Goffman (1968), did some research on stigma which he referred to as ‘spoiled identity’ and he developed some ideas about identities and how they are presented in social roles. Mason (2001) also defines stigma as a concept often related to worry, blame, anxiety, fear, shame and stress of how the media portray the condition. Goffman (1969) described the way stigmatized people adopt their deleterious identity and general assumption made about the condition, and they respond by trying to develop an alternative and more positive analysis of their identity (Corrigan 2000; Holmes et al 1998). He then highlighted the three types of stigma: Abomination of the body, Blemishes of individual character and Tribal Goffman (1968). These are all applicable to the experience of users of health and social care services.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can be used to treat people with a wide range of mental health problems. CBT is based on the idea that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion) and how we act (behavior) all interact together. Specifically, our thoughts determine our feelings and our behavior. Therefore, negative - and unrealistic - thoughts can cause us distress and result in problems. When a person suffers with psychological distress, the way in which they interpret situations becomes skewed, which in turn has a negative impact on the actions they take.
The cognitive aspect of CBT involves learning to identify distorted patterns of thinking and forming judgments. These maladaptive thought patterns are also known as negative or maladaptive schemas, or core beliefs. Core beliefs are fundamental assumptions people have made that influence how they view the world and themselves. People get so used to thinking in these core ways that they stop noticing them or questioning them. Simply put, core beliefs are the unquestioned background themes that govern depressed people's
Biological perspective is relating anxiety to family and genetic history. Many illnesses including mental illness can be genetic. An approach for this would be anti-depressants as well anxiety medication. The perspective I agree with is the biological and psychodynamic perspective. I agree with the psychodynamic perspective because I have anxiety attacks from situations that have happened to me as a child.
Further still, I will discuss the differences between the theories that see the patient’s behavior as coming from patients mind alone versus the theories that see the patient as reacting to his/her environment. Lastly I will describe the concepts and give the vignette that explains how the Kohut theory works. Psychoanalytic theory Psychoanalytic theory was first developed by Sigmund Feud and refers to the dynamics of personality development (Asch. M, 2004) He had interacted so much with mentally ill patients and through a series of close examination of his patients; he came to discover that human behaviors are controlled by the unconscious desires. He also linked some childhood desires with the development of ones personality.
Mental Illness and the Nature of the Vulnerability Shay Ventura American Sentinel University Mental Illness and the Nature of the Vulnerability There are several conditions that are accepted as mental illnesses. Anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, addictive disorders, and personality disorders are just a few. Life experiences and extreme stressors such as the loss of a job, history of abuse, terrifying events, and even the death of a loved one can trigger a mental illness. Family history, genetics, and family history may play a role. Other factors such as traumatic brain injury, biological issues, and exposure to chemicals or viruses can contribute to mental disorders as well.
In essence, these approaches focus on behavior as important in its own right and often seek to change instances of disordered behavior via the application of clearly articulated basic principles of learning. Aaron Beck developed a series of questions to measure the intensity, severity, and depth of depression in patients with psychiatric diagnoses. This set of questions has helped many therapists determine the need for further medical treatment. This tool is widely used in cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr Aaron T. Beck Aaron T. Beck started training as psychoanalysis alongside Albert Ellis.
Discrimination can be caused by many factors. As I stated in the previous question, ”Prejudices and stereotyping are the ideas and thoughts people have about other groups of personss without regard to individual differences. I believe these lead to the actions of discrimination. The physical act of prejudice is discrimination.” An individuals upbringing plays a very important role in their outlook on prejudice and stereotypes. Also, television and friends have a hand in the ideas that are placed into an individual’s thoughts.
Running Head: CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Domestic Violence and Its Effects on Children's Identity Formation: A Research Proposal (Name) (College) (Instructor) (Course) Abstract Domestic violence while usually directed towards spousal abuse affects not only the victimized parent but also the children who are witness to the violence. Given their young ages, witnessing violence in the family setting can adversely affect a child's development both physically and emotionally especially in the formation of gender roles and identity. It is therefore important to identify to what degree does domestic violence affect children, and do children exposed to domestic violence exhibit similar characteristics or traits that may in turn help adults, counselors or teachers in identifying which children may need emotional or psychological help as a result of exposure to domestic violence I. Introduction Violence in the home or "domestic abuse" has grown to be one of society's most shameful scourges. In addition to the subordinated spouse, the children of violent homes must also be considered as victims whether or not they have been physically abused or not.
Title: Analyse a therapy used in an aspect of Mental Health Care and its Evidence Base Chosen Topic: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is an enduring mental illness and “a major psychiatric disorder, or cluster of disorders, characterised by psychotic symptoms that alter a person’s perception, thoughts, affect and behaviour” (NICE, 2009). “Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based talking therapy that attempts cognitive and behavioural change based on an individualised formulation of a client’s personal history, problems and world views” (Tai and Turkington, 2009). It was built on behavioural principles that emphasised “clear relationships between cognition, physiology and emotion” (Beck, 1952). This essay will analyse the use of CBT as a psychosocial intervention to patients with schizophrenia. Additionally, it will discuss definition of severe mental illness and why it is hard to define on a single definition and how it is being assessed for appropriate management and treatment.