Mental Illness

Battered Womens Syndrome: A Survey Of Contemporary Theories
Battered Womens Syndrome: A Survey Of Contemporary Theories
Battered Women's Syndrome: A Survey of Contemporary Theories Domestic Violence In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233, 23E (1993), which permit
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Psyc 103 Fall 95 The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of whic
Research Proposal: Violence among School Children
Research Proposal: Violence among School Children
Research Proposal: Violence among School Children Research Proposal: Violence among School Children This research proposal will discuss the violence among school age children. In recent years, violence among school age children has steadily increased. School violence has been associated with bullying, violence in video games, easy access to guns, and untreated mental illness. There are several reasons that contribute to violence among children being exposed to long hours viewing media such as te
Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression
Teenage Depression Teenage depression is a growing problem in today's society and is often a major contributing factor for a multitude of adolescent problems. The statistics about teenage runaways, alcoholism, drug problems, pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide are alarming. Even more startling are the individual stories behind these statistics because the young people involved come from all communities, all economic levels, all home situations-anyone's family. The common link is often depre
Johnson Behavioral System (JBS) Model
Johnson Behavioral System (JBS) Model
Johnson Behavioral System (JBS) Model In this paper, I am going to summarize the Johnson Behavioral System (JBS) Model (Johnson, 1980, 1990), explain the perspectives for nursing practice, and explore its applicability in nursing practice. First, I am going to talk a little about Dorothy E. Johnson the nurse that wrote the Model. Dorothy E. Johnson was born August 21, 1919, in Savannah, Georgia (Lobo, 1995). She received her A.A. from Armstrong Junior College in Savannah, Georgia, in 1938; her B
Suicide
Suicide
Suicide Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries. Attempts at suicide, and suicidal thoughts or feelings are usually a sign indicating that a person is not coping, often as a result of some event or series of events that they personally find prostrating traumatic or distressing. Most people who attempt suicide are confused about whether or not they want to die. They usually are desperate to find a way to remove or stop emotional pain. A suicide attempt is often a cry for
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud My girlfriend called me from Dallas the other day. You have got to hear about the dream I had last night, she said. Since this was not a normal reason to call me, I was more than a bit interested to listen to her. The dream went like this, she explained. I came to visit you at college. You showed me around, introduced me to your friends, and showed me a great time. Basically, we never left each others side. I felt so happy. Unfortunately, when I woke up, I realized that it was
Interrogations Of Chinese Immigrants At Angel Island
Interrogations Of Chinese Immigrants At Angel Island
Interrogations of Chinese Immigrants at Angel Island Chinese immigration, after being shut down for many years by governmental legislation and an anti- Chinese climate resumed quickly after 1906. The major earthquake and fire that occurred in San Francisco lent the Chinese immigrants a window of opportunity to regain entrance to America. Immigrants could now claim, without proof, that they were indeed the son or daughter of a citizen or a partner in a legitimate business. These paper sons and pa
Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease
Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease
Adolescent Depression: The Under Acknowledged Disease Psychology Depression is a disease that afflicts the human psyche in such a way that the afflicted tends to act and react abnormally toward others and themselves. Therefore it comes to no surprise to discover that adolescent depression is strongly linked to teen suicide. Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged 15 to 19 than cardiovascular disease or cancer (Blackman, 1995). Despite this increased suicide rate, dep
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Understanding the Behavioral Disorder: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Imagine living in a fast-moving kaleidoscope, where sounds, images, and thoughts are constantly shifting. Feeling easily bored, yet helpless to keep your mind on tasks you need to complete. Distracted by unimportant sights and sounds, your mind drives you from one thought or activity to the next. Perhaps you are so wrapped up in a collage of thoughts and images that you
DRUG ABUSE
DRUG ABUSE
DRUG ABUSE In the United States of America, we, the people value several things, some of which are freedom, expanding and taking care of our families and our financial security. We, the people, take such things for granted. We also discourage some behavior, such as crime, laziness and use of illegal drugs. Drug abuse is one of the most discouraged behaviors in our country. Use of illegal drugs is harmful to the userand all those with whom the user comes in contact. There are over 40 million ille
Edward Gein
Edward Gein
Edward Gein All through history there have been stories of death and killing. There have been many murders in America. Some killers have had odd practices that they inflict on their victims; however, few have gone to the extent of Edward Gein. Because of his obsession with women and odd practices committed on the bodies of his victims, Edward Gein is considered to be the most bizarre murderer in America's history. Ed Gein was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on August 21, 1906 (Woods 8). His father
ATTACKS ON THE INSANITY DEFENSE
ATTACKS ON THE INSANITY DEFENSE
ATTACKS ON THE INSANITY DEFENSE The insanity defense refers to that branch of the concept of insanity which defines the extent to which men accused of crimes may be relieved of criminal responsibility by virtue of mental disease. 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 illn
Dementia
Dementia
Dementia What is Dementia? Dementia is an organic brain syndrome which results in global cognitive impairments. Dementia can occur as a result of a variety of neurological diseases. Some of the more well known dementing diseases include Alzheimer's disease (AD), multi-infarct dementia (MID), and Huntington's disease (HD). Throughout this essay the emphasis will be placed on AD (also known as dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and primary degenerative dementia), because statistically it is the mos
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness Forgiveness is Freedom One of the most important issues that we all face in life is the question of forgiveness. It is important because, whatever our belief in moral matters, we will never be free of the need to receive forgiveness or give it to one another. Most believe that forgiving is the right thing to do, but when it comes down to it human nature takes over and grudges take place. Many people do not realize the rewards of forgiveness or the cost of refusing to forgive. In his
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia submitted by Ryan Ames Euthanasia, as defined in Microsoft Encarta 95', is the act of painlessly ending the life of a person for reasons of mercy. This paper will examine the history of euthanasia and the issues surrounding assisted suicide. There are as many reasons for supporting assisted suicide as there are reasons to not support it. However one looks at this topic, we will all be confronted with this in one way or another. Medical technology has allowed life to be sustained lon
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY Synonyms/Antonyms One of the major themes of Lord of the Flies is evil. In the novel, evil involves fear, hatred, and ugliness. The following words, taken from the novel reflect that theme of evil. Each underlined word below is followed by a definition, a synonym, and a page (p.) and line (l.) number. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the novel to the page and line on which the word appears. Read the definition and the synonym, then refer in the nov
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that bewilders us all.. There is no known cause. We do know that MS (multiple sclerosis) is a disease where the myelin breaks down and is replaced by scar tissue. The demyelination can slow down or block the flow of signals to and from the central nervous system to the rest of the body, impairing such functions as vision, strength, and coordination.1 While we do know what MS is we still don't know why, where and when people contract the disease.
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease of epidemic proportions, affecting 9.3 to 10 million Americans, and many professionals believe the figures are closer to 20 million (Weddle and Wishon). Alcoholism is a physiological or physiological dependence on alcohol characterized by the alcoholic?s inability to control the start or termination of his drinking(Encyclopedia Britannica 210). It consists of frequent and recurring consumption of alcohol to an extent that causes continued harm to the drinker
JFK: His Life And Legacy
JFK: His Life And Legacy
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. >From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-selli
Online Social Networking
Online Social Networking
Online Social Networking Online Social Networking BSHS/352 Technology in Human Services September10, 2012 Professor Valerie Avera, MA Online Social Networking Technology is an ever-changing field. Conversely, many businesses, and human services organizations over the world try to look for different ways to improve and be successful. Therefore, one way toward succeeding is by networking and linking themselves with similar organizations. A website, such as LinkedIn can provide any business or orga
Battered Womens Syndrome: A Survey Of Contemporary Theories
Battered Womens Syndrome: A Survey Of Contemporary Theories
Battered Women's Syndrome: A Survey of Contemporary Theories Domestic Violence November 16, 1996 In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233  23E (
The Boldness Of Courage
The Boldness Of Courage
The Boldness of Courage ?You?re the Devil?s man!? (118), Mary Warren cried out when she accused John Proctor of working for the devil. Courage is defined as mental or moral strength to face danger without fear. This is supported in Arthur Miller?s The Crucible. Throughout the Salem witch trials in the 1600?s, courage was that good people held in to, even through the toughest times. To illustrate this, an example of someone with courage is John Proctor. Proctor is a farmer with a wife, Elizabeth,
Jeffrey Dahmer- Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer- Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer- Serial Killer When we look back at some crimes of the century some that should definately come to mind are the gruesome murders the late Jeffrey Dahmer performed. This mysterious serial killer, also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, probably accounted for one of the most famous cases in history. He seemed to kill for reasons no better then just lust and gratification. The serial killer knocked off 17 people over 13 years, all starting when he was just 18! He would lure his vic
Female Reproduction
Female Reproduction
Female Reproduction Female Reproduction Lesson 1 • ovary - a gland that produces estrogen and ova. Ova are female reproductive cells. Ova also are called eggs. An ovum is one egg. • fallopian tube - a four inch long tube through which ova move from an ovary to the uterus. A female has two Fallopian tubes; one near each ovary. • uterus - an organ that supports a fertilized egg during pregnancy. The uterus is muscular and stretches when a baby is growing inside. • cervix - the lower part of the ut
Insanity
Insanity
Insanity English 1B, Professor Greger Essay 2 3/23/15 Insanity What makes people crazy? Does our society make us crazy? Our society can definitely make us crazies for sure. We turn into insane people because of our society’s powerful forces. Those forces make us really mad because they prevent us from getting what we want. Emily, the main character from “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and Jane, the main character from “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Gilman were really mad at the socie
Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness?
Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness?
Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness? 12/13/12 ENG 102 Robert Haberstroh Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness? Depression is a condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. It is also a severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. Many people are affected in the world every day and will forever live with the illness. Most people have felt sad or depressed at times. F
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Substance Abuse and Addiction Substance Abuse and Addiction By: HHS4UO Ms. Campbell Monday, June 2, 2014 This study is to show the impact on substance use and addiction on families, and the individuals involved. This topic is important because it will contain detailed information about the causes and effects of drug use, and the impact of substance abuse on society. Substance use is the consumption of low or infrequent doses of alcohol and other drugs, sometimes called experimental, casual, or s
Salmonella
Salmonella
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause food-borne infection called Salmonellosis. Symptoms include sudden onset of fever, headache, diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea and sometimes vomiting. Salmonella, the name of a group of bacteria, is one of the most common causes of food poisoning, symptoms last 4-7 days and most people get better without treatment. But, Salmonella can cause more serious illness in older adults, infants, and persons with chronic diseases. Salmonella is killed by cooking and
The Legalization of Euthanasia
The Legalization of Euthanasia
Mrs. Turner English 10-4 1 April 15 The Legalization of Euthanasia Death is a tangible option for those who are suffering and see no value in life. As human beings, we should have the right to put an end to our own undergoing pain and choose a dignified death. Euthanasia, the hastening of death for a terminally ill person, is the practice of deliberately ending the life of an individual who is deteriorating from an incurable disease or intolerable pain. Today’s euthanasia is generally associate
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind
Mr. Leonardis PPL 3O4 November 17, 2015 A Beautiful Mind In the movie A Beautiful Mind I believe that it is portrayed that an individual with mental illness can lead a normal life. The character being explored is John Nash, a mathematical genius who suffers from schizophrenia. Throughout the movie he faces many hardships that are a result of his schizophrenia, but I believe that despite the difficulties, with treatment he leads a relatively normal life. First, John has family and friends. Part
Chapter 1: Exceptionality and Special Education
Chapter 1: Exceptionality and Special Education
Advanced Organizer 1 - Chapter 1: Exceptionality and Special Education Directions: As you review this week\'s assigned readings, please complete the Advance Organizer to focus on key points. Submit the completed Advance Organizer in the Assignment tab in Blackboard. Before I read, here are my thoughts: What do I already know about exceptionality and special education in a few words (you can list terms or share a few experiences you\'ve had)? I already know that special education is a very diffi
Multi Media Task: Part ATable A: Organs of the dig
Multi Media Task: Part ATable A: Organs of the dig
Multi Media Task: Part ATable A: Organs of the digestive system and their functions Organ of the digestive system Physically help the digestive system Chemically help the digestive system digests foods Other Tasks Mouth The mouth mechanically breaks down the food by using mastication. The tongue rolls the food within the mouth making the mastication process fast and easier, it also breaks the food creating a larger surface area for the salivary amylase to then react to. The saliva within the mo
Pre-scientific period
Pre-scientific period
In the pre-scientific period the mind was considered as the soul. Primitive people explain phenomena such as sleep, unconsciousness, mental illness, death and so on using the concept of soul. The first scientific understanding of the psyche emerged in the ancient world. They are reflected in the writings of philosophers, doctors, teachers. In the ancient India the concept of the soul is revealed in the texts of the Vedas. Soul is regarded as a substance, which is inherent consciousness, eternity
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind
Andrea Petkovic Mr. Leonardis PPL 3O4 November 17, 2015 A Beautiful Mind In the movie A Beautiful Mind I believe that it is portrayed that an individual with mental illness can lead a normal life. The character being explored is John Nash, a mathematical genius who suffers from schizophrenia. Throughout the movie he faces many hardships that are a result of his schizophrenia, but I believe that despite the difficulties, with treatment he leads a relatively normal life. First, John has family and
Title of the published articles : MAN WHO LAUGHTED
Title of the published articles : MAN WHO LAUGHTED
Title of the published articles : MAN WHO LAUGHTED AS T ODDLER WAS BURNED BY MOTHER GET PRISON. Source of published articles : FOX NEWS U.S. DATE OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES: JANUARY 20, 2017. CHAPTERS USED FOR ASSIGNMENT: CHAPTER 12 AND 11. Police rec eive the information that was given by the victim and 3- years old sister told them Russell burned him while S oto watched and laughed . Soto and 20- years old Anna was pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, child imperilment and related crimes in Octob
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon (or simply The Bard). His surviving works consist of 38 plays 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is the vi
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is the vi
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is the vision of Dr. Albert Ellis. Dr. Ellis, 1913 - 2007, received his masters and doctorate from Columbia University in psychology . Dr. Ellis is no stranger to mental illness nor the effects that mental illness on the family unit. Dr. Ellis's described his mother as self-absorbed with bi-polar disorder and his father as emotionless and distant . Dr. Ellis parent's inattention positioned him in the role of primary caregiver for his younger brother
The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis
The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis
The Yellow Wallpaper Analysis Charlotte Perkins Stetson is a well-known American author that channels her own battle with postpartum depression in her non-fictional novel The Yellow Wallpaper. Stetson uses a combination of feminism, symbolism, metaphors, irony, and imagery to illustrate issues that woman face in society. The types of irony that can be found in the novel are Verbal, Dramatic, and Situational. The Use of such literary devices adds to the gothic and mystical mood of the novel. I
Social Determinants of Health Connection with High
Social Determinants of Health Connection with High
Social Determinants of Health Connection with High Costs High Users of The Canadian Health Care System Fatima Zahid 213465976 HLST 2020: Power and Politics Kimberley Sauder March 20th 2017 It has been acknowledged for many years that a small number of individuals have been high users of the Canadian healthcare system taking up a large percentage of health care costs. This essay argues; social determinants of health is chronically linked to creating high users and high costs of the health care s
Mod 1: Personal Beliefs and Biases
Mod 1: Personal Beliefs and Biases
Mod 1: Personal Beliefs and Biases Jennifer Auvenshine HSM350 - Intervention Methods in Human Services Colorado State University - Global Campus Samantha Hickman, Psy.D. October 15, 2017 Mod 1: Personal Beliefs and Biases Human service workers are faced with a wide variety of people with different perspectives and needs every day. Between race, culture, religion, social class, sexual orientation, and gender identity, no one client will be the same. Sometimes these differences are difficult for
Plains Indians
Plains Indians
Plains Indians For many tribes of Plains Indians whose bison-hunting culture flourished during the 18th and 19th centuries, the sun dance was the major communal religious ceremony . . . the rite celebrates renewal - the spiritual rebirth of participants and their relatives as well as the regeneration of the living earth with all its components . . . The ritual, involving sacrifice and supplication to insure harmony between all living beings, continues to be practiced by many contemporary native
Analysis Of The Atomic Bomb
Analysis Of The Atomic Bomb
Analysis of the Atomic Bomb Ever since the dawn of time man has found new ways of killing each other. The most destructive way of killing people known to man would have to be the atomic bomb. The reason why the atomic bomb is so destructive is that when it is detonated, it has more than one effect. The effects of the atomic bomb are so great that Nikita Khrushchev said that the survivors would envy the dead (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, 1982). These devastating phy
Proposition 215
Proposition 215
Proposition 215 There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215! Marijuana is NOT a medicine! There currently exists controversy concerning smoking marijuana as a medicine. Many leaders and members of the public have been misled, by the well financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby, into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine. A review of the scientific research, expert medical testimony and government agency findings show
PSYC110 week 5 written assignment
PSYC110 week 5 written assignment
PSYC110 week 5 written assignment D01670103 PSYC110 week 5 written assignment Sensation seeking a personality trait associated with a preference for high levels of sensory stimulation, often achieved by engaging in risk-taking behaviors and adopting non-conventional lifestyles. I somehow feel that I’m in a balance for sensation seeking. Sometimes I do feel like to do things that are out of my capability simply just to try out where my limits are. I used to hate smokers but I wanted to try it out
Early Childhood and There Development
Early Childhood and There Development
Early Childhood and There Development Early Childhood and There Development University of Phoenix PSY/103 OPHELIA BINKLEY-WEBB July 26, 2015 When a child is born, he has a unique set of genetic instructions that influence his physical growth. According to the University of Minnesota, genetics have a strong effect on rate of growth, the size of body parts and the onset of growth events. In a study performed by Dr. Stefan A. Czerwinski at the University of Minnesota he and many of his colleagues f
Human rights – what do I need to know?
Human rights – what do I need to know?
Human rights – what do I need to know? Human rights – what do I need to know? 1 1 What are my human rights? 3 1.1 Where do human rights come from? 3 1.2 Where are my human rights written down? 3 1.3 How do countries agree to protect human rights? 4 1.4 Which human rights treaties has Australia agreed to? 4 1.5 Who is responsible for making sure that my rights are respected? 5 1.6 Who can I complain to if I think my human rights have been breached? 6 (a) The Australian Human Rights Commission 6 (
Traditional and Modern Societies
Traditional and Modern Societies
Traditional and Modern Societies Simranjit Kaur 214493498 Introduction to Social Science AP/Social Science 1000 9.0 B Andrew Paul Tutorial 11 Traditional and Modern Societies Throughout history, society has been changing. Society has become more advanced in all aspects. Traditional and modern are two different terms used to classify ways of governing society. Even today, traditional societies exist where culture and religion are very important. Yet, societies that have been traditional across t
Questions Number One
Questions Number One
Questions Number One In Canada individuals fall on the poverty line children/youth being born into a family of aboriginals, female long parents, individuals that have disabilities, recent immigrants or people of colour. Other ways individuals can create pathways to poverty is through life situations such as divorce, employment insecurity, and illnesses. that are most likely to experience poverty are adults and children that have physical and mental disabilities. According to the textbook Canada
Electric shock therapy which will be referred as s
Electric shock therapy which will be referred as s
Electric shock therapy which will be referred as shock in this paper is a highly controversial treatment plan. Electric Shock Therapy is misused without proper communication of informed consent with the psychiatric survivor and be a form of violation of human rights and against medical ethics. The treatment plan itself a multi-billion-dollar industry. The discovery of ECT started in Rome, Italy in 1938 by two psychiatrists called Ugo Cerletti and Lucio Bini in a slaughter house. This discovery