I agree with the psychodynamic perspective because I have anxiety attacks from situations that have happened to me as a child. I also agree with the biological perspective because I believe everything is genetic. If someone in my close family has a mental problems, chances of me having them are high. I had a hard time choosing the one I agree with the least because for the most part I can see where each one makes
Schizophrenia can be managed, but it requires the assistance of medication and possibly other therapies. The wishful thinking of Elizabeth A. Richter in the thought that a person with schizophrenia can cure themselves is just a dream. The reality for people with schizophrenia is a lifestyle change that requires managing a disease with the aid of medication and therapies. Often times when a person with schizophrenia chooses to go off of medication they fall back into the world of delusions and faltered reality. This can cause upheaval and damage relationships within their life.
Addiction has severe negative consequences affecting the addict’s mental and physical well being. Addiction also has numerous allegations for the health of the public, because of substance abuse, addiction is now a major donor to many serious diseases and it can also result in violent behaviors. This article supports my stand point that addiction is a mental illness rather than a bad behavior and creates a solid argument on how addiction takes over the addict’s brain and is the main source of inappropriate behaviors. I can use these examples as reasons why I believe addiction is a chronic brain disease instead of a bad behavior in my research
Genetics, Brain Structure, and Behavioral Presentation Evaluation Terrie Clardy PSY 340 June 4, 2012 Taleshia L. Chandler, M.S. I got the chance to look through Team C’s slide show presentation. They chose to do their presentation on Bipolar disorder. They went into great detail about what it is, what causes it and a few treatment options. They also went into detail of patterns people with bipolar have, how genetics play a role and how a person’s family plays a role in helping the patient feel better.
She has been diagnosed as having Schizophrenia, which she feels has stigmatised her making it more difficult for her to see an optimistic future for herself. She suffers with the positive symptoms; of her illness this means that something is added to the person’s usual behaviour, such as hearing voices or delusional ideation (Powell 2000). Emma is due to move into a forensic hostel. I am interested to see how staff can assess what interventions are needed to be put in place to help with the process. These assessments can create a dilemma for
These include mania stages, delusions, hallucinations, abnormal moods and thinking patterns, suicide attempts, and major depression (Mondimore, Francis Mark 4). One of the difficulties of detecting childhood mental disorders is that symptoms such as emotional outbursts, anxiety, and depression are also a natural part of childhood development (McCredie, Scott). Dr. Bill Womack, associate professor of psychiatry and behavior science at the University of Washington School of Medicine, focuses on three as warranting serious attention. There was a definite point at which the unusual behavior started and the behavior persists more than two months (McCredie, Scott). Also, if the child isn't functioning normally in daily life (McCredie, Scott).
Suffering and pain, relationships and risk are major themes in Five Parts Dead and almost always explored in contemporary adolescent fiction novels because they are common topics that young adults encounter in their everyday lives. Suffering and pain occurs when you have a bad experience and hurt either physically or mentally as a result of it. There are many possible bad experiences that could result in suffering and pain, for example, in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Choosby, the main character, Charlie experiences mental pain as a result of depression, his best friend's suicide and the memory of abuse, he says, 'there is so much pain and I don't know how to not notice it'. While Dan on the other hand in Five Parts Dead, suffers from both mental and physical pain from the car accident. Dan broke his leg in the accident and he feels 'like roofing nails are being belted into my busted foot', while he suffers mentally because he lost three of his best mates.
Health professional may also prescribe antipsychotics to a person diagnosed with schizophrenia. This helps stabilize the level of chemicals in the brain that control the mood. Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality disorder is defined as a mental illness that results or causes mood changes, impulsive attitude/ behaviors, and/or severe problems with self-worth. This illness typically leads to disconnected or troubled close or social relationships in an individual’s life. Research indicates that signs of this disorder start in early childhood life which leads to problems that appear after early adulthood.
In order for symptoms to exist they must seriously interfere with leading a normal life. Symptoms include; Reliving the ordeal through a nightmare or flashback, Feeling that one can never relax, and must be on guard all the time to protect oneself, trouble sleeping, feeling irritable, overreacting when startled, angry outbursts or trouble concentrating. According to the 2004 census there was 57.7 million people diagnosed with PTSD in the United States. That adds up to be one out of every seventeen people are diagnosed with PTSD, and with that it turns out to be fairly common. Treatment might work through cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, and/or exposure therapy, in which the person gradually and repeatedly re-lives the frightening experience under controlled conditions to help him or her work through the trauma.
Medical Professional Issues Death and Dying As a health care provider it is important to recognize the five different stages of grief in the death and dying process in order to provide help and support to patients and their families. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Each person facing the death and dying process may not experience every stage, the stages may come and go in any order and often many stages happen simultaneously. The first stage of grief is usally denial that one is facing death. As a health care provider we must remind ourselves that denial is a normal defense mechanism and that over time patients and family members eventually come around to acceptance.