• Bipolar Research Illness Manic Life
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    Miguel Amador Abnormal Psychology Professor Cleveland April 13, 2004 Bipolar Illness Bipolar illness, also called manic depression, is misdiagnosed on the average of two out of three times; unfortunately it is an illness that kills one in four afflicted persons. Major psychiatric disorders such as bipolar illness make up half of the leading causes of disease related disability in the United States (web). Bipolar illness is a major psychological disorder characterized by episodes of mania, depres...
  • Insanity As A Defense
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    INSANITY AS A DEFENSE The insanity defense is a defense that is used in the courts to say the defendant was not aware of what they were doing at the time of the crime. The terms of such a defense are to be found in the instructions presented by the trial judge to the jury at the close of a case. These instructions can be drawn from any of several rules used in the determination of mental illness. The final determination of mental illness rests solely on the jury who uses information drawn from t...
  • Schizophrenia Mental Illness
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    Schizophrenia 'In my senior year of high school, I began to experience personality changes. I did not realize the significance of the changes at the time, and I think others denied them, but looking back I can see that they were the earliest signs of illness. I became increasingly withdrawn and sullen. I felt alienated and lonely and hated everyone. I felt as if there were a huge gap between me and the rest of the world; everybody seemed so distant from me.' This excerpt describes part of Esse L...
  • Bipolar Disorder Short Presentation
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    Bipolar Disorder, also known as Manic Depression, involves episodes of mania and depression, with periods of stability. Manic episodes are characterized by elevated energy levels, restlessness, feeling of nothing can go wrong, and high self-confidence; while depressive episodes are the exact opposite: low energy, sluggish, sadness, and feeling of hopelessness. Occasionally, people suffering from Bipolar Disorder can suffer more severe symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized ...
  • Media Portrayal Of Mental Illness In America
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    Media Portrayal of Mental Illness in America The media in American society has a major influential impact on the minds and beliefs of millions of people. Whether through the news, television shows, or film, the media acts as a huge database for knowledge and instruction. It is both an auditory and visual database that can press images and ideas into people's minds. Even if the individual has no prior exposure or knowledge to something, the media can project into people's minds and leave a lastin...
  • Approaches Her Illness Donne Cancer Student
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    Aggressive and Witty Margaret Edson's play W; t tells a compelling story of Dr. Vivian Bearing who is the main character. She is a renowned professor of seventeenth-century poetry, specializing in the Holy Sonnets by John Donne. Ms. Bearing is diagnosed with deadly ovarian cancer that will eventually take her life. After she is diagnosed she approaches her illness aggressively as she approaches Donne, and she must now become the student instead of the teacher. She is determined to survive, but ...
  • Multicultural Counseling Signs And Symptoms
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    Multicultural Counseling After reading the many articles on the notion of diagnosis and counseling with multicultural / ethnic patients, it has come to my attention that this focus is solely based on stereotypical attitudes. Sure, it can be said that it is important for a therapist to have a background of the patient's heritage and culture, but doesn't this necessarily mean that the outlook of the therapist will be put in a box by doing so? I think multicultural competency is a ridiculous way to...
  • Bulimia And Anorexia Is A Growing Epidemic In America
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    Bulimia and anorexia is a growing epidemic in America. Bulimia and Anorexia can start at any age, but is most common between the ages of 11-17 years old. Of all the individuals that experience this illness only 50% of all of them are ever cured, and another 6% that suffer from this horrible illness will experience death. This illness has become very deadly to our young adults. Bulimia and anorexia can cause a distorted image in a persons mind because they truly believe they are overweight. In th...
  • Depression Time Illness Depressed
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    Depression Everybody has 'the blues' or 'feels down' from time to time. It's normal to feel sad for short periods, especially if something bad had happened in our lives. But those of us who suffer from depression have much more than 'the blues', and our feelings can last for a long time. There are many sufferers of this illness; at any one time, 5% of Canadians are depressed, and 10-20% will suffer from it at one point in their lives. But family and friends who " ve never experienced true depre...
  • Treatment Of Involuntary Psychiatric Patients
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    The past thirty years have seen great changes in the treatments available for people with mental illness. Advances in neuroleptic medications, better understanding of the neurobiological aspects of mental illness and more effective styles of psychosocial intervention have all improved the services available for the mentally ill. However, the last three decades have also been a period in which several obstacles to the access of care have made the treatment of persons with mental illness more diff...
  • Visited By The Devil Silas Outcast Illness
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    A theme that is very much present in the first chapters of Silas Marner is that of the fact that we fear when we don t understand. What we can t comprehend is automatically labeled as evil that is the source of what first happens to Silas. Whenever Silas goes into trance or a fix, he can t respond to anything that s around him, in it s essence, he becomes totally catatonic for some moments. When the Church found out about this, they became afraid, they became scared because they didn t know why ...
  • Writing Technique Healing Process
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    Chapter five, Writing as Healing and the Rhetorical Tradition: Sorting Out Plato, Postmodernism, Writing Pedagogy, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder written by T. R. Johnson of the University of New Orleans describes the different views of how language helps a person who has encountered a traumatic experience overcome and heal. Chapter nine, Pathography and Enabling Myths: The Process of Healing written by Anne Huns aker Hawkins of Pennsylvania State University discusses how personal writing, s...
  • Beyond Fear Illness Treatment Didn
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    When I was told the year before last that I had an illness that threatened my life, I was ready to do anything to better. I learned that I would need months of treatment, maybe even a year, before I would know whether I would recover. I settled into a boring routine that I spent all day at the hospital getting treatment for DIC. Fear and despair engulfed me. When I was in my room, I saw that another man who had leukemia accepted the chemotherapy in my room. The chemotherapy was very painful,...
  • A Biochemical Illness Depression
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    A Biochemical Illness Everyone experiences variations in moods. Many people at some point in life feel disappointment, grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one, or just the simple blues. Severe or prolonged depression that interferes with one's ability to function, feel pleasure or maintain interest is not a mere case of the blues. It is an illness. Researchers have demonstrated that it results from a biochemical imbalance in the brain called depression. Depression is a major unrecognized ...
  • Effects Of Depression Disorders As Women
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    In today's day and age many different types of disorders affect people. Many of them people are born with, such as Down Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. While some people get from their environment or activities they participate in, such as a sexually active person can acquire a sexually transmitted infection. But others occur for unknown reasons and they can just appear and attack the person, one of the most prevalent of these is Depression. When one mentions the mental illness of depression, o...
  • Schizophrenia Side Effects
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    Schizophrenia is a complex disorder characterized by hallucinations (mostly being hearing voices), delusions (beliefs with no basis in reality), and disturbances in speech. Psychiatrists classify the symptoms into negative and positive categories for schizophrenia. The positive symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, and an altered sense of self. The negative symptoms are a lack of motivation or apathy, blunted feelings, depression or social withdraw. There are three main ...
  • Development These Factors Schizophrenia People Million
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    Schizophrenia is a mental illness. It is confusing even for health care professionals, and it may actually be a combination of several separate illnesses. People with schizophrenia may have the following symptoms: Delusions, false beliefs held with conviction in spite of evidence to the contrary, hallucinations, strong perceptions (can be sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch) of objects or events that aren't there, disorganized speech, disorganized behavior and catatonic behavior, in which the a...
  • Mental Illness Deveson Text Society
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    8/7/2003 Dear English Syllabus Committee It is hard to comprehend the fathomless terror of being psychotic, we who live in a world that has its road maps, recognizable to us all. We reach out for a glass and it is where we expect it to be. We do not hear voices telling us to kill ourselves. We do not believe that television is broadcasting our most secret thoughts. We look at our children, and their faces do not distort into that of wickedness. We do not believe that everyone in the world is plo...
  • West Nile Virus Severe Infected Mosquitos
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    We are all aware of the presence of West Nile Virus in our nation. The following information is being provided to help you understand this illness and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Risk to individuals on a daily basis is low. By using the following tips you can further reduce the risk that you and your family will be exposed to the West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is an infection caused by a virus that mosquitos carry. The virus spreads to humans when they are bitten...
  • Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder
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    In Anorexia Anorexia Nervosa In today's society, we often hear of people who suffer daily from illnesses such as cancer, AIDS, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, tuberculosis, downs syndrome and many other types of illness both communicable and non-communicable. What about the illness that consumes the life of over eight million Americans, 90% being women? "Anorexia nervosa, in medicine a condition characterized by intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted bod...