Free Essays on The Six Major Neurotransmitters In The Brain Their Function Their Impact On Medical Disease And Mental Illness

  1. schizophrenia

    popularity heightened through movies and headline news stories, schizophrenia is still one of the most enigmatic and least understood disorders of the brain. With current research focused on the role of neurobiology and functioning on a cellular level, investigative analysis has merited new innovations towards...

  2. Bipolar Disorder

    Dealing with parents, friends and relatives who have misguided notions about what having bipolar entails can be even harder. Help someone coping with mental illness by being open, understanding and well-informed and by nixing any false beliefs and assumptions. There are many misconceptions about bipolar...

  3. Major Depression Disorder

    Running Head: MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER Psychiatric Disorder: Major Depressive Disorder Abstract Major depressive disorder, or MDD, is a psychiatric illness in which mood, thoughts and behavioral patterns are impaired for long periods. The illness distresses the person and impairs his or...

  4. bipolar

    also known as a mental disorder, is a pattern of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple life areas and/or create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms The classification and diagnosis is an important concern for both mental health providers and mental health clients....

  5. Types of Depression

    depression." The term clinical depression is usually used to distinguish the illness of depression from less difficult feelings of sadness, gloom, or the blues. Clinical depression is not just grief or feeling sad. It is an illness that can challenge your ability to perform even routine daily activities...

  6. Ptsd

    opportunity illness. It can happen to anyone who has ever been in a threatening situation where and felt helpless to do anything about it. In the first few weeks after a traumatic event, PTSD is not an available diagnosis; it is called acute stress. The first four weeks after a trauma, the brain is trying...

  7. Mental Illness Schizophrenia

    The Mental Illness Schizophrenia Laura Gray HCA 240 May 29, 2011 Alexis Deavenport The Mental Illness Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is an illness that affects the brain. This disorder affects 2.4 million American adults, or 1.1 % of the population. Schizophrenia can occur at any age, but usually...

  8. Anxiety

    any given time, anywhere. When neurotransmitters become unresponsive, that is when symptoms such as nausea and dizziness arise. Although this disorder is not very fatal, the longevity of treatments and prognosis can take a lifetime to cure. I. Description of the Disease Anxiety disorder is a term...

  9. Schizophrenia- the Disease

    1.INTRODUCTION. 1.1 SCHIZOPHRENIA- THE DISEASE. 1.1.1 WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a disintegration of the process of thinking and of emotional responsiveness.[ Concise Medical Dictionary,2010] It most commonly manifests as auditory hallucinations...

  10. Impact of Stress on Disease

    To what extent does psychological stress influence the progression of physical disease? Evaluate evidence for and against this position to support your judgment, focusing on one possible physiological pathway. Psychological stress refers to the emotional and physiological reactions experienced when...

  11. Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling brain disorder characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality. It most commonly manifests as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking with significant social or occupational...

  12. Bipolar Disorder

    disorder is a mental disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood, as well as fluctuations in energy and activity levels. The disorder is a lifelong condition that can affect the way someone feels and behaves. Researchers thought bipolar was caused by chemical imbalances in the brain that can result...

  13. Chronic Depression

    research, about 3% of Americans – some 19 million- suffer from chronic depression. More then two million are children. Along with that Manic depressive illness afflicts about 2.3 million and is the second leading killer of young women and the third of young men (Solomon, 2001, p.25). According to Andrew Solomon...

  14. History of Abnormal Psychology

    amount of time has been spent studying the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for mentally disturbed individuals. The beginnings of the study of mental illness trace clear back to the Stone Age and include everything from astrology, to demons and spirits, to witches. Over time, new ideas have come about...

  15. Brain Facts

    BrainFacts.org A PRIMER ON THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM A PRIMER ON THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM A companion to BrainFacts.org A PUBLIC INFORMATION INITIATIVE OF: P r e fa c e Over the past two decades, scientific knowledge about the structure and function of the brain and nervous system and understanding...

  16. Ecstacy

    consciousness that promoted a willingness toward emotional self-disclosure (Spiller). In the 1970’s, scientist began to study the drug on animals, but know major breakthroughs were concluded. During this time, the public as a whole, did not generally except the drug. Also, therapists began use the drug with...

  17. Role of Ayurveda in Mental Health

    University of Baroda Vadodara INTRODUCTION Ageing can be defined as “Regression of physiological function accompanied by advancement of age.” One in six elderly will experience some form of mental ill health at some point in their life. Life expectancy has risen sharply this century, and is expected...

  18. Pharmacology of Addiction

    gov/ondcp) SMAHSA- The mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA has identified 8 strategic initiatives to focus on improving lives. These 8 initiatives are: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Trauma and Justice, Military Families, Recovery...

  19. Schizophrenia Diagnosis and Treatment

    psychological disorder, which affects a person’s brain by distorting the way he or she acts, thinks, expresses emotions, perceives reality or interacts with others. Schizophrenia is subcategorized as a psychotic disorder or psychosis because those who suffer from this illness have a difficult time being able to differentiate...

  20. Healing Depression the Natural Way

      Depression impacts about 120 million people worldwide, with about 6% of men and 9.5% of women experiencing this condition. The World Health Organization predicts depression to become the second most burdensome disease by 2020, which means it will cost society, in terms of medical care, sickness and...

  21. Applied Psychology: Schizophrenia

    a series of chemical and electrical impulses carried out throughout the body. The brain is seen as the master switch that organizes and sends signals to the appropriate areas to illicit the desired response. Many mental disorders are believed to have a biological origin and it is imperative that psychologist...

  22. Teori

    Informasi tentang Penyakit Mental dan Otak (Halaman 1 dari 3) 1 Defining Mental Illness a 1 Mendefinisikan Mental Illness sebuah We can all be “sad” or “blue” at times in our lives. Kita semua bisa "sedih" atau "biru" pada kali dalam hidup kita. We have all seen movies about the madman and his crime...

  23. Shizofrenia- Random Research

    Description Schizophrenia involves a specific type of disordered thinking and behavior. It could be described as the splitting of the mind's cognitive functions pertaining to thought, perception, and reasoning from the appropriate emotional responses. Family history of schizophrenia increases an individual's...

  24. Neurotransmitters and their effect on mood

     Major Neurotransmitters: Mood & Behavior Elena C. Kaspar Santa Monica College Abstract There are several different neurotransmitters functioning in our body, including the major ones; Serotonin (5-HT), Norepinephrine (NE), Dopamine (DA), GABA, Endorphins...

  25. Bipolar Disorder/Disease

    old I was diagnosed with Bipolar-Disorder. I have post traumatic stress disorder from a child hood incident that I choose now to block out so I can function normally on a day to day basis. I could not understand why I was having symptoms of impulsiveness, racing thoughts; there were some days I did not...

  26. Major Depressive Disorder: Theories and Therapies

    Major Depressive Disorder: Theories andTherapies Deborah G. McGhee Psychopathology and Social Work: SWK 663 Dr. Nikki Wingerson July 25, 2012 1. Major Depressive Disorder Definition and Symptoms Major Depressive Disorder may be diagnosed as one or more episodes of a Major Depressive...

  27. Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia! Schizophrenia is frequently thought of as a split personality, but that is not what it is at all. Schizophrenia is a severe brain disease. It is found all over the world; approximately one point one percent of the population develops schizophrenia psychosis during their lifetime. People...

  28. Jose Rizal s Poem and Writings

    DEPRESSIVE DISORDER A depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue...

  29. Psychology Unit 4 Notes

    growth and development (maturation) of the body, brain and nervous system at fairly predictable ages in the life cycle. Maturation – the physical growth and development of the body, brain and nervous system at fairly predictable ages in the life cycle. Brain areas involved in learning Hindbrain – learning...

  30. Addiction

    complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than...