The DSM (IV-TR) identifies depressive symptoms as having a depressed mood most of the day, diminished interest or pleasure in all or most activities, significant unintentional weight loss or gain, insomnia or sleeping too much, agitation or psychomotor retardation noticed by others, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, recurrent thoughts of death or suicide (Carson. R et al, 2008). The DSM- IV (1994) also states that, culture can influence depressive symptoms e.g. in many Asian countries, depression is often manifested through complaints of weakness, tiredness or imbalance, rather than feelings of guilt, difficulty concentrating etc. This then
There’s a myth about Asian Americans, that generalizes them into one group. People create false images of us through stereotypes. These stereotypes have been manifested in books, movies, and literature, but they have repercussions for Asian Americans in society. We are often treated as foreigners, people leading us to believe that we don’t belong in American society, and that we have no purpose being here. Stereotypes are natural things that people will talk about.
There’s a myth about Asian Americans, that generalizes us into one group. People create false images of us through stereotypes. These stereotypes have been manifested in books, movies, and literature, but they have repercussions for Asian Americans in society. We are often treated as foreigners, people leading us to believe that we don’t belong in American society, and that we have no purpose being here. Stereotypes are natural things that people will talk about.
This one reason as to why it is not perceived as a major problem, the fact that it comes and goes people see it as people making excuses to get out of doing things for example work or school. Sociology, Depression is a barrier that unless we start acknowledging it as a real illness, then we won’t be able to properly communicate and understand those who are suffering with this illness. Furthermore, Society does not grasp depression as a social problem, but rather a personal problem. One suffering through depression, because it is just them suffering it doesn’t have any impact on society.
According to Webster’s dictionary, “Audism is discrimination or prejudice against individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing,” but the idea of audism goes far beyond this definition. Audism also involves the notion that someone feels superior on their ability to hear. Furthermore, they believer that not being able to hear leads to a futile and miserable life. Thus, the belief that a hearing person is superior to a deaf person, and that a deaf person’s life is a miserable one leads to a negative stigma toward those unable to hear.
Confucianism publicizes the rite so much that it restrains the nature of people. That is why many people rejected the Confucianism during the May 4th Movement. There is no kind of religion that is perfect. Only if we can live an ideal life that obey the law and ethic, the religion is meaningful to us.
James A Forbes once said, “When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.” Stereotypes have become an essential factor in how one judges another. Gender and racial profiling, as well as cultural and religious stereotypes, have always been a problem in society. A stereotype is an altered view of a person or a thing. When a specific thing or person comes to mind, one typically associates them with a stereotypical opinion.
Smart is of the opinion that “People who do not accept the minimisation of net pain to be hardened and immoral”. It can be said that Randle inflicts a degree of pain or more aptly distress on his fellow patients by forcing them to step over the excessive sense of precaution instilled in the group by Nurse Ratched, for the greater good. J.C.C Smart’s opinion seems to have a more compassionate tone to it, in stark contrast to Immanuel Kant’s standpoint on Deontology, which would align more heavily with that of Nurse Ratchet’s character. Kant would argue that duty should take precedence over personal desires and that the morality of an action should be based on the action’s adherence to a rule or set of
Orientalism refers to a social group who is seen as uncivilized, backward, and outcast people by the dominant culture. In Jenn Fang's discussion, she explains the definition of orientalism and on how today’s society still tends to share orientalist views towards the Asian American people. For instance, the American society views the Asian American people’s fashion as edgy or cool because they dress differently and show no interest in conforming to societies norms. However, this is an orientalist view already since their fashion isn’t a mark of not wanting to conform to societies norms but how their culture dresses. Many Asian American artists have challenged the orientalist assumptions through the use of art.
Prinsen & van Delden (2009) also argue that coercive measures such as seclusion can be necessary in reclaiming personal autonomy and control. However this paternalistic viewpoint of overruling a patient’s autonomy is arguable especially if a person is deemed incompetent due to their mental illness. Szasz believed mental illness was mythical and the introduction of a diagnosis was merely to label social deviancy from social norms. Therefore Szasz challenged the paternalistic practices of coercive and powerful
As a part of their growing interest, non-native psychologists began to question their own cultural competence. Psychologists began to realize that they might have been culturally insensitive and racist to the ways of the Indigenous Australian’s due to their own personal values and beliefs. While this knowledge alerted psychologists that change needed to occur, still in our current generation three in ten Indigenous Australian’s still face barriers when trying to access mental health services in the western world (The Lancet, 2012, pg.
For the assignment week two reading summary I chose the article The Myth of Mental Illness: 50 Years Later by Thomas Szasz. In this article, Szasz expresses what the book he wrote really means. Szasz defines mental illnesses and psychiatric responses as matters of morals, law, and rhetoric instead of defining them as medicine, treatment or science (P. 180). Szasz writes about how he believes mental illness doesn't exist rather mental illness are bodily affected related diseases. Szasz writes, “Psychiatrists will be able to show that all mental illnesses are bodily diseases.