Essays Tagged: "mental illness"

Vincent van Gogh Life and Art

s reflect his entire being, for that is the reason that he started painting. It was his savior from mental illness. It was his only means of escape from the cruel and heartless world that he imagined ... rawings which touch some people... It either figure or landscape I should wish to express, not sentimental melancholy, but serious sorrow.... I want to progress so far that people will say of my work, ...

(10 pages) 318 0 3.9 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

A Tormented Mind: Vincent van Gogh's Mental Illness Reflected in His Self-Portraits

n a good grade "Excellent work, well-researched and organized"1A Tormented Mind: Vincent van Gogh's Mental Illness Reflected in His Self-PortraitsOn a beautiful summer day in July 1890 Vincent van Gog ... reciated in his own time (Barnes 17). Van Gogh's suicide marked theend of a life-long struggle with mental illness and depression which affectedevery aspect of his personal and social life. His unpred ...

(12 pages) 477 3 4.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists


).There are many general assumptions made in regard to suicide. Most believesuicide to be caused by mental illness such as major depression or bipolar disorder.Another belief is that the emotional esc ... r to prevent injuryto the individual and, or other inmates. Individuals who are experiencing obviousmental stress should certainly not be held in isolation for obvious reasons.According to Hess (1983) ...

(5 pages) 176 2 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Conflicts of a Madman in Poe's "A Tell-Tale Heart" Edgar Allen Poe

ne over the edge? In Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," the narrator posses four qualities of mental instability that seem to contribute to his horrible crime - nervousness, delusions of grandeu ... ns of grandeur, violence, and auditory hallucinations.The first and perhaps most obvious symptom of mental illness exhibited by the narrator is nervousness. This nervousness is apparent in the first l ...

(6 pages) 319 2 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

A State of Mind Thirty-five years old and mentally ill. Sarah is one of hundreds and thousands of people who suffer with debilitating forms of mental illness.

A State of MindThirty-five years old and mentally ill. Sarah is one of hundreds and thousands of people who suffer with debilitating forms of ... g patients to make their own way in a complicated world. The results were devastating. Thousands of mentally ill patients were left untreated and uncared for. Homeless and unable to hold down jobs, ma ... n need?Seven years ago, my organization, Olympus Healthcare, took to the task of providing care for mentally ill patients. Licensed as a long-term care organization, we were immediately challenged by ...

(3 pages) 111 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


a feeling of inadequacy, etc. Also as being gloomy; dejected; sad.Depression is the most treatable mental illness, yet the twenty- four million people caught in it's downward spiral each year may fee ...

(1 pages) 52 0 3.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Alfred Tennyson

of the Victorian era and his poetry will be discussed in this essay.Tennyson had a lifelong fear of mental illness, because several men in his family had a mild form of epilepsy, which then was though ... other Arthur made their epilepsy worse by excessive drinking. His brother Edward had to be put in a mental institution after 1833, and he spent a few weeks himself under doctor's care in 1843. In the ...

(4 pages) 113 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Schizophrenia. Includes Esse Leete's experience.

e committed herself to leading the fullest life her disease will allow andto educating others about mental illness. Schizophrenia is a very serious disease, butthrough defining schizophrenia and getti ... zophrenia canadequately describe all people with this illness. Schizophrenia is an extremely complexmental illness. It is clear that schizophrenia is a disease which makes it difficult for theperson w ...

(6 pages) 81 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

A Murder's Journey Through works of Dostoyevsky and Poe

Some people believe that most murderers have a mental illness which causes them to commit their crime. This belief is strongly disagreed with by ... his consciencevery soon after the crime. Raskolnikov leaves clues around"...because all his mental faculties were weakened andshaken - his mind was clouded." (Crime and Punishment,pg.109 ...

(7 pages) 64 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Schizophrenia Discusses all of the signs and symptoms of the disease, as well as the physiological and social effects that it has on an individual.

SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is a chronic and debilitating mental illness. The disease can cause you to withdraw from the people and activities in the world ar ... in your job and personal life. Schizophrenia is one of the most complex and disabling of the major mental illnesses. This is due to the fact that people who suffer from this condition can have a numb ... n for Medical Education. Schizophrenia [], 20004. National Institute of Mental Health. Schizophrenia[]5. Personal Experiences with Schizophrenia[ ...

(6 pages) 176 3 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Causes and Treatments for Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa, a mental illness in which a person has a severe and constant fear of gaining weight and a vague observ ... ervosa often refuses to eat anything and usually becomes extremely thin after a period of time.As a mental illness, this disease deals with the emotions of the patient. Therefore, people with anorexia ... erapy. However, as in many cases, since the medical complications that have been brought up by this mental disorder are frequently so serious that trying to stabilize the patient's physical condition ...

(4 pages) 153 1 4.6 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Serial Killers

rity of serial killers are psychotics. Psychopaths, also known as a sociopaths, do notsuffer from a mental illness, but from a character flaw. They are in touch with reality,and know right from wrong. ... case of Ed Gein. The number of psychotics compared to thepsychopath are minimal. Psychotics have a mental disease unlike the psychopaths whichhave a character flaw. To show what a psychotic actually ...

(16 pages) 296 0 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This is an essay about the originality of mental health and where it is going from here. How mental health use to be viewed and how far we have come from there.

Mental HealthMental illness seems to be a growing problem in societies all around the world. Until t ... ound the world. Until the mid-twentieth century a large proportion of people who were classified as mentally ill and admitted to mental hospitals who were actually suffering from physical ailments lik ... like epilepsy and brain tumors. Today researchers are learning about the biological origins of many mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, autism and alcoholism. The mental disorders that cause sever ...

(7 pages) 410 2 4.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Bipolar disorder: treatments and how to cope with the disease.

er than others many go untreated or un-noticed. Among these illnesses is one of the most prominent, mental illness. Various types of mental illnesses exist; one of the most severe is bipolar disorder. ... es of mental illnesses exist; one of the most severe is bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder, serious mental disease that has two different classifications, is prominent among Americans, despite treatme ...

(6 pages) 159 1 2.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

All Violent Criminals Have a Mental Illness- Discuss

ALL VIOLENT CRIMINALS HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESSA mental illness is a disorder of the brain that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling ... ; this could be anything from mugging to murder. I do not believe that all violent criminals have a mental illness and I think that mental illness contributes only negligibly to the reasons behind vio ... ly negligibly to the reasons behind violent crimes. Saying that all violent criminals suffer from a mental illness would be turning a blind eye to the many other reasons why people commit crimes in so ...

(5 pages) 157 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

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

the yellow wallpaper disscuss mental illness

DISSCUSS THE WAY IN WHICH GILMAN WRITES ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESSCharlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," relays to the reader something more ... times of the late 1800's. The main character, a woman whose name is never revealed, tells us of the mental state of mind she is under and how her husband and his brother, both physicians, dismiss it. ... l emotions and a real psyche that impresses upon the reader that she is slowly deteriorating into a mental illness known as schizophrenia (a disintegration of the personality). This illness, however i ...

(9 pages) 202 0 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What is Schizophrenia?

What is Schizophrenia?Schizophrenia is a group of mental illnesses characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and distorted views of reality. It affe ... renia usually appears between the late-teens and mid-thirties. It is the most chronic and disabling mental illness; it affects the way people think, feel, and act. The disorder impairs a person's abil ... n the history of schizophrenia were Emil Kraepelin and Eugen Bleuler. Kraepelin organized seriously mentally ill patients into three diagnostic groups: dementia praecox, manic-depressive psychosis, an ...

(6 pages) 220 1 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

With Reference to the anthology and your own reading, explore the influences on features of the modern novel.

d society on a whole. At the turn of the century Sigmund freud, began to suggest workable cures for mental disorders. Before, this was thought impossible, as many people believed mental illness was du ...

(3 pages) 34 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Effects of Child abuse.

e is happening ( In the novel Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, the title character fakes a mental illness to avoid another round of abuse from her father (Artists and Authors). Jennifer Lawle ...

(3 pages) 131 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters > Child Abuse