Abnormal psychology

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  • Self Oriented Perfectionism

    Hypothesis: Self-oriented perfectionism leads to the development of eating disorders. My Initial Hypothesis Nobody is perfect, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t strive to attain this unreachable standard in today’s society. It should seem admirable and praised for individuals to hold high standards and then work tirelessly to achieve those goals, but this mindset should not be one that replaces basic biological needs, such as nourishment, due to the relentless mental exhaustion from…

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  • Samhsa's Wellness Analysis

    SAMHSA’s wellness initiative aims to promote wellness for people with mental health and also substance use conditions where the goal is to inspire individuals, families, behavioral health primary care providers, as well as peer-run, faith based and other community organization to improve health behaviors. The eight dimensions of wellness include: Emotional, which is coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships’; environmental which is good health by occupying pleasant,…

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  • Mental Health Stereotypes

    “I just want to kill myself!” said the annoyed college student. “Why are you so moody today, are you bipolar?” said the over-dramatic friend. “You need to smile more often or you won’t make any friends,” said the oblivious mother. Walking around a college campus one hears remarks that have become a normality to say, but are offensive to other people. When people joke about killing themselves or throw around terms such as bipolar or depressed they do not realize they are supporting the mental…

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  • Analysis Of Mommie Dearest

    “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” (Harnisch, 2015) Psychological disorders affect about every one in four people in the United States every year, yet go unknown to many people. Although psychological disorders are problematic, they are not debilitating. In other words, a person may be obsessed with perfection in their work, however this does not mean they have…

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  • Mental Illness In The Ancient Ages

    Mental illnesses have been around during Egyptian and Mesopotamian ages. And throughout the years many things have changed. Many right movements for the mentally ill have been made, along with many different Act’s have been ruled, and a large hand full of associations have been made to support psychiatric patients. Many people have changed their opinions on the mentally ill because they’ve finally opened their eyes to what people have to suffer through. People have been trying to treat mental…

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  • Borderline Personality Trauma Study

    that could result in disorders. To elaborate, Dijke et al. conclude that trauma may play a significant role in the development of borderline personality disorder, but there may be other factors that are related to the development of this illness. Abnormal brain activity, genetic predisposition, and other cognitive experiences may directly affect the individual and allow them to suffer from this illness as well. These researchers suggest that we cannot be certain that trauma is the direct cause…

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  • Extreme Trauma Theory

    Angelique Howington
September 17, 2015
Dr. Ribeiro
Introduction to Psychopathology and Adaptive Behavior 
 O’Hare, T., Shen, C., & Sherrer, M. V. (2015). Lifetime abuse and self-harm in people with severe mental illness: A structural equation model. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, And Policy, 7(4), 348-355. doi:10.1037/tra0000016 Article Review People with severe mental illness (SMI) generally have experience with an extreme trauma over their lifetime (Muesser et al.,…

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  • Review Of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest By Ken Kesey

    Mental illness has become a huge issue, people never seem to talk about it because they believe they know just about everything there is to know about it. Mental illness is brought up by so many people, through articles, books and even TV shows, I’ve found that American television doesn’t show all too much on the subject of mental illness which british television has plenty of shows that revolve around mental illness and body issues. There are plenty of reasons why people refuse to talk about…

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  • Essay On Dissociative Identity Disorder

    Time is precious. We are inundated with this message from infancy. Some of the most common axioms in the western world revolve around this idea, such as “time is money” and “a stitch in time saves nine.” Above all though is the belief that we must not waste time. Yet we do, and often. Perhaps the reason the idea is so pervasive is because we don’t heed it. People lose time in so many ways. They lose hours binge watching a television show on Netflix or surfing the internet. More insidiously are…

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  • Depression In Teens

    Depression during the adolescent years is becoming very common in this day and age. “It’s an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological, and social changes that accompany this stage of life.” (“Depression”) Teenage years have and always will be difficult, but studies have shown that the rate of depression has increased. Studies have shown that one in five teens suffer from depression. There are ways to cope throughout the difficult times, for example making new friends.…

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