This, combined with mood disturbances, can undermine relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. BPD disturbances also may include self-harm.  Without treatment, symptoms may worsen, leading (in extreme cases) to suicide attempts There is an ongoing debate between clinicians and patients worldwide regarding the term Borderline, and some suggest it be renamed, and called Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. There is concern that the diagnosis of BPD stigmatizes people and is a discriminatory practice. It is common for those suffering from BPD and their families to feel confused by a lack of clear diagnosis, effective treatments and accurate information.
Child abuse is a complex phenomenon with multiple causes. Understanding the causes of abuse is crucial to addressing the problem of child abuse. Parents who physically abuse their spouses are more likely than others to physically abuse their children (Garbarino, & Garbarino, 1994). Many physically abusive parents and caregivers insist that their actions are simply forms of discipline—ways to make children learn to behave. But there is a big difference between using physical punishment to discipline and physical abuse.
Trauma is one of the most leading causes of brain malfunction and death worldwide, and therefore making it a serious public health problem with significant social and economic cost involvement. A child that has been molested will show signs and a symptom of the negative effects of sexual abuse to the child’s thinking. Some common symptoms are poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, animal and human cruelty, and suicide. As research shows, traumatic stress caused by sexual abuse causes remarkable alteration in brain functioning and development. This could mean that sexual molestation can result in both short-term and long-term harm including mental illness like autism and bipolar personality disorder in later life.
Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
One of the most common myths is that because the individual raping is a domestic partner it is then not considered rape. This is false and the need to inform or educate the public is needed in order to get this news out. A truth about intimate partner sexual assault is that “nearly one in four women in the U.S. report experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.” (CDC 2008) A myth about intimate partner sexual assault is that an individual must be mentally ill to love someone who would rape them. This is false and often the ties that link the individuals together are deep and uneasily broken making it almost impossible to walk away. A truth about intimate partner sexual assault is that “In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data collected in 2005 that finds that women experience two million injuries from intimate partner violence each year.” (CDC 2008) A myth about intimate partner sexual assault is that if a intimate partner rapes their domestic partner it is because the individual is not giving sex up enough or depriving the aggressor.
Violating a person in such a way is horrible, cruel and it can lead to severe physiological problems of the victim. Rape is not beneficial to society and it is not agreed upon by both parties, but instead forced upon on the one not in agreement. Rape is not only with women, but also with children and men. There are those who specifically target women because they know they can overpower them if they need to in order to get their way. Children or minors may lack the judgment needed for valid consent.
Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality disorder is a disorder that affects mental health and causes major emotional instability. It can lead to other mental as well as behavioral problems. A person with borderline personality disorder usually has a very distorted self-image and often feels worthless. He/she often experiences frequent mood swings, anger, and impulsiveness, which may push people away, even if he wants to have meaningful relationships. Don’t despair if you have this type of personality disorder.
Also, if a person (within the family or outside the family of a disabled child or young person) has inappropriate thoughts or sexual addiction, then it might lead to abuse. The disabled children could find it difficult to communicate or talk about the abuse to others and report it; which makes it even harder to spot the abuse and solve
Body Paragraphs—Rough Draft The aftermath for the hate crime survivors against gays can include major effect on their psyche. Many of those who have suffered from such crimes have developed depression, stress, and anxiety disorders, in addition to having anger issues and feelings of being vulnerable because of the fact that they are a homosexual. Even the ones who may not have been victims may still have fears about coming out to others about their being gay and be ashamed of what they are because of the hate crimes they have seen or heard on other gays in their community. According to a study that Dr. Gregory Herek, a Professor of Psychology at UC Davis and also its main investigator stated that based on his findings, “Lesbian and gay
Just like children abused by their parents that in fact grow up to be abusive themselves. Kass says that children of divorce “have had no successful models to imitate” (229) and in fact “enter into relationships guardedly and tentatively” (230). Children of divorce enter a relationship looking for red flags up front and when things get difficult they never had anything in which to compare their situation. “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going;”…LITERALLY! Divorce is tragic on many levels and all too often the impact on children is more then just the shock of their parents living in two different places.