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Healthcare Concerning Mental Illness - ... In 99 it required plans to give full parity for psychiatric medication- management visits. The parity law was viewed to be more symbolic than anything else due to its small scope (Berry 2006). Senators Wellstone and Domenici added mental health Parity and addiction equity act of 2008 (MHPAE) as a provision to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (bail out) of 2008 (Barry, Huskamp, & Goldman 2010). This law went into effect for most employer-sponsored insurance plans on January 1st 2011....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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The Stigma of Mental Illness - ... Asylums of the past were used mainly to get the mentally ill off the streets rather than to help them overcome their illness because little was known about mental illness or how to treat the illness. Stigma does impede those with mental illnesses on at least two levels. First those who would stigmatize the mentally ill will obstruct them from seeking help. The outward stigmatizing of the mentally ill only reinforces the challenges they face. The saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,” is not true....   [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 ]
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Drug Abuse and Mental Health - ... According to the American Psychiatric Association chronic drug abuse may occur together with any mental illness that may include some of the following disorders. “Some common serious mental disorders associated with chronic drug abuse include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, manic depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and antisocial personality disorder” (Center, 2004)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Mental Health Equality - ... So you want to stop anyone from knowing" (Lichtenstein 2002, p. 378) Creating awareness campaigns will assist in this process of de-stigmatizing. Creating an environment, within the mental health community of service providers, which concentrates on individualized care and strength based approaches, will be beneficial to the whole social spectrum. Understanding that system change is difficult because systems have operation procedures they have been use to implementing and people thought process come into play, the effort still needs to take place....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Mental Illness and Public Administration - ... 303). They usually do better in neighborhoods that are diverse with a mixture of residential and commercial use that is well kept (Newman & Goldman, 2009). Obtaining a voucher only guarantees that the rent will be subsidized and the challenge becomes finding a unit that will accept the voucher (Newman & Goldman, 2009). “The structure type, population mix, and neighborhood location of the typical project-based subsidized housing unit are not well suited for many with SPMI” (Newman & Goldman, 2009, p....   [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 - ... This negative belief of being unworthy can delay a therapeutic relationship from being built, which could then have a detrimental effect on a persons’ road to recovery. As Jacobs (2003) says, “it is important to maintain good rapport, and build trust, as treatment adherence is heavily reliant on building an alliance between staff and patients”. People with depression may also experience thought of a suicidal nature which can be underpinned by family issues, clinical symptoms of depression and current relationships (Wilkinson et al, 2011)....   [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 - ... The sample sizes of Libby, Pilver and Desai (2012) and Blumenthal et al. (2007) ( n=599 and n=202 respectively) make for strong results. Motta, Kuligowski, and Marino (2010) emphasizes the literature to display their hypothesis. Despite the strengths of these studies, they also had weaknesses. For instance, Diaz and Motta (2008) had a small sample size. Blumenthal et al. (2007) stated their weakness to be the control group, which most consider to be a strength. In their control group, the participants were blinded to the placebo pill they took and had an expectation going into the study of some sort of decrease in their depressive symptoms....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Schizophrenia The Challenging Mental Illness - ... A person with this disorder my not recognize the fact that there is something wrong with them even though they no longer can recognize and understand others feelings by their facial expressions, or carry on a conversation and stay on one topic. (Mueser & Gingerich, 2006) Mood problems both temporary and long-standing are common in schizophrenia. There are five types of mood problems, anxiety, depression and suicidal, anger and suspicion, inappropriate or incongruous effect and labile mood. Delusions and hallucinations leave the person feeling anxious and in turn make them uncomfortable and they try to avoid certain situations....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Health Care Assessment - ... In his view, he felt the side effects of the medication prompts him to depress. I actively listened and Schultz & Viderbeck (2009) state that this inspires patients to be honest and share their problems. However, Stickley & Freshwater (2006) cautions nurses of the difference between good listeners and good talkers; as good talkers might well be the worst listeners. I made appropriate eye contact with John. These gestures of non-verbal behaviour, all indicated to the client that I was interested in what was being said....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Mental Health State - ... Bionocular indirect ophthalmoscopy and examination fundus photography showed diabetic retinopathy and tractional retinal detachment changes (Fig. 2). She was informed about her eye condition in term of pathology and functional vision. Low vision assessment was conducted for near and distance. Using a +6.00Ds spectacle magnifier able to improve her near vision to N10 @ 20cm. For her LE distance vision, a 3x monocular telescope able to improved her distance vision to 6/12. She was also introduced to eccentric viewing technique to identify/recognize faces....   [tags: Healthcare, Vision, Mental Health]
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The Effects of Forgiveness on Mental Health - ... Empathy has been linked to depression which may explain why those who do not forgive experience depression because they are unable to empathise at that stage of the REACH model therefore cannot achieve forgiveness. However, individual differences may effect whether individuals are able to achieve empathy towards the offender, therefore some people will maintain negative affect such as depression, stress and anxiety. Personality types such as narcissists and those with antisocial personality disorder are examples of this....   [tags: Mental Health Psychology]
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Margery Kempe and Mental Illness - ... Margery does not believe for a moment that she is ill; she only ever considers her experiences to be the work of God or of devils. Because her post-partum depression it is such a negative experience, she accepts that it must be the work of devils. We know now that stressful events such as childbirth can bring on the symptoms of various mental illnesses (Gray 587), and we also know that having one mental illness can increase likelihood of having another (Mental Illness). Therefore, it is possible that Margery’s post-partum depression opened the door to symptoms of other disorders, such as hallucinations....   [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 - ... The school must make a team decision, including administration and the director of student services, to determine a residential placement is required (Smith, Katsiyannis, & Ryan, 2011). According to standard 4 of the educational leadership policy standards, “An education leader promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources” (“NPBEA,” 2007). Furthermore, the school would finance the setting if a residential setting were essential for the student to make educational progress (Smith et al., 2011)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Telepsychiatry: Improving Mental Health Possibilities - ... Much of what has been published to date is already somewhat dated. The distinctions made between the telephone, Internet, and videoconferencing as different media are rapidly blurring as these technologies integrate into mobile phone technologies, voice and video over the Internet, etc. However, studies have demonstrated that telemental health can be viable, reliable, and accepted across a variety of patient populations including children and adolescents, general and geriatric adults, forensic settings, American Indian settings and rural populations (Grady et al., 2009)....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - ... For example, gender related items would be included within self-report inventories (Butcher, 2009). Clinicians tend to judge female patients as being mentally ill more readily than male patients, even when the symptoms are the same. Moreover, women are more likely to be cast as overly emotional, have a need for mood-altering medication and require ongoing monitoring/treatment (Zur and Nordmarken, 2010). Sexual orientation has also caused considerable bias. Homosexuality was listed in the DSM as a mental disorder up until 1974....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Three Causes to Mental Illness - ... The rates for substance use are higher for those living with a concurrent mental disorder, as are the symptoms of a mental illness returning to a person with a concurrent substance abuse disorder (Association, 2001) (Association C. M.). In their most severe forms, mental health and substance use problems are both lifelong and recurring. This means that, even after a person has received treatment, the problems may return. When a person has a relapse, he or she may become discouraged and give up on a treatment plan....   [tags: mental health, compare, comparison, contrast]
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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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The Effects of Stigma and Labeling on Mental Illness Patients and Their Families - Mental Illness, that name conjures up a vast array of frightening images in the minds of the general public and media; an unfair image that is stigmatizing for the sufferer. The stigma is also pervasive in the mental health field, where patients who receive treatment are sometimes treated unfairly by the practitioners, who are supposed to help them in the first place. This is what my paper will discuss, the effects of stigma and labeling on patients and their families. I have culled many sources from scholarly papers, that back up my claim....   [tags: Mental Illness]
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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 - ... 400), who arranged financial and personal services for their wards; “client advocates” (p. 400), who “pay attention to wards’ needs” (p. 400) and find providers to take care of them; and “relationship architects” (p. 400), who take care of “legal, medical, social services” (p. 400) issues for their wards (Teaster, 2003). Another issue that the severely mentally ill encounter is difficulty in obtaining services and housing. The bureaucracy with public housing makes it difficult with someone with severe mental illness to complete the process needed to obtain services....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Mental Retardation Does Not Always Slow People Down - ... Moreover, these findings support the argument for education increasing brain utilization. Furthermore, research implies that the brain is able to reorganize in response to a positive experience in the environment as well as negative experiences such as an injury (Nelson & Bloom, 1997). For example, research illustrates that the brain is capable of cortical reorganization post an injury to the peripheral nervous system in humans (Nelson & Bloom, 1997). The abovementioned research findings in neuroplasticity can assist therapists and researchers in using enriching environments to facilitate brain growth in people with MR....   [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 - ... When my father was around the age of 11, my grandmother, who died before I was born, was suffering from a “mental breakdown”, as my mother described it (personal communication with B. Fisher January 20, 2012). It is said that my grandmother was not able to pull herself out of this state and suffered from her illness for some time. My father was not able to understand what my grandmother was going through and couldn’t handle her “weakness”, as my mother describes how my father viewed the situation....   [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 author further argues that therapeutic and forensic roles present the mental health expert with conflict of interests. The results are usually unethical. Thus, assuming dual roles must be avoided (Zur, 2011). Consequently, Greenberg and Shuman (1997) believe that mental health experts such as psychologists may be fact witnesses as well as assume other types of expert witnesses. A fact witness should be someone who can provide information from firsthand experience. Fact witness is different from expert witness in that the latter has specialized knowledge that not all persons possess, thus enabling the expert witness to provide facts and opinions that will aid the court in making the right conclusion....   [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 - ... (Bartley et al. 1992; Brown and Harris 1978; Kandel et al. 1985; Kessler and McRae Jr. 1982; Warr and Parry 1982). The principle aim of this essay was a critical exploration of the meaning of mental health and ill-health, however as gender was found to be a crucial determinant of mental health and mental illness (Courtney, 2000; Rogers and Pilgrim, 2005), the same was used as the primary domain of discussion. Many prominent theorists (Rogers and Pilgrim, 2005) have argued that accurate perceptions of the self, the world, and the future are essential for mental health....   [tags: psychology, psychiatry, menthal disorder]
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Mental Health - ... Espie (2007) maintains that people who under a lot of pressure, emotional conflicts or frequently fear will suffer with insomnia. From marital information people can analyse average approximately huge percentage of population in Australia did not have normal family condition, Julie Cwikela, b, Helen Gramotnevc, Christina Lee.C Studies point that, unmarried (widow), childless women must be unfulfilled and unhappy that will lead autism easily. So in this kind of are elder immigrants becoming stressful and got health problem easily....   [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 - ... If they are out of balance the communication between nerve cell in the brain disrupted (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of psychiatrist, 2005). Hence, leading to symptoms of mental illness like depression, schizophrenia. On the other hand, genetics also plays a significant role to acquire mental disorder, which is passed on in families through genes. The interaction of multiple genes and other factors like abuse, stress or a traumatic event also causes mental illness (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of psychiatrist, 2005)....   [tags: Health Care, Diseases] 1030 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 - ... This underlines the importance of assessing the needs as far as provision of proper care to individuals with psychiatric impairment is concerned. (Carling) This paper aims at finding out how individuals with psychiatric impairment get mental health services. In learning more about the mental care services, I interviewed people living with mentally handicapped individuals as well as psychiatrists in mental health care institutions. In both instances, I had to conduct a one-on-one interview. This is the only way I would be assured of reading the body language of the respondents and interviewees....   [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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