Psychological Disorder Paper

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Please scroll all the way down for comments and graded rubric. Psychological Disorder Paper PSY/450-Diversity and Cultural Factors in Psychology Kimberly L. Herrington Due: Tuesday January 15, 2013 People decisions, attitudes, and beliefs are acquired from their cultural roots. Psychology has established social perception results from the individual’s cultural milieu. Social perception is a process that aids us to understanding others as well as ourselves. This paper will discuss anxiety disorder; examine the connection between human development and how this connection affects anxiety disorders. There are several types of anxiety disorders, some of the most common are; Specific Phobia, Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress…show more content…
The complete results of the study can be found in the American Medical Association journal. The study results are criticized by some arguing the accuracy of the numbers. This is mostly because many countries have different values and most are not openly willing to admit to mental illness. In addition, other countries do not allow the freedom of speech or public opinion. It is because of these and other hidden stigmas that vary from country to country researchers believe the numbers reported may actually be higher. In the United States this is not as great of an issue since mental disorders have been publicized greatly in recent years. This means there is a strong possibility America might not rank as high in mental disorders when compared to other countries. One thing all countries studied had in common is the lack of treatment in serious cases which only make matter worse. Lack of access to health care is the primary reason for under treatment also most insures do not cover mental health. Insurance companies have recently given more attention and consideration towards mental illnesses and disorders ( Shiraev & Levy 2010). People decisions, attitudes, and beliefs are acquired from their cultural roots. There are several types of anxiety disorders, some of the most common are; Specific Phobia, Panic Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety
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