Abnormal psychology

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  • Psychology: A Case Study Of Psychology

    A. (2010). psychological disorders. In experience psychology (pp. 430). New York: Mcgraw-Hill. E.) Ryan is junior in high school and his mother lost her battle with cancer about two months ago. He was always really close to his mother and he was devastated when she passed. Ever since her death, Ryan’s mood…

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  • Girl Interrupted Movie Analysis

    understand the context in which it is analyzed, because the world was different 15 years ago compared to today, and even more different during the 60s. This movie had some true portrayal of abnormal psychology, as well as plenty of over the stop sensationalism. The movie’s theme involves the spectrum of abnormal to normal, crazy to sane, which is seen in the opening quote “Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60s. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.” The theme is explored throughout…

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  • Jeffrey Johnson Incident

    Current Events In the beginning of September, Jeffrey Johnson was shot and killed by police. A few days before his death, he and his wife had got into an argument and he went to stay in a motel for a few nights. After a few days in the hotel, Jeffrey texted his wife some text messages that she believed were suicidal. She called the police and they found him locked in his room firing a gun. After the police tried to get in, he jumped out the window and into a car. He drove this car to a…

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  • Essay On Borderline Personality Disorder

    Kristianna Mason Borderline Personality Disorder Greenville Technical College Mental illnesses are commonly referred to a wide range of mental health conditions. These are disorders that affect many things in a person’s life which includes their mood, behavior and cognition. From time to time, there are many people that develop these mental health illnesses and they become concerning when there are symptoms and ongoing signs that cause recurring stresses and the inability to function…

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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Papers

    likely long-term. The inability to go on with one’s daily life because of the challenges and suffering one faces will make life a bit difficult. Post-traumatic stress disorder is what one will face after a traumatizing experience or event. In “Abnormal Psychology”, James N. Butcher, Jill M. Hooley, and Susan Mineka (2007), define post-traumatic stress disorder as a “disorder that occurs following an extreme traumatic event, in which a person reexperiences the event, avoids reminder of the…

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  • Movie Analysis: A Beautiful Mind

    Susanna Kaysen in Girl, Interrupted, John Nash in A Beautiful Mind, and my grandmother Ida Starobin, all suffer from a different form of a mental disorder. Susanna Kaysen, at the time, is an eighteen year old with borderline personality disorder who is sent to a mental hospital in the 1960’s. John Nash is a brilliant mathematician who suffered from delusions and schizophrenia. His failure to see the truth almost cost him his family along with his job. My grandmother never received any help…

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  • Abnormal Psychology: Client History And Primary Concept

    Client History and Primary Concept My assigned patient was M. P, a 51 years old male that was admitted to the HCMC psych unit on the 09/09/2015, after he was reported as an unwanted person at an apartment in uptown. He was brought in by Minneapolis police on transfer hold. Per police, the patient is under civil commitment and listed as a missing person in Washington County. (HCMC note review, September 2015). The patient’s medical diagnoses are: bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and…

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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder Paper

    McPherson, F., McGraw, L. (2013). Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine, 19(5), 45-50. Fujo McPherson and Leigh McGraw used a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design study utilizing (CAM) or complementary and alternative medicine to investigate the effectiveness of a pilot program for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) patients after using self-care behavior methods. They particularly related this belief…

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  • Dissociative Identity Disorder Case Study

    disorder affects 5.9% of adults and most of them are women (75% of people with disorder are females). Several things are believed to lead to this disorder including not being accepted as a child, abuse during childhood, an overactive amygdala, an abnormal 5-HTT gene, a “combination of internal and external forces”, or a rapid changing culture. People affected by this disorder are prone to mood swings, extreme reactions, an unstable and false self image, suicidal behavior, anger issues,…

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  • Mental Health Vs Nature

    Human beings have always used Mother Nature as an object for healing. Before there was synthetic medication, like penicillin, people turned to the natural world for antidotes to remedy what was considered to be abnormal. The world of medicine was split into two as synthetic drugs emerged; one was western medicine, where synthetic drugs are highly utilized, and the other was eastern medicine, where natural remedies still dominate. Treatments for mental illnesses today are mostly dealt…

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