Sociology of Psychiatry - 2338 Words
Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) and Michel Foucault (1926-1984) are widely considered as the key figures when discussing contesting perspectives on modern psychiatry. Similarities can be drawn between Szasz and Foucault in general terms, in that they both believed that psychiatry was a product of pseudo-science. Both have criticisms on the limitations of psychiatry. Thomas Szasz, a psychiatrist, academic and author, has been a foundational figure for those who are strongly opposed to modern psychiatry....
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Psychiatry and Deinstitutionalization - 2151 Words
Metropolitan Community College
Social Services Policy
Dr. Bob Dresser
There is an agreement that about 2.8% of the US adult population suffers from severe mental illness. The most severely disabled have been forgotten not only by society, but by most mental health advocates, policy experts and care providers. Deinstitutionalization is the name given to the policy of moving severely mentally ill patients out of large state institutions and...
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Deinstitutionalization: Psychiatry and Community - 488 Words
September 14, 2012
1. How did deinstitutionalization affect the local community in your article?
After reading this article I found the community to be affected drastically. Crime rates increased and people were angry so something had to be done. By deinstitutionalizing, we are not allowing the people who need the help to get it. In this case, a mentally ill patient was out unsupervised and set fire to downtown building. This fire resulting in two...
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Psychiatry: Damaging or Helpful? - 336 Words
diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders, among which are affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities. The term "psychiatry" was first coined by the German physician Johann Christian Reil in 1808 and literally means the 'medical treatment of the soul' (psych-: soul; from Ancient Greek psykhē: soul; -iatry: medical treatment; from Gk. iātrikos: medical, iāsthai: to heal). A medical doctor specializing in psychiatry is a psychiatrist. (For a historical overview,...
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All Psychiatry Essays
Psychiatry and Mental Health - 530 Words
1. In your own works briefly define the difference between a voluntary patient and one detained under the Mental Health Act 1993.
A voluntary patient is one that makes the decision and is capable of making the decision to seek treatment in a centre, and is able to leave if they decide to.
An patient detained under the mental health Act 1993, the decision to access treatment is made by other authorised individuals such as medical offers and police due to the...
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International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 36 (2013) 333–337
Contents lists available at SciVerse ScienceDirect
International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Is there a recognizable post-incarceration syndrome among released “lifers”?
Marieke Liem a,⁎, Maarten Kunst b
Harvard University, United States Leiden University, Netherlands
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i n f o
a b s t r a c t
It has been suggested that released prisoners experience a unique set of mental health symptoms...
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Medical Specialties: Psychiatry - 927 Words
Medical Specialties: Psychiatry
In today’s medical practice, a primary care physician often relies on a network of specialists to help provide a patient with the best possible health care. Through additional education and training, physicians can specialize in any number of fields including immunology, dermatology, emergency medicine, hematology, oncology, neonatology, nephrology and psychiatry.
Immunologists treat diseases of the immune system and the respiratory complications that...
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The Changing Face of Psychiatry Nursing
The Changing Face of Psychiatric Nursing – Care or Control?
The Changing Face of Psychiatric Nursing – Care or Control?
ePsychNurse.Net – Towards Improved Quality – Improving Nurses’ Continuing Vocational Training in Psychiatric Hospitals and Inpatient Units
Välimäki M, Scott A, Lahti M & Chambers M (eds.)
Department of Nursing Science University of Turku, Turku ISBN: 978 – 951 – 29 – 3576 – 5
2 Preface This report has been written as part of the project “Toward improved quality –...
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Psychiatry and Mental Illness - 3584 Words
Psychiatry in the Media: The Vampire, The Fisher King, and The Zaddik
Abstract: The portrayal of psychiatrists in popular movies has been colored by three main stereotypes: the "evil" doctor, the "kooky" doctor, and the "wonderful" doctor. On one level, these depictions represent the understandable ambivalence many people feel toward authority figures who, from time to time, may abuse their power. But on a more primal level, these...
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Psychiatry Residency Personal statement
I was born in a rural part of India where most of my family members are farmers. I grew up with a sense of deep appreciation for Medicine. Multiple family members, especially my grandfather, encouraged me to become a medical doctor. What inspired me to become a physician was not the money or the prestige, but rather the desire to serve and a sense of humility. I vividly remember the day when I was selected for admission at Government Medical College, Amritsar, which is considered one of the...
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Psychiatry and Mental Health - 502 Words
Unit 18: working in the health sector
P6: Explain two examples of multi-disciplinary working in the health service provision.
A practise manager is responsible for the whole surgery and the way it runs. Some of the roles include dealing with complaints, paying the bills and expenses of the practise and staff organisation.
Data Input Clerk
A data input clerk has little or no contact with the patients, practises and surgeries have data input clerks to ensure...
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Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Treatment - 2493 Words
Schizophrenia is a major mental illness which can be identified through signs and symptoms that can be categorized into positive and negative symptoms. This essay will identify what signs and symptoms go under each category and discuss in detail different care and pharmacological treatments available for people suffering from schizophrenia. Treatment and care requirements under the NSW Mental Health Act 2007 will also be discussed along with my own opinion on the Australian community’s attitudes...
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Psychoeducation: Psychiatry and Family Members
Psych education has become the family treatment of choice for schizophrenia
Nowadays, and that the future of family work for those with psychoses will be heavily
Informed by the future of psycho education. However, like many analogous terms
(Such as psychoanalysis, or family therapy itself), psycho education today is an
Umbrella word, under which several different ways of practicing are hosted.
1) Purpose and Rationale
1/a Rational For Choosing This Topic
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Legal Aspects of Psychiatry - 6990 Words
LEGAL ASPECTS OF PSYCHIATRY
- Dr. DS Nambi
Introduction Legislation forms an important component in the implementation of mental healthcare. Legislation is an expression of society with regard to the way it views and cares for mentally ill individuals. It has long been known that there is a dynamic relationship between the concept of mental illness, the treatment of the mentally ill and the Law. Forensic psychiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the mind and their...
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Medical Transcription Service for Forensic
Medical transcription service for Forensic psychiatry
Forensic psychiatry is one of the sub-areas of psychiatry, a supplementary science of criminology. It involves interfaces between psychiatry and law. This service provides capability to stand in the court trial which facilitates adjudicative processes.
Forensic psychiatrists usually work with courts. They evaluate the competency of an individual to stand trial. Typically, as such defense is based on mental defects, for example, insanity....
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Epidemiology: Psychiatry and Mental Health Professionals
December 13, 2012
Mental Health and Obesity
According to "World Health Organization" (2012), " Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events (including disease), and the application of this study to the control of diseases and other health problems.” (para.1). There are many approaches for collecting this beneficial data, and there are three basic standard methods. These three...
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Literature Review: Brief Therapy in Adult Psychiatry
This paper provides an overview of the study conducted by A.J Macdonald (1994) on Brief therapy in adult psychiatry. With thorough analysis, it expresses concerns about the structure and lack of focus in controlling the research. It outlines strengths and limitations within its core assumptions to the research model in the context of the findings and the outcome of the research. Through considering multiculturalism, family socioeconomic status and other extraneous variables, it will...
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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Dsm - 1054 Words
DSM-IV: Strengths and Weaknesses
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is currently the most frequently used way of standardizing and defining psychological disorders. However, the classification systems such as DSM have advantages and disadvantages. The major weakness of DSM is that it judges symptoms superficially and ignores other possible important factors. The major strength of DSM is that it enables categorization of psychological disorders.
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Mock Trial - 549 Words
My profession is a Forensic Psychiatrist, evaluating various individual’s competency for trail, mental state opinions, expert witness, and sentencing recommendations
I characterized the patients I assess as individuals who have committed acts of violence. I treat and counsel those who behave in an violent manner while possibly suffering varied forms of mental illnesses or disabilities.
I have gained many years of experience in the department of Forensic Psychiatry. I am currently an...
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On Being Sane In Insane Places
On Being Sane in Insane Places
Rosenhan’s study, “On Being Sane in Insane Places” caused a lot of controversy in the field of psychiatry. Rosenhan and eight other participants agreed to attempt to have themselves admitted into a psychiatric hospital on the assumption that they were hearing a voice. As Rosenham stated, the voice they were hearing would say something along the lines of, “I am hearing a voice. It is saying...
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Anorexia - 1340 Words
“The history of anorexia nervosa begins with descriptions of religious fasting dating from the Hellenistic era  and continuing into the medieval period. A number of well-known historical figures, including Catherine of Siena and Mary, Queen of Scots are believed to have suffered from the condition.. The earliest medical descriptions of anorexic illnesses are generally credited to English physician Richard Morton, in 1689. However it was not until the late 19th century that anorexia...
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Deinstitutionalizing the Mentally Ill, Blessing or Curse?
Deinstitutionalizing the Mentally Ill, Blessing or Curse?
The deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill was originally and idealistically portrayed as a liberating, humane policy alternative to the restrictive care in large state supported hospitals. It was supposed to help these individuals regain freedom and empower themselves through responsible choices and actions. Due to many funding issues, stiff opposition from communities, and ill-equipped patients, who are unable to...
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zenith - 2387 Words
Name : Dr. Karri Rama Reddy
Address : Manasa Hospital
RAJAHMUNDRY – 533 103.
(Andhra Pradesh) INDIA
Phones: 0883 – 2467286, 2469386, 2469959 (PBX)
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Mmse Essay - 4514 Words
Folsteins Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) was first described by Marshall F. Folstein, Suzan Folstein, & Paul R. McHugh (as cited in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2009). Marshall Folstein, a neuropsychiatrist, created the MMSE overnight because he was not happy with a patients’ cognitive report written by wife Suzan Folstein, a psychiatrist. He presented the MMSE to the clinical director Paul R. McHugh who acknowledged the significance of MMSE to clinicians and...
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Counseling Specializations and Multidisciplinary Teams
Counseling Specializations and Multidisciplinary Teams
Counseling is a relatively new profession (Aubrey, 1977, 1982). It developed in the late 1890s and early 1900s, and was interdisciplinary from its inception. “Some of the functions of counselors were and are shared by persons in other professions” (Herr & Fabian, 1993, p. 3). Before the 1900s, most counseling was in the form of advice or information. In the United States, counseling developed out of a humanitarian concern to improve the...
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Assignment 3 English 215
Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists
Professor Robyn Eakloff
English 215: Research and Writing
May 10, 2015
Section One: Title and Interesting Opening
Changing Regulations For Mental Health Drugs For Minors
Changes need to be made to regulations for mental health drugs for minors. Parents need to get a second and third opinion before putting their children on mental illness drugs. There are safe, alternative methods of treatment...
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Blaaaaa - 3188 Words
art & science mental health
Implementation of the Mental Health Act 2007
Harvey I (2010) Implementation of the Mental Health Act 2007. Nursing Standard. 24, 51, 42-45. Date of acceptance: May 4 2010.
This article aims to contribute to an understanding of the Mental Health Act 2007, which came into force in November 2008. The article explains the link between the Mental Health Act, the Mental Health Act Code of Practice and mental health case law. It describes the guiding...
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Progressive Era Paper (Mental Hygiene Movement)
I chose to research the Mental Hygiene Movement. The brief summary given in class about Adolf Meyer, mental hygiene in children, and the therapeutic perspective made me want to know more about the topic. My family is very involved in the mental health field. My uncle is a psychiatrist who served in the Army, my cousin is studying to be a psychiatrist, my sister works at Mclean Hospital in Boston and is studying to be a psychologist, and lastly my aunt is a psychiatric nurse at Saint Lukes...
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MARITAL CONFLICTS CAN LEAD TO MAJOR DEPRESSION
Running head: MARITAL CONFLICTS CAN LEAD TO MAJOR DEPRESSION
Marital Conflicts Can Lead to Major Depression
Aga khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery
Running head: MARITAL CONFLICTS CAN LEAD TO MAJOR DEPRESSION
“The marital relationship plays a very important role in person's physical and mental well-being.
Studies shown that married couples enjoy better life as compared to single counterpart”. (Choi,
&Marks, 2008). In 2006, Umber son, Williams,...
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A Historical Review of Mental Illness and the Stigma Attached
A Historical Review Of Mental Illness and the Stigma Attached
During the month of July 1999, life took an abrupt turn. Although I did not suffer from multiple personalities, my behavior was unpredictable enough to make an acquaintance ponder. Crazy and insane were words used flippantly to describe me. I joined in with the jokes by sometimes throwing in other words like psychotic or nuts, but all the time I wondered if I really was as mad as a hatter. I had behaved in certain...
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week 3 worksheet BSHS 355
University of Phoenix Material
Human Services Professional Worksheet
Select three agency types from the following list:
A drug and alcohol treatment program
A homeless shelter
A day treatment drop-in center for teenagers
A hospital rehabilitation center (A physical rehabilitation center)
A crisis intervention center
An outpatient mental health center
Complete the table for the chosen agencies by providing a 60- to 85-word response in each column. An example has been completed as a guide....
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Girl, interrupted compared with one flew over the cuckoos nest
The Confusion of Social Non-conformity With Insanity
Teacher: Ms. Earle
By: Mariah Sodhi
The Confusion of Social Non-Conformity with Insanity
The social and cultural standards of sanity have substantially transformed in the course of the twentieth century. To a great extent, this change can be explained by significant shifts in the public opinion. It should be kept in mind that dominant stereotypes about normality and abnormality often...
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Integrated Treatment - 1942 Words
My current practicum at the Johnson Unit of Sacred Heart Medical Center while enrolled in the Portland State University Masters in Social Work Program has been, thus far, a rewarding and enriching experience. The focus of this paper will be my observations of the Unit and will overlay the information from readings and presentations from classes. I will develop concepts that I think could be useful if integrated into the behavioral health service delivery system of SHMC and the Johnson Unit....
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cause and effect - 308 Words
1. Antianxiety Drugs- Psychotropic medications prescribed to relieve anxiety, fear, or tension.
2. Antidepressant Drugs- Psychotropic medications that relieve depression.
3. Antipsychotic Drugs- Psychotropic medications that are effective in managing psychotic disorders.
4. Client- An individual, small group, or larger population that needs help.
5. Client Strengths- An approach to human service delivery that incorporates a client’s positive attributes and those of his or her...
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Children Mental Health and Wellbeing
Children Mental Health and Wellbeing
Instructor Kara O’Brien
December 19, 2011
Childhood Mental Health and Wellbeing
Doing the research I can see that there is a lot of mental illness in adults, but we don’t think about children as having mental illness. Many people still feel shame about admitting they are having problems with mental illness. As teachers we need to be aware that children can suffer from many different types of mental illness some are...
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Insane Asylums - 1225 Words
A History of Insane Asylums
Before the existence of insane asylums, mentally ill people were kept in their homes with their family, and received treatment there. In some cases being mentally ill was not viewed as a disease of the mind but more as being “morally or spiritually unfit.” A lot of shame and punishment was passed onto the mentally ill individual and their family, and sometimes punishment...
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uhuh - 2087 Words
The open book exam forms the first part of the assessment for NURS2097 Mental Health 2 and will equate to 20% of your overall assessment. It is an open book exam so you MUST read and reference every answer. No reference citation will be awarded 0 marks. Please make sure you have good in text APA style referencing as well as an end text reference list of all resources used.
Make sure you have a cover sheet with your name and address on this paper.
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Analysis - 808 Words
PR 102- Psychology
October 18, 2012
Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum
One of the cases that had the greatest impact on us is psychiatric rape. Many people seek for help, and reach out to professionals known as psychiatrist or psychologist. Most woman and children believe that “professionals” are able to help them with their emotional instability, however, psychiatrist cause scars that are unforgivable.
Woman and children are referred to a...
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Proposed Bulacan Healing Center for Persons with Mental Illnesses
PROPOSED BULACAN HEALING CENTER FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES
Many of our fellow Filipinos specifically Bulakeños suffer from mild and even severe stress. This might be due to economic instability, genes, and different problems an individual may encounter. This condition can be referred as Neurosis or psychosis in general terms. Neurosis is a mental disorder that involves distress but should not be mistaken already as psychosis. Psychosis is a condition when someone is actually said to...
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Mental status exam - 561 Words
mental status examination
The mental status examination or mental state examination, abbreviated MSE, is an important part of the clinical assessment process in psychiatric practice. It is a structured way of observing and describing a patient's current state of mind, under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight and judgment. There are some minor variations in the subdivision of the MSE and...
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Adolescent Mental Health Facilities
Adolescent Mental Health Facilities
An adolescent is defined to be someone who has undergone puberty but has not yet reached full adulthood. This time usually begins at the start of middle school. It is a very stressful time for most adolescents because of all the changes going on around them. Not only are they dealing with social stresses, but things at home might not be all right. They may be starting to use drugs, or even worse they could be addicted already. Sexual pressure also starts to...
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Ethnic Groups in the Philippines - 1492 Words
(FACILITY NAME HERE)
Jane Smith Dates of Evaluation: 9/12/96
Case No.: 111,111 9/13/96
Building No.: 11
Admission Date: 9/2/96 Date of Report: 9/14/96
PURPOSE FOR EVALUATION: Rather than "Reason for Referral" the first...
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Mental Health and Recidivism - 1291 Words
Mental Health and Recidivism
a. Refers to the discharge of over 85% of patients from state operated psychiatric hospitals
b. State mental hospitals began releasing thousands of patients with chronic and severe psychiatric disorders into communities that lacked resources to provide an alternative.
1. Persons with mental illness were left unable to access appropriate treatment and social support services which led them to become homeless,...
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kids kustomers - 1865 Words
Running Head: Starving One’s Self
Why Starving One’s Self?
Miss samira Al gour
zakia Al Masri
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Counselor, MSW, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Therapist, Meditation Teacher: Differences
Differences between Human Service Providers
National Louis University
Prof Practice and Ethics in Human Services
October 23, 2011
Table of Contents
Differences between Human Service Providers: 3
LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor or LMHC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor: 3
MSW or Master of Social Work: 4
Clinical Psychologist: 5
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors: 5
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT): 6
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Neuropsychology Research Reference Resources
Benton, T. D. (2010). Psychiatric Considerations in Children and Adolescents with HIV/AIDS. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 19(2), 387-400. doi:10.1016/j.chc.2010.02.004
Benton, T. D. (2011). Psychiatric considerations in children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 58(4), 989-1002. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2011.06.013
Chen, D. T., & Shepherd, L. L. (2009). When, why, and how to conduct research in child and adolescent...
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: Know the Main Forms of Mental ill Health
The main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system e.g.:
mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related
disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disorders, sexual and gender identity disorders
Key strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system e.g. Strengths - developed by
experts, clarity for practitioners, synthesis of knowledge, consistency, coherence, clarity for patients,...
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The Released - 2137 Words
The Released: What happens after the
mentally ill are released from prison.
Mental illness has been around since the beginning of time. Back in the 1940s or '50s, a man with schizophrenia would have been locked away in an isolated state mental hospital. In the 1960s or '70s, following the widespread deinstitutionalization of people with mental illness, he likely would have been released. Now the future for people with mental illness could be very different. The most likely...
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Classification of Mental Disorders - 917 Words
Classification of Mental Disorders
May 1, 2013
Susan Stumph, Ph.D.
The discussion of this paper will be on Kraepelin’s early development classifying system for mental disorders. The subjects will be the advantages, and the disadvantages of classifying mental disorders into types and maintaining such taxonomy for clinical reference. It will also describe the modern classification system and what current events are happening regarding this system. This paper will give a...
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Walter Freeman - 278 Words
Walter Jackson Freeman II
Walter Jackson Freeman II (1895-1972), American neurologist, specialized in the lobotomy, which showed his devotion to helping the mentally ill. According to an article called “Walter Jackson Freeman II,” posted by the Birtanica Online Encyclopedia, between 1920 and 1930, Freeman attended different facilities to extend his view on mental illnesses: University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania’s on campus hospital, Europe, and Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital of...
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Week 5 Psy 480
Week 5 portion
1: Prescription Privileges
Some of the current changes that can be seen in regards to prescription privileges include changes in the ways that physicians and mental health professionals are able to prescribe medications to their patients. According to Brenda Smith of the APA (2012), currently patients receive their medications for psychological conditions by a physician usually without having been evaluated by a mental health practitioner according to the CDC. The...
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Professional-Client Relationships Approaches and Power Dynamics
The most important thing that is needed in all the different branches of medicine, varying from physical health to mental health; is the relationship developed between the patient and their doctor. Referring to the history, theories, treatments and certain films, one will be able to see the discussion and criticism of different ethical approaches that have led to various ideas and methods used to form the client-therapist relationships. These approaches vary from the obsolete to the ethical...
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How to Become a Psychiatrist - 1327 Words
Psychiatrists assess and provide treatment for patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They also study how the brain and nervous systems function and how these interact with people’s environments and affect the way people think, feel, and behave. They help people in many ways and it’s just fascinating how they do their job. Psychiatrists have the ability to understand how the human mind works, tell whether someone is lying or not, and most of all determine if someone is in a...
1,327 Words | 4 Pages
Mental Illness Stigma in the Media
Mental Illness Stigma in the Media
March 18, 2013
Mental Illness has become a larger issue in society today. There has been different stigma's that have been developed around mental illness. There are variety of things that impact mental illness stigma in society. Mental Illness has been increasingly known as a negative and scary thing in society. Movies, TV, articles and books often present people with mental illnesses as dangerous or...
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sanity - 1524 Words
12 January 2014
Society’s harsh expectations and norms force people into conformity, while those who reject society’s views are labeled as insane. Kent Kesey’s novel, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, depicts the so called “insanity” of men in a mental institution. Although mental institutions are known for containing insane people, the men in this mental ward are not so different from a “sane” person. They show the same desires and characteristics as...
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The Psychotropic Effect - 871 Words
The Psychotropic Effect
As time progresses, the understanding of the human brain continues to grow. Along with this growth, there has been an increase in knowledge about psychological disorders. New theories of therapy and treatments evolve from this knowledge. Some of those theories, including psychopharmacology or pharmacotherapy, involve medication, known as psychotropic drugs. The effectiveness and possibility of adverse effects of these medications has been a great controversy in the...
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Cosi Character Analysis - 597 Words
- Protagonist of the play
- 21 years old
- Lives in Northcote, a very poor area, near an abattoir
- Has left university and is searching for work. “I need money” pg.1
- Lives with his girlfriend Lucy and friend Nick
- At first, he shares the same values as his friends Nick and Lucy, that love is unimportant due to the ongoing Vietnam War.
- He finds work at a mental asylum
- He begins work with lack of confidence and scared of the patients, but his...
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Child Psych - 2962 Words
CHILD PSYCH FIRST DRAFT FINAL AND LAST ONE AND ITS EFFECTS ON CHILD'S AND THEIR PARENTS ACCORDINGLY PATTERN OF CHILD PSCYHIATRY EMERGENCIES AND CONSULTS Global prevalence of mental disorders in Child and Adolescent (C&A) is about 20%. Approximately 85% of them reside in developing countries. There is an increase in presentation of C&A with mental health disorders to emergency department and as consultations from other departments. The aim of our study is to report pattern of referrals from...
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Philippe Pinel - 272 Words
Philippe Pinel (20 April 1745 - 25 October 1826) was a French physician who was instrumental in the development of a more humane psychological approach to the custody and care of psychiatric patients, referred to today as moral treatment. He also made notable contributions to the classification of mental disorders and has been described by some as "the father of modern psychiatry”.
Pinel believed in developing specific practical techniques, rather than general concepts and...
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Assessment and Care Planning for a Person with Mental Disabilities
In this essay I will discuss a service user I encountered on recent practice placement who was referred to the hospital after she has been deteriorating in mental health and she has bipolar disorder. I am going to discuss the assessment and development of the care plan of the service user. The essay will also consist of a brief biography of the patient’s contributing factors towards her present mental health circumstances. The relevant culturally sensitive engagement and assessment skills used...
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Analyse Different Approaches to the Study of Metal Health and Illness
Analyse different approaches to the study of metal health and illness.
Mental health refers to our cognitive, and/or emotional well being and is all about how we think, feel and behave. Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their life. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships and can even affect physical health. For an individual to enjoy life, it is desirable to attain a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve...
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Nursing Process Recording - 5287 Words
A Term Paper
Presented to the
Faculty of Nursing – Graduate School
Saint Louis University
School of Nursing
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Course
Practicum in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Alfred D. Waldo, RN, RGC
12 May 2013
In any human endeavor, in medicine as a cardinal example, when ever facts are sparse, strongly held theories proliferate. Because...
5,287 Words | 19 Pages
Mental Health in Texas Prisons and Jails
SWOK 534- Fall 2012
Mental Health in Texas prisons and jails
October 13, 2012
University of Southern California
A. Introduction: Issue, Policy, Problem:
Texas has approximately 24.3 million residents according to 2010 state statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Close to 833,000 adults live with a serious mental illness. Within these 24.3 million residents of Texas in 2008, approximately 37,700 adults with a mental illness were incarcerated (NAMI.org)....
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Creativity vs. Psychological Health of Anne Sexton
A number of creative individuals have taken their own lives, including John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, and many other writers. The large number of such cases suggests that there may be a functional relationship between creativity and psychological health. This relationship seems to vary across domains, with the rate of suicide especially high in certain groups of artists. This may suggest that there may be something unique to those domains that either draws suicide-prone persons...
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Deinstitutionalization - 773 Words
Mental illness can be defined as a psychological or behavioral pattern that occurs in an individual and is thought to cause distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_illness). Some people that suffer from mental illness are required to take medication to control their symptoms. No medications can cure mental illness, but it can reduce relapse. Many people that suffer from mental illness believe that they can...
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nursing research - 1196 Words
A national survey of GP and nurse attitudes and beliefs towards
depression after myocardial infarction
Joanne Haws, Janet Ramjeet and Richard Gray 2011 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20, 3215–3223
Aim--- to investigate attitudes to depression after myocardial iunfraction
Background. Depression after myocardial infarction affects almost half of all patients and has a considerable negative effect on recovery. Despite the increased prevalence of...
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Band - 697 Words
Munchausen syndrome is a serious mental disorder in which someone with a deep need for attention pretends to be sick or gets sick or injured on purpose. People with Munchausen syndrome may make up symptoms, push for risky operations, or try to rig laboratory test results to try to win sympathy and concern. Munchausen syndrome belongs to a group of conditions, called factitious disorders, which are either made up or self-inflicted. Factitious disorders can be psychological or physical....
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Mental Illness - 1997 Words
English 100 M W 9:30-11:00
Mental Illness Essay
November 19, 2012
November 26, 2012
Sane or Insane: Who’s to know?
Everyone once in their life has either thought as themselves or another as crazy. In today’s day and age people find it fun to be called crazy, that was not the case in the past. People in our past who were demined “Insane” were sent away, hidden from society’s eyes and subjected to cruelty and unnecessary torture. America’s health system has changed...
1,997 Words | 6 Pages
Baker Act 10 2013
Introduction to related laws
Criteria for and initiation of:
Risks & Responsibilities
Baker Act Involuntary Examinations
Marchman Act Involuntary Admissions
Emergency Medical Conditions
Rights of Persons
Questions & Answers
October 8, 2013
Alternatives to the Baker Act
History & Overview
Mental Illness Only
Marchman Act, Chapter 397
Developmental Disabilities, Chapter 393
Psychiatric – Not...
5,119 Words | 45 Pages
nursing theory - 1386 Words
According to Benner, there are five levels of experience regarding nursing (2001). The levels of nursing range from novice to expert (Benner, 2001). This information is based on the Dreyfus Model which was designed by Stuart Dreyfus (Benner, 2001). It is important for nurses to become experts in their field and to guide novice nurses.
The first stage of nursing practice is novice (Benner, 2001). A novice is a beginner who...
1,386 Words | 4 Pages
Emerging Technology in Substance Abuse/Mental Health
Running Header: Emerging Technology in Substance Abuse/Mental Health 1
Telemedicine in Adolescent Substance Abuse
Soc 120: Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility
Instructor: Michael Pankras
Technology has allowed the world to operate totally different from the past. New emerging technology has made it possible for providers to be in one area or region of the world and provide care to patients in another area or region of the world in real time....
2,090 Words | 6 Pages
Recovery Model in Mental Health Services
What are the implications of a recovery model for mental health services and for service users/survivors?
In discussing the implications of a recovery model on service users/survivors and mental health services, it is essential to define recovery. In illustrating the controversial nature of this concept it is pragmatic to discuss service users and workers in mental health because implications of the recovery model affect both, but in different ways. It is important to realize there is a...
2,133 Words | 7 Pages
The Beaver Movie Review Paper
The Beaver: A Depiction of Depression
September 22, 2012
Films rarely broach the subject of mental illness, as it relates to families, due to its somber nature. This film, The Beaver (2011) provides the viewer with insight into the topic of mental illness as it identifies the various areas of life affected and the depth of the life altering changes. There has long been a stigma regarding depression. The general public often believes the person suffering from...
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Vulnerable Populations - 1280 Words
Kathleen King- Materio
All communities contain a mentally ill population. Their behavior is considered to be inappropriate and abnormal. Every society has cultivated solutions in which to treat the mentally ill in order to prevent disruption of the strong civil function. Normal behavior varies through generations and societies. When deciding if a person is mentally ill, the generation and culture must be...
1,280 Words | 4 Pages
Mental Illness and Prison - 872 Words
Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, mood, feelings and even their ability to function in everyday life. Mental illness, as with any serious medical illness; cannot be overcome through willpower. It is not related to the intelligence or character of a person. Mental illness has been documented since the ancient times. There are notes, although limited, in an Egyptian document that describes disoriented states of attention and emotions. Ancient Indian,...
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Anorexia Nervosa Is a Psychological Disorder
March 23, 2010
Anorexia Nervosa is a psychological disorder
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. It’s an unrecognized epidemic that affects seven million women and a million of men in the United States. 86 percent of suffers report it’s onset by the age of 20. Only half report that are cured. The other half would be dead from this disorder because it will be too late to seek treatment.
Anorexia Nervosa is a...
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Mental Illness - 695 Words
In the past, the subject of mental illness was surrounded with mystery and fear. Today, we have made tremendous progress in our understanding and, especially in our ability to offer effective treatments. However, questions about mental illness often go unanswered and stand in the way of people receiving help.
How Common Is Mental Illness and What Are the Impacts on Society?
Mental illness is common, and the milder conditions are very common. One fifth of Americans suffer...
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Self Harm - 3062 Words
mutual trust and respect, the nurturing of faith and hope, being sensitive to self and others, and assisting with the gratification of your patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through your knowledge and skill. This caring relationship develops when you and your patient come together in the moment, which results in harmony and healing.1 Effective verbal and nonverbal communication is an important part of the nurse-patient interaction, as well as providing care in a manner that...
3,062 Words | 12 Pages
Psy 155 Case Study Final
University of the Philippines Los Baños
The State of Public Mental Health Care in the Philippines:
A Case Study on the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) in Mandaluyong City
PSY 155 Abnormal Psychology
Rodeo, Almaiza Marie
Sayat, Ace Carlo
Prof. Noahlyn Maranan
In a developing country like the Philippines, the status of mental health care is still on its way towards...
7,901 Words | 21 Pages
Multi Sensory Environments and Dementia
Running head: MSE and Dementia
Multi-Sensory Environments and Dementia:
This paper addresses the concern for the wellbeing of patients with dementia and the struggle to find a new or alternative and effective treatment. The topic, Multi-sensory environments and dementia, was selected for the challenge it presented, and the conviction that the writer has for the rights of geriatric psychiatric patients. Along with personal conviction, this topic was chosen because of the...
2,587 Words | 8 Pages
A First Rate Madness Book Review
A First-Rate Madness – Book Review
SW 5200 – Social Welfare Policy Analysis & Practice
Appalachian State University
A First-Rate Madness – Book Review
“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
Martin Luther King
In A First-Rate Madness, Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness, Dr. Nassir Ghaemi utilizes historical evidence and modern psychiatric case study application to attain retrospective psychiatric...
1,214 Words | 4 Pages
To demonstrate how members of the multi-disciplinary team worked together to achieve a positive client outcome.
For this reflection I will be using the Gibbs reflective cycle (1988) to demonstrate how members of the multi-disciplinary team worked together to achieve a positive client outcome.
I will use the Gibbs model which incorporates the following: description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, conclusion and action plan (Gibbs 1988). This model facilitates critical thoughts, linking theory to practice and allows my personal feelings and opinions to be reflected upon.
This reflection will discuss the...
1,590 Words | 6 Pages
Rosenhan Experiment - 1216 Words
The Rosenhan experiment was an experiment into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis, conducted by David Rosenhan in 1973. The study is considered an important and influential criticism of psychiatric diagnosis.
Rosenhan's study was done in two parts. The first part involved the use of healthy associates who briefly simulated auditory hallucinations in an attempt to gain admission to 12 different psychiatric hospitals in five different states in various locations in the...
1,216 Words | 4 Pages
AV Paper Psych - 3127 Words
Audio Visual Communication Project
Rio Hondo College
Client-Nurse Interactions with Individuals with Schizophrenia
The term schizophrenia is derived from the Greek work “skhizo” meaning “split” and “phren” meaning “mind.” The cause of this mental illness is still uncertain, but what is evident is the enormous threat to life and stress that this disorder can cause to an individual, as well as to the whole family. According to this...
3,127 Words | 9 Pages
Critical Reflection of an Interview - 1155 Words
This piece of reflective writing about my university interview will be based on the model of Gibbs reflective cycle (1988) this is the reflective cycle developed by Graham Gibbs (1988) in order to structure the events surrounding my interview and subsequent reflection.
When the university offered me a chance to attend the selection day for the mental health nursing course I was filled with a sense of curiosity as to how being interviewed in a group format would differ to my previous...
1,155 Words | 3 Pages
sane or insane - 838 Words
'SANE OR INSANE?' To understand what something is, we should also have a clear understanding of what it
is not. Charactering an object having components of the usual does not necessarily mean that it
is what one describes it to be. To be characterized as usual it should also be not...
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Its Kind of a Funny Story Response
Title: It’s Kind Of A Funny Story
Author: Ned Vizzini
Date Started: 4th April
Date Finished: 6th May
Text Type: Novel
Country of Origin: America
Craig Gilner is a clinically depressed teenager. He gets accepted into exclusive school in Manhattan, promising him a good future if he is to excel. The pressure of being the average kid in class, piling up homework, pot smoking “so called” friends and the daily thoughts that he’s a failure beats him down into a deep depression....
1,346 Words | 4 Pages
Insane or Not - 916 Words
The Insanity Defense: Insane or Not
The insanity defense is a topic that seems to garner a lot of public attention even though it is rarely used and is rarely successful. So why is this topic so popular considering its rarity? The answer could be a combination of highly publicized cases that use the insanity defense and the public’s misunderstanding of exactly what happens when someone is found not guilty by reason of insanity. The public has a common misconception that someone found not...
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Prejudice and Ethics in Counselling - 2523 Words
Examples of types of prejudice: religious affiliation, class, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual practices, mental health diagnosis and physical disorders.
Stereotypes of every kind could serve to pose a problem for any counsellor who is unable to limit their judgement of clients due to these stereotypes.
If a counsellor finds herself drifting into judgemental thoughts upon listening to a client describe a lifestyle in which she eats all day,...
2,523 Words | 8 Pages
Borderline Personality Disorder - 490 Words
Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious mental illness marked by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder became a diagnosable illness in 1980. Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals use a DSM to diagnose mental illnesses. A DSM is a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (What is borderline personality disorder, n.d).
With severe Borderline Personality Disorder people usually have brief...
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Models of Health for Health and Social Care
The Biomedical model of health:
The biomedical model of medicine has been around since the mid-nineteenth century as the predominant model used by physicians in diagnosing diseases.
According to the biomedical model, health constitutes the freedom from disease, pain, or defect, thus making the normal human condition "healthy". The model's focus on the physical processes, such as the pathology, the biochemistry and the physiology of a disease, does not take into account the role of social...
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Mental Health Facility Journal
Beacon Behavioral Health is a freestanding community mental health center located at 3200 Ridge Lake Dr. Suite 100 in Metairie, Louisiana. The CEO is P. Sean Wendell. The interview was conducted with Gail Boylan, LMSW. Centers also exist in Baton Rouge, Houma, Northshore, and Lutcher. Beacon Behavioral Hospital also owns 2 freestanding hospitals, one in New Orleans and one in Lutcher. Beacon’s mission statement is “to provide unsurpassed patient care in a compassionate, cost effective and...
581 Words | 2 Pages
Motivational Interviewing - 2070 Words
The Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing as a Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders
HUS 436 Counseling for Co-Occurring
Assignment: Research Paper
The topic of this research paper is the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing (MI) with people dealing with co-occurring disorders. To begin, I would like to introduce the concept of Motivational Interviewing.
Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, person--centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen...
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Deinstitutionalization: Is It the Right Choice?
Deinstitutionalization is the process of in which people were taken out of institutional mental health facilities and given treatment in their own communities.Many people criticize this choice for being either beneficial or harmful to the patient and or the public. I stand in the area where i do believe if a patient is stable enough to take the drugs that allow them to live a normal life without having to deal with the mental illness, this will allow the “patient”...
429 Words | 2 Pages
Homeless and Crazy - 3412 Words
Call Me Crazy But…
A homeless man is seen pacing back and forth arguing with himself outside a local Wal-Mart, a few days later that same homeless man is found dead in the same spot. When people hear a story like that, it is automatically assumed that the man was a drug addict who overdosed. Little does society know that the person did not overdose, but had a mental illness known as Bipolar disorder in which caused him to decide to put an...
3,412 Words | 9 Pages
clinical interview - 289 Words
It is widely accepted that clinical interviewing is the fundamental diagnostic tool in psychiatry. Indeed, Schreiber states that “the psychiatric interview is the essential vehicle for assessment of the psychiatric patient.” Unlike other areas of medicine, psychiatry lacks external validating criteria, such as lab tests or imaging, to help confirm or exclude diagnoses. With the clinician’s diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan being determined by the clinical data obtained from...
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Ordinary People Movie Analysis
1.Brief Summary: Ordinary People is about the Jarrett family once a family of four –now of three- live a comfortable upper-mid-class lifestyle in suburban in Lake Forest, Illinois, during the 1970s. In good times, they can weather anything, but when a storm comes along, there are dangerous flaws that there are not aware of. Love, once a feeling, is now nothing more than an expectation or an obligation especially for the mother. After the death of Bucky, his older brother Conrad became deeply...
1,484 Words | 5 Pages
Agency Visit 2 - 1730 Words
When beginning to get into the field of Human Services, one would like to be given the the opportunity to explore potential Field Placement sites, to arrange for a placement, to apply the concepts related to legal and ethical issues in human services, and to identify ethical dilemmas in human services and apply critical thinking skills to the resolution thereof. The following paper will...
1,730 Words | 5 Pages
MCQ 2 - 1026 Words
N202 MCQs – Set 2
Using CECIL students will have 30 minutes and be permitted 3 attempts at the 20 multi-choice questions. Please answer the questions by the due date and time as indicated. Note – The online MCQs may shuffle the order in which questions appear, as well as shuffle the answers within each question.
Text: Elder, R., Evans, K. & Nizette, D. (Eds.) (2009 or 2013). Psychiatric and mental health nursing. (2nd or 3rd ed). Sydney, Australia: Elsevier Mosby.
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Argument Analyzing Essay - 816 Words
Argument Analyzing Essay
Human Resources, One of the most important factors any business need to consider any business. And with the rapidly developed technology, the human life is greatly improved but also many social related mental problems such as anxiety, depression. Of course there are many ways to treat such problems but most well-known treatment is psychotherapy and medication. There are many controversies about whether psychotherapy or medication is best for the patients. We...
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