Unfamiliar is not the same as abnormal, distinction between these two is vital to understanding psychopathology and those affected by mental illness. As abnormal psychology evolves and progresses in treatments, therapies, and research the central theme of the six core concepts continues to guide researcher. These six concepts define and provide understanding of abnormality. The concepts also illustrate the range between normal and abnormal behavior of individuals experiencing personality disorders. Another concept is studying cultural and historical relativism in defining and classifying abnormality in relation to environment.
Writer, Christine Rosen, in her article "The Myth of Multitasking" expounds on the effects of multitasking. Rosen's purpose is to convey the idea that multitasking and self-distractions are detrimental to a person's all around well-being and makes wisdom difficult to be gained when a person's attention is in multiple places. Multitasking is something that everyone utilizes, sometime some more often than others. Rosen used her article to justify her theory that multitasking is detrimental to one's self; she establishes her reasoning with examples of studies done by psychologists, neurologists, and other credible sources. Rosen begins her article by quoting Lord Chesterfield where he offered the following advice "There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once, but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time".
Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterised by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability.  The definitions may vary some according to other sources.  Official criteria for diagnosing personality disorders are listed in the diagnostic manual of
These variables include social identity, gender, ethnicity, social class, and culture. They lead to many significant differences in behavior and mental processes, especially across cultures (Triandis, 1996; Peplau & Taylor, 1997). What do you think is going to be discussed in the next paragraph? Why? ____________________________________________________________ ___________________ Culture has been defined as the accumulation of values, rules of behavior, forms of expression, religious beliefs, occupational choices, and
Personality Disorders Discuss the problems related with identifying and diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder Introduction The term “borderline” means in-between things. Originally, this term was used when the clinician was unsure of the correct personality disorder diagnosis, because the patient manifested a mixture of neurotic and psychotic symptoms. Today there is a hopeful prognosis, but there are still a lot of questions to be answered and things to be learned about Borderline Personality Disorder. What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychiatric disorder that is difficult to treat, because of poor patient response and because of the trouble caused to the therapist and the treatment team.
Adolescents cultural identity formation centers on moral and religious issues due to globalization. Many people have a nightmare choosing which cultural block they want to identify themselves with. With many things going around, it is difficult to find satisfaction in one culture only and forces everyone to embody what’s happening in different cultures. There are key areas that must be challenged during multicultural formation on identity. These includes but not limited to ideology (beliefs and values), love (personal relationships), and work.
Loftus concludes the antithesis of Elliott. Loftus believes that because of the sheer horrific nature of the trauma, the events would be indelibly fixed into memory. Loftus theorizes that any report of delayed recall is a combination of suggestion, psychotherapy, and a motivation for financial gain. Goodman supports Loftus, adding “the accuracy of children’s testimony heavily depends on how they are interviewed” (Goodman, 1984, p. 25). To the contrary, in her journal article, No Escape When The Past Is Endless, Dr. Judith L. Alpert writes, “When there are multiple traumas or repeated abuse, children may take refuge in the defenses of denial, dissociation, and splitting.
3.2 The general diagnosing issues specifically surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder While it is difficult to diagnose adolescents with Personality Disorders it is also challenging in general to give a Personality Disorder diagnosis. This is because according to Tutorial Letter 101 for PYC4802 (2012, p.34), in order to diagnose Personality Disorders individuals need to be accessed over time, as well as across various scenarios. Individuals also need to be detached from symptoms that may only have appeared after specific stressors, traumatic experiences and/or fleeting mental states. Borderline Personality Disorder in particular provokes a sense doubt of in researchers and psychiatrists as well as feelings of aggravation in those who work with such patients. The diagnosis of a Borderline Personality Disorder has been disputed as some clinicians state that the disorder can be explained by various comorbid conditions or as alternative disorders found on Axis 1 of the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Personality Disorders), such as a mood disorder (Goodman, Hazlett, New, Koenigsberg & Siever, 2009, p.
Psychology Name Institution Challenges in Identifying Mental Disorders Mental disorder is a condition that has affected many people in the world. However, what is worrying much is the complexity of identifying the challenging disorder. This paper tries to examine the difficulties that medics face in identifying and recognizing most of the mental disorders. This means that failure to identify the actual disorder results to giving wrong medication or inappropriate special care. Therefore, understanding the impact of a person’s mental health developmental problem and its medical features becomes a paramount issue when it comes to diagnosis and medical intervention (Kenrick, 2009).
In this definition, the words suggestive images and messages can be open to so many interpretations that it may not generate the accurate information the researchers hope to achieve. They highlighted that the current phenomenon should be of concern to parents, healthcare professionals, educators, and law enforcement; since, there are negative consequences associated with sexting. In addition, the researchers mentioned that, these teenagers do not have the same capacity as adults to make rational choices before engaging in risky behaviors. Such a statement can be true; however, are they making a general statement that infer teenagers do not make rational decisions as adults? This is a harsh statement, which I think should be reconsidered, since there are teenagers that make rational decisions just as adults