Mental disorders have long been the Achilles heel of the medical world. With each case having some degree of uniqueness, physicians are often unable to fully treat these types of conditions with just a generalized medication or textbook treatment option. There are many competing theories as to how one falls ill to a mental disorder. Some claim that it occurs solely through chemical imbalances within a person’s brain, while others see it as a more wholistic problem that is the result of an endless possibility of differing factors. Through the characterization found within “Superstar” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” and the data shown in studies done by the Medical University of Lublin, it becomes evident that seemingly internal disorders, such as anorexia and hysteria, are caused, in reality, by the need for social control that develops in response to purely external factors such as daunting expectations or stressful lifestyle.
C. Case: Carla was the driver of a car that was involved in an accident. Her friend, who was in the car with her at the time, was killed. After that, Carla became very preoccupied with her health and thoughts of death. She reports that her health anxieties came in waves and describes one of the worst episodes. Shortly after college, Carla became convinced she had lupus and the idea totally consumed her. She says that all she could think about was dying, lupus, and being sick for the rest of her life. Though her doctors and friends and family tried to reassure her, Carla’s thoughts persisted.
Makayla Sault, a now 11-year old Ontario First Nation girl, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last March. She then began chemotherapy treatment and was given a 75 percent chance of survival with the treatment. She underwent 12 weeks of chemotherapy. During this time, she experienced severe side effects and at one point ended up in intensive care. At this time, Makayla said she had a vision of Jesus, and then wrote a letter to her doctors asking to stop her treatment. With the support of her family and the resistance of the doctors, the children’s aid society that handled the case ultimately granted Makayla’s wish. She then pursued traditional indigenous medicine and other alternative treatments. She died last month after suffering a stroke.
PER REPORTER: The reporter said she is really concerned about the safety of three children due to their mother’s behavior. She said Saturday Nakisha and her three children came to a party their family was having when she discovered that something unusual was going on with Nakisha. She said Nakisha told everyone at the party that she was on something. The reporter said her nephew told her that Nakisha was on a zan bar, but she is unsure what type of drug that is. She said all she knows is that the drug was causing Nakisha to pull on people and dance all over the floor. The reporter said she has never in her life seen Nakisha behavior in that manner before. She said Nakisha’s children were very afraid of their mother’s behavior, and they told
Somatoform are physical symptoms triggered through psychological factors (Hansell & Damour, 2008). Consider “somatic presentations can be viewed as expressions of personal suffering inserted in a cultural and social context” (APA, 2013, p. 310). Andrea expresses somatic symptom disorder through multiple symptoms. Andrea’s physical grievances are excessive, suggesting her need for attention. She states that she is in a tremendous amount of pain and easily agitated and hostile if others do not take her
Chapter 7 covers the fundamentals of somatoform disorders and dissociative disorders. After reading this chapter, I became really interested in somatoform disorders. Somatoform disorder is physical pain due to psychosocial reasons and often misdiagnosed. Just like the story in the beginning of the chapter described the man who was paralyzed but did not have any physical wounds. This a strong example of how powerful the mind. This was discussed briefly in previous chapters, but I better understand the concept of this somatoform disorders. People with hysterical somatoform disorder have changes in their physical functioning. Conversion disorder is a psychosocial conflict that affects the voluntary motor and sensory functioning. Somatization disorders have a long lasting physical
The medical model of abnormal psychology treats mental disorders in the same way as a broken arm, i.e. there is thought to be a physical cause. Supporters of the medical model consequently consider symptoms to be outward signs of the inner physical disorder and believe that if symptoms are grouped together and classified into a ‘syndrome’ the true cause can eventually be discovered and appropriate physical treatment administered. Behaviors such as hallucinations are 'symptoms' of mental illness as are suicidal ideas or extreme fears such as phobias about snakes and so on. Different illnesses can be identified as 'syndromes',
Serrita is a 26yo, G3 P1011, who was seen for an ultrasound evaluation and fetal anatomy assessment. As you know, she has chronic HTN and is on methyldopa 500 mg b.i.d. Her BP is normal on today’s assessment at 130/78. Her urine evaluation was negative. She is also hypothyroid status-post a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. She is on replacement therapy. She did undergo noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) that returned low-risk, female and her maternal serum AFP was normal at 0.58 MoM. Based on her height and weight at the start of the pregnancy, her BMI was about 38. Lastly, she is on metformin 500 mg b.i.d. She states that she believes that she was on this due to abnormal insulin levels but she was not completely certain as to why
The impact of the Havasupai case further drew out the already existing negative relations between the medical community and native tribes. Nanibaa’ Garrison speaks on this relationship: “as a consequence of the Havasupai case and prior instances of genetic research injustices, many tribes continue to refuse participation in genetic research despite researchers’ ongoing efforts to recruit them” (Garrison 2013, 204). Many tribes including the Havasupai set up formal orders banishing researchers from stepping on to their reservations and halting all current and future research, “even that which might benefit the tribe” (204). Researchers and IRB members also show signs of wanting to take further action to protect themselves from lawsuits. Many mentioned that they would shift toward
Was the stranger on the bridge An escapee worker in a Polish Factory or could she possibly have been from royalty in Russia's most powerful family no one knew for sure except her. although I believe that Anna Anderson was not Anastasia because many of her relatives and friends didn't believe it was her, she never talked about her experience of being held captive by the Bolsheviks, also When they took this to court she did not win because the judge claimed that she did not have enough evidence to be Anastasia. First Anna Anderson was not Anastasia because close relatives and friends didn't believe it was her, She hardly ever answered questions people ask her about her family being killed and held captive,And lost her case in court. evidence for relatives but didn't believe her is her daughter when she was younger claimed but she looks nothing like Anastasia or acted like her.
On May 24th 2016, at approximately 12:36 P.M Amazon associate Twiniquekwa Jackson went through exit screening with an unregistered asset. The unregistered asset was a Red and grey with serial number FASANB007087. Twiniquekwa informed security that she forgot the cell phone in her pocket when entering for work. Security Officer Islande Rosser directed Twiniquekwa to the control desk to complete an unregistered asset form. Security Officer Timothy Tucker assisted Twiniquekwa with completing the unregistered asset form, and Loss Prevention was informed of the situation. Pictures were taken of Twiniquekwa’s Amazon badge and his cell phone. Loss Prevention were notified. No further actions were taken. Please see narrative for further
I agree that a warning should be made when being fired for something that is not explicitly stated. I too would ask for clarification of the policies. It is great that you would take the dispute a step further by bringing it to the hiring manager's attention so that the situation could be dealt with properly. I also believe that Rhonda should not have responded since it was obviously a personal attack, she should have known that responding would cause more negativity not only for her but for the company as well.
Dissociation occurred between unawareness of illness and anosognosia hemiparesis, but no double-dissociation occurred. Measured next was the double-dissociation for neglect and unawareness of hemiparesis. Examples of the double-dissociations were the unawareness of neglect and awareness of hemiparesis occurred in three patients, and recognition of neglect and unawareness of hemiparesis happened in four patients. At the three-month examination, unawareness for illness or hemiparesis was not observed in the 53 patients. Three patients were unaware of their neglect when they were aware of their neglect the 10-day examination. In respect to 12-month follow-up examination, those who were anosognosic for neglect were compared to those who were aware
Freud was frustrated with Irma and considers her foolish. He concluded that Irma’s symptoms were her own fault because he had done his duty to inform her about the hidden meaning of her symptoms, however, it was up to her to accept it. So in this view he said it was “her own fault” if she still got pains because since she didn’t accept the cause of her pains she couldn’t be cured.