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    An estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives, and about 20 percent of these people go on to develop PTSD (Mahoney). Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatments is the first step to understanding the condition as a whole. There are major causes that experiences in the military may cause people to develop both physical and mental reactions. When people are affected mentally, they sometimes have stress reactions that…

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    On the other hand, the distributed self would suggest that how people experience the world and make sense of it is primarily a result of socio-cultural processes, which varies over time and space. Constructionists conceptualize depression as an identity continually renegotiated via linguistic exchange and social performance. They would argue that the biological attitude excludes the social and linguistic dimensions of experience from consideration; social constructionist perspective is essential…

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    N couples are included in this study. Our sample consists of both depressed and nondepressed patient participants, all of whom are diagnosed with anxiety disorders (other than specific phobia or public speaking phobia). N patients (%) are diagnosed with comorbid major depression. Of the N couples, there are N male patients (%) and N female patients (%). Participants were recruited from the general community and various local therapy centers in the area. They were screened for anxiety disorders…

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    L.A. is a fifty-one year old married female who is physically active and enjoys going on vacation with her husband, Andy. L.A. resides with her spouse in a condominium in New Westminster. L.A. used to work casually at a bus company; however, she was unable to maintain employment as she had to attend the Providence Crosstown Clinic twice a day to receive her opioid treatment. Client denies the use of street heroin apart from her injectable therapy at the clinic since the start of the SALMONE…

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    A hushed topic, depression in teenagers has been detected for decades. Still, few people are aware of just how prevalent the disorder is and how it impacts our society today. Cases of teenage depression have increased in number over time, thus causing a trend (Bansal 1). In America today, high school students are five to eight times more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than teenagers were fifty or sixty years ago (Hales 1). In the past, diagnosis was very rare - it was thought only to…

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    Depression, by definition, is a “mental illness that is characterized by a profound and persistent feeling of sadness or despair and/or a loss of interest in things that were once pleasurable” (Langwith, 2009, p. 16). Signs and symptoms vary from person to person, and can be categorized from mild to severe – some of the most common being: “hopelessness, loss of energy, persistent fatigue, persistent feelings of guilt or self-criticism, sense of worthlessness, irritability, inability to…

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    I “For as far back as I can remember, I’ve felt depressed but until I was sixteen I didn’t know it had a name. I thought it was just life.” Those were the words of Erin, a woman who was officially diagnosed with major depression as a teen. Like many teens who live with this serious illness, she attempted to kill herself more than once. (Erin) In America alone one in 10 students in high school have attempted to commit suicide. Also, almost one in six people, in America between the ages 12 and 17…

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    Have you ever gone through depression? It is most likely that the answer to this question is yes, but can a child go through depression? Yes. When we hear the word depression we usually imagine an adult going through depression but not a child, and yet it is more common than we think. Studies have shown that about 5% to 9% of children meet the criteria for a major depression regardless of their gender (Rathus, 2014). What exactly is childhood depression and what are the signs a child is going…

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    Psychopathology Psychopathology is simply known as the study of mental illness. A mental illness is usually diagnosed when an individual is failing to function adequately and displaying abnormal behaviour. However, it has proven difficult over time for psychologists to rightly define what abnormal behaviour is and what isn’t. Likewise, the definition of an abnormality most likely depends on deviation from social norms in which the individual’s behaviour violates ‘unwritten’ rules within the…

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    Psychologists have always been curious about the brain, behavior, and why we do what we do, but a large part of their research has been on mental illnesses and how to treat them. What makes someone have a mental illness? Usually it is genetics, but in some cases it is not. In the book, Overcoming OCD A journey to Recovery, we see a young man dealing with this illness, and how he makes his way from rock bottom, to having a “normal” life. 1. (a) Start by defining what Obsessive-Compulsive…

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