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  • Mental Disorders: The Cause Of Mental Illness

    Michelle Obama once said, “At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distinction”. Although people don’t want to admit it, mental illness is very common yet a great deal of stigma is attached to it. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S, that roughly 4.8 million or 18.5%, experience mental illness…

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  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT): A Case Study

    Task 1. Summary of Main Topic Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the oldest biological treatments for mental illnesses still used by psychiatrists today, despite its controversial roots. ECT is currently prescribed to an estimated 100,000 patients in the US every year. The majority of these patients, who suffer from major depression, will have a remarkable 85-90% chance of full recovery (Abrams, 2002), thus providing a much safe alternative to psychotropic drugs. Of course, the proven…

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  • Nursing Case Study Ptsd

    where they no longer met the criteria for PTSD. One of these treatments should definitely be considered when addressing the psychosis. There is a thought that exposing trauma patients to trauma treatment could potentially have adverse reactions. The article address this concern by stating that their “findings demonstrate that PE and EMDR can used safely for patients with psychosis” and that there were no deterrents in regards to social functioning (Bont, 2013, 724). Showing effectiveness for…

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  • Crime And Punishment Psychological Analysis

    The main character in the movie Crime and Punishment, Rodya Romanovich Raskolnikov, is a normal-looking person. What grabbed my attention, is that his normalcy does not last long. After his hideous crime, Rodya undergoes many changes in his behavior, thoughts, and his physical appearance. Someone might wonder if he may become mentally ill, because mental illness does refer to alterations in someone’s mood, thinking and behavior, as a result of a range of mental health conditions or disorders.…

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  • Behavioral Health Clinical Analysis

    staff, therefore for safety reason’s she should of had a tech accompany her. There are different types of schizophrenia and in this particular case the patient was experiencing paranoid schizophrenia. According to “The Biology of Schizophrenia” psychosis can have an insidious onset, and are characterized by a failure of logic, customary associations, intent, and the organization that usually accompanies human thought (Medoff, Tamminga, 2000). This explains the sudden behavioral change in the…

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  • Are Genius And Madness Related?

    Zara examines the phrase “all great art comes from great pain.” This book looks many artists and their lives. He studies their lives until he finds what drove them to the brink of anguish that inspires their greatest works. Zara searches for their troubles whether it be a tragedy from their childhood, a mental illness, or everyday suffering. He considers all types of artists including but not limited to the following: Amy Winehouse, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Jane Austen. Simonton’s “Are…

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  • Arsonist Case Study

    Psychological behavior in arsonists Arson is a crime that occurs worldwide, it has an immense impact on the victims and the community the arson takes place in. Arson leads to major financial damage, serious injury, or even 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…

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  • Mental Disorders: Symptoms And Causes Of Schizophrenia

    schizophrenia is not fully clear, there are a multitude of indicators that can help diagnose the individual. According to the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the main component of the disorder is the the issue of “psychosis,” which means a loss of touch with reality. The common symptoms also include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and behavior, which lead to issues in self-care and general life functioning. However,…

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  • Outpatient Therapy Case Study Michael Stevens

    Michael exhibited poor impulse control, but he was redirectable. His thought process was tangential, disorganized, and he had a flight of ideas, rambling and making nonsensical comments at certain points about his life. He seems to be experiencing psychosis, and was very delusional. His thought content was paranoid, and his concentration was poor. Michael’s perception consisted of hallucinations both auditory and visual; he even expressed tactile hallucinations, stating, "I feel like bugs are…

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  • Love In Natalie Portman's Film Black Swan

    Like most ballerinas Ninas (Natalie Portman) life revolves around ballet. She is one of the brightest stars in the New York City Ballet Company and when the the time comes to replace prima ballerina Beth (Winona Ryder) as the lead role in Swan Lake is Nina is next. But she gets an unexpected competitor, newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis), who impresses the director with her sensuality and passion. The two rivals develop a twisted friendship. Nina becomes more and more desperate, and the question is how…

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