Psychiatry

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  • Gaps In Psychiatry

    are gaps in psychiatry, however, how one looks at it is where things might differ from study to study as well as how ethical Rosenhan was in his study. We studied how Rosenhan went about his study sending a group of his friends, to be admitted to a psych ward, having previously had no signs of mental illness and held what most would consider prestigious jobs. The second piece we will be looking at is called Mike’s Musings, in this piece we will look at the view of Mike Smith, a former director of mental health nursing and a freelance consultant, who “believes he has the Holy Grail of Psychiatry within his grasp: the answer to what constitutes sanity.” Smith’s theory to help insanity is summed up…

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  • Forensic Psychiatry

    Forensic Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is a subset of psychiatry where there is an interaction between the two sciences and the law, though this is a somewhat restriction definition. Forensic psychiatrists also work to aid the mentally ill in navigating three major institutions: mental health, justice, and correctional. This subfield focuses on objective psychological evaluations, where adolescents, adults, and the elderly may be referred to determine any psychiatric, neurologic, and…

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  • Freud's Theory Of Psychiatry

    With Freud, psychiatry for the first time became an integrated medical specialty, much like that of a dentist or a cardiologist. Taxonomies of mental illness was considered unhelpful and unimportant in the Freudian paradigm of psychiatry. For Freud, taxonomic labels simply failed to hold any weight, or uniformity because “one and the same set of symptoms or patient complaints was thought, in theory to stem from just about any form of disorder” (Graham, 5). The same exact symptoms found in one…

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  • Psychiatry And Psychology Similarities

    Psychiatry versus Psychology Often, when asked the difference, people will confuse the Psychiatry and Psychology professions. Even more often people will go so far as to say they are interchangeable. While these two professions can overlap and do have many similarities, they are not the same. In this paper I will focus on three main points of comparison between both practices. These points will be Education and Licensure requirements, Objective of Practitioners, and Focus of their fields.…

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  • Psychiatry Objectives

    The literature suggests that most often the objectives of Telepsychiatry programs are to eliminate barriers that prevent children and adolescents from accessing the mental health services that they require. Specific objectives of Telepsychiatry programs include: attempt to meet demands for child psychiatry services (Blackmon, Kaak, & Ranseen, 1997; Lau, Way, & Fremont, 2011; Pesämaa et al., 2007; Elford, White, St John, Maddigan, Ghandi & Bowering, 2001; Elford, White, Bowering, Ghandi,…

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  • Psychiatry In The Victorian Era

    As time progressed the benefit of knowledge helped to explain and treat mental illness. However the drastic and frequent changes that occurred have left a mixed but relevant legacy. Therefore this essay will explain how psychiatry has evolved. The historical theories of mental illness will be briefly noted in order to grasp early explanations of mental illness. The history of mental illness prior to the Victorian era will be considered in order to learn the challenges psychiatry had to overcome.…

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  • Psychiatry Trait Report

    Psychiatry can be described as many things; helpful, supportive, beneficial, and much more… but what exactly is psychiatry? Psychiatry (not to get confused with psychology) is a medical practice that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Those who want to become a psychiatrist must go through years of medical school and residency to obtain an M.D. Some of the duties and responsibilities of a psychiatrist would be to administer, and prescribe psychotherapeutic…

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  • Psychiatry Personal Statement

    From a very early age, I recall being fascinated by the field and study of psychiatry. Through life experiences, which I will briefly describe, I saw that lives can be devastated by mental illness, and I developed a passion for learning more about it, and making it my life’s work. When I was 15 years old, my sister experienced a sudden-onset depression, which led to psychotic episodes, bulimia, anorexia, and multiple suicide attempts. I had always considered our childhood as one filled with…

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  • Child Psychiatry Case Study

    Running head: CHILD PSYCHIARTRY AND THE INFLUENCE OF GENETICS 1 Are Genetics Responsible for Mental Illnesses in Children? Tosin O. Ojerinde Towson University Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illnesses; child psychiatry focuses specifically on mental illnesses and abnormal behaviors in children. This topic interests me because it is a topic that is often overlooked in society. Childhood is an imperative stage of life and if…

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  • A Career In Psychiatry Residency Training

    Within the previous year, 13 percent of children ages 8 to 15 in the U.S. were diagnosed with some kind of a mental disorder and 17.9 percent of adults in the U.S. were diagnosed with a mental illness. For many individuals their mental illness can get out of control if left untreated; it’s the job of the psychiatrist, to diagnose, treat, and prevent mental disorders from becoming too overwhelming. To become a psychiatrist a person must complete medical school and take a written examination for a…

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