Tamika comes to a psychology clinic with complaints of poor concentration. As she was talking with the psychologist, she spoke very rapidly and it was difficult to follow her train of thought. Tamika reported that she felt invincible and had not slept for three days since she had been very busy with various tasks. She also reported that in the past, she had frequently experienced periods of time that she felt “down”.
Proof written by David Auburn goes through the life of an esteemed mathematician plagued by mental illness. In the beginning of the play Proof we are introduced to a professor at a local Chicago College named Robert. We first are introduced to Robert through a delusion of Catherine’s, another main protagonist of David auburns play. Auburn shows Robert’s genius and madness at various stages throughout the play. Auburn goes on throughout his play to exemplify the impact mental illness has on everyday family life.
There are three main theories for this disorder. The first one is based on biology its been shown that patients with Obsessive Compulsive disorder have abnormal frontal cortex and some areas below the cortex. Some believe these abnormalities could cause the behaviors. Another theories believes that there is a gene that causes OCD. It is thought because people with relative that have OCD are much more likely to inherit the disease. The final theory is a person environment can cause Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, especially since the majority of the time it starts in childhood. It is believed that people who had an abusive, traumatic or stressful childhood could present the symptoms of
The very definition of personality is “the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character.” But what does that mean for those who don’t have any distinctive character, or those who can’t separate their individual qualities from the qualities of others? It could mean they are just experiencing normal fluctuations in their perceived personality, common to everyone because people are constantly changing. It could also be the presence of a psychiatric disorder, depending on the length one experiences these fluctuations, which would be referred to as “symptoms.” Psychiatric disorders are a class of mental disorders that have maladaptive behaviors, poor cognition, and poor inner
Imagine being unable to control your thoughts and feeling until you perform specific acts or rituals every day. This has to be very stressful to someone and this is what people with OCD deal with on a daily basis. The true cause of OCD is unknown, and it appears to be not limited to just a mental disorder, but also
A psychological disorder, also known as a mental disorder, is a pattern of behavioral or psychological symptoms that impact multiple life areas and create distress for the person experiencing these symptoms. These symptoms are characterized by clinically significant disturbance in an individual 's cognitive, emotion regulation, or behavior that reflects a dysfunction in the psychological, biological, or developmental process underlying mental functioning. Mental disorders are usually associated with significant distress in social, occupational, or other important activities. Approximately 26 percent of American adults over the age of 18 suffer from some diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. (Cherry)
A 32-year old female Janice Butterfield, who came in at the insistence of her husband Jed Butterfield for a consultation concerning her suicidal attempt due to dysthymia. American Heritage Dictionary defines that dysthymia is a chronic disturbance of mood lasting at least two years in adults or one year in children, characterized by recurrent periods of mild depression and such symptoms. Although the symptoms of dysthymia may be less intense than those of depression, dysthymia can actually affect the client’s life more seriously because it lasts so long. With dysthymia, he or she may lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, lack productivity and has a low self-esteem. Therefore, dysthymia prevents the
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), according to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is defined simply as, unwanted thoughts, and actions that cause anxiety, or impairment, in relationships, and in society (Bruce, Arthur & Jongsma, 2011 pVIII). The most common types of OCD are: Checking, which refers to an intrusive thought that if one does not check, for example, stove knobs, or if the lights are off, that something bad may occur (Ian Osborn, 1998). This leads one to the compulsion to check such things, and in doing so relieves the anxiety one may have about the irrational fear, and prevents something bad from happening (Ian Osborn, 1998). The next type of OCD is contamination, which is the fear that illness or contamination will eventually lead to severe illness or the death of oneself or loved one (Ian Osborn, 1998). In order to relax such fears people with contamination OCD repeatedly clean and wash
Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in the brain which is distinguished by unaccommodating thoughts and fears termed as obsessions. These obsessions are categorized into two groups described as aggression which entails the fear of harming others and contamination which is the fear of being dirty in relation to sex, religion and exactness. These obsessions can later lead one to commit repetitive behaviors which are termed as compulsions. Compulsions are customs that people believe will reduce their risk of the obsessions coming true, or at least reduce the anxiety they produce. There are various types of compulsion such as washing and cleaning, counting, checking,demanding reassurances, following a strict routine and orderliness.
Since the anxiety started by obsessions can be so troubling, people who suffer from OCD came up with ways to feel better. These ways are called compulsions which are attempts to lessen the torment caused by
In the world we live in there are many things that we can 't explain, such as the change in humans emotion, diseases, and more. Which many people want to make those unknowns into stories, novels, films and inform others to find a way to solve the unknown. Many films that would make people to think and use their minds would be related to psychological, because it makes people want to understand the plot and meaning of the film. Films that related to psychological disorder are a really interesting tool for many psychology students. Even is not really informative, but it still can provide students a new learning experience. Many people are not fully understand what psychological is about, which there some films include psychological disorder can help people to understand more about the psychological disorder.
Since BPD was classified as a mental disorder in 1980, no scientist(s) has been able to fully understand why BPD occurs; but many scientists believe that it occurs because of a combination of many factors. A majority of people who suffer from BPD have expressed being abused, deprived, neglected, or abandoned as a child, so it is believed that traumatic life experiences (such as those listed above) can put people at a higher risk for being diagnosed with BPD later on in life. Another big risk factor for developing BPD is if a close family member, such as a mother, father, brother, or sister, has BPD or a similar disorder. This would mean that BPD and similar disorders are likely to be hereditary in your family, which would put someone at a higher
Obsessions are unwanted, repetitive, and invasive ideas, impulses, or images repeatedly going through the mind of the person with OCD (Hinds, Woody, Ameringen, Schmidt, & Szechtman, 2012). The most common obsessions are continual paranoid fears, a concern with becoming contaminated such as dirt and germs, or an excessive need to do things perfectly (McCarty, Guzick, Swan, & McNamara, 2016). The main reason for an obsession is the uncertainty that something has been done incorrectly. For example, a person might think a bowl is contaminated and think it’s not clean. They react by repeatedly washing the bowl. The thoughts are disturbing and unpleasant and create a high level of anxiety. Some other examples of obsessions are the fear of being hurt,
This is because many countries typically do not screen for psychological disorders. The most frequent types of disorders diagnosed are schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. While there are no single causes for psychological disorders, scientists are still researching the origins behind them, in hopes of pinpointing the triggers. Unlike Phineas Gage, most patients that suffer from psychological disorders are not injured before their mental illnesses manifest. Instead, they are hidden until something triggers them. America has come a long way in treating mental illness since the twentieth century and continues to develop new treatments for psychological