Lesher says, “Addiction is a brain disease expressed in the form of compulsive behavior.” As with most chronic diseases, addiction should also be treated with multiple recurring treatments since the brain chemistry of addicts often causes them to relapse into drug use. Lesher makes his case that addiction is a brain disease by stating that addicts cannot quit taking drugs on their own because they require medical treatment like most ill patients. The authors final opinion on addiction is that initial drug use is present due to the voluntary behavior of the addict and while it does not absolve the user of their responsibility as it was their fault, once they have developed an addiction, their brain has chemically changed so much that they can not will themselves to quit and must be treated as though they have a medical disease. NO: Alva Noe states that addiction is not a disease of the brain. First, he points that not all addictions are chemical substances and there are many activities that can be addictive to people.
Outline and evaluate one or more explanations for sleep disorders (24 marks) Insomnia can be defined as problems with sleep patterns and in particular difficulties falling asleep or maintaining sleep. Some people who have very little sleep suffer no ill consequences and so a diagnosis of insomnia is not based on the number of hours slept but when the resulting daytime fatigue causes severe distress of impairs work, social or personal functioning for more than one month. Insomnia may be either secondary or primary. Secondary insomnia is when insomnia is caused by a psychiatric or medical disorder and is therefore often a symptom instead of another disorder. Some physical and psychiatric causes of secondary insomnia include depression, anxiety disorders, heart disease or Parkinson’s disease.
Instead of a spiritual experience, the hope is to stop, prevent or relieve cluster headaches. LSD was originally created to treat migraine headaches and many people report that LSD and psilocybin have helped them with their cluster headaches. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an extremely difficult diagnosis to treat. Very few people diagnosed with OCD find complete relief from intrusive thoughts and compulsive actions. The nine patients given psilocybin were unresponsive to medication and therapy.
In fact drugs are being encouraged for anyone in need of it. However in today's society drugs seem to result in chaos rather than stability. It is illegal to take drugs with the exception of prescription drugs. Sadly in our society, drugs are also quickly available for those that want it. Unlike soma, the drugs produce numerous negative aftereffects.
Bipolar Disorder University of Phoenix Psy 103 September 7, 2009 Bipolar Disorder How would a person know if they had bipolar disorder? Would they just assume that their extreme feelings were normal? Most people would indeed assume that their extreme happiness was normal. However, those people might begin to suspect a problem after they have lain in bed for days not wanting to do anything. These extreme feelings define bipolar disorder.
Running Head: How sleep affects our lives Jaime Gonzalez El Paso Community College 03/04/2015 Jaime Gonzalez Professor: Kathleen A. Bombach English 1302 03/04/2015 Abstract This research let readers know about the importance of getting proper amount of sleep, it’s important to know how sleep works on a person body, so we are conscious about how sleeps works on each stage of non-REM sleep and REM stage. Sleep has a lot of benefits such as energy recovery, muscle growth, and brain cells restoration. Not having enough quality and quantity sleep hours can affect a person daily life by not letting the person concentrate on what he have to do, also can affect their endocrine system by stressing out to much and having mood problems that might cause consequences such as losing their jobs because of low morals, attitude or just the way they treat costumers. The Importance of Getting Proper Sleep In our society people do not realize how important is getting a proper amount of sleep, our society is willing to sacrifice sleep hours in order to go to a party, work extra hours or even study for a test. What people do not know about this, is how sleep loss can affect their daily activities.
In the pediatric age group, many children with Hodgkins lymphoma present directly in respiratory obstruction caused by a mediastinal mass as the first symptom. On presentation patients may exhibit tachypnea and various degree of respiratory distress. Signs and symptoms develop when the airway obstruction impairs airflow to the point of increasing the work of breathing or altering cardiopulmonary
Alzheimer’s early stages include but aren’t limited to minor Short-term memory loss, forgetting that memory lapses happened and some confusion in situations outside the familiar. The early stages are difficult but with support from family and medical experts they are manageable, but what if the patient is scared of the late symptoms. Late stage of Alzheimer’s includes but isn’t limited to speech impairment, repeatedly initiating the same conversation, abusiveness, anxiety, and paranoia and debilitating cognitive deficit, which in layman’s term means mental retardation and eventually death but not from the disease it’s self. Shouldn’t those patients have a choice weather they want to go through the later stages of Alzheimer’s, it’s very doubtful that
It is usually in the form of vomiting and abdominal pain that can mimic necrotizing enterocolitis and may lead to delay in diagnosis. This happens because in intussusception peristalsis is disturbed and lymphatic and venous obstruction occurs causing ischaemia or perforation. In term neonates, symptoms are very similar to those of other causes of neonatal intestinal obstruction while in preterm neonates they are very similar to those of necrotizing
The Art of the Sleep Cycle Sleeping, everybody does it, yet we can never get enough. There are many things that can happen while sleeping. Nightmares can occur, constantly wake up and not be able to fall back asleep due to sleep insomnia, it’s possible to sleep walk and perform vigorous activities that are uncontrollable. Dreams are unsolved mysteries caused by the chemical in your brain called Dimethyltryptamine. Even though it may not be believable, dreams occur every time sleeping happens.