The New School Psychology Bulletin Volume 5, No. 1, 2007 Jeffrey Dahmer: His Complicated, Comorbid Psychopathologies and Treatment Implications Abigail Strubel, M.A.1 Abstract ~ The American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was afflicted with a unique constellation of psychological and personality disorders, as well as severe social skill deficits. The study of such a case can illuminate possible links between seemingly distinct disorders, such as pedophilia and substance abuse, and attempted treatment of such a person could prove a useful research means into developing treatment protocols for clients with similar disorders. The author examines a journalist's account of Dahmer's behavior as the primary source of information about his disorders,
“The Soloist” Analysis Schizophrenia, a severe brain disorder, is shown through a main character and is the basis of the movie. People with this disorder may hear voices others don’t and may believe that others are controlling their thoughts. This can terrify people with this illness and make them very agitated. Schizophrenics may not make sense when they talk and may sit for hours going on with their thoughts. There are many symptoms falling into schizophrenia including hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, movement disorders, and cognitive symptoms.
Paranoid schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that affects many people. This type of disorder is a concrete, pervasive delusional system that is personified by that person's persecutory and grandiose beliefs. People affected by this brain disorder exhibit suspiciousness and mistrust of others. The psychopathology of this disorder can be catergorized in a few types of different onsets during the disease process. Before the actual onset of the disease the patient can become withdrawn, defiant, distrustful, defiant and sarcastic.
As a substitute, psychosis is a very debilitating symptom that is present in several different disorders, particularly schizophrenia. (Hansell and Damour 2005) define psychosis as “…a state of being profoundly out of touch with reality” (p. 393). Psychotic individuals may experiences delusions or hallucinations, which are the two most universally known symptoms of schizophrenia. As a result, schizophrenia and psychosis are carefully linked. Nevertheless, psychosis may be present in other disorders including severe mood disorders and personality disorders (Hansell & Damour,
According to the screenplay writer, Akiva Goldsman, this movie is not literally about Nash's life. It focused its attention more towards John Nash's genius nature, his experience with schizophrenia and his Nobel Prize award and was reconstructed as a semi-fictional story. In the movie, Nash and his wife, Alicia are portrayed as a devoted couple and showed how they faced the challenges together. But this movie omitted some important events of Nash's life including his homosexuality status, his affair with a nurse, his status as a father to an illegitimate son and his divorce with his wife. Ron Howard, the director, and Akiva Goldsman also added some espionage element into the movie.
A Little Vial that Changed a Man. Do you possibly like mad scientist stories with a twist? Then Then this is a story for a scholar. In the popular book Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, there is a man, Doctor Jekyll, who has many issues one main one being-- internal conflict. It comes from a small vial created in his lab as he includes the use of transadentalism into his expirment.
Healer or Mentally Ill Mad Man ? Healer or Mentally Ill Mad Man? An Exploration of Shamanism in Relation to Schizophrenia The intention of this paper is to explore the various opinions and debates in regards to schizophrenia in relation to shamanism. The sources drawn upon in this paper date from 1983 to 2006 however there has been further debate before and after these years. The question explored throughout the five sources is if in fact shamans are affected by a psychopathic disorder, most commonly schizophrenia and the arguments backing the opposing opinion are convincing for both positions on the matter.
Mental Diseases of Macbeth Analyzing a fictional character as a psychiatrist from a separate time period shows how and depicts why a character may act and do certain things. In this case, Macbeth, from the tragic novel, is the patient who is to be analyzed, and finding out what mental diseases he sustains is the goal. Throughout the story of Macbeth, certain moments hint at or give an obvious clue as to what mental issues Macbeth undergoes. Due to the events in which have occurred in Macbeth’s life, he has retained many mental illnesses that are disrupting to common life: having committed homicide, this causes him to have Paranoia, worrying about others out to get him, the murder in which he committed also triggered loss of sleep, better known as Insomnia, and hallucinations which he experiences before his murder and the sounds that he “hears” remain due to his future murder, and are known symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Attending were psychologists, psychiatrists, and representatives from recent school shootings, including a large Columbine contingent. Attorney General Janet Reno was in attendance. The FBI eventually published a major report on school shooters, though it steered clear of pinpointing the causes of any individual case. On the fifth anniversary of Columbine, the FBI's lead Columbine investigator and several psychiatrists went public with their conclusions in a news article.  There they argued Harris was a clinical psychopath and Klebold was depressive.