Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Case Study

The medical community characterizes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as a gastrointestinal condition involving intestinal motility dysfunction. This condition affects 12-14% of the adult population in the United States, appearing almost 50% more in women than in men (Anastasi, 2013; Smeltzer, Bare, Hinkle, & Cheever, 2010). According to Anastasi (2013), health care practitioners can diagnose IBS … Read more

Media Eating Disorders

We are constantly surrounded and influenced by the media no matter where we go. With all of the great improvements the media has provided to our lives, it is hard to recognize how much the media has negatively impacted us as well. Media advertises body images that are deemed to be “perfect” which pressures individuals … Read more

Binge Eating Case Study Essay

The diagnosis that this client has is F50. 8, Binge-Eating Disorder, which is, “recurrent episodes of binge eating” (DSM-5, 2013, p. 350). The reason why this specific diagnosis would apply would be that Andrea meets the diagnostic criteria for this disorder. This disorder is characterized by, one, “eating, in a discrete period of time (e. … Read more

Problems with the Media

There has been an ongoing dispute concerning the media’s perception of how people are supposed to look. It seems that every year, the expectations of looking thin becomes harder and harder to meet. I know this from a personal experience of my own. A few years ago, I would look in magazines and see girls … Read more

Dissociative Identity Disorder

The growing recognition of psychiatric conditions resulting from traumatic influences is a significant mental health issue of the 1990s. Until recently considered rare and mysterious psychiatric curiosities, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) (until very recently known as Multiple Personality Disorder – MPD) and other Dissociative Disorders (DD) are now understood to be fairly common effects of … Read more