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Is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Effective? 11/24/03 Before, writing this paper I knew very little about the DSM. I know I learned about the DSM in the psychology 101 class I had but, all I could remember was a vague definition about it being a “diagnostic tool”. The only one thing I could truly remember about the DSM was a telephone conversation that I had with my mother a year earlier. At that time I had just changed my major from computer science (a field that my p
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Children’s choices are heavily shaped by the context in which they live. All children are oppositional from time to time. The challenge is to distinguish between what is considered normal childhood behaviors and those that fall under the category of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Oppositional Defiant Disorder is categorized as a disruptive behavior disorder by the American Psychiatric Association as documented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition
PLASTIC SURGERY IN THE WORLD We are living in an incredible age. Technologic improvements have changed almost everything in our lives. Today we can do many jobs more easily and faster than we did in the past. Our life expectations are increasing steadly, and we are asking for more and more. In recent years a new field in medicine has been held, and it is called plastic surgery. It has made many people’s dreams come true, and d its popularity is rising everyday. In fact, plastic surgerycan make
Mental Health Introduction Definition of Problem Description of Preliminary Data Gathering, Collection, or Resource The Research Design Data Analysis and Interpretation Conclusion Slide 1 The mental health and substance abuse fields have had a growing awareness of the prevalence of co-occurring disorders and the challenges presented by this population. The lack of success within traditional treatment settings for individuals with co-occurring disorders is well documented. Estimates suggest that
Bipolar Disorder Block: 5 10-25-02 Bipolar disorder is a fairly common disease among people today. Bipolar can be simply explained as an inability to control extreme mood changes. Bipolar has many contributing factors and is a very serious disease that can lead to death if untreated. Bipolar disorder occurs in 75% more women than men. Usually bipolar disorder can begin as early as age 5-6, but the average surface age is around 30. Bipolar only has a lifetime prevalence of 1.2%, meaning that only
How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby? I broke down the cost in two ways. Prenatal through delivery then costs for the first year of life. Prenatal, Delivery, and Post-Delivery Care Prenatal Vitamins- $50-180 for about 8 months Maternity Clothes (bras, pants, shirts, bigger shoes possibly) - $200-$1000 OB/GYN checkup appts. (prenatal) - $400 (copay with insurance) -$2000 (no insurance) Ultrasound - $300 for the scan then up to $100 for interpretation Demerol - $50 Epidural - $100 Extra hospital d
Jesus and Buddha Assignment week 10 Assignment 5-4 Portfolio Question Question # 1 The lives of Jesus and the Buddha are strikingly similar; each created a movement that bears the founder\'s name. A Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, sees Jesus and Buddha as brothers who taught that the highest form of human understanding is universal love. There is one great difference in the two religions however: a Christian never becomes Christ, while the aim of every serious Buddhist is to achie
Euthanasia 1. Definitions of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide a. The terms physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are often used interchangeably. However, the distinctions are significant. b. Physician-assisted suicide involves a medical doctor who intentionally provides a patient with the means to kill him or herself, usually by an overdose of prescription medication. c. Assisted suicide involves a layperson providing the patient with the deadly means for suicide. d. Euthanasia invo
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad\'s future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and vis
ISLAM AND TERRORISM MUSLIMS ARE FUNDAMENTALISTS AND TERRORISTS Question: Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists? Answer: This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and acts of violence against Mu
The Career that interest me is being a doctor. In the 1994-1995 academic year the United States and Canada had 140 accredited 4-year medical colleges. That same year 43,029 men and 30,821 women were enrolled in these schools and 10,646 men and 7,009 women were graduated. Graduates, after a year of internship, receive licenses to practice if they pass an examination administered either by a state board or by the National Board of Medical Examiners. Physicians diagnose diseases and injuries, admin
Chemiluminescence A2 Table of Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .6 What is Chemiluminescence?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .17-19 Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Climate Climate change is a growing concern as well, though it is somewhat debatable as to whether or not humans caused it. Natural changes in weather have had perhaps the greatest affect on biodiversity and ecological systems. The threat of humans shifting the climate is therefore extremely threatening to the natural environment. Were the average temperature to rise by several degrees Celsius, that warming would probably be followed by potentially large reorganizations of some ecological commun
Diabetes: the Silent Killer The Silent Killer: Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death by disease. It is a chronic disease that has no cure. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that this disease has acquired countless number of attentions. Unfortunately, 5.4 million people in the United State are unaware that they have this disease. Until they do, they have already developed life-threatening complications. This may include blindness, kidney diseases, nerves diseases, heart diseases, strokes,
Breast Implants Do Breast Implants Cause Disease: A Review of the Studies Included in the Recent Meta-Analysis By Patricia Lieberman, Ph.D. and Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D. There are 20 epidemiological studies included in the meta-analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine (March 16, 2000), to determine whether breast implants cause connective-tissue diseases. This is essentially the same meta-analysis that was conducted by Judge Pointer’s scientific panel. The authors concluded that th
Francis Crick 3/17/2004 Biology I Famous Person Francis Harry Compton Crick was born June 8, 1916 in Northampton, England. He was the first of two children born to Harry Crick and Anne Elizabeth Wilkens. Crick attended grammar school in North Hampton, but moved to North London to attend Mill High School. At age eighteen, Crick enrolled in University College where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1937. In 1940, Crick and his then wife, Ruth Doreen Dodd, bore a son named Mich
General studies Task: Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of genetic engineering with specific reference to Gattaca? Gattaca, a film, takes place in the near future, in a time when genetic engineering technology is used is used to create a perfect society. Gatttaca’s main character, Vincent, is genetically inferior; he was conceived by natural birth, rather than genetically engineered, which means that throughout his life is guaranteed discrimination. Vincent has dreams of becoming a sc
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool? The human gene pool is the source of diversity between us. It is this that attributes to the 0.1% difference in DNA between you and the next person (Cohen, 2001). Competition, starvation, predators and disease among others acted as selective pressures on our ancestors and thereby pushed and pulled the gene pool in different directions. Overall, those with genes that suited the environment survived and reproduced, while those with less suited ge
Mad Cow Disease What exactly is Mad Cow disease? Mad Cow, otherwise known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a degenerative disorder of the brain found in cattle, caused by a mostly unknown agent. This disease causes brain cells to die, causing sponge-like holes in the cow’s brain. This causes the to act very strangely. It acts crazy or “mad” causing death within a year. If this disease affects cattle, why should we be worried about it? A variation of a brain disorder found mostly in
Malaria Malaria 2 ABSTRACT In this paper I will discuss the topics of malaria disease. I will discuss the symptoms of malaria, the preventions of malaria, and the treatment of malaria. In my conclusion I will sum up all the information and who ever reads my paper will have a good understanding of this disease and the knowledge that if they ever come across this in their life time they will be able to handle it will especially if they are going to be a nurse. Most people in America don’t know muc
Neem tree - the living legend The Neem is considered one of the most promising trees of the 21st century. It has great potential in the fields of Pest Management, Environment Protection and Medicine. It is known to help control diseases like Malaria, Cancer and AIDS, combat desertification and deforestation, reduce excessive global temperature and even help in population control. To generations of Indians neem was known to provide protection from disease - therefore protecting and planting Neem
Research Paper 1/7/04 Red Bull: The new Fad? It is more than a fad. Many experts believe that this caffeine- pumped drink may have quite a few effects on the body. I am researching on whether Red Bull increased one’s reaction time. Also, other problems that will help me with my project are the effects of Red Bull on blood rate, blood pulse and pressure, and the nervous system. “Red Bull gives you wiiiings!!!” Is the common TV phrase that litters the commercials everyday. But, does this miracle d
What are the limits of Genetic Engineering? 3rd Quarter Seminar 25 March 2004 What is genetic engineering? Genetic engineering is the alteration of an organism\'s DNA, or genetic, material to eliminate undesirable characteristics or to produce desirable new ones. The most controversial form of genetic engineering, by far, is cloning. Cloning is another technology that has evolved out of genetic research. While genetic engineering usually adds or removes just one or two genes, cloning involves re
Antibiotics Today, our lives would not be the same without antibiotics. Antibiotics are substances derived from a microorganism that are able to inhibit or kill another microorganism. If antibiotics weren’t around, a large portion of the human population would be dead because silly bacteria couldn’t be gotten rid of. The advances in the field of medicine have been great because of antibiotics. Antibiotics have been studied for over 3000 years. Ancient peoples discovered that some molds could tre
Animal Testing Speech Humans are the only hunters who kill when not hungry. This quote by Steven Spielberg refers to the millions of animals that are killed every year due to unecessary testing. How many of you here have animals at home? I myself have several dogs at home that I love dearly. Occasionaly, one of them will get sick and the vet will give me a liquid medicine to give them. Now, my dogs will not drink this voluntarily so the vet gives me a little syringe to put in the corner of my do
The Andromeda Strain News Paper Article BIOTECHNOLOGY This Just in! BIOTECHNOLOGY and the effects on the human anatomy. How it works and what it is. What is it you may ask? Biotechnology in humans is the science by which scientists change or manage biological systems. Biotechnology in humans helps us to better understand the anatomy and apply learning’s to human medicine. Scientists do lab researches to understand the culture better. They do this by working with micro organisms and cells that th
Cancer and its Treatments Psych of Aging Cancer is a major killer of people all around the globe. We do not have a definite cure, but the amount of research done on this one disease costs on the average of $1.2 billion dollars annually, and $20 billion annually in care of cancer patients. What is Cancer? Cancer is a broad ranging term that is used by many people, including medical professionals such as doctors. Cancer, in its most fatal and aggressive form, is of a larger class of diseases known
Adoption Project Agency Basics: Name: Friends of Hope Location: Clearwater, FL Ownership: Privately owned by the six founders Services: § Private adoptions of children with a specialty in frozen embryo adoption- within the US only § Also offer crisis counseling (for women who are considering giving up their children for adoption.) Employees: § 6 Founders - consisting of two lawyers and four with social work backgrounds § 2 Agency Counselors – Each went through giving up their kids for adoption a
ALCOHOLISM Alcoholism is described by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as “A chronic disease marked by a craving for alcohol which characterizes by impaired control over drinking, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortion in thinking, most notably denial” (Encarta Encyclopedia). Denial comes about when people do not accept that they are alcoholics and they suffer from an illness. Alcoholism is a world-wide discussed problem which has touched my life in a d
AbortionWhat It Really Is and My View On It 111 pd 8 February 20, 2004 Abortion Research Paper Health III Throughout the history of this nation, women have continued to gain benefits that they previously had not received. In the 1920’s, women were given the right to vote, and with this, women found that their voice was to be heard. As the nation progressed, both in its mentality and infrastructure, women were allowed to do much more, breaking many stereotypes, and even challenging and then chang
Are Major Changes Needed to Avert a Global Environmental Crisis? The World Community, The Economy and The Environment ARE MAJOR CHANGES NEEDED TO AVERT A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS? Introduction Everything that is around us, every single living organism on the face of earth, and every other factor such as water, soil, climate, light, and oxygen make up the global environment. Organisms and their environment constantly interact, and both are changed by this interaction. For example, when predato
Battle over suicide help continues in federal court over Ashcroft challengeWith Oregon\'s Death with Dignity Act at issue, competing sides debate jurisdiction and voice concerns about palliative pain care. Attorneys representing the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the state of Oregon and several dying patients had their day in court May 7 as three judges from the U.S. 9th District Court of Appeals listened to arguments over whether U.S. Attorney Gener al John Ashcroft had the right to ban the use of narc
POVERTY A SUBJECT Nearly 60% poor live in our human world. For example, countries like India and other who has thick population and dominated by illiterates and semi- littermates (semi-literate means with less literacy level which deprives them from employment in high tech or medium industries). This category does not fit into high tech industries. For them agricultural, small and cottage industries are most suitable. http://members.tripod.com/sadashivan_nair/quotpovertyquotasubject/index.html h
Should cannabis be legalised? Hash, weed, pot, dope, marijuana, grass, skunk, whatever you want to call it, it all comes down to the simple fact that cannabis is still an illegal drug. It is not necessarily as harmful as other drugs like cocaine, ecstasy or heroine, but it is illegal. There are among more than 70 million people who have used cannabis and possibly among more than ten million, who use it regularly. No matter what you may believe, it is still illegal in Scotland and the UK to be in
Abortion In Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman\'s right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state criminal
Genetically Modified Food Table of contents Topic Page Abstract 2 Health 3-4 Environment 5-7 Farming 8-9 Economic 10 Thought of scientist 11-12 Conclusion 13 Reference 14 –15 Appendix 16 Abstract Genetically modified food or GM food is firstly introduced to the world since 1997 to 1999. GM foods are the product of mixing several genes into another food such as corn and tomato. Even though mixing gene will allow the food to grow faster but it may causes lots of harmful effects. This report will s
Athletic Drug Usage Each year athlete’s ability to perform seems to increase by leaps and bounds. Athlete’s are running faster, throwing farther, and jumping higher. Some of reasons for this increase can be attributed to better training methods, better conditioning techniques, increased understanding of nutrition and better overall health of the athlete. Generally, these improvements involve one or more of the previously mentioned scenarios, but some athletes always seem to take it a step furthe
THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC HOT PACKS ON SOFT TISSUE TEMPERATURE IN HUMANS ABSTRACT This study investigated the thermal effect of therapeutic moist hot packs on the underlying soft tissue of the anterior thigh in 6 healthy volunteers (23 to 31 years of age). Temperatures at 4 depths (surface, 1 cm, 2 cm, and 3 cm) were recorded via a needle thermistor and a surface thermosensor for 5 minutes before, 20 minutes during, and for 75 minutes after, hot packs application. Repeated measures ANOVA showed
Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued? Is cloning ethical and should it be pursued? Cloning is the method of producing a baby that has the identical genes to one person. In February 1997, embryologist Ian Wilmut and his colleagues at Roslin Institute in Scotland announced, that they cloned a sheep named Dolly from the udder cells of a ewe. (1),. The announcement of Dolly\'s birth attracted enormous press interest, perhaps because Dolly drew attention to the theoretical possibility of cloni
Nuclear Medicine Technology Eng101 Nuclear Medicine is a profession developed as a product of the atomic age. Nuclear Medicine Technology is one of the most advanced diagnostic technologies in today’s medical field. The discipline of nuclear medicine began after radium was discovered almost a century ago. Following World War II, physicians recognized the potential medical implications of radium and developed artificial radio nuclides. Since this development the field of nuclear medicine has beco
Pet Variables Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine, along with medicine in general, is always changing. The current revolution taking place in nuclear medicine is among the most exciting. The development of whole-body Positron Emission Tomography (PET), together with the imaging agent F18 FDG (flurodeoxyglucose) enables the accurate non-invasive detection and staging of cancer. PET was developed in the late 1960’s, but recent developments have resulted in its recognition as an invaluable clinical t
Brave New World Literary Essay 1 Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a futuristic story of a dystopian society that has rid itself of instability through science and politics, as well as the sacrifice of certain cultural values. Although the concept of this new world seems ideal, the author portrays it cynically. His ideas of progress, science and politics are reflected negatively in the novel as their employment in the society cause the sacrifice of such themes as religion, history, and freedom.
The Canterbury Tales Introduction Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way
Categorization of the Things or Objects the Characters Carry in O’ Brien’s Story William Timothy O’Brien has written many stories during his lifetime. The first story he wrote was when he was nine years old. As O’Brien was growing up, he took a break from writing. He began again while serving in the Vietnam War. When he began writing again, he quickly readapted to an autobiographical style of writing. These wartime stories are what have made O’Brien one of the leading writers today. In the story
Personal Essay 12 English End Semester III Good Morning Miss ___ and class My name is ____, but if you are to address me you may call me Dr. ____ or…. no that will do. Now I understand that you have all arrived here today to hear my words, so if you could do so now please refrain from chatting during the course of this speech. To my recollection you have all been reading and completed the novel triage, a fine piece of literature if I say so myself and I applaud Scott Anderson for so well portray
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I\'ve never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that th
:No Sugar Essay: Throughout Australian history a racist attitude towards Aboriginals has been a significant issue. The instant the early settlers arrived on our shores and colonised, the Aboriginals have been fighting for the survival of their culture. The Aboriginals haven been take in and dominated to bring them in line with an idealistic European society. These themes have been put forward by Jack Davis in his stage play, No Sugar, the story of an Aboriginal family’s fight for survival during
Physical Therapy My prior experiences with sports medicine made it a top choice for a career. After numerous injuries to my knees and ankles, my doctor scheduled me to see a top sports physician. The rigorous exercise program that he helped me through put me on the fast track to recovery. The power to positively impact a person\'s future is a gift that not many people have, but these physicians do. I wish to be a part of these few who help so many. Although a seemingly exciting career, there wer
Harvard’s Evolution from Theological to Liberal Education Harvard’s development over 350 years has been enormously rich and complex--full of interest for social and intellectual history, for the history of scholarship, science, pedagogy, and politics. We know something, statistically, about the social sources and destinies of the graduates over the existence, but little of the later generations. Harvard’s benefactors are no less interesting a group, and their contributors made all else possible.