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    Psychosis affects around 200,000 US citizens a year and is considered a common mental disorder (U.S. National Library of Medicine). One in every 1600 people in the United States has some form of psychosis. In The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator displayed symptoms of mental illness with awareness of his psychotic features, which ultimately led to his insanity. Symptoms of psychosis include delusions, hallucinations, talking incoherently and agitation (U.S. National Library of Medicine). The…

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    Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that requires treatment and medications. Schizophrenia is common in ages 18-35. People confuse Schizophrenia with split-personality disorder which is not correct. People who suffer from Schizophrenia do not suffer from split personality disorder, but from not being able to distinguish reality to what is not realistic. They may see things or objects that are not physically there. People that suffer from this disorder hear voices talking to them,…

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    When patients first decide to seek treatment, one of their first questions is “How long does drug detox take?” Depending on the patient's addiction length, the type of drug used and other factors, the answer to this question can vary. The important thing is to seek treatment at a professional facility. With help, individuals can overcome their addiction and lead healthier lives. How Long Does Drug Detox Take at Home? As a rule, it is never a good idea to undergo detox at home. While some…

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    Supervision Assignment: Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Bipolar with Children Bipolar is a disorder within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). There are two categories of bipolar, bipolar I and bipolar II. Bipolar I has three different categories known as mood episodes: manic, hypomanic, and major depressive. Bipolar disorder is associated with mood swings. A person goes from extremely happy and active, to happy and active, to depressed. There is not a cure for bipolar;…

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    After reading Lu’s vignette, it is apparent that Lu has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with religious and cleaning/washing themes (American Psychiatric Association, 2013; Roberts & Louie, 2015). In order to meet full diagnostic criteria for OCD, Lu must meet criteria A to D. Criteria A requires the presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both. Lu does not meet criteria for having obsessions, because Lu does not regard his behaviors as being unwanted, but they are compulsive. Lu meets…

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    Schizophrenia is described as severe disorder that changes the behavior, thoughts and feelings of the person inflicted. Approximately 1% of the population will suffer with schizophrenia at some point in their lives. Schizophrenia is said to have positive and negative symptoms which can both be extreme in nature. I have had exposure to a close family member who suffered from schizophrenia. He struggled with many positive and negative symptoms of the disorder throughout his life. Once a vibrant…

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    severe mental disorder that affects the brain. It affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. One with this chronic disorder may seem to have lost touch with reality, unable to tell what is real or fake. Although this disorder is very rare, the symptoms can be very harmful. There are positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. Positive symptoms are psychotic behaviors that aren’t usually seen in normal, healthy people. These symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders,…

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    Negative symptoms are collective in the public, but not always evident in a diagnosed disorder. The last population report was the longitudinal study by Dominguez and colleagues. This study found that 15.7% of adolescents reported regular incidence of negative symptoms alone, and 5.5% reported negative and positive symptoms. The author believed…

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    that was presented at trial implied that Andrea, before the act had been committed, had concealed her psychotic symptoms and delusions from her therapist and was not taking her medication, and she knew when she did not take her medicine that her delusional thoughts to kill her children would get worse (Slobogin, C., 2002). So therefore, she was not justified in her…

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    Mental disorders or mental health issues have continuously troubled many people throughout the world no matter the age or gender. Some of these disorders include depression, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. They are some of the most frequently diagnosed illnesses. Although they may have some differences there are some areas in which they share similarities. Two similarities in particular are that they have major effects on ones life and their relationship with those they love.…

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