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1,144 wordsThe name of my book is Mental Illness by Gilda Berger. Mental illness is a disorder characterized by disturbances in a persons thoughts, emotions, or behavior. The term mental illness can refer to a wide variety of disorders, ranging from those that cause mild distress to those that severely impair a persons ability to function. Today, mental illness is considered to range from such ideas as eating disorders to personality disorders. Mental illnesses have been reported as far back as to 4000 - 5...
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1,391 wordsIdeas have changed over years for treating and handling people who have mentally problems. One ancient theory holds that abnormal behavior can be explained by the operation of supernatural and magical forces such as devil. In societies that believe in this theory generally practise exorcism, that is the removing of evil that resides in the individual through prayer and counter magic. In some societies, a technique called trephination was used to treat mentally ill. In this technique a sharp tool...
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1,220 wordsMost people look at the homeless and are disgusted or frightened by them. Other people do not feel this way because they simply ignore the homeless. The majority of society has negative feelings toward homeless people because they do not know who the homeless really are and what sort of issues caused them to live on the streets. New York City has thousands of homeless people living on the streets and many people are disgusted by their presence. Homeless are considered annoying by most Americans....
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Mentally Ill Drug Abusers
618 wordsHomelessness is not something that was created over night; it has existed for a long time; often we choose not to see the homeless, or bother with them, so we look the other way. Homelessness is not prejudice toward race, creed, or religion -- it has no boundaries; all homeless people should not be stereotyped as being drug abusers or the mentally ill that have been released from mental hospitals. Homelessness is not a disease that a person can catch from bodily contact, but it certainly has aff...
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Difficulties In Diagnosing And Treating Comorbidity
805 wordsDifficulties in Diagnosing and Treating Comorbidity By: Joseph L. Lagos In order to understand the difficulties involved in treating dually diagnosed individuals, it is fundamentally important to recognize what this disease is, and how it has been approached by society. The term dual diagnosis, (also known as co-occurring disorders or comorbidity), commonly refers to patients with both mental illness and substance abuse disorders. It has been estimated by the U. S. Substance Abuse and Mental Hea...
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1,349 wordsThe work is devoted to the discussion of the main problems and challenges, which exist in the modern corrections system in the USA. The problems which will be addressed in the paper will be the HIV among inmates, especially women-inmates, mental diseases in prisons and drugs abuse; they are interrelated and the discussion of these problems will be based on the six articles (see the References list) Prison Adaptation The six articles have been grouped together as being related to the same general...
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647 wordsMany people in the world today suffer from mental illnesses. In the novel, The Catcher in The Rye by J. D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is a teenager who just got kicked out of his private prep school. Throughout the novel, Holden demonstrates many qualities of a person suffering from some kind of mental illness. Many times throughout the novel, Holden deliberately lies to people. He considers himself a terrific liar. One example of when Holden exhibits qualities of a mentally ill person is when h...
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4,829 wordsCharlotte Perkins Gilman? S? The Yellow Wallpaper? Essay, Charlotte Perkins Gilman? S? The Yellow Wallpaper? Critical Analysis of? The Yellow Wallpaper? Charlotte Perkins Gilman? s? The Yellow Wallpaper? is a detailed account of the author? s battle with depression and mental illness. Gilman? s state of mental illness and delusion is portrayed in this narrative essay. Through her account of this debilitating illness, the reader is able to relate her behavior and thoughts to that of an insane pat...
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2,298 wordsDepression 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 da...
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1,638 wordsBorn Dorothea Dix Dorothea Dix Born in 1802, Dorothea Dix played an important role in changing the ways people thought about patients who were mentally-ill and handicapped, originally cast-off as? being punished by God, ? as well as the way facilities handled and treated them. She believed that that people of such standing would do better by being treated with love and caring rather than being put aside. As a social reformer, philanthropist, teacher, writer, writer, nurse, and humanitarian, Doro...
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1,538 wordsTo gain any sort of understanding of how mental healthcare and the care of the mentally ill progressed to the point it has, one must follow psychology s roots to its beginnings in the mental asylum. Providing a definitive history of the care of America s mentally ill, Gerald N. Grob s book, The Mad Among Us, traces the state of mental health care within the United States from colonial America to recent times. In our selected readings, the time period narrows to the late 19 th century through the...
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531 wordsEng. 201 Essay # 1 Persuasive Essay Wisconsin has a problem on its hands and it is not being dealt with in the right manner. The problem keeps getting bigger and bigger everyday. Instead of giving treatment to the mentally ill, hospital facilities have pushed thousands of mentally ill people on to the street. The idea behind this is to give those with mental illness, a freedom that has been taken from them since they were institutionalized. This plan has a lot of great qualities that would help ...
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Mental Health Association Mental Illness
1,208 wordsSpecific Purpose: To inform my audience how treatment of mental illness in America has changed. Central Idea: Treatment of mental illness in America from past, to present. INTRODUCTION I What is Mental Illness? Mental illnesses are disorders of the brain that disrupt a persons thinking, feeling, moods, and ability to relate to others-and if severe interferes with all aspects of daily living. A. The care and support of people with mental illness affects everyone in society. 1. The National Mental...
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4,651 wordsHolocaust (1) INTRODUCTION The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme. One of his main methods of doing away with these undesirable was through the use of concentration camps. In January 1941, in a meeting with his top officials the f...
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406 wordsOne Homeless Essay Homeless Essay One of Mayor Guiliani s promises early in his candidacy was to reduce the homeless population in New York City. He has not achieved his goal. There are 90, 000 people in New York City living on the streets. The number is growing more rapidly. In order to reduce this number, the causes of homelessness must be examined. Three main causes that contribute to homelessness are drugs and alcohol, having been battered, and having a mental illness. First, people who beco...
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Mentally Ill Mental Illness
2,465 wordsInsanity the Idea and its Consequences by SzaszWell, I highly recommend Szaszs book Insanity: the Idea and its Consequences. I cant say for sure on this, but apparently there an overwhelming tendency among real doctors to define disease terms of objectively verifiable cell damage (perhaps parallel to TV-repairmen's definition of broken in terms of not turning on? ). Ive had the chance to ask one or two doctors about this, and they said that that is true, for whatever its worth. Apparently, patho...
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Mentally Ill Mental Illnesses
1,184 wordsThere is a wide range of problems considered psychological disorders. Each is very different, and very complex in its own rite. Over 20 million Americans suffer from some sort of mental disorder, such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, and schizophrenia (Roleff 50). Most people understand that these disorders are quite difficult to live with, and indeed mis fortunate. However, there simply is not enough known about mental illnesses to make the public acutely aware of how serious these disord...
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1,327 wordsPhillippe Pinel And The Advent Of The Phillippe Pinel And The Advent Of The Moral Treatment Of The Mentally Ill Throughout history, mankind has been afflicted with disease and failing health. They have ranged from infections to broken bones to psychopathologies. How mankind treats his weaker brethren is a true reflection of the culture in which he or she resides. To treat the sick poorly denotes selfishness and egocentrism whereas to treat the ill humanely denotes gentleness and self-sacrifice. ...
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