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  • 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
    Deinstitutionalization Enjoli Mitchell Metropolitan Community College HMSV 2120 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
    Kim Cutrona September 14, 2012 HSM/210 TEEBE NEGASI 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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  • 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 a b Harvard University, United States Leiden University, Netherlands a r t i c l e 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 - 530 Words
    Assessment questions 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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  • 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. GP Surgery Practise Manager 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 Family psycho...
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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 Psychiatry
    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
    Epidemiology Paper Raquel Solorzano NSG/450 December 13, 2012 Penny Horper 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
    Abstract 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. The first...
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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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  • zenith - 2387 Words
     CURRICULUM VITAE Name : Dr. Karri Rama Reddy Address : Manasa Hospital Prakasam Nagar RAJAHMUNDRY – 533 103. (Andhra Pradesh) INDIA Phones: 0883 – 2467286, 2469386, 2469959 (PBX) 2469949...
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  • On Being Sane In Insane Places
     1 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 [1] 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.[2][3]. The earliest medical descriptions of anorexic illnesses are generally credited to English physician Richard Morton, in 1689.[1] 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? Abstract 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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  • Mmse Essay - 4514 Words
    Task one: 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 Chante Procell 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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  • 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 1 Marital Conflicts Can Lead to Major Depression Zunaira Akhtar Aga khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery Running head: MARITAL CONFLICTS CAN LEAD TO MAJOR DEPRESSION 2 “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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  • 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. Summary 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Maryann Rieckers ECE/214 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
     Dear student 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. This assessment...
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  • Analysis - 808 Words
    Stephanie Zavala Agustin Cardenas 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.[1] 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
    PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION (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 I. Introduction II. Deinstituionalization 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 A110179 Global University...
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  • Classification of Mental Disorders - 917 Words
    Classification of Mental Disorders PSY/310 May 1, 2013 Susan Stumph, Ph.D. Abstract 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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  • Counselor, MSW, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Therapist, Meditation Teacher: Differences
    Differences between Human Service Providers Vicki Foreman National Louis University Prof Practice and Ethics in Human Services HSC 511 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 Psychiatrists: 5 Clinical Psychologist: 5 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors: 5 Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT): 6 Mental Health...
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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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  • Neuropsychology Research Reference Resources
    Reference 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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  • The Released - 2137 Words
    The Released: What happens after the mentally ill are released from prison. Abstract 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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  • sanity - 1524 Words
    World Literature 12 January 2014 Society’s Insanity 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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  • 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
    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...
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  • Mental Illness Stigma in the Media
    Written Assignment: 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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  • 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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  • Character Analysis of Cosi - 597 Words
    Cosi Character analysis Lewis - 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Philippe Pinel - 272 Words
    Philippe Pinel 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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  • 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
     PROCESS RECORDING Case Analysis A Term Paper Presented to the Faculty of Nursing – Graduate School Saint Louis University School of Nursing Baguio City In Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Course Practicum in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Submitted By: Alfred D. Waldo, RN, RGC MSN1 12 May 2013 I. INTRODUCTION: In any human endeavor, in medicine as a cardinal example, when ever facts are sparse, strongly held theories proliferate. Because...
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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 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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