Analysis Of Sigmund Freud And Mood Disorders

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Sigmund Freud was an influential psychiatrist and clinical psychologist. He developed the psychoanalytic/ dynamic perspective. This theory states that personality is shaped by thoughts and actions towards unconscious motives and conflicts. These unconscious motives and conflicts, Freud believed, were largely made up of unacceptable feelings and thoughts.
The parts of the psychoanalytic theory include the unconscious mind, the psycho sexual stages, and defense mechanisms. Freud viewed the mind’s structure (and thus, the personality) to be composed of the “superego”, “ego”, and the “id”. These were internalized and unconscious attributes of our mind. The superego is the part of the personality that represents an internalized set of ideals and
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Anxiety disorders are responses in anticipation to loss. For example, if someone anticipates the loss of a grandparent or being kicked out of school to the point where it becomes negative to their day to day activities- that is an anxiety disorder. If, for example, the person stops eating or stops doing what they love becauses of their fear of the future, they may have an anxiety disorder. Nothing has quite happened, but the fear of what may happen is what causes the disorder. Mood disorders are responses to current or past losses. If somebody’s parents die they may fall into a state of Depression. This is another disorder that will interfere negatively with day to day …show more content…
by saying that they are creating another personality as a defense mechanism in order to cope with a harmful, anxiety ridden reality generated by forbidden impulses. The personality would act as a buffer between the person’s actual self and the real world, protecting them. If a person’s identity acted a in a way that was forbidden in their normal life and to their true self (but that they slightly desired to do), they would be able to offset the guilt and behave naturally. The unmoral self is able to get rid of the negative impulses while the true self avoids all blame. They could do this because they would most likely not even know of the behavior performed by their other identity. In the book Identical by Ellen Hopkins, one of a pair of female, teenaged twins is killed in a car accident. Her sister adopts her personality and uses it to handle sexual abuse from her father, peer pressure from her friends, and a destructive lifestyle. Because the main character is unable to deal with these situations on her own, strangely wants the attention from her father and peers, and is in the midst of grieving for her sister, she dissociates herself from reality- following with Freud’s argument that people dissociate from reality, created as a result of their unacceptable impulses, as a defense mechanism . The psychodynamic perspective would as well say that D.I.D. is the result of a diverting

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