"Psychiatry" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Sociology of Psychiatry

    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. His views and ideologies came into prominence in the spirit of the 1960s counter-cultural

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  • Psychiatry and Mental Illness

    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 stereotypes

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  • Psychiatry and Deinstitutionalization

    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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  • Psychiatry: Damaging or Helpful?

    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‚ see timeline of psychiatry.) Psychiatric assessment typically starts with a mental status

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  • Legal Aspects of Psychiatry

    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 relation

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  • Deinstitutionalization: Psychiatry and Community

    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 women

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  • Psychiatry Residency Personal statement

    when I was selected for admission at Government Medical College‚ Amritsar‚ which is considered one of the best medical schools in the state of Punjab‚ India. I was the first one in my family to have been chosen to become a doctor. My interest in psychiatry grew‚ while I was in my medical school. One of my distant cousins who used to visit us was suffering from mental illness. I saw how miserable he was and witnessed firsthand the social stigma of mental illness in my country. While in my medical school

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  • Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Treatment

    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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  • Psychiatry and Mental Health

    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 person

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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 – developing

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