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Healthcare Concerning Mental Illness - Healthcare Concerning Mental Illness As of now, there is no general consensus that would require states to cover mental health (Cauchi, Landess, & Thangasamy 2011). Out of the 49 states that do cover mental illness, there are three main categories that vary considerably; mental health “parity” or equal coverage laws, minimum mandated mental health benefit laws, and mental health “mandated offering laws.” Mental illness is as serious a condition as any other health condition. It should be covered as such....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - I have a friend who is pervasive enough to know she needs professional help with a form of mental illness. She does not want professional help. She feels if she has to take medications for the rest of her life, or worse, have a long term stay at a behavioral health facility where they might over medicate her if she is oppositional to the treatments that her life and freedom to choose will be over. She could have a better quality of life once the right treatment is found. Everyone may know someone with mental illness, whether they have a psychotic disorder including schizophrenia and its four classifications, Schizoid Effective, Bi-polar Mania, the Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s Syndrome, Depression, ADHD or ADD just to name a few....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Mental Health Equality - Mental Health Equality People with serious socio-emotional and emotional disturbances are challenged in many aspects of life. Historically people of color with serious mental health related issues had little assistance and chances to having their needs met equally to Whites. In order to properly or adequately address the emotional and mental wellbeing of everyone on an equal basis, the stigma association must be removed from people of color. Mental Health Perspective In order to function well mentally one is perceived to have a healthy mental perspective....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Mental Illness and Public Administration - Mental illness is a prevalent issue in our country today. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimated that 20-25% of our nations homeless suffer from mental illness (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2009). Many people with mental illness end up in prison without proper care and supportive housing (NAMI, 2011). Without proper care, people with severe mental illness cannot function as productive members of society (HCH Clinician’s Network, 2000). Proper housing, care, and professionals to guide them, the quality of life for people with severe mental illness is poor....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Stigma of Mental Disorder - While stigma may not necessarily be a cause of a person’s mental disorder, it can certainly contribute to the complication and perpetuation of their illness. The effect of stigma goes well beyond just the patient and provides a commentary on society’s overall level of intolerance of those who are considered different from the majority. By recognizing the level of stigma that exists, perhaps we can alter that behavior and gravitate towards a more productive attitude towards mental illness. There are certain negative connotations that people use when identifying those who they consider to be different from the majority....   [tags: Mental Illness] 972 words
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Mental Illness: Depression - Depression is a mental health condition which is widely recognised as one of the most common conditions for which people seek and receive care. There are many specific nursing problems which are encompassed by the medical term “depression” and these include physical, cognitive and behavioural patterns. Successful treatments of depression are psychosocial interventions which aim to identify and challenge a depressed persons pessimistic attitudes and beliefs and which promote an individuals’ participation in rewarding activities in an attempt to reduce any negative behaviours....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Exploring the Mental Illness of Schizophrenia - Many people have ignored the illness that affects about one percent of the population. Schizophrenia is the mental illness that I’m referring to. Schizophrenia is a psychotic illness which is can be never-ending, severe, and brain distorting. I’ve grown interest in this particular topic for several reasons. One influence came from my interesting aunt. The problem started when I noticed the farfetched information my Aunt relayed to me. “Hey Aunt, how are you?” I squealed “I’m not so good, I feel like people are putting poison in my food.” Aunt claimed “Who?” I exclaimed “The nursing home,” Aunt yelled “I don’t think they are doing that Aunt,” “Yes, these people hate me; they also are stealing from me!” Aunt cried “What....   [tags: mental health] 1529 words
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The Effects of Exercise on Mental Health - Some hypothesize that moderate levels of exercise will decrease the symptoms of mental health conditions (Blumenthal et al., 2007; Diaz & Motta, 2008; Motta, Kuligowski, & Marino, 2010; Rosenbaum, Nguyen, Lenehan, Tiedemann, van der Ploeg, & Sherrington, 2011) and therefore be used as an alternative or complimentary treatment option for mental health (Libby, Pilver, & Desai, 2012). While the research of Blumenthal et al. (2007) focused on exercise being effective in reducing self-reported depressive symptoms, Diaz and Motta (2008) and Motta, Kuligowski, and Marino (2010) looked at the positive effects of exercise on depression, anxiety and PTSD....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Schizophrenia The Challenging Mental Illness - Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder characterized by the breakdown of the thought processes, of emotional responsiveness and of contact with reality. The term schizophrenia itself means “fragmented mind.” A person with this disorder has trouble with deciphering between what is “real” and what is “unreal”. (Gur & Johnson, 2006) Symptoms of schizophrenia can be divided into five categories: psychotic symptoms, negative symptoms, cognitive impairment, mood problems, and behavioral disturbances....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Health Care Assessment - For confidentiality (NMC, 2008) purposes, patients’ real names will not be used. Introduction Within this essay, I will reflect and critically analyse an OSCE which has increased my awareness, or challenged my understanding, in assessing the holistic needs of a service user (John), referred by his GP, whilst incorporating a care plan using the Care Programme Approach (CPA). By utilising this programme and other sources of current literature, I hope to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding in relation to this skill as well as identifying areas with scope for learning....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - Young adults’ emergence of mental illness throughout history has perpetuated certain stigmas that have changed the way mental illness has been accepted; proper education and tolerance are the ways mental illness can be accepted and treated as the disorder that it is today. Webster’s dictionary defines a stigma as a mark of social disgrace. The stigmas surrounding mental illness have, for many years, stifled peoples interests in learning about the disorders people must live with. Mental illness has been around as long as people have been around....   [tags: Mental Health, informative, psychology]
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Mental Health State - Low vision assessments as a routine normally include case history and psychophysical measurements. By adding mental health state and low vision quality of life questionnaires during case history, a better quality of low vision rehabilitation can be offered to low vision patients. Low vision rehabilitation is very rewarding because much can be offered to assist the low vision patients. We report a 43-years old female who had tractional retinal detachment secondary to diabetic retinopathy and how low vision rehabilitation can be improved by adding simple steps incorporating mental health state and quality of life questionnaire which can be measured objectively during case history in low vision assessment....   [tags: Healthcare, Vision, Mental Health]
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The Effects of Forgiveness on Mental Health - Forgiveness has been defined in many ways by psychologists and researchers with no one universal definition. Hill (as cited in Maltby, Day and Mackaskill 2001) state that it is widely agreed that forgiveness involves a willingness to abandon resentment, negative judgement and indifferent behaviour towards the person who has hurt them Although research is recent, from the last 15 years, it has helped develop our understanding of forgiveness . Research has shown that forgiveness gives positive mental health and prevents the development of mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and stress....   [tags: Mental Health Psychology]
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Margery Kempe and Mental Illness - Margery Kempe: mother, mystic, mentally ill. Throughout The Book of Margery Kempe, Margery is burdened with the gift of tears. To onlookers, her behaviour seems erratic and threatening; strangers and acquaintances often wonder if devils possessing her cause her passionate wailing. Margery is often questioned about her tears, and isolated from people who fail to understand that she is one of Christ’s “chosen souls” (24). Margery sees these social difficulties as trials of her faith, and says, “For ever the more slander and reproof that she suffered, the more she increased in grace and in devotion of holy meditation” (Kempe 4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis Mental Illness]
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Common Mental Disorders in Colombian Women - Introduction The common mental disorders represent a major public health problem. The prevalence of common mental disorders varies according to the method of evaluation, either with the use of a scale or conducting an interview. The prevalence of common mental disorders is almost 25%, if it is used the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12).1 Common mental disorders are more frequent among women than men; it seems that women are more sensitive to stressors. Around the world, common mental disorders produce a negative impact on life quality of many women....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Dominic Carter's Struggle With Mental Illness - Mental illness is a plague that incapacitates the human brain and corrupts people’s thoughts and feelings. “In the United States and internationally mental disorders are common.“ According to the National Institute of mental Health (Statistic, page 1) an estimated 26.2 percent of American ages 18 and older , that’s about one in four adults, suffer from diagnosable mental disorder in a given year”. Many people walk the challenges of mental illness without a proper diagnosis, or confirming their suspicion that something is wrong with how they are functioning on a daily basis....   [tags: Mental Illness] 1296 words
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Impacts of Mental Health of Students in Schools - Can you picture the student voted “most likely to succeed” in your graduating class. This individual must have had everything going for them. They probably had good grades, popular, never in trouble, no health issues and socially and emotionally stable. However, twenty years later, after graduating college, a successful business owner, had a beautiful wife and three kids, he decides emotionally he is done and takes his own life. Mental health issues can manifest at anytime with varying degrees of significance on the emotional stability of a person....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Telepsychiatry: Improving Mental Health Possibilities - INTRODUCTION It is widely recognized that mental illness affects a significant proportion of the population; however, it is complicated to determine exact numbers. This problem can be attributed to such issues as the changing definitions of mental illness as well as difficulties in classifying, diagnosing, and reporting mental disorders. Limitations to adequate mental health services including social stigma, cultural incompatibility between patients and providers, language barriers, lack of insurance and logistical barriers....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has a number of features. First of all, every disorder is identified using a name and a numerical code. In addition, the manual provides the criteria for diagnosing each disorder as well as establishes subtypes of a disorder and examples that would illustrate the disorder. The manual goes further by addressing the typical age of onset, culturally related information, gender-related information, prevalence of a disorder, typical clinical course of a disorder, typical predisposing factors of a disorder and genetic family patterns of a disease (Summers, 2009)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Mental Illness and Health Care for the Mentally Ill - Case Study Mental Illness has a broad spectrum in the definition of mental illness; any of various psychiatric conditions, usually characterized by impairment of an individual’s normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning, and caused by physiological or psychosocial factors. Also called mental disease, mental disorder. The broad definition also includes that a mental illness is dependent upon a society’s norm and whether corresponding behaviors go against these norms and whether corresponding behaviors considered ad either deviance or even as a mental illness....   [tags: mental health]
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How Stigma and Discrimination Effect Mental Illness - Mental illness is a term which is used when a persons mind is affected in some way by a group of illnesses (Ministry of Health [MOH], 2009). People with mental health issues have been viewed and treated in a variety of ways within western society throughout time. Historically if an individual displayed behaviours which disrupted their function in society and defied social norms they stood out and were thought of or viewed as lunatics, insane or even cursed (Cowan, 2008; Elder & Evans & Nizette, 2009)....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Illness, Homelessness, and Public Administration: Recommendations - Dealing with severe mental illness and homelessness is a complex issue that affects the person dealing with the illness, their families, the community, and the government. In the past, people with severe mental illness were treated in institutions but in the 1960’s policies were changed and treatment moved to the communities (Newman & Goldman, 2009). Since that time, issues have arisen with housing and supportive services with the severely mentally ill population. After reviewing the issues with the current programs and policies in my previous two papers, the following is my recommendation on how to improve on the issue....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Retardation Does Not Always Slow People Down - People who are born with Mental Retardation (MR) often have many gifts to give. I have an aunt with MR who is one of the most remarkable people at remembering names and events. As I was recently delving into our family history for a genogram assignment, my aunt was one of our only family members who could quickly recall that names of my cousin’s second husband’s children. Despite the intellectual capabilities of the other family members in the room, we fell short of remembering names while my aunt who was diagnosed with MR at the age of 12 months did not....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Challenges in The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe was a famous American author who specialised in short story and gothic fiction. One of Poe’s most famous works was The Tell-Tale Heart which explores murder, mental illness, cruelty and horror. The viewer becomes aware of the unprovoked mental challenges between characters which heightens the tension and fear, as darkness envelops the reader and the strong beating of a heart gradually grows louder. In order to create a more dramatic storyline, Poe has applied a range of narrative techniques including characters, point of view, setting, and theme, to amplify the intensity of the text and to elicit fear within the reader....   [tags: Mental Illness, Edgar Allan Poe,] 602 words
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Mental Retardation in American Society - Mental Retardation in American Society Mental retardation is a very serious illness, and most of the American population is ignorant regarding the subject. Approximately 3 percent of people in the U.S. are considered mentally retarded. With a percentage like this, the ignorance on the subject is bizarre. The nation has adopted slang terms such as “retard”, to insult others. Using this term is a way to call someone stupid. But there is a lot that people do not understand about mental disabilities....   [tags: Mental Retardation Disabilities Essays]
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Developing a Regional Mental Health Hospital Which Offers A Therapeutic Environment - A. Problem and Its Sittings A.1. Background of the Study Mental health is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. Also mental health is an expression of our emotions and signifies a successful adaptation to a range of demands. It describes either a level of cognitive or emotional well-being or an absence of a mental disorder....   [tags: Mental Health] 1330 words
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My Bio-Ecological Experience with Regard to Mental Illnesses - I am fortunate to live in a culture that accepts mental illnesses for what they are; treatable disorders. In macrosystem of western Canada, even though not much is generally known about mental illnesses, the overall feeling is that people living with these disorders need and should be provided the help and support they deserve. With the mental illness issues in the downtown east side in Vancouver so pervasive, we see the horrible extreme when these illnesses are left untreated. I don’t know of a person who wouldn’t agree that those who suffer with a mental illness deserve help, regardless of their socioeconomic status....   [tags: Psychology, Mental Health]
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The History of Dorthea Dix's Creation of Mental Asylums - The mental insane in the 1800s were treated as sins from God. If a family had a family member with a mental disability during that period the family was expected to hide and be ashamed of that member. Usually only the well being were able to hide the ill member, the lower classes because of the cost of a useless extra family member, were forced to turn their insane member to the streets. Asylums for the mental ill were first developed by Dorothea Dix after her horrified visit to Bedlam hospital....   [tags: Dorthea Dix, Mental Asylums, ] 1052 words
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Forgotten Kids with Mental Illness - Forgotten Kids are children that have disabilities that are barely visible. They have their arms and legs, can see and hear, run, play, etc., but most have never been invited to a birthday party or to a sleep over. They are the last to be chosen to play and the first to be blamed. Their illnesses aren’t fatal, but a small part of their hearts and souls die with every rejection. Their behaviors seem odd or unpredictable to themselves as much as to society. They are misunderstood and overlooked, thus the name “Forgotten Kids.” Maybe I can bring understanding by showing and providing insight into the life of a child struck with mental illness and hopefully people will realize that my child is just as special as the next....   [tags: Children with Mental Disabilities] 741 words
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The Role of Risk Factors and Protective Factors on Mental Health and Well-Being - In today’s society, there is substantial variation in the number of incidences of mental health disorders between individuals within a population. Even though most individuals with mental health problems do not seek professional help, the rehabilitation and treatment of those who do, does not decrease the number of psychological problems in a population. Instead, the number of mental disorders remains the same and/or possibly increases. It is therefore crucial to practice and use preventative approaches to control and possibly eliminate biological, psychological and social stressors that are detrimental to one’s psychological health....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Mental Health Experts: Client Therapist vs. Court Forensic Expert - The primary purpose of this paper is to attest that the dual roles that mental health experts assume as both a therapist for the client and as a forensic expert in court proceedings are not compatible. The paper also focuses on arguments which confirm the incompatibility of these roles and analyzes past researches that would support the claim. Specifically, the paper discusses points that explain the incompatibility, such as the goals, the client, and attitudes towards the client. The paper further indicates that mental health experts must refrain from assuming dual roles that do not ethically coincide....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America - Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America The media in American society has a major influential impact on the minds and beliefs of millions of people. Whether through the news, television shows, or film, the media acts as a huge database for knowledge and instruction. It is both an auditory and visual database that can press images and ideas into people's minds. Even if the individual has no prior exposure or knowledge to something, the media can project into people's minds and leave a lasting impression....   [tags: Media American Society Mental Illnesses Essays]
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Mental Illness and Mental Health - Introduction Psychology is portrayed as a noble field where clinicians seek who help clients through the human suffering that they experience from psychiatric issues. There is controversy as to what constitutes human suffering to the extent that therapeutic and pharmacological interventions need to occur. The line between normal functioning or coping with the realities of life and psychiatric illness appears to blur further with every new addition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) from the American Psychiatric Association (APA)....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Meaning of Mental Health and Ill-health - Mental health as Pilgrim (2005) stated is used positively to indicate a state of psychological wellbeing and negatively to indicate its opposite, or euphemistically to indicate facilities used by, or imposed upon, people with mental problems (pg 3) although Richards (2002) argued the concept of sanity and insanity are relative and may vary according to individual and social perspectives, and illustrated that an acceptable behaviour at an arts festival may not be perceived similar in a private home and that there are times when every one of us could be considered to be in an abnormal state of mind (pg 13-15) and in that regard dispensed the term ‘madness’ which could have emotive meaning, is neither a medical term nor a diagnosis and could imply lack of wholeness, control and hope and implicate a perception of fear (pg 16) while Stevens and Price (2006) summoned the idea that psychiatric symptoms were probably manifestations of ancient adaptive strategies inappropriate in the current epoch but could be understood and treated in an evolutionary and developmental context....   [tags: psychology, psychiatry, menthal disorder]
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Mental Health - This research paper provides the history, demographics, epidemiological information about older immigrants` mental health problem in Australia, analysis of the key health issue within a country and gives clearly answer for how those problems could be improved. This research identifies the predictors of psychological distress in newly arrived older immigrants to Australia. Besides the conclusion that How health professionals are acting to modify determinants of health. As observed previously, health is a product of influence between individuals and their environments (Mcmurray.A & Clendon.J 2011), Such as socio-economy, family, culture, resources and education those number of main factors that determine health and wellbeing....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1378 words
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Mental Illness - Unfortunately there are people who are born less fortunate than other's. Some are slower than others, and there are some who pick up. Sadly some are made fun of because of the condition. This is when mental retardation comes into place. In my report I will be talking about mental retardation and the different kids of mental illnesses. Mental retardation is often thought of a disease ( Mental retardation 1 ). Disease would be the wrong term. Mental retardation is a term for wide range or conditions ( Mental retardation 1 )....   [tags: essays research papers] 2473 words
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Mental Illness - Mental Illness Mental illness is an issue that hits extremely close to home. Both of my uncles on my fathers side developed schizophrenia in their 20’s. One of them, upon being diagnosed, committed suicide. This happened before I was born, but the fall-out is still visible in my family. The other now lives in a home for those with mental illness. He is on medication, which helps with many of the symptoms, and has been an important pillar in my life. There is a fair chance that either my brother or I may contract schizophrenia, and for these reasons, mental illness will always be a large part of my life....   [tags: Psychology Mentally Sick Essays] 1157 words
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Mental Illness - The name The name of my book is Mental Illness by Gilda Berger. Mental illness is a disorder characterized by disturbances in a person’s thoughts, emotions, or behavior. The term mental illness can refer to a wide variety of disorders, ranging from those that cause mild distress to those that severely impair a person’s ability to function. Today, mental illness is considered to range from such ideas as eating disorders to personality disorders. Mental illnesses have been reported as far back as to 4000-5000 years ago....   [tags: essays research papers] 1143 words
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Mental Illnesses - Mental Illnesses *Missing Works Cited* There is a wide range of problems considered "psychological disorders". Each is very different, and very complex in it's own rite. Over 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and schizophrenia (Roleff 50). Most people understand that these disorders are quite difficult to live with, and indeed misfortunate. However, there simply is not enough known about mental illnesses to make the public acutely aware of how serious these disorders really are....   [tags: Papers] 904 words
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Mental Illness - Mental Illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. They result in substantially diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. (Mental Illness Defined) There are some different perspectives on the causes of mental illness. The perspectives include the biological, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential, behavioral, cognitive, and sociocultural. Advances in brain imaging techniques have helped scientists study the role of brain structure in mental illness....   [tags: essays research papers] 587 words
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mental disorder - The definition of the concept of a “mental disorder,” is fundamental to the mental health field and has been an important yet controversial issue in psychology. To properly assess, treat, and even prevent mental disorders, psychologists must initially develop a clear understanding of the term. Labeling a person’s behavior as a mental disorder can affect the way they are viewed by others and the way in which they view themselves. Thus, it is important to achieve a good measure of what constitutes a mental disorder so that they are accurately diagnosed and treated....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mental Disorders - Mental Disorders There are many diseases and disorders that may affect the human mind. Some of these are serious, while others are minor and may not even be noticed. Some of the disorders and diseases to be covered in this report are delirium, dementia, and schizophrenia, also a discussion of specific symptoms and treatments available for the different disorders. A mental illness is defined as any disease that affects a person's mind, thoughts, emotions, personality, or behavior. For any mental illness, as in a physical illness, there are symptoms that make it possible to identify when a person is suffering from a mental disorder or illness....   [tags: Papers] 1476 words
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Mental Retardation - Mental Retardation Mental retardation is defined as, an individual with limitations in cognitive ability and adaptive behaviors that interfere with learning. Individuals with mental retardation learn at a slower pace, have low IQs, and may reach a level where learning stops. There are no exact causes for mental retardation but some things are associated with the disability. Prenatal development problems, childbirth difficulties, and a childhood brain injury can all lead to mental retardation....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Mental Disorders - Mental Disorders The term mental disorder means psycological and behavioral syndromes that deviate signicantly from those typical of human beings enjoying good mental health. All that mumbo jumbo means that a person with a mental disorder was a few cards short of a full deck. This is probably not the persons fault that they are like this they were just born this way. These people are not all a like. They are not even in exact classes because all of the classes have not been seperated yet. In most cases a normal person that has no disorders is afraid of these type of people....   [tags: science] 3492 words
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Mental Misconceptions - Mental Misconceptions “…if we do nothing, then maybe it will get better- maybe its just a phase.” This appears to be a very common misconception in families of people with schizophrenia. Although the reality is that, if left untreated, the schizophrenic stands a greater chance of suffering permanent brain damage. Like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia is a disease of the brain, in which the brain is physically damaged, and unfortunately symptoms of the disease usually appear quite late....   [tags: Papers] 622 words
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The Main Cause of Mental Illness - The main cause of mental illness has been confusing because there are multiple components of causes with various correlates. In order to make clear of this confusion, the present essay explores the causes of mental illness primarily found inside the individual, outside the individual and is a combination of the two. It is concluded that the causes of mental illness are primarily found a combination of the inside and outside causes. Mental illness is the condition that significantly impede with an individual’s emotional, cognitive or social abilities (Savy and Sawyer, 2009)....   [tags: Health Care, Diseases] 1030 words
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Drug Abuse and Mental Health - Substance abuse complicates almost every aspect of care for the person with a mental disorder. When drugs enter the brain, they can interrupt the work and actually change how the brain performs its jobs; these changes are what lead to compulsive drug use. Drug abuse plays a major role when concerning mental health. It is very difficult for these individuals to engage in treatment. Diagnosis for a treatment is difficult because it takes time to disengage the interacting effects of substance abuse and the mental illness....   [tags: addiction, illness, informative]
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Mental States Are Not Behavioural Dispositions - ... A criminal telling a lie may feign confusion, apathy and indifference, hoping to convince people that he is unaware of something. Another argument against behaviourism refers to the stimulus response experiment of ‘Pavlov’s dog.’ The experiment showed that behavioural dispositions could be provoked by conditioning. A bell would be rung, signifying the arrival of food to the dog, whether there was any food or not. The dog would show all the relevant dispositions of hunger salivating etc. However this does not mean the dog was pressed into a mental state of hunger as a result of the conditioning....   [tags: behaviourism, argumentative essay] 1033 words
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Living With the Stigma of Mental Illness - Life with a serious mental disorder such as schizophrenia and others, usually never falls within the boundaries of what could be considered ‘easy.’ Long treatment regiments, intense medications and sometimes debilitating symptoms are just a few headlines in the laundry list of hardships that befall those diagnosed with a serious mental disorder. Even with all this, they then must face society and its uncanny ability to stigmatize and isolate these people. While certainly not anything new to this group of individuals, stigma has shifted and changed shape to conform to the current standards of society, and what is ‘normal.’ Is the distancing of mainstream society away from the mentally ill due to ignorance on their (society’s) part or perhaps a fear of what is different....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Mental Illness and Environment - Introduction The number of people suffering from mental illness has been on the rise in the recent times. It is vital to acknowledge that there are differences as to the levels of mental illness in different individuals. However, research shows that more often than not, mental illness results from a specific relationship between an individual and the environment. The psychological stress comes about as an individual perceives the environment as exceeding the available resources, which in return, can endanger his or her well being....   [tags: Psychology] 928 words
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Visual Mental Imagery and Intelligence - As creatures that depend so heavily on vision, it should be no surprise that visual mental imagery and imagery in general is a subject that should be of great familiarity to most people. One interesting issue however concerns the degree to which visual mental imagery plays a role in cognition. The quasi-pictorialism approach claims that imagery plays a significant role in mental processes. Another approach, the descriptionism maintains that visual mental images are really just descriptions containing symbolic information and play no substantial role in cognition....   [tags: Intelligence]
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