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21: Abnormal Psychology: Mental Disorders
Abnormal Psychology: Mental Disorders Schizophrenia http://www.mentalhealth.com/book/p40-sc02.html#Head_1 Schizophrenia is a disorder that can effect anyone. It is the greatest the greatest disorder that effects teenagers. When someone is effected by the disorder it is not just that one person that has to learn ... years is a chemical imbalance in the brain. This could be an imbalance in the number of neurotransmitters and/or an imbalance in the amount of dopamine. Stress is not thought of as directly causing Schizophrenia, but often makes already present symptoms worse. some doctors feel that Schizophrenia might be the result of a slow acting virus since the symptoms can be delayed many years after the first infection. Another ...
22: Madness In Yellow Wallpaper
... in 1892 in the January edition of the New England Magazine, depicts the downward spiral of depression, loss of control and competence, and feelings of worthlessness which lead to greater depression and the possibility of schizophrenia. This paper will explore two possible causes of the main character’s madness. These causes are the subjugating treatment inflicted upon her by her husband, and the idea that the main character has clinical schizophrenia. Additionally, this paper will examine the parallels of Gilman’s true-life experiences as compared to those of the main character. The beginning emphasis will be on the interaction and roles of the husband and ... mentioned in the beginning of this paper, Gilman creates a character that has real emotions and a real psyche that impresses upon the reader that she is slowly deteriorating into a mental illness known as schizophrenia (a disintegration of the personality). This illness, however it manifests itself within the personality of someone is usually highlighted through a variety of symptoms. The protagonist exhibits these symptoms sporadically throughout the story. To ...
23: Autism
... disorder occurring in as many as 1 in 500 people, autism is still largely an enigma to many doctors and scientists (Johnson, Dorman, 1998). Until Leo Kanner's use of the description autistic in 1948, schizophrenia was the general label given to patients with certain behavior patterns. Although autism and schizophrenia are widely seen as separate disorders today, there are still many conflicting classification issues which are distinguished largely with the help of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders, revision ... these disturbances, however, were confusing and controversial. Kraeplin set the basis for modern classification. He used the terms dementia, a belief that progressive deterioration occurred, and praecox, meaning the disorders began early. Later the term schizophrenia was applied by Bleuer. He argued that deterioration was not inevitable and that psychological factors played a role. As time went on many other different diagnostic terms were applied such as dementia infantilis, disintegrative ...
24: Abortion and the Mentally Handicapped
... and as you know, wants the abortion to take place. We agree with her concern for your well-being. Child birth is an extremely stressful situation. The trauma of the pregnancy could intensify your paranoid schizophrenia, or cause some other mental disorder. Mrs. Smith has informed us that she herself is not capable of caring for the child. We feel that you will suffer further if you are forced to give ... the raising and caring for this child. From testimonies from your mother and your psychiatrist, it is our understanding that you can do neither on your own. Ms. Smith, you have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. As you know, the treatment for paranoid schizophrenia is a variety of different drugs. This gives you a slightly higher chance of having fetal defects such as cystic fibrosis, pulmonary emphysema, abruptioplacentae, miscarriage, or placenta previa to name a few. We also ...
25: Mental Disorders
... as functional) conditions. Psychotic disorders are also commonly separated from neurotic ones. Psychotic means, roughly, a state in which a patient has lost touch with reality, whereas neurotic refers to a relatively less impaired state. Schizophrenia, many organic mental disorders, and some forms of depression (such as manic-depressive illness) are psychotic conditions. Examples of neurotic disorders are those in which anxiety is the major symptom, hypochondria (morbid concern about health ... marked by impairments in memory, thinking, perception, judgment, and attention that are sufficient to interfere with social and occupational functioning. Emotional expression is also often changed, as evidenced by increased apathy, euphoria, or irritability(3). Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a group of serious disorders beginning usually in adolescence or young adulthood. Symptoms include disturbances in thought, perception, emotion, and interpersonal relationships(2). Affective Disorders. The affective disorders are those in which the ...
26: Madness in Hamlet
... violent outbursts towards his mother. He kills various members of the castle without explanation. Hamlet is clearly out of control, and is in need of a psychological evaluation. The most major of mental illnesses is schizophrenia, a psychotic illness, where the patient is out of touch with reality. In this disease, thoughts may be deranged or delusions without basis may arise. The individual tends to withdraw from their already little social ... great discussion; there is much conflicting evidence that can be found when trying to prove the validity of the claim to Hamlet’s true madness. The patient, Hamlet, prince of Denmark, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia due to his erratic, sometimes irrational behavior. Ever since the death of his father, King Hamlet, young Hamlet has been what appeared to be in a state of madness. This case study on Hamlet’s ... s murder, but merely attacks Claudius verbally, as he did to his mother in a fit of rage. From the beginning of the play, Hamlet has a great fascination with death, another common symptom of schizophrenia (Goldman, 3). Despite being warned by his friends that following the ghost was a bad idea, Hamlet’s obsession with death was so great that he was prepared to risk all to follow. Taking ...
27: Famous People With Mental Illnesses
... Asylum or psychiatric hospital, and made attempts of killing herself. Lionel Aldridge was the defensive end for the Green Bay Packers in the 1960 s, and he played in two super bowls. Lionel suffered from schizophrenia & was homeless for 2 & 1/2 years in the 1970's. Lionel used to give inspirational talks to young people about his 20-year bout with schizophrenia and paranoia. Lionel has been in numerous newspaper and magazine articles for his ability to fight the disease he has fought most of his life. His message was simple to families who have mentally ill children or adults, don't give up on them. His motto was, ''Believe they can get well. Lionel lost his battle with schizophrenia and paranoia as he passed away in 1998. Eugene Gladstone O Neill was born on October 16th, 1888 in New York City. He was one of the most famous play writers of all time. ...
28: Attacks On The Insanity Defense
... of the patient, and criminality is a class of behavior likewise known by observing the behavior of the defendant. We are involved in classification and labels. Where we have one class of behaviors labeled as schizophrenia, and the other class labeled as crimes, what we have are two co-existing classes of behavior in the same individual, and not a cause or effect relationship (Simon, 1988;47). A person can be ... such a view and it is termed the Biological Psychiatric view. The view basically states that there is some defect or malfunction in the actual make-up of the brain of an individual which causes schizophrenia. This same defect then causes the criminal behavior such as robbery or murder. The problem here is that we have no actual way of mapping the brain and conclusively determining exactly what portion thereof is ... 54) known as "Being Sane in Insane Places." Rosenhan, a psychologist, placed eight normal people in mental hospitals as "pseudo-patients." They were diagnosed as schizophrenic, and later on when they appeared normal, rediagnosed as schizophrenia in remission. After one experiment one hospital challenged Rosenhan to send them "pseudo-patients" during the next several months. At the end of the period the hospital announced that they had discovered that 12 ...
29: Serial Killers
... all serial killers to pick out. That is because they are insane. They often tend to have interesting stories behind their killings because they often see and hear things that the normal person doesn't. Schizophrenia is a common source are associated with psychotics. Schizophrenics will hear voices in their head and will ultimately make them go insane. Often the voices will make these people kill to appease them or to ... Eastern religions, and became a drug user. In 1969, he started to imitate his brother-in-law and his parents were worried that he suffered from echopraxia. Echopraxia is one of the first symptoms of schizophrenia. Herbert admitted himself into a mental health institution and was diagnosed with having schizophrenia. Six weeks later he was released. Upon released he shaved his head and began slipping away from reality, during this time he was quoted as saying "murder is an act of love". In 1972 ...
30: Bipolar Disorder 2
... millions of dollars in cost to society. Many times bipolar patients report that the depressions are longer and increase in frequency as the individual ages. Many times bipolar states and psychotic states are misdiagnosed as schizophrenia. Speech patterns help distinguish between the two disorders. The often of Bipolar disorder usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 30 years of age, with a second peak in the mid-forties for women ... of medication management, and the need for education and support for the interpersonal difficulties that arise during the course of the disorder. The manic phase is in the relation of attention deficit disorder hyperactive (ADHD), schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses. Like people who are going though a manic phase can be experience being distracted easily or to hyper to focus witch is in relation with ADHD. And it can relate to schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses by basically having hell on earth like hallucinations, delusions, not being able to tell the difference between real and fake, etc. The depressive phase is in relation of amnesia, suicide. Like ...

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