Essays Tagged: "Mental disorder"


s with Hamlet and the revenge vs suicide problem NoneHamlet: Is He Insane?The term insanity means a mental disorder, whether it is temporary or permanent, that isused to describe a person when they do ... ow the difference between right or wrong. Theydon't consider the nature of their actions due to the mental defect.("Insanity", sturtevant) InWilliam Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" Shakespeare leads you t ...

(3 pages) 75 0 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet


Mental DisordersThe term mental disorder means psycological and behavioral syndromes that deviate si ... and behavioral syndromes that deviate signicantly from those typical of human beings enjoying good mental health. All that mumbo jumbo means that a person with a mental disorder was a few cards short ... eople. This is because they do not want to turn out the way these people are. A common example of a mental disorder is down syndrome. There was a television program in the early 90's that featured a b ...

(20 pages) 219 0 4.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Creativity and Human Evolution

an important aspect of our society, there is, however, a question whether creativity is spawned by mental disorder. Albert Einstein came up with ideas that seemed impossible or eccentric. Froyd's psy ... ccepted. Both men were highly successful with their work. Einstein was considered a slow person and mentally incapable by his teachers. Froyd was an excellent student and was considered above average ...

(4 pages) 153 0 4.4 Jul/1994

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Poe: The Fall of the house of Usher

of destruction. Poe uses several literary devices, among the most prevalent, such as his unhealthy mental imagery and a parallelism that is so strange as it inspires a feeling of fear.In "The Fall of ... ters are unique people with different characteristics, but they all eventually suffer from the same mental disorder. All of them suffer from insanity, yet each responds differently. Madeline seems to ...

(4 pages) 178 1 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The essay is about the mental diorder, schizophrenia. Including who first discovered the illness, theories on what causes it, symptoms, treatment, and history of schizophrenia.

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a chronic, severe, disabling mental disorder typically characterized by a separation between the thought processes and the emotio ... are genetics and brain structure, others include, abnormal brain chemistry, birth trauma and environmental conditions. A combination of these is probably most influential. In addition to these, schizo ... ple without familial history develop it, it is likely that there are other physiological and environmental risk factors involved (Schizophrenia).Abnormal activity in the brain's dopamine system is fou ...

(8 pages) 385 1 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

This is an in-depth 10 page paper on schizophrenia.

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a mental disorder marked by the loss of contact with reality. When a person's thinking, feeling, and b ... e, and delusions, hallucinations, irregular thinking or emotions are produced, then he or she has a mental illness called schizophrenia. About one hundred years ago schizophrenia was first recognized ... ase, but researchers are focusing on four leading theories. They are the Genetic Theory, the Environmental Theory, the Biochemical Theory, and the Bio-Psycho-Social Theory.The Genetic Theory argues th ...

(10 pages) 282 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

"My First Computer, My First Wife". Assignment: Describe something that you do that causes a problem for somebody else.

o they have TV addiction disorder, book addiction, and work addiction being suggested as legitimate mental disorders in the same category as schizophrenia or depression? Or as a legitimate reason to g ... from is the desire to not want to deal with other problems in their lives. Those problems may be a mental disorder like depression or anxiety, or a serious health problem or disability, or a relation ...

(2 pages) 74 2 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Schizophrenia. What is schizophrenia? What are the causes? What is it's history? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? What are the different forms of the disorder?

s medicine men who could heal.Later on when Christianity became the main religion, people with this mental disorder were believed to be witches and were burned at the stake. They were thought to be po ... kept in chains, unlike nowadays, where if they commit a crime and are found it to be a result of a mental disorder, instead of being locked up, they are given treatments and sent to get help. Just li ...

(13 pages) 436 3 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

The distinction between insanity, automatism and diminished responsibility in the Laws of England and Wales. Covers the M'Naghten rule which is also a dominant rule in US legal doctrine.

"The defendant who seeks to avoid criminal liability on the basis that s/he was suffering from a mental disorder at the time of the alleged crime must have a defence that falls within one of the fo ... tegories: Insanity, Diminished Responsibility or Automatism. While, at one level or another, these "mental disorder defences" share common characteristics, they each differ significantly. Unfortunatel ...

(12 pages) 132 1 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

History, causes, and symptoms of Schizophreina

Schizophrenia is a common mental disorder striking one percent or one in one hundred people worldwide. It knows no boundaries ... r as being split from reality. Schizophrenic disorders are usually characterized in general by fundamental and characteristic distortions of thinking and perception, and by inappropriate or blunted af ... osis of schizophrenia, yet reject the criteria for all subtypes.(DSM-IV)Schizophrenia is one of the mental illnesses that is thought most likely to have biological causes. This is why it is referred t ...

(7 pages) 166 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and and "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin

ggle to have the freedom to do what they want.In "The Yellow Wallpaper" the narrator suffers from a mental disorder, instead of helping her recover, he refuses to acknowledge her problem. "John is a p ...

(5 pages) 206 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a disturbance in the brain. Schizophreniacauses a persons thoughts, perc ... difficult to detect in a person because all of the symptoms ofschizophrenia, can be linked to other mental disorders. There is no single test that can be done tosay if a patient has the disease, but i ... stimated 5% ofits gross national product in missed work, public assistance, and treatment costs( If one parent has the disorder, the child hasaround a 10% ch ...

(4 pages) 101 1 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Durkheim's study of suicide rates and the social facts that affect societies and individuals within those societies

e ultimate individual act. Unlike his contemporaries who believed that influences such as inherited mental disorder resulted in suicide, Emile Durkheim chose to look instead at suicide purely as a 'so ... uses that explain why a particular individual commits suicide, such as heredity, 'cosmic' or environmental factors and alcoholism, cannot account for the stability of the rates (Lee, et al 1983, p 223 ...

(9 pages) 221 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

"The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

and prescribes his wife a summer of isolation and seclusion. Rather than curing the narrator of her mental disorder, the therapy only adds to its effects, pushing her into a state of terrible depressi ... he seclusion and isolation in the musty yellow wallpapered room, the reader is introduced to a very mentally, socially and physically disturbed being. Had the narrator been placed in a different room ...

(3 pages) 77 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Medicine: The Last Resort. Medicine should not be used often; rather, therapy should be used.

elieve his or her symptoms. Alternatively, perhaps, the doctor should consider the possibility of a mental disorder and treat it not as a disease but more as an imbalance.Too often, doctors seek to tr ... ion drugs always have side effects; this fact makes them ideal only as a last resort, especially in mental cases. Psychotherapy eliminates risks caused by medicines and targets the true problem: the m ...

(5 pages) 93 0 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bipolar disorder.

Manic-depression disorder, also known as bipolar disorder, is a severe mental disorder involving manic episodes that are usually accompanied by episodes of depression. It ... for this disease. Doctors and scientists believe it is a variety of genetic, biological, and environmental factors that trigger episodes of bipolar disorder. There is evidence that indicates a differe ...

(3 pages) 126 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

The human brain and its biomolecular reaction on alcohol.

attention appears to play a role in maintaing brain chemistry, brain architecture and possibly some mental functioning. Researchers hope that the insights will lead to new strategies that can boost th ... situations, as well as treat neglected children.An aloof, detached and withdrawn child has a severe mental disorder. How did it happen? Bad parents?Today scientists know that this assumption is false. ...

(12 pages) 130 3 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Suffragettes - Brief Notes

ake-up meant that she wasn't always rational. Hormones, periods, pregnancy and menopause all caused mental disorder. How could women be trusted with running the country?!6.Women were the weaker sex, a ... uffragettes smashing windows and chaining themselves to railings could be used as evidence of their mental disorder.-Pro Suffrage view1. Many women contributed just as much as men (e.g. - same job, le ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Tupac Shakur.

idn't feel like he fit in anywhere. His family moved place to place and he had no friends. He had a mental disorder and his doctor told him to write his thoughts down, to get them out in the open and ...

(2 pages) 86 2 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

What is the theme of John Cheever's short story, "The Swimmer"?

mmer" may appear to be a tale of the effects of alcohol abuse or maybe even a characterization of a mental disorder like Alzheimer's. Upon closer scrutiny, however, one discerns that it is denial that ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers