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Top 5 Most Bizarre Mental Illnesses | What is Psychology?

Top 5 Most Bizarre Mental Illnesses | What is Psychology? | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
This entry was posted in Abnormal Psychology, Fun Facts And Optical Illusions and tagged alien hand syndrome, Capgras Syndrome, Cotard's Syndrome, newsnow, strange diseases, strange mental diseases, synesthesia, ...
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Fun with Mental Illness...

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Noetic Mind Network: Abnormal Psychology vs. Clinical Psychology

Abnormal psychology is the scientific study of abnormal behavior and mental disorders in order to describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning. Clinical psychology is the profession and academic ...
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What makes abnormal psych so abnormal?

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Patients with major depressive disorder exhibit abnormal activation of the occipital lobes

Patients with major depressive disorder exhibit abnormal activation of the occipital lobes | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
A recent study published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No.
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Possible source for depressive disorders.

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Eating Disorders and Mental Health Illnesses | GenPsych

Eating Disorders and Mental Health Illnesses | GenPsych | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Bridgewater, N.J. (July 18, 2013) –Here’s an interesting fact that you may not have known: eating disorders and mental health illnesses have the potential (new blog!
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Eating disorders and mental illnesses go hand in hand.

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Reading the Brain: FDA Approves First Scan for Diagnosing ADHD - TIME (blog)

Reading the Brain: FDA Approves First Scan for Diagnosing ADHD - TIME (blog) | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Reading the Brain: FDA Approves First Scan for Diagnosing ADHD TIME (blog) As Roxanne Khamsi reported in TIME recently, researchers are learning enough about the signature patterns of normal, and abnormal brain activity that they believe it may be...
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ADHD brain activity

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America's War Veterans: PTSD and its Cure - Atlantic Free Press

America's War Veterans: PTSD and its Cure - Atlantic Free Press | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
America's War Veterans: PTSD and its Cure Atlantic Free Press Call the suffering of the conscience from that backlash PTSD if you will, but being able to separate cause from effect, symptoms from disease, doesn't seem to be a forte of Veterans...
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Are the days of PTSD over for our war heros?

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Fear factor: Missing brain enzyme leads to abnormal levels of fear in mice, new research reveals

Fear factor: Missing brain enzyme leads to abnormal levels of fear in mice, new research reveals | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
A little bit of learned fear is a good thing, keeping us from making risky, stupid decisions or falling over and over again into the same trap.
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possible reason for extreme fright late at night?

 

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The Cost of Not Caring for People With Serious Mental Illness - Huffington Post

The Cost of Not Caring for People With Serious Mental Illness - Huffington Post | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
The Cost of Not Caring for People With Serious Mental Illness
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The Kaiser Health Plan of Northern California, usually touted for excellence, recently was hit with a $4 million fine by the state's Department of Managed Health Care.
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The effects of not aiding those in desperate need.

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Basic Emotions and Basic Psychological Disorders

Basic Emotions and Basic Psychological Disorders | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Eight basic emotions that underlie eight psychological disorder clusters!

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The basics to mental illnesses

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Carving Psychiatry at its joints!

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Popular Sleep Drug Ambien Ingrains Bad Memories Into Your Brain

Popular Sleep Drug Ambien Ingrains Bad Memories Into Your Brain | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Sleep drugs like Ambien and Xyrem can increase how well we remember bad things and negative emotions.

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When is worrying a medical problem? - Mother Nature Network

When is worrying a medical problem? - Mother Nature Network | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
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When is worrying a medical problem?
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how much is too much worrying?

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Creativity and madness: The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity

Creativity and madness: The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
By Cat Robson Just what is 'normal' for a creative person? After trying clumsily to conform to what others consider normal for much of my life, I'm beginning to appreciate my own moods and personality.

 

Are creative people like us ‘abnormal’?  In his paper The Abnormal Psychology of Creativity, Steven James Bartlett writes….


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do creativity and mental illness go hand in hand?

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New disabilities coming to the workplace include Hoarding, Binge Eating and Internet Addiction disorders

New disabilities coming to the workplace include Hoarding, Binge Eating and Internet Addiction disorders | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it

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Historical Perspectives of Abnormal Psychology - Into The Depths of ...

Historical Perspectives of Abnormal Psychology - Into The Depths of ... | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
However, some psychological impairments can be caused by physical injuries or diseases. Theoretical Models Related to the Development of Abnormal Psychology. Theoretical models were established to explain the ...
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Abnormal Psych found throughout history

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The Rewards of Working with Dementia Patients - Massage Today

The Rewards of Working with Dementia Patients
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In college as an occupational therapy student in the 1970's, I added a semester just to take more psychology classes. ...
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Dealing with aging and dementia first hand

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Psychological Fitness: Mental health stigma and the medical model - Press & Sun-Bulletin

Psychological Fitness: Mental health stigma and the medical model - Press & Sun-Bulletin | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Psychological Fitness: Mental health stigma and the medical model
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With widespread media coverage of mass shootings and other unthinkable acts of violence in our society, the call for “more mental health” is heard more than ever.
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The importance of mental health!

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Senior Moments May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's - RedOrbit

Senior Moments May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's - RedOrbit | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Senior Moments May Be Early Sign Of Alzheimer's RedOrbit “Maybe these people know something about themselves and maybe we should pay attention to them,” one of the study's co-authors, Dorene Rentz, a Massachusetts General Hospital...
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Senior moments? Or something serious...

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Overly paranoid about your body? - Times of India

Overly paranoid about your body? - Times of India | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Times of India
Overly paranoid about your body?
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Body Issues become mental...

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The 3 Most Commonly Diagnosed Mental Disorders - DailyFinance

The 3 Most Commonly Diagnosed Mental Disorders - DailyFinance | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
The 3 Most Commonly Diagnosed Mental Disorders DailyFinance According to the National Institute of Mental Health, or NIMH, an estimated 26.2% of adults aged 18 and older, nearly 63 million people, will suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in...
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The top three mental diagnosis'

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The deterministic myth of the 'early years' - Spiked

The deterministic myth of the 'early years' - Spiked | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Spiked The deterministic myth of the 'early years' Spiked As professor of psychology Jerome Kagan points out in The Allure of Infant Determinism, 'half of a large number of studies conducted by scientists working in different cities found no...
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Is our childhood what shapes our mental health??

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Artificial ideals of beauty are making some women sick - The National

Artificial ideals of beauty are making some women sick - The National | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Artificial ideals of beauty are making some women sick
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Eating disorders are defined as abnormal eating patterns associated with mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, often caused by concerns over body weight or shape.
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Women's bodies linked to mental health issues.

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Talk Therapy or Antidepressant? A Brain Scan Predicts Which Works Best for Your Depression | TIME.com

Talk Therapy or Antidepressant? A Brain Scan Predicts Which Works Best for Your Depression | TIME.com | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
There hasn't been much in the way of hard science to help doctors or patients decide on the best treatments for depression — until now.

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Meds or therapy? Which one is helping and which one is hurting.

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Normal or Not? When Grief and Depression Mingle - LiveScience.com

Normal or Not? When Grief and Depression Mingle - LiveScience.com | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Normal or Not? When Grief and Depression Mingle LiveScience.com "When there wasn't effective medication available for depression, I think people had a higher tolerance for grief," said Robin Rosenberg, a clinical psychologist and co-author of...
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Neurofeedback Therapy an Effective, Non-Drug Treatment for ADHD - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Neurofeedback Therapy an Effective, Non-Drug Treatment for ADHD - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Neurofeedback Therapy an Effective, Non-Drug Treatment for ADHD PsychCentral.com (blog) Children with ADHD have higher rates of EEG abnormalities compared to children without ADHD, such as higher theta wave rhythms (drowsiness), lower sensorimotor...
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are medications the best option?

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Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression: Scientific American

Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression: Scientific American | Abnormal psychology | Scoop.it
Certain painful experiences are more likely to precede depressive episodes than others. And some forms of loss can trigger depression more quickly than previously realized

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triggers of depression

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depression is a result of chronic stress...and an interpersonal loss is typically chroninc in nature.