Mental disorder Essay Topics

Etiology of Schizophrenia

Introduction The term schizophrenia is broadly used in reference to a class of cognitive and behavioral disorders. It affects approximately one percent of all persons within a population, though the chances of acquiring the disease tends to rise for those who have close relatives suffering from schizophrenia (Bailey, 2003; Green, 2001; Holtam, 2000; McGuffin, 1995)…. View Article

Identity Research Paper

Malcolm Rivers from the movie “Identity” has been diagnosed as a mentally ill patient with Dissociative Identity Disorder. This disorder is basically another name for a multiple personality disorder. The disorder is usually caused by severe trauma, emotional or physical, that causes people to create “multiple personalities” so that they can deal with certain situations…. View Article

Insanity or Madness

What cause insanity or madness? Do you think that must be a genetic disposition for someone to become insane? Or can the experiences in one’s childhood or adult life lead to madness? What sort of traumatic experience would lead one to insanity? I do think both genetic disposition and experiences in one’s childhood or adult… View Article

The Quiet Room Test

   The symptoms of schizophrenia are widely varied.  According to the DSM-IV, for a diagnosis of schizophrenia, two or more symptoms must be present for at least one month’s duration. Symptoms of schizophrenia are broken down into positive symptoms and negative symptoms.  Positive symptoms can be described as symptoms, which produce an excess or distortion… View Article

The Psychoanalytic Strategy

Introduction: The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is a projective personality test that was designed at Harvard in the 1930s by Christiana D. Morgan and Henry A. Murray. Along with the MMPI and the Rorschach, the TAT is one of the most widely used psychological tests. The original purpose of the TAT was to reveal the… View Article

Outline and Evaluate Biological Treatments for Schizophrenia

Outline and Evaluate Biological Treatments for Schizophrenia. The meaning of Schizophrenia is the loss of contact with reality also known as split-mind. It shouldn’t be thought of as one disorder as there are several sub-types such as; paranoia, catatonic, disorganised, and undifferentiated; they all have different symptoms. It is a disorder which is estimated at… View Article

Analysis of the Main Theme in Sidney Sheldon’s Tell Me Your Dreams

Sidney Sheldon’s book, “Tell Me Your Dreams” carries a dark theme. It focuses on how the central character, Ashley Patterson, represents the seemingly well-adjusted, successful and attractive young working professional.  Deep inside though, she is experiencing stormy emotions.  A product of  traumatic childhood experiences, she is a walking disaster, ready to explode.  She is proof… View Article

Mental Disorder Classification

Autism             Autism Spectrum Disorder, which ranges in severity from relatively mild to extremely severe, is estimated to effect 1 in 166 children world wide.  Autism is a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, which adversely affects a child’s school performance.  Symptoms are usually visible before kindergarten.  Other characteristics of… View Article

Topic: The Myth of Mental Illness

1a. What is the issue? What question, debate, or controversy is addressed in this passage? Be sure to word your response in the form of a question. Is there such a concept or term as “mental illness”? (Szasz) 1b. What is the conclusion of the passage? What is the author’s answer/position on the question above?… View Article

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a chronic, familial, neurobiological disorder with its  onset in childhood and is marked by presence of involuntary motor movements and sounds, known as motor and vocal tics respectively (Bagheri, Kerbeshian & Burd, 1999). According to Lingui-Systems (1999, cited in Prestia, 2003), approximately 1 in every 2,500 individuals suffer from TS, with… View Article

Tourette Syndrome

 Oliver Sacks writes in his book about Tourette syndrome as an inherited neurological disorder, it is a rare disease of the nerves, that starts from childhood it is noticeable by the repeated physical motor tics and vocal tics, these tics can become chronic, Tourette syndrome is a very serious disorder. Oliver Sacks in his book… View Article

Treatment of Antisocial Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are a group of mental conditions in which certain characteristic patterns of feeling, thinking and interpersonal behavior develop such that the individual becomes relatively inflexible and cannot function properly at home, school, workplace, social settings or in a family environment.  This results in significant distress and the development of a number of symptoms. … View Article

Treat and Identify Bipolar disorder

Thesis Statement: Bipolar Disorder is a disorder that roots from the genes and upbringing of the parents with their kids. This disorder can be brought until adulthood and greatly affects the social, emotional, psychosocial life of the concerned individual. Introduction:                         Over the centuries, authorities have distinguished a variety of psychological disorders, each characterized by… View Article

Trauma and Grief

Trauma and Recovery             Psychological trauma may be caused by many different events and factors. These causes could range from the common and ubiquitous ones like work-related factors (Stephens & Long, 2000) to the grave and unusual ones such as being involved in war (Schaffer, 2007), being a victim of childhood sexual abuse (Bower, 1995),… View Article

Perception of Depression amongst North American and African Cultures

Depression or “Unipolar depression is another name for Major Depressive disorder. It is a mood disorder characterized by depressed mood, it often manifests in lack of interest in family, school and social life, changes in eating and sleeping habits, emotional and medical disregard for the self, difficulty in concentrating, and loss of interest in life”… View Article