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An Understanding of Mental Illness and the Psychotherapy Treatments in Asylums
Personally, I feel after taking this class, I can better understand people with mental disabilities and I feel people even nowadays could become a bit more understanding about what goes on inside the mind of someone mentally ill instead of labeling them as “crazy”. Historically, people weren’t sure what to think of the ment...
Evolutionary Psychology and Mate Preference
Evolutionary Psychology and Mate Preference Dating, the search of a significant other is an undoubtedly major part of almost everyone’s life. Since everyone has different tastes and preferences, they tend to look for different personal qualities in a partner. But what lead people to prefer some traits over the others? Evol...
The Characteristics, Types and Causes of Bipolar Disorder
Thesis: Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the most tragic mood disorders today, because it virtually taunts with the affected person's mind. Bipolar disorder also known as manic depressive disorder is a mental condition in which the person alternates between feelings of mania and depression. Types of...
Psychological Distress and Mental Disorders Among GLBT Individuals According to a Study by Susan Cochran, J. Sullivan, and Vickie Mays
It’s a simple notion that gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals face challenges that their heterosexual counterparts don’t. But to what extent do these challenges bring about psychological distress and incidents of mental disorders? Susan Cochran, J. Sullivan, and Vickie Mays in their study, “Prevalence of Mental Disorde...
A Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Relation to Culture
Introduction In 1939, George Devereaux argued that schizophrenia was “functionally related to the development of culture only,” culture defined in this case as “the sum of all techniques which are not biologically transmitted. Schizophrenia only exists according to the pattern or “skeleton” of a culture; some cultures reco...
The Issue of Psychological Disorders: The Example of Jim Carrey Diagnosed with ADHD
American society is one of the few developed nations to not extend proper psychological treatment for those suffering from psychological discord. Psychological discord: a problem that not only affects lower class members of society, but it also affects the famous celebrities and stars. Psychological abnormalities are actual...
The Symptoms, Detection and Prevention of Depression
Depression is defined as “a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue” (Grohol). This disorder affects more than 25 million American adults every year (NAMI). It can span months, years, even lifetimes. As one might expect, depression can present itself as feeling sad or “having the blues”. However, sa...
The Importance of Correctly Diagnosing ADHD in Children
Is the A.D.H.D diagnosis helping or hurting kids Attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a brain illness marked by an ongoing outline of inattentiveness and hyperactive –impulsivity that affects the development of functioning where inattentiveness is when an individual is wondering off task, in persistence, and pr...
The Mental Condition of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic mental condition that leaves a permanent imprint on the victim’s brain, similar to a tattoo. The cause of PTSD is prompted by a terrifying traumatic event that can cause great harm physically, emotionally, and mentally. There are numerous types of trauma, however as stated...
The Role of Research and Statistics and the Differences Between Clinical Psychology and Other Mental Health Professions
Psychology is a wide-ranging field that is divided into some branches of study. In psychological specialty clinical psychology provides complete and continuing behavioral and mental health care for people and their families; consultation to communities and agencies; education, well training, and care, and research-based pra...