Mental illness - Mental Health Assessments - Sanity
When someone's behavior
is not normal, and when
reoccurring, then it's time to seek help
from time to time, but when
become common and are abusive
and uncontrollable, then it's
time to seek help
. Almost everything can be
, you just have to
to cure it.
important physically and mentally. Assessments
is experiencing life in ways
that are similar to most people you know or have read about. You have
actions and behaviors
that are similar to most people. You have similar
feelings and emotions
that you have also
in the majority of
other people. But you are still an individual
with some unique qualities
that are based on your own personal
, your Immune
, your Relationships
your level of knowledge
. So normal
is an approximation based on averages, it is not a
law of nature
. Normal for you
not be normal for someone else
. And normal is always
, so what is normal today may not be normal tomorrow, and what has
been normal in the past may not be normal in the
average or within certain limits in e.g.
Sound powers of mind.Stable
. Not subject to sudden or extreme
or fluctuation. Maintaining
: Consistent or
In the Right Mind
person who is calm
Conditions - Disorders - Treatable illnesses
We know for a fact from thousands of documented cases, that when
the Human Brain
, like from a
, it loses some of its
abilities to function
normally and work
, as it was before the brain was injured. Injury to the
brain can happen in many
and for many reasons
the body can also influence the mind
. Brain injuries can cause behavior problems as wells as negatively effect
physical functions as well as mental functions. But the brain still has
the ability to over come or reduce the effects of injury by learning how
to change and adapt
, with therapy being just another way of learning.
The brain is plastic
know this. But this ability can also be
vulnerable to manipulation
if you learn the wrong things at the wrong time, so don't ever take your
brain for granted.
Most all Disorders
of the mind are directly related to a person not having enough
information and knowledge related to their well being. Even if a disorder
is some how related to a physical issue
, it is still how a person
to that particular issue, so the problem is still related to missing
information and knowledge, because you still have to
you need to
make whether mentally or physically.
It's sometimes hard to reach out for help
when you're not sure what
type of help you need,
or how to explain it.
“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside.” -
a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar,
theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan.
Most people lack the proper vocabulary and skills
that are needed to fully understand ones own thoughts, feelings and
. That is why therapy sometimes works because it
attempts to figure out what information and knowledge is missing
so that a
may direct the patient to this important
information and knowledge. The patient can then figure out how to
process this information correctly, and thus function normally.
So a therapist is more of an educator, or at least should be,
that's if a therapist understands education, which most don't,
because most teachers don't understand education
. So when a
therapist offers to treat a disorder with
it is usually
an ignorant action. That's like a student who wants to learn
science, but instead of a teacher teaching the student science
the teacher says "take this drug." That is how idiotic Mental
Health Services are sometimes, and also how incredibly
incompetent our education system is.
is on both sides.
is characterized by numerous mood swings, with
periods of hypomanic symptoms that do not meet criteria for a hypomanic
episode, alternating with periods of mild or moderate symptoms of
depression that do not meet criteria for a major depressive episode.
Bipolar, Mood Cycling
also known as manic
, is a
treatable illness involving extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and
is an extreme or rapid change in mood. Such mood swings can play a
positive part in promoting problem solving and in producing flexible
forward planning. However, when mood swings are so strong that they are
disruptive, they may be the main part of a bipolar disorder.
is a mental disorder with periods of depression and
periods of elevated mood. One moment you're extremely happy and the next
moment you're severely depressed.
a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or "a
state of heightened overall activation with enhanced affective expression
together with lability of affect." Although mania is often conceived as a
“mirror image” to depression
, the heightened
mood can be either euphoric or irritable
is a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of
normal functioning. Change in mind or make uneasy or cause to be
or alarmed. Become different in some particular way, without permanently
losing one's or its former characteristics or essence. A relational
difference between states; especially between states before and after some
event. The result of alteration or modification.
is a diagnosis by a mental
of a behavioral or mental pattern that may cause
suffering or a poor ability to function in life. Such features may be
persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many
disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely
between specific disorders.
Organic Mental Disorders
is a form of decreased
mental function due to a medical or physical disease, rather than a
psychiatric illness. This differs from dementia. While mental or
behavioral abnormalities related to the dysfunction can be permanent,
treating the disease early may prevent permanent damage in addition to
fully restoring mental functions. An organic cause to brain dysfunction is
suspected when there is no indication of a clearly defined psychiatric or
"inorganic" cause, such as a mood disorder.
is a group of diagnoses in the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
(DSM) classification system where a disturbance in the
person's mood is hypothesized to be the main underlying feature. The
classification is known as mood (affective) disorders in International
Classification of Diseases (ICD).
is any severe mental disorder in which contact with
is lost or highly Distorted
. People experiencing psychosis may
exhibit personality changes
and thought disorder. Depending on its
severity, this may be accompanied by unusual or bizarre behavior, as well
as difficulty with social interaction
and impairment in carrying out daily
who is insane
and loses contact with reality.Psychotic
is a person suffering
from psychosis. Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that cause
and perceptions. People with psychoses lose touch with reality. Two of the
main symptoms are delusions
is a mistaken belief
that is held with strong conviction even
when presented with superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it
is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information,
confabulation, dogma, illusion
or some other misleading effects of perception. They have been found to
occur in the context of many pathological states (both general physical
and mental) and are of particular diagnostic importance in psychotic
disorders including schizophrenia, paraphrenia, manic episodes of bipolar
disorder, and psychotic depression.
refers to worrying
having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an
inaccurate perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence
of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from
hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly
alarmed about any physical or psychological symptoms they detect, no
matter how minor the symptom may be, and are convinced that they have, or
are about to be diagnosed with, a serious illness.
means mind (psyche) and body (soma). A psychosomatic
disorder is a disease which involves both
mind and body
. Some physical diseases are thought to be particularly
prone to be made worse by mental factors such as stress
and anxiety. Your
current mental state can affect how bad a physical disease is at any given
is the focused attention on the symptoms
of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed
to its solutions. Both rumination and worry are associated with
and other negative emotional states; however, its measures have not been
is a psychiatric factitious
disorder wherein those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological
trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or reassurance to themselves.
Munchausen syndrome fits within the subclass of factitious disorder with
predominantly physical signs and symptoms, but patients also have a
history of recurrent hospitalization, travelling, and dramatic, extremely
improbable tales of their past experiences. The condition derives its name
from Baron Munchausen.
Somatic Symptom Disorder
are symptoms that cannot be
explained fully by a general medical condition or by the direct effect of
a substance, and are not attributable to another mental disorder (e.g.,
is characterized by
moodiness, worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and
is one of the Big
Five higher-order personality traits
in the study of psychology.
Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than average to
be moody and to experience such feelings as anxiety, worry, fear, anger,
frustration, envy, jealousy, guilt, depressed mood, and loneliness. People
who are neurotic respond worse to stressors and are more likely to
interpret ordinary situations as threatening and minor frustrations as
hopelessly difficult. They are often self-conscious and shy, and they may
have trouble controlling urges and delaying gratification. People with
high neuroticism indexes are at risk for the development and onset of
common mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and
substance use disorder, symptoms of which had traditionally been called
is when a person presents
, such as
numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits, which are not consistent with a
well-established organic cause, and which cause significant distress. It
is thought that these symptoms arise in response to stressful situations
affecting a patient's mental health or an ongoing mental health condition
such as depression.
are a class of mental disorders characterized by enduring
maladaptive patterns of behavior
, and inner experience,
exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted
by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible,
and are associated with significant distress or disability.
is a defense mechanism leading to the temporary
or long-term reversion of the ego to an earlier stage of development
rather than handling unacceptable impulses in a more [adaptive] way. The
defense mechanism of regression, in psychoanalytic theory, occurs when an
individual's personality reverts to an earlier stage of development,
adopting more childish mannerisms. Psychiatrist Joel Gold suggests that
careful use of "ARISE" (Adaptive Regression in the service of the Ego) can
sometimes yield creative benefits. To the extent that one is handling
thoughts and impulses less like an adult, ARISE involves play,
appreciation and primitive pleasures, and imagination.
was a term for a class of functional
involving chronic distress but neither
. The term is no longer used by the professional psychiatric
community in the United States. Neurosis should not be mistaken for
psychosis, which refers to a loss of touch with reality. Neither should it
be mistaken for neuroticism, which is a fundamental personality trait
according to psychological theory.
is having poor ability to adapt
to one's environment, an inability to
change one's life patterns, and the inability to develop a richer, more
complex, more satisfying personality.
is a syndrome or disorder of
cause is alleged to be known as organic (physiologic, consistent with an
organism's normal functioning) rather than purely of the mind. These names
are older and nearly obsolete general terms from psychiatry, referring to
many physical disorders that cause impaired mental function. They are
meant to exclude psychiatric disorders (mental disorders). Originally, the
term was created to distinguish physical (termed "organic") causes of
mental impairment from psychiatric (termed "functional") disorders, but
during the era when this distinction was drawn, not enough was known about
brain science (including neuroscience, cognitive science, neuropsychology,
and mind-brain correlation) for this etiologic classification to be more
than educated guesswork labeled with misplaced certainty, which is why it
has been deemphasized in current medicine.
is a behavioral or mental pattern that may
cause suffering or a poor ability to function in life. Such features may
be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many
disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely
between specific disorders. Lunatic is a
. Insane and believed to be affected by the
phases of the moon
by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and
remorse, and bold, disinhibited, egotistical traits.
is traditionally defined as a personality disorder
characterized by persistent antisocial behavior
, impaired empathy and
remorse, and bold,
, egotistical traits.
is a personality disorder, characterized
by a pervasive pattern of disregard
for, or violation of, the
. An impoverished moral sense or conscience is often apparent, as
well as a history of crime, legal problems, and/or impulsive and
state or condition markedly different from the norm. A disorder in one's
mental state. An optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens
or mirror to produce a good image.
is a mental disorder characterized by
abnormal social behavior and failure to understand what is real. Common
symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking,
, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of
motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health
problems such as anxiety disorders, major depressive illness, or substance
use disorder. Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young
adulthood, and last a long time.
Dissociative Identity Disorder
formerly known as
multiple personality disorder
, is a mental
disorder characterized by at least two distinct and relatively enduring
states. There is
often trouble remembering certain events, beyond what would be explained
by ordinary forgetfulness. These states alternately show in a person's
presentations, however, are variable. Associated conditions often include
borderline personality disorder, post traumatic
, depression, substance misuse disorder, self-harm, or
Complement Component 4
in humans, is a
involved in the
intricate complement system
from the human
Human Leukocyte Antigen
(HLA) system. It serves a number of critical
functions in immunity
, tolerance, and
autoimmunity with the other numerous components. Furthermore, it is a
crucial factor in connecting the recognition pathways of the overall
system instigated by
(Ab-Ag) complexes to the other effector proteins of
the innate immune response
. For example,
the severity of a dysfunctional complement system can lead to fatal
diseases and infections. Complex variations of it can also lead to
schizophrenia. Yet, the C4 Protein
from a simple two-locus allelic model, the C4A-C4B genes, that allows for
an abundant variation in the levels of their respective proteins within a
population. Originally defined in the context of the Chido/Rodgers blood
group system, the C4A-C4B genetic model is under investigation for its
possible role in schizophrenia risk and development.
Manual of Mental Disorders
Mental Health Questions and Resources
"Anxiety is an even better teacher than reality, for one can temporarily
by avoiding the
distasteful situation; but anxiety
is a source
of education always present because one carries it within." -
Help - Therapy - Psychiatric Treatment - Counseling
is a person trained in the use of
for helping patients overcome mental or
problems as opposed to
. The act of
is the attempted
of a health problem,
usually following a Diagnosis
is tending to
is when someone provides
direction or advice
to another person so as to help them make good decisions and
help them take a course of action that may benefit them and also help them
to improve and progress
or recovery coach provides one-on-one assistance to
newly recovering individuals
The goal is to help the client maintain total abstinence or
addiction, and to establish healthy routines
at home or after checking out of a residential treatment facility.
Regulations do not exist for sober companions. A sober companion may be a
part of a whole medical and/or a clinical team of professional(s), may be
formally licensed as a mental health professional, or have well-respected
in the field
and may work independently on their own.
is a physician who specializes in
, which is
the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis,
, study, and
treatment of mental disorders.
Observer Errors People have
to meet you half way
, if not, then it's hard to help them. If
people are not willing to meet you half way, then you have to know how to
gain their trust in order to help them.
(how to take
prescription drugs safely).Hands on Help
involves active participation in a direct and practical way or human
interaction requiring personal operation.Regime
often including diet
. Psychological Evaluation
emphasizes individuals' inherent drive towards
, the process of realizing
and expressing one's own capabilities
. It helps the client
gain the belief that all people are inherently good
. It adopts a holistic approach to human existence and
pays special attention to such phenomena as creativity, free will, and
positive human potential. It encourages viewing ourselves as a "whole
person" greater than the sum of our parts and encourages self exploration
rather than the study of behavior in other people. Humanistic psychology
acknowledges spiritual aspiration as an integral part of the human psyche.
It is linked to the emerging field of transpersonal psychology. Primarily,
this type of therapy encourages a self-awareness
that helps the client
change their state of mind and
set of reactions to a healthier one with more productive self-awareness
and thoughtful actions. Essentially, this approach allows the merging of
and behavioral therapy, with positive social support.
is an approach to
about students, and genuineness on the part of the learning
were found to be
the key traits of the most effective teachers
. A patient must have
physician and must feel that they can confide in him or her. For most
physicians, the establishment of good rapport with a patient is important.
Some medical specialties, such as psychiatry and family medicine,
emphasize the physician–patient relationship more than others, such as
pathology or radiology, which have very little contact with patients. The
quality of the patient–physician relationship is important to both
parties. The doctor and patient's values and perspectives about disease,
life, and time available play a role in building up this relationship. A
strong relationship between the doctor and patient will lead to frequent,
quality information about the patient's disease and better health care for
the patient and their family. Enhancing the accuracy of the diagnosis and
increasing the patient's knowledge about the disease all come with a
doctor and the patient. Where such a relationship is poor the physician's
ability to make a full assessment is compromised and the patient is more
likely to distrust the diagnosis and proposed treatment, causing decreased
compliance to actually follow the medical advice which results in bad
health outcomes. In these circumstances and also in cases where there is
genuine divergence of medical opinions, a second opinion from another
physician may be sought or the patient may choose to go to another
physician that they trust more. Additionally, the benefits of any placebo
effect are also based upon the patient's subjective assessment (conscious
or unconscious) of the physician's credibility and skills.
Shared Decision Making
is the idea that as a patient gives informed
to treatment, that patient also is given an opportunity to
choose among the treatment options provided by the physician that is
responsible for their healthcare. This means the doctor does not recommend
what the patient should do, rather the patient's autonomy is respected and
they choose what medical treatment they want to have done. A practice
which is an alternative to this is for the doctor to make a person's
health decisions without considering that person's treatment goals or
having that person's input into the
is grossly unethical and against the idea of personal autonomy
and freedom. The process of turn-taking between health care professionals
and the patients has a profound impact on the relationship between them.
In most scenarios, a doctor will walk into the room in which the patient
is being held and will ask a variety of questions involving the patient's
These are often the foundation of the relationship between the doctor and
the patient as this interaction tends to be the first they have together.
This can go a long way into impacting the future of the relationship
throughout the patient's care. All speech acts between individuals seek to
accomplish the same goal, sharing and exchanging information and meeting
each participants conversational goals
is a system of
that apply values to the practice of clinical medicine and in scientific
research. Medical ethics is based on a set of values that professionals
can refer to in the case of any confusion or conflict. These values
include the respect for autonomy, non-maleficence,
, and justice. Such tenets may
allow doctors, care providers, and families to create a treatment plan and
work towards the same common goal without any conflict. It is important to
note that these four values are non-hierarchical, meaning no one principle
routinely “trumps” another.
These are just some of the rights that a
person has under psychiatric care:
You have the right to be
treated with dignity as a human being.
You have the right to full
informed consent and a full disclosure of all documented risks of any
proposed drug or “treatment.”
You have the right to be informed of all
available medical treatments which do not include the administration of a
psychiatric drug or treatment.
You have the right to have a thorough,
physical and clinical examination by a competent registered general
practitioner of one’s choice, to ensure that one’s mental condition is not
caused by any undetected and untreated physical illness, injury or defect
and the right to seek a second medical opinion of one’s choice.
have the right to a fully equipped medical facilities and appropriately
trained medical staff in hospitals, so that competent physical, clinical
examinations can be performed.
You have the right to choose the kind or
type of therapy to be employed, and the right to discuss this with a
You have the right to education or training so as
to enable one to earn a living, and the right to work or to refuse a
particular type of work that is deemed harmful to your condition.
have the right to a proper diet and nutrition and to three meals a day,
and the right to daily physical exercise.
You have the right to make
official complaints, without reprisal, to an independent board which is
composed of nonpsychiatric personnel, lawyers and lay people.
the right to see and possess one’s hospital records and to take legal
action with regard to any false information contained therein which may be
damaging to one’s reputation.
You have the right to fair and proper
legal representation and have private counsel with a legal advisor.
You have the right to take legal or criminal action, with the full
assistance of law enforcement agents, against any psychiatrist,
psychologist or hospital staff for any abuse.
You have the right to
manage one’s own property and affairs with a legal advisor, if necessary,
or if deemed incompetent by a court of law, to have a State appointed
executor to manage such until one is adjudicated competent. Such executor
is accountable to the patient’s next of kin, or legal advisor or guardian.
You have the right to sue psychiatrists, their associations and colleges,
the institution, or staff for unlawful detention, false reports or
You have the right to be in a safe environment.
Brief Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
focuses on both
learning. And cognitive social learning theory, from which are taken ideas
, the influence of modeling, and the role of cognitive
expectancies in determining
cognitive theory and therapy, which focus on the thoughts, cognitive
schema, beliefs, attitudes, and attributions that influence one's feelings
and mediate the relationship between antecedents
and behavior. Psycho-Therapeutic
is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of
psychological techniques designed to encourage
and insight into problems, with the
goal being relief of symptoms
, changes in behavior leading to improved social and
vocational functioning, and personality growth
Why I train grandmothers to treat depression: Dixon Chibanda
emphasizes and supports a person's potential for
. Recovery is
generally seen in this approach as a personal journey rather than a set
outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and
sense of self
empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills
, and meaning.
the process of recovery (generally from psychological disturbances,
trauma, etc.), motivated by and directed by the patient, guided often only
by instinct. Such a process encounters mixed fortunes due to its amateur
nature, although self-motivation is a major asset. The value of
self-healing lies in its ability to be tailored to the unique experience
and requirements of the individual. The process can be helped and
accelerated with introspection techniques such as Meditation. Self-healing
is the ultimate phase of Gestalt Therapy. Self-healing may refer to
automatic, homeostatic processes
of the body that are controlled by physiological mechanisms inherent in
the organism. Disorders of the spirit and the absence of faith can be
seeks to address people not only on the individual level, as had been the
focus of earlier forms of therapy, but also as people in relationships,
dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns
and dynamics.In order for someone to be a good counselor or a
, you have to be friends with the person that you
are trying to help, and you also have to be willing to hold that
persons hand through the most difficult areas of understanding
oneself, and the world around us. That kind of giving is the
that is inside all humans. But this type of love is rarely used,
or is it completely understood. Why can't we have a course that
teaches students how to love, and the benefits of love, and why
we are born to love
When you are trying to help someone, and that person
you halfway, then you will most likely not be able to fully reach that person.
So you need to learn how to go more then halfway. You may have to travel farther then the
other person is willing to travel, and you may have to go that extra mile
We need to teach people
how to be aware of their thoughts as much as they can during the
day. Thoughts can effect your mood
. This is fact. So you need to
be aware of your thoughts
, and be aware of how you feel. You are
in control because you can control what you're thinking about.
You will not be able to do this all the time, but the more aware
you are, the more control you have. Tired? Fatigued? Lethargic?
Have trouble focusing
? Is it from
? Or the lack of
? Or the lack of
? Or maybe a sign of sickness? A
You should have the correct answers to these questions everyday.
If not, then you will be easily distracted without any warning.
Therapy should be a team effort were multiple people each spend some
time with a person in need so as to provide tutoring and guidance for a
particular type of knowledge or skill that a person needs at that
particular time in their life.Some things Doctors need to
Focus on when Helping People with Mental Health Problems, or any
Help people learn
to help control
Help people learn
to help them relax, and also help them increase
Help people learn about
healthy eating habits and nutrition
the side effects from making bad
Help people learn how to create a
how to avoid things that cause stress
Help people learn
and stretching to help increase
energy levels, reduce pain
Help people learn
and manage responsibilities.
Help people learn
control bad habits
and behaviors, and learn how to
replace them with good habits and good behaviors.
Help people learn
how to use positive affirmations
to increase happiness and also
to create a more positive future and outlook.
Help people learn
how to ask questions and learn how to
. Help people learn how to
and help them locate valuable
information and knowledge.
We want to encourage appropriate
without restricting a
. We want people to be
, but not
to be so self-conscious that it creates unneeded
We want to help people to learn about all the different ways
there are to make improvements in their life.
We want to help people to learn about how to maintain a good
We want to help people to learn about how to develop and grow
into healthy and strong individuals, with unlimited potential.
We want to help people to manage and control their lives.
We want to help direct people to the best practices, and the
best course of actions they can make.
We want to help people to learn how to maximize their personal
experiences and learn how to increase their learning abilities
throughout their entire life.
give help or assistance; be of service. Improve the condition
of. Be of use. Improve; change for the better.
The activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or
furtherance of an effort or purpose. Contribute to the
A means of serving. Therapy is out of reach for those in need,
especially when mental health professionals don't take insurance, only the
wealthy can afford their help. So the poor get punished again. But having
guarantee quality care.
is the best available research evidence
bearing on whether and why a treatment works, clinical expertise (clinical
judgment and experience) to rapidly identify each patient's unique health
state and diagnosis, their individual risks and benefits of potential
interventions, and client preferences and values.
People need a
, a Trained Psychologist
all wrapped into one person or group of people. People need someone
they can be comfortable with, someone they can be honest with,
someone they can trust, someone who understands their pain,
someone who understands their struggles.
Mental Health Care Navigator
is an individual who assists
patients and families to find appropriate mental health caregivers,
facilities and services. Individuals who are care navigators are often
also trained therapists and doctors.
of behavior change assesses
an individual's readiness to act on a new healthier behavior, and provides
strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual through the
stages of change to Action and Maintenance. It is composed of the
following constructs: stages of change, processes of change,
self-efficacy, decisional balance and temptations.
Clinical Social Work
focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental
illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. Individual, group
and family therapy are common treatment modalities.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
mental health counseling branch of social worker and requires a
significant degree of training after graduating with a Master of Social
Work (MSW) degree. To become an LCSW, you will need to fulfill all the
requirements to gain licensure. This usually requires an extensive period
of post-graduate supervised work experience along with passing of an ASWB
approved national test. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Usually
requiring a minimum of a Master's degree in Social Work. Can assess and
make clinical evaluations of client’s mental health and diagnose mental
illness. Make judgments on the best course of treatments based upon
current clinical research in the social work field. Must adhere to high
standards regarding ethics and confidentiality as provided by the state
board. Usually involves signing an ethics
pledge or oath
Counseling and GuidanceWe need to design a program
that combines different therapies
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Using Neuroplasticity-Based Auditory Training to Improve Verbal Memory in
Community Mental Health Act
Nurture your Soul
healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses.
Council for Behavioral Health
members typically study areas related to cognitive
psychology, such as learning, memory, attention, motivation, perception,
categorization, decision making, and psycholinguistics. Its name is taken
from the word psychonomics, meaning "the science of the laws of the mind".
study of behavior
, embracing all aspects of
as well as
. It is an academic discipline and a
which seeks to
establishing general principles
researching specific cases
. In this field, a professional practitioner or
is called a psychologist and can be classified as a social,
behavioral, or cognitive
. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of
in individual and
while also exploring the physiological
and behaviors. Psychologists explore concepts such as
, brain functioning,
, behavior, and
psychological resilience, family resilience
, and other areas.
Psychologists of diverse orientations also consider the unconscious mind.
Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational
relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in
opposition, to employing empirical and
clinical and Counseling
psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic
interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology has been
described as a "hub science", with psychological findings linking to
research and perspectives from the social sciences
, natural sciences,
medicine, humanities, and philosophy. Transpersonal Psychology
integrates the spiritual and transcendent
aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology.
It is also possible to define it as a "spiritual psychology". The
transpersonal is defined as "experiences in which the sense of
or self extends beyond
(trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of
humankind, life, psyche or cosmos". It has also been defined as "development
beyond conventional, personal or individual levels". Issues considered in
transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond
the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance,
spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion,
altered states of consciousness
practices, and other sublime and/or unusually expanded experiences of
living. The discipline attempts to describe and integrate spiritual
experience within modern psychological theory and to formulate new theory
to encompass such experience. Transpersonal psychology has made several
contributions to the academic field, and the studies of human development,
consciousness and spirituality. Transpersonal psychology has also made
contributions to the fields of psychotherapy and psychiatry.
is the scientific study of how people's thoughts, feelings,
and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied
counseling process and outcome; supervision and
training; career development
; and prevention and health,
including focusing on assets and strengths, person–environment
interactions, educational and career development, brief interactions, and
a focus on intact personalities.
is an integration of science,
theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding,
preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction
and to promote subjective well-being and
is the use of psychological
methods and findings of scientific psychology to solve practical problems
of human and animal behavior and experience.
is a school of psychotherapy which originated in the ideas of
Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist. It emphasizes the importance of the
individual psyche and the personal quest for wholeness. Important concepts
in Jung's system are individuation, symbols, the personal unconscious, the
collective unconscious, archetypes, complexes, the persona, the id, ego,
and super-ego, the shadow, the anima and animus, and the self.
is the branch of psychology that studies unusual patterns
of behavior, emotion and thought, which may or may not be understood as
precipitating a mental disorder. Although many behaviors could be
considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology generally deals with
behavior in a clinical context.
refers to work done by those who apply
experimental methods to psychological study and the processes that
underlie it. Experimental psychologists employ human participants and
animal subjects to study a great many topics, including (among others)
sensation & perception, memory, cognition, learning, motivation, emotion;
developmental processes, social psychology, and the neural substrates of
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is the scientific study of
, including efforts to understand their genetic, biological,
psychological, and social causes; effective classification schemes
(nosology); course across all stages of development; manifestations; and
treatment. The term may also refer to the manifestation of behaviors that
indicate the presence of a mental disorder.
is a set of psychological and psychotherapeutic
theories and associated techniques, created by Austrian physician
and stemming partly from the clinical work of Josef
Breuer and others.
Mental Health Counselor
is a person who uses psychotherapeutic methods
to help others.
is the use of psychological methods, particularly when
based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change and
overcome problems in desired ways.
aims to improve an
individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate
troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions,
, or emotions, and to
improve relationships and social skills. Certain psychotherapies are
considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders.
is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on
the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual's
confrontation with the givens of existence.
is an existential/experiential form
of psychotherapy that emphasizes personal responsibility
, and that focuses
upon the individual's experience in the present moment, the
therapist–client relationship, the environmental and social contexts of a
person's life, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result
of their overall situation.
are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious
psychiatric illnesses, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and
bipolar disorder. Psychiatric hospitals vary widely in their size and
grading. Some hospitals may specialize only in short-term or outpatient
therapy for low-risk patients. Others may specialize in the temporary or
permanent care of residents who, as a result of a psychological disorder,
require routine assistance, treatment, or a specialized and controlled
environment. Patients are often admitted on a voluntary basis, but people
whom psychiatrists believe may pose a significant danger to themselves or
others may be subject to involuntary commitment. Psychiatric hospitals may
also be referred to as psychiatric wards (or "psych" wards) when they are
a subunit of a regular hospital.
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are not supposed to be Drug Pushers
Young@Heart "Fix You"
We are going to help you make your life better...
Giving someone good advice, knowledge and
helping them to learn coping skills could serve some patients
better than antidepressants or other psychoactive drugs, without
horrible side effects.Roughly 55
Percent of U.S. Counties
have no practicing psychiatrists,
psychologists, or social workers.
is an expressive therapy that involves the
of specific texts
with the purpose of healing. It uses an individual's
relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as
therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy. It has been
shown to be effective in the treatment of depression. These results have
been shown to be long-lasting.
(CBT) helps people to identify
their negative thoughts, assessing whether those thoughts are
distorted, and if so,
replacing those thoughts
with more logical, reality-based
is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help people
identify their values and the skills and knowledge they have to live these
values, so they can effectively confront whatever problems they face. The
therapist seeks to help the person co-author a new narrative about
themselves by investigating the history of those qualities. Narrative
therapy claims to be a social justice approach to therapeutic
conversations, seeking to challenge dominant discourses that it claims
shape people's lives in destructive ways.
is an approach to mental health treatment that
uses the principles of behavior modification, which emerged from the
applied behavior analysis literature to assist people in making
improvements in their behavior or inner experience.
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
(IoPPN) is a
research institution dedicated to discovering what causes mental illness
and diseases of the brain. In addition, its aim is to help identify new
treatments for them and ways to prevent them in the first place. The IoPPN
is a school of King's College London, England, previously known as Institute of Psychiatry.
Rights are supposed to protect people, they are not supposed to be used to keep people in the Dark.
should not be used to keep valuable
information and knowledge from family members and friends,
especially when they can have a positive impact on someone's
life who's suffering from mental illness.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
of 1996 (HIPAA)
was established to protect the privacy of patients' health information, it
was not supposed to be used to hide important information from family
members, or used to hide bogus fraudulent treatments so that scumbag
Doctors can avoid being sued for malpractice.
Why don't therapists talk to friends and family members of the
patient they are treating
? We need have a way to communicate
to friends and family members so they can be apart of the
healing process, instead of being victims from drug side effects
or inadequate consulting. We can't use
as a reason not to communicate to people
who are closest to the person being treated.
have to register, but Doctor's don't want to share information
about someone's mental health problems because it might violate
their privacy rights. Why? People with mental health problems
commit crimes and murder everyday.
Everyone Has Problems
, but we can't
for every problem that we have. Or force other people to suffer
because of our problems. We have to work on solving our own
personal problems, and we have to help each other solve our
personal problems. This way everyone improves, which is the
goal, improve the quality of life for everyone. Let's do this,
and let us learn as much as we can. Because millions of people
can benefit from our experiences, and millions of people can
benefit from what we have learned from our struggles, and what
we have learned from the improvements and the mistakes that we made.
Our Broken Mental Health System
About some of the Problems with Mental Health Care Services and Behavioral Health
Getting people the correct care can be extremely difficult and
risky sometimes, especially when you want to avoid stigmatizing
someone, and also avoid having someone's
exposed, which could cause someone to
be unfairly judged or abused. Personal remarks, or other peoples
observations, can only tell us so much about a person.
We have to be extremely careful when investigating a persons
, behavior that is questionable or odd. Who you talk
to could cause more
problems then solve. We don't want to turn other people into
. Talking to family members, friends, co-workers,
mentors or coaches, should be done with extreme care to avoid
implications or insinuations of any kind. Everyone should be
showing nothing but concern and well being of the person in
question. Reveal nothing, only listen. If creating a case file
or folder on someone must also be made in a way that does not
implicate or insinuate anything, other then showing concern and
well being. Describe a persons strengths, describe a persons
possible weaknesses. Describe what was learned, describe what
kind of progress was made, and describe what mistakes were made.
A Dearth Of Hospital Beds For Patients In Psychiatric Crisis
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
there are only 8,300 such specialists in the U.S., for more than 15
million young patients.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
How do you help someone to reduce their fears and anxieties?
How do you help someone to keep from lying, exaggerating or
manipulating the truth?
How do you help someone to accurately measure reality?
Education needs to improve how we educate our young about
, so that more people can recognize flaws in themselves,
as well as in others, and be able to correct these flaws before
they turn into serious problems. If people were more
knowledgeable about human behavior, we would have less people
with behavioral problems.
is not perfect. Inadequate. Not working properly. Subnormal in
function, intelligence, reasoning and judgment.
A perceived weakness in a person's character. An imperfection
that reduces someone's effectiveness.
Behavior that reduces potential, or reduces productivity.
Behavior that increases the probability of mistakes.
Behavior that increases the amount of problems that a person
could have, problems that could easily be avoided.
is defined as redirection of a psychotherapist's
feelings toward a client—or, more generally, as a therapist's emotional
entanglement with a client.
refers to the relationship between a
healthcare professional and a client (or patient). It is the means by
which a therapist and a client hope to engage with each other, and effect
beneficial change in the client.
is when the recipient of the projection may
suffer a loss of both identity and insight as they are caught up in and
manipulated by the other person's fantasy.
Problems with Mental Health Care Services
There are some good therapists
out there, but be aware, the current mental health system has
some serious flaws. It's like going to a car mechanic, but
instead of your mechanic fixing your car, the mechanic only
fixes your car a little, so it keeps breaking down and you have
to keep bringing your car back to the mechanic. This is an
ignorant business model that crawled out from under a corrupt
capitalistic system, like
. This is simply a
. So the care itself is a sickness. It's very
difficult to help people when you are also sick. Sick treating
the sick = sick, that's sick.
Too many people with mental health problems don’t
receive the care that they need because they are often
against by medical practitioners, which can make it difficult
for them to
receive proper care
. The problem is often a lack of
understanding of mental illness by some health care providers. A
patients thoughts and comments are usually misinterpreted. It’s
not uncommon for medical staff to attribute physical symptoms to
a behavioral health issue as opposed to a legitimate health
issue. Just because someone can act normal and seem normal,
this does not mean they don't suffer from mental health
. I know this to be a fact because I have lived with
people struggling with mental health issues. They can be very
functional at times and seem very normal and pleasant, but later
one in the day they just fall apart, which makes it really
difficult for them to hold on to a job. And medical
practitioners think that spending a half hour with them is all
they need to understand them, which is a dangerous lie and
extremely negligent. And you just can't solve a persons problems
using just drugs
, that is totally insane and also negligent. People with mental health problems have a difficult
time explaining their problems correctly and accurately. Contradictions are looked at as being lies, when instead they
should be looked at as being an inability to explain things
could also be just a defense mechanism,
where they fear that the truth will somehow hurt them, or cause
them to be misunderstood.
They are not trying to deceive you, they are merely expressing
. So helping them and understanding them is
much more difficult, because they often live
in constant fear
of being labeled, or being taken advantage of,
so they become
So helping them goes way beyond just being compassionate towards
needs, this takes
communication skills and experience
, which a lot of medical
practitioners don't have. We also need to communicate more with
everyone in contact with the person in need, because just like
everyone else on the planet, people act differently when around
other people. People also share things with some people but
don't share personal thoughts with other people.
Triangulation in psychology
is a manipulation tactic where
one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead
using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a
triangle. It is also a form of splitting in which one person manipulates a
relationship between two parties by controlling communication between
them. Triangulation may manifest itself as a manipulative device to
engineer rivalry between two people, known as
divide and conquer
or playing one (person) against another.
is the failure in a person's thinking to bring together the dichotomy of
both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a
cohesive, realistic whole. It is a common defense mechanism used by many
people. The individual tends to think in extremes (i.e., an individual's
actions and motivations are all good or all bad with no middle ground).
This takes complete understanding
of people with mental health problems. We have to stop blaming
people for their problems, and we need to start helping people
by truly listening to them, and by giving them the support and
guidance that they need, so they can recover and eventually
become stable normal people, without the everyday struggles, and
without the constant fears of falling through the cracks.
people with mental health problems are in prison
their problems just get worse.
Alliance on Mental Illness
Managed Services Division (MSD) Behavioral Health Homes
1,000 homicides or more a year are committed by people with
untreated severe mental illness, 10 Percent of U.S. Homicides
90 per cent of people who die through suicide in the UK are
experiencing mental distress
Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American
Mental illnesses account for 21 to 32 percent of global
Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years
lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and
injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for
Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
Years of Potential Life Lost
is also related to the years
that are lost from being ignorant, or doing ignorant things.
The Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY
is a measure of overall
disease being ignorance
in this case.
"Our Health System is more about making money then helping
is to say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis
Don't call it behavior modification, call it
only way to be aware of something is to learn about it, whether
you're learning about it from experience or learning about it by
is a form of therapy given after an ailment
does not respond to standard therapy. used both to mean a second attempt
and a final attempt.
aving been learned or found or
determined especially by
Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making
an inquiry or other effort. Establish after a calculation,
investigation, experiment, survey, or study. Shape or influence;
give direction to. Reach, make, or come to a decision about
something. Settle conclusively; come to terms.
Prescription drugs contribute to
over 22,000 fatalities a year in the US alone
If a bartender serves
to a person, and that person then leaves and kills someone, the
bar is liable. But if a Doctor
a drug to a person, and that person kills
Doctors also be Liable
is the application of different sets of
principles for similar situations. Contradiction
is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue
or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations.
Types of Medical Malpractice
. Delays in
diagnosis or misdiagnoses of a medical conditions. Failure to order or
interpret diagnostic tests results correctly. Treatment errors. Medication
When to Sue Your Psychiatrist for Malpractice
. Why is it important to
differentiate between malpractice and simply poor doctoring? Because in a
successful malpractice case, the patient can recover money damages to
compensate for injury, including emotional harm. Alternatives to a
malpractice lawsuit include filing a human rights complaint, filing a
complaint with the psychiatrist’s employer, filing an ethics charge
against the psychiatrist, writing negative online reviews for the
psychiatrist, or speaking with the psychiatrist directly. However, these
alternatives will not provide recompense to the patient for any harm
inflicted. In order to establish a malpractice lawsuit, a patient
generally has to establish four elements: There was a doctor-patient
relationship. The doctor breached the duty of reasonable care (i.e., was
negligent). The patient was injured (physically or mentally). There was a
causal link between the negligence and the injury.
Psychiatrists have been found to commit
malpractice by, among other things:
Engaging in a sexual
relationship with a patient; Failing to conduct a proper suicide risk
assessment; Failing to prevent a patient’s suicide; Making an improper
diagnosis; Administering improper treatment or prescribing improper
medications; Failing to notice or diagnose a harmful condition; Failing to
warn third parties of threats from current patients as required to or
allowed by law; Creating false memories; Sharing information without
patient consent; Prescribing psychotropic medications without going
through the informed consent process; Threatening the patient; Falsifying
Movies about Mental Health
Awakenings - Trailer - (1990) - HQ
Penny Marshall's film
starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.
Adams Official Trailer #1 - Robin Williams Movie (1998) HD
Directed by Tom Shadya starring Robin Williams.
Hunting Park Scene Robin Williams and Matt Damon 1997
(2009) - Official Trailer
Poets Society (1989) Original Trailer
Deconstructing Harry - US Theatrical Trailer 1997
Silver Linings Playbook
is a 2018 film that was shot entirely on the iPhone 7 Plus. The
film shows how the mental health industry chooses profit over people. It's
also a macrocosm example of the world that shows societies dysfunctions and problems
. When the sick person is the one
giving the therapy, then there is no help. Misinterpretations can spiral
out of control, like racism, prejudice and
. Ignorance is
the biggest threat to the world to our National Security. What happens
when family and friends can't understand you? They end up giving that job
(01/01/2012 | 1 hr. 29 min.) - Take your best day
and your darkest moment...and multiply by a million. Of Two
explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of a
few of the over five million Americans living with
(26 parts, each 25 minutes long)
Films on Mental illness
What's so Funny about Mental illness?
Elynn Saks Seeing Mental illness
Vikram Patel: Mental Health for all by involving all
Disability-Adjusted Life Year
from bad choices)
Network of Care
Centre for Global Mental Health
David Anderson: Your Brain is more than a Bag of Chemicals
Bipolar Disorder Documentary (2011)
On Falling Apart
(a women's story about a
Stigma of Raising Mentally ill Child
Psychosis with Digital LSD
BBC - The
Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 1 of 3, March 11,
R. D. Laing
BBC - The
Trap, What Happened to Our Dreams of Freedom, 2 of 3 - The
More Health Films
Don't believe that someone is
getting the proper care they need
just because they are seeing Doctors
. Most health care providers
don't know the patient well enough in order to provide them with
the best care they can give. Just like schools, don't believe
that someone is getting a
just because they are going to school. We
can't share responsibilities if we don't know what the other
person is doing, or not doing. Working together needs
Though Mental illness is not perceived to be the main cause for
, you still have to wonder, what murderer is considered
to be in their right mind?
To say that a murderer was not
suffering from any form of mental illness
, is to say that anyone
is capable of murder, which is false. To say that a person had
no history of mental illness does not say they did not have any
form of mental health problems. You could say that all murders
and crimes are committed by people who are not in their right
mind, because to say that a person was in their right mind when
they murdered or committed a crime is to say that everyone is f*cking
crazy in one way or another, which is also false. You could say
they someone was ignorant and did not know any better, which
brings us back to our
You shouldn't let mentally ill people
have access to guns, or Power
Just making it hard for people with mental illness to purchase
guns will not solve the
Mentally ill people should not have guns, but more important,
Mentally ill people should not have
power of authority
clear to see that most politicians suffer from some form of
mental illness. So we need better screening, and we also need
more positive ways of helping people.
Everyone has some form and level of mental illness, it's just
that some people have it more then others. So some people have a
harder time staying healthy and a harder time dealing with
life's struggles. Everyone needs help, but some people need more
help then others. So even the people helping need help. We all
need a better education, especially one that includes learning
how to help others as well as learning how to
A License that proves you know how to
use the Human Brain
so that we can confirm that the person has
enough skill and knowledge in order to properly use a motor
without killing anyone. But we have no test or
that confirms a persons ability to operate the
Thus millions of people end up dead every year and the world is
plagued by corruption and criminals on all levels of government
and society. We need a driving test for the human brain. You
should be allowed to leave your house unless you can effectively
operate the human mind. A college degree is not a
for the brain. A GED diploma is not a license for
Just living with someone with mental illness will not
teach everything about mental illness. You have to be constantly educating
yourself about all the other knowledge and experiences that millions of
other people had. You just can't use the same information and knowledge to
understand and learn from something. You need an investigation, one that
requires you to ask the right questions from the right sources. And what
you learn from those investigations, you can now go back and examine your
subject from a much larger perspective, verses having a very small
perspective that never changes, and thus never understands or learns from
the experience. This process of learning should never stop, you have to be
vigilant, or you will fall behind and suffer from your own ignorance.
is being carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible
Early Pediatric Interventions Can Prevent Behavior Problems in
The Video Interaction Project
is a unique and innovative
approach to lessening disparities through guided parent-child
interactions during pediatric visits that foster optimal
cognitive, linguistic, and social development.
The BELLE Project
emotional and practical support to San Francisco's most
vulnerable individuals living with life-threatening illness.
Social Services - Social Workers
We cannot place judgment on people seeking help
. Because that's
not helping them. When we help people and provide them with
services, we must follow through and follow up to see if this
person needs more then just some particular service. They may
also need friendship, mentoring, guidance, consulting, advising
and tutoring. They also may need access to information and
I don't believe you is not an answer.
Just because there are contradictions, this does not explain
things away. If you have evidence that makes someone else's
evidence to be questionable and possibly inaccurate, then you
must present this information, and it must be debated. If
reasoning is not used then there is no reasoning, thus your
reaction is wrong and bad.
Middleman or Filter? If you are
playing the middleman, you cannot pass judgment or interfere
with the service connection. if you are filtering people
then where does the people who are filtered out go? What happens
to them? You can not wipe your hands clean because you turned
someone away, or denied them services.
We must follow through and
If not, then the services we provide misses an opportunity to
succeed. Saying that we cannot help everyone is a lie. We can,
and we shall. But to do this we need
new instructions and
, and of course, we need more social service
providers, which will create more jobs, and also more awareness.
Care Management Processes
Used Less Often For Depression
Than For Other Chronic Conditions In US Primary Care Practices.
Now that I don't see
certain friends as much, I have no idea if they are still struggling,
I can only guess, like a Doctor. A part time observer
little when compared to a fulltime observer.
We need to work together
The fact that some psychologists have mental problems too, which proves that our education
system is inadequate and flawed.
Exploitation of the System
We can't punish
people in need just to discourage other people
from exploiting free services. If people lie to get free
benefits, especially when they have the means to provide for
themselves, then they still need help, just help of another
kind. If they are in the system, then we can communicate with
each other, and we can help each other.
has some faults, but the system proves it
can work beautifully when we operate it and manage it correctly.
We just have to make it more effective, more efficient, with
more feedback and more communication. Just giving people money
is very ineffective. If you don't educate people about the best
actions to take, actions that would provide them with the most
benefits, for themselves and for others, then just giving money
wont work, as we can clearly see. If we want to stop people from
doing things that do more harm then good, then we would have to
start with the corporations and our politicians. Do what I say,
not what I do. People don't mind following the rules, just as
long as everyone else follows the rules. Once we let people use
money to bend the rules, then you have no rules, you just have
criminals getting away with murder. We need to increase the
quality of training, and the quality of education, in order to
accurately correct this problem.
is supposed to be someone who imparts the
most valuable knowledge on human behavior. A Therapist is
someone who helps a person manage their thoughts. A Therapist is
someone who guides a person through tough times when they feel
lost or unsure. You should ask your therapist what problems in their
own life have they overcome?
Because personal experience is extremely valuable. But a
therapist does not want to admit vulnerabilities or weaknesses
unless they can fully explain that those vulnerabilities or
weaknesses do not interfere with their judgment or their
understanding of other people. You want a therapist who is
strong, honest, sincere and dedicated, and most important, you
want someone who never stops learning about themselves or about
other people. An ignorant Doctor can be very dangerous, so
always ask questions
Care Management Job Description
"A good therapist will give real life responses to behavior,
as well as compassionate understanding and a scientific
How you respond to contradictions, or
extremely important. Saying nothing sometimes can be a benefit
as long as the other person knows that you're listening, and not
trying to judge them. Correcting a person can sometimes make
things worse. You want to give a person your best advice without
making it sound patronizing. example; "Did you ever try this?"
"How would you know whether it's A or B?" Taking a persons mind
off their problems is effective as long as the change in the
subject offers relief, and that it also doesn't create another
thing for the person to worry about.
a return to a normal state of health
, mind, or strength. The
action or process of regaining possession or control of
stolen or lost.
is seen as a personal journey rather than
a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a
secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships,
empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills, and meaning.
the process of the restoration of health to an
unbalanced, diseased or damaged organism
is spontaneous healing or spontaneous
regression, is an unexpected improvement or cure from a disease
that appears to be progressing in its severity.
consists of measures taken for disease
prevention, as opposed to disease treatment. Just as health
encompasses a variety of physical and mental states, so do
disease and disability, which are affected by environmental
factors, genetic predisposition, disease agents, and lifestyle
choices. Health, disease, and disability are dynamic processes
which begin before individuals realize they are affected.
Disease prevention relies on anticipatory actions that can be
categorized as primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
"Prevention of disorders is obviously one of the most effective
ways to reduce the burden, another good reason why education
needs to improve."
Eradication of infectious diseases
is the reduction of an
infectious disease's prevalence in the global
host population to zero. the total removal of a given pathogen
from an individual.
is the end of a medical condition; the substance or
procedure that ends the medical condition, such as a medication,
a surgical operation, a change in lifestyle, or even a
philosophical mindset that helps end a person's sufferings. It
may also refer to the state of being healed, or cured.
in Manhattan found that most of the requests came from
Adult Protective Services
, at 40 percent. Friends and family
members filed about 25 percent of guardianship petitions, while
hospitals and nursing homes together represented almost 29
is a person who has the
the corresponding duty) to care for the personal and property interests of
another person, called a ward. Guardians are typically used in three
situations: guardianship for an incapacitated senior (due to old age or
infirmity), guardianship for a minor, and guardianship for developmentally
"The more I understand mental illness, the more I understand humans."
"Our ability to listen is extremely under utilized. This is the one skill that education needs to improve on."
It's very difficult for a
Therapist, or any Doctor, to
truly know someone just by meeting with them for a couple of
Hours. In every relationship
it takes a person several months,
or even years, to truly know someone
. That is spending a lot of
time with someone during personal intimate moments where people
feel comfortable revealing their true self. But even then, if a
person is not educated enough, or sympathetic enough, they will
fail to truly know the person they have spent many days with
under various situations. If a patient has close friends and
family, then they know more about that person then any Doctor
could. So a Doctor or therapist, can never rely just on their
personal observation alone, they need more witnesses and they
need more knowledge about that person in order to
and correctly administer any treatment. These
Mental State Examinations
do not correctly identify the
needs of people or their state of mind, these
need a lot of improving.
You have to have
Understanding the Mind of Another
a form of reactivity in which subjects
modify an aspect of their behavior, in response to their knowing that they
are being studied.
Surveillance Camera's Effects
- Hidden Cameras
Is God Watching
? - Do you have
is a form of reactivity in which a
researcher's cognitive Bias
causes them to
participants of an experiment.
Pretending to Know
allows viewing from the darkened side but not vice versa.
Actor Observer Asymmetry
explains the errors that one makes
when forming attributions about the behavior of others.
Empathizing Systemizing Theory
suggests that people
may be classified on the basis of their scores along two dimensions:
empathizing (E) and systemizing (S). It measures a person's strength of
interest in empathy
(the ability to identify and understand the thoughts
and feelings of others and to respond to these with appropriate emotions);
and a person's strength of interest in systems (in terms of the drive to
or construct them).
described as a cognitive disorder
where an individual is unable to attribute mental states to the self and
other. As a result of this disorder the individual may be unaware of
others' mental states, or incapable in attributing beliefs and desires to
does not Imply Causation
Attribution in psychology
is the process by which individuals
explain the causes of behavior
Fundamental Attribution Error
is the claim that in contrast to
interpretations of their own behavior, people place undue emphasis on
internal characteristics of the agent (character or intention), rather
than external factors, in explaining other people's behavior. The effect
has been described as "the tendency to believe that what people do
reflects who they are".
is a phenomenon noted between therapist and
supervisor, whereby the therapist recreates, or parallels, the client's
problems by way of relating to the supervisor. The client's
and the therapist's countertransference thus re-appear in the mirror of
the therapist/supervisor relationship.
Phenomenology in psychology
is the study of subjective
is the difference between a
value of quantity and its
refers to changes that the act of
will make on a
People think and behave differently in Virtual Reality than they do in
Body Language Misinterpretations
, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of
individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some
shows celebrities may participate.
The Gender of the Experimenter may affect Experimental Findings
and mice show increased stress levels when handled by men rather than
potentially skewing study results
. The results of an IQ test can
depend on the gender of the person who's conducting the test. Likewise,
studies of pain medication can be completely thrown off by the gender of
is a small or minor detail.
What happens when people lie during
mental health examinations
What if someone doesn't know
Using two or more therapists together, or separately, to analyze
a patient, could make observations more accurate.
is to visit another physician other than the
one a patient has previously been seeing in order to get more information
or to hear a differing point of view. Some reasons for which a patient may
seek out a second opinion include: Physician recommends surgery.
Physician diagnoses patient with serious illness (such as cancer).
Physician recommends a treatment for the patient other than what the
patient believes is necessary. When physician recommends elective surgery,
it may be required by the insurance plan. In other cases, insurance will
not pay for a second opinion. Patient believes he/she has a condition that
the physician diagnosed incorrectly or failed to diagnose. The physician
himself/herself recommends a second opinion.
Two Person Rule
is a control mechanism designed to achieve a
high level of security for especially critical material or operations.
Under this rule all access and actions requires the presence of
two authorized people
at all times.
should only be allowed to administer drugs to patients
after they have exhausted
every known element
that can affect a
person’s physiological condition.
(questions to ask)
Off-Label Use Contradiction
is the use of pharmaceutical
drugs for an unapproved indication or in an unapproved age group, dosage,
or route of administration. Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter
drugs (OTCs) can be used in off-label ways, although most studies of
off-label use focus on prescription drugs.
You have to
test all other possible influences
that a person is
exposed too before you ignorantly add another chemical into the
equation. First remove all possible influences that could have a
negative affect on a patient. (Environment, Diet, Allergies, Drugs, Chemicals, Exposure to Hazardous Elements, so on and so
on) Then make one change at a time and monitor the affects.
A pharmaceutical drug is only administered when all other
natural means of improving the patient’s health have been
exhausted. In some cases
the body can heal
if given the right information.
Using Technology to
Reduce Fears and Anxieties
Evaluating an individual's Competency
Competence in Human
is being disturb in mind
or make uneasy or cause to be worried
or alarmed. Destroy the
peace or tranquility of. An event causing
or pain. Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or
to damage. A factor causing trouble in
achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative
result. A state
of difficulty that needs to be resolved. A source of difficulty.
An effort that is inconvenient.
is being affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function.
Affected with madness or
. Disorder of the mind. A physical condition in
which there is a disturbance of normal functioning.
Any harm or
injury resulting from a violation of a legal right.
is a symptom of
The condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of
physical or mental unfitness.
Sick can also mean
madness or insanity
Eating until excessively full
is having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented perverted.
Deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or
inherent purpose or function of something.
change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or
deceive.Sanity or Saneness
Normal or sound powers of mind. Intelligent
is being afflicted with or characteristic
of mental derangement.
is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by
certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as
violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to
themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity;
likewise, not all acts showing indifference toward societal norms are acts
of insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as an
informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow
legal context of the insanity defense.
deviating from what is normal or usual
, typically in a way that is
undesirable or worrying.
is a defense by excuse in a criminal case,
arguing that the defendant is not responsible for their actions due to an
episodic or persistent psychiatric disease at the time of the criminal
act. This is contrasted with an excuse of provocation, in which defendant
is responsible, but the responsibility is lessened due to a temporary
mental state. It is also contrasted with a finding that a defendant cannot
stand trial in a criminal case because a mental disease prevents them from
effectively assisting council, from a civil finding in trusts and estates
where a will is nullified because it was made when a mental disorder
prevented a testator from recognizing the natural objects of her bounty,
and from involuntary civil commitment to a mental institution, when a
person is found to be gravely disabled or to be a danger to themselves or
to others. Assessments
is any variant of the 1840s jury instruction in a
criminal case when there is a defense of insanity, "that every man is to
be presumed to be sane, and... that to establish a defense on the ground
of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing
of the act, the party accused was laboring under such a defect of reason,
from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act
he was doing; or if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what
was wrong." It emphasizes cognition (knowledge), as compared to the
American Law Institute Model Penal Code test (ALI test), which broadened
knowledge to include capacity to appreciate the criminality of conduct,
and a volitional element as to capacity to conform to the law. In the
1960s, the ALI test mostly replaced the M'Naughten rule in America until
the 1980s, when in the aftermath of John Hinckley shooting President
Ronald Reagan, many ALI states returned to a variation of M'Naughten.
work with courts in evaluating an
individual's competency to stand trial, defences based on mental disorders
(i.e. the insanity defence), and sentencing recommendations. There are two
major areas of criminal evaluations in forensic psychiatry. These are
Competency to Stand trial (CST) and Mental State at the Time of the
is a potential defense by excuse by which defendants argue that although
they broke the law, they should not be held fully criminally liable for
doing so, as their mental functions were "diminished" or impaired.
Diminished in strength, quality, or utility. Not working properly. Lacking
the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task. Not sufficient to
meet a need. Containing errors or alterations.
refers to an abnormal condition of the mind
described as involving a "loss of contact with
state of mental disturbance
and disorientation. The act of disturbing the
mind or body.
is a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more
neutral term than mental illness.Mental
Case or Nutcase
is someone who is
and Morally Deprived
: When something sounds crazy it means that people can't understand
it, or can't believe it, or can't accept it. People may think something is
foolish, risky or not well thought out. But that may be just a first
impression that is based on biases or lack of information or lack of
knowledge. Something's sound crazy when you first hear them, but when you
learn more about what something is, then it may not be so crazy after all.
When someone is thought to be crazy
means that someone thinks that a person is experiencing confusion, or is
mentally imbalanced and suffering from a disorder.
People can also act crazy
about certain things, which means they
are highly enthusiastic or excited about something that happened or
something they like a lot, like ice cream, or screaming when your team
scores. People can temporally go crazy and lose their minds for different
reasons, And some people go crazy and stay crazy because they lost contact
with awareness and reality for many different reasons.
is just one
that we have. Choosing the right learning
If someone was
by a parent or other guardian, or
abused by the environment or bad diet, or abused by an institution, then
saying that person is crazy or has a mental illness is wrong and
incorrect. This person is suffering from a traumatic
, and they need help to recover. We need to be very careful
with how we use labels, we need to spell things out.
Mental Health Resources
"Teaching is a psychological method, so if your teaching is
effective you won't have to spend so much time trying to fix the
mistakes you made with ineffective teaching. Educating the
source of our problems will solve our problems with mental
"You have to show
people how they can self-analyze themselves so they become aware
of their own abilities. Sometimes it's showing them the right
words or phrases that helps explain their
they can understand themselves a little better. Then people
could ultimately direct that understanding outwards towards
"You don't want to
force treatment on mentally ill people, you just have to educate
people more, so treatment is more accessible, treatment in more
places, and more people who are qualified to treat people."
"It's just how you act
sometimes, it's not who you are. Everyone acts before they
think, not all the time, but it happens, so it's not that unusual. We don't always know why we act
the way we do, but one thing is for certain, we should never try
to defend our actions, we should only try to understand our
actions, and try to explain our actions as best as we can. We
are not trying to defend that we're human, we are only trying to
understand what being human is. We'll get there."
When someone you know goes crazy,
you don't get angry or frustrated at them anymore
because you know that person is just having one of those
moments, and they will eventually come back, so you have to ride
it out, and make sure that you try to learn something from that
moment, or that
. And if you can both learn something, then
that's even better. Moving forward is always better then never
improving. Patience and
are skills, skills that are founded on
reason and logic
. You don't make things better by making
things worse. You want to learn what were the things, and
combination of things, that triggered the crazy moment to
happen. and every time you identify something, the more control
and power you have over it's effect.
is the failure to generate effective psychological coping
mechanisms in response to stress
, resulting in personality
disturbance or disintegration, especially that which causes
relapse in schizophrenia.
is the functional deterioration of a
previously working structure or system. Decompensation may occur due to
fatigue, stress, illness, or old age. When a system is "compensated", it
is able to function despite stressors or defects. Decompensation describes
an inability to compensate for these deficiencies. It is a general term
commonly used in medicine to describe a variety of situations.
that reduces anxiety
unacceptable or potentially
, Ignorance and
, or Intellectual Disability, are forms of
Specialized Instructions and Guidance
are correctly used when needed.
below 70 does not mean you're
, it just means that you have not learned
enough. But just because you have a high IQ doesn't mean you
have learned enough, it just means that you're probably not
90% of Politicians, Corporate Leaders, and most
wealthy people, all suffer from some form of
"I find myself learning
more from people with problems then I do from so called normal
people, normal people are f*cked up."
is an approach to psychiatry that aims to understand mental disorder in
terms of the biological function of the
. It is
interdisciplinary in its approach and draws on sciences such as
psychopharmacology, biochemistry, genetics,
and physiology to investigate the biological bases of
behavior and psychopathology. Biopsychiatry is that branch / speciality of
medicine which deals with the study of biological function of the nervous
system in mental disorders.
struggles, problems and misunderstandings are directly related
to missing information and knowledge. If you need food, water or
shelter then you need information and knowledge that shows you
the correct actions to take in order to fill those
needs, or you can find someone else who has the necessary
information and knowledge that would help you fill those needs.
So you have to provide a way for people to have access to
important information and knowledge that would benefit them or
someone they know. Helping people with their problems should
always include showing people how to be problem solvers.
99% of people know how to solve problems, the problem is that
people are not learning how to solve the problems that matter.
If you look deeply at any situation or look far enough into a
problem you will always find missing information and knowledge,
with some information being important and some information not
being so important, but something is missing.
People need time alone,
people need a sanctuary, a place all to themselves. A room that
offers protection. A room that offers peace of mind. A room that
offers Privacy. But not Isolation
- Temporary Introversion
Mental health issues in animals proves that there is something real
Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD, what animal
madness means for us humans
Mental illness is a broad term, it is also a really insulting
phrase to use, just like the word retard. I would just say that
someone is different and undefined in some areas. It's hard
sometimes to understand someone. Something's need to be
determined because they are vague and hard to understand.
Undefined or Vague
is not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished.
Lacking clarity or distinctness.
is having been learned or found or determined especially by
Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making
an inquiry or other effort. Establish after a calculation,
investigation, experiment, survey, or study. Shape or influence;
give direction to. Reach, make, or come to a decision about
something. Settle conclusively; come to terms.
"Sometimes it takes more then one person to understand something."
"It's hard to figure out someone's thinking when that person figures out things
differently, it's like learning a new language."
"I have learned more from people who are different then I have from all
the so called normal people that I have met."
Mental Health Questions and Resources
The more sane I become the more crazy people appear
. Trying to understand
or just trying to understand just plain
is never straight forward. Approaching it
correctly is always difficult. When is the appropriate time for
honesty? What are the correct words to use when speaking the
truth? How do you know where the sanity ends and where the
begins? And how do you keep your own
from entering the conversation? It's like you have
to purge yourself from all
just so you can think clearly enough and
hopefully understand that moment in time. Take a deep breath and
think, have I answered all the right questions? You can learn
just as much from an insane person as you can from a person who
is thought to be sane. But how do I tell the difference? Is
for that? If there is a test for sanity I'm positive
that the test itself is insane. Well, this is just another one
of those things I will to try to define, put it on the list.
Evaluations - Assessments
is defined as a way of
people about their behavior, personality, and
draw conclusions using combinations of techniques.
Competence in law
concerns the mental capacity
of an individual to
participate in legal proceedings or
, and the mental condition a person must have to be
or her decisions
or acts. A competency evaluation is a court-ordered
mental health assessment
to determine how
much a defendant remembers and understands about his or her charges and
alleged offense, as well as his or her capacity to understand court
proceedings and assist a lawyer in their defense.
Competency Evaluation in
is an assessment of the ability of a
defendant to understand and rationally participate in a court process. Who
is deemed qualified to conduct a competency evaluation varies from state
to state. Estimates between 1983 and 2004 suggest the annual number of
evaluations rose from 50,000 to 60,000.
Capacity in law
is to protect vulnerable members of society
insufficient knowledge, understanding and
limits their ability to make
amendments to their rights, duties and obligations, such as getting
married or merging, entering into
, making gifts, or
writing a valid will
. When the law limits or bars a person from
engaging in specified activities, any agreements or contracts to do so are
either voidable or void for incapacity
. Sometimes such legal incapacity is
referred to as incompetence.
is a field of study concerned with the theory
and technique of psychological measurement. As defined by National Council
on Measurement in Education (NCME), psychometrics refers to psychological
measurement. Generally, it refers to the field in psychology and education
that is devoted to testing, measurement, assessment, and related
activities. One part of the field is concerned with the
measurement of skills and
, abilities, attitudes
, and educational achievement. For example, some
psychometric researchers have, thus far, concerned themselves with the
construction and validation
of assessment instruments such as
, tests, raters' judgments, and personality tests. Another
part of the field is concerned with
bearing on measurement theory (e.g., item response theory; intraclass
correlation). As a result of these focuses, psychometric research involves
two major tasks: (i) the construction of instruments; and (ii) the
. Practitioners are
described as psychometricians. Psychometricians usually possess a specific
qualification, and most are psychologists with advanced graduate training.
In addition to traditional academic institutions, many psychometricians
work for the government or in human resources departments. Others
specialize as learning and development professionals.
is a set of theories and therapeutic techniques related
to the study of the unconscious mind
which together form a method of treatment for mental-health disorders.
Function Report for Adult Third Party Form SSA 3380 BK
. The Social
Security Administration will need this information in order to determine
whether or not you are eligible for benefits.
is a psychological
most commonly used to assess the presence of psychopathy in individuals.
It is a 20-item inventory of perceived personality traits and recorded
behaviors, intended to be completed on the basis of a semi-structured
interview along with a review of 'collateral information' such as official
or Psychopathy Scan
provides a useful tool for
developing a hypothesis
a particular person of interest, with respect to Psychopathy, and for
, criminal, and violent behavior.
The Hare P-Scan Research Version is a nonclinical tool that serves as a
rough screen for psychopathic features and as a source of working
hypotheses to deal with or manage suspects, offenders, or clients. It is
designed for use in law enforcement, probations, corrections, civil and
forensic facilities, and other areas in which it would be useful to have
some information about the possible presence of
in a person of interest.
is an approach to psychological research that
is based on mathematical modeling of perceptual, cognitive and motor
processes, and on the establishment of law-like rules that relate
quantifiable stimulus characteristics with quantifiable behavior. The
mathematical approach is used with the goal of deriving hypotheses that
are more exact and thus yield stricter empirical validations. Quantifiable
behavior is in practice often constituted by task performance.
standardized measure of a sample of
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
is a psychosocial intervention for
treating mental disorders, focuses on the development of personal coping
strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful
(e.g., thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes),
. It was originally
designed to treat depression
, and is now
used for a number of mental health conditions.
Mental Status Examination
is an important part of the clinical
assessment process in psychiatric practice. It is a structured way of
observing and describing a patient's current state of mind, under the
domains of appearance, attitude
, behavior, mood and affect, speech,
thought process, thought content, perception,
, insight and
judgment. There are some minor variations in the subdivision of the MSE
and the sequence and names of MSE domains.
Mental Health Assessment
is when a professional like your family
doctor, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist, checks to see if you might have
a mental problem and what type of treatment may help.
designed to uncover the likelihood that someone has Depression, Anxiety,
Bipolar, or Posttraumatic Stress (PTSD) Disorders.
attempts to describe the
actions of offenders and to develop an understanding of crime.
nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of.
is the act of
person or situation or event.
The Psychotic Symptom Rating Scales
is an instrument designed to quantify the severity of delusions and
hallucinations and is typically used in research studies and clinical
settings focusing on people with psychosis and schizophrenia.
- Insanity Defense
- Observation Flaws
Mental State Examination
is a 30-point
is used extensively in clinical and research settings to measure cognitive
impairment. It is commonly used in medicine and allied health to screen
for dementia. It is also used to estimate the severity and progression of
and to follow the course of cognitive changes in an individual over time;
thus making it an effective way to document an individual's response to
treatment. The MMSE's purpose has been not, on its own, to provide a
diagnosis for any particular nosological entity.
Mental State Examinations
designed to let
a person respond to ambiguous stimuli
presumably revealing hidden emotions and internal conflicts projected by
the person into the test. This is sometimes contrasted with a so-called
"objective test" or "self-report test" in which responses are
a presumed universal standard (for example, a multiple choice exam), and
are limited to the content of the test. The responses to projective tests
are content analyzed for meaning rather than being based on
presuppositions about meaning, as is the case with objective tests.
Projective tests have their origins in psychoanalytic psychology, which
argues that humans have conscious and
motivations that are beyond or hidden from conscious awareness.
is a type of
which verifies that
, which was
previously developed and tested, still performs correctly after it was
changed or interfaced with other software. Changes may include software
enhancements, patches, configuration changes, etc. During regression
testing, new software bugs or regressions may be uncovered. Sometimes a
software change impact analysis is performed to determine what areas could
be affected by the proposed changes. These areas may include functional
and non-functional areas of the system. The purpose of regression testing
is to ensure that changes such as those mentioned above have not
introduced new faults. One of the main reasons for regression testing is
to determine whether a change in one part of the software affects other
parts of the software. Common methods of regression testing include
re-running previously completed tests and checking whether program
behavior has changed and whether previously fixed faults have re-emerged.
Regression testing can be performed to test a system efficiently by
systematically selecting the appropriate minimum set of tests needed to
adequately cover a particular change. In contrast, non-regression testing
aims to verify whether, after introducing or updating a given software
application, the change has had the intended effect.
is a process of gathering information about a person
within a psychiatric service, with the purpose of making a
assessment is usually the first stage of a treatment process, but
psychiatric assessments may also be used for various legal purposes. The
assessment includes social and biographical information, direct
observations, and data from specific psychological tests. It is typically
carried out by a psychiatrist, but it can be a multi-disciplinary process
involving nurses, psychologists, occupational therapist, social workers,
and licensed professional counselors.-
Psychological Test Objectives
Teen Screen for Mental Health
Typical or Troubled
No one in their Right Mind
would want to admit to a mental health
disorder, mostly because there is a
there is also
associated with a particular kind of label. Besides
that, how is someone supposed to analyze themselves and express themselves
if they lack the knowledge and skills to do so. People who are suffering
physically or mentally can't treat themselves effectively, this is why we
have Doctors, but only if they are a
. A health condition is not saying that someone is broken,
it's only saying that someone is in need of extra care
and extra support.
People recover all the time from diseases and injuries. But if you never
give a person a chance to recover and improve, then that persons condition
becomes a death sentence, and sometimes a slow and painful death.
Mental illness stigma: Concepts, consequences, and initiatives to reduce Stigma
. When a person receives unfair treatment or alienation due
to a social stigma, the effects can be detrimental. Social stigmas are
defined as any aspect of an individual's identity that is devalued in a
social context. These stigmas can be categorized as visible or invisible,
depending on whether the stigma is readily apparent to others. Visible
stigmas refer to characteristics such as race, age, gender, physical
disabilities, or deformities, whereas invisible stigmas refer to
characteristics such sexual orientation, gender identity, religious
affiliation, early pregnancy, certain diseases, or mental illnesses. When
individuals possess invisible stigmas, they must decide whether or not to
reveal their association with a devalued group to others. This decision
can be an incredibly difficult one, as revealing one's invisible stigma
can have both positive and negative consequences depending on several
situational factors. In contrast, a visible stigma requires immediate
action to diminish communication tension and acknowledge a deviation from
the norm. People possessing visible stigmas often use compensatory
strategies to reduce potential interpersonal discrimination that they may
are the classification found in the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
, 4th Edition, Text
Revision, also known as DSM-IV-TR, a manual published by the American
Psychiatric Association (APA) that includes all currently recognized
mental health disorders. The DSM-IV codes are thus used by mental health
professionals to describe the features of a given mental disorder and
indicate how the disorder can be distinguished from other, similar
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
is published by
the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and offers a common language
and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is
used, or relied upon, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug
regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies,
the legal system, and policy makers together with alternatives such as the
ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, produced by the
WHO. Drug Pushers
is one common way of studying
is to obtain self-reports from
participants to quantify their current feelings or average feelings over a
longer period of time. These are referred to as measures of affect or
measures of emotion. Even though some affect measures contain variations
that allow assessment of basic predispositions to experience a certain
emotion, tests for such stable traits are usually considered to be
Quality of Life Scale
are disabilities that are
. For instance, some people with visual or auditory
disabilities who do not wear glasses or hearing aids, or discreet hearing
aids, may not be obviously disabled. Some people who have vision loss may
wear contact lenses. A sitting disability is another category of invisible
impairments; sitting problems are usually caused by chronic back pain.
Those with joint problems or chronic pain may not use mobility aids on
some days, or at all. Most people with RSI move in a 'normal' and
inconspicuous way, and are even encouraged by the medical community to be
as active as possible, including playing sports; yet those people can have
dramatic limitations in how much they can type, write or how long they can
hold a phone or other objects in their hands. Invisible disabilities are
chronic illnesses and conditions that significantly impair normal
activities of daily living. In the United States, 96% of people with
chronic medical conditions show no outward signs of their illness, and 10%
experience symptoms that are considered disabling.
Control Questions Test
Behavioral Analysis Unit
is a department of the
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Center for the
Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) that uses behavioral sciences to assist
in criminal investigations. The mission of the NCAVC and the BAUs is to
provide behavioral based investigative and/or operational support by
applying case experience, research, and training to complex and
time-sensitive crimes, typically involving acts or threats of
Manual of Mental Disorders
Mental Health Websites
You have to be very very careful of Mental Health Questioners
, or Check Lists
Assessments or any kind of
. The answers you give can be easily exploited and
misinterpreted, which could lead to
treatments that can make your situation worse. You need to have
a professional or a highly intelligent well trusted friend with
you when answering these types of questions. Knowledge is your
best medicine and your greatest chance for improvements.
.What happens when people lie during
mental health examinations?
What if someone doesn't know
One in seven American children aged 2 to 8
suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, I would like
to see how they determine that, and I would like to know how they treat
these children without using harmful drugs.
Some of these
Cognitive Failures Questionnaires
are false and misleading, they confuse
. There's nothing wrong with you, but there's something
definitely wrong with the questions they ask. The next thing you
know, they're pumping you with drugs. If there is a
, it's your failure to see the bullshit that's right in
front of you. And there is a lot of bullshit. The People
with Cognitive Failures are the ones who are asking these types
Accurately self analyzing yourself is a skill that you need to
learn, it is one skill that will benefit you your entire life.
IAT measures the strength of associations between concepts
investigates thoughts and feelings that
exist outside of conscious awareness or conscious control. Visit
the research or demonstration websites to try out some tests and
learn more about the research and yourself!.
Early Detection and Intervention for
the Prevention of Psychosis Program
Transference Focused Psychotherapy
Learning about Yourself
As of 2014, nearly one in five
American adults, 43.8 million people, experienced some type of
diagnosable mental illness last year.
More than 15 million people in the U.S. over the age of 18
suffered from an episode of major
2013. More than nine million reported having serious thoughts of
, while 1.3
million actually attempted suicide.
these figures were comparable to the numbers for 2012. Major
depression was also a problem for about one in 10 adolescents
ages 12 to 17, or about 2.6 million teens. Only about 38 percent
of them received treatment. The need for effective treatment to
restore peoples well-being is extremely important.
Health Care for Children
"Everyone is insane in varying degrees, it's just that some
people hide it better then others."
"Are people who hide their insanity more dangerous then people
who make their sanity visible to others by acting out?"
The most disturbing thing about people seeing faults in
other people, is that they have those same
they see in
other people, the same faults they find disturbing. Why do
people fail to see the connection? Why are people blind to their
own mind, and why don't they listen to their own advice? Is it because they have not
yet formed an awareness about themselves? It's more then just a
lack of compassion and tolerance
, it's more related to a persons
ability to understand. How do we correct this
There is a big difference between Complaining about something
something. Complaining is not
Complaining is not
. So when people complain to much it's not
necessarily saying that they are experiencing a lot of problems,
it's more that they are saying they have trouble dealing with
their emotions and that they lack sufficient information and
knowledge in order to
the situation and make a
is expressing pain or dissatisfaction of
resentment. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or
is to express complaints, discontent,
displeasure, or Unhappiness
Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas
- I'm Never going to stop the rain by
complaining - (youtube).
is the feeling of being
displeased and discontent. Fail to satisfy.
is the feeling of being displeased or
annoyed or dissatisfied with someone or something.
is not pleased; experiencing or
manifesting displeasure. Stress
is a longing for something better than
the present situation.
is the psychological state of being
irritated or annoyed. Anger
some annoying irritation. An unpleasant person who is annoying or
exasperating. Something or someone that causes trouble; a source of
unhappiness. The act of troubling or annoying someone.
Activism takes more
then a Protest
is to be aroused to impatience or
is having unfriendly behavior that causes anger or
resentment. An exasperated feeling of annoyance.
are emotions experienced when not in a
state of well-being. State characterized by emotions ranging
from mild discontentment to deep grief. Happiness
is a contented state of being happy
and healthy and prosperous.
in the form of pestering,
hectoring, or otherwise continuously urging an individual to complete
previously discussed requests or act on advice.
is the act of
about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or
, the opposite of
. When someone is
for doing something wrong their action is
blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing
something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. There
are other senses of praise and blame that are not ethically relevant. One
may praise someone's good dress sense, and blame the weather for a crop
"Remember, when you point your
finger at someone
, there is always three fingers pointing back at
Takes two to Tango
is a saying that implies that more the
one person is to blame. So blaming just one person is wrong when there is
two or more other people involved.
is when someone blames someone else
, using that person as
as a sad excuse for their
is blame shifting in a lame attempt to excuse your own criminal actions.
Like when a 2 year old who says, "Jimmy did it so why can't I?". Well you
can't moron. This is about you and your crime, and not about someone
else's crime. Just because some other scumbag got away with a similar
crime as you, we should just look the other way. No way jose.
Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
is when a person
blames other people for their problems, when in fact they are the source
of their problems. Blaming other people to cover up their own ignorance
and short comings. People don't want to take responsibility for their
actions, or be responsible for their own personal problems. Thus when you
blame other people for your problems, means that your problems will never
be solved. Scapegoat
is the act of attributing to another person or group one's own
is a theory in psychology
in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses
or qualities (both positive and negative) by
their existence in
themselves while attributing them to others. For example,
a person who is
habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude
incorporates blame shifting. According to some research, the projection of
one's unconscious qualities onto others is a common process in everyday
life. A sociopath will always accuse you
of doing the very thing that they are guilty of themselves
your fault that I'm a scumbag criminal". A person who is guilty of the
very thing of which they accuse another is trying to come up with a sad
excuse for them being a scumbag. Making false accusations when there is
insufficient supporting evidence is called
is an ignorant excuse that a criminal gives by saying that the
of their crime may be at fault for
having attracted their hostility. "Like robbing a bank and saying it's the
banks fault for being robed because they have money" or "Abducting a child
because the child was not being watched at that particular moment", or
"Raping a women because she was wearing something that made you an insane
criminal." Not that same as Mitigating Circumstances
by which an individual "projects" his or her own internal
characteristics onto the outside world, particularly onto other people.
For example, a patient who is overly argumentative might instead perceive
others as argumentative and himself as blameless
. Don't blame the first person you see
because they may be influenced by someone else and not be fully
responsible. Like when living in an apartment building with several floors
above you, and a leak from above you might not come from the unit right
above you, it may come from somewhere above the unit above you, so you
must go higher in order to find the source of the leak. Another example is
with a chain of command
Don't blame the person following the order, blame the person who gave the
order for someone else to follow.
Don't jump to conclusions
or be quick to point a finger at someone. Do your research first, and look
at everyone as being innocent
until proven guilty
. Actor-Observer Bias
happens when something
negative happens to us we tend to blame it on outside influences. But if
the same thing happens to strangers, we tend to blame their choices.
is when we recall past
events as being more favorable than they actually were. When in doubt, we
recall a reality that allows for a better opinion of ourselves.
Rosy Retrospection Bias
makes us remember
past events as having been much better than they actually were.
happens when we
evaluate people we like or dislike. For people we like, we tend to
attribute negative behavior to situations and positive behavior to their
character. For people we dislike, it’s the other way around.
You can dish it out but you can't take it
"Everything that irritates us about others,
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
is much more then just
complaining, it's actually trying to do something about problems people
is also more then just complaining.
It's not that you cannot get through to someone or reach out to
someone or manage to communicate to someone, it's more that you
have not yet learned how to get through to someone. There is
always a way in
has many combinations.
You should learn the difference between an Excuse and a Reason
is when you try to defend or clear
away some offensive behavior, which is not justifying it.
is when you explain an action
or necessary by using correct and valid reasoning based
on known statements or events or conditions. You don't learn
from excuses, you learn by reasoning.
is an often misdiagnosed mental disorder
that is characterized by amoral or antisocial behavior, lack
of ability to make emotional bonds and extremely egocentric, according to
The Journal of Abnormal Psychology
is a psychological assessment tool most commonly
used to assess the presence of psychopathy in individuals. It is a 20-item
inventory of perceived personality traits and recorded behaviors, intended
to be completed on the basis of a semi-structured interview along with a
review of 'collateral information' such as official records.
21 Traits on the Hare Psychopathy
Pathological lying, glib and superficial charm,
grandiose sense of self
need for stimulation, cunning and
manipulative, lack of remorse or guilt, shallow emotional response,
callousness and lack of empathy, parasitic lifestyle, poor behavioral
controls, sexual promiscuity, early behavior problems, lack of
realistic long-term goals, impulsivity, irresponsibility, failure to
accept responsibility, many short-term marital relationships, juvenile
revocation of conditional release, criminal versatility. (so everyone is a little
Jobs have the Highest Rate of Psychopaths
It's not the job that causes
criminal and corrupt behavior
, it's the persons lack of knowledge that
comes from our inadequate
research below suggests that.....
The following jobs
1. Chief Executive Officer
(very surprised, unless they work for Fox News)
7. Police officer
8. Clergy person
10. Civil servant or
These professions have the Lowest Rate
5. Beautician or stylist
6. Charity worker
Professions that require empathy or emotion had a
lower rate of psychopaths.(Of course there is no guarantee that this is always
The study, published online in
and Individual Differences, found that individuals with
the Dark Triad traits (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) are
more likely to have studied business and economics. These results show
personality, particularly having a “dark” personality, may
influence your educational choices.
for the Study of Individual Differences
is ok, no damage, physically everything is working properly.
It's just that the
is riddled with
. You need to run the right
that will identify irrelevant thoughts and
them so that you can put them in the appropriate
folder or delete them because some questions are useless.
The brain has the ability to correct itself, but only when the
brain has the necessary information with clear instructions on
how to correctly process this new information.
In order to maintain the system you first must learn to maintain
yourself because you are part of the system, if you struggle,
the system will also struggle.
When thinking patterns become fixed,
information becomes problematic, mostly because the brain needs
to adapt and modify its processing capabilities in order to
accommodate new information and new knowledge. This is not just
how the brain learns, this is how information evolves and
survives, just like it has for billions of years.
The mental illness is typically found in about 1 percent of the
general population, according to the Toronto Star. Is that the
same one percent that
Occupy Wall Street
Behaviors and problems
that people with Mental Health issues may experience:
Vigorous Physical Exercise
Pain and Discomfort
Overall Physical Health
Excitement - Elation
or Racing Speech
Hyperactivity - Agitation
Low Self Esteem
Inability to Handle Conflict
Desire for Casual Sex or illicit Sex
Risk of Harming Self
Phobia - Panic - Obsession
Agoraphobia, phobias, panic attacks, obsessions or compulsions
Generalized Anxiety, Anger, Guilt or Shame
Need for institutional care
Lack of insight
Lack of Emotional Expression
Obsessive Compulsive Traits
All work no play
Inflexibility and Risk Avoidance
Disrespect for the Law
- Drug Abuse -
Impaired Executive Functioning
Repetitive fixated behavior
Narcissistic Antisocial Traits
Lack of Kindness
Aggressive Disrespect for
"Just because we have a lot of crazy people around doesn't
diminish the fact that we all have brains and that we are all
very capable of incredible things. And most of our abilities are
not even known to us. So it's time that we
start knowing our
, and stop allowing
to flourish and