Category Archives: Abnormal Psychology

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

10 Signs for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease – Infographic

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Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain condition that affects more than 5 million men and women in the United States—particularly individuals who are over the age of 65. Common symptoms of the condition include severe memory loss, delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, difficulty learning new things, difficulty recognizing loved ones, inability to perform everyday tasks, and impulsive behavior. At present, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease. As a result, the condition will ultimately prove to be fatal. Continue reading

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Gerascophobia and the Psychology of Aging

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While The American Psychological Association currently only recognizes 100 phobias, it is estimated that there are actually over 500 phobias in existence throughout the world. One of the most intriguing – particularly in light of the beauty and youth obsessed age in which we live – is Gerascophobia. Continue reading

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The Startling Link Between Social Media and Mental Health – Infographic

Addicted to facebookResearch believe there are strong connections between social media use and a range of adverse mental health issues such as narcissism, depression, voyeurism, and body dysmorphia. Consider the infographic below for more information on this startling link. Continue reading

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