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Erectyle disfunction Anonymous Will we ever be able to produce something capable of making us reach the optimum of one of humankind's most basic needs? Will there always be a side effect? Since the beginnings of civilization, people have been obsessed about their sexuality. Men and women have always tried to achieve a maximum amount of pleasure in any possible way. For human beings this is obtained through the orgasm. Humans usually attain this is goal through sexual intercourse or masturbation.
Euthanasia [email protected] Lisa, a 43-year-old woman was diagnosed with lung cancer, terminal disease. For the past 2 years Lisa has been receiving chemotherapy and taking numerous types of medication trying to prolong her life. This life prolonging treatment caught up with her. Everyday now Lisa has to battle just to get out of bed, everyday getting worse and worse. The doctors now tell Lisa she has six to eight months to live, and she has to receive 6 hours of therapy everyday. Lisa then br
Cystic Fibrosis Anonymous About 1 out of 201 Caucasian people carries at least one of the fatal defective genes that cause cystic fibrosis, CF, or mucoviscidosis (in Europe) although carriers don't show any signs of the disease. Therefore, 10 million2 people carry the defective gene and aren't aware of it. Consequently, it makes it one of the most common genetic defect in the United States. CF is a autosomal recessive gene. That means that it may, but doesn't always skip generations. In order to
Bipolar Disorder Anonymous The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we ar
Methods of Personality Research ? Clinical vs. Experimental C.L. O'Connor The development of personality has long been an area of extreme interest to psychologists and psychoanalysts alike and many different theories of personality have developed over the years. From Sigmund Freud to B.F. Skinner, everyone seems to have not only an opinion of what personality is and how it develops but also an idea as to what is the best way to measure and report their findings. In order to test their theories,
Don Juan as Byron Introspective [email protected] The works of George Gordon, Lord Byron have long been controversial, nearly as controversial as his lifestyle. Gordon Byron was born with a clubfoot and his sensitivity to it haunted his life and his works. Despite being a very handsome child, a fragile self-esteem made Byron extremely sensitive to criticism, of himself or of his poetry and he tended to make enemies rather quickly. The young Byron was often unhappy and lonely any many of his works s
Genetic Engineering Figgy_6 At the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr. Keith Campbell, director of embryology at PPL therapeutics in Roslin, and his colleague Dr. Ian Wilmut worked together on a project to clone a sheep, Dolly, from adult cells. On February 22, 1997, they finally succeeded. Dolly was the only lamb born from 277 fusions of oocytes with udder cells. Wilmut says there were so many failures because it is difficult to ensure that the empty oocytes and the donor cell are at t
The Nature, Transmission, Prevention, and Treatment of the HIV/AIDS Kelly Cooper Arthur Ashe is an admirable and well known American tennis player who won many championships. He became the first African American male to win the men?s Wimbledon title in 1975. Also, he was on the United States Davis Cup team from 1963 until 1984. Some of his other major accomplishments include helping to form what is now the Association of Tennis Professionals and winning the Australian Open, the United States Ope
Genetic Testing and Its Social Implications kasim diril Probably, applied genetics? most impacts on society are as a result of genetic tests. In general, genetic tests seek to detect some feature of a person?s genetic constitution. This feature can be a disease causing mutation or a marker DNA sequence used to detect presence of another gene. Obviously these procedures used for testing the status of DNA, RNA or chromosomes are included in genetic tests. What is more it is possible to include som
Taming the Beast: Pathological Narcissism and the Quality of Life Part 1 Many textbooks (and many patients ...) claim that the psychodynamic therapies when applied to personality disorders are ineffective. Functional (cognitive, behavioral) treatments should be preferred in certain cases and regarding certain aspects of the disorder. To a Narcissist, I would recommend a beavioral-cognitive-functional and less protracted type of therapy. (1) Know and accept thyself. This is what you are. You are
Psychology as Storytelling Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of order (justice), the development of the ability to hypothesize, predict and introduce theories and so on. We are all endowed with a sense of wonder. The world around us in inexp
Eating Disorders and Personality Disorders Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients adopt these disorders as their way of self mutilating. We may be witnessing a convergence of two criteria: self-mutilation and an impulsive (rather, compulsive or ritualistic) behaviour. The key to
Bipolar Disorder: Cause of Great Madness or Great Genius? Kelly Hamm Is bipolar disorder the cause of great madness or great genius? The symptoms of this mental illness may also be considered as the driving forces behind some of the most gifted and talented people to grace our society. Although individuals with this illness may have some obstacles to overcome, it can be accomplished. With all of the treatment programs that are widely available, people have many options and methods to turn to for
On Dis-ease We are all terminally ill. It is a matter of time before we all die. Aging and death remain almost as mysterious as ever. We feel awed and uncomfortable when we contemplate these twin afflictions. Indeed, the very word denoting illness contains its own best definition: dis-ease. A mental component of lack of well being must exist SUBJECTIVELY. The person must FEEL bad, must experience discomfiture for his condition to qualify as a disease. To this extent, we are justified in classify
Narcissists, Inverted Narcissists and Schizoids Question: Are Narcissists also schizoids? Answer: This is not a question about dual diagnosis or co-morbidity. The implications of a positive answer run much deeper than a mere listing of traits and behaviours. This is the definition of the Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD) in the DSM IV (1994): A. A pervasive pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings, beginning by e
The Narcissist?s Mother A. The Loved Enemies - an Introduction An oft-overlooked fact is that the child is not sure that it exists. It avidly absorbs cues from its human environment. ?Am I present??, ?Am I separate??, ?Can I be noticed?? ? these are the questions that compete in his mind with his need to merge, to become a part of his caregivers. Granted, the infant (ages 0 to 2) does not engage in a verbal formulation of these ?thoughts? (which are part cognitive, part instinctual). This naggin
The Inverted Narcissist The Clinical Picture and Developmental Roots - Opening Remarks Terminology Co-dependents People who depend on other people for their emotional gratification and the performance of ego or daily functions. They are needy, demanding, submissive. They fear abandonment, cling and display immature behaviors in their effort to maintain the relationship with their companion or mate upon whom they depend. No matter what abuse is inflicted upon them - they remain in the relations
Psychophysics It is impossible to rigorously prove or substantiate the existence of a Soul, a psyche. Numerous explanations have been hitherto offered: - That what we, humans, call a soul is the way that we experience the workings of our brain (introspection experienced). This often - leads to infinite regressions. - That the soul is an epiphenomenon, the software result of a hardware complexity (much the same way as temperature, volume and - pressure are the epiphenomena of a large number of ga
Crime Problems Anonymous Crime is a serious issue that affects everyone in society. It affects the victims, perpetrators and their families. Crime has increased drastically within the last decade. More prisons are being built around the world because there is not enough room to hold inmates. The government has made an attempt to reduce crime by funding programs such as prevention and intervention for youth at risk , as well as rehabilitation for prisoners that will be released. Some argue that c
Angina Unknown What is Angina? And what is the cure? Angina refers to the pain arising from lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Typically, it is a crushing pain behind the breastbone in the center of the chest, brought on by exertion and relieved by rest. It may at times radiate to or arise in the left arm, neck, jaw, left chest, or back. It is frequently accompanied by sweating, palpitations of the heart, and generally lasts a matter of minutes. Similar pain syndromes may be caus
The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Unknown Introduction Cystic fibrosis is an inherited autosomal recessive disease that exerts its main effects on the digestive system and the lungs. This disease is the most common genetic disorder amongst Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis affects about one in 2,500 people, with one in twenty five being a heterozygote. With the use of antibiotics, the life span of a person afflicted with CF can be extended up to thirty years however, most die before the age of thirteen.1 Since
Genetic Engineering: A leap in to the future or a leap towards destruction? Unknown Introduction Science is a creature that continues to evolve at a much higher rate than the beings that gave it birth. The transformation time from tree-shrew, to ape, to human far exceeds the time from an analytical engine, to a calculator, to a computer. However, science, in the past, has always remained distant. It has allowed for advances in production, transportation, and even entertainment, but never in hist
Diabeties Unknown There are two types of diabetes: diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes insipidus is a rare metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone, which is usually the result of damage to the pituitary gland. Diabetes insipidus is characterized by enormous amounts of urine that are produced by the body regardless of how much liquid is consumed. Diabetes mellitus results from the production of insufficient amounts of insulin by the pancreas. Without insu
Abortion: Life or Death - Who Chooses Unknown In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as our civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for hum
The Evaluation and Labeling of Children with Disabilities [email protected] The information given me by various professionals who have repeatedly evaluated my daughter is the biggest issue that I face in my life. In order for me to resolve my issue I need to explore whether my issue lies with the professionals and the process of evaluation, or with me not wanting to accept that my child is disabled. My six and a half year old daughter, Malia, began to show signs of delayed development at age eig
Bipolar Disorder Unknown The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are
Critique of 'Confronting Child Sexual Abuse' Keith MacPherson I believe the film Confronting Child Sexual Abuse enlightened myself on the service of CPS. To be a social worker you need to be able to deal with stress and to be able to leave the job at work when you go home. The case manager is responsible to assure that all the medical and educational needs of the child is meet. The case worker spends 40-50% of their time out in the field. The top priority of the social worker is to keep the pa
Tribulations of the Self (sociology) Luke Murry What constitutes the 'tribulations of the self' in contemporary society, according to Anthony Giddens? Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer. This essay will seek an explanation of what constitutes the 'tribulations of the self' according to Anthony Giddens (1991). In the first part of this paper, I discuss some central ways language has been viewed focusing the review on social constructivist writings as well as those stemming from the study
Health Benefits of Ergonomics c. hall Ergonomics involves designing workplaces and work tools to be used easily, efficiently and effectively by people. The overall goal is to promote health and productivity in the workplace. Where ergonomic principles are not applied, chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as tendinitis of the arm and hand, eyestrain injury and back injuries may be common. Most people are concerned when they cannot use parts of the body like they know they should be able to use
Cloning Will The History of Cloning The theory of being able to make a genetic copy (a clone) of another animal has been around for quite a while. In this section as the title reads I will show the history of cloning. 400 million years B. C.- Plants have been cloning themselves since not to long (as far as the Earth is concerned) after their introduction to our planet. They send out runners that create an identical copy of the parent plant. 1938- Hans Spermann, of Germany, envisions what he call
PTSD And Chemical Dependency Early man faced attacks from saber-tooth tigers and other vicious predators. European peasants dealt with the suffering and horrors of war torn England under the Nazi reign. Modern soldiers, despite all our technological superiority, must still face and deal with the same basic emotional problems faced by countless generations of combatants before them. It is only recently that this phenomenon has been addressed and studied in a proper manner befitting of the scope o
I am so stressed out! I hate school! I?m so overwhelmed! College sucks! These are all phrases that are likely to be seen posted on Face book by college students every day. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed out during your college years, but when that stress takes complete control over your life, it could be more than just a little worrying. Today, I?ll tell you about generalized anxiety disorder and the effects it has on college students. But first we need to talk about what generali
The Effects of Child Abuse on Language. ?You are just like your father! You?re stupid! You?ll never amount to nothing!? screamed Nicky?s mother. ?You are a waste of time, I should have flushed you down the toilet? she said continuing to scream at 10 year old Nicky That same morning Nicky went to school and went into her Language Arts class and there her teacher Mrs. Isaac, who wanted everyone in her class to participate, called on Nicky who was an excellent speller ?Nicky can you spell ?encyclo
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder When a person goes through intense stress such as being shifted out to war, getting raped, studying for a hard exam, paying the bills and raising a family he or she has an episode which the doctors refer to as Post traumatic Stress Disorder aka PTSD. It is a typical response by regular people in abnormal situations. Events that lead to this disorder are sometimes very severe it can happen to anybody. Some people cannot cooperate with this due to the fact that it co
Cockayne Syndrome Christina Hartsfield Andrew Fletcher PSY 104 11/07/2011 Cockayne Syndrome One of the most joyous occasions in a person?s life is the news that they are expecting a baby. The news for most parents to be is a happy one. Both parents dream big of what their unborn child will be like. Will he play sports or run for office? Will she do ballet or become a doctor? For most, all they want is to have a healthy, happy baby. But for some parents, they face a different reality. Their chil
Biology II 10/3/00 Earth?s inhabitants have populated all of the regions of the world, discovered places never dreamed of, and have advanced beyond normal understanding, while man can still be conquered by an object which is immeasurably small. While man has been so busy trying to find a way to get rid of all pain and suffering, he has finally discovered that there are things that cannot be stopped. This relentless phenomenon is called a genetic disorder. A genetic disorder by definition is a m
Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals By: Tina Marie Chatmon  My paper seeks to inform you, my fellow course mates and future counselors, appropriate treatment approaches that will help ensure the development or enhancement of effective LGBT sensitive programs. I will provide information on sexual orientation, legal issues, and treatment approaches from a LGBT standpoint. Substance abuse in the LGBT community by LGBT individuals
The female reproductive system is one of the most fascinating and complex anatomical organ systems of the body. All though this is true, the female body may have some complications such as cervical cancer which begins in the cervix. According to Weeg cervical cancer is the third most common cancer among women in the world. But what exactly is Cancer? Cancer can be defined as the buildup of extra cells which often forms a mass of tissue called a growth or tumor. The extra mass of tissue can be id
There is no doubt that anyone that gets married wants their marriage to last for year and years. Unfortunately sometimes life, personalities, or just differences in general make it really hard to have that fairy tale of marriage for years to come. Getting a divorce is something that is serious and can affect a lot of people. Such as, the kids and other family members. The government can help the divorce rates go down in a lot of ways. The question is ?Which way would help lower these sky rocking
Insomnia: Treatments and Their Effectiveness “Insomnia is defined as difficulty initiating, or maintaining sleep for at least three nights per week, in addition to complaints of sleep-related daytime impairment” (University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011). Getting an adequate amount of sleep is both physically, and mentally necessary in order to restore oneself. No known physical or mental condition causes primary insomnia, although doctors suspect it may stem from a disruption of the body’s c
Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive trait on chromosome 7. This disorder affects chloride transport resulting in abnormal mucus production. This lifelong illness usually gets more severe with age and can affect both males and females. Symptoms and severity differ from person to person. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal inherited disease among whites and the major cause of chronic lung disease in children. 50% of people are expected to live to be 30, but a majority d