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    Mental Health Reform: What It Would Really Take In today’s society there is a greater awareness of mental illnesses. With this greater awareness one might assume that there would be a substantial increase in government involvement or funding in the area of mental illness treatment. Unfortunately this isn’t the case in the U.S. today. There are hundreds of thousands of people with mental illness that go untreated. These potential patients go untreated for many reasons. These reasons are discussed

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    fatigue causing some patients to be misdiagnosed and mistreated. The process of coping with these illnesses is often very difficult and involves many steps for both the patient and their loved ones to come to terms with their disease. Once a person is diagnosed with a something such as cancer they can begin treatment and although there is often no cure the same process occurs with mental illnesses. One example of a treatable but often incurable disease is depression which impacts more than fifteen

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    The Homeless in America

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    because they have not been given the chance to go and get the education that it takes nowadays to get the job, so they are forced to live on the streets. They have no family to help them and they are left with no other choice. People with mental illnesses also become homeless quite often. These people are incapable of handling the stress of living on their own. These people get kicked out of their homes and are to ashamed to go to their families because of their illness, so we see them on the streets

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    Emmett

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    Dwayne. "I felt I owed something to Emmett because he'd gone over there for my sake." (171) But good deeds don't always work well. During the war, Emmett was poisoned by Agent Orange and had to cope with a bunch of physical as well as mental illnesses for the rest of his life. Emmett was discharged after he came back from the war. He used to live with Irene before she married Larry and moved to Lexington. However, Emmett was so considerate and did not want to be a burden to Irene. He showed

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    studies done on mental illnesses until the 20th century, and even still, humans don’t know that much about mental illnesses. Many people believe that they are just made up, or can be controlled by thinking differently or doing something, but recent science shows otherwise. Mental illnesses are caused by 4 factors, which are heredity, early life experiences, recent life experiences, and physical factors. Recent and early life experiences cause a variety of mental illnesses. Early life experiences

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    Hysteria and Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis. We all know what it is to feel anxious. Anxiety becomes abnormal when it is out of all proportion to the cause, or when it continues long after the cause has been removed. Patients with other mental illnesses often feel anxious from time to time, but the term anxiety neurosis is used to describe the illness in which anxiety is the main feature and the patient feels anxious all the time. Reactive Depression is a form of depression where the cause is

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    of mental health generally indicates the psychological and emotional well-being of a person. When the subject of metal health is brought up, it is tended to be looked over. There is a great difference between mental health and mental disorders/illnesses. Many people mistaken the two perspectives of mentality and misuse illness and health. Beginning with mental health, it is something that everyone has. Everyone has a physical health status which goes the same for everyone having a mental health

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    Bipolar Disorder

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    Americans. Bipolar disorders often called Manic Depression, involve the appearance of two extreme emotional states. Adolescents that suffer from bipolar disorders alternate between manic and depressive episodes. Bipolar disorders are not just mental illnesses; bipolar disorders are medical diseases involving the brain. According to Waltz (2000), the exact causes of bipolar disorders are not yet known, even though bipolar disorders are treatable. Evidence indicates that the genes for bipolar disorders

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    The Problem of Teenage Suicide Most everyone at some time in his or her life will experience periods of anxiety, sadness, and despair. These are normal reactions to the pain of loss, rejection, or disappointment. Those with serious mental illnesses, however, often experience much more extreme reactions, reactions that can leave them mired in hopelessness. And when all hope is lost, some feel that suicide is the only solution. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, scientific

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    and cannot accurately determine scientific truth. Psychology also had roots in physiology, a branch of biology that studies living organisms and their parts. Physiologists would conduct studies of the brain and the nervous system to explain mental illnesses, an important area of study in the field of psychology. Physiology however, is... ... middle of paper ... ... of the most recognizable are behaviorism, which arose out of criticism of introspection as a valid research method and set out to study

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