Because of Dr. Pinel, patients who are mentally ill can be treated. Philippe Pinel worked in an asylum. He believed in treating patients with mental disorders humanely. Later doctors developed treatment for patients such as medicinal treatments. Other treatments include shock therapy that treats people with severe depression and mental disorders dealing with derangement and losing touch with reality.
The main reason that it took so long for someone to test these theories is because there are very rarely any complications with infant circumcisions, so the medical community looked at the problem with the attitude of “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”. Luckily though for our future children someone finally did take the chance to try to prove the medical community wrong and disprove the objections for anesthesia. One of the reasons that many doctors don’t use anesthesia is because they believe that the application of anesthesia would be medically harmful for the baby because of the types of drugs that would be necessary to use. Although a valid concern, this belief has been proven by scientists to be false. In two different Clinical trials where lidocaine was injected into the penis of the infants, there was no sign of bleeding, swelling or hematomas at the site of the injection after the surgery was completed.
In light of your responses to the first two parts of this question, explain why or why not. DSM-IV PRP The field of psychiatry has come a long way over the past century. Psychological disorders are quite comparable to medical disorders: they are diagnosed, treated, and possibly cured. In the 1970s, however, conditions in mental hospitals were far more subjective. One crafty psychologist, Rosenhan, set out to expose this flaw in the psychiatric system by sending his perfectly sane cohorts into mental hospitals to see if they would be admitted, and if so, how long it would take the staff to realize their sound state of mind.
Perhaps I hoped unconsciously that the cause of his fever was trivial and that I would not find evidence of an infection on his body” (Groopman). This shows how he had a connection with Brad because he liked him and when Brad came In with symptoms, Jerome had mis-diagnosed him because he did not emotionally detach himself. There wasn’t proof that it was definitely the reason but it would make sense when you look at the situation. The article also mentioned how Brads parents wanted to see Jerome, at first he did not want to see them because he was upset but that is when he pulled together and became strong and talked to them. The article is connected to mastering uncertainty because in the article it talks about the many mistakes they have made and how you have to learn how to deal with it.
As stated by Raab, “informed consent process flows naturally from the ‘partnership’ between physician and patient” (Raab). Despite the fact that informed consent is supposed to educate the patients, it is now more of an avoidance of liability for physicians (Raab). Although the physician provides adequate information to his patient, how can he ensure that his patient properly ... ... middle of paper ... ...nt." Neuropsychopharmacology 24.6 (2001): 595-607.
Thus, certain physicians may be more inclined to prescribe psychopharmaceuticals rather that other treatments such as psychoanalysis, it is very dependent of the physician and their belief of the best course of action. In the personal account “The Auto Accident That Never Was” by Judith Rapoport, the narrator by the end was ecstatic when he realized that a psychopharmaceutical called Imipramine was working to help alleviate the symptoms of his OCD. This shows that individuals suffering from mental illness, who are seeking treatment are ultimately looking for anything that will help alleviate some of the symptoms of their mental illness which are causing dysfunction in their
It is the psychiatrist’s job to ensure the patient can maintain a healthy attitude and continue to provide for themselves. A Psychiatrist may choose to specialize in many sub classes of mental health including children and adolescents, geriatric psychiatry, addiction, and pain management. While requiring an intense and difficult education, the occupation in psychiatry is one that offers meaningful, fulfilling work and a high-end salary. Psychiatrists provide treatment to patients is different than that of most other physicians. They must not only diagnose and treat their patients medically, but must also make sure that the patient is not a threat to themselves or anyone else.
Another thing that assisted suicide would be considered as is voluntary euthanasia, because the patient is making a valid decision and they are mentally stable enough to make the decision on their own. (MacKinnon) Nowadays, doctors have worked to come up with the most ethical way of helping those who are interested in assisted suicide, the lethal pill. Suicide today, not including assisted suicide, has been increasing in drastic numbers. They don’t get to say goodbye to their families. Everything is just left exactly how it ends.
Sybil was a great example of Multiple Personality Disorder or Disassociative Identity Disorder. Watching this movie not only gave me a better understanding of what this disorder is but how difficult ones life must be for the person who suffers from it. I can only hope that more doctors will be as helpful and dedicated as Sybil’s doctor in the movie. According to my abnormal Psychology class and the movie “Sybil” I learned that by understanding and knowing a patient’s disorder that is the first step to treating and helping them.
Psychoanalysis is based on the observation that individuals are often unaware of the factors that determine their emotions and behavior and because these factors are coming from the unconscious mind. Because of this, advice of friends and family, reading webpages or self-help books, even the most determined efforts will often fail to provide enough reasoning and relief. This is why psychoanalysis can be used as a clinical method for treating psychopathology. This is done through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Sigmund Freud was probably the single most influential psychologist who made the theory of psychoanalysis so famous.