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    Rosenhan Psychiatry

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    Psychiatry is known for its ability to determine and diagnose if a person is suitable for society (Slater 63). David Rosenhan decided in the early 1970s to test the ability psychiatrists have to determine the “sane” from the “insane” (Slater 63). He believed that a psychiatrist should not have the power to determine whether a parent is fit to raise a child or if a prisoner can be reformed (Slater 63). In conclusion Rosenhan devised an experiment that would test whether or not psychiatrist’s skills are equal to their power (Slater 63). Rosenhan gathered eight of his friends to go into an asylum and pretend that they were insane. The main goal was to see if the psychiatrists could detect that they are sane or if their judgement is clouded because…

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    Gaps In Psychiatry

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    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…

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    Forensic Psychiatry

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    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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    Psychiatry Objectives

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    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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    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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    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 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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    The first step is to understand the problems that people have with themselves. For example, an engineer is sent to speak with a psychiatrist in order to help solve the problem of his or her ego and lack of communication. According to the article “Psychiatry is Flawed and Rotten” by Phil Hickey (2013), modern psychiatry is flawed and rotten not because of the people who work as a psychiatrist, rather “that the philosophy to which almost all psychiatrists subscribe is spurious” (What I am saying,…

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    Psychiatry Trait Report

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    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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    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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