Essays Tagged: "mental illnesses"

Sacks vs. Freud, Different Beliefs, Different Treatments

eliefs, Different TreatmentsWhether Oliver Sacks had a desire to cure people suffering from strange mental illnesses, or whether he was simply studying the people for his own interest in the concept o ... gist Oliver Sacks. Through his interviews with P, Sacks eventually realizes that P has some kind of mental dysfunction, which impairs his ability to recognize objects using sight. Only when accompanie ...

(2 pages) 78 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

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

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

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

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

Study notes naming various genetically inherited diseases.

osis, neurofibromatosis, Parkinson's disease, Tay-Sachs disease, Tourette's syndrome, Brain Tumor.* Mental illnesses and behavioral conditions: alcoholism, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorde ...

(1 pages) 66 2 2.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Extrasensory Perception.

g to some shrink that will give them some advice, examine their personality or help them with their mental illnesses. The term psychology comes from two Greek words. Them being psyche, which means "so ... cal Research was founded in London. The first studies of telepathy; however, were only rarely experimental. These studies consisted of just spur of the moment incidents that were sighted. The individu ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

Mental Illnesses Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind and Girl Interrupted.

Mental Illnesses Portrayed in A Beautiful Mind and Girl InterruptedThis paper will identify two diff ... effects only about 2% of the United States population, seems to be one of the most "controversial" mental illnesses today because it is hard to diagnose and know one really knows if it actually exist ... Behavior Therapy are the two most common therapies used in the treatment of the illness ( Interrupted is a story set in the 1960s ...

(6 pages) 253 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Heroin and the effects it has on your body;treatment and recovery.

Lamb. Throughout this novel a young man named Thomas journeys through life with heavy drug use and mental illnesses. He struggles with the use of heroin and sadly cannot recover. He is constantly dep ... ce that is extracted from the South Asian poppy plant. Heroin is a type of opiate the contains fundamental morphine("Infofax"; "Opiate Glossary"). Today it is proven to be much more potent and has a h ...

(8 pages) 90 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


Amit ChaturvediPeriod 8SchizophreniaSchizophrenia is one of the most devastating mental illnesses known to man.Those who are schizophrenic are dehabilitated in every aspect of human ... oximately 2.5 millionpeople in the United States alone (Goleman 1996: C1). It is the most prevalent mentalillness in the world, and is the leading reason for admittance into mental hospitals(Brittanic ... known how long the disease schizophrenia has been in existence. A studyby the National Institute of Mental Health uncovered descriptions of the psychoticsymptoms common to schizophrenia dating back 50 ...

(9 pages) 230 0 4.4 Jun/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Manic Depression/ Bi-Polar Affective Disorder (BD)

led episodes of mania and depression ( Like other mental illnesses, bipolar disorder cannot yet be identified physiologically; for example, through a ... chance of developing the illness. After years of frustrating searches for genes that contribute to mental illness, researchers at Johns Hopkins studying families with a severe form of manic depressiv ...

(4 pages) 105 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Teenage Suicide

ng from extreme emotional pain and distress and feel unable to cope with problems. Some suffer from mental illnesses and feel helpless about the future. Others that suffer from many different symptoms ... de or any suicide, there are not many different kinds of prevention available in today's world. The mental health professional established a suicide-prevention telephone hotline in 1950. These profess ...

(7 pages) 111 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Major (Unipolar) Depressive Disorder

r depressive disorder, sometimes referred to as Unipolar Depression, describes a leading disruptive mental state which effects about 10-20 percent of the world's population in the course of a lifetime ... ly, impairing normal daily behaviour.Understanding Major Depressive DisorderHISTORY:Out of the many mental illnesses that have either arose or been discovered, depression has the longest background in ...

(6 pages) 149 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Causes and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

everyday life, and he or she experiences delusions or hallucinations, he or she is afflicted with a mental illness called schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the most serious mental illnesses becau ... 6, a German physicist named Emil Kraeplin used the term "dementia praecox" to categorize a group of mental diseases that had previously been considered unrelated. In 1908, Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Ble ...

(8 pages) 167 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Schizophrenia: What it is, and studies of those who have the disease

disease of the brain that in many ways could appear as the most severe and mind controlling of all mental illnesses. "Approximately 1 percent of the population develops schizophrenia during their lif ... ific to one area, the disease is found all over the world because it is not activated by any environmental disturbances. It is triggered in relationship to the vulnerability caused by genes. As the br ...

(7 pages) 82 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


r. These are normal reactions to the pain of loss, rejection, or disappointment. Those with serious mental illnesses, however, often experience more extreme reactions, that don't leave the mind. Teena ... ink when all hope is lost, that suicide is the only decision.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, scientific evidence has shown that almost all people who take their own lives have a ...

(2 pages) 55 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Genes affect

Genes affect almost every human trait, including intellectual abilities, personality patterns, and mental illnesses. Similarly, from the moment of conception and throughout life, the environment infl ... ut life, the environment influences genetic tendencies. Genotype- environment correlation is environmental influences and certain genetic is likely to act in the same way. There are three types of gen ...

(1 pages) 28 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Effects Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

IntroductionStudies show that 22 percent of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from a mental disorder. There are many mental illnesses, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is just on ... esting thing about this disorder is that many people can be affected by it and are unaware of their mental state. Many people with this disorder are affected emotionally and mentally, and because of t ... ause of this they are weighed down by their disorder.The EfffectsObsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness in which a person is burdened by disquieting thoughts and is trapped in vexatious beh ...

(2 pages) 81 2 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays


Psychiatrists are medical doctors who treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are licensed physicians skilled in medici ... gy, sociology, and anthropology. Their knowledge in these fields enables them to diagnose and treat mental illnesses, many of which have psychological, social, or physical causes. Their medical traini ... e types of patients.Many psychiatrists have a private practice. Others work in hospitals, community mental health centers, and prisons. Like other physicians, psychiatrists may experience stress when ...

(2 pages) 38 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

To what extent is it fair to say that World War 1 wasn't worth it?

and seeing things worth of having nightmares. The only good thing about the grieving, injuries and mental illnesses was that now people could respond with relative gravity, while before the war peopl ... em was that the new, 20th century technology and equipment were handled and faced with 19th century mentality and tactics. After the war, technology developed more, leading to even deadlier weapons fo ...

(4 pages) 40 0 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I