RUNNING HEAD ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Abnormal Psychology Heather Bowman 11-29-2010 PSY 410 University of Phoenix Mr. Eric Niler, PhD Abnormal Psychology 1 Often times, there is inadequacy in classifying key terms by simply more than such logical antecedents- yet, the greater the culturally predicated terms require an explanation that includes acccurate, and observable terminologies that simply illuminate such states of the opposing deficiency. In an aim to end this, such scientific characterizations regarding one’s abnormalities can rest on the five following criterias: help seeking, irrationality/dangerousness, deviance, emotional distress and, significant impairment (Damour & Hansell, 2008). While the first three criteria
Discuss the function of research in a chosen area of interests Is there link between dementia and depression? In this task I'm going to analyse the link between depression and dementia, what impact have it on peoples lives such as quality of life and what is the function of research in this area. As a researchers work to reveal background of dementia disease the most interesting area of research is depression and its connection to dementia. People who have significant depression are more likely to develop depression further in life as well people with dementia who suffer from depression. If it’s left untreated it makes them even more confused and forgetful which affect quality of of life even more.The research in this particularly
Abnormal Psychology Lisa Mac Donald-Clark PSY/410 December 19, 2011 Mark Hurd Abnormal Psychology Abnormal psychology, also known as psychopathology, is the branch of psychology that deals with abnormal behaviors and mental illness (Hansell & Damour, (2008). Although psychopathology is a fascinating field of study it can be equally challenging, covering a broad range of disorders, illnesses, and symptoms. Defining abnormal psychology also poses a challenge. The fundamental concept of abnormal would seem simple in that it would include anything that falls outside of what societies considers normal. Narrowing the group association is essential in defining the behavior as normal or abnormal.
While there is no known cure for Crohn's disease, therapies can greatly reduce the signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn's disease are able to function well (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2011). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition with a relapsing-remitting disease course. Treatment often requires both induction and maintenance strategies. The management of mild to moderate Crohn’s disease is challenging because the natural history of mild disease is not known and effective treatment options are limited (Wong & Bressler, 2008).
They fear becoming dependent on others or having a very poor quality of life. Sadly, our current health care system and its practices leave people suffering unreasonably and unnecessarily at the end of life. Too often, people suffer from avoidable pain and other symptoms in their final days. And such suffering can occur even with good care. People advocate for more reliable euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide to guard against these possibilities.
Therefore, if a doctor decidedly breaches the standards expected of him, the patient would no longer have faith in their ability to help. Due to the various causes of depression from emotional trauma to hereditary genes, it is difficult to pin this condition to being prevalent in any one social group. It is also worth noting that there are so many factors that contribute to depression, many of which are biochemical. Biologically induced depression can be treated with medication; however anything to do with human emotion and genetic make-up only inspires further questions.
I believe when they are on it too long, the brain develops wrong and can cripple them mentally in the long run. I feel that some doctors have a lack of understanding on these conditions and just give out medication to hopefully fix the problem, only in the short term. People need to learn to cope with their problems without
They can forget to do the essential things that are vital. Taking medicines, hygiene and even eating are often forgotten. They can get lost or hurt and not understand what is necessary to correct a situation. Individuals cannot act in the manner of a responsible adult which is why dementia should be viewed as a disability. 3.1 List the most common causes of dementia.
C. Stage Two - Their memory and ability to take in new information continue to deteriorate. This may lead to serious mistakes, such as turning on the gas and forgetting to light it, and the person may need supervision. A sufferer may forget what they were saying mid-sentence, forget the meaning of words, have trouble calculating or making plans or decisions, and become much slower in speaking and understanding. Other problems in this stage may include changes in personality, such as becoming paranoid, obsessional or even violent; wandering and becoming lost; and difficulties with personal hygiene. D. Stage Three - Sufferers become apathetic, fail to recognize people or even their own reflection and can no longer control their bladder and bowel functions.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which is a child’s inability to focus is no longer a stage of development but rather a treatable disease. Medical Sociologist criticise the trend of ADHD as the “the transformation of badness to sickness” Other cases of what we see as normal conditions becoming defined as illnesses includes, gender and sexual difference, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders and sleeping disorder. Certain me common life processes that have been medicalized are anxiety and mood, aging, birth controlling, fertility, childbirth menopause and death. The above normal conditions may change into diseases which h will represent many cases of medicalization. In the Medical nemesis (1975) Ivan Illich argued that, “the medical profession increase illness and social problems due to medical intervention” and feminist Ehrenreich and English (1978) argued that women’s bodies were being medicalized by mostly male doctors thus menstruation and pregnancy has now become a medical problem requiring treatment such as