Other disciplines seem to have assimilated the same definition of chronic confusion as outlined by NANDA. For instance, psychology, defines chronic confusion as an alteration in awareness characterized by a change in cognitive or behavioral clarity (Psychology Definition Staff, n.d.). However, psychology formerly believed chronic confusion was related to psychosis. Psychosis is an abnormal state of mind resulting in a “severe loss of contact with reality” (Taber, 2013). Even though reality orientation may be implemented in patients who experience chronic confusion, the condition is not a psychosis.
Siblings are annoyances, role models, best friends, and family but are they more than that? Depending on where you are in the birth order life can affect you in multiple different ways. Birth order is the place in which you are born whether that be first born, middle child, youngest, or one of nineteen. Studies now suggest that birth order plays a role in how children grow up and how they interact with people in their adult life, this includes how they interact with others in the workplace. According to research work order does affect the workplace as seen in the differences found between first born, middle, youngest, and only children.
But it is difficult to evaluate these findings because it changed from a person to another and it also could be a lie of the person if there was no witness. Another important factor is the therapist who always raised the issue of sexual abuse or traumatic situation during the treatment, he maybe wanted to confirm his beliefs instead of providing the real memory. Thus, this treatment could create a “false memories” which did not exist in people’s life story. In conclusion, the repressed memory is very complex and controversial. People find more difficult to find out the root of this edge cutting issue (Loftus,
Conformity is defined as “brining one’s behavior into agreement or harmony with norms or with the behavior of others in a group in the absence of any direct pressure” (Coon and Mitterer 533). Solomon E. Asch created his conformity experiments that allowed the scientific community to understand there is an unspoken force that influence people decision. His experiments relied on confederates, and studied the experimental subjects because they are not part of the confederates. What the experimental subjects said in each trial determined the rate of conformity. Asch’s study is now a classic, but a very narrow perspective of the population studied for conformity.
The main character Winston is known for his fatalistic outlook on his life, but do his mental issues go deeper than that? Winston is a character who is known to be socially awkward, even to the point where he seems like he has social anxiety, but this trait is not constant. There are times when he is around Julia where he exhibits uncharacteristic habits with his body language and words. Almost like he is a totally different person, this leads me to believe that Winston has dissociative identity disorder. Dissociative identity disorder, better known as multiple personality disorder occurs “When an individual displays two or more different personality states or identities that recurrently take control of the person’s behavior.”(Encyclopædia
In many cases, therapists using the MDFT approach identify the client has a problem with substance abuse, and also learn it is comorbid with other disorders. Clients are not eager to accept they are dealing with a serious issue, and in turn, distance themselves from the truth. "This is a complex reaction that is the product of psychological and physiological factors, especially those concerned with memory and the influence of euphoria produced by the substance of abuse" (Rockville 2004). Resistance on the contrary, is simply not wanting to do a task the client is being told to complete. Many therapists struggle with this concept in the intervention.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a psychological disorder revolving around body-image and self-perception. Body dysmorphic disorder is also known as a somatoform disorder. People with body dysmorphic disorder are preoccupied with an imagined or slight defect in their appearance. Even if to others the defect is minor or nonexistent, people with body dysmorphic disorder can spend hours thinking about their perceived flaw or flaws. The thoughts they have can cause them severe emotional distress, and they can interfere with the person’s daily life.
After reading chapter one through six of The Cultural Nature of Human Development by Barbara Rogoff, I came across many concepts for understanding cultural practices relate to human development in ways of thinking, remembering, reasoning, and solving problems. However, the three concepts that will affect my future professional life are: chapter two, (1) ethnocentrism. Chapter four: (2) Family and Community Role Specializations. Finally, chapter six: (3) Independence versus interdependence with Autonomy. Ethnocentrism: this issue will certainly affect how I work with patients, the patient’s families and also coworkers.
“False Memory Syndrome” or FMS is a term created by a FMS support and advocacy group called the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, Inc. as a way to label the phenomenon in which a person account of past events are drastically differs from the truth. Although FMS is not a legitimate medical diagnosis, Todd Stark, the writer of “ What is ‘False Memory Syndrome?”, believes that this condition strongly affects many people such as pedophiles, children, and people who feel they have been falsely accused of child abuse. According to the article, a false memory if often created when “under conditions of therapy, a child’s (person’s) recollection of past events may be distorted, even radically, and that convincing evidence of psychological trauma and detailed false testimony against an innocent person may be manufactured by the (unwitting) facilitation of a therapist, who is motivated to find abuse.” In other words, people, or more specifically children being examined for abuse, can be coaxed into having a
Many people have heard of and vaguely understand the psychological disorder known as Alzheimer’s disease. However, few understand exactly what happens in the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient or why their loved one is experiencing a sudden memory loss and changes in their mood or behavior. Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that scientists are still trying to understand today. It is a horrible disease that causes irreversible changes to the brain. However, there are some medications approved to help or slow down the symptoms the disease causes, there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s.