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Academic papers on Abnormal Psychology/Disorders

Treatments for Autism
This 6 page paper discusses some of the treatment approaches used with autistic individuals. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that typically occurs in infancy. There is no cure. The writer first describes what autism is and its incidence...
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Treatment Of Mentally And Genetically Impaired In New York
This 10 page paper discusses the treatment programs available in New York. In 1975, a lawsuit was brought against Willowbrook State Hospital for inhumane treatment of patients. The resulting Willowbrook Consent Decree changed how services were...
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Treatment As A Form Of Depression
This 10 page paper argues that the inclusion of the trauma experience with the presentation of depression demands that treatment focus on both aspects - dealing with the cognitive factors and the behavioral aspects of the trauma such as the...
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Anxiety Disorder:
This 5 page paper examines Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as well as touching on other anxiety disorders. Specifically, this paper discusses the history, source, symptomology, and treatment of GAD. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Schizophrenia
A 10 page paper which provides a generalized overview of schizophrenia. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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Developmental Assistance in the Form of Laa-Laa the Teletubby
A 4 page paper discussing the value of the cognitive training that a small, soft toy provides for infants. Parents always can carry to extreme the number of toys they furnish their children. Many believe that very young infants need no toys, but...
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Hervey Cleckly and Psycopathic Behaviour
Hervey Cleckley (1941) wrote in The Mask of Insanity a plea for the public to try and understand a range of antisocial personality disorders that he referred to as psychotic
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Theories Of Human Development
5 pages in length. Human development is comprised of more than merely physiological growth; rather, it entails myriad psychological components that provide the foundation upon which an individual matures. Several theories help to better define...
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The Effects of Developmental Psychology on the Treatment of Heroin Addiction
This 130 page paper provides an overview of a study on the effects of developmental psychology on the treatment of heroin addiction. This paper considers many different types of treatment options based in developmental psychology. Bibliography...
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Case Study in Interdisciplinary Integration
This 12 page paper uses interdisciplinary integration to analyze a case of sexual dysfunction in a fictional case about a young woman. The paper can be applied in other cases where integrative therapy is applied. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Deinstitutionalized Homeless and the Problems They Face
This five-page-paper discusses and explores the current plight of the mentally ill homeless population. It opens with suggested research about the needed support system for this growing population and lists the benefits for society in providing this...
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Major Depression
This 2.5-page paper examines major depression and the symptoms associated with the disorder. There are 3 sources cited.
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Domestic Violence: Causes, Prevalence and Treatment
This 5 page paper provides an overview of domestic violence issues including causes, etiology and treatment options. This paper relates several methods of counseling and includes a case study. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
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Sociobiological Criminology
This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of sociobiology. This view of criminology is contrasted against biological and psychological theories. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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