One of the main issues pertaining to diagnosis is the reliability of it. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) are the main references for when psychologists are determining whether or not someone has a phobia. If diagnosis was being done with little or no reference to the mentioned articles then it would not be very reliable, as opposed to if they were being cited then it would be a much more reliable classification. Another problem is that it is very possible for diagnostic disagreements to occur due to differences in interpreting the causes or effects. For example, one of the main constituents of a phobia is generally described as being where the ‘anxiety causes interference with the functioning of a normal life’, but what if different doctors had different ideas of what a normal life was?
Youth Violence in Schools American InterContinental University Abstract During this paper, I will discuss youth violence in schools, and how the media has portrayed it. I will focus on the urban schools since it has the bulk of stigmatism resulting from public opponents with who placed blame on the parents opposed to the type of community these children are forced to be a part of. In addition, there is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is the cause of many of these youths acting out. lastly, acknowledging the social groups and parents who are trying to aid with being positive in fighting those stigmas and obstacles by educating them and giving them different types of avenues to spend their time. Violence in Schools I chose Youth Violence in Schools as the topic for my post.
ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can carry on through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behaviour and hyperactivity. Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD, but many studies suggest that genes are a factor. In addition to genetics, researchers are looking at possible environmental factors, and are studying how brain injuries, nutrition, and the social environment might cause ADHD. Children who have suffered a brain injury may show some behaviour similar to those of ADHD.
What’s Wrong with This Picture? Psychologist at times will use a test call the Rorschach Inkblot Test to assess personality and mental illnesses of people. This has been found to be an inaccurate way to test people for mental illness. The test consists of 10 cards with inkblots on them. They are shown to people and they must respond with what they see.
In the article “The Mental Health of Children Who Witness Domestic Violence”, Meltzer et al. (2009) noted that domestic violence is not only limited to seeing the actual violent acts taking place, but it also includes witnessing the outcomes of the violence. These outcomes can include seeing their parent hurt and depressed, as well as noticing the broken objects left around the house. As well as defining domestic violence, Meltzer et al. (2009) discussed the steps that were taken to conduct a random research on families and children that had been exposed to domestic violence
Numerous professionals within the team are trained in CBT, and use CBT to treat a wide range of issues including self-harm; this is where my interest derives. Through involvement it proved CBT to be efficacious in treating depression and problem solving ability among others thus I have decided to research further into the effectiveness of CBT in the treatment of self-harm. Through research it is evident that self-harming behaviour is frequent among adolescents and young adults and these behaviours are not only challenging on their own but are major risk factors for future suicide (Robinson et al, 2011). “Deliberate self-harm among young people is an important focus of policy and practice internationally. Nonetheless, there is little reliable comparative international information on its extent or characteristics” (Madge et al, 2008:667).
For example, one psychologist may use descriptive psychopathology to which will strive to provide answers for symptoms or mental illness. Either way, psychopathology is formally used to study mental illness or the distresses which may be affecting an individual. The issues of the abnormal psychology will assist in the study by the way we would use it in the attempt to capture interest, trigger concerns, and demands our attention. It also brings us to form and ask certain questions pertaining to any study. Psychopathology is not the same as psychopathy, which has to do with antisocial
Psychology Qualitative research collects information that is not in numerical form. For example, diary accounts, open-ended questionnaires, unstructured interviews and unstructured observations. Qualitative data is usually descriptive data and is harder to analyze than quantitative data. Qualitative research is useful for studies at the individual level and to find out the ways in which people think or feel. (Example case studies) Analysis of qualitative data is difficult and requires accurate description of participant responses, also data and great care must be taken when doing so, for example; looking for symptoms of mental illness.
In today’s unfortunate violent world we are poised to watch our every move for ourselves and the ones who can not defend themselves…Children. Everyday it seems that a child is some how hurt, abused and possible killed. So what areas do parents, teachers and law enforcement officials need to concentrate on in order to ensure children are probably provided for and cared for? This research and presentation will allow the current facts and procedures to be discovered in order to make sure our children our safe. Assaults on Children Assaults on children can include a broad area of types of danger that children are exposed to and what they can become victims of.
However I thought this was the toughest stage in life, regarding motherhood, but I was so wrong… Now that I am a teacher I know for sure the worst stage is yet to come. Dealing with difficult adolescents is extraordinarily challenging, not only for parents but also for the teachers. Therapists are aware of the effect of divorce and/or broken homes can have on the child´s learning potential as well as school behavior. In fact teachers can generally predict an evolving divorce based on observation of the student´s school performance. Although children experience divorce and separation differently, the one constant that should be addressed are the child´s feelings of abandonment, mistrust and symptoms that define the emotions of an attachment disorder, factors that also seriously affect school learning.