Antisocial Personality Disorder : The National Comorbidity Survey Replication

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Antisocial personality disorder Rebecca Scholten Western Michigan University Bronson School of Nursing Unbeknownst to many, mental illness is very prevalent in society today. The National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) performed a study on the prevalence of mental illness among adults. The results were 32.4% of adults admitted to having some kind of mental illness within the last 12 months (Bagalman & Napili, 2014). However two thirds of these people do not seek treatment. Treatment is not sought out because of the stigma mental illness has (Thompson, 2011). People do not want to be labeled as needing medication for their illness. Mental illness can be treated and psychotic breaks prevented if people did not have a…show more content…
This disorder is characterized by deceitfulness and manipulation for one’s own advantage. People with this disorder are high-risk takers and are impulsive (Halter, 2014). Characteristics, Symptoms and Behaviors ‘Side effects’ begins with Rooney Mara playing Emily Taylor visiting her husband Channing Tatum playing Martin Taylor, who is in prison. Martin is in prison for insider trading and at this time will be release in a couple of days. Emily at this time seems excited to have Martin out yet has a sad look on her face. Emily is then seen inside of a parking garage where she gets into her car, puts on her seat belt, pulls out of the parking lot then drives the car into the wall. The next scene is at this hospital where the psychologist goes to see Emily and asks her if she is depressed and if she attempted suicide. She admits it was and attempted suicide and agrees to see him three times a week for her depression. The psychologist, Jonathan Banks played by Jude Law, prescribed her an SSRI. The movie portrays Emily as having adverse effects of Zoloft such as nausea, no sex drive, and insomnia and dizziness. Dr. Banks then speaks to her previous doctor, Dr. Siebert and was informed that she had tried Wellbutrin, Prozac, and Effexor but none of them have been successful for her. Emily then asks Dr. Banks to prescribe a new medication called Ablixa, which Dr. Siebert had also suggested he put Emily on. When Emily starts taking Ablixa
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