• Mental Ill Deborah Illness Schizophrenia
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    Schizophrenia has long been a devastating mental illness and only recently have we begun to see an improvement in our capabilities to treat this disorder. The development of neuroleptic's such as, H aldol, Risperdal, and Zyprexa have given psychiatrists, psychologists and their patients great hope in the battle against this mental disease. However, during the 1960 s, drugs were not available and psychologists relied upon psychotherapy in order to treat patients. I Never Promised You a Rose Garde...
  • I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
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    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Never Promised You a Rose Garden, by Joanne Greenberg, is a description of a sixteen-year-old girl's battle with schizophrenia, which lasts for three years. It is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's experiences in a mental hospital during her own bout with the illness. This novel is written to help fight the stigmatisms and prejudices held against mental illness. Joanne Greenberg was born in Brooklyn in 1932, and is a very respected and award-winnin...
  • Anorexia Nervosa Illness Weight People
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    "Anorexia Nervosa is a mental illness in which a person has an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of their weight and body shape. People with this illness believe themselves to be fat even when their weight is so low that their health is in danger" (Encarta). Eating disorders, such as Anorexia, are a major issue in society today due to society's stereotypical view of women and young teenage girls, in, but many cases men are affected too. Anorexia Nervosa has been believed ...
  • What Is Abnormal And What Is Normal
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    What Is Abnormal Psychology What Is Normal Psychology What is Psychology In my research of Psychology and its meaning I have come up with many definitions. To sum all of the definitions into one its the study ones feelings, thoughts, and their way of thinking and using all of there senses rather its cognitive, physical, or mental. Some other questions that came to mind during my research are what is normal psychology and what is abnormal psychology What is normal psychology Most people consider ...
  • Adolescents On Mental Illness
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    Dr. Murphy PSY 100 Spring, 2005 Watson, Amy C. , Obey, Emeline, Westbrook, Anne L. , Gardner, April L. , Lamb, Theodore A. , Corrigan, Patrick W. , & Fenton, Wayne S. (2004). Changing Middle Schoolers' Attitudes About Mental Illness Through Education. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 30, 563-572. By Eric J. Pe~na Section Introduction This article shows the attitudes and intellect of Middle Schoolers about Mental Illness. The investigators are interested in the amount of improvement that the Middle Scho...
  • Foodborne Illnesses Borne Illness
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    Foodborne Illness What is Foodborne Illness? According to a medical dictionary, food borne illness is an acute gastrointestinal infection caused by consuming food contaminated with pathogenic, bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or parasites. Such contamination was caused by improper food handling, preparation or storage of food. Contacts between food and pests, especially flies, cockroaches and rodents are a further cause of contamination of food. Foodborne illness can also be caused by adding pe...
  • Depression And Mental Illness Crime
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    Depression and Mental Illness: Crime or Violence/ Treatment or Punishment ABSTRACT Statement of the Problem According to Michael D. Yapko, PhD, (1997) 'in every way, depression is a growing problem. Rates of depression have steadily climbed over the last 50 years and are significantly higher in those born after 1954 than in those born before. In addition, the average age of on-set depressive episode is steadily decreasing it is now mid-20 s whereas it once was mid-30 s. Cross-cultural data show...
  • Depression Bipolar Disorder
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    Some types of depression run in families, suggesting that a biological vulnerability can be inherited. This seems to be the case with bipolar disorder. Studies of families in which members of each generation develop bipolar disorder found that those with the illness have a somewhat different genetic makeup than those who do not get ill. However, the reverse is not true: Not everybody with the genetic makeup that causes vulnerability to bipolar disorder will have the illness. Apparently additiona...
  • Mental Illness People Health Illnesses
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    "It's All in Your Head" What is mental health? Mental health is a part of well being that deals with the mind, the chemistry of the brain, and how one views situations that he / she may encounter. In other words, it affects anything that has to do with "thinking" about anything that one needs to do, and any emotion that is felt. In this essay, the background of mental health, different mental illnesses, and current treatments that are used to help people with these illnesses will be discussed. A...
  • Mental Illness Schizophrenia People Brain
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    Mental Illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. They result in substantially diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. (Mental Illness Defined) There are some different perspectives on the causes of mental illness. The perspectives include the biological, psychodynamic, humanistic and existential, behavioral, cognitive, and sociocultural. Advances in brain imaging techniques have helped scientists stud...
  • Borne Illness Food Bacteria Symptoms
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    Bacteria and Foodborne Illness Foodborne illness results from eating food contaminated with bacteria (or their toxins) or other pathogens such as parasites or viruses. The illnesses range from upset stomach to more serious symptoms, including diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and dehydration. Although most food borne infections are undiagnosed and unreported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year about 76 million people in the United States become il...
  • Terminal Illness Terminally Ill
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    When a person is dying from a particular disease, it is terminal illness. Some individuals have terminal illness that is there all the time; however, it does not stop these people doing things that they want to do. Terminal illnesses of effects of an illness can possibly make people to feel ill. Some terminal illnesses have effects, which can slowly get worse and possibly might result into severe disability or even death. In some cases, people who have terminal illness and suffer from severe di...
  • Adolescents With Schizophrenia Children Behavior Illness
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    Schizophrenia is a medical illness that causes strange thinking, strange feelings, and unusual behavior. It is an uncommon psychiatric illness in children and is hard to recognize in its early phases. The behavior of children and adolescents with schizophrenia may differ from that of adults with this illness. Child and adolescent psychiatrists look for several of the following early warning signs in youngsters with schizophrenia: 1. trouble telling dreams from reality, 2. seeing things and hear...
  • The Yellow Wallpaper Mental Illness
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    Critical Response to Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" Using Biographical and Historical Criticism Charlotte Gilman was a renowned feminist author who published most of her work in the late 1800 s and the early 1900 s. Her works, of which "The Yellow Wallpaper" is most famous, reflect her feminist views. Gilman used her writings as a way of expressing these views to the public. At the time "The Yellow Wallpaper" was written, the attitude in colonial America towards feminists was not one of toleran...
  • Schizophrenia 3 People Symptoms Illness
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    Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness characterized by a variety of symptoms, including loss of contact with reality, bizarre behavior, disorganized thinking and speech, decreased emotional expressiveness, and social withdrawal. Usually only some of these symptoms occur in any one person. The term schizophrenia comes from Greek words meaning "split mind." However, contrary to common belief, schizophrenia does not refer to a person with a split personality or multiple personality. To observers...
  • Beautiful Mind Mental Illness
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    Mental illness is a disorder of the brain that results in a disruption of a person's thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others. For someone who's never had a mental illness, it may be hard to imagine what life would be like for someone who does. The film "A Beautiful Mind" is about a mathematician, John Nash, who suffers from schizophrenia. Through his anguish, we gain knowledge of a life with mental illness. It affects every component of your life, and the lives of those close to...
  • America's Other Drug Problem
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    Most of people get sick once a while no matter how healthy they are. When the symptoms become severe or the patients feel uncomfortable, they may go to see a doctor. Usually the health-care providers write prescriptions because medicines are a very modern and effective method to treat the illness. It is estimated that physicians write prescription in more than two-thirds of doctor visits in America. The proper use of medicine is very important. It is not as easy as people think. Medicine misuse...
  • Mental Illness People Schizophrenia Voices
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    INTRODUCTION - On the 22 nd of August, a woman called Amanda Collins, a qualified psychiatrist from the A. R. A. F. M. I association gave a speech about mental illness and its affect on society, as well as the main age group it generally affects. She also talked about the different types of mental illness' there are and their likely-hood as well as how drugs such as speed and marijuana can have a great effect on certain types of mental illness' to the point of actually causing them. In regards ...
  • Bipolar Disorder Illness Mood Symptoms
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    Jason Douglas Huffman Psychology Web Course 07 November 03 Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. They can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. The good news is that bipolar disorder can be treated, and pe...
  • Manic Depressive Illness Suicide Depression
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    Manic Depressive Illness Manic-Depressive illness is one of the two major types of depressive illnesses, also known as mood disorders, because they primarily affect a person's mood. The basic two types of manic-depressives are unipolar and bipolar. Bipolar is a much more sever case in which moods can change drastically faster. Going from a perfect high to the lowest that one can go, even to the point of suicide. These illnesses can come from genetics, biochemical (chemical imbalance), and envir...