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Biological, Emotional, Cognitive, and Behavioral Disorders
A look at various psychological disorders.
# 129220 | 2,413 words | 23 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper looks at various disorders that cause suffering in people from either a biological, emotional, cognitive, or behavioral standpoint. The areas touched on are eating disorders, substance abuse, issues of sex/gender, impulse control and personality disorders. The paper explains that the common characteristic of these disorders is an individual's lack of ability to prevent the impulses and how all have the component of anxiety as a common thread. The paper also includes a table that sets out the official 'List Classifications' for all these disorders.

Biological Components of Eating
Biological Components of Substance Abuse
Biological Components of Sex/Gender/Sexual Disorders
Biological Components of Personality Disorders
Emotional Components of Eating
Emotional Components of Substance Abuse
Emotional Components of Sex/Gender/Sexual Disorders
Emotional Components of Personality Disorders
Cognitive Components of Eating
Cognitive Components of Substance Abuse
Cognitive Components of Sex/Gender/Sexual Disorders
Cognitive Components of Personality Disorders
Behavioral Components of Eating
Behavioral Components of Substance Abuse
Behavioral Components of Sex/Gender/Sexual Disorders
Behavioral Components of Personality Disorders

From the Paper:

''The biological components of eating are much the same as with any other naturally occurring bodily process; however, once the process becomes out of control, eating disorders can arise when the impulse to eat or not to eat, binge and purge, or not to do so, to eat nothing, even when one knows one should eat. A number of theories indicate a compelling biological component with regard obese individuals desiring to eat even when not hungry. The biological component with regard to individuals with eating disorders that include anorexia nervosa, binge eating, and bulimia have particular and specific characteristics. A genetic predisposition theory exists that is sustained by an increase of the number of women being diagnosed with bulimia. These women have a family history of eating disorders. In addition, identical twin sisters are more likely to have the disorder than non-identical twins (The Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders, 2010)."

Sample of Sources Used:

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