Abnormal psychology

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  • Borderline Personality Disorder In A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

    Throughout his life, Tennessee Williams, had many encounters with mental illness in his family. In his play A Streetcar Named Desire, he projected many of these disorders he encountered in his life onto his characters that he created in the play. The play implies that these characters could have some of these mental illnesses, particularly the main character of the play, Blanche DuBois. Signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are shown in her…

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  • The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Diagnosis And Classification System

    Before we can begin to determine the advantages and disadvantages of diagnosis, we must first understand what is needed to make a diagnosis. In order to make the diagnosis, several elements are taken into consideration. The information gained from the clinical interview, any tests and the clinician’s observations of the individual are compiled together to determine whether the individual’s psychological symptoms match a known disorder (Comer, 2014). In addition, clinicians should take into…

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  • Thermodynamics: Effects Of Exercise On Mental Patients

    Effect of Exercise Physiology on Mental Patients Introduction Physical activity and exercise have been associated with improvement of mental health. People with mental disorders tend to spend most of their lives in sedentary lifestyle settings, which makes them at high risk of acquiring chronic diseases and experiencing negative side effects of medication that include hyperlipidemia and diabetes. Therefore, exercise is an important component of enhancing the lifestyle of people with mental…

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  • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Summary

    Analysis of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III) was designed to be utilized as an assessment tool for clinical syndromes and personality disorders. Over the years, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) has had revisions following changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The MCMI-III was in response to the DSM-IV revision. With the DSM now in the 5th edition, it is worth mentioning…

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  • The Effects Of Depersonalization And Derealization Disorder

    Depersonalization/derealization disorder is a very unusual type of disorder. Those with this disorder have an unnatural feeling that they themselves and the things around them are not real. people may have the feeling that they are seeing themselves from a third person view or just feel like they are in a dream. Almost everybody has had this feeling once or twice in their life. However, even though most people have experienced this feeling, the ones who cannot get rid of it are the ones with…

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  • Anxiety And Group Therapy

    recognized by the presentation of a variety of symptoms such as a racing heart, shortness of breath, shaking, sweating, chills, hot flashes, chest pain and nausea. Any form of human behavior can be discussed at the four levels of explanation in psychology. These include the biological, personal, basic processes and socio cultural levels.…

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  • Case Study Borderline Personality Disorder

    Introduction The case study that will be discussed in this paper refers to Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis. In the case study Toni Abbott was identified as a consumer. At that time she was 18 year old. She lives at home with her mother and step-father. Toni has just completed her Year 12 schooling. She has been enrolled in her first semester as a student at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), where she will complete a Certificate III in Childcare. In the case study, Toni…

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  • Analysis Of Heteropatriarchy And The Three Pillars Of White Supremacy

    In the male-dominated society, men are allowed the privilege of having their mental disorders acknowledged and respected. This sometimes occurs even without the man himself recognizing his mental disorders. Take Tony Stark from Iron Man 3 as an example, he faces anxiety disorders and suffers from panic attacks. When this film was released, it was met with praise and only a few criticisms, but above all, it was taken seriously. Switch out the pretentious billionaire arms dealer for sexism and an…

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  • Social Anxiety

    Communication is a very vital tool that we as humans need for survival. It is utilized by every person on the planet, even to complete the smallest tasks, such as ordering food, talking on the phone, gossiping with friends, and persuading our bosses to approve a project. The majority of people are able to communicate effectively with others and not timid to express themselves. However, there are others who do not enjoy communicating with other humans. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to…

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  • Depression Intervention

    This intervention is directed at promoting and preventing depression in New Zealand adolescents. In order to achieve better mental health for adolescences, the target group for my intervention will be focused on small children, those aged from kindergarten to primary school. The purpose of the intervention is to provide children with the necessary resilience and barriers against depression during their future adolescence years. Dunnachie (2007) defines depression in adolescence as “a diagnosis…

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