Mental illness diagnosis by DSM and ICD

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    Do you know someone who suffers from schizophrenia? If you answered this question with, “yes” then you may know a lot about what I am about to tell you. If you answered, “no” than this essay can benefit you by informing you about the cause and treatments for schizophrenia. It will also give you statistical facts and impact that schizophrenia can have one a person. Schizophrenia is a brain disease where a person lacks the ability to think normally and may see illusions. The 1930s were considered the “Schizophrenia Circa.” During this time schizophrenia was one of the most common mental diseases. In 1925 28 percent of the admissions to the New York state hospitals were schizophrenic patients (Robin Cautin, 219-237). These statistics show that it was not rare for people to have schizophrenia like most people believe. Back in the day everybody believed that if someone had a mental disease then that means they are different from everybody else. Although they are different in some ways, they are still human.…

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    struggles, which included some of her mom’s crazy episodes. Jeannette knows that her mom has some degree of mental illness that had caused her emotional breakdowns, bipolar behavior, compulsive lying, and lack of responsibility. It was also clear that Mrs. Walls lacked common sense and reason when she had possession of a million dollar property but refused to use the money to pay for the family’s needs. In the end, the children were able to cope with their mom’s instability. They found out how…

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    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…

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    Kraepelin in 1887 as a distinct mental illness from other psychotic disorders. At that time, he used the Latin term “dementia praecox” (early dementia) to identify persons who had manifestations that nowadays are associated with schizophrenia (Psychology Today, 2015). He used different subtypes such as hebephrenia, catatonia and paranoia. However, he was mistaken when he thought that only young people get this illness and that it led to mental deterioration unavoidably (Healthy Place, 2015). The…

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    For the purpose of discussing the identification and categorisation of mental illness, this essay will focus on the chapter of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders (OCRDs) from the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). An emphasis will be placed on hoarding disorder (HD), a newly recognised disorder characterised by the compulsive acquisition of objects, with persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, and significant associated…

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    Dsm-5 Classification

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    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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    Primary DSM Diagnosis

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    The primary DSM diagnosis would be Moderate Alcohol Use Disorder 303.90 (F10.20) (APA, 2013). Miguel exhibits four or more of the DSM-5 criteria. Miguel shows signs of unsuccessfully limiting his alcohol consumption, he craves alcohol when he is paying the bills, the alcohol consumption is affecting his functions at home and work and he continues the use of alcohol when he is unsure why he is drinking (APA, 2013). At this time there is no known medical diagnosis until further information is…

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    to examine truth or falsity of scientific propositions. Diagnosis is important to everything that is done in the medicine field. It is critical for applying effective and appropriate treatment for any disorder. It also allows clinicians and scientists to have communication in regards to diseases. Before the systems of diagnostic classification were organized, the people who were involved in the medicine field had no formal basis to support that validation to any of its practices. Psychological…

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    manic-depressive illness could not be differentiated in any form from each other and were the result of the same etiology and it was then he decided to merge them. Neurotic depression was still then considered to be different and was viewed discreetly. It has been this approach of Kraepelin that has been credited as a source of inspiration for DSM system. DSM 1 manual was also greatly influenced by Sigmund Freud and Adolf Meyer an American psychiatrist in a way that melancholia was grouped under…

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    This essay will first summarise newspaper articles one titled ‘hundreds of mental health experts issue rallying call against austerity’ by James Meikle and Dennis Campbell (the guardian) and article two ‘is depression caused by inflammation in the brain? Findings could reveal why suffers experience physical symptoms’ by Richard Gray (the daily mail). This essay will then go on to discuss these two articles contrasting nature and how this is reflected within the mental health community. This…

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