Category Archives: Abnormal Psychology

Articles on Abnormal Psychology – the scientific study of aberrant patterns of thought, emotion and behavior.

Tips for Treating Addiction with Ibogaine

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Ibogaine is a psychoactive drug that has been used to treat addiction for decades. However, Ibogaine is still relatively unknown by many people with drug and alcohol abuse issues. Although Ibogaine has the potential to reduce many of the physical and psychological effects of chemical dependency, its acceptance as a viable tool in the fight against opioid addiction is still highly debated. Continue reading

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The Psychological Impact of Having An Accident At Work

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Workplace accidents may or may not have long-term physical effects. But while bruises and cuts generally get all the attention, the psychological impact of an accident is often overlooked. For example, an employee who sustains an eye injury at work may seek compensation from his company. However, the eye injury compensation he receives may not account for the psychological challenges he may experience long after his physical injuries heal. Although his vision may be intact, his confidence, social life, and relationships may be affected.

Accidents at work may also contribute to the development of certain mental health issues. Consider these three mental health conditions below: Continue reading

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How To Cope With Compulsive Tooth Brushing

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Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder are not always as obvious as some people may believe. However, there are a number of small indicators that may help to provide you with a rudimentary diagnosis. OCD may be expressed in a number of ways, and one of the more common signs is compulsive tooth brushing or over-brushing. This can be extremely damaging to the teeth and gums, as it can strip away the protective enamel on a person’s teeth, and leave gums bleeding, swollen, red and/or irritated. Continue reading

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Examining the Psychological Impact of Disability

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When it comes to dealing with a disability, the effects often go beyond the physical. From mobility folding scooters to physiotherapy, the physical aspects of living with a disability are often emphasized when people speak about health care or accessibility. However, it is important to remember that the psychological effects of disabilities are just as important. If you are curious about the psychological impact a disability may have, please consider the points below. Continue reading

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How to help patients with dental phobias

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For some people, the very thought of visiting the dentist may send shivers up their spine. Although many people have visited the dentist several times without incident, there are some individuals whose nerves get the better of them during their appointment. People with a fear of the dentist usually have the perception of possible discomfort or pain as the root of their fear. The truth, however, is that dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and is relatively pain-free compared to how it once was. So, how do you deal with dental-phobic patients? We thought we’d ask the Dentistry Award’s Best Dentist in London winners, the Smile Cliniq, for some tips: Continue reading

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The Psychology of Addiction

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People who have never used drugs or abused alcohol may wonder what could ever cause anyone to become addicted to illicit substances. Why would anyone compromise their health, safety, and finances to indulge in something that could ultimately kill them? 

In fact, addicts are often trapped by a number of psychological factors from which they cannot escape and over which they have little to no power. Despite our general reluctance to be empathetic toward someone with substance dependence issue, the reality is sober living is not always as straightforward as it may seem. Continue reading

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