Depression Essays


How Does Heroin Impact a Caucasian Family

a great likelihood of children with opiate-reliant developing other serious psychopathology issues like depression, attention and anxiety disorders. They also risk having deteriorated family, social and academic functioning. Childhood psychopathology, which is primarily characterized by anxiety, depression and attention disorders, is also seen to lead to future use of, and addiction to drugs such as opiate. A large percentage of opiate-dependent Caucasian persons exhibit suicidal tendencies. The risk is also increased in psychopathological cases or among Caucasians who experienced abuse in their childhood (Brown, 2004). Experimental investigations have only examined these differences among Caucasian families with two parents. Research… Continue Reading...

Child Risk Assessment for Therapy

a depressed mom in remission might be more at risk in case her depression resurfaces (Agar, n.d.). Bibliography Adams-Langley, S. (2013). A Place2Be: A case study of a child with multiple risk factors -- An exemplar of School-Based Family Counseling. International Journal for School-Based Family Counseling. Agar, S. E. (n.d.). Professional Guidelines for Assessing Risk of. CARE Manual. Masten, A., Best, K., & Gourmezy, N. (1990). Resilience and development: Contributions from the study of children who overcome adversity. Development and Psychopathology, 2, 425-444 Winnicott, D. (1971). Playing and reality. London: Tavistock Publications Continue Reading...

Treatment and Counseling for Low Self Esteem

Anxiety and depression are the most commonly witnessed psychiatric disorders in adolescence. The prevalence of both anxiety disorder and depression increase in the adolescence period and progresses to young adulthood. The final result of these developments is low self-esteem. General prevalence measures for depression stand between 2 to 4%. Recurrence rates are placed at 70% in a span of five years. Point prevalence rates for anxiety disorders stand at 20% and show stability across one's life. Furthermore, anxiety and depression highly co-occur. They… Continue Reading...

Karen Refugees Of America

were significantly associated with increased total distress, posttraumatic stress, depression, and somatic complaints" (Shannon, Vinson, Wieling, Cook, & Letts, 2015, p. 577). The fight for independence amongst the Karen people has taken a toll on the population, showing the potential long-term problems some of these refugees face even after having left the conflict in their home country. Torture seems to be a prevalent problem concerning the Karen Refugees in the United States, a 2016 study analyzed the potential physical effects of torture among the population. "We identified no unique effects of torture on physical health above and beyond trauma… Continue Reading...

Experience Modification Factor

with their co-workers. This sustains a high level of morale and aids in evading depression. This is largely for the reason that psychological illness is an important element of the delay of recovery. Therefore, it hastens the process of recovery for the employees. The psychological aspects of being at the workplace are beneficial as staying at home only gets the employees more frustrated (Ceplenski, 2014). Make recommendations to the safety manager with regard to how they can establish a return to work program and how the organization can change to support return to work There are a number of… Continue Reading...

Five Hundred Word Application

my own identity and discovering my own self-worth. I battled with feeling like I was worthless. I battled depression and anxiety and wondering if I would ever be good enough for anything. In my childhood I was the one that held back. I did not see the point in trying harder than I needed to. I just wanted to finish something as fast as I could and be done with it. Those days were dark and I had little light to see past the trees. However, as I grew older, I started realizing what things were most important to… Continue Reading...

Role Of the Fda with Prescription Drugs

for either one of those types of drugs. Drugs relating to diabetes and depression, on the other hand, are pervasive. Tresiba, Abilify and a few others are just one example of this. In general, the author of this report would say that while free markets and consumer choice should rule the day, both of those should be tied to informed consent based on timely and proper advice from a physician and not in response to an ad spiel on television. This is not to say that doctors and medical professionals in general are not in the practice of pushing… Continue Reading...

Klemperers Diaries and National Socialism

As a result of being marked in such a manner, Klemperer reports experiencing serious depression, and only wanting to leave the house when it was dark, leaving Eva to do most of his errands. This sensation highlights how even though Klemperer, as a result of his marriage, was initially somewhat insulated from some of the worst fates suffered by some Jews in Germany, including being relegated to ghetto areas and economic destitution from being deprived of their livelihood. But he still experienced profound depression as a result of his stigmatization. His writings during the early years of Nazism shows… Continue Reading...

Charlie and Marion in Babylon Revisited

riotous Jazz Age prior to the 1929 market crash and the ensuing Great depression. It is in that period of loss that Charlie's life begins to change -- but not without a cost. Charlie's sister-in-law Marion cannot forgive Charlie for what he did to her sister, his wife: he locked her out of their home in the middle of winter after he saw her kiss another man. That night wandering in the cold was the "beginning of the end" for her and she later died. Marion and her husband Lincoln now look after Charlie's daughter Honoria, who also wants… Continue Reading...

Case Summary Analysis

government is common among paranoid patients. They may be suffering from major depression with psychotic traits, delusional disorder, paranoia or schizophrenia. Interestingly, when he came back to U.S.A from Russia, Lee apparently said that he had gone to Russia as a secret agent for the CIA. We are not sure of whether that statement had a basis. However, if he was lying, we need to ask if he only did so -- whether to impress his friends or if he really believed so. Discuss the nature of any mental health referrals or treatment that occurred and the outcome. Renatus… Continue Reading...

Trust Within a Marriage

that is going on. For example, the dishes thing above could be a combination of depression and being overwhelmed by a job and/or duties relating to kids. As to why precisely that is happening, it could very well be that the person has too much to do and not enough day to do it. It could be that the other parent involved is not pulling their weight as they could or should be. It could be that that there just needs to be better structure and organization. Regardless, there needs to be an identification of what is going wrong,… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

one of Copenhagen's richest men. However, in spite of his financial gains, he was "melancholic" or suffering from depression. The first woman he married died childless a couple of years after their marriage, and the following year, Michael wed Anne Sorensdatter Lund, a servant who was already expecting the couple's first baby. The last of seven siblings, Soren, was born when his father and mother were 56 and 45 years of age, respectively (Evans, n.d.). Just like his father, Soren was "melancholic" and guilt-ridden throughout his life. His relationship with his father was probably the greatest influence during the… Continue Reading...

History Of Government Intervention in Tobacco Markets

Industry Government intervention in the tobacco market began in 1933, in the midst of the Great depression. At the time, major tobacco manufacturers held significant bargaining power over individual farmers, and over small farming groups that were seeking to market their product. As a result of this bargaining power, major manufacturers were able to negotiate prices that were in excess of the cost of production. In basic economics, the long-run effect of this would be to remove some farmers from the market, but of course many farmers felt that there were challenges with exiting the business. The process of reducing… Continue Reading...

Literary Works Referring to the Mental Illness

the societal burden can make people demonstrating signs of mental disorders such as depression and irrational behaviors. The objective of this paper explores the concept of mental illness illustrated in different literary books. Literary Issues on Mental Illness This study investigates the issue of mental illness in the literary books with a focus on "Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar," (Ames 1) and "Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper." (Gilman 1) The study develops personal connection and similarities between the two characters and their mentally unstable characteristics. Based on the biographic aspects of both women, their mental health deteriorating, and… Continue Reading...

Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Anxiety

(2016) that examines the effects of IPT on treatment-resistant depression in adults, and the article by Markowitz, Lipsitz and Milrod (2014) that examines the relevant literature available on the impact of IPT on anxiety disorders. Both articles provide assessments of the theory of IPT, which is that IPT provides a short-term treatment for individuals in need of psychological treatment. Its aim is to assist the individual in regaining functioning day-to-day abilities. The application typically takes between twelve and sixteen weeks and the theory upon which it is based is the idea that how the individual relates to others has… Continue Reading...

Prison Psychologists and Biases in Corrections

underlying preexisting conditions ranging from mood disorders like anxiety and depression to personality disorders to psychoses, presents unique problems and challenges for prison administrators and correctional officers alike. Because criminal behavior can be the means by which mental illness first becomes recognized, it makes sense that a large number of inmates do suffer from some type of diagnosable mental illness. Furthermore, offenders are more likely than non-offenders to be victims of crime, while victims of crime are also more likely than non-victims to be offenders: a pattern that has been noted throughout the literature (Entorf, 2013). Correctional officers lack… Continue Reading...

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

a range of issue, in theory it may be applied in any number of situations -- from cases of depression to anxiety, substance abuse, chronic pain, etc. It may also be used in conjunction with CBT or as a corollary to other types of approaches wherein the therapist and patient are open to using multiple techniques to unlock the patient's potential. References Hayes, S., Luoma, J., Bond, F., Masuda, A., Lillis, J. et al. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Model, processes and outcomes. Behavior Research and Therapy, 44(1): 1-25. Twohig, M. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Introduction. Cognitive and… Continue Reading...

Return on Investment with Fall Prevention

not end up in injury, there is increased fear of falling, more physical decline, depression and social isolation. This can rack up even more medical costs as well as human and quality of life costs. Even if those amounts are hard to quantify and measure, they are most certainly real. As for results from the programs that the NCOA offers, they have absolutely been good and have been measured to prove that the programs work (NCOA, 2016). For example, one subset of the NCOA's body of work is the A Matter of Balance program. The results of that program… Continue Reading...

Issues in Developmental Psychology

her own identity. This is evidenced in the failure to reach out for help for constant depression and limited social interactions with those outside her religious affiliation. Mila's problem occurs during the fifth stage of psychosocial development i.e. adolescent, which is sometimes characterized by identity versus role confusion problems. Changing Mila's identity/role confusion issues during her adolescence would entail giving her opportunities to explore greater independence. In this case, I'll encourage Mila to engage in different social situation beyond her religious upbringing and increased interactions with people from different backgrounds. This will have considerable impacts on Mila's psychological development… Continue Reading...

Miscarriage Of Justice, Race, and Poor Testimony

relieved by the eve of knowing the cause of depression in her life. People have never talked about this cause. At the realization by Wendy, she delivers justice to herself, something that has not even come from his/her husband. He is aware of the need to have knowledge of the cause of her depression, and hence know how best to deal with it in life. Prejudices are many in life. With justice delivery and the cases offered by Fricker, prejudices come from the aspect of racial differences from among the people. The people are important when it comes to… Continue Reading...

Investigative Psychology

them to do things he may be willing to do, but unable when sober. depression- Often, paraphilias are found to have symptoms of depression. These symptoms may be concurrent with increasingly repetitive and intense occurrences of paraphilic actions. Before Dahmer was arrested, he informed his officer for probation that he had symptoms of depression. He also stated that he could kill himself for losing his employment. Asperger's Disorder- Dahmer's father said that when Dahmer was still a little child, he could not maintain eye contact. His facial expressions were also wooden, and he would stiffly hold his body. In addition,… Continue Reading...

Language Barriers Among the Karen People

the extent of torture among the population led to depression, PTSD and distress among older Karen refugee women (Shannon, Vinson, Wieling, Cook, & Letts, 2015). Counseling services offered at GAP may take into consideration these obstacles endured by the refugees. These obstacles are frequent and make the population vulnerable. One article details the struggles and highlights the cause of the refugee status, a longstanding civil war with the Burmese government (Batholomew, Gundel, & Kantamneni, 2015). Through phenomenological examination, the authors noticed four themes. The most important from those themes is redefined selfhood and loss from oppression. These feelings and… Continue Reading...

Scott Fitzgeralds Babylon Revisited

take place within the Jazz Age. The story references some instances of the Great depression and how someone would have adapted their life in that era. In fact, the story is based on many of Fitzgerald's own experiences. For example, 'Scottie', his daughter is one of the people the story is based on along with his sister-in-law and husband. The story lends to the various feelings and thoughts of someone that feels and lives within an era of color and shadow. This essay is meant discusses such things through exploration of themes and symbolism throughout the story, especially memory… Continue Reading...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Of Angelina Jolie

of 20. At the age of 19, she suffered bouts of depression and planned to commit suicide, and this happened again when she was 22 wherein she tried to hire a gunman to kill her. She also experienced staying for 72 hours at the psychiatric ward of UCLA Medical Center for nervous breakdown. Jolie's life became stable after two years when she adopted her first child wherein she said that she knew that she would never self-destruct again once she commit to Maddox. Jolie's biological father left his family when she was less than one-year-old and since then their… Continue Reading...

Life's Meaning Defined by Viktor Frankl

addiction or to prevent suicide and mental illness, one must actually search for and find meaning. depression is essentially the feeling of meaninglessness, it is learned helplessness or learned meaninglessness. Meaningless is when "people have enough to live by but nothing to live for; they have the means but no meaning," and "some do not even have the means," (p. 142). Death camps are obviously one way a person can learn meaninglessness. However, death camps are not the only way a person can learn meaninglessness. People under otherwise ordinary circumstances feel a sense of meaninglessness, just as people who… Continue Reading...

Discrimination and Harassment at the Workplace

flow of communications and teamwork. Workplace discrimination usually affects the employee's psyche and the victim goes to a state of depression. This can further lead to domestic violence and murders due to loss of self-esteem. In addition to the violence, appearing in the courtroom also has a huge psychological impact (Nayab, 2010). Workplace discrimination is also a major cause of the nation's increasing unemployment. Companies refuse to hire people due to certain biases, for example, many companies refuse to hire women. Altogether, workplace discrimination spreads negative impact on any organization, an individual, and the society (Nayab, 2010). What Organizations Can… Continue Reading...

Treating Depression with Act

Acceptance and Commitment Theory It largely appears as though Jacob is experiencing signs of depression. There are a number of telltale signs which point to this assessment. One of these signs is he has recently experienced a life-altering event with the loss of his business. Such a loss is especially devastating for this individual because it was his sole source of income, which lends a degree of pragmatism to the sort of anxiety which can rapidly lead to depression (Cadigan and Skinner, 2015, p.293). This notion is compounded by the reality that he seems somewhat unilateral in his interests, claiming… Continue Reading...

Psychological Case Study Using Ipt

possible that she may be diagnosed with a mild depression, or to use the DSM-V code, F32.0 Major depressive disorder, single episode, mild. Measured on the Ham-D scale of depression, Dawn's score will likely fall between 9-12 (Weissman, Markovitz & Klerman, 2007). However, monitoring Dawn over time will be necessary to see if the depression is recurrent. It is unclear when her "feeling stressed" about her grades began, exactly, or when her sleep patterns started to be disrupted. Therefore, if a DSM-V diagnosis is necessary, the F32.0 diagnosis is the most sensible for now. As Hayes, Pistorello & Levin… Continue Reading...

Pornography Child Abuse and Coersion

one-time coerced activity may have different consequences than ongoing coercion and abuse. Generally, depression, lack of or inability to trust other people, anger management problems, anxiety, low self-esteem, and measurable mental health problems have been attributed to childhood abuse, particularly exposure to pornography and sexual abuse: "roughly 54% of cases of depression and 58% of suicide attempts in women were connected to adverse childhood experiences," (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2013, p. 5). Borderline personality disorder and other social disorders have also been evident in children who had been coerced into participating in a pornographic business or exposed to pornography… Continue Reading...

Educational Psychology

proved that youngsters struggling with language deficits displayed higher aggressiveness, anxiety and depression rates (Mcgillivray & Baker, 2008; Kim & Cicchetti, 2009). Providing Understandable Input The provision of understandable input proves crucial for pupils' acquisition of disciplinary knowledge and development of language skills. Educators may take a number of actions for ensuring students better understand their input (Ashcraft, 2006). Firstly, educators must know their personal speech patterns and attempt at reducing "fillers" (phrases/words like "you know", "uh", etc.), use short, succinct sentences, avoid using idioms, take frequent pauses in sentences, sum up the major concepts at the end of… Continue Reading...

Lateral Violence

of good health and wellbeing. There are persistent complaints related to health, and symptoms of depression. The negative perception of nurses makes them, and the general world around them, heightened. They are observed to adopt strategies that are largely ineffective to manage their state of mind and problems that come with it. More signs of disturbance include disturbance of sleep, and suicidal tendencies or anxiety. Indeed, some may manifest all these characteristics and even show symptoms of post-traumatic stress complications. The nurses that have undergone LV experiences do not trust their organization. They also show a lower level of… Continue Reading...

How to Grow the Economy

happen often. That recession was the worst one since the Great depression which happened in the 1930's. The latter of those two crises proved, though, that having banks fail on a wide scale can be very damaging to the economy to the point where runs occur on banks and the financial system in general becomes rather unstable. The Great Recession was not nearly as bad as the Great depression and the banking system weathered the storm. However, the Federal Reserve and the financial regulatory framework that existed in the last generation (but did not exist in the 1930's) is… Continue Reading...

Inside the Meltdown

Federal Reserve acted (TPF, 2009). Ben Bernanke is a former Princeton economic professor who had studied the great depression deeply and so appreciated the extent of the damage that would have been done had the situation not been arrested. There are a few economic parallels that can be drawn between the great depression and the economic meltdown that the country was facing. He drew upon his economic background and experience to engineer one of the most memorable moves of the meltdown. To help bring the market to a stable state, Bernanke negotiated a marriage of convenience between JPMorgan and Bear… Continue Reading...

Grieving Process and Models

reach the stage of acceptance through dealing with any form of depression. In this case, I will focus on identifying the stage the family member is in and provide suitable help to help him/her get to the stage of acceptance. The most effective services will be provided to the individual based on the stage he/she is experiencing as part of coping with the death. The most difficult components of Kubler-Ross grieving model to apply in my social work practice in a hospice environment are anger and bargaining. These are difficult components because they are relatively personal since the individual… Continue Reading...

Global Comparisons in Workplace Discrimination

indicate that workplace discrimination, for instance on race and gender give rise to greater levels of depression and lower levels of mental well-being. This has a devastating impact on the psychological welfare of an employee. This is because victims of discrimination feel ill-at-ease and at fault for being just who they are. More so, when they are unable to progress in their workplace due to such instances, then they end up becoming depressed. According to Scheid (2010), there have been several occurrences of workplace discrimination victims being involved in domestic violence and even worse, homicide as a result of… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Gender Related Bullying and Harassment

enormous negative impact on those targeted, including diminished academic performance, increased absenteeism, substance abuse problems, depression and even suicidal behaviors. Gendered harassment is defined by Meyer (2008) as being "any behavior that acts to assert the boundaries of traditional gender norms: heterosexual masculinity and femininity"; these behaviors can include "(hetero)sexual harassment, homophobic harassment, and harassment for gender non-conformity (or transphobic harassment)" (p. 34). Although gendered harassment is similar to bullying, it assumes some different forms, but these may subsume some types of bullying behaviors including violence (Meyer, 2008). Moreover, the negative effects of gender-related bullying can even be more… Continue Reading...

Evaluation Of the Aging Process

of alcohol abuse. These factors have contributed to her feelings of isolation and depression. These feelings contribute to constant release of stress hormones that in turn affects Francine's internal organs and tissues. The stress hormones overrun her existing homeostasis that makes her become hyper-active. As Francine continues to feel isolated and depressed, her internal resources are exhausted and free radicals generated, which in turn results to aging. This essentially means that Francine's aging has been brought by the release of stress hormones brought by feelings of isolation and depression. As a social worker, I would apply my knowledge of… Continue Reading...

Assessment Process

be described as pre-morbid • Features that are related to depression, substance abuse, aggression or anxiety In other words, there is need for the clinician to ask relevant pointed questions directed at unveiling details to do with the symptoms of post traumatic stress, the frequency of content, its nature, duration, intensity and short descriptions of the signs (Shear et al., 2012) Examination of the State of Mind A person's state of mind is professionally assessed during an interview using Mental State Examination. The method applies a common language and format to capture the information that the patients who have gone… Continue Reading...

Loss Of a Loved One

relationships among women (Ingham, Eccles, Armitage, & Murray, 2016). With this information in mind, the questions asked center on depression, PTSD, available support, and desire to perform daily activities. The first question would be: "How many times do you shower, eat, and sleep each week?" This is because Emily has stated she has problems sleeping and eating. This could be related to depression and therefore would be a clear indicator of a potential depression diagnosis. The second question would be: "Does your job interest you anymore?" Emily stated she was given a warning due to her poor performance and… Continue Reading...

Research Paper Topic and Annotated Bibliography

to be a resilience element linked to lower stress and depression (Kashdan et al., 2002). Negligible or no research exists on the subject of positive and negative aspects of parental expectations of their children's future and the impact it has on parental health. Hence, it is imperative that social workers catering to autistic kids comprehend the impact of parental hope and internalized stigmatization on parental QOL, to improve their lives. The alarming growth of the lifetime ailment known as autism (Baird et al., 2006) calls for an urgent understanding of parental challenges and the determination of adjustment techniques for… Continue Reading...

Narrative Analysis and Life Span Interview Of Ms. W

when the woman is deeply in love with her husband. depression is also an issue that a woman experiences after losing her husband, which can consequently lead to chronic stress and reduce life expectancy. While there are many biological, environmental and psychological factors that can lead to depression. Overview of Ms. W case revealed that her mother was suffering from psychological problems which were reflected through behavior towards Ms. W affecting Ms. W psychologically. This issue was confirmed in the interview because Ms. W agreed that she faced difficulties in sleeping, and as an adolescent she always worried about… Continue Reading...

Intervention Plan for Carlos

thoughts, recollections, emotions, imagery, responsiveness/awareness freezing, avoidance response and other similar symptoms • Related elements of anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol abuse, anger or violent behavior • Pre-morbid family and social life, and adjustment • Familial history of psychological ailments. Essentially, therapists must seek comprehensive information on individual PTS symptomatology elements, identifying the nature, seriousness, content, rate, concise explanation and duration of symptoms. The above-mentioned evaluation method is crucial as the information procured via interviewing of patients may be utilized as the base of client diagnosis and examination. With increased knowledge of Carlos's particular symptoms, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) path and subtypes,… Continue Reading...

Social Justice

that never got resolved? Veterans go through different mental problems, which consists of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. In fact, in accordance to the Institute of Medicine (2013), statistics indicate that almost half of veterans go through these problems. Deficiency of mental health providers is one of the key factors that encumber access to mental healthcare by veterans. Accessibility to mental healthcare by veterans is also hampered by the necessities related with VA benefits. To obtain VA health benefits, veterans are required to have either an honorable or general discharge (APHA, 2014). It is… Continue Reading...

Human Development

to several disadvantages when they mature early. It may lead to undesirable behavior changes including depression, poor image, and early abuse of substances, pregnancies and sexual activity. From the discussion above, we deduce that the most critical area of human development In adolescence stage is psychological development. Available research supports Erikson's observation that the adolescence period is a time when a young person is focused on identity. This preoccupation is critical because it is what determines the relationship one has with family, oneself, the opposite sex and groups. The adolescent feels integrated psychologically. Their view of the outside world… Continue Reading...

Non Credit Programs on Workforce Education

soared as a result of the economic recession which was the worst economic downturn experienced since the Great depression. This economic slump, compared with the civil rights movement which campaigned and canvassed for social fairness and economic equity was instrumental in kicking off the progressive restructuring of vocational education (Cortez, Fischthal, & Luedke, 2016). 2. On the Job Training for Government Staff (Military and /Civilians) Investments in adult education for employees in the military and in programming for civil servants were made by the federal government in the 1960s. Adult education programs all over the United States had copies… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

Social welfare in the Black community 1886-1939. Retrieved online: http://socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/eras/great- depression/historical-perspectives-on-social-welfare-in-the-black-community-1886-1939/ 7. Historically, gender and race are intersected to create systematic disadvantages in a white supremist, patriarchal society. Although white women and African-American women have occasionally located their shared intersectionalities and disadvantaged status, racism and segregation prevented these two cohorts from combining their resources in an effective way (Social Work Speaks). The Civil Rights Movement helped create new partnerships for women of color and for women with white privilege. References Social Work Speaks 8. The multifaceted causes of the Great depression included financial speculation and runaway capitalism without any government… Continue Reading...

Homeopathy for Acute Vs. Chronic Conditions

is effective in treating are allergies, insomnia, arthritis, recurrent infections, thyroid disorders, diabetes, depression, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, anxiety, digestive issues, back pain, and chronic fatigue. Anyone can use homeopathy remedies to treat acute conditions. However, when it comes to the treatment of chronic conditions, one should always consult a person experienced in homeopathic remedies. References Haidvogl, M., Riley, D. S., Heger, M., Brien, S., Jong, M., Fischer, M., . . . Thurneysen, A. E. (2007). Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: a comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting. BMC Complementary and… Continue Reading...

Managing Stress Brought by Self Defeating Behavior

& Poortvliet (2007) state that self-defeating behaviors can result in low self-esteem, depression, and sadness. Additionally, these behaviors are positively linked to thwarted belonging because they affect an employee's ability to develop a closer relationship with his/her co-workers. Renn, Allen & Huning (2013) seemingly concur that self-defeating behaviors cause thwarted belonging among employee through promoting social exclusion, which is the perception or occurrence of exclusion from desired relationship partners. Self-defeating behaviors contribute to stress because of their impact on self-esteem and the relationship between employees in the workplace (Thau, Aquino & Poortvliet, 2007; Renn, Allen & Huning, 2013; Alshawashreh,… Continue Reading...

Veterans Mental Health Services

of mental health problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia (Wooten, 2015). More specifically, statistics indicate that up to 50% of veterans experience PTSD (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2013). These problems often stem from exposure to combat. Mental health problems among veteran are further compounded by other problems such as financial difficulties, joblessness, marriage problems, social isolation, and homelessness (Smith et al., 2017). These problems are major risk factors for suicide and substance abuse. Indeed, approximately 22 veterans commit suicide every day (American Public Health Association [APHA], 2014). This paper focuses on this… Continue Reading...

Reactions in Parents Of Children with Life Threatening Illness

-- 27% of parents were in the moderate/severe range for depression and anxiety, and 25 -- 31% for stress. Results from this study demonstrate that rates and severity of these psychological reactions in parents of seriously ill children do not vary according to illness type (Muscara, et al., 2015). Research Problem, Hypothesis, and Questions The research outlines the situation which has led to the research aims of this study by briefly providing a background of the previous research that has been conducted in the field. There is no surprise that parents who have children that have a life threatening… Continue Reading...

Healthy Meals Delivered to Elderly

mental and social effects of obesity, such as low self-esteem, depression, negative body image, stigma, teasing, discrimination, and social marginalization. Furthermore, excess sugar associated with modern diets, can make it more difficult for the body to produce insulin to process these chemicals. Furthermore, these conditions can also lead to other conditions such as blindness, neuropathy (nerve damage), and even kidney failure in some extreme cases (Mokdad, et al., 2001). There are also many interventions which healthcare providers can implement to help reverse these trends, all of which typically center on diet, in conjunction with exercise. However, particularly for elderly… Continue Reading...

Causes and Consequences in American History

the American Civil War or the causes of the Great depression is that there is no one cause or even one simple set of causes. It depends on point of view, theoretical viewpoint, and a host of issues related to the intersection between different causes. Historical knowledge also evolves as new facts emerge and new theories come to light. For example, Tyrrell argues that the United States was more connected to the global economy during the Antebellum years than historians have typically given the country credit for, and that these international commercial activities are linked to some of the… Continue Reading...

Study on Parents with Autistic Children

help improve outcomes. According to Kashdan et al. (2002), parents with autistic children tend to suffer from stress and depression, which affects their hopefulness and quality of life, which are regarded as resilient factors or components for dealing with stigma. However, there is limited research on the positive and negative effects of parental expectations of the future of their autistic children and its effect on parental health and well-being. In light of the existed of relatively limited literature on this issue, Baird et al. (2006) argue that its important for social workers catering for autistic children to understand the impact… Continue Reading...

American History During Early 20th Century

of jobs for unemployed Americans during and after the depression, the Social Security Act, which remains one of the biggest legacies of the New Deal, and the creation of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), which helped protect the investments and savings of ordinary Americans. Like Progressive policies, the New Deal legislations were designed to empower the working class and prevent the private sector from overriding the decisions made by publically elected officials. The New Deal, like the Progressives, also issued federal mandates to improve quality of life via labor reforms and regulations on corporate America. References Gomez, L.G.… Continue Reading...

Feverfews Historical and Modern Use

this herb include treatment of asthma, flatulence, miscarriage prevention, vertigo, depression, diarrhea, amenorrhea, chest complaints, retention of placenta, and nausea. Therefore, Tanacetum Parthenum was historically and is currently used as a medicinal herb for treatment of several conditions. References Elliott, B. (n.d.). Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) Herbal Monograph. Retrieved April 11, 2017, from https://www.brettelliott.com/detox-blog/feverfew-tanacetum-parthenium-herbal-monograph Kemper, K.J. (1999, November 9). Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium). Retrieved April 11, 2017, from http://www.longwoodherbal.org/feverfew/feverfew.pdf Pareek, A., Suthar, M., Rathore, G.S. & Bansal, V. (2011, June). Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium L.): A Systematic Review. Pharmacognosy Review, 5(9), 103-110. Petersen, D. (2016). Herb 503 -- Advanced Herbal Materia Medica… Continue Reading...

Andrea Yates Case

had documented mental illness history. She had been diagnosed with pastpartum depression a few months after she gave birth to her youngest child. The prosecution refuted her claim to insanity. Diertz was enlisted to front the argument. She was, curiously, a fan of "Law and Order". Diertz claimed that the suspect had simply applied what she had watched another woman do in the legal TV drama series. In the TV show, a woman drowned her children in a bathtub and claimed post partum illness in her defence (Cassel, 2006). Was she to blame for what happened? Ms Yates was… Continue Reading...

Overall Health in Fargo North Dakota

in your community then present obesity rates and health conditions associated with obesity [i.e. CVD, HD, depression, etc.). Example 2: smoking/drinking rates and health conditions associated with smoking [i.e. Lung Cancer, COPD, other]. These variables may include the following: gender (who does this problem affect the most, men or women); age distribution; ethnicity or racial group(s) mostly-affected; morbidity and mortality rates; any data related to life-expectancy in light of the health issues; is there a geographic area where the health problems mainly exist; is there a relationship between the health issue(s) and environmental health hazards; are these life-threatening health… Continue Reading...

Issues in the Field Of Neuroscience

not specific to mild TBI and overlap with other disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The psychometric study utilized item properties, internal consistency, and external validity of Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory. The methodology used to carry out this psychometric evaluation was multisite, longitudinal research approach in which data was obtained from a federally-funded evaluation of the experiences of combat veterans. The participants were 500 Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom combat veterans, some of whom had experienced at least one traumatic brain injury (King et al., 2012). The study utilized several data collection instruments like… Continue Reading...

Federal Policy on Afordable Care Act

They suffer mental problems like the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, aggression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. This challenge is further compounded by the lack of mental health providers and the necessities related to the VA benefits. The veterans challenge is not recent but has been around for many decades yet has not been effectively resolved. The Affordable Care Act was crafted purposefully to help more Americans, especially those of lower economic standards, and expose them to greater accessibility to affordable health insurance. This policy is meant to enhance the quality of health care and health insurance, as it… Continue Reading...

Mental State Of Shakespeare's Hamlet

sufficiently recover his sanity. There is no doubt an arc to Hamlet's character: he begins the play in obvious depression and slips into antic behavior while attempting to convince himself that it is only an act. He justifies his slip towards madness by announcing that he is trying to trick the two spies who are watching him -- but his increasing insanity is obvious in spite of what Hamlet thinks he is doing. The stress of his father's death, his love's renunciation, his mother's apparent betrayal, and the arrival of the ghost all push Hamlet towards insanity -- and… Continue Reading...

Herzberg Vs Job Characteristics Model

even if they didn't like it. So there was this element of depression but for the most part, no conflict, whereas for me it was this direct conflict between my personal ambitions in life and what could ever be achieved in that environment. The main role of people there was to double-check paperwork, and my role was mortgage forms. I was contributing to literally nothing other than making sure that no major errors were happening in these forms, and nobody in that place was on any sort of positive career track, not even the managers. Job design, and aligning… Continue Reading...

Couples Counseling and Social Work

biological process is a person's cortisol level. "Cortisol is a stress hormone that has been related to sadness, depression, excessive rumination, separation panic in babies, resignation, giving up, and helplessness. In the newlywed women, ACTH was twice as high in those women who eventually wound up in troubled marriages" (Gottman & Gottman, 2017, p. 12). If a person's cortisol level can affect how a person feels about his or her relationship, this can be incentive for a social worker, to refer a couple to a doctor to check hormone levels. Sometimes social workers must collaborate with other professionals to… Continue Reading...

Two Greatest and Two Worst Presidents in Us History

steered the nation across the tricky period of the Second World War and the Great depression, which commenced in a short time following his appointment as governor. In his 4-year tenure in that post, he pushed various progressive measures via state legislature. Roosevelt is famous for his "100 Days" that witnessed more salient federal laws than ever being implemented. He reinstated a certain degree of trust in the nation's citizens, most of whom offered him a chance at continually attempting to resolve America's economic issues (Ladenburg, 2007). Worst Presidents George W. Bush This president's term in the office seemed… Continue Reading...

Brain Development Disorders

planning, coordination and motor functions, problem-solving, and communication. The other symptoms include hallucinations, depression, agitations, anxiety, personality changes, unsuitable behavior, and paranoia (Baquero & Martin, 2015). The diagnosis of dementia due to a neurodegenerative disorder is a relatively complex process because of the cognitive and emotional factors involved. However, functional imaging on the brain is utilized for diagnosis of this condition such as CT, PET scans and MRI. Physicians carry out several tests since no single test can effectively diagnose dementia. Therefore, the other additional tests include physical examination, examination of medical history, laboratory tests, and psychiatric evaluation. The… Continue Reading...

Understanding Depression

depression is a term that has multiple meanings. In an economic context, it can mean a continued, long-term decline in economic activity in one or several economies. depression can also mean a landform that is depressed or sunken below the adjacent area. This definition is for geology and can be used to describe sinkholes. However, the focus of the meaning of the term depression will be examined through the psychological perspective. As defined in psychology, depression is a mood disorder causing an ongoing feeling of loss of interest and… Continue Reading...

School Violence Essay

behaviors (e.g., conduct problems, aggression); (b) internalizing problems (e.g., fears, phobias, depression, somatic complaints); (c) a diminished sense of self-worth; (d) social and emotional adjustment difficulties; (e) difficulties maintaining positive relations with peers and adults; (f) decreased social competence; (g) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); (h) anxiety; (i) depression; (j) elevated anger levels; (k) increased delinquent behaviors; (l) increased violent behaviors; and (m) elevated potential for involvement in abuse relationships in the future (Smith & Eklund, 2015, p. 21). Likewise, the short-term adverse effects of violence in the schools on teachers and educational staff include acute stress disorder (e.g., anxiety,… Continue Reading...

Divorce Case Study Essay

otherwise well-functioning teenager who is experiencing problems at home in responding to her mother’s depression and increasing need for assistance. 6.     Medical History and Health Related Issues The client reports general good health except for trouble sleeping in recent weeks. The client denies tobacco or illicit drug use and has not been treated for any mental health disorders in the past. 7.    Counselor Case Conceptualization This case is can be conceptualized using Dorothea Orem’s self-care model that provides a number of strategies for helping young people cope with family-related problems. 8.     Counseling Plan The goals of the… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

can be fatal.  * Near-suffocation can also create severe psychological effects, including panic attacks, depression, and prolonged post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). * Beatings, even those delivered with an open palm, can lead to blunt trauma, and when applied to sensitive areas of the body may produce long-term musculoskeletal pain. * When subjected to temperature manipulation, detainees risk hypothermia and heat stroke, which can be fatal; additionally, those conditions can cause cognitive problems such as amnesia.70 * Detainees threatened with harm (to themselves and their family) can experience long-lasting psychological damage such as extreme fear and anxiety and loss of control… Continue Reading...

Suffering Of Mathilde in the Necklace

to an event at the palace, Mathilde experiences a range of emotions. She shows signs of annoyance, humiliation, depression, joy, excitement, despair and remorse—for various reasons, which the rest of the story reveals. The physical, moral and emotional conflicts that Mathilde suffers as a result of her decisions concerning the necklace (which she borrows from Madame Forestier and subsequently loses) compel the action of the story to its ironic twist-ending: Guy De Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is a about a woman whose life is not what she feels she deserves. Mathilde lives in an illusory world where objects, appearances, and… Continue Reading...

The Link Between Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care

among mental health patients. Most patients seeking treatment for personality disorders, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other mental health complications have experienced trauma at one point or another in their life. Unfortunately, most clinicians in Australia’s mental healthcare setting portray little or no acknowledgement of these trauma histories. They fail to recognise the profound impact these traumas may have on patients’ physical and emotional wellbeing. This can be changed by adopting the trauma-informed care model. Under this model, care is personalised to the specific psychosocial needs of the patient. This approach has immense potential to improve patient and… Continue Reading...

An Effective Strategy in Dealing with People with Mental Disorders

instead of overall. The conclusion is that evidence does exist in support of Freudian facets of paranoia and depression. To conclude, I may only be able to ascribe psychodynamic psychotherapy’s efficacy to a narrow patient population, rather than the overall population. Freud’s interpretation is undoubtedly prejudiced and this has caused me to stand by the view that psychodynamic therapy might not prove successful in the treatment of psychological disorders. References Gcumedia.com. (2017). Doctoral DNA. [online] Available at: http://www.gcumedia.com/doctoralDNA/prospective-students/v2.1/#/home [Accessed 15 Nov. 2017] Jacobs, M. (2003). Sigmund Freud. London: SAGE. Freud, S. (2004). Sigmund Freud. Forum Der Psychoanalyse, 22, 115–116.    Continue Reading...

Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Disparities in Health Care

variance item functioning of the validated Patient Health Questionnaire depression scale among various racial and ethnic patient populations. Some of these racial/ethnic patient populations that were included in the analysis are white, Chinese American, African American, and Latino primary care patients. The study found that the factor structure of the depression scale was consistent across these racial/ethnic groups. However, differences were evident in the differential item functioning for certain items. Consequently, the researchers concluded that this depression scale is an effective depression detection and monitoring tool in diverse patient populations. This study was significant in the review since it… Continue Reading...

Role Of Depression and Medication

severity of the signs and comorbidity. In this regard, depression has been demonstrated to be a fundamental factor in medication adherence. This is a progressively more worrying issue in patients with heart failure as the rate of nonadherence to treatment plans ranged between 40 and 60 percent. Research has indicated that signs of major depressive syndromes like lassitude, lack of motivation, incapability to focus, social withdrawal, and sentiments of being insignificant or irrelevant deter peoples’ abilities to stick to the treatment plan (Tang et al., 2014). There is comprehensive current knowledge on the role of depression on adherence to… Continue Reading...

Talk Therapy and Psychotherapy in Psychology

to understand the causes of their lingering anxiety or depression. Other therapeutic models like cognitive-behavioral therapy or positive psychology do not focus on the subconscious or unconscious but mainly on manifest behaviors. According to Firestone (2009), depth psychology has its detractors because of the long periods of time required to complete the therapeutic process, and because of the costs involved. It is also assumed that depth psychology focuses too much on the past, on repressed sexual urges, or on nebulous dream imagery versus on behaviors that can be observed and potentially modified. Likewise, the culture has become more predisposed… Continue Reading...

Confidentiality Breaches & Informed Consent when Testing New Drugs

cognitive abilities are undamaged and there is no problem of anxiety, fear, depression, or other negative emotions (Bickenbach 2). Social well-being entails a person participating in the society, performing his or her role as a citizen, worker, friend, or family member while interacting with others. Individual’s view quality of life as an examination of the influences of the meaning and goodness of life and peoples well-being and happiness. People cannot have quality living when there is a high crime rate or the air, house, and the environment is polluted. Therefore, the indicators of health and well-being are quite diverse… Continue Reading...

Repealing Of Glass Steagall a Mistake

not a part of the boom in the first place. The Great depression was another recognition of this fact as millions were thrown out of work with no social protections. Glass-Steagall therefore did a couple of things, owing to the separation of investment and commercial banking. By putting strict limits on the amount of profit banks in either sector could earn in the other, the Act focused each bank\'s attention on its core business. By doing so, it recognized the fundamental reality that investment and commercial banking are very different from one another. Commercial banking is an inherently stable… Continue Reading...

Probability Of Inflation or Deflation

services. If deflation persists for a protracted period of time, it eventually results in an economic depression. Analysis of the Issue In his publication, Meltzer (2009) stated that the United States is an inflation nation because of the actions undertaken by the Federal Reserve. He argues that inflation is likely to continue because the Federal Reserve control of the interest rate is nearly zero while bank reserves continue to increase enormously due to the Federal Reserve’s purchase of bonds and mortgages. Despite the assurances by the Fed and these financial institutions to lessen reserves significantly in order to prevent… Continue Reading...

Clinical Issue in Psychiatric Nursing Practice

in psychiatric nursing practice is whether exercise can be regarded as suitable treatment for depression. This is a major issue in psychiatric nursing because depression is a common psychiatric disorder that is linked to compromised quality of life, increased risk for various medical conditions like coronary heart disease, and increased costs of healthcare (Blumenthal, Smith & Hoffman, 2012). The clinical question for this study is, “Is exercise a suitable treatment for depression as compared to medication?” Currently, anti-depressant medications are utilized as the most viable treatments for depression though they are not effective for all patients. As a result,… Continue Reading...

Mental Health Problems Experienced by College Students

a difficult time to adjust to life in college, and possibly plunge into austere depression or self-destructive feelings and points of view. Owing to this issue, the Chancellor of UCLA, Gene Block, proclaimed that the college is offering charitable mental health screenings to all students entering the school including transfer students and the freshmen students. In acknowledgement of the stress that income students face as they begin their college life, UCLA purposes to screen for depression to aid in ensuring that all students are mentally healthy. The institution will also screen for traits associated with depression including craze, anxiety,… Continue Reading...

Social Worker Job Concerns

so long that you became sad?” “I see. The time away contributed to your feelings of depression.” Summarizing Phase: “Overall, it sounds like you’ve been experiencing symptoms of depression including alienation from you former sense of happiness, difficulty sleeping, and frequency of panic attacks.” “Your depressions includes panic attacks, feelings of withdrawal, and difficulty sleeping.” Clarifying Phase: “I need to understand how you felt before so I can compare it to your current state.” “Please specify exactly how you felt before experiencing these symptoms of depression.” Questioning Phase: “What might have happened while you were working overseas that caused you… Continue Reading...

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Diagnoses

and her body is responding to it by changing her eating habits and perhaps experiencing depression, which is related to loss of sleep (Hein et al, 2017, p. 273). The function of eating is not the same for Martha, since she now has less of a desire to engage in this activity. Moreover, her body seems to have less of a need for food now, since Martha claims she simply does not have the appetite she once has. This fact is definitely demonstrative of a functional change in her body in response to a condition such as stress. The… Continue Reading...

Adolescent Development and Film Breakfast Club

matters related to identity construction, Clare contends with her emotional unhappiness—possibly depression—linked to her family life and to her dissatisfaction with her peer group. According to Erikson’s stages of development, adolescents struggle with ego identity versus role confusion. Clare clearly exhibits role confusion, as she formerly believed herself to be a prim and proper popular girl, but realizes that self-image is not aligning with her true sense of self. Meeting Bender and the other kids in detention trigger Clare’s emotional and social maturation during this critical life development stage. Adolescents are continually working to set boundaries between themselves and… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Meditation on Addiction Therapy

health improvements depicted by individuals undergoing MBCT may stem from various training-related advantages. Thus, anxiety and depression diagnosed individuals may profit from MBCT during rehab, for facilitating long-run maintenance of improved QOL (quality of life). Being deployed to the battlefield is linked to an appreciable growth in fresh onset substance use disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), chronic pain and MDD (major depressive disorder). Vythilingam and Khusid (2016) note that a growing number of ex-servicemen have been increasingly recognizing mindfulness as being easily understandable, safe, inexpensive, and substantiated by an increasing pool of evidence. The absence of adequate quality patient-focused… Continue Reading...

Les Miserables Light and Darkness Victor Hugo

of clear thinking and of strong critical thought, because it is the “light of nature.” Emotional despair and depression might be dark moods, but they do not necessarily cloud judgment. As the narrator puts it, “unhappiness...also possesses a clearness of vision of its own,” and Jean possesses a clarity of vision that precludes his dark demeanor. Light and darkness live in balance within the human soul; no human being can be perfect. Jean shows how goodness is never absolute in a human being; and nor is evil. There is a spark of God in all people. The balance between… Continue Reading...

Childhood Obesity Prevention

of breath, also referred to as Obesity Hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), high blood pressure, mild depression, lack of sexual drive and decrease in endorphin level in the bloodstream. Prevention of obesity among children Obesity among children can be prevented or controlled at two major levels; the first being at the family level and the second being at the school level. The family context is known to significantly determine or influence the type of diet and eating behavior. There is need for the parents to insist on low-fat and prudent diet for their children. They also need to encourage an active… Continue Reading...

Nursing Mindfulness and Its Impact

associated to training. As a result, individuals with diagnoses for depression and anxiety can benefit from MBCT while undergoing rehabilitation for enabling longstanding maintenance of enhanced quality of life. Persons deployed to the battlefield have been associated to increased disorder due to substance use, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and major depressive disorder. However, it has been shown that an increasing number of former servicemen have been progressively more acknowledging mindfulness as being an approach that can be easily understood with no difficulties, safe, cheap, and authenticated by a progressive pool of proofs (Vythilingam and Khusid, 2016). Mindfulness-based cognitive… Continue Reading...

Eating Disorders in Women from the Christian Point Of View

disorder most often associated with consciousness of body image and the obsessive desire to lose weight; characterized by overeating, depression and self-induced vomiting, purging or fasting); binge eating disorder (characterized by prolonged periods of excessive eating due to emotional distress); purging disorder (characterized by routine self-induced purging or vomiting of food eaten earlier); night eating syndrome (characterized by the consumption of most of an individual’s calories after the dinner period and before the breakfast period—i.e., late at night or throughout the night); atypical anorexia (which is described as anorexia without having a low body weight), and low frequency bulimia… Continue Reading...

Will Brazil Become a Global Trade Partner

was put in place by Brazil’s government following the 1930’s Great depression because of the disastrous turn of events in its economy. With coffee being its main exporter at the time, Brazil had to change its economy. It did so during this time by creating an import substation strategy where the government would invest a massive amount of money and targeted key industries. Along with the investments and focus in other areas, Brazil’s government also safeguarded against competition using high tariff walls. The article notes that the strategy worked for four decades. Brazil saw a 7% growth from 1950… Continue Reading...

Domestic Violence and the Effect on Children

the lives of substance dependent patients: The relationship between depression, anxiety and self-esteem. Nord Journal Psychiatry, 69(4), 249-253. Freeman, J. (2015). Developing Social Skills and Relationships. Reclaiming Children & Youth, 23(4), 48-51. Giordano, A., Prosek, E., Stamman, J. et al. (2016). Addressing Trauma in Substance Abuse Treatment. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Addiction, 60(2): 55-71. NCADV. (2017). Statistics. Retrieved from https://ncadv.org/statistics Continue Reading...

The World Population and Urbanization

concrete and lack of green space can lead to depression and other antisocial experiences for the people living there (Wolf, n.d.). With population increasing in recent years and projected to continue to increase, the trends that are being seen around the world indicate that urban planners are going to need to take action now in order to have the necessary infrastructure in place to both help people and protect the environment. Protective steps will need to take place all over the world, in both the East and the West. Currently, the countries with the densest populations include: India, Japan,… Continue Reading...

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics and Virtue Ethics

enhancements selectively but only to improve one’s overall sense of wellbeing or to accommodate for a problem like depression or anxiety or a physical disability. A disabled person who uses prosthetics and then becomes a paralympic athlete uses “enhancements,” but is still a virtuous person. However, another ethical virtue is magnanimity. To be magnanimous means different things in different situations, but is most easily understood as good sportsmanship. An athlete who desires to truly be great, a role model and example for the next generation who inspires others, is a virtuous athlete. Enhancements are acceptable only when they enhance… Continue Reading...

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

environment could be the cause for the child’s chronic irritability, depression, or temper tantrums. Instead of diagnosing children with a psychiatric disorder, it might be preferable and more fruitful to offer family counseling or other interventions. High rates of mental health service utilization can be considered a positive effect when it leads to improvements in mental health outcomes. Yet there is an equally important concern about “’pathologizing’ normal behavior,” (Copeland, Angold, Costello, et al, 2013, p. 178). Given that symptoms of DMDD have been shown to disappear almost entirely after adolescence, it would seem that the disorder may be… Continue Reading...

Advanced Practice Nurse Adaptive Response

or tonsillitis. The second scenario is diagnosed as allergic contact dermatitis, and the third is diagnosed as depression. Scenario 1 The disorder that is depicted in the scenario is throat infection of tonsillitis. According to Bathala and Eccles (2013) this infection could have been caused by bacteria known as streptococcus, which causes the inflammation of the tonsils and also affects the surrounding areas. The body\'s adaptive responses to the throat infection are having a hurting throat and fever. Jennifer experiencing a high than normal temperature is one of her body\'s adaptive responses when her body cells are fighting the… Continue Reading...

Nature Vs Nurture Essay

effects overlap completely. For behavior problems, similar results indicating genetic overlap have been reported for major depression and generalized anxiety disorder, major depression, and phobias, and major depression and alcoholism.” (Plomin 30) When people are analyzed and evaluated for their behavior, some of it can be related back to family history and genetic predisposition. If humans inherit some aspects of their personality, then the idea that certain things that make people human come from pre-determined information seems plausible. Although genetics cannot account for every part of a human being’s personality and behavior, it can account for some of it.… Continue Reading...

Bullying Essay

a group can lead to feelings of worthlessness and depression. People suffering from relational bullying may experience mood changes, turn to isolating themselves, or withdraw from peer groups altogether. Although relational bullying can happen with either gender, girls experience this form of bullying more than boys, especially in certain age ranges. “Between eight and eleven years of age, girls continue to use more and more relational aggression. They appear to be choosing the form of aggression that is most hurtful to others, and the type of aggression that is most tolerated by the peer group” (Macklem, 2010, p. 42).… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

was something that existed in the earlier part of the 20th century, the Great depression and the World Wars brought tough times and a harsh, economic reality. People did not have a chance to enjoy life, much less try to better themselves for the future of their families and themselves. When the shift towards economic prosperity happened in the 1950’s that was when Americans could take the time to improve themselves and reach towards the goal of upward mobility. That was when several of these Americans began attending college to improve their career prospects. The last part of the… Continue Reading...

Juvenile Delinquency Essay

within the confines of a family from psychological problems such as mental illness, depression, denial of reality, hoarding of goods to social problems such as gender discrimination and racism (Umar, 2017). Other problems such as shoddy parenting styles can provoke youths to act out in delinquent ways. For example, parents who want to be treated as a “friend” and treat their children as “best friends” can sometimes indirectly encourage delinquency. Parents who don’t offer much of a moral compass to their children, and who don’t teach their children to respect elders, also do their children a disservice and can… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

Crow era and the economic despondency of the Great depression. This novel is so much more than just a slice of life for Southern America in the 1930s. Rather, the novel explores lofty and complex ideologies such as justice, morality, equality, human dignity and compassion. Given the heaviness of so many of the themes, it’s no wonder that the novel is an indelible part of so many high school curriculums. Introduction In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the reader is put into the capable hands of the six-year-old narrator Scout. Being forced to view the… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Nursing Rates Of Care Community

and some types of cancer. Obesity can also cause or exacerbate mental health conditions like anxiety or depression. As Redinger (2007) also points out, obesity suppresses immune system responses and “has the potential to be profoundly detrimental to our species if major methods of prevention and/or effective treatment are not realized,” (p. 856). If the disease is left unmanaged, the effects reverberate within families and communities. Obesity can also be framed as a public health concern in the sense of its overall cost burden to the taxpayer (Li & Cheung, 2009). As Van Hedel, Avendano, Berkman et al. (2015)… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

a Mockingbird best demonstrates truth and justice as it existed during the racially tense period of the Great depression. Hence, they feel that these qualities make it the great American novel. While scholars of American literature are always going to argue, the reality is that The Great Gatsby really fits the title of the “great American novel” because it covers so many themes that correspond to the development of the nation, and offers a richer story of experiences. The novel discusses class, war, entrepreneurship, transformation, the American dream, youth beauty, young love—all set in one of the most preeminent… Continue Reading...

Should Businesses Offer Paid Maternity Leave

this new, important role, and engage in self-care and maintenance in order to reduce the risk of postpartum depression (Miller, 2015). Another social benefit of paid maternity leave can be found on the positive impact it has on children. Wallace and Christensen (2015) report that paid maternity leave is helpful for children because it can actually “reduce infant mortality by as much as 10%, according to a 2011 study of 141 countries with paid leave policies.” A reduction in the infant mortality rate is certainly a positive for children—but that it is not all: paid maternity leave also “increases the likelihood… Continue Reading...

The Virginia Tech Shooting

aggression and mental instability in Cho’s life, beginning with his anxiety disorders, mutism and depression in middle school and lasting well into his 20s before his rampage and suicide. He wrote angry, violent-filled stories at school but was unsocial and uncommunicative with peers (Harnden, 2007). He repressed a lot of feelings, which erupted and exploded in a violent massacre. Cho was diagnosed by New River Valley Community Services Board in 2005 as being mentally ill and needing hospitalization after a roommate took Cho to the facility for evaluation following Cho’s admission of suicidal thoughts (Schulte & Jenkins, 2007). However,… Continue Reading...

The Lost Boys Of Sudan Essay

pale at all to expect that many of those kids would have post-traumatic stress disorder or other anxiety disorders. depression and other mental health conditions would surely also be present in at least some of the children. Beyond that, many of these children have lost one or more parents and/or other family members so grief counseling would obviously also be an issue. Issues of race and ethnicity would also be in play, especially in situations where black people (of any home country) are the minority (Castillo, 1997; McGoldrick, Pearson & Giordano, 2005). A therapist in the West knowing what… Continue Reading...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Essay

her inability to sleep due to reliving the traumas. The fourth question will focus on depression. This is because she has experienced something that has destroyed much of her everyday life. She has nowhere to live, her husband is injured, and she cannot function in the way she could before. The fourth question would then be: “Do you feel hopeless, and if so, why?” People often with PTSD experience depression. Some also experience anxiety disorders and substance abuse. The assessment questions must include a possible diagnosis of depression in order to help Betty deal with any potential hurdles in the… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

Crow Laws Good and Evil Moral Education Outline I.  Introduction II.  Body  1.  The Great depression 2.  Race 3.  Family 4.  Good and Evil 5.  Aunt Alexandra III.  Conclusion Introduction Family plays an important role in the story of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Whether it is the absence of family or the bonds of family, characters tend to develop from the feelings that come from family. At a time when people experienced economic hardship and racial tension, a man by the name of Atticus Finch, tries to stand up for what he believes is right. Essay Hook Atticus is the lawyer of… Continue Reading...

Cognitive Psychology Essay

process, Geoff met Rebecca, on overweight 26-year old staff who suffers from depression, lack of confidence, and fears that her colleagues laugh at her behind her back.  Rebecca finds it difficult to leave work before counter-checking all the figures she inputs during the day and believes that her depression is genetic. Psychological Perspectives for the Scenario The above scenario is an example of the various kinds of issues that can be addressed by psychologists using the appropriate approaches.  The issues in this scenario can be addressed through the use of different perspectives in psychology.  Generally, there are different perspectives… Continue Reading...

Professional Accountability and Patient Safety

While physical effects could manifest in the form of physical injuries and disabilities, emotional pain includes stress and depression. As Arnetz, Hamblin, Essenmacher, Upfal, Ager, and Luborsky (2014, p. 340) point out, patient-related violence towards nurses need not be physical. As a matter of fact, the most common instances of violent and aggressive behavior towards nurses are verbal abuse, which in most cases takes the form of swearing (McNamara, 2010, p. 676). In instances where the said violence goes on for a significant period of time without being addressed, significant psychological trauma could set in. In some instances, emotional… Continue Reading...

Five Principles Of Management

is: the Hawthorne researches took place during the great depression, contrary to Taylorism that emerged in an era of individualism, social merit and competition. Importance was given to individuals and their self-interest. Economic changes resulted in a social ethic atmosphere, widening management philosophy’s role where the belief was that yield and efficacy was linked to the workforce’s sense of security, belongingness and accomplishment. Mayo’s efforts are a marker skilfully analyzing employee behavior and establishing that organization constitutes a set of relationships of an informal nature at several levels, with a key element being communication (Narula, n.d). The seven-year-long experiment… Continue Reading...

Economic Outlook Of the Us Economy

The fiscal policy for increased government spending to boost economic growth is based on Keynesian model of depression economics. Based on this model, increasing government spending increases economic growth by stimulating the economy (Nallari, 2010). At the same time, interest rate policy has been adopted to enable Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) to slowly increase the target range for the federal funds rate. This monetary policy is expected to promote economic growth in the United States since its accommodative and supports strong labor market conditions and return to an inflation rate not exceeding 2% (Board of Governors of the… Continue Reading...

The Great Depression and White Evangelicalism

Article Review: Religion for the Blues: Evangelicalism, Poor Whites, and the Great depression White evangelical religion is often conceptualized as a solely conservative force inhibiting social change. The purpose of the article “Religion for the Blues: Evangelicalism, Poor Whites, and the Great depression” by Wayne Flynt is to contextualize the type of religious faith that sustained many poor whites during difficult economic circumstances in the early half of the 20th century in America. Rather than a source of repression, Flynt argues the religion provided a sense of purpose and a way of making sense of… Continue Reading...

Helping the Elderly Population

(2007). The effects of reminiscence group therapy on self-esteem, depression, loneliness and life satisfaction of elderly people living alone. Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine, 12(3), 133-142. MacIntyre, I., Corradetti, P., Roberts, J., Browne, G., Watt, S., & Lane, A. (1999). Pilot study of a visitor volunteer programme for community elderly people receiving home health care. Health & Social Care in the Community, 7(3), 225-232. Continue Reading...

Charlotte Perkins Gilman “the Yellow Wallpaper”

assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency—what is one to do?” she says (Gilman). Her husband insists on speaking for the two of them as a couple, even when his wife contradicting what he says. He has the authority medical knowledge and his gender. The narrator regards the prospect of being discovered by her husband and violating his prescription as something fearful. “There comes John, and I must put this away,--he hates to have me write a word” (Gilman). The orders by the physician not to… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Culture on Ptsd in the Middle East

reactions as “normal” experiences of life that people should live with (Afana, 2012). While anxiety and depression are considered as important symptoms of PTSD in the non-Western world, they are relatively ignored in the diagnosis of PTSD in the Middle East because they are considered normal experiences of life. This essentially implies that culture has affected diagnoses of PTSD in the Middle East through affecting what constitute this mental health condition in terms of symptoms. Additionally, the Arab culture in the Middle East affects PTSD’s diagnoses by influencing metaphors and phrases used to express internal feelings and emotions. Civilians… Continue Reading...

Rebranding Diet Coke

the consumption of soda and a host of health problems from tooth decay, to heart problems and depression (Dotinga, 2015). A more recent study found that people who drank diet soda every day had larger waistlines: the relationship was clear as the more diet soda one drank, the greater the belly fat (Dotinga, 2015). While Diet Coke has had some occasional increases in numbers and sales, each year it reports an annual decline. The rebranding strategy of Diet Coke will capitalize on its current strategy. Diet Coke has attempted to engage in certain rebranding by using the slogan “Because… Continue Reading...

The Character Of the Oklahomans

1930s and became heroes to some. They formed the face of the Great depression in some ways—ordinary people experiencing extraordinary loss and suffering. Yet through it all they persevered. They never gave up hope. They came back and kept working the land and making it better. They put in so many dams and lakes that now when it rains, the problem they face is that their cities flood! But the character of Oklahomans is so great that they will surely step up to fix this issue too. These people have experienced loss and tragedy but they are still there,… Continue Reading...

Self Management in Nursing

the expertise and Model, Borderline, Related and Contrary Cases Model Case A 25-year old patient suffering from depression wants to take a proactive approach to managing his care. He is a graduate student at a local college, has a full-time job, and is in a relationship. He demonstrates well the ability to reason, to respond to questions, and to assume responsibility. His desire for engagement and inclusion in the care management process appears rooted in his interest in being part of the solution and owning the process rather than being a passive observer in the process. The psych nurse informs the patient… Continue Reading...

Ecdocrine

distinguish between weakness and fatigue. Weakness may be an indication of a neuromuscular problem including anhedonia, which suggests serious depression (Abdulla & Torpy, 2017). Addison's disease Addisons disease is not a common disorder. It is a rare disorder of the endocrine functions. The ailment affects both males and females in equal measure (Sarkar, Sarkar, Ghosh & Bandyopadhyay, 2012). Addison’s disease syndrome starts slowly with fatigue growing worse, general weakness, loss of weight, hypotension and a loss of appetite. Hypoadrenocorticism clinical signs do not start showing until a large percentage (90%) of the grandular tissue has been decimated. There is… Continue Reading...

How Immigrants Deal with Discrimination

claims making." Law & Social Inquiry 35.3 (2010): 561-602. Gulbas, Lauren E., et al. "Deportation experiences and depression among US citizen?children with undocumented Mexican parents." Child: care, health and development 42.2 (2016): 220-230. Horner, Pilar, et al. "I put a mask on” the human side of deportation effects on Latino youth." Journal of Social Welfare and Human Rights 2.2 (2014): 33-47. Marlan, Tori. “The Immigrant's Dilemma.” Chicago Reader, Chicago Reader, 18 July 2018, Web. Moraine Valley. “One Book Text: José Angel N.'s Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant.” Moraine Valley, 2016, Web. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and Committee on Population. The integration of immigrants into… Continue Reading...

Postpartum Depression and Gilman Yellow Wallpaper

Long before the term postpartum depression became part of the vernacular, Charlotte Perkins Gilman deftly and sensitively describes the complex condition in her short story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” The story describes the prevailing attitudes towards women and their narrowly defined roles in society. White, upper middle class women like the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” could not easily express discontent with their position as wife and mother. The narrator’s husband—a physician—believes there is “nothing the matter” with his wife except “temporary nervous depression” and “a slight hysterical tendency,” (Gilman 648). Noting her brother is also… Continue Reading...

Cow’s Milk and Human Consumption

made between the consumption of milk and the minimization of depression, as vitamin d helps in the creation of serotonin, a hormone connected with mood, eating and slumber (Ware, 2017). A lack of adequate vitamin d has a host of adverse connections for the human body, including depression, fatigue, and other ailments (Ware, 2017). Cons Yet, the evidence against dairy milk is very damning. Sales of dairy milk have been declining in recent years, because more and more adults are refusing to drink milk. A glass of milk contains “…acidic animal protein that leeches calcium from the bones, pus cells,… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood’s formative years were spent during the Great depression, during which his family moved around in search of work. Eastwood has one younger sister (“Biography: Clint Eastwood” 1). Eastwood worked a series of odd jobs, mainly manual labor, until he was drafted into the army in 1950. During his time in the Army, Eastwood proudly recalls how he managed to skillfully avoid combat in the Korean War by becoming a lead swim instructor (Schickel 50). Eastwood exhibited traits of the proudly rebellious antihero that many of Eastwood’s films would later depict. He was discharged from… Continue Reading...

Stigma Of Mental Illness

to experience wild swings in mood from intense euphoria to major depression. Bipolar patients tend to have grandiose ideas about what they can accomplish during their manic episodes and then when they experience a crash in mood, the depression sets in and a great feeling of despair overwhelms them. Dissociative disorder occurs when two or more distinct personalities, each with their own self-identity, vie for control within a person’s consciousness (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Memory recall is affected as the split personalities take control. Some form of trauma may be the cause of this disorder. Educating the client about… Continue Reading...

Effective Treatment for Veterans with Ptsd

Going direct to the consumer: Examining treatment preferences for veterans with insomnia, PTSD, and depression. Psychiatry Research. Retrieved from https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.umuc.edu/science?_ob=GatewayURL&_origin=EBSCOLINK&_method=citationSearch&_volkey=01651781%23263%23108%23&_version=1&md5=eb0009838840d53043987d207bce81c5 Military Times (July 7, 2016) New VA study finds 20 veterans commit suicide each day. Retrieved from https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2016/07/07/new-va-study-finds-20-veterans-commit-suicide-each-day/ National Academy of Sciences. (2014, June 20). Effectiveness of PTSD treatments provided by DOD, VA unknown. ScienceDaily. Retrieved from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140620143912.htm  Continue Reading...

Black Swan

to classify. “The frequent development in borderline patients of characterologically based depression, rage attacks and affect storms in general, pervasive anxiety, and dissociative symptoms” are said to be characteristic of borderline patients, as well as attention-seeking behaviors such as self-harm and taking drugs (Kernberg & Michels, 2010, par.9). Nina’s unstable sense of self is fueled both by her lack of an independent self from her mother, her sheltered upbringing in the world of ballet, and the encouragement of the ballet director to lose herself in her role, rather than to retain a strong sense of self. Borderline patients are… Continue Reading...

Bipolar and Borderline Disorders

a distinct period of high self-esteem, flighty ideas, easy distraction, pursuit of high risk ideas and lack of sleep. depression is described as consisting of decreased energy, feelings of worthlessness, trouble concentrating, possible suicidal ideation, changes in psychomotor activity. Bipolar episodes consist of irrational periods of both manic episodes followed by or preceded by episodes of severe depression. DSM-5 (2013) also describes a variety of personality disorders—paranoia, antisocial, borderline, narcissism. Borderline personality disorder is frequently found in patients suffering from bi-polar disorder but there is a need to distinguish them as one is a mood disorder and the other… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

institute a program that aligns with their individual needs (Atchley et al, 2015). Attributes such as depression also make it critical to understand the different models that are instituted by patients in the models used to manage the condition. On the other hand, before a diagnosis of IC it is important to rule out conditions that manifest in similar signs such as an infection or urinary stones which may be affected by the CAM method that is used. There are a variety of CAM modalities that can be used to treat IC that include: 1. biologically-based therapies, including dietary… Continue Reading...

Interstitial Cystitis (ic) Treatment Using Cam Modalities

aligns with their individual needs (Atchley et al, 2015). Attributes such as depression also make it critical to understand the different models that are instituted by patients in the models used to manage the condition. On the other hand, before a diagnosis of IC it is important to rule out conditions that manifest in similar signs such as an infection or urinary stones which may be affected by the CAM method that is used. There are a variety of CAM modalities that can be used to treat IC that include: 1. biologically-based therapies, including dietary modification, nutraceutical and herbal… Continue Reading...

Government Intervention Essay

Following the onset of the Great depression, America’s leaders tried to find ways to get the country going again, to stimulate the economy, put Americans back to work, and recreate the prosperous good times of the 1920s.  Franklin Roosevelt called for action.1  Hoover before him called for the government to resist intervention.2  Two decades earlier Teddy Roosevelt called for intervention in the regulation of labor.3  Henry Ford called for self-help—not intervention—but independence.4  Based on these four perspectives, this paper argues that government intervention leads to a… Continue Reading...

Depression or Oppression in the Yellow Wallpaper

depression or Oppression: The Yellow Wallpaper \\"The Yellow Wallpaper\\" is an amazing piece about Charlotte’s descent into mental impairment. Presented in diary form, the text recounts the experiences of Charlotte who is diagnosed with a nervous condition (i.e. hysteria) and is advised by her physician husband that she ought to be exposed to minimal mental stimulation in her path to recovery. Towards this end, she is essentially barricaded in her bedroom – a room wrapped in yellow wallpaper. While Charlotte is… Continue Reading...

Deontology Theory's Application to Dnr

imperative might appear illogical, it might be logical for one suffering from chronic depression (Alexander & Moore, 2007). Motivation has more significance than consequences that are not within our control. Unpredictable good outcomes cannot justify an unethical motive, whilst good motives are worthy of being valued. This is a humanitarian norm where everyone is regarded as being equally valuable and worth protecting. Justice is an invariable absolute despite most individuals not benefiting from it. The theory acknowledges the significance of ethical absolutes which remain the same for all cultures and eras; some things are certainly beyond fashion and trend.… Continue Reading...

Veterans with Ptsd

healthcare needs of this population include a need for therapy and pharmacological intervention. They can suffer from depression, isolation, withdrawal, anti-social behavior, substance abuse disorders, and suicide ideation (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015). They also routinely suffer from a lack of access to care as many veterans avoid reporting their symptoms because of the military culture around them: they fear being perceived as weak or lacking the strength to cope with traumatic situations. The military is an environment in which strength is constantly promoted, so to confess to a doctor that one is suffering from a traumatic experience is… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between Europe and China Article Analysis

that contributed towards the said growth, but also the reasons for the depression in sales during the previous year (1930), and the various approaches that merchants adopted in an attempt to remedy the situation. In relation to the factors that contributed towards the growth of the new establishments, the author highlights five key points. These include; the growing demand from the reading public, the opening of outfits keen on spreading propaganda, the profit potential of the sector, the need to offer an alternative to the rigid processes of earlier entities, and the desire by those out of work at… Continue Reading...

Novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Essay

Southern resilience by Margaret Mitchell, which greatly appealed to readers of the depression-era, depicted slavery as a world of faithful slaves and lenient masters. The tale also criticized freed individuals who tried to practice their citizenship rights. Since Gone with the Wind embraced most of the same rhetoric as purportedly non-fiction works that idealized slavery, howled freedom, and depicted black political rights as some type of tyranny over the white South, a few readers viewed the resemblances as a proof of the novel’s historical truth. Gone with the Wind’s influence has been multi-generational, and hardly has its fame been… Continue Reading...

America's Failed Economy Analysis

solve this key issue…wrong! When it came to regulation, Capitalism was regulated after the depression according to Wolff from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. During this period companies, board of directors were all regulated, and it allowed for economic growth in a capitalist society. Wolff stated that some considered that period, ‘the good times’. Then when Reagan came into office and deregulated everything, that was when things became chaotic. However, Wolff points out, the second regulations kicked in, corporations tried to find ways to circumvent them, weaken them, and ultimately, eliminate them. Wolff states the board of directors are the… Continue Reading...

Cardiovascular Disorders Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Processes

reuptake inhibitor, sertraline comes in handy in the treatment of depression. It effectively facilitates and promotes serotoninergic transmission (Burton, Shaw, Schentag, Evans, 2006). As the author further points out, this is one property that clarifies this SSSI’s antidepressant properties. The maximum dosage within a 24 hour period is usually 200mg. This effectively means that the patient is within dosage limits. In essence, “depression, a common disease among the adult population, is also accepted as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases” (Kesim, Tiryaki, Kidioglu, Muci, Kalyoncu, and Yaris, 2011, p. 1525). 5. Simvastatin 80 mg daily. Simvastatin, in the words… Continue Reading...

Parkinson's Disease

issues for this population include falls, pneumonia, obesity and depression (Jaul & Barron, 2017). Some of this health issues can be related to the onset of Parkinson’s—such as falls and depression (Farombi, Owolabi & Ogunniyi, 2016; Frisina, Borod, Foldi & Tenenbaum, 2008). Parkinson’s impacts 1% of the 65+ population, while approximately 10 times as many people suffer from arthritis. Parkinson’s disease impacts a high number of people but it is not as common as some of most prevalent problems that the elderly white male population suffers from. Arthritis, heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease and Alzheimer’s are among the most… Continue Reading...

Why Americans Should Get More Paid Maternity Leave

to preventing infant mortality, to replenishing the bank accounts and mitigating the effects of postpartum depression (Froese 1). Maternity leave programs that benefit the wealthy are anathema to the ethical principles that underlie the American constitution. Furthermore, paid maternity leave programs help to promote gender equity by making it easier for moms to pursue their career goals as well as their goals to be a good parent. Not only should companies offer the same paid leave for new fathers. An interview with Jennifer Graham, director of the county school board, reveals that their new policy provides both new mothers… Continue Reading...

Intensive Care Unit Nursing Staff Job Stress and Burnout

job. Most French nurses working in ICUs have exhibited symptoms of depression and low quality of private life, as measured by the Center for Epidemiologiccal Studies Scale for depression. Shanafelt et al conducted a study on internal medicine residents and discovered how low quality patient care was related to depersonalization. He also noted rising levels of patient dissatisfaction as a result of the burnout syndrome. Personal conflicts among the colleagues were also recorded, with the resultant effect of interrupting job tasks (Maslach, Schaufeli & Leiter, 2001). Annotated Bibliography 1. Andolhe, R., Barbosa, R., Oliveira, E., Costa, A., & Padilha,… Continue Reading...

American Poetry Robert Hayden Those Winter

“Those Winter Sundays” captures the conflict between the American Dream and the Great depression. Hayden’s poem is brief and to the point, its imagery straightforward rather than cloaked in symbolism. As such, the poem reveals itself to the reader and remains dedicated to revealing its main theme related to the generation gap between parents and their children. Deeper analyses and historical context also show that Hayden conveyed the intricacies of intersectionality: particularly between race, class, and gender. Imagery is central to Hayden’s delivery and to the conveyance of the main themes of “Those Winter Sundays.” The title of the… Continue Reading...

Corporate Greed Firms Secretly Collecting and Selling Information About Your Online Behavior

clients keen on getting to know people’s spending habits, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, specific illnesses (like HIV/AIDS, depression, drug abuse, and diabetes), etc. Such data can be directly accessed from data brokers’ records or predicted using other data. Finding out what all personal data is being disseminated and correcting it is virtually impossible. To complicate matters, data brokering is a completely legal industry, with brokers known to be particularly secretive (Boutin, 2016). Data brokerage’s main threat is that though several brokers (perhaps honestly) assert that they merely provide public information for preventing fraud or verifying people’s identity, the market… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

to do so. Most of the poor lack any effective coping mechanisms, instead succumbing to disillusionment, cynicism, fear, and depression. Desmond continually demonstrates the ways structural inequalities and public policy compounds poverty, making it nearly impossible for even the most motivated person to extricate themselves from the situation. Housing instability leads to employment instability, which prevents access to opportunities for professional and personal development. Likewise, housing instability causes problems for children in school, leading to underachievement and poor academic performance, which entrenches poverty throughout multiple generations. Hopelessness and despair also permeate the neighborhoods Desmond visits, with few tangible or… Continue Reading...

Understanding the Christian Faith

of the person. It is meant to give peace and joy and strength to one and free one from depression, from fear, from darkness.[footnoteRef:5] This is also what is meant by the informing of the character by the Christian Faith: the faith must establish the character and shape it so that one begins acting as a living reflection of Christ in the world.[footnoteRef:6] The behavioral aspect of the faith is meant also to help to communicate the Word to others in the world. Faith comes by hearing, it must be remembered. For the faith to grow throughout the world… Continue Reading...

The Controlled Woman Comparing Female Freedom and Male Domination in Two Short Stories

Gillman’s famous story has been diagnosed by her husband, a doctor, as having a “temporary nervous depression – a slight hysterical tendency.” She is given a prescription of fresh air, exercise, rest and is to avoid any and all mental or intellectual endeavors. We are also told her brother is a doctor as well, and this detail serves to give the reader the image that this woman is surrounded by men telling her what’s “wrong” with her and controlling her freedom and how she spends her time. As the character in the story directly asserts, in such as a… Continue Reading...

Vaccines and the Smallpox Epidemic

legal: for example, Mariner et al. note that “the depression had shattered the belief that individuals could always take care of themselves” (584) to such an extent that President Roosevelt felt the government should step to take make sure every citizen was being cared for. It was in a way the beginning of the welfare state in which personal responsibility was subsumed by the federal government. This type of submission to authority was welcomed by those in need: many did in fact require some kind of intervention to help make ends meet. For others, however, it cut against the… Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Reason to Faith

peace and joy and strength to one and free one from depression, from fear, from darkness.[footnoteRef:15] This is also what is meant by the informing of the character by the Christian Faith: the faith must establish the character and shape it so that one begins acting as a living reflection of Christ in the world.[footnoteRef:16]The behavioral aspect of the faith is meant also to help to communicate the Word to others in the world. Faith comes by hearing, it must be remembered. For the faith to grow throughout the world it has to be communicated—and those who have the… Continue Reading...

Heart Disease and Stress

between cardiovascular health and specific mental health states linked to stress including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The authors summarize the findings from epidemiological and clinical studies detailing the specific physiological factors and biological mechanisms underlying the stress responses, detailing them for each of the relevant mental health conditions. The authors also provide details related to study methodology and research design to offer suggestions for future research on the relationship between stress and heart disease. Generally, issues like blood pressure and inflammatory responses are particularly indicated as stress-related causal factors in heart disease. In fact, research shows that… Continue Reading...

Community Psychology Diversity and Social Action Research

pride. Of course, community psychologists also address mental health issues like depression or substance abuse as they are manifestations of community-level problems. Helping individuals and communities simultaneously, a community psychologist can have a profound and meaningful effect on transforming social norms, values, and behavioral outcomes. References Dalton, J.H., Elias, M.J., Wandersman, A. (2012). Community psychology: linking individuals and communities. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage. Scileppi, J.A., Teed, E.L. & Torres, R.D. (1999). Community psychology: a common sense approach to mental health. Pearson. Society for Community Research and Action (2018). What is community psychology? http://www.scra27.org/what-we-do/what-community-psychology/ Continue Reading...

Racism and Discrimination Impact on Civil Rights and Student Rights

creative extremists.” Discrimination has been highly linked to problems such as substance abuse, anxiety, high blood pressure, obesity and depression. Even if you have never been the target of overt acts of bias, it is important to note that discrimination can be damaging to one’s health. Being a member of groups being discriminated such as transgender, lesbians, bisexual and gay can be stressful. Chronic stress is created by the anticipation of discrimination. Most people usually avoid certain places if they know they could experience poor treatment, missing out opportunities on jobs and education (Mavis 83-93). How Racism and Discrimination… Continue Reading...

U.s. Health Care System Research Questions and Design

community care interventions among the elderly population in an attempt to eliminate feelings of depression and isolation. The research question would be: What is the effect of community care interventions on elderly populations suffering from depression and isolation? Some considerations I would make in designing the research would be whether to make it a qualitative or quantitative study. Qualitative would allow me to ask open-ended questions and engage more in exploratory research while quantitative design would allow me to use a Likert scale type of measure for the questionnaire and simply make statements to which the participant could respond… Continue Reading...

Positive and Negative Stress in the Workplace

due to staring at a computer screen for a long period, depression, physical and emotional stress, reduced concentration, cognitive problems such as memory losses etc. All these responses could cause poor work performance, cardiovascular disease, higher employee turnover, injury, higher absenteeism and even mortality (Patterson et al., 2005). From this one can aptly conclude that occupational stress has an impact on employee engagement and enthusiasm. Occupational stress can equally be defined as an occupational safety and health recognized hazard, which could have an adverse effect on employee health and which employers have to identify, evaluate and manage in every… Continue Reading...