Mental disorder

Poverty and Discrimination

Although the terms ‘prejudice’ and ‘discrimination’ appear to share the same generic meaning, there are subtle differences between the two. The Oxford Dictionary defines prejudice as ‘a preconceived opinion, bias or partiality,’ whereas discrimination is termed as ‘unfavourable treatment based on prejudice. ‘ (Fowler et al 1998) It could be said that although prejudice is […]

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Discuss the characteristics and causes of one type of challenging behaviour

ADHD is a common disease which is also known as ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder’, it is when a user craves attention and decides to act up on it for example having random outbursts in a public area. Users who suffer from ADHD will normally get noticed at a young age because the parents would realise […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In small groups we were given a choice of stimuli such as poems, pictures and ideas. Our group chose the idea of ‘chaos and order’ as our stimulus because we thought that there would be many ideas to develop from this. We spent a lot of time discussing the idea of ‘order and chaos’ – […]

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Test anxiety causes university students to underperform in their examinations

The essay is in the left column. In the right hand column there are short notes Indicating the various academic writing skills present In the essay. Essay I Comment I This essay examines the relationship between test anxiety In university students and their performance in examinations. Typically universities use examinations to test part or even […]

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The Schizophrenia Paradox

Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that manifests in a variety of ways, including disorganized thoughts, hallucinations, delusions, and social withdrawal. The schizophrenia paradox is described by the fact that there is a lower reproductive rate of those with schizophrenia (about 50% lower compared to a healthy population) than prevalent in the population. In every culture, […]

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Are People with Mental Health Problems at an Increased

There have been a large number of cases throughout criminal history that relate to criminals being mentally unstable. In this essay I explore how mental health increases the risk of committing violence with a particular focus on serial killers. However, I also take a look at one of sports biggest names and how illness troubled […]

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Essay On Abnormal Psychologyology

Most people have heard of the great detective Sherlock Holmes, but do they really know the man he is inside? Many classify Sherlock as an eccentric man who can find anything he is in search of while improvising along the way. He can make something out of virtually nothing and is a known for being […]

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Child and Youth Mental Health Issues

This case study is on Susanna Kayson in the Girl, Interrupted movie. She is a young, 18 year old girl that has just graduated from high school. She is confused about her life and the direction it is going and this frustrates, as well as depresses her. Her family and peers around her have high […]

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All About Mental Deviation

In popular culture, dissociation identity disorder previously known as multiple personality disorder is regarded as a rare psychological condition. In the world of media and entertainment, this condition is best manifested through a series of hysterical symptoms. Clinically, however, multiple personality disorder comprise only about 1% of the total population and 7% have experienced dissociation […]

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Development Of Mental Health Care In Modern Society

Mental illness or mental disorder is a word used for any state that influences an individual’s feeling, performance or opinion in a method that is upsetting or functioning poorly. There are some sources which now also refer the mental illness in an aspect that hampers functioning and causes distress. Some researchers still refer the mental […]

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Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Dollard and Miller (1950) stated that, in humans, most learning is social and acquired through observing other people in social situations. Their Social Learning Theory, whilst having its roots in Skinnerian principles, aims to offer a more complex theory of learning in humans within a social context. Bandura (1977) states: “Learning would be extremely laborious, […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Gateway to Suicide

Dangling lifelessly in the locker room of a YMCA in central Iowa, Norman Bowker’s life tragically ended. Tim O’Brien tells the story of Norman Bowker in the chapter “Speaking of Courage” of his book The Things They Carried (137-154). Once Bowker came back from the war, he spent his days alone circling a lake in […]

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Why Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation Are Place on Axis Ii Instead of Axis I

The DSM uses a “multiaxial” system for assessment. This assessment model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient’s mental health. There are five axis in the DSM diagnostic system, each relating to a […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Billy Pilgrim has not come unstuck in time; Billy has become a victim of violent warfare. Common to many soldiers of war, he has witnessed such horrific events during the bombing of Dresden that he has acquired Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In order to avoid the reality of his cruel life and of the war, Billy […]

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The Insanity Defense

The Insanity Defense has always been a controversial issue. Can people really be too mentally ill to be responsible or does their mental defect affect their way of thinking at the time of a crime? People who plead not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) do not go to prison for their crime but usually […]

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ADHD and Medication

A five year old boy comes home with a note from the teacher stating “Johnny has been acting up again in class for third time this week. In my professional opinion Johnny has ADHD. Please take him to the pediatrician to get him evaluated. ” That was a scenario that many parents have had as […]

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Anthony Edward Sowell – House of Horrors

Mr. Anthony E. Sowell is a sociopath suffering from a number of mental disorders. Anthony suffers from Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Sadistic Personality Disorder, and Inferiority Complex Disorder. He also has a psychopathic personality, based on The Biosocial Theory, and The Pleasure Principle Theory. Anthony Sowell was a serial killer because of the aforementioned elements […]

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Conduct Disorder

Conduct disorder is a psychological disease affecting approximately 2%-16% of children and teens in the United States (WebMD 2009). Although researchers have found links related to genetics, biology, and environment, the exact cause of conduct disorder is unknown (Leaver, 2003). If left untreated conduct disorder can progress into much more severe mental disorders, as the […]

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Schizophrenia Analysis

This paper will provide a history of schizophrenia, case study, genetics and treatments, and criteria of this disorder. Schizophrenia facts about this disorder are, probable causes, and its symptoms. This will give the reader a brief description of historical overview; which discusses how schizophrenia came to be identified as a unique illness. The views of […]

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Dependent Personality Disorder

Dependent personality disorder (DPD), according to Cleveland Clinic (2010), is a one of the various conditions referred to as personality disorders, which are characterized by intense feelings of anxiety and fear. Dependent personality disorder is also characterized by vulnerability, submissiveness, extreme need to be taken care of and for frequent reassurance as well as an […]

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Diagnosing Charles Manson

Born into a life of poverty, despair, and recklessness, Charles Manson did not have the greatest upbringing. His mother was a sixteen year old prostitute who was unsure of who was Charles’ father. He did not have a father figure in his life whatsoever. His mother was an alcoholic all his life who never sought […]

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Process Recording – Mental Health

K. M. is a 23 year old single, bi-racial male, self-admitted to Interval Brotherhood Home. He has resided in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio for his entire life. K. M. has a black father and a white mother. His father left the family when he was twelve years old. K. M. was extremely upset with his father’s […]

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