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I don’t like your attitude

| Articles | January 5, 2010

People always fluctuate in their behavior from day to day and we all have had our times in which we acted rude to people, and had the pleasure of having the reverse happen as well. Kay Redfield Jamison an international guru of about mood disorders has had her share of mood swings during her times. For years she kept this extreme psychological disorder a secret in which she had moods that switched from being super excited known as mania, to times that she was lethargic and depressed. She actually wrote a book about these events and tells about it in more detail. By the way, the disorder was known as bipolar disorder and effects many people around the world. With determination, a strong will, and support from her family and friends she overcame her struggles and continue to teach about psychological disorders to this day. I know that you’re probably wondering what are the types of characteristics of deviant or abnormal behavior? Well, one way abnormal behavior can be diagnosed is with some common symptoms. It may surprise you that there are about 40 million Americans that are affected by some type of psychological disorder. You may think of a psychological disorder as what the main character had in the movie “A beautiful Mind.” In essence you are right but there are a lot more other characteristics involved and a psychological disorder can also be defined by having an addiction to a substance like alcohol or drugs. To fully understand psychological disorders an individual must analyze abnormal behavior. Let’s take a look at three different case studies.

* A twenty six year old woman named Helena has a need to walk in a specific way. When she is walking on the street in the public she believes that if she steps on certain cracks she will have bad luck, but in order to reverse that bad luck she has to turn around and walk back a block. She doesn’t like to do this much so she often stay home and pay people to go and pick up her groceries and other needed items.

* A thirty five year old woman has recently got a divorce from her husband who she has been previously married to for eleven years and has two children with. Her husband have left her for her best friend and she is going back to college to continue her education so she can earn some more money to better support her children. She has a hard time struggling with school work and has grown separate from her friends and colleagues. A lot of the time she doesn’t feel like doing much and tends to cry a lot at nigh time. She also has a more pessimistic view in life and doesn’t believe in true love anymore.

* A thirty year old man named Don has to have things arrange in his house a certain way. Even though he is wealthy enough to afford a maid he constantly has to rearrange things in his house after she leaves. He sweeps the floor and wipes off tables even though she has done that before.

Most people would say that the behavior of all of these individuals are abnormal, but are all of them bizarre? That’s a common myth about behavior, because people will automatically assume that abnormal behavior is bizarre and it’s not necessary true. Take the women in the second case study described even though her behavior is abnormal it is not necessary bizarre. A lot of times people with abnormal behavior cannot easily be distinguished from people with normal behavior. Also, just because a person currently has a mental disorder doesn’t mean that they will always have it. The term abnormal behavior varies from different academic mediums. However, the federal courts define insanity which is more of a legal term rather than a psychological on as the inability to differentiae right from wrong. This is a very common term that comes up in terms. One infamous example is in 1996 when multimillionaire John Dupont shot and killed Olympic Gold medalist wrestler David Schultz. He also has been charged with a couple of assaults earlier. Dupont lawyers used the “insanity” definition as a lame excuse to get him off the hook and it worked because in the end because the jury declared that he had a psychological disorder and he was found guilty of third degree murder. There are three criteria’s for crossing the line between abnormal behavior and normal behavior. Abnormal behavior is usually deviant which means it abstracts from the norms of society. However, remarkable people like Martin Luther King and Bill Gates are not the average person but they are far from being abnormal. When a behavior deviate from what is expected by society than it could be called abnormal. The second criteria are that it is usually maladaptive which means that it interferes with a person’s ability to function properly in the real world. Last, abnormal behavior includes personal distress. This means that the person is deeply bothered by this and it causes them unnecessary pain and suffering. The causes for abnormal behavior can vary tremendously. We can look at several factors such as biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors to help determine this. Psychologists who favor the biological approach tend to emphasize the brain and genetic traits as the primarily cause of abnormal behavior. When using this approach the primarily form of treatment is drugs or drug therapy. The biological approach is used often in the medical model, which describes psychological disorders as diseases related to biological origins. From the medical view abnormalities are seen a mental illness. The people that are infected with the mental illness are known as patients and they have to be treated by doctors. The biological view can also be broken done into three more categories. These are known as structural views, biochemical views and genetic views. The structural view thinks that abnormalities in the brain structure are the main lead to mental disorders. The biochemical view looks at the imbalances in the brain’s chemical structure such as neurotransmitters and hormones as the cause to mental disorders. In the genetic view they look at distorted genes as the main contributor to mental disorders. While the biological approach focuses on inherited traits to be the main contributor to mental disorders, the psychological approach looks at the environment and the unconscious mind as the main contributor to abnormalities. This has three parts to it which includes the psychodynamic perspective, behavioral and social cognitive prospective, and the humanistic perspective. The psychodynamic perspective thinks that psychological disorders come from unconscious conflicts that can cause anxiety and a maladaptive behavior. The main contributor to deviant behavior in this approach is from early bad relationships. If an individual develops bad relationships with either offspring early on in their life than the individual will develop abnormalities. Sigmund Freud was the developer of the psychoanalytic approach in which it places more emphasis on what you can’t physically see. In the behavioral and social cognitive prospective they place an emphasis on the environment in shaping abnormal behavior. They believe that people learn behavior by observing those around them, through self control, through their beliefs in themselves, and through a variety of other cognitive factors which are the key to psychological disorders in this approach. In the humanistic perspective they place an emphasis on an individual’s freedom to do what they want and chose their own destiny and personal characteristics. They believe that psychological disorders come up when an individual fails to meet their own potential. All of the psychological perspective focuses on the individual. The next approach is the sociocultural approach. This concept places a larger emphasis on the area in which an individual lives such as their family, neighborhood, economic status, and culture. For one example, they believe that a conflict between one’s cultures will be a contributor to a mental disorder in an individual. It’s not necessary the individual that has a mental disorder but rather to an unbalanced social life. There are also some gender effects in determining mental disorders. Women are more likely to have internal mental disorders, which are disorders that affect them inside. They are more likely to be effected with anxiety attacks, and moods of depression. On the other hand, men are more likely to be effected with external disorders or disorders that are seen outward. Some examples of these disorders are substance abuse and moods of aggression. Many psychologists now believe that psychological disorders are universal which means that they are the same for people everywhere around the world regardless of geographic location or their social status. However, depending on the factors I just mentioned they do vary. There are also some disorders that strictly effect people of one culture, and here are three big ones that I’m currently aware of: Amok, Windigo, and Anorexia Nervosa. The Amok effect people of Malaysia and the Philippines and in this disorder and individual suddenly has a fierce burst of rage and anger and kill and injure as many people as possible before they are killed. This disorder is commonly found in males and the cause of this can be numerous of factors such as jealously, or losing a lot of money through gambling. Windigo is a disorder commonly found in Algonquin Indian hunters and is very similar to a horror story in which an individual is hunted and chased by a fictionist character and become bewitched such as by a bit of a vampire or werewolf. The hunter becomes worried that they will turn into a flesh eating cannibal and harm other around them. The last disorder, I think that many Americans is aware of the last disorder and that is called anorexia nervosa and effects people of mainly Western cultures with a special emphasis on the people in the United States. This is an eating disorder in which an individual tries to maintain an unhealthy low weight through starvation which can ultimately lead to death.

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How To Tell If You Have Venereal Warts

| Articles | January 3, 2010

Venereal warts are similar to other warts. They may be flat or raised,single or multiple.They are often painless and can be very small,so many times they will actually go unnoticed,which increases the risk of spreading the infection to others. On another point of view they may be large and you can easily notice the warts.In woman,venereal warts will often develop on the outer part of the vagina (“vulva”), inside the vagina,on the cervix,or on or near the anus.

Woman who have internal warts (vaginal,anal,or cervical) sometimes will notice a burning sensation or a change in their vaginal discharge.In men,venereal warts usually will erupt on the penis,but they may also show up around the anus or inside the urine tube (“urethra”). When it comes to infection of the urethra it may cause bleeding,discharge,and you will often feel as if you have to urinate more then usual.

Venereal warts are also called “genital warts,” and medically speaking they are known as “condom” from the Greek for “knob,”. In recent years these sexually transmitted bumps have become a common sexually transmitted disease,particularly among the young adults. About one million Americans develop venereal warts each year.Venereal warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

While the may look similar to the warts that have developed on the hands,feet,or other parts of your body,HPV warts are more serious in woman, some strains have been associated with a high risk of cervical cancer. These warts are spread only through sexual contact and will usually start to appear two to three months after you are exposed to a person who is infected with them. These are very common and most people are not even aware that they have this.

The best way to deal with with venereal warts is to prevent them.Make sure that you know as much as you can about your partner before becoming intimate. If you do notice odd-looking bumps around their genitals, encourage them for your safety and theirs to get medical help.Sexual partners of those who have been diagnosed with HPV should be checked for signs of the virus. Talk to your doctor today if you have any of these concerns, it is really important that you do so.

Men may do this at home by wrapping the penis and scrotum in gauze or cloth soaked in white vinegar for about five minutes and then looking for any areas that turn white,in which case they should consult a doctor who has experience dealing with sexually transmitted diseases.One last thing men and woman should know,condoms usually prevent transmission of venereal warts.Use them.

Research warts further on the internet or go to your local library and check out some informative books so that you can make sure that you remain healthy. Your health should be very important to you and if you are worried about anything regarding your wellness, please make a doctors appointment today, just for the peace of mind.

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How To Relieve Stress By Meditation

| Articles | January 2, 2010

The word meditation simply is defined as to be in a continuous contemplative thought or to simply just think about doing something. We all have different types of stress in our lives. Some of us our stressed out over a job,or maybe a relationship,or children,or if you are like most of us you are stressed over finances. Taking the time to meditate in your own relaxing way will help with the stress you are feeling.I have learned that worrying about what is stressing you will not help solve the situation that is upsetting you.

You may think that taking time out of your already busy life to meditate is ridiculous,But it is not ridiculous it will absolutely help calm your nerves which will help you relax enough to sit down and calmly work out the situation that is upsetting you.I found that I can relax and meditate by sitting and relaxing in a hot bubble bath.If you are worried about not having enough time to sit and relax in a hot tub maybe you can just go outside for a breath of fresh air and take time to just collect your thoughts. After everything has calmed down you can then take the time to take a hot relaxing bath.

If the kids are stressing you out you know how easy it can be to lose your temper with the kids,So things don’t get out of control you can do breathing exercises to help meditate you. Let the kids go outside for a few minutes or maybe let them watch a movie or whatever they like to do within reason for a few minutes so that you can get your thoughts together when meditating.Breathe in and out slowly and take time to think about what options you have to control the situation that has upset you. With having to deal with our children,our jobs,our relationships,and our finances it’s a wonder we all can even go on every day.

Find a way of meditation that will work for you and you will see that even if it’s for only a few minutes that will be a few minutes you don’t have to worry about things.If you don’t want to go on the Internet to find ways to relax then go to your library in your town. There will be many,many books on relaxation by meditation. When you are in a place like the library you can actually just relax in that environment where it is quiet and relaxing. Get you 2 or 3 books and find the one that will help you the most.

You know you can also write down notes on the other books you have read. Maybe check out a couple of books that talk about different ways of meditating and write down the chapters that interest you the most. Even if you start out by just learning how to have peace of mind that is a very big accomplishment. After you have found peace of mind you can then start working on the daily things in your life that has left you feeling empty inside. Remember you can have the life you have dreamed of if you just take the time to learn ways to help you with relaxation techniques. You can find fulfillment in your life and defiantly make a difference in your life and the lives of others who feel the pressures of every day life.

Whether you find meditation and relaxation techniques through books,tapes,or even exercises you will find that when your life is free of every day stress you can then start to find solutions to the many different problems in your life in a calm peaceful way. You can go on line and find self help tapes about meditation. Do you want to just settle on a life that can make you miserable day after day? You may feel so empty inside that you feel as if you have no purpose in life.

You have to remember you are using your thoughts in your mind to meditate so you want to take the time to clear out all the negative feelings you have in your mind so that you can concentrate on how to improve your life and make a goal for yourself. Meditation can help. When you take the time to relax and really stop and think about things that are going on in your life you can also find that you are relaxed enough by meditating to find solutions to many different things you question in your life.

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How To Listen And Download Digital Music With Windows Media Player

| Articles | January 1, 2010

I enjoy listening to many different types of music. I am on the computer several hours a day and the music I can listen to on the windows media player is great. You can listen or download digital music through windows media player. To log on to this site just go to their websites that are available to you online. You will see different types of window media players you can download. If you have an older computer such as a windows 98 computer you would want to download windows media player 7.1 version.

If you have a windows xp which is the most common type of computer people have you would use a window media player 11 for windows xp. On this type of computer you will usually have it set on 64-bit. I like using this for all my digital music because first of all it is free and second of all windows media player is available for all computers. When you download the player you will also see it has a library to store all your music in. It also has a guide that will pull up music,movies,TV/celeb,radio,and games.It will show you on the guide Hollywood gossip,editors picks, summer flicks,sports,and Internet radio. I really enjoy the Internet radio.

This Internet radio has any type of digital music you would want to hear. This is a free site but you may have to listen to a short advertisement between songs. I guarantee you the advertisement on the Internet radio is a lot shorter then listening to a radio station. The windows player also has a burn option. You can download all your favorite music and store it in your library and then put a blank CD in your CD ROM drive on your computer and burn the songs you like the best.

When you select the files of music you want to burn you will see on the left hand side it says burn list. On the right hand side you will see CD drive d. On this side will be all the music you have downloaded. Make sure you go to the left hand side and click on all music. This will pull up all the music you have in your library. When you get all your digital music pulled up just click on which song you want to burn and it will automatically put your song on your burn list.

When you start putting all your music on your burn list it will let you know when your CD is full. It will say not enough room. At that time is when you stop putting songs in and start burning your CD. It will burn 1 song at a time and say complete after each song is done. When the CD is finished burning you will see your CD ROM on your computer will open automatically. If you are unsure how to get blank Cd’s to burn you can usually buy them at a retail store for 10.00 or less for about 20 blank Cd’s.

As you can see the windows media player can be used for many different things. The majority of people find this very easy to use when trying to find any type of digital music. So check the windows player out and enjoy all the digital music you like for free.

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