Abnormal psychology

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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy Vs Shock Therapy

    Today a mental illness is defined as a chemical imbalance in the brain which causes person to act differently. In the Past psychiatrists did not have medication to treat mental illnesses. Instead they relied on physical methods such as lobotomies, shock therapy, asylums, exorcism, trephining and many more. It is important to become aware of past treatments to better understand the reason for current treatments, it also provides us better information to move forward and create better, more…

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  • Reflection Paper Psy 2301

    Final Exam Reflection Paper Even though we covered quite a few topics in Psychology 2301, I have chosen chapter fifteen that covers Psychological and Personality Disorders because this chapter held the most meaning for me. The following five topics are the ones that I’ve chosen for their relevance in my life. In chapter fifteen we covered psychological disorders and we learned that anxiety disorders can come in a few different packages but share common characteristics such as experiencing…

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  • Mental Illness Research Paper

    Mental Illness can be described as a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. Some of the different types of mental illnesses are bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. These mental illnesses are some of the most common types. Having these disorders can have major effects on how one may function in the real world and how they able to interact. Mental illness affects people’s ability to function in their everyday life. Mental illness is a disease that…

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  • Causes Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Most people would associate anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress as the same disorder. Some people believe that post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder only for individuals who served in the military, abuse victims or those who have been in a traumatizing accident. During my research, I found this to be false. In addition to military personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I found that some women who suffer from a miscarriage. There are also, children…

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  • Colonel Poznick Suicide

    Suicide: The Real Threat to U.S. Veterans United States Army Colonel Andrew T. Poznick commissioned as an infantry officer in 1993. That same year he married his best friend Trish and embarked on a long and distinguished career. Andrew and Trish had two children John and Emma. They led the typical military lifestyle following orders to multiple duty stations throughout the United States. Military orders also led Colonel Poznick to two tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2011,…

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  • Corrigan's Social Cognitive Approach To Mental Illness

    There is a plethora of theoretical and empirical evidence that suggests that the condition of mentally ill patients can be improved by relevant treatments (Kyrios, Hordern and Fassnacht, 2015; Knouse and Fleming, 2016). However, despite this, further research has shown that only one-in-four young people with a mental illness actually seek and receive treatment (Sawyer et al., 2001). A key contributor to this aversion to treatment is the stigma associated with mental illness that deters…

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  • Mental Illness In Nigeria

    Every so often we turn on the news, read the newspapers, listen to stories around us or even close experiences, which talk about suicide or a crime that was a result of the individual being mentally ill. This is inevitably an issue that we are aware of as we go about our daily lives. Like obesity, mental health diagnoses and treatment has a history in the USA. In the past, mental illness was considered spiritual or a form of punishment by god. When I was growing up in Nigeria, a mentally ill…

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  • Childhood Adversity

    Background: University students are being diagnosed with more severe psychological problems as compared to the previous generations. These conditions include depression which can be have detrimental implications various aspects of students’ lives including their academic performances. It is essential to appreciate the role of predictor factors such as early life stressors and their impact on academic excellence. The predictor factors and their role in relation to students’ mental health and well…

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  • Characteristics Of Holden Caulfield

    Holden Caulfield’s environmental factors have caused the unhinging of his mental stability and interactions with other individuals. Holden has been expelled from Pencey Prep, an extremely prestigious educational institution, however, he does not see the importance or concern with his conduct toward schooling. The patient seems to be resentful of practically every adult, he has been associated with, calling them “phonies”. (Page 15, Chapter 2) Phoebe Caulfield, the patient 's younger sister, is…

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  • The Effects Of Mental Disorder In The Fall Of The House Of Usher

    own experiences dealing with his mental condition to create a codependent relationship between sick character of Roderick Usher and his sister Madeline Usher in “The Fall of the House of Usher.” As a result of today 's advancement in science and psychology we are all well informed about mental illnesses and their symptoms to be able to easily recognize them. Having been raised by a mother with bipolar disorder I find myself in a position where I can sympathize with the narrator of the story in a…

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