The main character of the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda, has a traumatic past. As a result, she is now suffering from the mental disorder depression. She has most of the major symptoms, three of which are self esteem issues or dysmorphia, withdrawal from friends and family, and lack of motivation or enthusiasm. These are all normal emotions that everyone experiences sometimes. But when a person feels like this every single day, there are bigger problems.
According to Merriam-Webster, depression is, “a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless and unimportant and is often unable to live in a normal way.” While much of this is true, many people with depression find ways to blend in and conform with the rest of society. The main issue with depression is not necessarily the symptoms,
Many women are too embarrassed to talk about it, some believe it to be untreatable and many women think that it is a natural process of ageing. Reluctance to express, embarrassment, culture, dependant on husband and families for treatment, poor economic background, fear of surgery and pain are reasons for non- consultation (Singh
The client understood the necessity of isolation precautions, but stated being in isolation left them feeling lonely. The patient also expressed frustration with her original illnesses treatment leading to a secondary nosocomial infection in saying “How would you feel if you sought treatment for one thing and ended up with this nasty
Present psychiatric illness included depression and anxiety. Current and past psycho social stressor are the lack of respect from her community, moving to the United States, drug abuse and lack of funds which lead her to a down spiral. BASIC NEEDS & CONCERNS (Include transportation & housing concerns): Basic needs that Nygo needs are reliable transportation, better housing, English classes, counseling
Copel et al., (2006) found women with physical disabilities who were victims of abuse failed to experience a “honeymoon phase” and only obtained a phase of separation from their abuser. Perhaps this cycle of abuse is different for women with disabilities, often they can be increasingly dependent on the abuser making the decision to leave highly difficult. Rhatigan et al., (2006) and Johnson (2011) have noted that Walker’s (1979) cycle may only be applicable to a subset of victims, in particular those who experience more extensive abuse. However, there has also been contrary evidence suggesting that the majority of victims do experience some form of reconciliation and apologetic behaviour from their abusers. Giffing et al., 2002 in a large sample of ninety female residents in a domestic violence shelter, 90% of abuse victims reported experiencing remorse and reconciliation from their abuser.
This case also criticizes Erikson 's Psychosocial Development Theory, since for every Erickson 's stages of development, an emotional crisis must be experienced for normal development, but, as an effect of great isolation to Genie, almost all aspects of her development declined (physical - due to the non-stimulation of her cortex and psychological - due to her memorable yet harsh experiences), making her development not normal and unhealthy. As an insight, I have learned that feral children should be taken into consideration, especially when they had terrible experiences. Despite these developments were greatly affected, it is never too late to learn again about the world around them. And most importantly, if I were a parent, who is a primary conditioner of a child, I must treat my child with utmost care, in order for her path not to be broken as a result of
In the article Becoming Visible: Lessons in Disability, author Brenda Jo Brueggemann discusses how although individuals with disabilities make up the largest minority group, many of these disabilities are undetectable just by looking at someone. (Brueggemann 369) Depression can be one of these invisible disabilities and because of this, it would understandably be difficult for Stephanie to find someone to talk to about how she was feeling. This is made doubly hard by the stigma that comes along with talking about mental disabilities such as depression. Many people feel ashamed, misunderstood, and unable to successfully communicate their feelings, leaving them isolated from others who may feel the same way. Although Stephanie attempts to convey how she is feeling to Ali, his understanding is inadequate for much of the movie, which does little to help Stephanie.
Depression is a disorder that affects person’s mood, thoughts and behavior and is characterized by sadness, irritability, somatic complaints and accompanied cognitive changes1. The person loses concentration and develops feelings of guilt.2 Postpartum depression1 is the type of depression that occurs during pregnancy, after delivery or up to a year after delivery. Many bio-psycho-social factors contribute in the development of the postpartum depression in women resulting the postpartum blues, depression and psychosis.3Postpartum depression is much more common and prevalent in developing countries like Pakistan because of difficult life situations, stressed life events, lack of social support, low socioeconomic status4 and gender biasness
What is depression? Google states, “Depression is a mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep.” Definition Google. Everyone all struggles with feeling low sometimes, but when you are feeling always low, and have no energy, this may be a sign of depression. If you are struggling through depression, please don’t ignore the signs and seek help. Help can be reaching out to a friend, consulting with your care provider, or an employee of yours.