Abnormal psychology

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  • Marilyn Monroe Mental Illness

    Norma Jeane Baker or better know as Marilyn Monroe. Born June 1, 1926 and met an untimely death August 5, 1962. Fifthly plus years after her suspicious death we still wonder, was it an accident overdose or suicide. Who was Marilyn Monroe and what mental illness did she suffer from? A terrible childhood that lead to a successful but pained adulthood. Did she suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, because of the alleged rape as a child? Or was she just like her mother and grandmother and…

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  • Case Study Of Asperger's Syndrome

    Introduction Client JN is a twenty-year-old Caucasian male who is has high functioning Asperger’s syndrome, an Autism spectrum disorder. JN has been admitted approximately 10 times for psychiatric care at different facilities around the Birmingham area in the past. JN came into the emergency department by ambulance after an altercation with the step mother. JN’s step mother has been in an intimate relationship and living with JN’s mother for about 10 years. The step mother and JN have never…

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  • Antisocial Personality Disorder In The Catcher In The Rye By JD Salinger

    A world equivalent to hell: no friends, acquaintances, or inspiration. Nothing but the crumbling sanity of the brain, and the urge to backlash upon the world that deserted him into nothing but a struggling renegade. In the novel The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, this problem is bestowed to sixteen-year old Holden Caulfield, who struggles with mental and social issues in New York after being kicked out of his school, Pencey Prep. Holden is suffering from something far more severe than a…

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  • Mentally Ill Offenders

    People with bipolar disorder have periods of great excitement alternating with depression. Schizophrenia causes: confused thinking, hallucinations, paranoia; periods of depression, withdrawal and isolation. Pedophilia is a paraphilia that involves an abnormal interest in children ages 13 or younger. Interventions given to mentally disordered offenders range from medication to psychotherapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, inpatient and outpatient treatment among others. Although the number…

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  • Art Austin Summary

    Case Summary of “Art Austin” Art experienced a tragedy, which traumatized him for a period of time. One night a young woman had come to his home and ask to see his son, she did not provide any information pertaining to identity. Art’s son, who lived in his basement, never came upstairs to see what the young lady wanted. As he goes back to the front door to respond to the young lady that was standing in the driveway for his son, a crowd of men bombarded him with guns and force their way into his…

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  • Mental Illnesses Research Paper

    In recent events, the mistreatment of individuals with mental health issues has led to detrimental outcomes. In today’s society, there is a large negative stigma behind mental illnesses due to the lack of public knowledge and general stereotyping. When someone reveals some mental health issue like depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they are treated differently. When an individual is suffering from food…

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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Analysis

    In 1980, PTSD was first added to the third edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) by the American Psychiatric Association as stated by M.J. Friedman (2016). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event and has many symptoms and forms of treatment. A traumatic event can be defined as a life-threatening event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist…

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  • Case Study Bulimia Nervosa

    Review Bulimia Nervosa is a complex disorder for which there is not only one cause. Sónia Ferreira Gonçlaves, Bárbara César Machado, Carla Martins, and Paulo P.P. Machado devised a case control design study aimed to discover whether or not events that individuals faced in their pasts have a specific connection the development of Bulimia Nervosa, or if the past events are linked to the development of psychiatric/psychological disorders in general. By examining events that look place in women’s…

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  • Mental Illness In Wintergirls By Laurie Halse Anderson

    The stigma that surrounds mental illness can he heavily influenced by how mental illnesses are portrayed in books and films. Although some texts are able to accurately portray the affect a mental illness can have on a person’s life, there are some texts that romanticise and inaccurately depict mental illnesses such as depression, anorexia, bulimia, bipolar, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. This can have a damaging effect on how mental illnesses are viewed in society. In turn, this can…

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  • Smoking Case Study Essay

    Tobacco smoking as a risk factor for major depressive disorder: population-based study Tobacco smoking could be a major public health problem and a number of other preventive public health methods have been enforced. It is becoming clearer that smoking isn 't harmless to psychological state, and should even worsen mental illness or contribute to its origin. Participants The study resided among the Geelong Osteoporosis Study, analysis originally designed to analyze the medicine of osteoporosis in…

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