Classification of mental disorders

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  • Themes In Notes To My Biographer By Adam Haslett

    In the story, written by Adam Haslett, “Notes To My Biographer” Haslett engages the audience into the perspective of a metal psychologically ill old man. Haslett shares what could be considered as selfish acts are in reality cries of loneliness. In the story, a seventy-three old man named Franklin is narrating his own story. Franklin is no ordinary man, he seems to be luring in and out of reality and tends to imagine the world as his own. Franklin shows signs of having a mental illness and subtly explains that this is the reason why his own children no longer desire communication with him. Haslett uses a crazed yet ironic tone, from the beginning of the text Franklin identifies himself “Perfectly lucid” (Haslett 1), yet goes on to say how…

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  • The Importance Of Education On Mental Illness

    18. 19% of adults in the United States suffer with some form of mental illness; 3.77% have had serious thoughts of committing suicide (“Adult Population with Mental Illnesses in the US, by State, 2015”). While this doesn’t seem like a very large number, this is a nationwide average. When you look at states individually, the numbers do go up. In 2013, Nation Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) said that one in four adults experience mental illness. Despite these statistics, mental illness is still…

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  • Mental Illness In War's End

    Many people have been dealing with their own mental disorder because mental disorders would be always follow them and be at their side by side. They could and they couldn’t overcome their mental disorder because some of them know there is no help that will make their lives easier or better. The mental illness takes control of people. Few mentally ill people can easily bear their illness because they know that their having mental disorder makes their “normal” living extremely difficult. They…

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  • Dsm-5 Classification

    The classification system of mental disorders can affect the study of mental illnesses because each mental disorder is categorized differently, leading patients to receive different diagnoses. Two widely enacted systems for classifying mental disorders are Chapter V of the International Classification of Disease (ICD-10) produced by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) produced by the American Psychiatric Association. These…

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  • The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Diagnosis And Classification System

    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 consideration an individual’s culture. Focusing on whether or not the individual is an immigrant, cultural factors, and the individual’s acculturation into the dominant culture (Comer, 2014). The following paragraphs will…

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  • Aristotle's Psychological Theory

    1. When defining psychological disorder we have to question what exactly do we mean by psychological disorder. I considered the definition presented in an article by Psychology Today. They say the definition was released by DSM-5 it states, “A mental disorder is a syndrome characterized by clinically significant disturbances in an individual’s cognition, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental process underlying mental…

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  • Special Education Case Study

    ranges from average physical, sociopsychological and mental behaviours and as a result cannot properly benefit from the regular educational program. Hence, educating students with disabilities in Nigeria comes with some enormous challenges. Thus, this paper takes a look at the challenges confronting education of students with disabilities. The paper first discusses the concept of special education, before taking a look at the meaning and classification of students with disabilities. Eight…

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  • Structural Stigma

    The structural stigma experienced by people who are diagnosed with mental disabilities has been a focus of the study. Patrick Corrigan explains how clinical diagnosis may exacerbate individual’s experience of psychiatric disabilities along with structural stigma. In this research about the stigmatizations of mental illness that are aggravated by clinical diagnosis, Corrigan indicates that the diagnostic classifications create homogeneity and labels. Corrigan strongly argues that diagnosis as a…

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  • Mental Health Analysis

    of mental health requires, in the first place, to ask the meaning of this concept. Usually mental illnesses are associated with psychological or psychiatric problems, few people have the idea that also social factors and norms contribute enormously to the classification or declassification of mental disorders, at least among people’s perspective. With respect to its definition, it could be said that many people only focus on diseases and mental problems. However, the main focus should be the…

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  • Thomas Szasz: The Concept Of Mental Illness

    The concept of mental illness has been around since the beginning of time, and is referred to when relaying the unhealthy emotional and psychological state of a person. There were early theories regarding the cause of such ailments that were broken down into three primary classifications: biological, psychological, and supernatural. Consequently, therapeutic approaches were generated as a result of these primary general notions. However, during the 16th century through the early 17th century,…

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