Essays and Research Papers on Psych. Afflictions

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A 6 page overview of bipolar disorder. A discussion of the physiological causes and possible treatments. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 6 page paper provides an overview of the central elements of the autobiography of author Donna Williams. This paper considers the life experiences of the person with a disability and assesses the correlation between life experiences and the way in which the author developed as an individual. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

A 6 page paper. The writer describes this disorder, diagnostic criteria, factors that may lead to suffering from BPD, incidence and treatment. The essay then turns to biographies of Princess Diana that conclude she suffered from BPD. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 5 page report discusses one of Freud’s most famous or notorious case histories, that of the “Wolf-Man.” The case is categorized under the title of “From the History of an Infantile Neurosis.” It provides an essential insight to the development of Freud’s thought and it also captured the imagination of both those interested in psychoanalysis and the public ...

Insanity Plea.

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper examines the bare bones of a case in light of the "insanity plea." History of the development of this plea is given as well as court law sited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

10 pages worth of short essays on writings related to death and dying. The first reflects on the writings of Volkhart and Michael and their discourse on bereavement. The second considers Waechter's reasoning concerning children and terminal illness. The final essay considers the impact of Moody's book about "near-death" experiences. The ...

A 15 page discussion of the importance of dealing with families in the treatment of schizophrenia. Observes that family reaction to a formal diagnosis can vary from acceptance of such a diagnosis and subsequent cooperation with psychiatric professionals to rejection of the diagnosis and outright belligerence when it comes time to deal with those ...

A 5 page overview of the manner race and gender can impact psychological diagnoses. This paper although there are specific criteria in place for psychological diagnoses, an individual’s race, ethnicity and even gender can result in inaccurate diagnoses in certain instances. That diagnoses can be impacted by the therapist’s understanding, or lack of ...

In eight pages this paper addresses a particular psychiatric patient presenting the problem of gender identity disorder similar to the character of Brandon Teena in the 1999 film Boys Don’t Cry within the context of historical, diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment issues as well as developmental theories with a brief literature review also included. Four ...

15 pages in length. Among the myriad differences between men and women is the manner in which they are influenced by and respond to depression. From environmental to social and cultural to chemical, the divergent factors that categorize depression as having separate indicators and consequences. The writer discusses gender differences as they ...

5 pages in length. David Reimer was not merely the victim of medical error when a failed circumcision completely redirected his life but perhaps more importantly he suffered extenuating consequences due to historical, theoretical and cultural ignorance pertaining to gender identity. The extent to which Reimer endured more than a decade of his ...

This 10 page paper provides a basic overview of antisocial personality disorder, that includes diagnostic features, associated features, culture, age and gender features, the prevalence of the disorder, course of the disorder, differential diagnoses, etiology, counseling framework and intervention strategies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 5 page paper takes a look at the subject of depression, its treatment and how patients can access care. The Act to emanate from the UK is discussed in light of how therapists, and clients, are affected and how they can obtain appropriate treatment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 25 page paper is written in two parts, the first part of the paper looks at the problem of mental health, its’ prevalence and impact and then considers how group work can be used to treat mental issues. The paper focuses on group therapy considering how and why it can be of use. ...

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the issue in public health of dual diagnoses. This paper considers the breadth of the issue, that includes treatment issues for people with alcohol/drug dependency and mental health diagnoses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Mental Health Courts

  • 9 page paper

A 9 page paper assessing the origin, development and effect of the mental health court. In October 2001, the Boone County (Missouri) Judicial and Law Enforcement Task Force submitted its final report of a survey of the county’s jail situation and included a recommendation that the county establish a mental health court as an ...

A 6 page paper discussing mental health hospitalization. Hospitalization for mental health issues does not carry the social stigma it once did, but it still is not favored by insurance providers. The vagaries of insurance can cause hospitals to turn away those who could benefit from their services, but they do not limit ...

This 6 page report discusses the five-axis diagnosis and recommended medication for a 47-year-old white man with chronic fatigue, high blood sugar, and no family history of depression who feels like he is having a mid-life crisis. Emphasis is made regarding the comprehensive nature of a five-axis diagnosis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 20 page paper gives an indepth look at the definition of eating disorder, the medical history of treatment, most successful treatments and future innovative treatments. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Anxiety Disorder:

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper examines Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as well as touching on other anxiety disorders. Specifically, this paper discusses the history, source, symptomology, and treatment of GAD. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

3 pages in length. The extent to which September 11, 2001 will always reflect a watershed moment in global history is both grand and far-reaching; that it also represents a day where the lives changed quite drastically for many individuals indirectly impacted by the attacks speaks to how the terrorism of 911 reached far ...

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the elements of the Rorschach Inkblot Test, and reflects on issues like reliability and validity raised within the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 6 page paper considers the strengths and weaknesses of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the Rorschach ink blot test and considers the theories of psychologists and researchers like Acklin and Exner as they have impacted the development of testing systems. This paper also provides a comparison between both types of evaluative systems, ...

Therapeutic Alliance

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper that provides an overview of therapeutic alliance as it applies to psychotherapy and considers the ethical implications for practitioners. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Online Psychotherapy

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page research paper addressing the pros and cons of online therapy. The writer explores the cons of fraudulent online therapists and the pros of accessibility and anonymity. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

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