Eating, Substance, Sexual/Gender, Sex, and Personality Disorders Term Paper by jlatigue

Eating, Substance, Sexual/Gender, Sex, and Personality Disorders
An explanation of various mental disorders and how they are classified.
# 147795 | 950 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jul 11, 2011 in Psychology (Disorders) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies)


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Description:

This paper explains how clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrist, and medical professionals classify mental disorders. It then goes on to address the biological, emotional, cognitive and behavioral components of three symptom disorders: anorexia bulimia, alcohol abuse, and exhibitionism; and one personality disorder: narcissistic personality disorder.

Outline:
Eating Disorders
Bulimia Nervosa
Substance Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Sex/Gender Disorders
Sexual Disorders
Exhibitionism
Personality Disorders
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Conclusion

From the Paper:

''Bulimia is one of the most widely known eating disorders. Some of the key characteristics of bulimia include binging and purging, forced vomiting, use of laxatives, excess exercising, and fasting in order to lose weight. Eating disorders are characterized by the thought that "one's physical shape reflects one's value or worth" (Hansell & Damour, 2008, p. 296). People who suffer from bulimia find comfort in eating, but are then so overcome with shame and guilt over eating the food and feeling so out of control that they then purge themselves. When a person vomits, the body is caused to release endorphins (which make you happy). After a long period of binging and purging, a person might get to the point where even if they haven't overeaten, they still purge to make themselves feel good. While bulimia can be triggered by many things, some of the main causes are coming off of a restrictive diet, and stressful events where food is turned to for comfort (Web MD, 2005-2011)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Franco, K. N. (2000-2011). Eating Disorders. The Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved from http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/psychiatry-psychology/eating-disorders/
  • Hansell, J., & Damour, L. (2008). Abnormal psychology (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Web MD. (2005-2011). Alcohol Abuse Health Center. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/alcohol-abuse/alcohol-abuse-and-dependence-topic-overview
  • Web MD. (2005-2011). Bulimia Nervosa Health Center. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/bulimia-nervosa/bulimia-nervosa-topic-overview
  • Web MD. (2005-2011). Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/narcissistic-personality-disorder

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Eating, Substance, Sexual/Gender, Sex, and Personality Disorders (2011, July 11) Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/eating-substance-sexual-gender-sex-and-personality-disorders-147795/

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"Eating, Substance, Sexual/Gender, Sex, and Personality Disorders" 11 July 2011. Web. 24 September. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/eating-substance-sexual-gender-sex-and-personality-disorders-147795/>

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