DSM-IV Evaluation Case Study 1-DSM-IV: Schizoid Personality Disorder People experiencing Schizoid Personality Disorder are indifferent in his or her social relationships. He or she prefers to be mostly alone and feels discomfort in close relationships including their own family. Many of them are loners throughout his or her life, mostly by free will and show little emotion, which makes him or her seem cold and detached. The possible causes, according to psychodynamic theorists, rely on the person’s childhood. His or her childhood was most likely difficult or even abusive and lacked love from their parents.
The Gaitas each faced their own fears of unable to belong, but none so as much as Christina who dies to the loneliness of been unable to fit in. “He found her just staring into the fire” describes Raymond, illustrating how desperate his mother had been. As a result she is characterized as ‘appearing to be cheerful and vivacious’ but in truth ‘deeply depressed.’ Christina is an allusion of the displaced socialite hungry for a sense of fulfillment and security, in a place where she cannot get the acceptance she seeks; she wants to ‘fall asleep and die”. She feels geographically and culturally displaced, as a result she never settles into Frogmore. Raymond uses a series of fragmented repetitions to convey the alienation felt by Christina.
Not even the children are happy in the “ideal house.” Later the poem says: “I saw her yesterday at forty-three, her children gone, her husband one year dead, toying with plots to kill time and re-wed illusions of lost opportunity." She realizes that it is too late to go back and choose a different path, but she wonders what her life would have been like if she had chosen differently. The man with real pearl cufflinks is not there for her anymore; her children are not living at home. She is lonely and lonely is a feeling that she is not used to. She is no longer satisfied with her life because everything that she wanted and had is gone.
In “A Sorrowful Woman” Godwin’s unnamed wife character, starts off in depression and only worsens as the story progresses. Faye is upset because she does not have a child and desperately wants to give one to Kai; Godwin’s unnamed wife is upset and is desperately trying to escape from the child and husband and her mother duties that she already has. Faye’s attitude towards her family is making everyone in contact with her unbearable. As Van Der Zee states “She was making life unbearable for everyone around her.” (5). It was because “Everybody worried about her.
Therefore, it is important for the client to be reviewed in hypnotherapy on a one to one basis and not as a group, which could in turn result in a less effective form of treatment being provided. Each of these disorders is discussed below in terms of similarities and differences, as well as the considerations that need to be made in the treatment of these disorders. It is likely that in some point in our lives we will all suffer from some of stress, for example a new challenge such as moving house, new job, bereavement and many other things could lead to us feeling stressed. However, as mentioned, every individual is different which leads to the fact that we all have different coping strategies. Some challenges will lead to stress in many individuals but not in other individuals.
She feels tense as if her body is tightening up. Tina feels irritability about things that did not previously bother her, such as her teenage daughters playing loud music, squabbling, or talking on the phone too long. The lack of sleep Tina is getting because of worry is leading to her being tired all the time. The worry and irritability have left her body feeling tense as if her body is in knots.DSM Criterion 4 - Significant distress or impairment.Correlating Behavior from Case Study: Tina indicates the days since her husband's death have been miserable, and the least thing sets her off. Tina's distress is impairing her ability to sleep at night, maintain energy during the day, parent her daughters without irritability, and drive without feeling anxious, particularly
Outline and evaluate the research into privation. Privation is the term given to the inability to form attachments as a result of complete lack of emotional care, especially during the first few years of a child’s life. This can happen for many different reasons, a child may be neglected by parents who do not love them (example being a mother suffering from post natal depression who finds it hard to form a bond with her child, and may give it what it needs to survive with regards to feeding and cleaning, but disregard it’s emotional needs such as holding and comforting the child when upset). It could happen if a child is completely abandoned at birth, is abused by the parents or if a child behaves undesirably (ie, excessive crying with no way of comforting it) the mother or carer (in cases of adopted children) may find it so hard to cope that they have the child put into care. This could lead to a child being repeatedly moved from family to family, preventing it from forming an attachment to one specific carer.
This fact led to a whirlwind of emotions throughout her life and ultimately, three major ways to describe Marya. Marya blames dependency for her unhappiness. Early in Marya's life she decided that dependence on other people and involvement in relationships resulted in her limited freedom. Somehow her parents, whom she depended on and trusted, disappeared from her life. Because of their "betrayal," she was sent to live in her relative's home where she was powerless, had few possessions since the family was very poor, and had limited freedom.
Isolation” and “Autonomy vs. Shame and Doubt.” Due to his mother’s domineering lifestyle, Gein missed a lot of developmental milestones in life and because of her outlook on sexual activity Gein died a virgin. Other than the feelings he had for his mother, Gein never knew the effects of intimacy and throughout her presence in Gein’s life he was very isolated. Caused by the missing of the milestone in development of intimacy vs. isolation, gave way to the milestone of autonomy vs. shame and doubt was missed as well. Any self-esteem that was achieved by Gein was both bolstered and hindered by his mother. Gein experienced the extreme negative side of both these theories of development.
Children of Divorce Michael LaBarge DeVry University Children of Divorce According to Elizabeth Osmer’s biography (n.d.), growing up in a dysfunctional family, she was forced to take care of herself due to the fact that the adults in her family did not have the parenting skills needed to take care of her. Because she did not have the proper adult guidance and supervision in her childhood, she grew through adolescence and into adulthood lacking the life skills needed to be a healthy, productive member of society. This led her down a path of constant self-destruction. For many years she spiraled out of control. Trying to cope with the life she was in, she used what few skills she had acquired to manage her life.