In fact, almost every mental disorder has a stereotype behind it, making it hard for many people to apprehend it. Ones that have minimum knowledge about these human afflictions choose to have negative opinions regarding them. Therefore people are easily lured into the assumptions of these disorders being adverse. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders are a mere selection of the many stereotyped mental disorders that are viewed upon as fugitive amidst the norm of society, personally I believe that they should be treated as normal human beings. Schizophrenic people happen to be stereotyped as someone with multiple personalities.
People with this disorder are among the most dramatic of the individuals and are characterized by a long-standing pattern of a disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line and violating those rights (Firestone et al., 2010).It is important to note that Antisocial Personality Disorder is often referred to as psychopathy or sociopathy in popular culture. However, neither psychopathy nor sociopathy are recognized professional labels used for diagnosis and ASPD and psychopathy are considered two are distinct disorders(Gurley, 2009). Since people diagnosed with ASPD can cause a great deal of harm to society there is a tremendous amount of interest in studying this group and because of this interest and many years of research we know a great deal more about ASPD than about any other personality disorder (Durand et al., 2008). Etiology Researchers today still don’t know what really causes Antisocial Personality Disorder. Although there are many theories about the possible causes and most professionals use a biopsychosocial model of causation.
Joe is seen as irritating by many of his social acquaintances due to his arrogant behavior and attitude. When consid... ... middle of paper ... ...pbringing to find a root cause of the narcissistic behavior. Also the socio-cultural models tells us to consider the individual’s cultural background and societal views in which they were modeled on. Also, the biological model suggest that brain malfunction is at the heart of all abnormal behavior, while on the end of the spectrum, the humanistic behavior believes that we all have control of our own destiny and power over any abnormality. Works Cited Association, American Psychiatric.
If you have a bipolar disorder you are insane and if you suffer of a depression you are merely overreacting. The absence of understanding in the U.S regarding mental disorder leads to outrageous views of the mentally sick, as the few ones mentioned above. The stigma around mental disorder is greatly associated with mental illness perceived in negative light which are toxic and detrimental. It is important to know how these approaches came to existence and why those views have been bolstering. The stigma against mental disorders traces back to the Anglo-American customs before the 1700s (Tomes and Gamwell) and has been etched in the society.
“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about” (Hourani 142). A mental disorder is an illness that is experienced by an undeniably large amount of people, and despite this it is still met with discrimination. People perceive mental illness to be less severe and important than physical illness, but by bringing attention to the stigma, people will be aware of the disease. However, what is most surprising is the fact that people’s negative outlook is based on a misconception and misunderstanding about mental disorders as opposed to its reality. This is a pertinent concern in our society because of the way this prejudice affects the mentally ill. Not only are they faced with feelings of insecurity about who they are, but they also are subject to be treated as less than equals, and are seen as outcasts.
Here is an inside look at sociopaths, how they think and behave, as well as some history on famous sociopaths that have left their mark in our world and why they do not qualify as psychopaths. Antisocial Personality Disorder is a mental health diagnosis of someone whom exhibits continued deceitfulness, aggressiveness and irritability, reckless disregard for the safety of others or themselves, lack of remorse, high level of impulsiveness, failure to conform to social norms as well as consistent irresponsibility. For one to be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, the individual must exhibit at least three out of the seven signs of antisocial and irresponsible behavior after the age of fifteen (Oltmanns & Emery, 2012). They are extremely egocentric individuals, whom their main goals are derived from power, pleasure or personal gain. People suffering from antisocial personality disorder deal with continued failure to perform responsibilities in their family roles, as well as occupational roles.
Sigmund Freud is one of the most controversial psychologists in history to this day, yet his theories and ideas are widely known. Freud made a crucial contribution to the study of understanding hidden human motivation (Lippman, 1996). “Hardly any discipline of thought has remained unaffected by the Freudian revolution but the impact has also been uncertain” (Pollack, 1984). Freud was also known as too important to ignore, but too impossible to digest (Pollack, 1984). Freud’s theories are criticized because his theories are very far fetched and his ideas potentially make many people feel uncomfortable, but that could be exactly the point that Sigmund was trying to convey (Liff, 1998).
People with borderline personality disorder have constantly shifting self-images which can lead to fading moral values. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, “There are sudden and dramatic shifts in self image, characterized by shifting goals, values, and vocational aspirations” (664). This can be seen in Othello because everyone considered him to be an amazing general with the highest of moral values. However, after the events that transpired during the play, he was left as nothing more but a shell than his former self. He had become so consumed with getting revenge that his personality warped around his poisonous goals.
Narcissus, paralyzed in awe over his own reflection, eventually withers away. Today, psychiatrists would diagnose Narcissus with a case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This mental disorder is one that can be identified by symptoms, can be treated, and is one that has a variety of possible causes. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is a mental disorder that is often mistaken for arrogance. According to the Mayo Clinic, NPD is when a person feels that they are superior over everyone else and have a constant craving for attention.
Often people who have narcissistic behavior are described as attention seekers, people who need the praise of others, people who have an attitude excessive cockiness and over all lack of self esteem. Often this self centeredness leads to a very selfish mindset. A person with a narcissistic disorder praises themselves to blind themselves to their own insecurities. Any praise of other people is viewed by the perverted mind of a narcissist as a “threat” to him or her. What makes this disorder much more intense that any ordinary personality disorder is that narcissistic people feed off the praise of others as well as themselves just as narcissus did.