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Disorder Conceptualization p.4

Disorder Conceptualization p.4 - Jason Wang in Italy horse...

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Unformatted text preview: Jason Wang in Italy, horse shoes are turned upside down explicitly to contain the good luck they bring” (Luck 7). In this instance, the event that brings about luck is opposite in these countries, so it depends on the person’s culture as to how to evaluate the individual’s condition. Another example is how the number 13 is unlucky in the United States, but in China, Japan, and Korea, the number 4 is the unlucky number (Luck 5). In this situation, for a person from China, Friday the 4th would be a day to dread, but Friday the 13th would be a day the person wouldn’t give a second thought. However, in the United States, Friday the 13th can be associated with the horror film named after it, but people would never fear Friday the 4th like in China. From these few examples, it is clear how events that produce luck vary drastically in each culture, sometimes to the extreme where something could supposedly bring about good luck for an individual in one culture and bring about bad luck to another individual in another culture. The superstitious beliefs are relative to each culture, so the diagnosis of Generalized Luck Anxiety Disorder must keep in mind the extremely important contextual factors that can make a huge difference. Failure to do so could result in a terrible misdiagnosis, leading to further complications and unnecessary psychological trauma for the patient and those close to the patient. As with many psychological disorders, forms of treatment can help reduce or even cure the effects of the disorder. One appropriate treatment idea could be drug therapy. From a biological perspective, an imbalance of chemicals in the brain could be the underlying factor as to why a person becomes anxious at the thought of events that bring with them good luck or bad luck. The drug therapy would increase the amount of neurotransmitter substances in the synaptic clefts, as opposed to before the patient took the drug by inhibiting the reuptake of the neurotransmitter substance. By doing this, more neurotransmitter substance can bind to the neurotransmitter receptors, thus “fixing” the imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Another ...
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