Psychiatry Essay Examples

Is it ethical to use a placebo

One of the recent debates in clinical research has been the use of placebo studies in patients even though effective drugs are available. Placebos are insert substances that may look similar to the agent being researched with. The placebo is ineffective for the condition the patient is being treated. The mechanisms by which placebo work… View Article

Pica, an Eating Disorder

Nowadays, there are numerous eating disorders and pica is one of them. Pica is a type of disorder where the victim will start eating materials that aren’t actually food. The cause of this strange disorder is unknown, but it was first mentioned in a medical book in about 1563. There are a lot of conditions… View Article

Theories of Counseling

Question #1: 15 Points 1A. (10 points) Compare (how are they similar) and contrast (how are they different) psychoanalytic therapy with person-centered therapy across each of the following dimensions: (1) View of human nature             What made the two therapeutic approaches similar is their perspective on humans possessing in-born characteristics; within the psychodynamic viewpoint referring… View Article

Scientology: Cult or Religion?

No religion has ever set its followers free from the oppressions of the organized hierarchy of that religion (with the possible exception of the historical Jesus himself). Religion teaches unquestioning obedience. Religion is slavery. I oppose such slavery as earnestly and staunchly as my ancestors opposed the slave ships and the slave policies of the… View Article

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Soldiers in Iran

Abstract             The conditions of post-traumatic conditions have been one of the major side effects on soldiers engaging wars and negative environment in the area of Iran. The psychological impact of this event involves various manifestations that prove to be non-beneficial and may even impair the psychological, mental, emotional and physical health of these soldiers…. View Article

Dance Therapy

Dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses movement to further the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical development of the individual. Dance therapists work with people who have many kinds of emotional problems, intellectual deficits, and life-threatening illnesses. They are employed in psychiatric hospitals, day care centers, mental health centers, prisons, special schools, and… View Article

Psychiatry and control of human behavior

I. In order to create such a resolution and usually to resolve an ethical dilemma nurses use four fundamental ethical principles of nursing care and practice, which are considered by many experts as a cornerstone of ethical guidelines. Autonomy The first one is autonomy. This principle means “that individuals have a right to self-determination, that… View Article

Psychopathology Paper

  Over the years, scientists and mental health professionals have made great strides in the treatment of psychological disorders. For example, advances in psychopharmacology have led to the development of drugs that relieve severe symptoms of mental illness. Clinical psychology is dedicated to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses and other emotional or behavioral disorders. More… View Article

Clinical Psychology Paper

The great evangelist D.T. Niles once said, “Christianity is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread” (Niles, 2010). At its most basic level, clinical psychology is the enterprise of one educated, licensed person using his or her knowledge of human behavior to address, assuage, or otherwise moderate the troubles and concerns of… View Article

Robin Henderson

Robin Henderson is a 30-year-old married Caucasian woman with no children who lives in a middle-class urban area with her husband. Robin was referred to a clinical psychologist by her psychiatrist. The psychiatrist has been treating Robin for more than 18 months with primarily anti-depressant medication. During this time, Robin has been hospitalized at least… View Article

College Rhetorical Analysis

In this lengthy article “Guns Don’t Kill People, the Mentally Ill Do,” that was published in the Townhall Daily, the author, Ann Coulter, argues about a major prevailing issue today, gun control. She believes the problem isn’t the guns themselves, but the mentally disturbed people. Coulter credits the declining mental health system as the main… View Article

Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment

I: Identifying Data. Ashley K. is a 23-year old white female who was admitted to Warner Transitional Services on 11/21/12. II: Chief Complaint. “ I am a little anxious and upset right now. IDTC in Lafayette could not do anything for me”. III: Informants. Assessment information was provided by patient. Interview was conducted in a… View Article

Psychiatry and Deinstitutionalization

There is an agreement that about 2.8% of the US adult population suffers from severe mental illness. The most severely disabled have been forgotten not only by society, but by most mental health advocates, policy experts and care providers. Deinstitutionalization is the name given to the policy of moving severely mentally ill patients out of… View Article

Psychiatric Nursing

The subject is a 52 year old divorce Caucasian female, of Poland origin, and has lived in the United States for over 20 years. She had been a patient at Tewksbury Hospital since July 2011. She reportedly has a long history of bizarre and impulsive behavior, but has had a steady decline since her divorce… View Article

Analysis of Insignificant Gestures

The short story deals with the aspects of life when you are terrorized by a foreign memory. It is written in 2007 by Jo Cannon. The short story is told by a doctor and psychiatrist looking back at his time in Africa. He had a young girl named Celia as a servant, who he developed… View Article