

As mentioned by McInnis-Dittrich, aging is a natural occurrence that all people will go through and there are expected changes associated with aging such as changes in physical appearance, loss of hair, and wrinkles. What are not common factors of aging despite the popular belief, is disability and illness (2014). Just because one gets older […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1907 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Suicide

Emotions and Schizophrenia

Do you know anyone with a mental disorder? Have you ever felt nervous around them? Do you feel it is hard to understand their feelings? Let me tell you about schizophrenia. I decided to further research schizophrenia when one of my brothers was diagnosed with it a couple of years ago. It was weird at […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1514 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Schizophrenia

Portrayals of Schizophrenia by Media

In media portrayal of schizophrenia, such as A Beautiful Mind, schizophrenic characters are depicted as dangerous, violent, distrusting, paranoid, awkward, and unstable people that need to be hospitalized due to exaggerated delusions and hallucinations. Not only does this stigmatize the diagnosis, but it also inflates the reality of knowing someone with the diagnosis. In actuality, […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1256 Topics: Brain, Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia: Definition, Symptoms, Causes

Schizophrenia that alters how a person thinks, feels and acts. They have had a hard time determining the difference between real and what is imaginary. They can also be unresponsive or withdrawn. It is difficult to establish relationships in the world both personal and professional. (Haycoco, 2009) It is not a split or multiple personality […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1735 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Schizophrenia

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that impacts the individual suffers from various mood swings, energy levels, and interest in activities. Bipolar disorder can make everyday activities and life very difficult for the individual. Individuals that suffer from bipolar disorder can have emotional times that can occur at random in their lives. These […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1954 Topics: Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Emotion, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

The Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

The diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder is based on the DSM-IV diagnosis criteria, which requires an induvial to meet certain requirements. Bipolar I disorder (manic-depressive disorder), is a mental illness that causes individuals to display mood swings, shifts in their energy or activity levels, and an inhibited ability to carry out simple tasks (Nevid, 2018). It […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1842 Topics: Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Bipolar Disorder and its Treatment

Historical and Modern Understandings of Bipolar Disorder and its Treatment This paper will explore Bipolar Disorder, and how it has been viewed within both historical and contemporary contexts. The evolution of the understanding of mental illness has been documented in ancient culture and medicine, including Greek, Indian, and Chinese medicine. How mental illnesses such as […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1409 Topics: Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Disease, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Bipolar Disorder’s Characteristics

Bipolar disorders “are characterized by fluctuations in mood, with episodes of both mania and depression” (Bonder, pg156). There are 3 types of bipolar disorders: bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymia. “Bipolar I is characterized by intermittent manic and major depressive episodes” (Bonder, pg156). In order to be diagnosed with bipolar I, the individual must either […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1974 Topics: Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Positive and Negative Peer Contagion

The article “Are Your Friends Making You Fat” written by Clive Thompson on behavioral or social contagion made me think of the term “peer pressure”. Being a mother of 4 year old kid, I definitely know that peer pressure can affect child’s behavior. In the article “Peer Contagion in Child and Adolescent Social and Emotional […]

Pages: 1 Words: 373 Topics: Adolescence, Clinical Psychology, Friendship, Human Development, Mental Health, Peer pressure, Positive Psychology

Code of Conduct Harmony Family Center

At Harmony Family Center our goal is to provide a life that children are happy to live. We help many children through out inventive programs along with a dedicated and caring staff. The children that we serve face many problems and obstacles. There are many children in the area that face things such as violence […]

Pages: 1 Words: 437 Topics: Adoption, Child, Child Neglect, Family, Foster Care, Positive Psychology, Social Issues

About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has two terms that have their own Ancient Greek meaning, melancholy and mania, (Burton, 2017). The greek meaning behind mania is to rage, and the greek meaning behind melancholy comes from the word melas meaning black, (Burton, 2017). Bipolar disorder, (melancholy and mania) traces back to first century AD a greek man named […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1691 Topics: Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Emotion, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Children with ADHD

The demands and expectations of children have been increasing in today’s world. These demands and expectations are seen in classrooms, family settings, and social activities which can cause many difficult experiences that these children have to face, especially for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children with ADHD have poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity issues […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1726 Topics: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome Adhd, Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, generally diagnosed within the early stages of life. No two individuals living with Autism experience the same symptoms, as the type and severity varies with each case (Holland, 2018.). Autism has been around for hundreds of years, but the definition […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1963 Topics: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome Adhd, Autism, Brain, Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Anorexia: Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

The deadliest psychological that have been studied is Anorexia Nervosa. This illness dates to St. Catherine of Sienna in the 13th century and was originally considered a “”wasting disease. In mid-20th century research by Hilde Bruch brought awareness to eating disorders, especially Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia is rare but has the highest mortality rate of all […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1321 Topics: Anorexia, Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Woman with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach (“The Tale”, 2018). The Tale is a controversial, personal chronicle of sexual abuse starring Laura Dern who portrays symptoms of PTSD as she processes memories of sexual abuse decades after […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1309 Topics: Anxiety, Clinical Psychology, Emotion, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd

Managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or (PTSD) is a persistent mental health condition that involves very intense emotional stress. According to Scott Barbour, “PTSD did not become an official psychiatric diagnosis until 1980 (19). PTSD is a direct result of a traumatic injury or a psychological shock. The most notable effect of PTSD is sleep disturbance, and […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1921 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Emotion, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mental Health

Background Information Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder commonly known as PTSD is a mental condition that arises when an individual experiences traumatic events. A traumatic event is an unpredictable experience that an individual has no control about but at the same time has the potential of altering the course of their lives. Individuals normally remain scared after […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1701 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Emotion, Health, Medicine, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd

Psychodynamic Perspective and the Correlation to PTSD in Children

This paper is going to explore how the psychodynamic perspective influences how the United States has responded to the influx of undocumented families and unaccompanied minors crossing the US-Mexico border seeing refuge or asylum. There is an emphasis on early childhood experiences influencing the patterning of an individual’s emotions. (Hutchison, 2015) The trauma that is […]

Pages: 6 Words: 1816 Topics: Attachment Theory, Clinical Psychology, Health, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd

Documentary Film “Three Identical Strangers” Analysis

The documentary film “Three Identical Strangers,” is about triplets who have been separated at birth, reunited after 19 years. The story started when Bobby Shafran arrived on his first day at the university. His life became weird afterward. Students that he had never met acted as if they knew each other. Lastly, he was being […]

Pages: 2 Words: 618 Topics: Adoption, Clinical Psychology, Health, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Life with Bipolar Disorder

I have a close friend who lives with bipolar disorder, which is also known as manic-depressive illness. The disease has derailed him several times. After each episode, he brings himself down a notch. Listening to him talk about how he wants to be a better person breaks my heart. He is already an amazing athlete, […]

Pages: 2 Words: 507 Topics: Bipolar Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Impact of Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety can have a negative impact on academic performance as well as mental and physical health among college students. According to Damer and Melendres (2011), the pressure to perform well is increasing for students because test performance has become a deciding factor in admittance to a specific class, major, program, or school. Studies show […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2243 Topics: Anxiety, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Test Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2018), students pursuing higher education has increased over the years, from 35 percent in 2000 to 41 percent in 2016. Of those students we also see an increase of anxiety of 6.7 percent in 2000 to 12.9 percent in 2013 (Mahmoud, Staten, Lennie, & Hall, 2015). Anxiety […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1225 Topics: Anxiety, Clinical Psychology, Health, Mental Health, Positive Psychology

Schizophrenia: Chronic and Severe Mental Disorders

As we know, schizophrenia and its spectrum disorders are chronic and severe mental disorders that affect an individual in many aspects of life. These disorders affect the ability to think and feel, moreover, they affect behavior, meaning that people with schizophrenia may seem as they lost the touch with reality. Sometimes, it can be difficult […]

Pages: 3 Words: 957 Topics: Clinical Psychology, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Nervous System, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Schizophrenia

Main Reasons of Anxiety

 As you may know, anxiety is within us all.  At some point in our lives, we all have experienced this type of mental state.  No one can blame oneself for it; it just happens when a person is overwhelmed or experiencing high levels of stress.  If one experiences this emotional state, it is important to […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2017 Topics: Anxiety, Anxiety Disorder, Clinical Psychology, Emotion, Health, Medicine, Mental Disorder, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology

Children Represent the Population

Children represent the population most frequently victimized by perpetrators of sexual abuse. The alarming statistics show that nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under (Snyder, 2000). Furthermore, Adult retrospective studies show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2253 Topics: Abuse, Child, Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology
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