They may abuse substances, gamble often, drive recklessly, or spend money carelessly. BPD patients are extreme risk takers and are constantly seeking new things to do (Bayer 47). Some behavior seen in Borderline patients is exceedingly self-damaging. This type of behavior ranges from sabotaging relationships, and skipping graduation to wrecking accomplishments at work. Even worse, BPD patients may damage themselves physically by burning or cutting their skin; suicide attempts are also prevalent.
Sufferers of PTSD often isolate themselves from other individuals. PTSD also increases suicidal risk by nearly six times. Furthermore, insomnia, eating disorders, and depression are increased in war vets. Injured war vets also have an increased risk of drug or alcohol abuse as a result of depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues. This can lead to weakened or lost relationships between a war vet and his/her
Her most severe symptoms of anger, fear, and shame are leading her to self harming behaviors such as suicide, burning, and overdosing on prescription medication and alcohol. I believe that treating these symptoms to include fear of abandonment, rejection, and being alone would minimize her self-harming behavior. These symptoms are complex due to her early sexual abuse and rape. She has been diagnosed with BPD, PTSD, and Alcohol Use Disorder. Furthermore, she has many symptoms under the criteria of PTSD such as: Intrusive memories; dissociative reactions; recurrent distressing dreams; avoidance of external reminders; inability to remember parts of the traumatic event; persistent negative emotional state (depression, anger, and anxiety); feeling detached; self destructive behaviors; problems with concentration; sleep difficulties; significant distress and impairment in relationships (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
Reminders of the event includes places, activities, people, or thoughts. During this cluster the victim may withdraw from friends and or family, they will feel emotionally detached, and will lose interest in everyday activities. The third and final cluster is being on guard or hyper-aroused. During this cluster the victim could feel irritable or angry all of a sudden, they could have difficulty sleeping and or a lack of concentration, and being overly alert or easily startled. Victims with PTSD may pick up drug or alcohol habits or suicidal tendencies.
Much like incestual abuse, physical abuse has grossly negative effects on its victims. The article Child Abuse, Social Support, and Social Functioning in African African American Children states that “abused children experience higher rates of both internalizing and externalizing symptoms that often lead to mental disorders” (Lamis). Similar to incest victims, many physical abuse victims go unacknowledged and untreated, resulting in devastating
Heinous crimes are can have horrible and lasting affects on society, wether they be murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, or drug charges. Aggravated sexual assault can be argued to be the most heinous crime in Canada. Section 273 of the C.C.C. defines aggravated sexual assault as anyone who “in committing a sexual assault, wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the compliant” (Greenspan, Rosenberg, & Henein, 2016, p. 257). Sections 271, 272, and 273 of the Canadian Criminal Code (C.C.C.) address sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, and aggravated sexual assault, respectively.
Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent mental disorders in the United States affecting over 40 million adults today. Among the six major types anxiety disorders, the following paper aims to compare three of them. Though post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) share some similarities in terms of their clinical description and causes, each has its own unique characteristics, and therefore require different treatments. Clinical Description Though OCD and PTSD are unique disorders, the two share a number of similarities in terms of their clinical description.
Sometimes fear can often repeal other’s or draw attention in a way which causes more fuel to be added to a victim 's fire. When a person comes from fear, sadness, danger and guilt ; A person starts to become a source of negative energy which can influence others to act the same way. The consequences of having fear a person tends to become narcissistic due to that person feeling like survival might be at stake. These people do not care too much about the negative impact that they can have others. There are a number of parallels between the treatment of the accused and the treatment of Muslims after 9/11; both cases people were being belittled and downgrading, and society was in a state of grief and shock and it all resulted in discrimination of the
(James, 2008) Children who are sexually abused are generally abused by someone that they know. Men are not the only ones that sexually abuse children. Women who have been abused themselves tend to
Victims of spousal abuse not only have an immediate exposure to physical danger, but many lasting mental effects as a response. For instance, many individuals suffering from abuse by an intimate partner experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by traumatic, uncontrollable thoughts about the incident. Additionally, depression remains as the most common symptom in victims. As much as 60% of abused women claimed they felt sad or depressed. In the same way, dissociation is commonly linked with spousal abuse.
While women experience multiple forms of violence over the course of their lives, the most common form of violence occurs at the hands of someone they know, often a family member or intimate partner. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as single or recurrent threats or acts of mental, physical, and sexual types of abuse, aggression or assault from a previous or current intimate partner(Godoy-Ruiz). Although IPV can occur in same sex relationships and be perpetrated by either men or women, in the vast majority of cases the perpetrator is male and the victim female. Domestic violence is also the most common factor contributing to homelessness among women and their children. They may be forced from their homes in order to escape violence, disrupting social support networks as well as children’s schooling and social networks (Foubert).
Domestic violence can impact anyone regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic abuse not only affects the individuals involved, but children who are there to witness an abuse. For example, studies have shown that children who witnesses their parents in an abusive situation will go on and repeat the cycle. In addition, children who witnesses a mother getting abused may feel like it is their fault for not being able to protect their mother. Ultimately, children themselves may become victims of abuse.
Anxiety disorder has a numerous amount of symptoms. One of the most common ways to get the symptoms is to have a fear or worry about a situation or subject (Goldberg). One person may have a hard time concentrating in classes or in your work environment (Gale 1). If someone has anxiety from a tragic event they may experience flashbacks or nightmares of the situation and have sleep problems (Gale
I have a relative who experienced molestation and now finds it hard to enjoy her life. She has had trust issues and finds it hard to be in a relationship. They have also found self-inflicted wounds on her arms from attempts of suicide. If she only would have mentioned this to someone sooner she would have probably received help sooner. Speaking up and having someone to explain your situation will help and stop it from lasting so long.
Personality disorders are conditions that are considered to cause patterns of abnormal behavior in person. A person suffering from the personality disorder is recognized through distressing symptoms which are ranging. However, borderline personality is a common and most frequent personality disorder which is considered to be a serious mental health disease. It is characterized by the range of pervasive patterns such as instability effect of regulation, interpersonal relationship conflicts, impulse control and self-image(Lien et al,2004).. However, this research paper develops an insight of an epidemiology study that highlights the etiology, incidence or prevalence and the secondary symptoms of borderline personality disorder.