Antisocial Personality Disorder : The National Comorbidity Survey Replication

2474 Words Nov 18th, 2014 10 Pages
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 negative connotation to taking medication for a mental illness. People who are diagnosed with mental illness also do not adhere to taking medication because of their negative self-regard for themselves. They may feel guilt or even shame causing them to either not seek treatment or prematurely stop taking the prescribed medications (Shrivastava, Johnston, & Bureau, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to describe the observation and research of a character’s mental illness pathology from a TV movie. The mental illness of this character is antisocial personality disorder. This paper will focus on the characteristics, symptoms and behaviors of the character. It will also depict the psychopathology, nursing interventions, and outcome criteria…
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