Archive for January, 2012


Aging is the progressive accumulation of changes in a person over time.



What is memory?

A person’s ability to remember things

How to overcome a phobia

Here is  a  youtube clip on how to overcome a phobia:

So, what is bulimia?


noun \bü-ˈlē-mē-ə, byü-, -ˈli-\

Definition of BULIMIA

1: an abnormal and constant craving for food
2: a serious eating disorder that occurs chiefly in females, is characterized by compulsive overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative or diuretic abuse, and is often accompanied by guilt and depression —called also bulimia nervosa
Bulimia often goes unnoticed because a person can have bulimia but still maintain their normal weight, unlike anorexia.


I chose this topic because I thought that it would be interesting.

What is a paraphilia?


Paraphilia is a medical or behavioral science term for what is also referred to as: sexual deviation, sexual anomaly, sexual perversion or a disorder of sexual preference. It is the repeated, intense sexual arousal to unconventional (socially deviant) stimuli (

DSM-IV Criteria

  • intense, recurring, sexual fantasies, sexual urges or behaviors
  • inlvolve non-human objects, children or non-consenting adults, suffering or humiliation (to self or to others)
  • behavior has lasted at least 6 months
  • causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of life

Paraphilia Video

Here’s a video based on the my blog topic (paraphilias).

Article on phobias

Here is a  article on why people get phobias:

learn something new everday

Human Trafficking affects everyone, whether you realize it or not. It is a serious topic that doesn’t get publicized the way it should, so many people are not aware of how serious it really is. My hope is that you, the reader, will open your heart and mind to this, passing your new found knowledge around to others. I became interesting in Human Trafficking while taking a Theology class here at Neumann, and there was a lot that I was not aware of going on everyday throughout the world. I wanted to learn more, so I will be sharing stories on this blog along the way. Have a good Weekend!


*We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity. Dalai Lama*


Hi my name is Heidi! Well I like learning about the differnet, parts of the brain. This

website is on health, and gives information on Schizonophernia.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD)affects people whom are fearful of abandonment which causes the individual to be dependent on others and have unstable relationships.  People with BPD have low self-esteem and engage in impulsive behaviors which begins in early adulthood.

Symptoms of BPD include:

  • Make frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
  • Have a pattern of difficult relationships caused by alternating between extremes of intense admiration and hatred of others.
  • Have an unstable self-image or be unsure of his or her own identity.
  • Act impulsively in ways that are self-damaging, such as extravagant spending, frequent and unprotected sex with many partners, substance abuse, binge eating, or reckless driving.
  • Have recurring suicidal thoughts, make repeated suicide attempts, or cause self-injury through mutilation, such as cutting or burning himself or herself.
  • Have frequent emotional overreactions or intense mood swings, including feeling depressed, irritable, or anxious. These mood swings usually only last a few hours at a time. In rare cases, they may last a day or two.
  • Have long-term feelings of emptiness.
  • Have inappropriate, fierce anger or problems controlling anger. The person may often display temper tantrums or get into physical fights.
  • Have temporary episodes of feeling suspicious of others without reason (paranoia) or losing a sense of reality.

In order to be diagnosed with a personality disorder the individual must present 5 or more symptoms which are very severe and causes issues with daily life and relationships.

BPD may cause psychosis which is defined as paranoia and a loss of reality which usually appear through a crisis. If the psychosis lasts very long than the condition may be schizophrenia.


If you know or are someone diagnosed with BPD it is wise to pay close attention to their behavior for the fact that BPD will cause suicidal thoughts and 1 in 10 individuals completing suicide.


What is aggression ?  the action of a state in violating by force the rights of another state, particularly its territorial rights; an unprovoked offensive, attack, invasion, or the like:  The practice of making assaults or attacks; offensive action in general.  Psychiatry . overt or suppressed hostility, either innate or resulting from continued frustration and directed outward or against oneself.


I chose this topic because it is something that was in my family for numerous years. My Dad suffered from alcoholism for nearly 30 years and is now clean and sober, living a healthy lifestyle; however, through his alcoholic years, he not only brought himself down, but all those around him as well. Through this time I learned alot about the disease and what it does not only to the person who is drinking, but to their family and friends as well. It is important to always stay positive and know that things with change with the proper treatment and encouragement.   Posting some of the more dangerous and unhealthy things that come about from alcohol may deter some people from engaging in the behavior.  With this blog, I hope to keep everyone informed of the more recent information and news, post statistics, and post discussions and polls about alcoholism. Stay tuned for more interesting information and news concerning alcohol abuse!

Here’s why

Whether aware of it or not, the world is built of very different people.  The differences are endless and no matter where we travel, whether it be from country to country or even to the next county line, normality’s will change.   Today, homosexuality is seen under many lights.  Some consider it a moral sin and unnatural while others see it as a natural way of life that allows individuals to be happy.  I chose this topic because it has come to my attention that some see homosexuality as being black or white, right or wrong.  This is an unfair way to pass judgment and ultimately is untrue.  This page will look into different aspects of homosexuality including what it means to be gay, how it affects politics, the laws, the way people live, and how similar people really are.

Baha’u’llah said,  “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”

Opiate: A medication or illegal drug that is  either derived from the opium poppy, or that mimics the  effect of an opiate (a synthetic opiate). Opiate drugs are  narcotic sedatives that depress activity of the central  nervous system, reduce pain, and induce sleep. Long- term use of opiates can produce addiction, and overuse can  cause overdose and potentially death.

Side Effects: Constipation, sedation, euphoria, dizziness, fatigue, depression, tremors, sleeplessness, anxiousness, flu-like symptoms, upset stomach, dry mouth, pupil constriction, itching, hallucination, delirium, sweating, muscle   and bone pain, confusion, extreme irritability and muscle spasms. Severe side effects can include severe respiratory depression, confusion or stupor, coma, clammy skin, circulatory collapse and cardiac arrest.

Opiate drugs include: heroin, morphine, codeine, Oxycontin, Dilaudid, methadone,  hydrocodone, vicoden, opana and others

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