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    Throughout the chapter, "On Being Sane in Insane Places: EXPERIMENTING WITH PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS," Lauren Slater introduces David Rosenhan 's experiment and his emphasis on improper diagnosis. This chapter reviews Rosenhan 's original experiment and a duplicate, but the results slightly differ. The conflicts faced in these experiments are mislabeling with improper diagnosis and unfair treatment, while being admitted into a state hospital. Slater does an outstanding job explaining Rosenhan 's…

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    Essay On Mental Illness

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    anti-psychotic drugs, and therapy were used and many psychiatric hospitals were established. The “rest cure” was criticized by female writers as it required patients to give complete control to their physicians. Major developments in mental illness treatments have occurred in the past centuries, improving the quality of care patients receive. Around 400 B.C.E., the physician Hippocrates began to treat mental illnesses…

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    ever-widening circles, farther and farther, until it crashed up on beaches all over the coast…” (Kesey 215). For the first time in years, the “mentally ill” patients experience an authentic, powerful, and booming laughter when they are finally out of the hospital. Laughter is a crucial part of “society’s normal” because laughter goes hand in hand with the freedom that “society’s normal” promises. In general, people laugh when they are overwhelmed with joy and amusement that their emotions must…

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    and Mesopotamian ages. And throughout the years many things have changed. Many right movements for the mentally ill have been made, along with many different Act’s have been ruled, and a large hand full of associations have been made to support psychiatric patients. Many people have changed their opinions on the mentally ill because they’ve finally opened their eyes to what people have to suffer through. People have been trying to treat mental illnesses since 5000 BCE. People once upon a time…

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    Administration hospitals for continued care. In the early 1900s (World Wars I and II era) “talking” therapies became very popular. Psychiatrists would explain the effects of stress on the mind and body. They would attempt to interpret and explain the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the person with mental illness. If talking therapy did not relieve the symptoms of the mental illness, the individuals would be sent to either a mental hospital or a psychiatric unit of a medical hospital. The…

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    recommendations regarding how to deal with these needs (NIH). Since then, unfortunately, the government has been losing money and cutting off health care for the mentally ill. Mentally ill individuals then end up on the streets or in jails, instead of in hospitals getting the care they need. Despite the fact that the government has taken a more active role in addressing the needs of the mentally ill, the United States mental health care system is…

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    Ill In Prisons

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    taken into custody and sent to jail or prison without being evaluated properly. Instead of being sent to a hospital or a mental health facility to receive the proper treatments, individuals are sent to prisons where they receive little to no help. Due to the deinstitutionalization in the 1950s, the mentally ill were unable to receive the proper treatments and services that the state mental hospitals once provided. The idea behind…

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    coming to terms with Schizophrenia. Louise Gillett, a married mother of four children has been in and out of mental hospitals since her teenage years. She is a writer who have not published anything until now. Diagnosed with a mental illness, she faced shame and embarrassment and hid the disease for years from family and friends. Her story begins with her waking up in a mental hospital after having a psychotic episode and being incoherent. Louise is in her twenties, and have not long been…

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    Holden Caulfield of J.D. Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye clearly suffered from a mental disorder known during his time, as psychosis. In this modern era, he could be classified more specifically as some who suffers from diseases like depression, schizophrenia, and potentially more. Why is there such a difference in diagnosis? The current definition of mental illness varies greatly from that of Holden’s time (the 1950’s) due to the advancements in societal views, knowledge of illnesses and…

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    cognitive thinking, people who suffer from mental illnesses exhibit seemingly abnormal behaviors that are different from societal norms. As a result, close relatives or authorities often send people suffering from mental conditions to mental hospitals, asylums, or psychiatric wards to heal. However, in the past, some of these patients suffered abuse under the hands of the authorities…

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