1.INTRODUCTION When we talk about abuse or abandon, the first object which comes to our mind definitely will be children. However, the fact is, it happens to the elderly too and the percentage of elderly being abused is getting higher. The elder abuse had become a very common issue in this society. They are either abused by their friends, family members or by the caretakers that are hired by their family, as well as in the nursing home.
Moreover, prostituted children are at a high risk of enduring injuries and violence. They may be physically and emotionally abused into submission by the perpetrators. In most cases, girls fall pregnant and are often forced to ‘induce miscarriage’ which is an abortion performed by the pregnant girl herself outside the recognized medical system. From research done, I have found out that most of these perpetrators are local business man, land owners and basically, men with a lot of money and less
Multiple personality disorder, which is now known as dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a mental illness which affects lots of people and according to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation it is an illness which involves disruptions or breakdowns of memory, awarness, identity and/or perception (The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1995-2014). The cause of these symptomes can result into an interference of a person’s life such as his social activties, his good health. Multiple personality disorder is one of the hardest diseases to spot and its effects tend to usually reach the point of the patient’s self harm and suicide. Before we venture in the destructive world of DID, we must first give a brief definition of this disorder and state what specialists
The 1950’s for American citizens carried great numbers of depression and anxiety resulting in increased suicide rates particularly after the World War. Depression of the time was especially seen in women because even though they valued their role as a housewife, it was often overwhelming as they were generally mistreated and left feeling miserable. They had no control over their marriage and in some instances the husband may have had numerous affairs whilst still married, increasing the risk of developing depression. Unfortunately, over the decades, suicide has sadly become more prevalent occurring everywhere in the world to people of all age groups, it is a serious topic because it accounts for more deaths than a lot of other fatal diseases. Depression and suicide poems are constantly surfacing, fortunately they provide meaningful
It is a universally held beleif that addiction ruins lives. Affecting the young and old, male and female, and people from different ethnicities, cultures, and social brackets, addiction is widely regarded as a societal illness with no easy solution. A particularily damaging assumption is that a drug or sex addict, for instance, is the root cause of their own suffering. This can potentially lead to a chain reaction where the guilt placed upon a human being strengthens the desire to escape from said guilt. This is particularily damaging to a teenager, to whom an external stimuli is no longer required after a few years of guilt inflicted by their parents.
“It’s exhausting to fight a war inside your head every single day”(Mickie Ann). This is what it feels like to have a mental disorder. Mental disorders are mostly seen as crazy psychopaths from people who do not know a person with a mental disorder however, that is not the case. Many Americans struggle with different types of mental disorders like OCD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders, and more. Everyone with a mental illness mostly lives in their heads and treating these disorders provides a great relief for many.
Furthermore, the pervasive stigma against them leads to increased cost and poorer health outcomes. Instead of looking at a patient’s violent behavior on the superficial level, one should take into account the patient’s diagnosis and past experience. For instance, violent behavior is prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and it is also the most common reason for the admission to a psychiatric inpatient unit (Krakowski, Czobor, Citrome, Bark, & Cooper, 2006). Many are also under-diagnosed and under-treated, resulting in wide treatment gaps. Most of them require psychoanalytic treatment to cope with their violent behavior.
A mental disorder refers to the disruption of one's feelings or thinking as a result of dysfunctional of part of the brain. Besides being misunderstood and misdiagnosed many in the society fears mental illnesses. The only solution to this kind of fear is a result of creating awareness about the condition and ensuring best clinical practice is followed at all times. Best clinical practice and intervention measures in neurology are aimed at mitigating the adverse effects associated with mental illnesses such as language deterioration, loss of vision, loss of agility, loss of speech, and other adverse effects.
Without it many will suffer in silence, bottling up what happened to them, turn to substance abuse to cope with mental health disorders. All of this may lead to the feeling of being trapped, hopeless, or alone. Leading them to an even worse state of mental health, which they may try to escape by suicidal thoughts or actions. Males suicide rates have been extremely high, in 2009, in Canada alone there were 2989 reported cases of male suicide. This is why resources to help males cope with things such as being victims of rape or sexual assault, as well as mental health issues they may be dealing with, is so important especially in this day and
Suicide known as an act that includes person’s death by himself on purpose (1). Suicide crime’s happens often because of desperation when he feels hopeless for achieving anything in his life and that makes the person in lots of pain and he might get into lots of problems as taking drugs or abusing to others. There are 3 main factors causes suicide (2): 1- Biological: genetic factors, prenatal and postnatal factors, imbalance in brain chemistry, alterations in neurotransmission also who have a physical health problems like cancer, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury and who had more than one health problem are more exposure than the others 2- Sociocultural: Personal relationships between (family, lovers, friends) Family stability (problems or abuses in the family) Economic status (financial difficulty, unemployment, poverty) Social cohesion, Work environment (without harsh director, bully)
Reality of Anti-Depressant Use It may startle you to know that of every mental disorder in the United States of America, anxiety disorders are the most common (“Anxiety”). “Anxiety is often a health response to uncertainty and danger, but constant worry and nervousness can be a sign of another trouble, internal rather than external” (“Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Toxic Worry” 1). There are many adolescents who struggle with mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression and take anti-depressants to help them cope, but the safety of such drugs on developing bodies is debatable. Anxiety is a horrible fear of something you could never put into words or describe (“Anxiety”).
Because of this, the common thought was that affected people should be looked down upon or locked up. Consequently, most people with mental illnesses became homeless and poor, and many were committed to institutions called asylums (“Depression: Depression & Related Conditions,” n.d.). During the late 1700s and early 1800s, there were a variety of complex explanations for depression. People were unsure of what depression was, and for that reason, there were several attempts to try to explain what it was, although many had no idea (“Depression: Depression & Related Conditions,” n.d.). Some doctors and authors at this time suggested that aggression was the real cause of depression.
An alarming fact provided by the article “Mental Health & Stigma” reports that in a recent survey that was conducted in UK, over 1,700 adults were asked what they believed about mental health issues. Many of these adults felt that people with mental health were dangerous, self-inflicted, and that ultimately people with mental health problems were difficult to talk to. These views are thought to come from previous beliefs that people with mental health illnesses are often violent or unpredictable. Hearing misunderstood common beliefs like these are the number one reason that many students do not seek help when it comes to their mental health (National Alliance on Health Issues 1). Unfortunately, it was also stated in the same article that people who participated in this survey felt this way regardless of their age, knowledge of mental health, and whether or not they knew someone with a mental health problem (National Alliance on Health Issues 1).
The worse they could ever have to deal with is at their release from custody, they have to confront some difficulties with placement, when they are being rejected by some facilities for their history of violence, which could be a major blow for them. Another scenario is when some family members may be resistant or unable to provide care for them or may be worse, are no longer living. This is not the end of their nightmares since they are often facing difficulties with employability, personal adjustment and following up care.
Recovery can look different, depending on who is being asked. As stated in class discussion, "Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation. " Recovery can allow a person to reach self-determination and live a meaningful life based on their choice. Recovery is a collaboration between the client, family members, primary care doctors, and mental health professionals. The recovery model can assist in removing boundaries from recovery that traditional methods, such as the medical model, can otherwise create.