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    Causes Of Mental Illness

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    major part of social workers jobs in mental hospitals is discharge planning. Discharge planning is helping patients return to their communities by helping them with housing, supervision and companionship from their family and friends, and making connections with community mental health centers who are able to monitor the patients when they are discharged and help provided the necessary treatment (Ginsberg, 2001). Social workers also work in mental hospitals assisting patients who are accused of…

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    Mental illnesses can not be avoided, but the earlier they are detected, the easier they are to manage. When a child grows up in an abusive environment; witnessing traumatic events: alcoholic parents, drug addicts, homelessness, foster care, it is not surprising for them to develop a mental disorder. These events are common triggers for a child with a long line of mental illnesses in their families and it is rare for them to escape the cycle; since they most likely lack the proper resources to…

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    having to be held down by her parents and her scratching her father’s face. Sally is brought into the hospital and Michael signs the consent form and the paramedics restrain her onto a gurney. The strange thing about this is that Sally does not fight or resist them. She keeps on rambling on and on about everyone being a genius, light, and what light is about. As Sally is sent to a psychiatric hospital where she is given treatment that seems to make her a shell of her former self. This does not…

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    Jon De Morales, director of California's Atascadero State Hospital, said, "There are criminals who happen to exhibit symptoms of a mental disorder, [and] there are mentally ill people who happen to have committed crimes. They all end up in the same place". Thousands of mentally ill individuals are unable to continue life after treatment because of society’s negative views on mental illness. Society is unaware of the troubling facts about mental illness and incapable to accept individuals who are…

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    mentally ill will no longer be placed permanently in psychiatric facilities, but will be able to have a life in the community with proper treatment from a community health center. This makes deinstitutionalization sound like a terrific idea, but it does not come without problems. Deinstitutionalization has created a huge crisis among the mentally ill population (Fuller 1). Deinstitutionalization has had a large effect on mental health hospitals, community health centers,…

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    Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. The novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is written by Ken Kesey and is narrated by a man named Chief Bromden. Chief Bromden is a mentally ill patient at a psychiatric hospital that suffers from seeing things that aren’t actually there. While he is attending…

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    Illnesses In Homelessness

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    their vulnerability. A study conducted by the Hospital and Community Psychiatry found 43% of fatal accidents among the homeless community were caused by their own impaired thinking (7). How do individuals with mental illnesses become homeless? Studies show that homelessness among the mentally ill is strongly correlated with fewer hospital beds dedicated to those who have psychiatric disorders. The decrease in availability of psychiatric hospital beds has led to an increase in crimes and…

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    Arsonist Case Study

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    death. In many cases in attempting to link psychiatric abnormalities to the arsonists have been focused on sexual motivation for firesetting. This psychiatric flaw has been linked to urination, homosexuality and cruelty to animals in the childhoods of firesetters have all been documented. Those who set fires other than for profit are frequently called pyromaniacs. In the first research article, Firesetters Admitted to a Maximum Security Psychiatric Institution published in the Journal of…

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    We have a Code 4: The MMPI-2 as a Predictor of Violence among Sexually Violent Predators Introduction The release rate of sexually violent predators (SVPs) from psychiatric hospitals is extremely low; it is almost nonexistent. The ongoing controversy of civil commitment laws among SVPs indicates a need for further research in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, and policy. This paper looks at the violent behavior of sexually violent predators and attempts to identify personality traits measured…

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    Recent studies show that 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental illness, this includes depression. Last year, almost 44 million adults experienced a mental illness. Mental illness is a medical condition which disrupts the individual’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to other people and their daily functioning. People with mental illnesses, most of the time, cannot understand what is right and what is wrong. Therefore, I feel that mentally ill offenders should not be held responsible for…

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