Running Head: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT Diagnosis and Treatment Plan for Conrad in Ordinary People Angel Horyan Lai CD195 December 11 2006 In the film, Ordinary People, Conrad is a 16 year-old high school junior, living in an affluent family. He is referred for psychotherapy after being sent to a mental health hospital for four months because of a serious suicide attempt. Conrad brother died one year ago in a boat accident, and Conrad witnessed his brother’s death. After Conrad comes home from the hospital, his father struggles to make a connection with him. However, Conrad’s mother tries to disassociate any kind of emotions from him, and she keeps Conrad’s mental problem as a family secret.
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Children Born Already Addicted to Drugs Every month, there are at least 200 babies who are born addicted to a drug in California. Every year 375,000 babies are born nationally addicted to drugs. That is 1 out of 10 babies being born that will already be addicted to drugs their first day of life. This is no way to start the first day of your life. These babies are being hooked up to monitors, trying to fight for their life because their mothers did not care enough to stop her addiction, while she was pregnant with her unborn baby.
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