A psychological disorder and human behavior

Write a 4-5 pg paper about a psychological disorder and human behavior. You will pick one specific disorder to focus on and do the following: Define the disorder and discuss common symptoms

A psychological disorder and human behavior

Write a 4-5 pg paper about a psychological disorder and human behavior. You will pick one specific disorder to focus on and do the following:

1.    Define the disorder and discuss common symptoms
2.    Discuss the common causes of the disorder
3.    Explain how the disorder could affect human behavior
4.    Examine 2 people suffering from the disorder and discuss how it affects them
5.    Discuss treatment options and which one you personally recommend

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What are psychological disorders?

Psychological disorders, also referred to as mental disorders, are abnormalities of the mind that result in persistent behavior patterns that can seriously affect your day-to-day function and life. Many different psychological disorders have been identified and classified, including eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa; mood disorders, such as depression; personality disorders, such as antisocial personality disorder; psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia; sexual disorders, such as sexual dysfunction; and others. Multiple psychological disorders may exist in one person.

The specific causes of psychological disorders are not known, but contributing factors may include chemical imbalances in the brain, childhood experiences, heredity, illnesses, prenatal exposures, and stress. Some disorders, such as borderline personality and depression, occur more frequently in women. Others, such as intermittent explosive disorder and substance abuse, are more common in men. Still other disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, affect men and women in roughly equal proportions.

When a person experiences mood or cognitive problems or behavioral issues for a long time, a psychological evaluation may be beneficial, and a diagnosis of a psychological disorder may follow. Treatment frequently involves psychotherapy to work on behaviors, skill development, and thought process. A person may be hospitalized for coexisting medical problems, serious complications, severe disorders, or substance abuse. Medications can be quite helpful for some psychological disorders.