23% of the men who took this survey showed signs of PTSD. 77% of men did NOT show signs of PTSD. Conclusion and Discussion To conclude my experiment, procedure and discussion, my thesis was proven to be accurate, and will confirm the survey member’s confidentiality. This project convinced me that the majority of women could have PTSD or may develop it in the
Family studies carried out by Gottesman in 1991 helped to look into this further. His studies concluded the following: Throughout the general population, 1% had the disease, 13% of children of people with it suffered but the highest family group connected to the person who suffered from schizophrenia was identical twins with 47%. This information proves that there is obviously a link between genetics and schizophrenia as it would seem the more genetically linked you are to a person suffering from schizophrenia, the more likely it is for that person to suffer from it themselves. However, the highest percentage of people most likely to inherit the disease from another person, identical twins, only account for 47% which is less than half of the population who could inherit, meaning that genetics are not entirely to blame and cant be seen as a completely accurate explanation for schizophrenia. The current belief is that there are a number of genes that contribute to susceptibility of schizophrenia, but none exhibit full responsibility for the disease.
Asch measured the number of times each participant conformed to the majority view. On average, about one third of the participants who were placed in this situation went along and conformed to the clearly incorrect majority on the test. Over the 12 critical trials about 75% of participants conformed at least once and 25% of participant never conformed. In the control group, with no pressure to conform to confederates, less than 1% of participants gave the wrong answer. This proved that people wanted to follow others even when the answer was obvious to be part of a social norm.
The risk is highest for an identical twin of a person with schizophrenia. He or she has a 40 to 65 percent chance of developing the disorder (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, 2009). It’s been proven that schizophrenia does run in families. However, the fact that there are multiple causes for schizophrenia including outside factors such as environmental causes proves the point further that no test screening is ever completely and entirely accurate. For example, just because a person gets the screening, and it comes back negative, doesn’t mean they may not develop schizophrenia later on in life.
Instructor Ron Wyatt Psychology 101 April 20, 2011 Multiple Personality Disorder: This mental illness is now called Dissociative Identity Disorder or DID, this particular type of mental disorder is particularly interesting to me because I personally have dealt with something I feel closely resembles this type of individual in my life for most of the last eight years. It was my intention to learn more about individual disorders in this psychology class than we have, so I decided to do my reaction paper on this subject so that I could learn more about it. It has never ceased to amaze me how much people take for granted that they are competent, healthy, and live normal lives when there are so many people in the world who have very real problems and cannot do so. In many of these cases they do not actually have a lot of control over those situations, or do not realize that they actually have a problem in order to seek the right kind of help. Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known to the world as Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD, involves the sufferer experiencing at least two clear identities or personality states.
When this question was first asked in 1965, 84% of Americans rated the FBI very favorably. Much of the downward trend in very favorable opinions of the FBI appears to have occurred in years past, however. The percentage with a very favorable opinion decreased to 52% in 1973, and dropped to 37% in 1975, the last time this question was asked in this format before last week. The FBI ranks low when compared to local and state law enforcement agencies. Sixty-three percent of the public said they had a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in their state police, and 59% said the same thing about their local police.
Research pertaining to substance abuse and mental health illness are prevalent in understanding how to assist individuals who are suffering from substance abuse, mental illness, or both. The research article that was most surprising to me was Treatment Benefits the Mental Health of Adolescents, Young Adults, and Adults. NEDS Fact Sheet 78 (Karageorge, 2001). This study revealed that 23% of adults reported suicide attempts prior to substance abuse treatment, the reported number of suicide attempts reduced to 4% after substance abuse treatment (Karageorge, 2007). This study was surprising due to how high the suicidal attempts were prior to treatment.
(Kinsey, Pomeroy, and Martin) Many believe this to be inaccurate due to methodology, while more “…current studies conclude that somewhere between 3% and 10% of the adult population is gay or lesbian, and perhaps a larger percentage is bisexual.”(Frankowski 2004) I offer this in contrast to the observed population of both mental health care workers and patients in residential care, with the aim of illuminating issues of causality. Data accumulated from personal observation of clients and staff at The Childrens Farm Home and accounting only for openly acknowledged homosexuals produces a statistically significant difference of 17-21% in both the staff and client
C: Therefore, this research would suggest that people of an old age do not have accurate eye witness testimony. 4. Coxon and Valentine: * They asked children (aged 8 ), young adults (aged 17) and older adults (aged 70) questions containing misleading information after they had watched a video. * They then asked a further 20 specific questions to assess whether they had accepted the misleading information or not. F: They found that the older adults were less suggestible and were the only age group not to show a statistically significant misinformation effect.
Sociopaths and Psychopaths In a recent study done, it has been proven that people are not born with Sociopathic or Psychopathic mental disorders. These disorders involve a history of anti-social personality behaviors during the childhood years, usually before the age of 15 years old. If not treated properly, these disorders can continue into adulthood. In a study done in 2007, it showed that 9.1% of the American population met the criteria for having a personality disorder. That was 30.1 million people.