Syndrome Essays

Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm syndrome refers to a group of psychological symptoms that occur in some persons in a captive or hostage situation. It has received considerable media publicity in recent years because it has been used to explain the behavior of such well-known kidnapping victims as Patty Hearst (1974) and Elizabeth Smart (2002). The term takes its name from a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 1973. The robber took four employees of the bank (three women and one man) into…

Read >>

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SARS is a highly contagious ailment, whose indications closely resemble those of influenza. Some of the symptoms of SARS are chills, headaches, muscle pains, sore throat and high fever. As the disease continues, there is an onset of pneumonia, which can prove to be fatal. In this context, the World Health Organization had estimated that fifteen percent of the cases of SARS infection proved to be fatal. This disease has defied all attempts at a cure; moreover, there is no…

Read >>

Progeria

As much as i love to learn about commonly known dieseases in class one diesease that striked me as i was watching a tv show last year was progeria. Progeria is derived from the Greek work meaning prematurely old. Jonathan Hutchinson and Hastings Gilford discovered the syndrome in 1886. The name Hutchinson Gilford progeria syndrome existed because of this. doctors have discovered a single gene mutation responsible for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. The gene is called lamin A this is the…

Read >>

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

This article is about a 58 year old man, Tony Nicklinson, who suffered from a stroke seven years ago. He has a condition called “locked-in syndrome” (LIS), a rare state where one’s mind is still intact but their bodies are paralyzed. Mr. Nicklinson communicates through an electronic board or a special computer. He claims that his life is dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable. With these negative thoughts constantly lingering within him, he believes that he has the right to…

Read >>

Hutchinson Gilford

Hayley Okines is just like any girl her age. She loves going to school and spending time with her friends. She goes on sleepovers and loves playing computer games. However, Hayley Okines is not like any other girl her age because Hayley Okines is a 12-year old girl with a 96-year old body (Bates, 2010). She is among the very few who suffer from a rare genetic condition called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, more commonly known as the “rapid aging” disease…

Read >>

Interdisciplinary Approach in Understanding Suicide Syndrome

The data and research on suicide provided us a lot of statistics which is intellectually inviting to package into a neat conceptual frame from different disciplines so we can see possible interrelationships and more important we can view the coincidental everyday events follow certain trends. Suicide which is a complex act could for example be viewed not in isolation with group behavioral patterns and is tied up with the social institutions. We can explore further and go case specific and…

Read >>

Pathophysiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), sometimes called, Stein-Leventhal Syndrome is a syndrome involving defects in primary cellular control mechanisms that result in the expression of chronic anovulation and hyperandrogenism. The remarkable diversity in the endocrine profiles of women with PCOS has led to search for some unifying principles to explain the etiology of PCOS at the ovary level. This condition is considered the major enigma in reproductive medicine, affecting up to 10% of the female population while its causes are still…

Read >>